The Alexander Technique

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My timeline:

Apr 2017
Since I last posted here I have taught in Tel Aviv, Provence and Philadelphia; co-lead a week-long Alexander teacher training week in Bordeaux; delivered the Keynote Speech at the Annual Conference of Alexander Technique International.
Copies of my speech, entitled “The Alexander Technique. Posture training? Or mankind’s next evolutionary step?” can be downloaded here.
Oct 2014
Started training Alexander Technique teachers.
Oct 2014
Lead a Professional Development workshop for Alexander teachers at the Alexander Technique International AGM in Bordeaux
Feb 2014
Quoted in the Guardian
Oct 2013
Lead a Professional Development workshop for Alexander teachers at the Alexander Technique International AGM in Orillia, Ontario, and at Kensington Alexander, Washington DC
Apr 2013
Taught at “Stepping Outside the Studio”; an Alexander Technique retreat in Boulder, Colorado
Oct 2012
Lead a Professional Development workshop for Alexander teachers at the Alexander Technique International AGM in Papenburg, Germany
Apr 2012
Taught at the Susan Sinclair Alexander Technique and Pilates School in Toronto
Nov 2011
Interviewed for, and quoted in, Women’s Fitness magazine
Oct 2011
Lead a Professional Development workshop for Alexander teachers at the Alexander Technique International AGM in Boulder, Colorado
April 2011
Taught at the Susan Sinclair Alexander Technique and Pilates School in Toronto, and at Kensington Alexander, Washington DC
February 2011
Planning classes and workshops in Toronto and Washington DC for April
Jan 2011
Taught at the London School of Musical Theatre
Oct 2010
Lead a Professional Development workshop on Ethics to Alexander teachers at the Alexander Technique International AGM in Madrid
June 2010
“Alexander teacher in residence” at the RSA
May 2010
Taught Alexander “on-stage” to the Nitro Theatre cast of “Desert Boy” at the Albany Theatre
Apr 2009
Taught classes for Alexander teachers at Kensington Alexander, Washington DC, USA
2009
Interviewed for Balance magazine
August2008
Lead a Professional Development workshop for Alexander teachers at the International Alexander Congress, Lugano, Switzerland
Sept 2007
Lead a Professional Development workshop for Alexander teachers at the Alexander Technique International AGM, Spanish Point, Ireland
2007
Interviewed for Zest magazine
Sept 2006
Lead a Professional Development workshop on performance for Alexander teachers and trainees at the Alexander Technique International AGM, Phoenix, USA
Oct 2005
Lead a Professional Development workshop for Alexander teachers at the Alexander Technique International AGM, Budapest, Hungary
Spring and autumn 2010
Taught classes for Alexander teachers at Kensington Alexander, Washington DC and in Charlottesville VA, USA
January and Febuary 2003
Visiting teacher at the Alexander Technique Studio, London
May 2003
Visiting teacher at Alexander Technique Ireland
September 2003
Lead a Professional Development workshop for Alexander teachers and trainees at the Alexander Technique International AGM, Spanish Point, Ireland
2003 to 2006
Sat on the governing Council of the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique
September 2002
Taught classes for Music Theatre students at the University of the Arts, Philadelphia, USA
2001
Interviewed and photographed for Daily Telegraph
2001
Founded the South Bank Alexander Centre
2000
Interviewed by Runner’s World magazine
1999
Featured in Top Sante magazine

I started learning the Alexander Technique to improve my co-ordination – my friends used to laugh at the way I walked. As my coordination improved I found that other activities were becoming easier – cycling and dancing for example, and even simple things involving manual dexterity.

Like many other Alexander pupils I was surprised to find that the benefits were as much mental as physical. I felt good about myself and I started to look people in the eye for the first time. I found that I had more choices, that I was able to respond to life rather than react to it.

I decided to train to become a teacher of the Technique, and undertook a 3 year full time course. I have been teaching the Alexander Technique since I qualified in 1993.

In 2001 I founded the South Bank Alexander Centre in Blackfriars Rd, London SE1.

Since 2002 I have taught a series of professional development classes for Alexander Technique teachers at Kensington Alexander in Washington DC. I have also taught professional development classes for Alexander Technique teachers at international conferences in Europe and the USA.

I am a sponsoring member of Alexander Technique International, and for three years sat on the Council of STAT, the recognised UK professional body.

When I’m not teaching Alexander I play blues harmonica, build wooden boats and have a love/hate relationship with Argentine Tango.

Peter Nobes
Alexander Technique teacher
London SE1
020 7928 6378