About Me

Why I became an Alexander Teacher

I first became interested in the Alexander Technique in 1994 while pursuing a career as a casting director and photographic stylist in advertising and television. At the time I was suffering from back, neck and shoulder tension, which had developed over a long period of time. Alexander lessons not only helped relieve the pain, they made me more aware of my habitual responses to the stresses and challenges of everyday life. I felt calmer, my work became less tiring, and other activities, such as playing the guitar, swimming and cycling, became easier and more pleasurable.

I decided to train as an Alexander teacher with Dilys and Walter Carrington at the Constructive Teaching Centre in London, qualifying in 1998.

In the same year, I set up my Alexander practice in Fulham, where I have been teaching for more than 16 years. In addition, since 2004 I have been a member of the team training new Alexander teachers at the Constructive Teaching Centre. I have also run introductory group classes at Kensington and Chelsea College.

Alexander Teacher Jackie Coote

Jackie Coote MSTAT