About Annie Whitehead
Annie Whitehead is an Alexander Technique teacher who lives and works in north Leeds, West Yorkshire. Her private practice is only 2 miles from Leeds city centre and a twenty minute drive from the edge of Harrogate. She provides individual Alexander Technique sessions and group workshops at her practice and in the neighbouring area.
She trained at the North of England Teaching Centre for the Alexander Technique (NETCAT) and qualified in 2007. The Director was Maggie Rakusen who trained under Walter and Dilys Carrington. Walter Carrington was taught by the man who invented the Technique, F M Alexander.
Annie is a member of the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique (STAT). She was one of the Alexander Technique Teachers providing lessons on the ATLAS project, a research trial that was run by the Department of Health Sciences at the University of York.
Annie does extensive Continuous Professional Development (CPD). She regularly has individual lessons with Lena Schibel-Mason who is the Director of the York Alexander Technique Training school (YATS), and has monthly shared work sessions with Alexander Technique colleagues. She attended the 11th International Alexander Technique Congress in Chicago in July 2018 where she spent a week immersed in Alexander Technique workshops, seminars and lectures with colleagues from around the world.
Annie attended a two day STAT conference in Leeds in July 2017 and a four hour workshop with Val Taylor on ‘working around the pelvis’ last November. She also keeps up to date on other developmental training. She completed the ITC Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work in July 2017. In February 2018 she completed training on the screening of people with red flag problems.
Current clients include professionals coming for personal development such as teachers and managers and people seeking to find a remedy for a specific injury or problem (such as chronic neck pain, a bad back, regular headaches and repetitive strain injury). Previous clients have included musicians, individuals with long term health conditions such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Chrohn’s Disease and terminal illness. Pregnant women find Alexander Technique very helpful to maintain good use and balance as their body changes.