Research Testimonials

I was introduced to the Alexander Technique by way of the ATLAS trial which was organised by the Department of Health Sciences at the University of York. This in turn introduced me to Annie my teacher. Having never heard of this technique before, I was unsure of what to expect. Meeting Annie though quickly put me at ease. It very quickly became apparent that the Alexander Technique was different to anything I had previously experienced in over 30 years of back and neck pain treatments. What a revelation! As the lessons progressed, the tension levels in my neck reduced and so the pain. I have carried on putting into practice what I have learnt with Annie since the trial finished. I remain virtually pain free and am also able to deal with the cause quickly. I am now a firm believer in the Alexander Technique and would recommend Annie in particular.


I was introduced to Annie, my Alexander Technique Teacher, through the ATLAS trial which was run by the Department of Health Sciences at the University of York. The ATLAS trial evaluated various therapies for the relief of chronic neck pain. Annie explained the development and application of Alexander Technique and its practical use in everyday life. I now think about my skeleton and muscles to support and relax my body which in turn prevents some of the strains I used to put on it. Having had neck and arm pain and a poor sleeping pattern for many years, I have found that the Alexander Technique has relieved much of my pain and improved my sleep greatly.  


I met Annie through the ATLAS research trial, which was run by the Department of Health Sciences at the University of York.  I hadn’t come across the Alexander Technique before I joined the trial.  I had twenty lessons with Annie and really enjoyed them. I was referred onto the research project due to a chronic neck condition. I found the lessons generally helpful, but I was surprised to find that the Alexander Technique greatly helped my breathing. The ‘whispered ahs’, a special way of breathing has made a huge difference.  Six months since my last lesson I am still feeling the benefits of my lessons.  I would not hesitate to recommend Annie.