Lessons

Cathie offers both in-person lessons in Thame and online ‘Mindful Movement’ lessons to anywhere in the world. She has worked with people in Europe, the United States, the Far East and Africa.

In-Person Lessons

Pupils are asked to wear loose, comfortable clothing and to remove their shoes. Cathie uses her hands, alongside verbal directions, to work with pupils in everyday movements (such as sitting, standing, walking, bending), uncovering unhelpful physical and mental habits and exploring a new, improved way of co-ordinating themselves.

As a dancer and yoga practitioner I was looking to improve posture, coordination and balance, as well as use my body more efficiently within my dancing life and daily life. After seven months of studying the Technique through Cathie’s teaching, I have developed a better understanding of my body’s habits and how I can inhibit these habits to get out of my own way. I have noticed an improvement in my balance and coordination, as well as a freedom within my movement not only in dance and yoga, but in daily life as well. When I finish a lesson with Cathie, I feel taller, regain my peripheral vision and become grounded, which is often completely opposite from how I feel when entering the lesson.

Samantha, Professional Dancer & Yoga Teacher

The gentle hands-on contact allows pupils to experience a greater depth of freedom and ease within their musculature and nervous system as they learn how to break free from those automatic and repetitive patterns and consciously choose how to respond in a calmer and more appropriate manner to a situation. Once a foundation has been laid, more specific skills and activities can be explored.

Cathie teaching

Cathie also works with pupils on the teaching table (like a massage table) to encourage them to release unnecessary tension that they may be holding in their body and to find space in their joints and improve postural tone. Cathie has all the safety precautions in place for COVID-19 and adheres to strict safety measures to ensure the safety of her pupils.

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Online ‘Mindful Movement’ Lessons

Cathie has taught online individual and group sessions to a wide variety of people including office workers, musicians and singers. As there is no hands-on contact with online lessons, pupils are encouraged even more to develop their self-awareness and observation skills to discover how their mind affects their body and how they can bring about changes through Alexander thinking.

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