Hello, I'm Rachel Kevern and I teach the Alexander Technique in Worcester and Malvern, UK. I am a fully qualified teaching member of ATI (Alexander Technique International).
I first came into contact with the Alexander Technique in 1985, following a road traffic accident in which I severely injured my right foot. As a result of the injury I was told that I would always walk with a limp and that I would need to wear orthopedic shoes. I had weekly lessons in the Technique for about a year and I lost the limp I had developed. I never needed to wear orthopedic shoes.
I was only about 20 years old at the time; time passed and the memory of my Alexander lessons faded. Fifteen years later I had reason to remember them. I was a busy mother of two and a PhD student, working long hours at the computer. I had developed RSI in my right arm and shoulder, couldn't turn my head from side to side and had constant pain in my lower back. My neck occasionally went into severe spasm which left me literally unable to lift my head (I have developed a great appreciation of just how heavy the head is as a result!). I thought I was going to have to quit my PhD research and I feared for my future.
I started having Alexander Technique lessons again in 2002 in the hope that they might help. Over time I experienced gradual but profound improvements in what, in Alexander terms, we call 'Use'. The list of improvements is very long and highlights include: much improved RSI (enabling me to continue my studies; I completed my PhD in 2006), easier and deeper breathing, increased self-confidence, better quality of sleep, better stress management. Debilitating back pain simply faded away, as did the severe spasming of my neck musculature. I grew so interested in the Technique and what it could offer that I trained to be an Alexander Technique teacher.
I have been teaching the Technique since 2014 and find great joy in helping people learn how to become more comfortable and at ease in their own skin. I never cease to be amazed by how powerful, yet gentle, this work is.
I live with my lovely husband Peter, three cats and a small flock of rescued chickens.
"The Alexander Technique will benefit anyone whether they are an elite athlete or whether they just wish to live life without the aches and pains that many people suffer and accept as part of life. It is a pity that these techniques are not shown to us all at an early age for I have no doubt that this would alleviate many of the causes of ill health in our communities."
Greg Chappell, Australian test cricketer (1970 - 1984)
If you would like more information or would like to book a lesson, call me on 01905 864354 or send me a message.
I am currently teaching on Monday (afternoons),
Tuesday (all day) and
Wednesday (afternoons) at 3 Seymour Avenue in Worcester and on
Thursday (mornings) at The Centre for Wellbeing in Malvern.
Please see this page for more details.
I am a fully qualified teaching member of ATI (Alexander Technique International).
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