PAAT Alexander Technique
Teacher Profiles

Here are some of our teachers.

colin alexander PAAT member and Alexander Technique teacher

Colin Alexander

Colin Alexander (no relation) has been a member of PAAT for over 30 years. He has taught the Alexander Technique in a variety of settings, including private lessons and evening classes. He has also given presentations, demonstrations and talks to a variety of different audiences and is part of PAAT’s teacher training team.

Colin worked in IT for many years and subsequently took a degree in philosophy at the University of Warwick. In addition to his work in the Alexander Technique, he continues to pursue an interest in philosophy and the history of ideas.

​He is registered with CNHC and was part of PAAT’s team in the group which developed voluntary self-regulation for the Alexander Technique.

To contact Colin, go here.

victoria door Alexander Technique teacher and PAAT member

Victoria Door

Victoria Door PhD is a founder member of PAAT, and director of PAAT’s Continuous Professional Development. She is part of PAAT’s teacher training team.

Victoria worked in private practice in the Alexander Technique for 10 years before taking the skills she had learnt in the Technique into secondary school education. She lectured at Keele University, having got a PhD in ‘Attention in Foreign Language Learning’ at the University of Bath.

Victoria came across mindfulness when it was introduced to trainee teachers at Keele in 2014. She has now completed the Masters in Mindfulness-Based Approaches at the University of Bangor. She is currently researching the Alexander Technique for teachers and other performers with Dr Rose Whyman (PAAT) as well as the relationship of Alexander Technique with mindfulness.

Victoria teaches Alexander Technique to individuals and groups on line. For more information, please contact the PAAT Secretary.

Victoria has published two books on education, and has co-written a chapter on John Dewey and the Alexander Technique with Dr Clare Wilkinson (PAAT).

Victoria is registered with CNHC.

To contact Victoria, go here.

michele pipe Alexander Technique teacher and PAAT member

Michele Pipe

I’ve been involved with PAAT as a pupil, student and teacher for over 30 years. I am part of PAAT’s teacher training team. I’m registered with CNHC. As a teacher in schools, I worked with children and students of all ages and abilities. I’ve also worked with adults from the UK and abroad in a variety settings and leadership roles such as Headteacher, Educational Advisor and University Lecturer. Alongside my work with PAAT, I work with a charity for adults with learning disabilities.

I am currently completing a Master’s degree in Mindfulness at Bangor University. My thesis explores deepening our experience of stillness, from the perspective of a practising Alexander teacher.

I live in North Wales and teach the Alexander Technique individually or in groups, online and in person.

To contact Michele, go here.

liz tunnicliffe Alexander Technique teacher and PAAT member

Liz Tunnicliffe

Liz has been a member of PAAT for over 20 years, qualifying on the PAAT training course in 1998. She has taught the Alexander Technique to individuals and groups in a variety of settings and is committed to exploring ways of making the Alexander Technique more widely available. Alongside her Alexander teaching Liz has worked as a social worker with older adults in the community. She is particularly interested in exploring how older adults can apply Alexander Technique to maintain and improve balance and movement. Liz has recently completed her doctorate on research into application of Alexander Technique to overcoming fear of falling. Liz is registered with CNHC and is currently a member of the CNHC Profession Specific Board (PSB) for Alexander Technique Teaching.

To contact Liz, go here.

rose whyman Alexander Technique teacher and PAAT member

Dr Rose Whyman

Rose Whyman trained with the Professional Association of Alexander Teachers and is qualified to train teachers of the Alexander Technique. She teaches courses in the Alexander Technique and Performance at the University of Birmingham to drama students, student teachers and lecturers. She teaches  courses in the Alexander Technique to other students and staff at the University and in a variety of other settings including health professionals.  Her research is in study and practice of performer training, specifically the application of the Alexander Technique to performer training methods such as the Stanislavsky system. She has recently published a translation of Biomechanics for Instructors, By N.A. Bernstein, Springer (2020).

To contact Rose, go here.

PAAT Alexander Technique Teacher Profiles