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ABOUT ME

ABOUT ME

In the 70’s I was introduced to the Alexander Technique during my Physiotherapy training.


My wish to train as an Alexander teacher strengthened while working as a Physiotherapist. I wanted to find a more empowering and long-lasting method of working with illness, and because like so many of my patients I too suffered from chronic back problems.


In 1983 I completed my training with Misha Magidov at the North London School of the Alexander Technique. Since then I have worked in private practice with people of all ages - young children from the age of 6 to senior citizens aged 90 - and from all walks of life, everyone coming for very different reasons and needs to have Alexander lessons.


Since 1984 I have been teaching music students of all instruments and singers at the Royal Academy of Music, London. I have organised three international conferences for Alexander Teaching in Music Colleges and run regular workshops for musicians in Europe and Japan. I am a tutor on “The Performing Self”, a project, in collaboration with Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance, aimed at developing skills in teaching performing artists to apply the Alexander Technique to their craft.


Other teaching has included working with Steven Shaw of The Art of Swimming on his holiday swimming courses and swimming teacher training courses; teaching nursery teachers of Ready Steady Go individually and in groups; exploring the Technique with dancers during movement and dance projects.


I am the (STAT) Training Course Moderator for the Cumbria Alexander Training, and the Assistant Teacher trainer at the Westminster Alexander Training Course, London. I teach regularly as a visiting teacher on training courses in across the UK and Europe and in Japan.


From 1995 until 2004 I served on the Council of the Society for Teachers of the Alexander Technique (STAT), Great Britain, including as Honorary Secretary and Chair of the Society.


I also served as Chair of the Training Course Committee and was involved in the process of Voluntary Self-regulation of the Alexander Technique profession.


I am a member and Director of Friends of the Alexander Technique.


I teach in London at the Westminster Alexander Centre off St Martin’s Lane and in West Hampstead NW3


Side by side with Alexander teaching, I have also developed my studio practice in Fine Art. See examples of my Fine Art work here.


Dorothea Magonet MSTAT Hon ARAM


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Dorothea Magonet

Alexander Technique

07801 924 659

doromagonet@gmail.com