Originally from Prague, Czech Republic, I moved to Melbourne in 2013 to train to become an Alexander Technique teacher. I graduated from the Melbourne School for F. M. Alexander Studies in December 2015. I was fascinated to discover how the Technique changed my approach to skiing, yoga, swimming and cycling, to name a few of my favourite activities.
It is not only physical activities in my life that have been enriched by the Alexander Technique. It stimulates my curiosity and makes me want to learn new things. It encourages me to explore that which I would never have even dreamed about. It gives me tools to deal with all that the life throws at me. Thanks to the Technique I have found a new direction in my life.
For the past four years I have been part of the Ease on Skis project, working together with Alexander Technique teachers Erik Bendix & Christoph Bacher. We are organising Ease on Skis workshop in Schladming, Austria in January 2020. I am also hoping to develop and adjust the Ease on Skis approach to learning and improving snowboarding.
I am currently finishing my certification in the Shaw Method which applies principles of Alexander Technique to swimming - yet another area I am very passionate about.
In 2017 I took a course in Movement Based Somatic Therapy which further deepened my understanding of and introduced me to new somatic practices.
During my Alexander technique training, I was looking after and working with elderly and people with disabilities, an area where I see the Technique being an invaluable and effective aid. Please see this link to find out more about the Technique and Ageing.