BE Hons (Mechanical Engineering) – Auckland
Feldenkrais Training – Melbourne 2001
Feldenkrais Assistant Trainer since 2016
I have worked full time as a Feldenkrais practitioner since returning to New Zealand in 2001. My practice involves one-on-one lessons as well as one group lesson a week.
My clients range from professional musicians and sportspeople to stroke and cerebral palsy sufferers. Generally though, people come to me to alleviate some sort of pain. Having lived with chronic back pain for around 10 years, I am a testament to the fact that when we learn an alternative to our habitual pattern, the pain cycle can be broken.
Born and raised in Auckland, I developed chronic lower back pain at 17 – the reason for which was later found to be scoliosis. I tried many methods, conventional and unconventional, to alleviate this problem with no success.
I was introduced to the Feldenkrais Method in the form of rehabilitation after a chest injury through a skiing accident in Switzerland in 1994. The method not only helped mobility, but also eventually fully alleviated my lower back, and even knee pain. I trained in Germany and Australia and worked as a Feldenkrais¨ Practitioner in Munich before returning to Auckland in 2001.