About Anna Cooper

MSTAT (1982), CNHC, PGDip

Anna qualified in l982 from the Carrington school of traditional Alexander Technique, Walter Carrington having trained with FM Alexander himself. She participated in the back pain trial reported in the British Medical Journal, and works with the Research Group of the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique (STAT).

In addition to practices in Dorking and Guildford she gives corporate workshops, retreats (in the French Alps), on-site workstation guidance, and presentations across London and Surrey. She attends and conducts Continuing Professional Development workshops. 

Clients have included surgeons, doctors, physiotherapists, IT consultants, gardeners, office workers, judges, teachers, career advisors, shop assistants, children and teenagers, and people in their 80s and 90s. A former EU interpreter, Anna speaks fluent French and German. When talking about the Alexander Technique, however, she likes to use plain English.

She is a member of the STAT, the oldest and largest professional body of Alexander Technique teachers and umbrella organisation for Alexander Technique Teachers worldwide, and also of the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).

Members of both organisations must adhere to a Code of Conduct, hold professional indemnity insurance and be DBS-certificated. Doctors can now refer patients to members of CNHC.