About Anna Cooper


I qualified in l982 from the Carrington school of traditional Alexander Technique, Walter Carrington having trained with FM Alexander the founder. I participated in the back pain trial reported in the British Medical Journal, and have worked with the Research Group of the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique (STAT) of which I was a member for over 35 years, serving on its governing body. STAT is the oldest and largest AT professionals’ organisation and the umbrella organisation for Alexander Technique teachers worldwide.

In addition to the practice at my home in Dorking I give group workshops, retreats in the French Alps, on-site workstation guidance, and presentations across London and Surrey. I attend and conduct international Continuing Professional Development workshops.

Clients have included surgeons, doctors, physiotherapists, IT consultants, gardeners, office workers, judges, teachers, shop assistants, children and teenagers, and people in their 80s and 90s. I have received referrals from rheumatologists and neurologists.

I am now a member of APTA, the French association for Alexander Technique professionals.

A former EU interpreter, I speak fluent French and German. When talking about the Alexander Technique, however, I like to use plain English (and not say “I” too often!).