Alexander Technique for Parkinson’s – Sponsored lessons 2019
This spring, the Walter Carrington Educational Trust is offering up to six individuals who have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease the opportunity of having ten free one-to-one lessons in the Alexander Technique.
Applications are invited from any individual who has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease who has not previously had experience of private, one-to-one, Alexander Technique lessons. The application process will be open until the 15th of April 2019, and the lessons will be given between April and July 2019. Applications should be made online (see link below).
Please read the guidance notes carefully before making your application.
Guidance Notes: All ten lessons offered need to be taken by the end of July 2019. Please only apply if you feel able to commit the complete series of ten lessons. We understand that it can sometimes be difficult to keep appointments, and where it is necessary to cancel a lesson, the session may be rebooked within the period specified, or in exceptional circumstances, the period may be extended. Unfortunately, we are not able to make this particular offer available to wheelchair users. If you are a wheelchair user and interested in the Alexander Technique, please do contact us as we might be able to refer you to a teacher or contact you at a later point with an offer suitable for you. Please pay close attention to the access arrangements for each teaching location indicated in the questionnaire.
Please click on this link for the application questionnaire. The application process is open until 15th of April 2019. A representative for the Walter Carrington Educational Trust will contact you in the latter part of April.
The teachers involved in this phase of the project:
All teachers involved are members of the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique and have undertaken special training in working with people living with Parkinson’s.
In this section you can see which teaching locations are available and which would suit you best.
Please read the location descriptions carefully and consider whether they are accessible to you. Click on the location from this list to go straight to the venue and teacher information.
- Cumbria and Lancashire
- London: Central
- London: North
- London: North
- London: South East
- West Dorset
Location in or near BRISTOL
|Alexander Studio||Jane Morris||25 Richmond Road, Montpelier, Bristol, BS6 5EN|
|Accessibility||Generally, on street parking is available close by / outside the property. I can provide a parking permit to enable this. Also, it’s a 5 minute walk from Montpelier train station and access from Stokes Croft bus stops is a 5 – 10 minute walk. Access to property via single step to reach front door, then 2 further single steps to access hallway into the property from front door. The teaching room is reached via a single but split flight of stairs that requires turning back on yourself for the second smaller set (four steps). There is a handrail / bannister on one side of whole flight. There is a toilet on same level as teaching room but you have to go down 4 steps and up 3 steps (split staircase) mostly with a handrail / bannister. Drinks available at any time.|
|Availability||Monday, Tuesday and Friday 10am – 7pm (subject to availability)|
Location in or near CUMBRIA
|Kendal Physiotherapy and Sports Injuries Centre||Erica Donnison||Yard 96, Stricklandgate, Kendal, LA9 4PU|
|Accessibility||The location is accessed through an archway which is cobbled. There is free disabled parking on the street outside, and paid parking in a car park round the corner about 100m away. There is a small lip to step over to get into the building from there the teaching room is on the first floor, up one flight of steps with a handrail. There are toilets are on the ground floor and there are chairs on the ground floor as well as in the reception waiting area.|
|Availability||Wednesdays from 1.15pm til 8.30pm, weekends from 9.30am to 6pm|
Location in or near CUMBRIA and LANCASHIRE
|At Your Home||Erica Donnison||I am very happy to teach in people’s homes. I will travel anywhere within South Lakeland District, Eden District and Barrow Borough (all in Cumbria), and within 20 miles to the north, east and west of Mawdesley, Lancs, and anywhere north of the M58 (which is south of Mawdesley)|
Location in or near LANCASHIRE
|Mawdesley Equine and People’s Trust||Erica Donnison||Backhouse Stables, Off Hall Lane, Mawdesley, Lancashire, L40 2QY|
|Accessibility||The venue is reached by car up a rough track – There is a gate to open to get into the parking area which I can open for you. The parking area is slightly rough ground but fairly flat. From the parking area there is a flat walk of 10 metres to reach the teaching room which is at ground level. There is a toilet, which is about 20metres from the teaching room .|
|Availability||As required, 10am – 4pm on any day except Wednesdays.|
Location in or near LONDON – CENTRAL
|Bloomsbury Alexander Centre||Joe Detnon||Bristol House, 80a Southampton Row, London WC1B 4BB|
|Accessibility||The Centre is few minutes’ walk from Holborn train station. Limited metered parking is available in neighbouring streets and nearby Queen Square. Paid parking available in Bloomsbury Square car park – a short walk away. Within the centre itself, there is a tiled hallway to negotiate with three steps in the middle.|
|Availability||Monday 8am to 9pm, Tuesday 8am to 3pm, Thursday 10am till 3pm, Friday 10am till 5pm. Sat and Sun also available please enquire.|
Location in or near LONDON – NORTH
|Hornsey Vale Community Centre||Deborah Levy||60 Mayfield Road, N8 9LP|
|Accessibility||Street parking or short walk from bus-stops W3 or W5 – Level/ramped access – Ground floor, level. Toilets and waiting area on ground floor .|
|Availability||Alternate Wednesdays 12:30-14:30|
Location in or near LONDON – NORTH
|Alexander Studio||Deborah Levy||72 Inderwick Road, N8 9JY|
|Accessibility||Street parking or short walk from bus-stops W3 or W5. – 4 steps to front door. Ground floor/level access – Toilet up 8 stairs .|
|Availability||Monday 9-5pm, Thursday 2:30-6pm, Friday 9-5pm|
Location in or near LONDON – SOUTH EAST
|Alexander Studio||Joe Detnon||7 Aspinal Road, Brockley, SE4 2EH|
|Accessibility||10 minutes walk from Brockley/Nunhead stations. Lots of parking which is free. The venue is on the ground floor, no stairs but a small step at venue entrance.|
|Availability||Monday 8am to 9pm, Tuesday 8am to 2pm, Thursday 10am till 2pm, Friday 10am till 5pm. Sat and Sun also available please enquire.|
Location in or near OXFORDSHIRE
|Studio at the Garden House||Simon Fenn||The Garden House, Market Street, Charlbury, OX7 3PJ|
|Accessibility||Charlbury is a dozen miles north west of Oxford and is easily reached by car, train or bus: 1. by car: the Garden House is in the centre of the town and has private parking a few feet from the studio. 2. by direct train from Paddington (75 mins), Reading, Oxford (20 mins), Worcester etc. If walking presents no problems, the Garden House is a few minutes’ uphill walk from Charlbury station. 3. by direct bus from Oxford, Woodstock, Witney and Chipping Norton, stopping a few minutes ' flat walk from the Garden House. – Streets are narrow but access by private car is easy. The studio is on the ground floor and access is easy across a few feet of gravel and a low threshold. Toilet facilities are in the main house across a few feet of gravel and down four steps.|
|Availability||Between 09:00 and 19:00 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Other times by arrangement.|
Location in or near WEST DORSET
|Bramdon Lodge||Chrissy Fraser||3a Bramdon Lane, Portesham, West Dorset, DT3 4HG|
|Accessibility||There is plenty of parking space in the driveway and there is a bus stop outside the venue. By train the main the main line stations at Dorchester and Weymouth are each about 7 miles away. Once I know where you are travelling from I can supply more detailed information. The teaching room is up one flight of stairs with a banister rail on the left hand side going up. There is a downstairs toilet .|
|Availability||10am to 5pm Monday to Saturday|