Fumiaki Tanaka MSTAT
The Natural Health Practice
2A Spicer Road
The Alexander Technique is a subtle yet powerful way to restore the natural poise we have within.
Through guidance from my hands and vocal instruction, I help my students become aware of their lifelong habits and re-establish proper alignment of the body. This process facilitates better coordination and enables the whole body to function more naturally.
This simple and subtle change in the way you use yourself can bring about profound benefits to both your mind and body.
People have Alexander Technique lessons for many reasons: back pain, neck and shoulder pain, tension head ache, RSI, or improving posture, music playing skills, horse riding, playing golf and the list goes on.
I am patient and work very gently with my students. I also incorporate mindfulness, Buddhism and the Three Principles into my Alexander Technique teaching.
Hello, my name is Fumiaki. I am a native Japanese.
I first came across the Alexander Technique over 25 years ago while studying acting in the US. I was fascinated by its holistic approach and its potential for performer training.
I came to the UK to complete an MA in Physical Theatre. My research in performer training naturally led me to study the Alexander Technique in London.
I started the Alexander Technique teacher training in 2000 and have been teaching the technique since 2003, both in private practice and in drama schools and universities in the UK, Japan and US. I am also an associate lecture at University of Plymouth, where I teach movement and physical theatre.
I have a diverse training background in mind-body work, including meditation, yoga, qi-gong, Tai-Chi, Feldenkrais, Contact Improvisation, Laban and more.
Recently, while living in Japan I trained in Aikido in Ayabe Kyoto, the birthplace of Aikido. I was fascinated by the similarity between the principles of Aikido and the Alexander technique.
I am passionate about mind-body work and am continuously exploring Ki (Chi) as well as spiritual practices to develop my Alexander Technique teaching skill.
Training, qualifications & experience
I completed a three year full time teacher training course.
I am a member of STAT (the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique.) and am fully insured.
MA in Physical Theatre and BFA in acting (US)
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