Azize Stirling – Alexander Teacher – MSTAT
Azize has been teaching the Alexander Technique since 1993 both as a teacher, and as a teacher trainer. As a teacher trainer she has been teaching on training courses since she graduated, and was the ‘named assistant’ on the Oxford Alexander Training School from 2004 until it closed in 2014. She has been a guest teacher internationally, including training schools in London, Galway, and Tel Aviv.
In her private practice she has worked with a range of people suffering from musculoskeletal related problems, many exacerbated, if not caused, by sitting in front of computer screens all day. She has also worked a lot with musicians, which has included teaching AT in the music department at Abingdon School. She has a special interest in working with people with Parkinson’s Disease, both as an Alexander Teacher and as a Mindfulness Teacher. She is currently on a Master’s program at the Centre of Mindfulness at Bangor University, and teaches the Mindfulness ‘8 week course’. Her thesis explores the efficacy of Mindfulness and Alexander Technique for people with Parkinson’s disease.
“Since I have come to work at the Summertown Clinic I have had the good fortune to work with a number people that have had problems with discomfort and balance while walking. I have been heartened to see their confidence grow and their pleasure increase as they change the way they walk. This brings home that how we use ourselves as we walk can affect how we age – the quality of our mobility and balance as we grow older. Hip replacements, knee replacements, bunions are only a few of the things that can result from bad use as we walk. Alexander Technique serves as a preventative as well as a restorative measure.” – Azize Stirling
This link will take you a page that can show you the results of four studies on balance and the elderly.
Azize works on Thursdays at Summertown Clinic. To book an appointment with Azize, please call our receptionist on 01865 558561, or email her at: azizestirling @summertownclinic.co.uk