Jennifer Mackerras

Alexander Technique teacher

Based in
Bristol, City of Bristol, United Kingdom
Also teaches in Bristol, Cardiff
Jennifer Mackerras | Alexander Technique teacher

Make an enquiry Phone: 01179663394

I’m a performance coach, musician and fully qualified and registered Alexander Technique teacher. I help clients improve their performance and general well-being through a comprehensive approach to the mental and physical issues that are causing them to suffer and not perform to their full potential. With nearly 10 years’ experience in Alexander Technique, and another ten working in music and professional theatre, there is much I can do to help you.

I have a particular interest in working with stage fright issues, and have written a short eBook called Four Words to Conquer Stage Fright. As a performance coach, I regularly teach acting and music students at Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. This means that I know just what sorts of concerns and issues are foremost for creative performing artists.

As someone whose career was threatened by an apparent physical condition, I know what it is like to experience pain and discomfort. I work a lot with people who have physical or medical conditions, and want to learn how to move well within the limits of the physical symptoms, and prevent any further damage.

I'm also a recorder teacher and working musician, playing with Pink Noise Recorder Quartet, Rosafresca, and Biber Recorder Duo.

You can find me on Twitter as @jenactiv8u, and on Instagram as @recorderjen.

Group Classes

Activate You Alexander Technique drop in class

If you want to make improvements to the way you move but your schedule is such that you need flexibility, my regular Thursday evening drop-in classes may be the solution you need.

I hold a drop-in class at my teaching room in Windmill Hill every Thursday evening at 7.15pm. I keep the numbers small (maximum 5 people) so that you are guaranteed individual attention and can get to know people, but still big enough that you don’t feel exposed! Every class member gets to enjoy a drink (hot or cold) and a piece of homemade cake – how could you refuse?!

Perhaps you relate to these common issues that bring people to my classes:

- discomfort using office equipment at work or home
- work-related stress
- tension headaches – the doctor can find nothing wrong, and says you just need to relax
- anxiety over giving presentations
- desire to improve the way you sit and stand to give you more presence at work
- you’ve seen photos of the last time you went out – “do I really look like that?!”

Alexander Technique can solve all of these issues, and more!

Going to Alexander Technique drop in classes have additional benefits that you might not have considered:

- You get to learn from watching other people’s lessons
- Benefitting from the ‘group mind’ – you get to toss ideas around with your classmates
- Other people ask the questions that you are too shy to!
- You can enjoy being part of a community that wants to improve.

Just ring or send me an email up to 24 hours in advance, so I know to expect you. The earlier you book, the more likely it is that there will be a space. Because I keep the class size small, the places can book up very quickly!

It's a: 
class
Venue: 
Activate You Teaching Central
Location: 
Fraser Street, Bristol, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Thursdays, 7.15pm - 8.15pm
Rates: 
£15

Introduction to Alexander Technique

Have you been struggling to solve any of these common problems?
- discomfort using office equipment at work or home
- work-related stress
- tension headaches
- anxiety over giving presentations
- desire to improve the way you sit and stand to give you more confidence

Alexander Technique might be just what you're looking for.

In this five week course you will learn how to apply the ideas and principles of the Alexander Technique to your daily life. Youll develop the skills to improve your freedom and flexibility in everything you do, within a fun and supportive group class environment. Jennifer has helped students reach their potential with activities as diverse as singing, yoga, swimming, walking, using a computer, playing an accordion, and chopping carrots. Any activity that involves mental and physical effort can be improved and made easier using Alexander Technique principles.

Ring 0117 926 2987 to book.

It's a: 
class
Venue: 
Bristol Folk House
Location: 
Park Street, Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Every Tuesday from 4 June 2019 for 5 weeks; 7.15pm - 8.45pm
Rates: 
Full fee: £43.15 | Over 65s: £39.00 | Benefit: £33.40

Alexander Technique - Introductory Workshop

Have you been struggling to solve any of these common problems?
- discomfort using office equipment at work or home
- work-related stress
- tension headaches
- anxiety over giving presentations
- desire to improve the way you sit and stand to give you more confidence

Alexander Technique might be just what you're looking for.

In this workshop you will learn how to apply the ideas and principles of the Alexander Technique to your daily life. Youll develop the skills to improve your freedom and flexibility in everything you do, within a fun and supportive group class environment. Jennifer has helped students reach their potential with activities as diverse as singing, yoga, swimming, walking, using a computer, playing an accordion, and chopping carrots. Any activity that involves mental and physical effort can be improved and made easier using Alexander Technique principles.

Phone 0117 926 2987 to book.

It's a: 
workshop
Venue: 
Bristol Folk House
Location: 
Park Street, Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Saturday 22 June 2019, 10am - 4pm
Rates: 
£28.75 / £26 / £22.25

Educational history

Alexander Technique Teacher, level 2

Dates: 
September, 2003 - July, 2007
Institution: 
Interactive Teaching Method Association

Services

Aimed at: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.
Online teaching offered

THE SMALL PRINT

I ask for 24 hours' notice of cancelled lessons, except under exceptional circumstances.

Make an enquiry Phone: 01179663394

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