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It was by chance in 1985  that I came upon the Alexander Technique. Half price introductory lessons were on offer I couldn’t resist a bargain ! I had been plagued by constant low back pain and had tried umpteen routes both medical and alternative to find a remedy for my pain to no avail.

That introduction changed my life forever.

In 1988 I came to London and trained with Walter Carrington who himself had been trained by FM Alexander. Walter worked as Alexander’s training assistant and carried on running the course after FM’s death in 1955.

I have been working as an Alexander Teacher since 1992. In that time I have seen it enable many people to change their lives.  To know that there is something out there that can, when applied, relieve pain and also bring a sense of calm, peacefulness and balance to our lives brings great peace of mind.

I am now also a Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist having completed a 2 year training with Michael Kern at
The Craniosacral Therapy Educational Trust.
This work is a gentle 'hands on' approach that helps to release tensions deep on the body to relieve pain and dysfunction
and improve whole body health and performance. It works by gently releasing restrictions in the soft tissues that
surround the Central Nervous System, as it protects the brain and spinal cord. It is particularly beneficial for
children and infants.


Bernadette Tonge     email: tongebernie@hotmail.com     phone: 020 8940 4289