smart Yoga by David Moore
David Moore, Director of the School for F.M. Alexander Studies, graduated from Australia's first Alexander Technique training course in Sydney in 1985. After graduating he spent some weeks each year for a number of years studying with senior American teacher, the late Marjorie Barstow.
Since then he has established private practices in New Zealand and Melbourne, run many workshops and residential courses in Australia and New Zealand, and taught classes in the UK, Chile, Germany, Japan and the USA. In 1999 he set up an AUSTAT accredited training course in Melbourne which at present has 11 trainees doing an Advanced Diploma in Alexander Technique Teaching. Trainees who complete the Alexander Technique course and have done at least five years of yoga practice also have the opportunity to study further and gain a Diploma of Yoga and Alexander Technique Teaching.
Prior to studying the Alexander Technique David did many years of yoga practice. He spent over seven years in India and Thailand, including over two years in Thai meditation monasteries, and two years in Madras studying at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandaram. In Sydney he studied Iyengar yoga with Martin Jackson from 1991 - 1994, including undertaking a teacher training course with Martin in 1994.Over many years David has developed a way of applying the Alexander Technique to yoga practice which focuses on the individual needs of each student.
David is presently writing a series of in-depth articles on Alexander Yoga which are available here.
David is available to run workshops throughout the world in the Alexander Technique, or applying the technique to yoga or voice.