Penelope Carr has been a practising Alexander Technique teacher for 33 years, helping people of all ages from many walks of life, including surgeons, dentists, actors, musicians and athletes. She has a special interest in pregnancy and women’s general health.
While working as a ceramic artist, after training at what is now the National Art School, Penelope experienced chronic neck and shoulder pain. Seeking relief, she found that the Alexander Technique (AT) helped her gain valuable knowledge and awareness of how she moved and worked, an insight that led her to become an Alexander Technique teacher.
Later incorporating qigong, tai chi within her AT methodology, Penelope developed a unique practice which she updates regularly through ongoing postgraduate study with leading international teachers both in Australia and abroad. She has extensive experience in music and voice training.
Penelope is a member of the Australian Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique (AUSTAT) Inc, ensuring a high level of professional quality and integrity.
Alexander Technique teacher, 1984 to present
AUSTAT member, 1984 to present
Moderator, AT teacher-training schools in Australia:
Alexander Technique Associates’ Centre, Artarmon, 5 years
Sydney Alexander School, Surry Hills, 10 years
Sydney Alexander Technique School, St Leonards, 3 years
Postgraduate International Workshops, 1987 to Present
Ceramic artist, trained at the National Art School, 1971 to 1986
Reiki practitioner, 1994
Tai Chi Certificate, 2010
Qigong Diploma, Sydney Qigong College, 1990
CFQ Qigong (Malaysia) instructor, 2007 to 2009
Simon Blow Qigong Training, 2017 to present