Hilary Cook MSTAT
Hilary Cook MSTAT ( Professional Teaching member of the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique ) is a fully qualified insured and CRB checked experienced Alexander Technique teacher. She completed 3 years full time training at the Cumbria Alexander Training College in Kendal Cumbria in 2000. Since then Hilary has worked as an Alexander Technique teacher in North Yorkshire, Teesside, Cumbria and Durham.
Hilary offers one to one lessons, online lessons on Skype, 6 Week Courses and 5 day Residential Courses. She also offers Alexander Technique Music workshops for musicians. Hilary gives talks to Local Groups such as WI’s and Businesses.
Hilary is a Land Agent having gained BSc (hons) in Estate Management from the University of Reading in 1975. It was very active work being out and about on country estates all day. As a result of a back injury she had to give up her career and an active life. Over several years she had treatment with an osteopath and then a physiotherapist, the latter recommended that she learn the Alexander Technique to help relieve backache and to improve her posture.
Over the next two years she found the Alexander Technique to be very beneficial helping her move in an easier way with less effort and decided to train to become an Alexander Technique teacher.
From learning the Alexander Technique she found that she could start doing all the outdoor activities she likes to do from hill walking , wild swimming and gardening. Since 2000 she has walked extensively in the Lake District, Scotland, the Nepalese Himalayas and New Zealand.
The Alexander Technique has also helped Hilary play the piano, guitar, saxophone and sing in an easier way with less effort. It also helps Hilary connect more with her audience.
Hilary studied the Eyebody Method about 15 years ago as well as the Bates Method both helping Hilary improve her vision and not wear glasses. In 2021 she completed the Advanced Clearsight Method Course. She brings all this eye work into her Alexander Technique teaching because as your eyes relax it not only helps to improve your vision, but also your posture and how you move. Another benefit is that you can start letting go of glasses.