Richard Casebow

Since it was founded in 1994, The Edinburgh Alexander Centre has been offering lessons and workshops to the public.The Edinburgh Alexander Centre is based at its own dedicated home of 2b Clarence Street, Edinburgh, EH3 5AQ.

Principal Teacher

Richard Casebow is the principal teacher and founded the Edinburgh Alexander Centre in 1994 when he started teaching. Richard is active within the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique (STAT), helping to organise their annual conference in Edinburgh in 2003. Richard also set up the STAT special interest group focusing on the Alexander Technique and the interpersonal, which he continues to organise.  In 2022, Richard received the honour of being asked to present the F.M. Memorial Lecture, which is available here.

Richard himself came to the Alexander Technique as the most effective form of self-help for dealing with his then-recurring sciatica. This problem had interrupted and ultimately ended his original career, where he was training to be a Chartered Accountant. Richard had tried several approaches without success before starting lessons in the Alexander Technique. Its emphasis on how you do things and prevention allowed him to return to living an active life, including swimming, dancing, and hill walking. Other interests for Richard are food and music, particularly opera.

In addition to maintaining his teaching practice within the Edinburgh Alexander Centre, Richard also practices as a counsellor and psychotherapist. Registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy, he is a Personal Construct Psychology Association member. 

Conditions where the Alexander Technique has proved useful

  • Back and neck pain
  • Stress
  • Repetitive Strain Injury
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Breathing disorders such as asthma
  • Anxiety attacks
  • Tension Headaches Migraines
  • TMJ
  • ME
  • Parkinson's
  • Prevention of backache during pregnancy
  • Recovery from major trauma such as strokes, accidents or operations

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Whether you want to improve your performance or are looking for help with a particular problem, you can call us on 0131 225 4596 or email us.

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