Testimonials of lessons given by Jann

People who have been to Jann say;

Jennifer Ward-Lealand and Michael Hurst – New Zealand celebrities:

“We support the potency and integrity of Alexander Technique for improving energy and sustained vigour in everyday life”.

Sue Paterson, ESNZ Dressage Judge and Competitor says:

 “I started with Jann because I always seemed to have pain somewhere even though I was doing less than I used to. I had been visiting a chiropractor monthly for years and no longer attended my Pilates classes. I ride and compete in dressage and my horse is showing increased freedom and energy also”.

Social Worker Carolyn Butt says:

  • “I suffered a disc protrusion in my lumbar spine and several bulging discs in my thoracic spine.
  • I had a month off work, and depression had kicked in.
  • Everything Jann has taught me makes absolute sense.
  • I left her lessons feeling taller and freer.
  • I dispensed with the 40 minutes of physiotherapy strengthening exercises which aggravated my pain.
  • My depression lifted.
  • My pain levels are now minimal to nil.
  • Friends notice a new calmness in me.

I am writing this from the UK. My spine did not protest at being subjected to a 40 hour flight; and I am just a beginner! I would love to be able to offer to others what Jann has shown me so I have become an Alexander Technique teacher.”

Jasmine Christie of Auckland says:

I started Alexander Technique lessons with lower back pain from a series of sports injuries; after seeing different physiotherapists and doing gym rehab programmes I still couldn’t get back to my peak fitness.

After just the first session with Jann I realized it wasn’t the injuries causing the ongoing problems, it was how I used my body and how unconsciously I was doing that. Jann was brilliant at illustrating how my body could move or rest with ease   it was this amazing sense of lightness reminiscent of childhood.

Jann is a wealth of knowledge and so approachable. She was really patient with my unconscious actions and a generous teacher helping me develop awareness and learn direction. Alexander Technique seriously is a life changing process   after lessons you just can’t go back to the old unconscious ways whether out running, playing sport or watching TV!”