Richard Brennan has studied the Alexander Technique since 1983 and has been a fully qualified teacher since 1989 having undergone a three-year teacher training course approved by STAT (UK); he travels internationally giving talks and courses on the Technique. He has taught the Technique at many educational centres including Galway University, Limerick University, DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama (Dublin), Dartington College of Arts (Devon), and Middlesex University (London). He was a director of the 2015 Alexander Congress in Limerick and was the organizer of the 2013 and 2017 Alexander Teacher’s Conventions in Dublin.
Richard has written eight books on the Alexander Technique, which are translated into eleven languages and have sold over 250,000 copies. His latest book ‘How to Breathe is due for publication in 2017.
Richard has been the Director of the only Alexander Teacher Training College for the last 18 years, Ireland which is STAT and is the current president and the co-founder of the Irish Society of Alexander Technique Teachers. (ISATT).
Alazne Larrinaga holds a BA and MA in Economics and an MA in Finance from the University of the Basque Country (UPV),Bilbao, Spain where she is originally from. She worked for over 10 years for high-profile finance companies in Madrid, Pittsburgh, Milan and Bilbao.
Alazne did her 3-year Alexander teacher training in Galway, Ireland. (STAT approved) And went on to do a post graduate year at the college and is now works on the training. During her training Alazne had the chance to work with world-class dancers and musicians. Being an amateur musician and dancer herself (she plays the Basque traditional txistu, dances Basque traditional dances and has been learning the tin whistle for a few years) she is able to address issues and discomfort that may arise from these activities in an efficient manner.
Alezne also travels internationally co-presenting workshops for both the public and Alexander teachers.