Training & Credentials

Heather Walker is a certified teacher of the Alexander Technique, and a member of the Canadian Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique.

Training:

  • Vancouver School of the Alexander Technique,  2002-2006 Teacher Certification with Gabriella Minnes-Brandes and Marta Hunter.
  • International Alexander Technique Congress in Lugano, Switzerland, 2008
  • Teacher’s Refresher Course at the Constructive Teaching Centre in London, England, 2008.
  • Barstow Summer Institute for the Alexander Technique, Nebraska, 2001
  • Short workshops and lessons with senior teachers in Canada, the U.S.A., and the Netherlands.

Teaching Experience:

Heather has been teaching Alexander Technique since 2006. She is also an active professional musician. She has given workshops, classes, or talks about the Alexander Technique to the following groups:

Vancouver Island:
Islands Trust Staff Workshop, Gabriola Island
Wellington School Jazz Academy, Nanaimo
B.C. Registered Music Teachers’ Association, Mid-Island (professional development)
School District 68 – CUPE 606 (staff professional development)
Solace Wellness Centre, Nanaimo
Studio 2000, Duncan
Oceanside Yoga Centre, Qualicum Beach
Nanaimo Conservatory of Music
Teachers of Music for Young Children (professional development)
St. Stephen’s United Church, Qualicum (music ensembles)

Vancouver, Fraser Valley, National and International:
Domaine Forget International Music Academy (Quebec)
Vancouver Community College, student choir
University of British Columbia (for selected music performance classes)
Young Artist’s Experience Program (Vancouver)
Vancouver School Board – Continuing Education
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra School of Music
Canadian International Summer Harp Institute (Vancouver)
Trinity Western University (Langley)
Kwantlen Polytechnic University (Langley)
Registered Music Teachers’ Association (Student Teacher Auxiliary)
Piano Technicians’ Congress, Chicago, Illinois and Denver, Colorado

About the Canadian Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique:

Teaching members of CANSTAT:

  • are certified to teach the technique after successfully completing a three-year,full-time training course approved by the Society or an affiliated Society.
  • are required to adhere to the Society’s published Code of Professional Conduct and to hold professional indemnity insurance. For more information, or to find a teacher: www.canstat.ca