Penny O’Connor

‘It was fabulous seeing you again & receiving wonderful sessions. What a beautiful gift.’ Jo 2012

Penny O’Connor is a member of the Society of Teachers of the FM Alexander Technique. She worked for ten years in theatre as a writer, performer, director, before re-training in the Alexander Technique under David Gorman and Margaret Edis. Following her certification, she assisted on the training for three years and set up a consultancy Awareness and Development to take the Technique into the workplace, organising conferences, leading workshops, and giving individual coaching for companies such as BACS, Whitbread plc, Eagle Star, Emap Women’s Group, Reuters, Standard Chartered Bank and the Royal Mail.

Since 1997, Penny has been teaching theatre students at Arts Educational London Schools on the BA and MA courses in Musical Theatre and Acting. She designed the AT curriculum and runs a mentoring scheme for newly qualified AT teachers at ArstEd. She has also taught at Guildhall School of Music and Drama , Central School of Speech and Drama, the London Musical Theatre School, Italia Conti, Graeae educational theatre programme and with Mind the Gap theatre project.

Penny is named assistant at the Queens Park Alexander Training School, and visiting lecturer at other Alexander trainings in London. She has taught internationally : in Paris, Thessaloniki, Athens, Haifa, Istanbul, New York, the Ionian University in Corfu and led workshops at the International Congress of Alexander Technique in Oxford 2004, in Lugano 2008, in Limerick 2015. She has a thriving private practise in City and Islington, and has been teaching on Alonnisos in the summer since 1999. She has studied NLP, Chi Kung, enjoys gardening, singing, plays guitar, learning the fiddle and running.

Penny is a Member of the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique

Jan Jordan

Jan has been teaching swimming for many years working with babies children and adults. She always loved the water was so fascinated with the movement of swimming she trained with Stephen Shaw to increase her knowledge and expertise. Influenced by Stephen’s incorporation of the Alexander Technique in movement in the water she followed suit: she had lessons herself, finding it immensely helpful in sorting out her chronic back pain and trained to teach Alexander Technique, graduating in 2007. She has taught Shaw Method on Penny’s workshops a number of times before, so knows Alonnisos very well and Mikros Mourtias the bay where we take our swimming lessons in the morning. She is very happy to be returning this year to again adapt her pool work for ‘wild’ water effortlessly and with ease. She will also be offering private lessons during her week on Alonnisos


And below is the film of Penny swimming with her dog to show how clear the water is in the beautiful cove of Mikros Mourtias where we swim every morning. Thanks to Fraser Hart for the stunning filming

Penny on the Beach




Alexander Teachers in Athens
Vicky Panayiotaki 6977944849 vickypanagiotaki@yahoo.gr www.alexander-technique.gr
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Alexander Teacher in Thessaloniki
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