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ISATT Teaching Member Profile

Richard Brennan


Kirkullen Lodge, Tooreeny, Moycullen, Co. Galway H91 DN2A

Tel: 091 555800

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About Richard

Richard Brennan comes from a medical family and first discovered the Alexander Technique in 1984 after searching for a cure for his long-standing back problems.

He found the Technique so effective that he decided to undertake the three year full time teacher training course in Totnes, Devon, UK, approved by STAT, the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique. He qualified in 1989 and joined STAT.

Richard established his first practice in Totnes, Devon, UK, and began lecturing and teaching around the UK and Europe. He began writing his first book about the Technique in 1991, and since then has written six more books, and is currently working on his eighth.

Richard moved to Galway, Ireland, in 1997. He runs a busy private practice there. He is the director of the first Alexander Teacher Training College in Ireland, which he founded in 1998. He is co-founder and past president of Irish Society of Alexander Technique Teachers (ISATT), established in June, 2004. In 2007 the training course was approved by the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique. It is also approved by the Irish Society of Alexander Technique Teachers (ISATT). He was the Irish national contact and chair of the certification co-ordination committee for Alexander Technique International (ATI). In 2009 he was a guest presenter at the AmSAT Annual Conference in San Francisco.

Richard is the author of four books on the Alexander Technique which are translated into eight languages, and a further two books on the topic of stress. His new book on posture, Change Your Posture, Change Your Life, is due for publication in January 2012. He has written many articles on the Technique and has published a CD, available in MP3 and cassette form.

Richard travels around the world giving talks and courses on the Technique. He has taught the Technique at many educational centres, including Galway University, Limerick University, Middlesex University, London, and Dartington College of Arts. He has featured in several newspapers and magazines including The Irish Times, The Sunday Tribune, The Irish Examiner, Cosmopolitan, Hello and Home and Country. He has appeared on BBC 1 & RTE 1 and has been featured on BBC Radios 4 & 5 and on local radio around Ireland and the UK.

Richard has a practical approach to helping people find their own solutions to problems such as pain, stress, and obstacles to performance. His greatest personal satisfaction comes when he can help others to get out of pain. He has been a pioneer in helping to make the technique accessible to many thousands of people.