Victoria Cresswell MSTAT
Alexander Technique, Movement & Dance
Art of Movement
I have been adapting my Pilates Classes for a few years now. These classes continue to evolve and develop, so for the present I am calling them 'Progressive Movement Procedures'. I no longer teach Beginners Pilates even on an individual basis, but do teach Progressive Movement Procedures on an Individual basis which includes an approach to movement that encourages poise and co-
More details about how my practice is evolving and how it might help you soon!
The Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique (STAT) is leading a campaign to ban school chairs that are ‘bad’ for children’s backs.
STAT is calling for changes to the European standard which currently allows a school chair to slope backwards by five degrees. Backward sloping chairs encourage children to adopt poor posture which health experts say increases the risk of back pain among children during their school years and, crucially, later in life.
Preparing the Dancing Body & Dance Improvisations Course will run 2-
And my Pilates classes start again at Ringwood Health Clinic week beginning 21 April until half terms and will begin again first week of June. Details here>>
Welcome to my new website. It’s taken 30 years for me to get to this point and this website aims to reflect the breadth of my experience and philosophy. I hope you find it helpful and I would love to hear from you if there is anything else you would like to see here.
For those people with some experience of the Alexander Technique, I have compiled an instruction for Three Helpful Awareness Practices which can be practised between Alexander Technique lessons.
Three Helpful Awareness Practices : Pre-
Come to the New Forest, kick off your shoes and play at this experiential workshop, exploring ways to engage with and strengthen the feet, and move towards re-
Karen Stone & Victoria Cresswell
November 15th 2014
Holtwood Methodist Church Hall,
near Wimborne, Dorset
Come and join us in this lovely hall for an enjoyable combination of disciplines, friendly atmosphere and late afternoon tea.
Information & Booking
Victoria Cresswell: 01425 480560
Karen Stone: 07786 304 105
For my class participants and others with some experience of Pilates, some new sketches have been added for download here>>
For people with some experience of the Alexander Technique, I have added some new instructions for procedures that can be practised between lessons for download here>>
I am delighted to announce two new venues for our holidays (with me and Yoga instructor Karen Stone) for 2015 in Turkey and Tuscany. More details here>>
Regular ‘Dancettes’ are held from 2pm -
I have sketched outlines of a few of the movements in the sequence that we are currently practising in my Pilates class. You can download this from the Pilates Series page>>
Robin John Simmons will be giving small group workshops and individual sessions on the Dart Procedures, in Bournemouth 5th -
Movement, Awareness, Dance and Tea & Cake!
New dates for our regular ‘Dancettes’ which are held from on Friday or Saturday afternoons at Holtwood Methodist Church Hall in Wimborne. Cost £30 including tea and cake.
The next Yoga & Pilates Course will be on Saturday 16 May at Holtwood Methodist Church Hall, Wimborne.
Dates have been set for next year’s Yoga, Pilates & Dance holiday which will take place in Tuscany, near Florence, Saturday 3rd -
Details will be posted on our holiday page in due course>>
I have added a new movement procedure Functional Movement with AT>>
Karen Stone and I will be running the next Yoga & Pilates half day workshop on Sunday 29th November, 11am -
I am looking forward to undertaking intensive post-
May 2016 : Post-
Over the last few years my Pilates Classes have changed and developed to such an extent that I have renamed them 'Progressive Movement Practice' to reflect the Developmental Movement, the presence of the Alexander Technique and Dance Principles as content within the Class.
I continue to explore and experiment with movement from floor to standing and moving.
November 2017 : Changes to Pilates Classes
I have recently completed 2 years of Post Graduate study with The Alexander Alliance.
November 2017 : Post-
August 2018 : Art of Breathing
I have now completed post-