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Alexander Technique Institute North Sydney

About Us

  • Diana is a second generation Alexander teacher with
         over 30 years continual teaching experience.
  • Diana undertook traditional Alexander teacher training in
         London of 5 days per week, over 3yrs, 1600 hours.
  • She continued post-graduate lessons with Dr. Wilfred &
         Marjory Barlow (Alexander’s niece), Margaret Goldie,
         Elizabeth Walker and Erika Whittaker between 1984 -1988.
  • Diana presents at conferences and international Alexander
         Congresses.
Diana Devitt-Dawson

Diana Devitt-Dawson

Director and Head of Training, Diana Devitt-Dawson
Health Professional, M. AHPRA, Cert. M.STAT (London), M. AUSTAT, M.AIMA, M.ASPAH.

AHPRA, Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency www.ahpra.gov.au
STAT, Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique, London, U.K. www.stat.org.uk
AUSTAT, Australian Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique www.austat.org.au
AIMA, Australasian Integrative Medicine Association Inc www.aima.net.au
ASPAH, Australian Society for Performing Arts Healthcare www.aspah.org.au

Diana's graduation

Diana's graduation with Patrick Macdonald


Diana is a senior teacher and Head of Training at the Alexander Technique institute in North Sydney. Diana has extensive orthopaedic and cardiovascular stress management experience from her years as a nurse educator and midwife in Australia and in London. In 1981 Diana undertook the three year, 1600 hour Alexander teacher training course with Mr. Patrick Macdonald and assistant Shoshana Kaminitz, she graduated in 1984. Since that time Diana has been teaching Alexander lessons continuously in medical clinics and in her private practice. In 2002 Diana became a Head of Training and opened the Alexander Technique Institute in North Sydney. In 2012. Diana undertook an intensive training in MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) with Professor Jon Kabat-Zinn, University of Mass, Medical School, in New York. Diana delights in teaching children and adults of all ages. She plays harp and has a special interest in the management of performance anxiety.

Diana's harp

Diana's harp


F.M. Alexander

F.M. Alexander (Tasmania 1865 -
London 1955) originator of the
Alexander Technique.


Patrick Macdonald & Shoshana Kaminitz

Diana's teachers Mr.Macdonald and
Shoshana Kaminitz.


Diana with Elizabeth Walker

With first generation teacher
Elizabeth Walker.


Diana with Erika Whittaker

With first generation teacher
Erika Whittaker.