Welcome to the Website of Jill Freeman
Mangonui and Kerikeri, Far North, New Zealand
I enjoy helping people to enrich their lives through making changes:
“I came to be straightened up but instead was opened out.” (Alexander Technique pupil)
“I have rediscovered my inner strength and self-confidence. I am no longer frightened walking through the centre of town.” (Tai Chi for Health student)
The Alexander Technique is about change. It enables us to recognise and free ourselves from unconscious layers of muscular and mental habits thereby opening up possibilities we had never even imagined. The technique is an educational process whereby you, the pupil, are taught by a teacher to pursue changes that you choose to make. Contact Jill to find out more.
Drawing on ancient wisdoms, the Tai Chi for Health programmes integrate movement, balance, breathing and awareness. Contact Jill to find out more.
An astrological consultation can lead to greater self-understanding and self-acceptance. It can reveal unrecognised inner strengths and resources to bring about personal change. Contact Jill to find out more.
I enjoy all three. What a rich professional life.
My professional background is as a teacher, both of children and adults. I first experienced the wonder of the Alexander Technique in 1976 at a very unhappy time for me. The effect was instant: a sense of hope and an enormous release of muscular tension. I eventually gave up my career to do a 3-year full time STAT approved training course in London, UK, qualifying as a teacher in December 1991. I have taught in the UK, Greece, Denmark and since 2002, New Zealand.
I enjoy every aspect of teaching the Alexander Technique be it strategies for chronic pain, discovering a different quality of sound from a musical instrument or dealing with workplace stress.
In 2005, I trained as an instructor for Tai Chi for Arthritis, a carefully formulated sequence of Tai Chi moves to improve balance and mobility. I now also teach Tai Chi for Osteoporosis and the Sun 73 form. The classes are great fun and it is wonderful to see people gain in strength, poise and confidence.
Astrology has intrigued me for years. My first consultation with an astrologer in 1984 opened the door to this wealth of wisdom and I went on to study to Diploma level. I so enjoy helping people unlock the mysteries of their own charts.
My interests are organic vegetable growing, listening to classical music, exploring the meaning of life and swimming. My biggest challenge is to be in the present moment!