Richard Brennan

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Richard Brennan is an Alexander Technique teacher, author and trainer based in Galway, Ireland. He was born in Portsmouth, UK on 15 March 1953 to Dr. James Brennan, a medical doctor, and Joan Brennan, a teacher. He was educated at St John’s College in Southsea, Hants and Highbury Technical College, Portsmouth.

In 1976 Brennan developed painful back problems and sciatica. After several years of pain, and having tried various orthodox and complementary treatments, he eventually found relief by having Alexander Technique lessons in 1984. He found the Technique so effective that he decided to undertake the three year full-time teacher training course in Totnes, Devon, approved by the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique (STAT). He qualified in 1989 and joined STAT.

Brennan established his practice in Totnes, Devon, 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 four more books.

In 1997 he moved to Galway, Ireland, and established the first Alexander Technique training course in Ireland the following year. In 2007 the training course became approved by STAT UK. Brennan is a founding member of the Irish Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique (ISATT), which was launched in June 2004.




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