Magnolia Therapy Centre

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The Magnolia Therapy Centre is located on Mansfield Road, Nottingham

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The Alexander Technique - Sally Rughani (BSc(Hons) Sports Sci. PGCE MSTAT)

Sally Rughani is a very experienced teacher having been involved in the Technique for over 30 years, first taking lessons and then deciding to train as a teacher in 1991. She successfully qualified in 1994 after completing a three-year, full time training course in London, approved by STAT.  STAT (The Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique) was founded in the UK
in order to ensure high standards of teacher training and practice. As a member of STAT Sally is fully insured and her government DBS Enhanced Certificate is up to date.

As a graduate in Sports Science & Physical Education from Loughborough University, she found the Technique a natural progression from her interest in movement, posture and stress management.  In the early 1980s, Sally first worked at the Pineapple Dance Studios, West London as a Health and Fitness Instructor. During this time, having her first Alexander Technique lessons, her understanding of health and wellbeing completely changed.  So much so that she re-trained to become an Alexander Technique Teacher.  For the following 8 years she worked at BodyWise Natural Health Centre, London, as the principal Alexander Technique Teacher. She was also part of the team running the Centre.

Sally moved to Nottingham 15 years ago and has been working from the Sports Injury Clinic on Mansfield Road. During this time of teaching she was trained by Steven Shaw to teach a specialised form of Alexander Technique with Swimming, giving lessons at the Nuffield Health Club, Mapperley Plains. Sally continues to be an active swimmer, although no longer offers swimming teaching.

Sally Appeared on  'Doctor in the House' series 2 programme 1 in May 2017. In the second half of the programme Sally is teaching Gary Farmer the Paralympic athlete how to use Alexander Technique to overcome his shoulder problems. Watch on iPlayer

Sally joined the Magnolia Centre in March 2017.

Sally can be contacted on 0115 8478801 or 07576781992 or by email:

For further details about the Technique please look on Sally's web page:

The Alexander Technique – Maggie Bishop (B.Ed, M.Sc, MSTAT)

The Alexander Technique is a guided self-help technique to help you develop skills to change long-standing habits which often cause physical and sometimes mental tensions. It can help you to:

  • Gain more control of your movements
  • Relieve muscular and joint aches and pains
  • Reduce anxiety and stress and increase confidence
  • Promote good poise, posture and ease of movement
  • Breathe more easily and overcome vocal problems
  • Boost your performance in all activities such as work, walking, cycling, singing, acting and sports activities
  • Prevent injuries to yourself

Research published in the British Medical Journal  demonstrated the long-term success of the Alexander Technique in addressing chronic back pain. It showed that individuals receiving GP care had 21 days of back pain per month whilst those who took Alexander lessons as part of the trial had only 3 days of pain.

A course of Alexander Technique lessons teaches you to respond more appropriately to the challenges of everyday life by working with the dynamics of the neuro-muscular skeletal system of the body. Each lesson usually last around 45 minutes during which you will learn practical skills to improve how you move, perform, look and feel.

Maggie has been involved with the Alexander Technique for over 20 years both as a student of the Technique and a qualified teacher. She carried out her Alexander teacher training at the Manchester Alexander Technique Training School (MATTS) and is a qualified teacher of the Technique registered as a Member of the Society Teachers of the Alexander Technique (STAT - Maggie also has a number of other appropriate qualifications including being a trained teacher registered with the Department for Education (DfE).

Maggie offers both individual and courses of lessons, talks and small group work. If you would like more information, or to discuss your needs, please contact her on 07974 314530 or email her on  

All correspondence is completely confidential.

The Alexander Technique is a powerful tool for personal development, self-awareness, mindfulness and learning new skills. Whatever your age, ability or state of health it can help you to become stronger, calmer, give you more mental clarity and physical stamina.  For further information, look at Maggies' website at