Hello I’m Lucy Ascham
I live and work in south west Sheffield with my 9 year old son. I work from my home Teaching Room @ No.9 Armthorpe Road, Nether Green, S11.
Every other Friday I am in Manchester working all day at Bodywise Natural Health Centre, M4, 10 mins walk from Piccadilly Station.
I came to the Technique in 1989 as a music student with stage fright. It was debilitating, scary and at times I felt helpless. Through regular lessons in the Alexander Technique, I overcame my stage fright and came to really enjoyed my performances and recitals to gain a 2:1 BA Hons Degree in Trumpet and Balinese Gamelan from Dartington College of Arts in 1992.
For 10 years I worked in music administration for BBC Radio 3 Music, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the BBC Philharmonic. I learned a lot about working well under pressure, how to look after myself for sustaining a healthy career and how stress can affect every aspect of your life. During this time I had regular and frequent one to one Alexander Technique lessons and these kept me sane and remarkably well.
In 2000 I ‘retired’ from the BBC and started studying at Cumbria Alexander Training school, ‘Fellside’, Kendal. I graduated in 2003 and am a Member of the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique, M.STAT. This means I have completed a full-time 3 year, 1600 hour training, at an approved training school. I have professional indemnity insurance, adhere to the codes and practices of the STAT Society. I have an Enhanced DBS Check and can work with vulnerable people and children.
Since 2016 I have hosted CPD weekend workshops to my fellow AT colleagues, to provide a supportive and nourishing learning experience, Who’s Got Your Back? Weekend Refresher Workshops in Sheffield and Kendal.
I am Founder and Director of the Yorkshire AT Teachers’ Summer School since 2015. I offer a variety of sessions, support and learning for Teachers and committed practitioners in this wonderful work.
My vision is to create and sustain a community of committed practitioners/teachers with mutual support, clarity of purpose and enhanced self-care techniques. When we work together we benefit from the wonderful hands-on work we share with others. Nerissa Kisdon, a very experienced AT Teacher said “I long for this quality of touch. You have beautiful hands. This is wonderful work. I’m like the cat who got the cream!”
Call Lucy on 0114 230 7980 and 07949 522 655 or
I look forward to talking with you and seeing if I’m the best person to help you.
A minute’s testimonial from Noelle straight after a transformational lesson with Lucy.