Director of the School
David Moore is the Head of Training at the School for F.M. Alexander Studies in MelbourneHe graduated from Australia's first Alexander technique training course in Sydney in 1985. After graduating, he spent some weeks each year for a number of years studying with senior American teacher, the late Marjorie Barstow.
Since then he has established private practices in New Zealand and Melbourne, run many residential courses in Australia, Italy and New Zealand, and taught classes and intensive workshops in the UK, Germany, Japan, Italy, Taiwan, China, Sweden, Czech Republic and the USA. In 1998 he set up an Alexander Technique Teacher Training course which is approved by the Australian Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique. This 1600-hour training course runs over three to four years.
He is also a registered senior teacher with Yoga Australia and a yoga teacher trainer. At the start of the pandemic he set up and ran two online training courses for yoga and Alexander technique teachers which ran of an over 32 weeks. He now teaches two sessions of yoga every week online.
Prior to studying the Alexander technique, David did many years of yoga practice. He spent over seven years in India and Thailand, including over two years in Thai meditation monasteries, and two years in Madras, studying with TKV Desikachar at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandaram. In Sydney he studied Iyengar yoga for four years with Martin Jackson from 1991 - 1994, including undertaking a teacher training course with Martin in 1994.
He is a senior registered teacher with Yoga Australia, He teaches classes applying the Alexander technique to yoga, and is the author of "Smart Yoga: Apply the Alexander Technique to Enhance Your Practice, Prevent Injury, and Increase Body Awareness".
He also has a strong interest in voice and performance, and has run numerous classes and workshops for singers, storytellers and public speakers.