Fumiaki Tanaka MSAT

Alexander Technique


07910 073 801

Hello, my name is Fumiaki.
I am a native Japanese and studied Tai-Chi and gymnastics from an early age.

I first came across the Alexander Technique over 25 years ago while studying acting in the US. I was fascinated by its holistic approach and its potential for performer training.

I came to the UK to complete an MA in Physical Theatre. My research in performer training naturally led me to study the Alexander Technique in London.

I have been teaching the Alexander Technique since 2003, both in private practice and in drama schools and universities in the UK, Japan and US. I am also an associate lecture at University of Plymouth, where I teach movement and physical theatre.

I have a diverse training background in mind-body work, including meditation, yoga, qi-gong, Tai-Chi, Feldenkrais, Contact Improvisation and more. I am also a teacher of Laban (a form of movement analysis) and have studied with some of Rudolf Laban’s students.

Recently, while living in Japan I started to train in Aikido in Ayabe Kyoto, the birthplace of Aikido. I was fascinated by the similarity between the principles of Aikido and the Alexander technique.

I incorporate mindfulness and Buddhist practices into my Alexander Technique teaching. I am passionate about mind-body work and am constantly exploring Ki (Chi) work through other disciplines to continuously develop my Alexander Technique practice.