Native to Dublin but of Galway parents, Fiona moved to the west of Ireland in 1991. She is a mother and a grandmother who now lives in Carraroe, Co Galway.
Approximately 15 years ago Fiona was a mother of 4 children and she suffered dreadfully, regularly when her neck and shoulder would 'go'. That meant being in agony with every movement for at least 3 days until it eased and it meant spending a lot of time out of action.
'I went on the search for someone who would get me out of the pain. After seeing many different people from doctors to shiatsu practitioners, I had not found any lasting help. I read about the Alexander Technique in a local paper and booked a session. I had finally found and understood the answer to my quest. It was the progressive accumulation of tension within me that caused my body to go on strike.
There were 2 people I'd swear by for years (and still do) - one was great for a quick temporary fix and reassurance. He was and is an excellent osteopath, and the other was my Alexander Technique teacher who worked at helping me discover my physical habits of holding unnecessary tension which caused my neck and back to 'go'. It was inevitable that in time I would train to become a teacher and in due course graduated from the Alexander Technique Centre in Moycullen Co Galway in March 2012.'
Fiona is available to give lessons in Galway and Carraroe.