Ray Evans (1929-2005), British teacher of the Alexander Technique.
Ray Evans worked in the Royal Navy as an engineering officer. He went on to work for Vickers and the Atomic Energy Authority. While lecturing in engineering design at Aylesbury College he became a yoga teacher. Through contacts with other yoga teachers he got to know of the Alexander Technique, and he then trained at the Constructive Teaching Centre 1977–80.
Ray Evans worked at a number of Alexander teacher training courses before he started his own teachers training course, the Re-Edcuation Centre in 1987, in Aylesbury.
He took an interest in the role that so-called ‘primitive reflexes’ may have on learning the Alexander Technique, and organised workshops on this subject for Alexander teachers, one of which is recorded on video.
The Re-Edcuation Centre was continued after his death by Ron Colyer.
‘Ray Evans 1929–2005’ by Ron Colyer.
‘Ray Evans’ by Ken Thompson, Francesca Greenoak, Elisabeth Waterhouse, Irene Woodrow, Robin John Simmons.
The Primitive Reflexes and Human Behaviour by Ray Evans, edited by David Reed, is a video of a workshop given by Ray Evans, February 1999, gives an overview of neuro-motor development and demonstrates tests for the existences of early reflexes in people.
Ray Evans *11 May 1927 – †23 July 2005.
See also Persistent Primitive Reflexes.