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Sydney Holland

Sydney Holland (1908–1989), British teacher of the Alexander Technique.

Life

Sydney Holland was a manager in W. & T. Avery Ltd. (manufacturer of weighing machines), and he started having lessons with F. M. Alexander in 1939. Sydney joined Alexander’s teacher training course in 1945 while continuing to work for Avery’s. He qualified in 1949 (the extra year being due to an interruption in the training as Alexander suffered a stroke in 1948). He taught part-time as he continued working for Avery’s until his retirement in 1974, at which point he could teach full-time.

He was chair of STAT for two years sometime in the 1970s.

He married Marion and they had three daughters, of which Mary trained with the Carringtons and went on to run a teachers training course in Munich, Germany.[1]

Obituary

  • ‘Sydney Holland’ by Walter Carrington.[2]

Sydney Holland *16 January 1908 – †10 January 1989.

References
[1] ‘Sydney Holland’ by Walter Carrington in STATNews vol. 2, no. 2 edited by John Hunter (STAT, September 1989), pp. 6-7.
[2] ‘Sydney Holland’ by Walter Carrington in STATNews vol. 2, no. 2 edited by John Hunter (STAT, September 1989), pp. 6-7.