About Suryagita Cox
Suryagita is an experienced teacher of the Alexander Technique, specialising in voice coaching and presentation skills; and a skilled counsellor.
Suryagita has a BA, is a certified Alexander Technique teacher and has a Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling. She is a member of ATTNSZ (Alexander Teacher's Society of NZ), Song Leaders Network Aotearoa, PANZA (Psychosynthesis Association of NZ Aotearoa) and a provisional member of NZAC (NZ Association of Counsellors).
Suryagita was first drawn to the Alexander Technique after
a mountaineering accident in New Zealand in 1988. She had a back injury,
and early lessons left her feeling light and pain-free so she decided
to train to become an Alexander teacher in Brighton, UK, which had a
transforming effect on her life. Over time her back and neck pain disappeared
and she felt calmer and less tense and anxious.
The Alexander training also had a strong effect on her voice. Suryagita is from a musical family and has been singing since she was two years old, but throughout her childhood she often felt vocal strain. As a teenager she sometimes lost her voice through laryngitis. She realised that this strain was connected to physical tension as well as emotional blocks. Using her musical training, Alexander Technique and some training in the Estill Voice Training System, she has developed her own method of teaching people to support their voices effectively and has discovered that the combination of releasing tension, freeing the breath and strengthening the vocal support mechanisms is what gives power and resonance to the human voice. She is continually developing her work.
Suryagita loves to sing and write her own songs, and plays the 'cello and flute. She has recorded two albums – “Udana” in 1993 and “Fleeting World” in 1999; and a teaching CD for her singing classes – “Harmony Singing with Suryagita: Learning Pack 1”. Copies of these CDs are available through the Products page of this website.
In 2016 Suryagita completed a diploma in psychosynthesis counselling, and has now nearly completed training in psychotherapy with the Institute of Psychosynthesis NZ. She is enjoying enriching her work by helping individuals to grow at many levels.