About Rupert Watson
I’ve lived in Featherston since 2007 and split my time between Wellington, the Wairarapa and Gisborne.
I have a diverse background in education, international affairs and local government. A major mid-life change saw me working in health and wellness, after some years in communications with Wellington City Council. For a while I ran a parallel course as a masseur, mayoral speech-writer and emerging Feldenkrais practitioner.
I’ve been working with staff and MPs at Parliament since 1998 and thoroughly enjoy the opportunity to contribute literally and even-handedly to the health of our democracy.
My Wellington base outside Parliament is 75 Ghuznee St, for group and individual lessons.
I read a lot – history, politics, literature of all kinds – and have a natural fit with Featherston Booktown. As a musician I play clarinet in the Wellington Chamber Orchestra, the 7th Battalion band, and sometimes the Wellington City Concert Band.
As an athlete I run for Scottish and enjoy both cross country and racewalking events. Over the summer I focus on track and field at Newtown Park, with a focus on sprinting and pentathlon events in the Master grade.
My highlights as a Feldenkrais practitioner include representing New Zealand at the International Feldenkrais Federation.
Now I hugely enjoy building up my practice of this subtle yet powerful way for anyone to improve their overall function as active and potent people out in the world.