Sullivan graduated from the University of Auckland, NZ with
first class honours in Mechanical Engineering. Suffering from
chronic lower back pain, he was diagnosed at 17 as having
scoliosis. He tried many methods, conventional and unconventional,
to alleviate this problem with no success.
He was introduced to the Feldenkrais¨ Method in the form
of rehabilitation after a chest injury through a skiing accident
in Switzerland in 1994. The method not only helped mobility,
but also eventually fully alleviated his lower back, and even
His 4 year training took place in Germany and Australia.
He worked as a Feldenkrais¨ Practitioner in Munich before
returning to Auckland in 2001. He is currently president of
the New Zealand Feldenkrais¨ Guild.