The Alexander Technique is learned through regular one-to-one lessons with a professionally qualified teacher.
Often, people are so busy responding to the demands of everyday life that they don’t notice what they are doing to themselves in the process. Patterns of tension can easily build up – tension that affects both how we feel and how we come across to other people.
Some activities present additional challenges – e.g. working at a computer, driving, lifting, gardening, playing an instrument, public speaking, acting, singing, dancing or playing sport.
Your Alexander teacher will use gentle hands-on guidance and verbal explanation to help you find ease and balance within yourself in simple movements and everyday activities – such as sitting, standing, walking or bending.
Through experience and observation, you gain increased awareness enabling you to change long-standing habits and to function more efficiently. You will be able to use your new understanding in more complex and demanding activities. You will bring awareness and poise to everything you do.
Lessons take place in a calm, relaxing environment and last 30-40 minutes. The first lesson lasts longer (usually an hour) to give you a chance to discuss your needs and find out if the Alexander Technique is for you.
The Alexander Technique can help you with:
Sense of balance and poise
Enhancement of well-being
Ease or management of a range of health conditions