As the Alexander Technique is something you learn to help you in everyday life, as opposed to a therapy or treatment, we called the sessions “lessons”.
I teach you how to move with greater ease and balance in everyday activities such as sitting, standing, bending and walking. I will also work with you in any specialist activities such working at a computer or sewing, playing a musical instrument or giving presentations, or a sport such as golf or cycling. You will learn about how lying down in ‘semi-supine’ can help you release both mental and physical stress. Often pupils bring ideas and activities that they wish to work with to the lessons.
I run my practice from my home in Blagdon, North Somerset, where I give private lessons. Most lessons are on a 1 to 1 basis, though I do teach 2 family members or close friends share a lesson. I teach in groups to beginners and more advanced pupils, and give introductory workshops.
“You are not here to do exercises or to learn how to do something right, but to become able to meet a stimulus that always puts you wrong and to learn how to deal with it.”F M Alexander
I teach the principles of the Technique with verbal instructions and my hands gently guiding you, enabling you to experience a better co-ordination and poise. Through experience and increased awareness you learn to change long-standing habits, let go of unnecessary tensions and make the best of what you have.
All lessons are taught fully clothed. They are suitable for any one of any age or physical fitness. There are no special exercises or equipment used.
- The first introductory lesson is 1 hour and costs £38
- Subsequent lessons are 40-45 minutes and cost £30