Alexander in Education

A Life Skill for Staff and Pupils

I teach Alexander Technique at Wellington College 2 days a week in term time. My pupils here are aged 13-18 years and are mainly, but not exclusively, Music Scholars.

I am so pleased that Wellington are involved in the Alexander In Education Movement, joining a number of other forward thinking institutions who honour the health and wellbeing of their pupils so highly. Head over to Wellington College’s own page where you can see some pictures of me in action teaching Alexander Technique to some of the pupils. Do read the pupil quotes too, they write of their direct experiences of learning Alexander’s Technique at Wellington with me.

Here’s one of my favourite quotes, from a 13 year old boy who at this point had had only 3 half hour lessons…

Alexander Technique has, simply, helped with absolutely everything, and I think the teaching of it should be much more widely spread. It gives many physical benefits:

Relief from aches and pains

In addition, it also gives many mental benefits, such as:

Less anxiety
Less stress
More creativity
A more relaxed and open mindset.

I urge anyone of any age of any occupation or background to try it.

Wellington School Pupil

Alexander in Education Conference

I was delighted to be asked to speak at the July 2020 Alexander In Education virtual conference. As the video below shows, I’m talking to Judith Kleinman about my work with pupils and the particular benefits and challenges of teaching Alexander technique online.

There are also lots of other resources to view at the conference website>>