Learning Alexander Technique
How I teach AT
Classically, Alexander Technique is taught using light touch and verbal instruction, with the pupil’s permission, to effect an easy change towards more natural postural and movement patterns.
When the pandemic first hit, I transferred to teaching online. It has been very successful and I will continue teaching in this way for the foreseeable future.
I help anyone who wants to learn how to keep living the life they’ve chosen and love, with optimal health and vitality and to perform at their best in a way that is conscious and grounded.
I have my own personal way of presenting Alexander’s Technique that includes simple practical tools for self-development that can be tailored to your individual requirements.
You can let go of ingrained habits, become more creative, and open your door to learning how to care for your whole self, physically, emotionally and spiritually.
And get better at getting better!
Alexander Technique increases awareness because it allows you to naturally stop, listen and breathe in the moment. You start behaving naturally, fully yourself and the world responds.
A little about my own journey…
My first Alexander Technique session was something of an epiphany! Not only was I pain free in 45mins for the first time in years, I had also opened a door to myself. I hadn’t really understood that my shoulder injury was just a physical expression of a much bigger problem. I thought it was my shoulder, but it was my head, neck and back, it was my whole body. What I loved about the Technique was that it was natural, and a skill I could learn.
Alexander Technique shows you how to change the way you move and hold yourself to help you end the cycle of pain. I went from hopeless to “Hey, I can do this myself.”
The physical relief was, and is, wonderful, but that is just the surface. When you have solved the physical issue, you become aware of the deeper resonance. In my case, I had “shouldered too many burdens” and I have grown to make and hold boundaries better.
How you can learn
I like to offer this deep and profound Alexander work as a course of 10 hour long lessons. It’s a great investment in your health and wellbeing and really gets to the bottom of any imbalances that are present in your musculoskeletal system.
I’m proud to be able to include Jessica Wolf’s ‘The Art of breathing’ and Penelope Easten’s ’12 Fundamentals of Integrated Movement’ as part of this programme.
Watch the videos on my video page to hear me talking to Robert Rickover about my experiences of teaching Alexander’s Technique online and also Judith Kleinman about my experiences of teaching Alexander Technique remotely in schools, which was recorded for the Alexander in Education conference July 2020.