Alexander Technique

Whatever your age, ability or state of health, Alexander Technique can help you get stronger and have more stamina, become more relaxed, think more clearly and recover from injury more quickly.

Alexander Technique is a skill for self-development teaching.  You to change long-standing habits that cause unnecessary tension in everything you do, for example; the action of getting in and out of a chair can be done in a habitual way or a more efficient way.

Alexander Technique lessons stimulate your ability to learn simultaneously on different levels; physically, intellectually and emotionally. You will learn to recognise your harmful habits, how to stop and think, and to choose a better response. Gradually you learn to apply your new understanding and skill in everyday activities and more complex ones, to bring awareness and poise into everything you do.

Just like riding a bike, once learned,  the Technique stays with you for life.

Who can benefit from Alexander Technique lessons?

The Alexander Technique is beneficial to anyone who wants to help themselves overcome any of the following:

  • Muscle tension and stiffness
  • Back, neck and joint pain
  • Poor posture
  • Breathing and vocal problems
  • Anxiety and stress-related conditions

The Alexander Technique can also be applied to everyday life, jobs and hobbies, for example; when playing a musical instrument, singing, partaking in sports or gardening.

Alexander Technique

Lesson structure

You learn the Alexander Technique through one-to-one lessons, which will consist of the following:

  • Initially you may discuss your reasons for taking lessons and the lesson plan will be tailored and discussed
  • You will be guided through simple movements and everyday activities such as sitting, standing, walking or bending, communicating through skilful hands-on guidance and verbal explanations
  • Part of the lesson may include lying down in the classic Alexander Technique semi-supine position which allows maximum support for the back to relax and expand
  • Although you will not be engaging in any kind of strenuous exercise, the session relies on your active participation
  • Its recommended that you wear unrestrictive clothing which allows for movement. You will need to remove your shoes.

Treatment prices:

40 minute 1:1 session

Appointments available on Thursday and Saturday mornings. Please contact our reception team via our contact form or phone on 01284 760020 to book your appointment.