Teaching - the Alex-Technique

How you learn the Alexander Technique

You learn the Alexander Technique through one-to-one lessons with a qualified teacher. This setting provides the best opportunity for your individual needs to be addressed.

The number of lessons you take will depend on your particular needs and goals, and these can be discussed with your teacher. Learning the alexander Technique involves changing long-standing habits, so improvement relies in part on your active participation. A course of 20 to 30 lessons can provide a good foundation for on-going self-discovery for most people.

Please note that Alexander teachers, although highly trained are not medical advisors and do not make medical diagnoses.

What happens in a lesson?

Your teacher will use explanation and a guiding touch to help you rediscover balance and ease with yourself. You start by working with simple movements and positions - such as sitting, walking, or bending the knee - which are bsic to all activity. Through experience and observation, you learn how your co-ordination works - how you create tension and how you can prevent or release it.

This awareness enables you to change long-standing habits and function more efficiently. In time and with practice you will be able to use your new understanding and skill in your daily life. You can bring awareness and poise to anything that you do.

Alexander lessons involve some movement, so you may be asked to wear non-restrictive clothing and remove you shoes.

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