You learn the Alexander Technique through one-to-one lessons with a
who will address your individual needs. Learning the Alexander Technique involves changing long-standing
habits of movement, and relies on your active participation.
The Technique involves no specific exercises, requires no special equipment, and can be practised
wherever you are. It is suitable for people of all ages and levels of physical fitness.
The number of lessons you take can be discussed with your teacher and depends on your particular
needs and goals.
Your teacher will use gentle hands-on guidance and verbal explanations to help you find ease and
balance within yourself in simple movements and everyday activities such as sitting, standing,
walking or bending.
Through experience and observation you gain increased awareness, enabling you to change
long-standing habits and to function more efficiently. In time you will be able to use your new
understanding and skill in more complex and demanding activities; you can bring awareness and
poise to anything you do.
Part of the lesson may include your lying down in the classic Alexander Technique semi-supine
position which allows maximum support and relief for the back.