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What happens during an Alexander Technique lesson?

"You translate everything, whether physical, mental, or spiritual into muscular tension."
F. M. Alexander

Using a gentle combination of hands-on work and verbal instruction, you are guided through a range of everyday activities. During this process you become aware of inefficient patterns. Together with the teacher you explore alternatives which do not involve habitual tension, collapse, imbalance and excess effort. Your occupation-related movements such as playing an instrument or using a computer are also included.

It takes at least ten lessons to have a basic understanding of the technique. Thirty lessons or more is the usual recommendation. The Alexander Technique is a lifetime skill to be practiced daily. Once you are aware of your habits and understand how to change them, you can have as many or as few lessons as you see fit. You will learn:
  • How to unleash your natural coordination which is inherent in everyone
  • How to work on yourself in a conscious and practical way
  • Rudimentary anatomy, especially the relationship of the neck, head and back
  • How to stop unconscious reactions and replace them with a fuller sense of self
  • How to move with dynamic lightness and freedom
  • How to have more energy
  • How to build confidence and reduce performance anxiety
  • How to unblock potential and creativity
  • How to become yourself