Lessons

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One to One Lessons

Most of my work is one to one so I can tailor each Alexander Technique lesson to your specific needs. In the first sessions, I’ll find out about you and show you some initial ideas that you can put into practice straight away.

Sitting, Standing, Lying down

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We start by working with simple movements, such as sitting and standing, which are basic to everyday activity. I also show you a particular way of lying down to get the very most from relaxation.  You will be lying on a table and I will gently move your arms and legs with a quiet touch to encourage your muscles to let go of tension. I’ll also give you some ideas to think through – messages from mind to muscle.

I always pay particular attention to tension in the neck, shoulders, back and legs.

General activities

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Over time, I might look at activities you carry out at work or at home.  These might be walking, bending, carrying and typing. It’s good to get feedback on how you’ve been getting on so that we can build upon any insights you’ve had.

Working on the saddle

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We may also do some saddle work to get more freedom in the legs and hip joints.

How many lessons?

There is a lot more to an Alexander Technique lesson than meets the eye.

Everyone’s requirements are different. Some people need just a few sessions and others more. Some also like to use the sessions for regular relaxation. To gain the most benefit, I recommend weekly sessions initially.

The best idea is come along for an introductory session to find out more and see if it will work for you. If you like it, book another. If you don’t – there is no obligation to continue. But as with any skill, the more you look into it, the more you will get from it.

Give it a try and book your first Alexander Technique lesson here.