You learn the Alexander Technique through one-to-one lessons with me at my practice in Warfield, between Bracknell and Maidenhead in Berkshire.
The Technique is all about learning a new experience. It is taught through gentle hands-on guidance and discussion to help you find ease and balance within yourself, whilst performing simple movements and everyday activities such as sitting, standing, walking or bending. Part of the lesson usually also includes you lying down in the classic Alexander Technique semi-supine position, which allows maximum support and relief for the back.
Although there are no specific exercises, learning the Technique involves changing long-standing habits of movement, and relies on your active participation. It can be practised wherever you are.
Learning the Alexander Technique is possible for people of all ages and levels of physical mobility.
One to one lessons last about 45 minutes and each lesson is designed around the individual. The number of lessons you take will depend on your particular needs and goals, but regular lessons - at least at the beginning - are important.