The Alexander Technique is a process of re-education, and as such is taught to individuals by a teacher, with the aim that the pupil will learn to apply the principles to daily life. I have a teaching room at home about 15 minutes drive from Abergavenny, and also teach from Abergavenny Natural Therapy Centre.
A lesson comprises some activity and some lying down in ‘semi-supine’*. Simple activities such as standing and sitting, and walking, are used to explore your habitual patterns of movement.
The teacher uses gentle hands-on touch, and explanation to guide new ways of moving and thinking.
The emphasis in the lesson is on exploring, and being interested in, your reactions and habits, and not on being right or wrong. The aim is to teach you that there can be choice in every activity, and every moment of any activity.
Lessons last about 40 minutes. Clothing that does not restrict movement, like leggings or loose trousers, is recommended. A course of 20-30 lessons provides a firm foundation from which to apply the Technique to daily life.
Lessons £40 per lesson / £43 in London
Booked course of 6 lessons £35 per lesson / £38 in London
Under 18s and students £30 per lesson / £33 in London
Cancellation policy: 24 hours notice required of cancellation please