The best way to learn the Alexander Technique is to have a series of individual lessons. This allows you to take the time you need to understand your postural habits, and learn how to use the principles of the Technique in a way that works for you.
You might be wondering what happens in an Alexander lesson. Each lesson tends to be different, and what happens flows out of your needs as a student in that moment.
In the first lesson, your teacher will ask you about your concerns and objectives. They will make notes, which will be kept private.
Your teacher will talk with you and use their hands to gently guide you in movement. This allows you to notice new things about the way that you use your body, and to discover new ways of moving that often feel easier and lighter. You will learn to apply Alexander principles in simple activities, like sitting in a chair and standing. You might also explore how to use the Technique in other activities that are relevant to your day to day life.
At some point during the lesson you will be given the opportunity to rest on a table, while your teacher talks to you and uses their hands to encourage release and expansion.
You do not need to wear any special clothing for an Alexander lesson or to bring any special equipment. We recommend you wear comfortable clothes, avoiding skirts and sleeveless tops. The only thing that you will be required to remove is your shoes.
The first lesson lasts one hour, and subsequent lessons normally take about 40 minutes.
How many lessons?
Many people see helpful changes from one or two lessons. Most people take a series of individual lessons to familiarise themselves with the principles and practice of Alexander Technique as it relates to their individual needs.
How many lessons you have depends on what you want from the Alexander Technique, and how things progress for you once you start lessons. A course of up to 20 lessons is a good amount in order to effectively and confidently apply the Technique in daily life.
How often should lessons be?
Typically, people who have lessons closer together in time experience more rapid change. As a general guide we recommend that you start by having lessons on a weekly basis. If you are able to have lessons more frequently to begin with then this is even better. As you become more skilled at applying the Technique, then you may choose to space your lessons out.
Alexander Technique does not conflict with any other therapy, treatment or activity.
Casual – $70
5 lessons – $320
10 lessons – $625
Casual – $65
5 lessons – $300
10 lessons – $580
If you are curious about the Alexander Technique but not sure yet whether you want to have lessons, then you may like to attend one of our monthly Introductions to the Alexander Technique groups. This will allow you to find out the basics, have an experience of applying the Alexander Technique to yourself, and have your initial questions about the Technique answered.
Contact Jane by phone (0423 693 695) and email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to find out more or book a lesson.