What to expect and price
The lesson is generally a one to one session and lasts from 50 to 60 minutes. Each session is tailored for the individual. With the gentle guidance of the teacher's hands on the person and verbal explanation, you will discover where you are holding unnecessary muscular/mental tension. You will then have the choice to carry on with habitual patterns or to explore freer alternatives that will encourage balance, poise and co-ordination. You will gain awareness that will enable a positive change long standing habits.
With the teacher's help, you will find ease and balance in daily movements and everyday activities.
Part of the lesson includes "active rest" which is lying down in the Alexander Technique semi-supine "position" to allow support and relief for the back.
SPECIAL OFFER: each session is £30 or book 6 sessions and the last one is £20.
Children and young people in full time education £20
Cancellation policy: 24 hours
NEW: LESSONS AVAILABLE ONLINE. FIRST LESSON IS FREE
I also teach in E8 as a complementary practitioner at HQ Therapy. Price per session in E8 is £48
Working with musicians
How to avoid back pain sitting at the piano and by playing tension free you will improve your sound as well.
Spend 10-20 minutes each day lying down on your back. It helps your back regain strength, gives pain relief and offers lasting long term solutions to your back pain!
Bending in the Alexander Technique way: The Monkey Position
This is not a position but a way of moving in everyday life that makes bending, lifting, moving furniture and other actions easier
Walking with poise and balance: allow the crown of the head to lead the movement.
Sitting on the 'sitting bones'
We balance on our sitting bones with weight going through both bones equally.
Working with young people
Exploring being in balance on the 'balance board'.
The body can balance more easily on the saddle. Saddle work is very useful to explore tightness in the legs and hip joints.
Have you considered squatting instead of sitting? Children squat instinctively and in Asian or African countries it is an everyday activity. Squatting is great for open up the hips and integrate the spine.