"Alexander established not only the beginning of a far-reaching science of the apparently involuntary movements we call reflexes, but a technique of connection (i.e. integration and self control), which forms a substantial addition to our very slender resources in personal education."

George Bernard Shaw

The Alexander Technique

  • - Improve poor posture
    - Naturally overcome back, neck and joint pain
    - Relieve muscle tension and stiffness
    - Improve vocal and breathing problems
    - Overcome anxiety and stress related conditions
  • The challenges and fast-changing demands of modern life can so occupy our thoughts that we forget about that most important consideration: ourselves. When the natural subconscious mechanisms for balance and posture are disturbed by habitual misuse or injury, the standard of our physical and mental functioning can be adversely affected. However, the appropriate muscular activity for posture is not something we can regain simply by trying harder. It involves 'automatic' reflex responses that, when working well, appear to support the body almost effortlessly. By adopting the principles of the Alexander Technique, and by learning to prevent interference with the subtle, complex mechanisms, we can significantly restore their effectiveness. Breathing and speaking become easier; movement becomes freer, lighter and more enjoyable.

Testimonials

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Clinical Trial Results


Clinical trial results published show that Alexander Technique lessons provide long-term benefit.

The trial results clearly show that 24 one-to-one lessons in the Alexander Technique led to important improvements in function, quality of life and reduction of days in pain for the patients. Following 24 Alexander Technique lessons the average number of activities limited by back pain had fallen by 42%. Click here to read more on an external website.

Workshops


Sonia Richards can organise group workshops for people interested in finding out more about the technique.

The group workshops can be a standalone day or a half day. They can also become a course of workshops over a number of weeks or can be combined with horse riding.

Sonia has accommodation on site for people who may need it.
I have been very conscious of my body's positioning since your Workshop and my back is so much better - I knew I twisted to the left but you gave me some tools to work on this thank you so much!
Kay Mitchell