You learn the Alexander Technique through one-to-one lessons with a qualified teacher who will address your individual needs.
Learning the Alexander Technique involves changing long-standing habits and relies on your active participation. The Technique involves no specific exercises, requires no special equipment and can be practised wherever you are. It is suitable for people of all ages and levels of physical fitness.
Your teacher will use gentle hands-on guidance and verbal explanations to help you find ease and balance within yourself in simple movements and everyday activities – such as sitting, standing, walking or bending.
Through experience and observation, you gain increased awareness enabling you to change long-standing habits and to function more efficiently.
In time, you will be able to use your new understanding and skill in more complex and demanding activities. You can bring awareness and poise to anything you do.
A few lessons can make a difference, but for continuing self-improvement a minimum of 20 lessons is recommended. Apart from short introductory courses for groups the Alexander Technique is generally taught individually.
For comfort, ordinary loose-fitting clothes should be worn.