What is it?
The Alexander Technique is a set of skills that helps you recognise tension in your body and how to change it. We teach you practical skills and processes that facilitate positive personal change.
How can it help?
It has 3 benefits
- Pain Relief
- Stress reduction
- Improved performance in everything you do
How do we do it?
The Alexander Technique helps you to change your posture so that pain and tension are reduced and your body returns to a more balanced state. An Alexander Technique teacher will:
- Observe the way you move in a variety of activities
- Provide explanations that help you direct your attention in a new way
- Assist you with gentle manual guidance
After a series of lessons you will be able to drive the process your self.
A practical solution
The Alexander Technique can help you to reduce pain, disability and stress. We can help you to get moving safely again. Improving your posture, approach to movement and coordination helps boost confidence and stamina.
The best thing is that it is safe, cost-effective and requires no expensive technical equipment. We effect positive change in your life with no gimmicks, no expensive equipment, and no nasty side effects.
The cost of Alexander Technique private sessions varies between teachers. As a guide you would expect to pay between $50 and $120 per session. The duration of a standard session may also vary.
How many times will I need to see my teacher?
This varies and depends on your personal goals. Alexander Technique teachers are happy to tailor programs to suit your individual situation, goals and interests. Evidence has shown that with 6, 12 and 24 sessions the benefit and lasting nature of this benefit increases respectively.
Private sessions or group classes?
We advise seeking input from a qualified teacher, because this will help you make change quickly and effectively.
Trained teachers show you how to identify problems and how to use the Alexander Technique process to change them. Lessons are available individually and through group classes. You can experience aspects and explore foundations of the Technique in a group class but you are likely to benefit from the attention a one-to-one consultation will provide.
Depending on your preference you may wish to learn in a group or individually. Some students enjoy taking a combination of the two.
Private Health Rebates
Many Private Health Funds provide a rebate for lessons in the Alexander Technique.
Refer to our “find a teacher” search for up-to-date details.