Learning the Alexander Technique
You can learn the Alexander Technique through one-to-one lessons with a qualified teacher. This setting provides the best opportunity to address your individual needs and goals, and give you personal, hands-on feedback. Learning the Alexander Technique involves changing long-standing habits, so improvement relies in part on your active participation and a commitment to a series of regular lessons. Alexander teachers, although highly trained, are not medical advisers, and do not make medical diagnoses.
What happens in lessons?
During the lessons, your teacher will use explanation and a guiding touch to help you rediscover balance and ease within yourself. Through simple movements such as sitting, walking or bending the knees, you learn how your coordination works — how you create tension and how you can prevent or release it. This awareness enables you to change habits and function more efficiently. In time and with practice you will be able to use your new understanding and skill in more complex and demanding activities and situations. You can bring awareness and poise to anything that you do.
Workshops in the Alexander Technique
Workshops are possible as an introduction to the Alexander Technique. Ideally workshops are limited to smaller groups, so that individuals have the opportunity to participate in activities, ask questions and get feedback. Alexander Technique workshops include movement activities, visual learning, kinesthetic feedback, and sharing of observations. Workshops can be formulated according to the specific situation and venue. Please contact Heather for more information.
Studio: please phone for specific address
Nanaimo: Old City, near Fitzwilliam and Machleary streets. Free parking, accessible by bus (3 blocks from the Prideaux Street bus terminus) 250-716-3464
Workshops are also available throughout Vancouver Island, the Fraser Valley, and greater Vancouver by appointment. Please contact Heather to book specific workshops.