Alexander Lessons (or Classes)
” I offer a free 15 minute consultation at the beginning of our first meeting. This is a really important time for us to get to know each other and gives me the opportunity to understand how I can be of most help. I work with all kinds of people. Typically, they come to me after having become frustrated and disappointed with a range of treatments and false promises. Sound familiar? Alexander is not for everyone. If you want a quick fix, don’t come to me. The Technique is a process of learning that empowers you to take control over your own health issues. It also promotes personal growth and development. ” Anthony Kingsley
Alexander Technique lessons or classes are one-to-one and there are no exercises or postures to learn. The Teacher uses a range of simple everyday activities to explore a pupil’s individual patterns of movement and reaction. Gentle guidance with the hands and verbal instruction help calm the mind and restore the body’s natural reflexes. The props of a session typically include a chair, a table and a mirror.
” The aim of Alexander lessons is to maintain a state of harmony and composure in the body and mind in the face of life’s challenges. “ Anthony Kingsley
The Alexander Technique is an education, and therefore, classes are usually referred to as lessons or sessions. The practitioner is the Teacher, and the client is the pupil.
Alexander lessons may involve practical applications of the Alexander Technique to a variety of specific activities like singing, reciting, typing, dance movements, yoga or playing a musical instrument. sessions normally last 30 minutes, and it is suggested that pupils wear loose and comfortable clothing.
” The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. ” Marcel Proust
Embarking on a course of Alexander lessons is an education. And so there is no right number of lessons one must have. Typically, a pupil will have about 10 to 25 classes to get a basic understanding of how to apply their experience to everyday life. Some people find huge benefits in just having a small number of sessions.
Why not follow the example of Keanu Reeves, Pierce Brosnan, Victoria Beckham and Sir Paul McCartney and learn the Alexander Technique.
Cost and Time of Lessons
Costs of Alexander classes in London typically vary between about £30 to £80 per session. This is usually based on the location and level of experience of the practitioner. At the Studio, the range is between £45 to £75. Our Alexander Teachers hold a few limited places for concessionary fees. If you require Alexander lessons in London, W1, please contact us directly, at the Alexander Studio. We also offer Alexander lessons in East Finchley, North London.
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