In daily life, much of what we do, we do in a habitual way without really thinking about it. The starting point for learning the Alexander Technique is to notice how you do what you do through simple activities such as sitting, standing and bending – the sort of movements we make all time. Most people use far more effort and tension in activity than is really necessary and after a while we become so accustomed to holding on to the tension that we do not notice that it has become a permanent feature causing aches and pains, headaches and joint deterioration. My job as an Alexander teacher, by using verbal instruction and non-invasive hands-on work, is to guide you through these movements, teaching you how to move in a more efficient way that makes use of the way the human body is designed to work and which feels lighter and uses less effort.

Once you have learnt the principles of how to move in a better way, you can apply your new skills to anything you like from baking cakes to swimming, running, performing or playing an instrument. You may also notice that as your body starts to calm down, so does your mind.
Learning the Alexander Technique is an open ended process that can continue to develop over a lifetime if you want it to. It works much better if you put your new skills into practice between the lessons as well during the lesson. I would recommend having at least 6 lessons to start with, no more than a week apart, to allow you to build up your skills lesson by lesson. After a while, you will be able to just have an occasional ‘top-up’ lesson every few weeks to keep you going.
Lessons are at my home in Tuffley and last approximately 45 minutes.  You will NOT at any time be asked to undress, though you will need to remove your shoes. Please wear  loose and comfortable clothing.

My current fees are £35.00 per lesson or you can pay for 5 lessons in advance (£175) and get the 6th lesson free.

Go to the contact page and book a FREE 45 minute  introductory lesson to find out more.