Alexander Technique

The Alexander Technique is named after the man who discovered and developed it over one hundred years ago – F.M. Alexander (1869-1955).

In his twenties, just when he was beginning to have some success as an actor, Alexander developed a catastrophic tendency to lose his voice part way through each performance. He subsequently realized that he was causing the problem himself  through bad habits that kicked in as soon as he started to speak on stage, and this led him to years of painstaking self-study and experiment and culminated in such an improvement in his voice and general health that his fellow actors were keen to know how he did it.

This developed into the Alexander Technique as it is taught today – a conscious way of using your whole self  that causes the minimum of strain and effort and allows you to do more effectively and less stress-fully whatever activity you wish to.

“The Alexander Technique will benefit anyone whether they are an elite athlete or whether they just wish to live life without the aches and pains that many people suffer and accept as part of life. It is a pity that these techniques are not shown to us all at an early age for I have no doubt that this would alleviate many of the causes of ill health in our communities”

Greg Chappell, Australian Cricketer (1970-1984)

“I find the Alexander Technique very helpful in my work. Things happen to you without trying. They get to be light and relaxed. You must get an Alexander teacher to show you how.”

John Cleese, actor.