Alexander Technique Bristol
When everything is going well, we can take great joy in living to full capacity. Each day brings new and exciting opportunities and we approach our activities with balance and ease.
But for many of us, something seems to shift over the years. What used to be so easy can become an effort and a strain, diminishing our sense of freedom and maybe even the success and enjoyment we experience in our daily lives. Often we feel our only option is to put in more effort, to try harder, which only seems to compound our struggle.
The good news is that it doesn't have to be this way.
For well over a hundred years the work of Frederick Matthias Alexander has been providing people from all walks of life with the tools that they need to change, to develop and to flourish in their lives.
A New Approach to Life
If you’re reading this page, the chances are that you’ve heard something about the Alexander Technique and are wondering whether it might help you. If you have an inquisitive mind and would value more ease, flexibility and freedom in both thinking and movement, then the answer is likely to be yes.
During lessons I will share with you the principles and processes of Alexander’s work, so that you can learn how to apply them with increasing success to your own life.
Each lesson is designed around you as an individual. In a practical way, we will look at your everyday or more specialist activities, depending on your particular interests. Through a combination of questions, reasoning, ‘hands on’ interactions and modelling of a new way of thinking, you will discover how you can approach your activities in a fresh, easy and more effective way.
One of the most exciting aspects of Alexander’s work is that the skills you learn in your lessons are far reaching. In fact, in time they can be applied to every element of your life, with increasing effectiveness . So whilst you may experience rapid improvement in the particular activity we focus on in an Alexander Technique lesson, the skills you will be learning can ultimately be applied to the whole of your life.
Alexander Technique Lessons, Classes and Workshops in Bristol
Update on Alexander Technique lessons
For the time being, I am continuing to run a Covid secure practice, details of which will be provided prior to your first session. Most lessons will be done on a one to one basis or in small groups of two-three people, allowing for a safer level of social distancing.
After more than two years that has been challenging both mentally and physically for so many of us, Alexander's work can be a real breath of fresh air. Now we are fully into spring and the lighter, longer days are here, this could be a great time to try something different and new. Alexander's work is an invaluable investment in yourself that will help you manage your life in the most efficient and effective way possible. The greater freedom and flexibility that comes with doing this work will also make it easier for you to adapt to the frequent changes that seem to be part of all of our lives these days.
If you'd like to find out more, why not get in touch and book a no obligation introductory session.
I look forward to hearing from you and having the opportunity to share this life changing work.
Alexander Technique Introductory Group Classes
Two Hour Introduction
These two hour classes include an introductory talk and the opportunity to do some practical work in a friendly small group setting - a great way to find out if the Alexander Technique is for you.
Future dates to be confirmed
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All larger group classes are temporarily suspended until it is safe to resume them.
Ongoing Group Classes and Private Lessons
Small group classes
I am currently offering small group classes for two-three people. These classes offer the many benefits that come from sharing this work with another person. They are suitable for all levels once you have attended an introductory session. Email or call me for current availability.
Cost £25 per person
Sessions on your own are great if you're looking for more flexibility in timings or the privacy of a class on your own. I have some day time and evening appointments available.
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Alexander Technique Teacher Training
Many people have heard of the Alexander Technique these days, but what's not always known is that Alexander's work is one of the most extraordinary and enduring methods for personal development. A number of the people who successfully complete the four year training do of course go on to teach. However, it's also quite common that trainees do part or all of the course purely for the constructive changes that they experience in their own lives. Sometimes the training is the catalyst for them finding out what they really want to do. Other times it is the very process that gives them the skills, confidence and courage to go out and do what they've always dreamed of doing.
If this appeals to you and you'd like to find out more, there is a downloadable prospectus below. For more general information about the ITM, take a look at www.itmalexandertechnique.org. You're also welcome to contact me if you have any questions.
ITM Alexander Technique Training Course Prospectus