How to Learn

Lessons

Each of us is a unique and highly complex psycho-physical whole: therefore individual attention is the primary form for learning this work.

At your introductory lesson it is important to assess to your concerns, your health status, your goals and aims, your expectations, and why you are choosing to study this work. It is also important to give you a concise overview of the theoretical principles and practical procedures that underpin the work we do. Each lesson is a learning unit that builds into a comprehensive and systematic method for restoring your health and well-being, enhancing your performance skills and helping you grow as a person. This is not a quick fix or an ad hoc process. At each step care is taken to establish the correct concepts ("top-down" work) and to follow through with the corresponding 'hands-on' sensory work (bottom-up work) necessary for the re-conditioning and restoring of poor postural habits. It is recommended that students aim to do a minimum of a lesson every two weeks, or its equivalent.

The introductory lesson is two hours and costs $166 (inclusive of tax). Thereafter, lessons are 1.5 hours and cost $125 (inclusive of tax). A lesson every two weeks is recommended.

Workshops and Lectures

It is also possible to learn something from a group experience, although individual lessons are recommended for anyone who is serious about making progress over the long term. Public lectures, demonstrations and workshops can be arranged.

Reading

There are now many books and websites about the Alexander Technique, some better than others. It is easy to get a very misguided idea from a poorly written book. That is why the following are recommended:

READ OUR OWN INTRODUCTORY BOOK:

  • The Alexander Technique: freedom in thought and action (order it here)

BOOKS BY FM ALEXANDER:

  • The Use of the Self
  • Constructive Conscious Control of the Individual
  • Man's Supreme Inheritance
  • The Universal Constant in Living

OTHER RECOMMENDED TITLES:

  • Authorised Summaries of FM Alexander�s Four Books By: R. Brown
  • The Alexander Principle, By: Dr. W. Barlow
  • Freedom to change, By: F. P. Jones
  • Body Learning, By: M. Gelb
  • Alexander Technique, By: C. Stevens
  • Alexander Technique: The Essential Writings of FM Alexander, By: E. Maisel
  • The Lost Sixth Sense: (A Medical Scientist Looks at the Alexander Technique), By: D. Garlick
  • Alexander Technique, A Step-By-Step Guide, By: A. Masterton

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