One to One Lessons
An individual lesson with one of our teachers will give you the best introduction to the Technique and help you decide if a course of lessons would benefit you.
If you would prefer to find out a bit more about the Alexander Technique before trying a lesson, then come along to an Open Hour at the Pimlico Centre. You can meet some of the teachers, hear a short talk about what the Alexander Technique is, and how it could benefit you. You can also experience the Alexander Technique for yourself in a short practical demonstration, and have your questions answered. Our next Open Hours are listed here.
What happens in a lesson?
The first lesson will start with a short discussion about what brings you to the Alexander Technique and what you’d like to get from it.
You will then look at some simple everyday activities such as standing, sitting and walking. With verbal instruction and manual guidance the teacher will encourage you to release inappropriate tension during movement and you’ll discover more about habits which may be limiting your potential. In this way you’ll come to appreciate how thought affects action and you’ll experience greater alertness and lighter and freer movement.
In time and with practice you will be able to use your new understanding and skill in more complex and demanding activities and situations in your daily life. You can bring awareness and poise to anything that you do.
Are there any exercises?
From the very first lesson your teacher will give you guidelines and suggestions for applying the technique in your daily life. However these are not exercises – instead you’re learning a more conscious use of your muscular system.
How long does a lesson last?
Lessons normally last 40 minutes, although your first lesson may be slightly longer.
How many lessons do I need?
It’s difficult to answer that question without having some knowledge of your individual needs, and certainly this is something to discuss with your teacher. As a rule of thumb you’ll need between five to ten lessons to begin applying the technique to your life. Many people enjoy it so much they have more.
Can I just try one?
Yes, start with one lesson and find out if the Alexander Technique is for you.
How do I get started?
The best way is to give us a call or send us an email to book an introductory lesson.
What happens if I need to cancel a lesson?
There is no charge if you need to cancel or move a lesson giving more than 24 hours’ notice, otherwise the full fee is payable.