are lessons like?
Technique lessons are one-on-one
When you decide to come along to The Back School to learn
the Alexander Technique, you won't be just one of the crowd.
This isn't an aerobics class!
at The Back School, you'll find that you have your teacher's
undivided attention and expertise for the entire length of
your class. Neither technology nor people will interrupt your
appointment, and your teacher will guide you on your exciting
new journey to a life without pain and stiffness.
the bad habits
The way you "use" yourself in your everyday activities and
behaviour is the habitual pattern you have.
you have never stopped to consider how you do things, these
habits have become unconscious responses. You may discover,
if you stopped and looked, that some of these habitual responses
are actually damaging to you and your health and well-being.
pay for such interference with poor posture and a wealth of
seemingly inexplicable ailments like recurrent headaches,
low back pains, breathing difficulties, painful joints and
you thinking ...
When you go to your first one-on-one Alexander Technique session,
your lifestyle and body-type will be assessed by Karyn or
Tara. This is because every body is different, just as every
lifestyle is different. Such individual differences require
an individual response. You'll find out immediately whether
you will benefit from the Alexander Technique. (And you may
also be surprised to find out exercises are unsuitable for
each lesson, to which you'll wear comfortable, non-restrictive
clothing, your teacher will gradually bring your habitual
patterns of use to your awareness.
At The Back School, there are two qualified teachers of the
Alexander Technique, Karyn and Tara Chapman. Each woman has
spent three years in full-time study in a training school
governed by international standards.
means of simple explanations reinforced by gentle touch, your
teacher will give you information about alternative and freer
patterns of moving. You'll practise these together so you're
sure to get them right. No need to fear information overload;
progress will be at your pace.
you learn these new ways of moving, you put them into practice
in your daily life so you become unconsciously skilled in
your new, good habits of body-use.
habit has a starting point. Start your new Alexander habit
now! Contact us.