A first lesson is an opportunity for you to get first hand experience of the Alexander Technique, what a lesson is like, and a sense of the direction that further lessons should take you in.
The role of the Alexander teacher is to use gentle manual guidance to help unravel distortions and encourage postural support and breathing to work more efficiently. As well, the teacher uses verbal instruction to help students become aware of their own pattern of tension and how to deal with it for themselves.
Hence the work can be described as educative.
You may be asked to perform common movements like sitting or walking. Your teacher will give you verbal feedback and instruction as he or she uses his/her hands to gently guide you to an awareness of physical tensions, holding patterns or distortions that otherwise lie below the level of your conscious attention. You may also be asked to lie on a firm table, again while the teacher helps you to identify and release unhelpful holding patterns. Pupils find the process pleasant, calming and relaxing as well as informative. It is gentle and non-invasive.
On-going lessons follow a broadly similar pattern. Any activity of interest to you can be incorporated into a lesson; eg bending, walking, exercises, martial arts forms, playing a musical instrument, working at a computer, etc, etc.
If you are even just a little diligent in working on yourself in between lessons (and this need never be onerous), then functional improvement, improvements in ease of postural support, movement, breathing, poise and self-awareness and -control should inevitably follow.
Most people book an initial lesson where they can gain direct experience of the Technique and discuss their particular situation with a teacher. The initial lesson runs around one hour and the fee is $155.00. On-going lessons are 35-40 minutes in length and cost $90, or around $82 if you book a package of lessons or $70 if you are a tertiary student. Enquire about/see below our other individual lesson/group class packages.
If you would like to meet us first, some group classes and occasional lecture or demonstrations are also available.
Freedom in Action – Alexander Technique 2013
We have prepared a range of value packages for 2013 to help you achieve your goals with the Alexander Technique, whether they are to do with freedom from pain, or posture- or performance-related or other. We have also reduced the pain by including package discounts for booking in advance. Choose from the packages below or call us to arrange a package tailored specifically to your needs and your budget.
|Initial assessment lesson by appointment||$155|
|Freedom in Action – Value packages|
|Self-actualiser||35||12||12 months||$3,375 (save $330 – equivalent to 4 lessons)
|Stay in control||19||6||6 months||$1,814 (save $166 – equivalent to 2 lessons)
|Get results||9||3||10 weeks||$865 (save $83 – equivalent to 1 lesson)
|Get on track||5||2||5 weeks||$499 (save $41 – equivalent to one class)
|Results (individual) – 7 lessons minimum for saving $579 (save $51)|
|Group Classes||Tuesdays 5.30 – 6.45pm twice/month
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