Alexander Technique

Mindful movement, freedom in breathing, intelligent postural support

The Alexander Technique can help you reduce strain on your body and your being in the performance of everyday tasks as well as of special skills.  Find us in Canberra, A.C.T. where we are also Alexander Technique teacher-training specialists.

“I will forever be grateful for the powerful teachings of Michael and Léonie at Freedom in Action. You have helped me to give myself my life back! Learning the Alexander Technique has been a truly transformational experience and has put the power of healing back within ME! Gone are the daily, anxiety-producing headaches that plagued me for years and the dependence on ibuprofen for relief. Gone is my fear that I will someday be an old lady who can barely move and cannot pick up my grandchildren. Gone is the frustration of powerlessness to eliminate or  minimize the back, hip, and buttock pains.”
Catherine Durney

Public servant

Michael and Léonie have helped thousands of people to overcome, mitigate and manage a range of common, and not so common back, neck and associated problems. They have a particular interest in problem-solving in workplace environments, with musicians and with sportspeople.
“Primary Control” Part 1

“Primary Control” Part 1

I am putting inverted commas around our concept, because people mean different things by it. E.g. if you had asked me 35 years ago, I may have waffled vaguely about the head and neck. Now I would say more precisely that the ‘PC’ is a relationship between the head,...

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Not So Certain – What Can We Learn From Each Other?

Not So Certain – What Can We Learn From Each Other?

Bruce Fertman, charming man and terrific Alexander teacher, has written a piece called ‘Constructive Doubt’. I like what Bruce says, and I wanted to pick up on the word ‘rifts’ as I think this is an important issue in our AT community. Is the word ‘rifts’ helpful?...

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Understand How The Alexander Technique Can Help You

Understand How The Alexander Technique Can Help You

We often get asked questions about how the Alexander Technique (AT) can  help and how it relates both to effective pain management and to performing any skill better.  Below are some answers to give you more insight into the AT. 1. Why is it so hard to maintain good...

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