Pieter van der Grinten, an Alexander Technique Teacher

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Alexander Technique FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can benefit from the Alexander Technique?

Anyone, the Technique helps millions of people across the world to naturally overcome:

What do people use the Technique for?

There are many possible uses for the Alexander Technique, here are some of the most common ones:

How will the Technique help me?

The Technique works by alleviating and eradicating problems resulting from poor "use" i.e. the way you stand, sit, move etc. at anytime in any activity. It will help you identify and prevent the harmful habits that may be the cause of stress and pain.You will learn to release tension and rediscover balance of mind and body. With an increased awareness you can:

What happens in my lesson?

Your teacher will use gentle hands-on guidance and verbal explanations to help you find ease and balance within yourself in simple movements and everyday activities - such as sitting, standing, walking, bending etc. Part of the lesson may include you lying down in the classic Alexander Technique semi-supine position allowing maximum support and relief for the back.

What should I wear in my lesson?

Ordinary, comfortable clothing that does not restrict movement.

How many lessons will I need?

A recent independent survey has shown that a short course of 6 lessons can bring some considerable improvement for back-pain sufferers. However, realistically to change habits of a lifetime, will require longer. Your teacher will advice you when you have your first lesson.

What is the duration of a lesson?

Your first (introductory) lesson will last about an hour. Following lessons will be 40 - 45 mins.

How many students will attend?

Lessons in the Alexander Technique are taught on an individual one to one basis.