I started the Alexander Technique due to slight scoliosis and a stretched nerve in my left lower back and I thought it would improve my posture which could only help my injury! I've got far more out of the technique than just improved posture! The first thing that I've learned is how to work with my Alexander Technique teacher and my body to control the pain! When the horrible muscle spasms start, I can now use breathing to help instead of lying on the floor helpless. Instead of focusing on what I can't do or do incorrectly, my teacher has helped me to understand what I do right and to do things that I didn't think that I could do. I found out that I have model hips rather than a twisted spine and that I can sit on an exercise ball without falling over! In short, the technique has made a huge difference to my life. I would recommend it to everyone and strongly believe that it should be on the NHS!
About the student network
The Student Network is an independent body that is coordinated by students. We host affordable workshops with a range of guest teachers and also organise social events to bring students together. In addition to this page, information about these will be available at:
- The STAT Student Network Facebook group
Our aim is to introduce students to the diversity of approaches that there are to the Alexander Technique, and to keep them up to date with the current issues within the Alexander community. We strongly encourage students and teachers to suggest topics of interest and we'll do our best to organise a related workshop. Please get in touch with us via email: email@example.com
Our social events will be relaxed and informal, and this will be a great opportunity for students to interact and get to know each other.
In some social events we'll have guest speakers, teachers or students, who can provide information on a particular matter. That will not be in the form of a lecture, but rather the starting point of a discussion. Our evenings are not only open to Alexander students. Anyone who is brave enough can attend!
Student Network Coordinators
The student network is coodinated by two trainees: Deborah Levy and Jacek Kaleta.
If you have any questions or suggestions about the Student Network, please email them at firstname.lastname@example.org