Workshops and courses

Learning the Alexander Technique is best achieved through one-to-one lessons with teachers.  This allows you to work with teacher on your individual habits of movement, which vary from person to person.

But learning in group-settings, through one-off workshops or courses can also be helpful in many ways. For example

  • introductory workshops and courses can be a good way to familiarise yourself with the basic concepts of the Alexander Technique
  • group learning can reinforce what you learn in one-to-one lessons
  • specialist courses can help you apply the Alexander Technique to particular activities or in particular settings
  • residential workshops or courses can help you experience the Alexander Technique in new and deeper ways

To find out about workshops and courses near you, you can refer to our map of workshops and courses.

Or you can refer our list of workshops and courses which lists courses all over the world.

At about the age of 45, I began to experience severe pain in both of my knees. I was told I had damaged the cartilage, initially caused by the use of a kicking strap on a sailing dinghy, and made worse by many years of beagling, and to stop beagling or risk ending up in a wheelchair. A few years later a friend suggested the Alexander Technique. At first I was very sceptical, but had also reached the stage where I was ready to try virtually any means to solve the problem. A few weeks after my first lesson, I had gone out beagling, but only walking. Some hounds had separated from the main pack and the Master asked a friend to go and bring them back. As the friend ran past me, he asked me to accompany him in order to help him. I was amazed I could run without any pain whatsoever. My back pain had also almost completely disappeared although it remained a small problem for a while. If the pain recurred, I would almost immediately lie down to apply the Technique. It is now many years since I last had back pain. I am now 75 years old and still go out beagling.

Chris Walsh
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