Discover how constructive rest

             is essential for an active life


       Learn about quality me-time

              to rest and restore yourself


       Find a new direction

             with the Alexander Technique

Lenny Henry: In 2011 Lenny Henry learned...

In 2011 Lenny Henry learned the Alexander Technique as part of his award-winning performance as Othello for the Northern Broadsides Theatre Company. He says:

Alexander technique really helped my posture and focus during my stint as Othello with Northern Broadsides theatre company. Imagine how excited I was when arrived at the National theatre for Comedy of Errors and found I could have Alexander taught to me once a week, I was chuffed to little meatballs.

Sally Buckle: The advice and coaching...

The advice and coaching from my Alexander teacher during training for a London to Paris bike ride transformed my experience immeasurably and I am pleased to say that I was really able to enjoy the event without suffering as many of my co-participants did. I would urge anyone who is considering any physical challenge and is interested in, or, practising AT to seek some specific AT tips and advice.

Patricia Brooks: I was looking for some way...

I was looking for some way to help manage my lower back problems without relying on pain relief medication. I have found my one-to-one AT sessions extremely helpful and have learnt to identify and avoid postures and actions that contribute to back pain. I now know how to relax and properly rest my back and neck. In my experience, AT is a whole body technique which can help one to be more self-aware and to understand how to move with less tension and consequently, with less effort. Hurray for AT!

Susan White: I have been taking lessons...

I have been taking lessons for a few years now. Right from the first lesson my chronic back pain improved and I was moving more smoothly. After a lesson I always feel lighter, more positive and more confident. The Alexander Technique has helped me to realise that I have a choice about how I use my body. This awareness has spread to other areas of my life and I now feel more in control of myself and my life.

Learn the Alexander Technique for optimum balance, posture and co-ordination in everything you do. Organise yourself with maximum efficiency to optimise performance in your work and everyday life, and in coping with stress and physical problems.

Give yourself a powerful tool for personal development, self-awareness, mindfulness and learning new skills.

Change the habits that contribute towards functional problems such as back pain, muscle tension and stiffness, poor posture and breathing problems.

Discover the freedom to change conditions that stop you reaching your potential and enjoying a happy, healthy life.

Find a STAT qualified teacher to best experience the Alexander Technique.

Teachers of the Alexander Technique (STAT)This website is owned, run and maintained by the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique (STAT), the largest Professional Association of Alexander Technique Teachers worldwide, established in 1958, responsible for maintaining professional standards of its members and promoting the Alexander Technique. Only teaching members of STAT are eligible to use this collective mark, identifying them as fully trained Alexander Technique teachers who abide by the Society’s Rules and Regulations.

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Video by STAT and the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain on the Alexander Technique.

The Alexander Technique helped me release tension which I was previously unaware that I had, in particular when standing at the tee. In the past my mind would have been elsewhere and my thoughts made me more tense. Applying the Technique I discovered relaxing the jaw, feeling my socks in my shoes, sensing the ground beneath my feet and just being there really helped. My drive distance improved and I cut 5 shots in one game.

Annie Dillnutt, golfer
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