Sitting at a computer, presenting at a meeting, playing a musical instrument, doing sports, and playing with your kids – these activities are all supported by your postural system. Are you supporting yourself well or do you have excess tension, poor alignment, and/or instability?
Practicing Alexander technique will help you identify and lose harmful habits of tension and posture so that you can move with more freedom, stability, and confidence — as mother nature intended. The end result: a more balanced, efficient posture that supports all forms of activity and improves your quality of life. Along the way we can address habitual patterns that are the source of chronic pain such as back and neck pain or RSI.
Developed at the beginning of the 20th century by F. M. Alexander, it has been embraced by a diversity of performers, athletes, scientists and philosophers. Ben Kingsley, Aldous Huxley, Juliette Binoche, John Cleese, and Julie Andrews to name just a few. Nicholas Tinbergen devoted half of his Nobel prize speech (medicine) to Alexander technique.
Alexander technique is most often taught one-on-one with constant hands on and verbal feedback. Your habits are often subtle and elusive and require the 100% attention of an expert teacher.
We also offer group classes and specialized workshops which allow you to practice the principles of good posture and movement in real time, experimenting for yourself and with others. Alexander technique has also been applied to sports, particularly running and swimming, with remarkable results.
Please read on to find out more about our private lessons and group classes
Alexander Technique lessons with Patrick have been amazing for my well being, posture, and ease of movement. I’ve trained with quite a few Alexander technique teachers but in my opinion Patrick is the clearest and the best. I’ve also done years or training in dance and yoga but the only thing that has truly fundamentally and sustainably changed my deep postural habits has been Alexander technique lessons with Patrick. Bregje Prins – Humanitarian aid worker
After struggling for years with back, shoulder and neck problems and trying multiple other therapies and remedies, discovering Alexander Technique was like a miracle. Not only has it drastically reduced my pain; it is also the first time that I feel I know how to deal with pain when it recurs and take the necessary steps to reduce tension and stress on my own, without painkillers or therapists. Patrick is an excellent teacher who listens closely to students and brilliantly explains techniques and exercises with vivid examples. Francesca de Châtel PhD.- Researcher and Journalist