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Alexander Technique - An Introduction

Alexander Technique - An Introduction

The Alexander Technique is a tried and tested method for improving physical wellbeing. The technique is at the heart of modern performance training with a wide range of applications. It can transform the way you use your body in daily life by improving posture, balance and muscle tone.

Our Alexander Technique training helps to reduce unnecessary muscular tension exacerbated by the habitual movements of everyday activities. The ultimate goal of the technique is to relieve tension and make movement pleasurable.

Take a moment to consider how you are sitting or standing as you read this. Are you leaning forward or backward? Are you looking down at your phone? Is your spine under unnecessary pressure? This practical method encourages participants to change harmful posture and movement habits, which can affect our daily lives.

 

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Alexander Technique Training - Course Content

 Content will vary based on course length and class size, but includes:

  • Awareness of basic postural habits in daily life: sitting, standing, walking and more.
  • Improve poise, physical wellbeing, performance and stamina
  • General increase of anatomical awareness through practical games and movement exercises
  • Release of tension in the muscles including neck, shoulders, back and hips
  • Heightened sensitivity to the physical responses of others
  • Body language skills: Improved listening and communication skills and more control over the non-verbal messages sent in conversation

Prior to the class you will receive some additional reading with practical tips and advice to support your learning.

 

Type

Group Alexander Technique courses are the perfect way to learn the basics and benefit from the guidance of a qualified teacher.

Level

No previous experience is necessary. Students who have had Alexander Technique lessons before will also benefit from taking this course in order to refresh and enhance their knowledge.

Styles

Alexander Technique is endorsed by the medical profession as an effective cure for back pain, RSI and stress.

Who is this course for?

Alexander Technique offers practical skills to suit a wide range of individuals.

You might spend the majority of your day sitting at a desk or in meetings. You may be looking to improve posture when speaking in public or hone your technique in yoga or at gym. You may be an aspiring performer looking to add finesse to your singing, dance, acting, or simply want to improve your physique.

There's evidence suggesting the Alexander technique can help people with:

  • long-term back pain – lessons in the technique may lead to reduced back pain-associated disability and reduce how often you feel pain for up to a year or more
  • long-term neck pain – lessons in the technique may lead to reduced neck pain and associated disability for up to a year or more

In Class

It is important to let your teacher know if you have any physical strains or injuries at the beginning of the class.

The Alexander Technique is very gentle, if at any point you feel uncomfortable let your teacher know immediately.

MEET YOUR TUTOR

Cristina qualified as an Alexander Technique teacher in London in 2005, and is now a member of The Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique (STAT).

She was captivated by the potential of the human body and its ability to overcome pain - especially when she herself developed acute back pain while studying to become a laboratory technician.

Cristina believes in the passionately in the technique, and credits it for transforming her life - she feels much better now than she did in her early 20's.

Motivated by her own experience of self-empowerment through learning the Alexander Technique, she is passionate to share her teaching to others. 

Learn more about the technique

Learn more about Alexander Technique and why you should take this course to improve your physical wellbeing, whether you're a performer or not, here.


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What is Alexander Technique?

City Academy tutor, Cristina Codina Llavina, explains what Alexander Technique is, and why it is so effective for performers and non-performers alike.
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PAYMENT OPTIONS

You are welcome to join the course up to the second class.

ONLINE & PHONE PAYMENTS

Online – To book your selected class/course online, just click Book Now next to your chosen class/course.
Phone – We would be happy to take your booking over the phone, just call us on 020 7042 8833.

CASH & CHEQUE PAYMENTS

Cash - You are welcome to pay cash, just come and see us at our office: City Academy, 38 Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4RN
Cheque - You can also pay by cheque by filling out this form (click here) and posting it to the address above.

CANCELLATIONS POLICY

We offer a full refund or full credit of your original course if you cancel at least 72 hours before the start of your booking.
We cannot offer any refund if you cancel less than 72 hours before the start of your booking, or if you do not attend.
(For more information please see our terms and conditions)

10% DISCOUNT AVAILABLE

If you book 2 or more different classes/courses at a time we can offer you a 10% discount. If you wish to take advantage of this offer please enter 2ORMORE in the promotional code box when booking online or quote code when booking over the phone. Please note that this offer cannot be applied when you are booking two or more of the same class/course.

DATE DAY TIME DURATION TUTOR VENUE PRICE BOOKING
7 Jan - 28 Jan Thu 19:00-21:00 4 weeks Cristina Codina Llavina Urdang 2 £120.00
Book Now
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6 Feb Sat 10:00-13:00 1 day Cristina Codina Llavina Urdang 2 £55.00
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PAYMENT OPTIONS

You are welcome to join the course up to the second class.

ONLINE & PHONE PAYMENTS

Online – To book your selected class/course online, just click Book Now next to your chosen class/course.
Phone – We would be happy to take your booking over the phone, just call us on 020 7042 8833.

CASH & CHEQUE PAYMENTS

Cash - You are welcome to pay cash, just come and see us at our office: City Academy, 38 Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4RN
Cheque - You can also pay by cheque by filling out this form (click here) and posting it to the address above.

CANCELLATIONS POLICY

We offer a full refund or full credit of your original course if you cancel at least 72 hours before the start of your booking.
We cannot offer any refund if you cancel less than 72 hours before the start of your booking, or if you do not attend.
(For more information please see our terms and conditions)

10% DISCOUNT AVAILABLE

If you book 2 or more different classes/courses at a time we can offer you a 10% discount. If you wish to take advantage of this offer please enter 2ORMORE in the promotional code box when booking online or quote code when booking over the phone. Please note that this offer cannot be applied when you are booking two or more of the same class/course.

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Alexander Technique – An Introduction tutors


All City Academy tutors are experienced professionals from theatre, film/TV and performance industries. So whilst they're training you they may also be rehearsing for a West End show or working on a movie. We like that and we do believe it makes a difference in class.

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