Alexander Technique - An Introduction

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.


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


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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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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