The Alexander Technique

Angelique Swallow
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Angelique Swallow MSTAT  
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What to expect in a 1-to-1 lesson

The aim of taking Alexander lessons is to apply the technique in everyday life by learning to release unnecessary muscular tension, allowing you to enjoy greater ease of movement, optimum balance & improved co-ordination, whether at work, rest or play.

In every lesson there will be a short discussion prior to start working, which will include information on the mechanics of movement, anatomy and any relevant scientific research. The lesson will proceed with a period of working in semi-supine which is a classic Alexander Technique position and everyday movements such as sitting, standing, walking or using tools / instruments, etc.

You will never be asked to engage in any kind of strenuous exercise, however it will require your full participation in order to discover your potential for change. Please wear loose clothing to allow you to be comfortable in both semi-supine and movement.

Apart from the first lesson, the duration of each lesson will be 45 minutes. Alexander Lessons will help to ease your pain, stress and strains. The main aim of all lessons are to teach you to recognise habitual tension in movement and thinking and to learn to enjoy the freedom that nature intended you to have.

Before booking a lesson please ensure you have read my current H&S Policy and Risk Assessment & Mitigation Policy with regards to the Covid-19 pandemic:

Group Workshops are tailored to the participants needs, from large corporations to small businesses or groups of musicians and artists, etc. To arrange a group workshop, please contact me to discuss your specific requirements.

Testimonials: "I have benefited greatly from learning the Alexander Technique. To start with it seemed rather strange... but it works. I no longer have backache. My body moves in a much more comfortable way and my arms swing to the side rather than being joined to the side of my body. A strange side effect for me is that in crowds people don’t seem to bump into me so often as I walk straighter, more confidently and with more presence. It is fantastic to be able to move in a more springy way in my late fifties. I was not aware of how posture affects speaking too. Although I always thought I stood up straight, with subtle changes to the position of my head, in my Alexander Technique lessons, I could speak much more clearly. "But how I wish that I had learned these skills years ago. Having taught for thirty five years I could have incorporated the Alexander Technique into my lessons to support  my pupils and I think I would have felt and looked much more confident in all I did. Better late than never" - Ros B

"You did teach an old dog new tricks!! You have made me very aware of how to walk, sit and get out of my clapped out settee correctly" - Ilse D

Working with the Alexander Technique

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Course Curriculum: Presentation on anatomy, general information about the workings of the body & mind including all new relevant scientific research.

Working in activities, learning how to move according to our design and to our best mechanical advantage, to help us carrying out all our daily acitivities without undue muscular tension. We also work in semi-supine, allowing gravity to do all the work for us and which is termed in the Alexander Technique as constructive rest.

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