move well live better
Certified Alexander Technique Teacher
At Move Well Live Better, our focus is on movement, and on how we think about movement.
Using a simple technique developed by a Tasmanian over 100 years ago that’s now taught around the world, we can teach you a natural, non-invasive skill to use in your everyday life.
Our intention is to give you the ability to perform at your best in everything you do with optimal tone, agility, balance and ease.
The Alexander Technique is a self-development skill that teaches you how to change long-standing habits that cause unnecessary tension in everything you do.
Whatever your age or ability, the Technique can help boost your performance in any activity and relieve the pain and stress caused by postural habits, like slouching or rounded shoulders.
Working with your teacher, you will learn to recognise your usual reactions to the stresses of life. You will find out how you have been contributing to your problems, how to prevent them and regain control.
A re-education of responses :
The Alexander Technique
“You translate everything, whether physical, mental or spiritual into muscular tension.”
- How you move, sit and stand affect how well you function.
- The mind and body work together intimately as one, each constantly influencing the other.
- Becoming more mindful of the way you go about your daily activities is necessary to make changes and gain benefit.
- The relationship of the head, neck and spine is fundamental to your ability to function optimally.
Conditions such as backache, neck and shoulder pain, as well as other sorts of long-term musculoskeletal pain are often the result of misusing our body over a long period of time, such as moving inefficiently and standing or sitting with our weight unevenly distributed. The aim of the Alexander Technique is to help you “unlearn” these old habits and achieve a balanced, more naturally aligned body, and we have the evidence to support it.
Understanding and improving your own use improves performance
Many musicians have found the Alexander Technique invaluable when dealing with tension and pain. The Technique is taught at many schools of music, universities and colleges around the world, including the Royal College of Music in London, the Juilliard School of Performing Arts in New York, and the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto.
“After an Alexander session it felt like someone had poured a full canister of three-in-one oil into my neck. After two sessions, I felt 20 years of neck tension fade away and I felt my chest naturally expand. I used to wrap myself round my instrument for years and when your head is inside the music, it’s like an anaesthetic, you don’t feel the discomfort but I gradually became aware of how I had been causing myself problems. I feel I have a greater sense of control when I’m playing if I consciously relax and it’s easier overall, particularly if I’m playing something that is technically difficult.”
— Máirtín O’Connor, leading traditional Irish accordion player
All ages, across diverse interests & professions
Here are a few of the areas in which people have reported significant improvement:
Back, Neck & Joint Pain
Muscle Tone & Strength
Clarity of Mind
Anxiety & Stress
Confidence & Vitality
Breath & Voice
Education & Learning