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Classes

CORONAVIRUS COVID-19

Given the hands-on nature of Alexander in-person work and the current physical distancing requirements, all individual lessons and group classes are being conducted online through the Zoom platform.

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Working in small groups of 5 allows for individual attention and group exploration of the Alexnder Technique.
While physical distancing restrictions are in place, all classes will be conducted online, and you will set up your own personal space while still enjoying many of the benefits of participating with others.

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group classes

Group Classes are designed to introduce students to the principles of the Alexander Technique in small groups that offer the opportunity for individual attention along with all the benefits of working in a group environment.

Each class has a general design and plan, but the group’s interests on the day will also drive the direction of the class. As we explore ways to integrate the technique into your every day, we will also look at how you can apply the principles to the more specialised activities you might be engaged in.

If you are new to the Alexander Technique, a group class is a wonderful place to start. You will gain an understanding of the fundamental principles of the technique, and develop a context for continuing the exploration independently.

Details

  • online zoom class
  • class tuition A$20 / approx. US$15
    • 10% off for a 5-class pack
    • 15% off for a 10-class pack
  • class duration is 60 minutes
  • maximum of 5 people per class
  • open to everyone, from first-timers to those with experience

Please note: group classes may not be the appropriate choice for everyone. Some things such as for specific interests, acute injury, or where special assistance is needed are probably better addressed in a private lesson.

If you have any questions about that, please feel free to get in touch to determine the best pathway for you.

Class Format

Each 60-minute class has the following general structure:

  • group chat/questions (5-10 mins)
  • explorative work (20-25 mins)
  • guided constructive rest (10-15 mins)
  • group chat/questions (5-10 mins)

what is constructive rest

The Constructive Rest practice, or Semi-Supine as it is often referred to, involves your whole self in a unique learning and restorative activity. It’s an opportunity to allow the musculoskeletal system to naturally lengthen out, for the mind to calm and settle, and for the breath to become more buoyant and free.

This practice will be included as part of each class, giving you the tools to add it into your own wellbeing routine.

When?

  • as you begin your day
  • to restore after a workout, bike ride, swim or run
  • to deal with niggles and grumbles
  • before playing your instrument
  • before/after performing or presenting
  • to calm the system and clear the mind
  • to return your breathing to a natural wave
  • or simply anytime, because it’s just so good!
what you'll need
  • a well-lit, warm, quiet room where I can see the whole of you on screen, ie. your full length from head to toe as you walk around the room and when you lie on the floor; otherwise, I’ll have to guess
  • a laptop or tablet with Zoom installed (mobile phone screens are too small)
  • a chair with a back and as flat a seat as possible
  • a yoga mat, if you have one
  • a few paperback books to rest your head on
term 4, 2020 calendar

MONDAY AFTERNOONS

  • 1:45 pm Australian Eastern Daylight Time
    3:45 pm NZDT (New Zealand)
  • Term 4, 2020
    5 Oct – 7 Dec (10 weeks)

WEDNESDAY MORNINGS

  • 9:30 am Australian Eastern Daylight Time
    6:30 pm Tuesday before (EDT, USA)
  • Term 4, 2020
    5 Oct – 7 Dec (10 weeks)
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