Lessons are shaped by individual needs, and guided by each person’s interests. In each lesson, you will build a more accurate map of your body, and learn how to move with your body’s design, rather than unconsciously working against yourself. As you begin to integrate what you are learning, you’ll find yourself naturally moving with more ease, and performing better, with results filtering into all areas of your life.
In an Alexander lesson, we observe how you move, and look at your overall posture as you move to determine the underlying ideas you have about movement.
Using guiding hands and vocal instruction, we work with the common movements of standing, sitting, and walking, and drawing on sensory feedback, we begin to improve the accuracy of your body mapping. The more accurate your proprioceptive awareness, the greater your facility with moving and functioning with balance and ease – the way nature intended.
So in each lesson, through anatomical education and practical repetition, we are actually retraining the brain by intervening in how we’ve always responded to stimuli on autopilot, and instead, consciously and mindfully exploring a new way that brings with it more freedom and more ease.
Over a course of lessons, as your nervous system calms and these new ways become integrated throughout your whole self, people find that their experience of pain is reduced, their mobility is enhanced, and wellbeing improves.