Judith Turner
What is the Alexander Technique?

The Alexander Technique teaches us to use our bodies in a more efficient and healthier way, enabling maximum movement through minimum effort. Pupils learn to become more aware of muscle tension, balance and movement in everyday life. It is a powerful tool for personal change.

The technique was developed by Frederick Mathias Alexander (1869 - 1955), an Australian actor who found that doctors were unable to help when he developed vocal symptoms which rendered him unable to continue his performing career. Having identified that musculoskeletal tension was at the root of his problem, he devised his own solution, which he subsequently expanded, refined and taught to others, first in Sydney and later in London.

Today the Alexander Technique is used by people of all ages to enhance performance of every activity and to relieve the pain and tension caused by everyday misuse of the body. It promotes calmness, and gives one a general sense of wellbeing.  It is not a therapy, but it is relaxing, therapeutic and energising.

Teachers of the Alexander Technique, are required by the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique to complete at least 1,600 hours of study, spanning at least three years of supervised teacher training.

To read more about F M Alexander and his discovery of the Technique please visit the website of the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique (STAT).
Judith Turner
Sweet Briars, Broad Layings, Woolton Hill,
Newbury, Berkshire RG20 9TT
contact: email, 01635 253981 or 07771 896696