A lesson lasts 35-40 minutes.
The Alexander Technique St Margarets studio is on Richmond Road, directly opposite the Marble Hill Park car park entrance.
Parking is usually available onsite.
Serving the western areas of Greater London, it's conveniently located right between Richmond, St. Margarets and Twickenham, and is accessible by car, train (St Margarets Station is a few minutes walk away), or bus (H37, R68, 33, R70, 490 and H22 from Richmond, Twickenham, Hampton, Teddington or Hounslow).
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Alexander Technique Lessons - How does it work?
The Alexander Technique involves no physical hardship or strenuous effort, but it does take commitment.
Through a series of one-on-one lessons, you will set out on a journey to re-educate your body to move more freely. You will learn to release tensions and develop awareness of how you move and use your body in your daily life.
This takes dedication, but fortunately the lessons are relaxing and the homework even more so... lots of lying down!
Different people learn at different speeds, and this technique is about creating new habits so it can take a variable amount of time to achieve a complete re-boot of your system.
Some people find that 10-20 lessons is all they need to adopt these new healthy habits.
Others continue to have lessons intermittently over the course of several years, as a way of ensuring continual awareness.
Each person has their individual needs and therefore the best thing to do is to try it yourself.
How many lessons will I need?
Working with Bronwyn Baud
Bronwyn’s role as an Alexander teacher is to use gentle guidance with her hands to help unravel distortions in the pupil’s body. This encourages the natural responses that underlie posture, balance, breathing and movement to work freely again. In this way a balance can be found between the necessary degree of muscle tone required to support the body against the downward pull of gravity, and the necessary degree of relaxation-in-activity to allow unrestricted movement, breathing, circulation and digestion.
Along with manual guidance, the Alexander teacher also uses verbal instruction to help students become conscious of their own patterns of interference, and teaches them to project simple messages from the brain to the body that will help the natural mechanisms of poise to function more freely. It is for this reason that we call our work re-education and describe ourselves as teachers.
As the student learns to allow natural poise and balance to emerge, he or she will usually notice the change as one of lightness, ease and greater freedom of movement. Removing habitual tension patterns that interfere with free poise and balance is a practice which the student can, after a time, undertake in daily life for his or her self.
Lessons are individual and usually last 30 - 40 minutes. The number of lessons that may be required varies from one person to another and is best discussed directly with Bronwyn at your first lesson.
Set of 10 lessons
To get the full benefit, lessons should be taken weekly. Twice weekly is particularly beneficial in the first couple of weeks if at all possible.