Leah Wright MSTAT
The Wellbeing Clinic
1 Windmill Road
32 Bridge Street
The Alexander Technique is a wonderful way of looking after ourselves and is for everyone. It is about bringing us into balance and co-ordination, releasing the tension we carry in our bodies, known and unknown, and helping us to find a new vitality and poise. It teaches us to prevent the ways in which we use our bodies that can cause us pain, as in Repetitive Strain Injuries, (RSI) which is so common in many working environments and it is a medically recognised way of eliminating back pain. It improves our performance skills in many ways including sport, singing, instrumental playing, swimming and public speaking. It improves our posture and helps us to live life more fully.
The Alexander Technique teaches us to help maintain our personal fitness at all stages of life and our appreciation and enjoyment of it.
Feedback gathered from students of the Alexander Technique shows a broad range of benefits: becoming stronger; feeling both more relaxed and more alert; aches and pains fading; feelings of calm, confidence and self-reliance; more stamina and quicker recovery from injury; clearer thinking; more ease in coping with stress and improved performance.
Training, qualifications & experience
I've always been intrigued by the link between our attitude to life and our physical and emotional health, and the Alexander Technique showed me just how true that is. Our minds and bodies can't be separated from each other. Some years ago I chose to have a course of Alexander lessons in order to avoid surgery on my feet, they improved, and my life was invigorated in so many other ways too.
I went on to train on the three year training course at the Alexander Teacher Training School in Central London where Anthony Kingsley is Director. I have been teaching in London at the Alexander Studio at 16 Balderton Street, London, W1K 6TN since 2009 and having moved to West Oxfordshire have taught in Witney. The Witney Centre for the Alexander Technique opened in September 2011.
Each lesson is £40 and it lasts approximately 45 minutes.
The Alexander Teacher uses her hands and speech in working with the pupil. You will be guided in standing and sitting and it is a good idea to wear comfortable, loose, clothes. You will only be asked to remove your shoes.
If you have been diagnosed with or suspect you may have a pre-existing medical condition you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies, treatments or making any major changes in your diet or exercise programme.
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