Peter Wakefield MA, LRSM, MSTAT
If you want:
- a well-documented way of relieving and/or managing pain and discomfort when these arise from everyday misuse of our bodies;
- to let go of tensions that limit your performance;
- to do this with an approach that is enthusiastically embraced by many doctors, scientists, actors, musicians and athletes,
then the Alexander Technique is for you!
The Alexander Technique is a skill you learn. It is taught with gentle touch and verbal guidance. The Technique progressively reduces tension, and improves your balance, coordination, and ease of movement. It helps people of all ages and all levels of fitness, and all conditions where tension is a factor.
Recent medical and academic research suggests that the Technique is an effective way to address a variety of conditions, including in particular back and other pains.
Reasons people give for coming to the Alexander Technique include:
Pain in the back, neck, hips, knees, ankles, shoulders, hands, fingers, feet, and all the joints between them; repetitive strain injuries, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, and tension headaches; stroke, Parkinson's, MS, ME, and irritable bowel syndrome; stress management and depression; vocal and breathing conditions; old injuries; and pregnancy.
Many also come to improve running, golf, horse-riding, cycling, football, and athletics; playing musical instruments, acting, dancing, and giving presentations of all kinds - including sermons!
See my website (movewithease.com) for more details about the Technique, what it offers, what is involved, and how to get started; and for more details about me, what my pupils say about me, and my location in London NW3.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been engaged with the Alexander Technique for over 20 years since a friend (now my wife) told me she found it useful - even transformative.
I did the 3-year full-time training to become a STAT-registered Alexander Technique teacher at the Alexander Technique Studio in Wandsworth (www.atstudio.co.uk).
I am registered as a teacher with STAT (www.stat.org.uk) - the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique.
The Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique
Teaching members of STAT are registered (MSTAT) to teach the Technique after completing an approved three-year training course or having reached a standard approved by STAT.
They are also required to adhere to the Society's published Code of Professional Conduct and Competence, and are covered by professional indemnity insurance.
Introductory offer: £95 for two lessons within 2 weeks.
Thereafter £190 per month for weekly lessons; or £380 per month for lessons 2x per week
Less regular arrangements also possible - please feel free to ask.
Special offers available from time to time.
Concessionary rates are also offered in some circumstances - please ask if you feel your situation would justify this.