Frequently Asked Questions
Kate Fun, Alexander Technique Teacher, Finsbury Park, Crouch End and Muswell Hill
What happens in a lesson?
During a typical lesson, the teacher will use gentle manipulation and verbal guidance to take you through simple, everyday activities like sitting, standing and walking. The pupil's role is simply to allow the teacher to move him. There are no exercises or postures to learn and you will not be told to "sit up straight". Part of the lesson may also include lying down in the semi-supine position which offers maximum support and relief for the back.
How many lessons will I need?
This very much depends on your interests and how deeply you want to go into the Alexander Technique. Like learning to play a musical instrument, proficiency develops with time and practise. In general if a person can complete a course of 25-30 lessons then they will have learned something of lasting benefit which they can carry on applying in their daily lives forever.
What should I wear?
Loose, comfortable clothing that allows you to move freely is best. Women should wear flat shoes and trousers, if possible.
Can an Alexander Teacher diagnose and cure medical problems?
No. You should always seek medical advice first if you are worried about any aspect of your health.
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