The Alexander Technique at a Distance

You might have already considered online lessons for various reasons, such as

  1.  You don't have a teacher within reach.
  2. Your work schedule doesn’t allow you to go for lessons.
  3. You’re not comfortable with the available teacher/s.

Today, there’s a compelling new reason.

  1. COVID-19 is raging around the world
  2. We’re suddenly faced with this terrifying new situation
  3. We’re isolated in our homes with no physical contact with friends and relatives.

We're worried for ourselves, our friends and family, and the future of the human race.

This page offers you various options that you can choose from, to help you get through these difficult days.                                             (Also, until the end of April, all fees have been reduced by 25%.)

The Alexander Technique is not a cure for disease, but it can give you valuable skills to help you deal with the changed world around you.

Using Alexander Technique skills, you can learn to manage your fears so that you're not immobilised by them. That way, you respond more effectively to the challenges that spring up every day.

Fear isn't just a mental emotion. It has physical manifestations as well. Know what they are, how to recognise them, and you can prevent them from either paralysing you or driving you into a blind panic.

Options

Online Lessons - Individual

Foundation Course (10 lessons) : Rs. 8000/- (Rs. 6000/- till April 30th)

Single lesson: Rs. 1000/- (Rs. 750/- till April 30th)

 Lessons are held over Zoom. You will need

  1. A high speed internet connection
  2. A device that allows the maximum viewing range possible. This is important because I need to observe you standing and moving around as well as sitting and lying down.
  3.  A room with adequate light where you can work without interruption. It works best if the lighting in the room is from the ceiling, or from lights/windows in front of you.
  4. A plain chair with a flat seat, upright back and no armrests. If you don’t have a chair of this kind, a  stool of an appropriate height (you should be able to rest your feet comfortably on the floor) will do fine. Note:  chairs with seats that dip in the middle, or slope back, are unsuitable.
  5. A space on the floor where you can lie down in view of your camera.

Contact me to sign up for a trial lesson.

Online Lessons - Group

Fee: Rs. 4000/- for a course of 10 lessons (Rs. 3000/- till April 30th)

Online group lessons are another option you can consider. The same factors that apply in online individual lessons are relevant here. The difference?

  1. You have less flexibility in terms or rescheduling
  2. You have the advantage of learning from the group.
  3. You pay less.

Online lessons are conducted over Zoom.

You'll need

  1. A high speed internet connection
  2. A device that allows the maximum viewing range possible. This is important because I need to observe you standing and moving around as well as sitting and lying down.
  3.  A room with adequate light where you can work without interruption. It works best if the lighting in the room is from the ceiling, or from lights/windows in front of you.
  4. A plain chair with a flat seat, upright back and no armrests. If you don’t have a chair of this kind, an ordinary plastic stool of an appropriate height (you should be able to rest your feet comfortable on the floor) will do fine. Note: chairs with seats that dip in the middle, or slope back, are unsuitable.
  5. A space on the floor where you can lie down in view of your camera.

 Dates:

Tuesday 31st March to Friday 1st May.  10 lesson course with class every Tuesday and Friday.

Time:

11am - 12:15 pm

Fee:

Rs. 3000/-

We’ll be looking at some basic ideas and practices of the Alexander Technique, and learning how to use them to address habits of muscular tension in ourselves. Right from the first lesson onwards, you’ll be able to start applying the ideas you learn to your daily life.

If you’ve had lessons earlier or done a Foundation course with me and feel that you’ve lost touch, this would also be a great opportunity to refresh and revitalise your practice.

…the cause of wrong tension is most often the lack of right tension. Pedro de Alcantara