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Alexander Technique


Alexander Technique is a body-mind method to gain more self-awareness and to re-discover natural balance in body and mind. We are often unaware of our movements: We may slouch and stiffen our body. Our breathing may be shallow. Without knowing it, we may contribute to back or neck pain. Habitual moving and thinking patterns often interfere with ease of movement, limit our vitality and restrict our liveliness.

Alexander Sessions include gentle touch and verbal guidance, and invite you to enter a process of change. You learn to make choices that create more freedom of movement and a better connection to oneself. Gradually, you will be able to move through life with more ease, calm, energy and confidence. Since its development over 100 years ago, many people have used the Alexander Technique to:

  • Change habitual posture and movement

  • Reduce stress and tension

  • Alleviate neck, back and shoulder pain

  • Enhance performance in daily life, work and art

Who benefits from Alexander Technique?


  • People with postural issues often manifested in neck, shoulder or back pain, and headaches

  • Computer users to reduce eye strain, neck tension and repetitive strain injuries

  • Individuals recovering from injury or trauma to get re-acquainted with optimal balance

  • Performing artists to develop more clarity, presence and expressiveness

  • Athletes to move with less strain, stay attentive to their bodies and prevent injuries

  • Individuals with chronic issues (arthritis or fibromyalgia) to minimize damage and reduce pain

Individual In-Person Alexander Technique Sessions

Alexander Technique is mostly taught in individual sessions. The teacher’s gentle hands-on touch and verbal guidance help you to become more aware of movement patterns that interfere with good balance. With experience you are able to release excess tension and imbalances, and change long-standing habits. The sessions will be tailored to your individual needs. Common issues to work on in an individual sessions are:

  • Stress relief

  • Pain management

  • Finding ease and efficiency in everyday activities

  • Applying the principles to computer work, playing an instrument or any activity of your choice

  • Connecting to yourself and finding more calm

'Alexander Guidance Online' offered via Zoom

Alexander Technique Workshops 

Balance Arts Studio offers workshops in all regions on Vancouver Island and the gulf islands.  Workshops and group classes offer opportunities to learn by observing others and sharing experiences while working to increase one’s own awareness.


Are you interested in a workshop in your yoga or dance studio, at your work site or any group of interest? Please contact me to set up a workshop!