The Alexander Technique

“The best thing you can do in any moment to improve your quality of being.”

What happens in an Alexander lesson with Juliet?

The Alexander Technique helps you to change your posture so tension or pain are reduced and your body returns to a more balanced state.

In an Alexander lesson your teacher will

      • Observe the way you move in a variety of activities
      • Provide tools that help you direct your attention in a new way
      • Assist you with gentle manual guidance

With the teacher’s guidance, the pupil or client develops an awareness of their mind body relationship. They learn to observe their immediate responses and to refrain from acting on them. In the process a client will ‘undo’ or ‘unlearn’ what has been habitual or unhelpful for them and experience a way of moving which is balanced, efficient and co-ordinated.

Private lessons in the Alexander Technique

Fee per lesson: $60

Duration: 60 minutes

Ten lessons paid in advance by cash or internet banking: $500

To book lessons contact Juliet here:

Landline: 04 569 1664

Cellphone: 021 156 4082

Email: motionbeing@gmail.com

16 Rakeiora Grove, Lower Hutt, Wellington 5012

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The Alexander sessions have had a noticeable impact on lowering my level of pain. The follow up exercises have taught me to use my body in a manner that means I am not putting undue pressure on my back. Since attending these weekly classes I am now able to complete tasks that I was unable to do when I started.

Tasks such as putting on my shoes and tying the laces, shaving my legs in the shower, get out of a chair with ease, playing golf with no pain and sitting at my desk without having crippling pain when I stand. I enjoy having the benefit of Juliet’s experience and would recommend her without hesitation.”  Virginia Sanders – client

Juliet Shelley is certified as a teacher of the Alexander with the UK Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique and graduated from the Alexander Teacher Training School Oxford under Elizabeth Walker in July 1994. She has been teaching private classes in the AT since 1995 in New Zealand and has worked in Medical Centres, Health Centres, for the Wellington Alexander Teacher Training School and privately since that time.

Resources and more information:

Audio

Listen to or download an MP3 Description of the Alexander Technique.
For more audio material go to the Alexander Technique Podcast and to AlexanderAudio.com.

Video

View or download this 10-minute introductory video produced by the British Medical Journal in 2008 as part of a major study showing the effectiveness of the Alexander Technique in alleviating back pain.
Watch a 3-minute introductory video explanation of the

Technique by Marjorie Barstow or a somewhat longer version by her.
More videos can be found at AlexanderVideo.com.

Links to More Introductory Material

Pilates and the Alexander Technique:

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