Movement & Meditation with Alexander Techniques

This course may be delivered online - please see the course information box to confirm.

The Alexander technique is a method of re-education of the psychophysical body. It teaches balance and co-ordination through verbal instruction and with the use of hands guiding the musculature into a new poise.

We place a high demands on our mind and body which result in over contracted muscle and distorted posture. Our aim is to become aware of the way we think and move in everyday activities.

This course will help people who have postural problems or if you are recovering from any injuries.

Course Content

An exploration in to the work of the Alexander technique teaches how the postural behavior influences our well being. The complexity of the function of the human structure gets unraveled, by the recognition of habitual responses to stimulus and by gaining awareness of the primary relationship that exist in our vertebrate. You will learn to address the most prominent causes of back pain and mental stress.

Safety Information
We want to keep you safe while you are at RHACC and as such all on-site classes will be run under strict social distancing guidelines with smaller class sizes and additional hygiene procedures in place. Please act responsibly and do not attend the class if you display any of the symptoms of Covid-19 or have been in recent contact with someone who has. Please see government advice here.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course you must be 19 or over on the start date of the course.

No formal qualifications will be required but an ability to be able to follow instructions in English. This is a practical lead class so you need to be mobile.

First Class Requirements

Pen and paper.

Attendance Requirements

100% attendance is encouraged.

Assessment Methods

None expect observation, question and answers.

Further Study Options

This course aims to provide an overview of the use of the Alexander Technique and what you can expect if you study this further. It allows you take time for yourself and focusing on your bodies own natural healing abilities.

The tutor will also be able to signpost you to alternative Complementary Therapy courses you may also be interested in.

Additional Information

Some of our courses are now delivered through remote learning, including video conferencing (using Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Skype) and email contact with your tutor.

If your course is indicated as an ONLINE COURSE, you will need either a PC (with a camera and microphone), laptop, tablet, smartphone and access to the internet to be able to join the lessons. Lessons will run at the published time – so be ready and set up to join in.

We hope you will enjoy this new approach to learning – many of our learners have commented on how they are enjoying the classes and have improved their IT and digital skills in the process.

Please don't worry if some of this is new to you - you are not alone! See here for guidance on how to use our simple software. If you are experiencing any problems with connection or installing software for your online class please contact our eLearning support team via the Student Intranet Portal: We are here to help you.