It is a joy to be teaching regularly again after the Covid break! I love to see old friends who have now resumed their lessons.
March 21st 2020
Owing to the coronavirus, all Alexander lessons have been put on hold.
It would be possible to have a different sort of lesson on Skype. As this is without the use of the hands, it doesn't qualify as a lesson in Alexander Technique but if anyone has a lot of back pain while we are all self-isolating, it could be better than nothing. Send an email if you would like to try. If you find it ineffective, I will not charge.
At what age do children begin to misuse themselves? I visited a Primary school recently, where not unusually, in the Reception class, only six children could sit well cross-legged on the floor. All the others and all of the children in the higher classes had collapsed spines, both while sitting on the floor and when sitting on the chairs. The latter is not surprising, since furniture is designed to be cheap rather than to support the children's backs.
While taking master classes in the USA recently, the teenagers and younger children who were taking part were incredibly stiff, many of them unable to bend their knees or to move at all while playing their instruments.
If parents began to notice what was happening they would be up in arms and everyone would want the Alexander Technique.