Alexander Technique – Frequently Asked Questions
Can I learn the Alexander Technique in person or online?
Yes. Lessons are available online via Zoom, Skype & Teams as well as in person, when circumstances allow.
How much will it cost?
In order for people to see first-hand what the Alexander Technique is all about, it’s vital to try a lesson and see what you think. I offer a 15-minute FREE consultation to have a chat without any obligation. If you decide you’d lie to try a lesson, the cost is £50 per lesson. This is a private, one to one lesson, tailored to your needs. Each lesson lasts 50 minutes (the first one is slighter longer).
Book and pay for a block of 6 lessons for £270, a saving of £30 on individual lessons.
Group sessions are around £10 a lesson, depending on location, cost of room hire and numbers of participants.
Special rates for students and unwaged are available.
Gift vouchers are available. Please contact me for details.
Can I claim anything towards the cost of my lessons?
Some health cash plans and private health insurance policies provide cover towards the cost of Alexander Technique lessons. Please be sure to check with your provider first. Some insurance companies insist of a referral/recommendation from your treating specialist.
Muscians’ charities often help towards the cost of lessons for professional musicians.
If you’re self-employed and you can show that the lessons help with your work, then you may well be able to offset the cost against tax, as CPD. Advice should be sought from your accountant first.
How many lessons will I need?
This depends on a number of things. For example, what you wish to achieve, your motivation behind having lessons and where you are starting from. In the British Medical Journal Back Pain trial, the group who gained the most benefit had a course of 24 lessons. However, large benefits can be reaped from shorter courses of lessons. Some people have weekly lessons for a period, and then come less frequently as a kind of maintenance/top up basis. I will be happy to discuss this with you in more detail at your first lesson.
How often will I need to come for a lesson?
In the early lessons, ideally, you’d need to come weekly. As you progress, longer intervals can be left in between lessons.
What to wear for a lesson?
Just normal clothes. It’s best to avoid things which are tight-fitting. Trousers are better than skirts. The only thing you take off are your shoes.
What if I am unable to attend a pre-arranged lesson?
In the event that you need to cancel a lesson, I ask that you give at least 48 hours’ notice to avoid liability for payment for the cancelled session. If you do have to cancel with less than 48 hours notice, f I can re-arrange it for a mutually convenient date and time later in the same week, then I will endeavour to do so, otherwise, the cancelled lesson will have to be paid for.
In the event that I need to cancel a lesson, I undertake to give you at least 48 hours’ notice, or I will provide your next lesson free of charge.