Alexander Technique principles are taught within
lessons, not therapy sessions. The Alexander
Technique teacher and client are therefore in a
teacher-student relationship. During the lessons,
the student learns systematically the basic
principles of a good physical and mental
coordination. However, since many ailments and
illnesses are caused by deficiencies in the
coordination and direction, the Alexander
Technique has often an indirectly therapeutic
effect. Therefore, many people with back or
joint pain, breathing difficulties, or stress
symptoms seek an Alexander Technique teacher.
How does a lesson look like?
Each lesson takes about 60 minutes. Since
coordination and direction are very individual
phenomena, the Alexander Technique lessons are
traditionally held in private sessions. Lessons
in small groups are possible for example in
introductory courses or in addition to private
At the beginning of the first lesson, a brief
introductory discussion is common to clarify
expectations, questions and course.
The principles of the Alexander Technique are
trained based on everyday activities such as sit
down, sit, stand up, stand, walk, bend over or
reach for an object, etc.. There are no
exercises. The inclusion of client's private or
occupational important objects, such as musical
instruments or computers, is also possible. A
portion of the lesson takes place in a lying
position, because the body does not have to
organize the complex erection in the lying
position and thus it is easier to work on
tensions and foundations. The work in the lying
position creates watchful idle and the basis for
The teacher supports and guides the student
verbally and with his hands. The teacher gently
points out where to release excess tension and
how to coordinate the body so that it works
better as a unit. The touch of the teacher is
light in a certain way that is never experienced
before by most people. There is no manipulation,
pressure or hard interventions.
The teaching is aimed at ensuring that the
student himself learns to experience, understand
and use, or allow the basics of a natural
coordination. Each lesson provides an
experimental field for learning without
performance thinking, diagnosis or evaluation. .
How many lessons do I need and what is the
price of a lesson?
Depending on the objectives and personal
constitution, the answer to the question of the
duration may vary. It is like learning a foreign
language: Some lessons may be sufficient perhaps
to learn the basics for the holidays. To be able
to translate a challenging poem, you need months
or years. After one or two Alexander Technique
lessons, you can certainly assess better how
further you want to continue. If you decide to
carry on, based on our experience, 6 to 10
lessons are reasonable to become familiar with
the Alexander Technique. Many students leave it
at that, if the original problem (e.g. back pain)
has improved by then.
Many teachers assume that after 20 to 30 lessons,
the Alexander Technique principles can be
applied permanently and independently in
everyday life .
In any case, it is useful to take at least one
lesson a week at the beginning. Then you can
possibly switch to longer intervals. Many
students take as many lessons in the beginning
and after that only occasionally to refresh.
A lesson costs 70 € (reduced to 50 € for
You don’t have to book a bundle of lessons at
any stage of the process, but you may decide
after each lesson.