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Alexander Technique introductory workshop in Hove, 3rd December 2016

Posted by on Oct 15th, 2016

Learning Ease: An introductory workshop with Harriet Anderson   Date: Saturday, 3 December 2016, 10.00 – 12.00 noon Venue: Tree of Life Centre, 30 The Drive, Hove BN3 3JD Cost: 20 pounds Registration and enquiries: harriet@alexandertechniquehove.org.uk or 07979 483313 The Alexander Technique has given millions of people a new ease and freedom in living. It has helped them to overcome back, neck and joint pain, restrictions in breathing and speaking, problems related to poor posture, as well as anxiety and stress-related conditions. In...

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Alexander Technique Weekly Class in Brighton & Hove

Posted by on Jan 1st, 2014

Alexander Technique Weekly Class in Brighton & Hove

I’ll be running a four-week class in Alexander Technique at the lovely Tree of Life Centre in Brighton & Hove in early spring. We’ve got Mondays 6.30-7.30pm, starting on 24 February 2014 and ending 17 March. The cost for the whole course is only 40 pounds. I know that many people want to do more than just an introductory workshop but can’t quite afford on-going private sessions. So a weekly class in a small group is the ideal solution. This will be a perfect follow-on from the introductory workshop on Sunday, 9 February...

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Introductory Workshop in Brighton

Posted by on Dec 15th, 2013

For all of you out there who are looking for an easy way of trying out the Alexander Technique, here’s your chance. I’m running an introductory workshop on Sunday, 9 February 2014 in the beautiful studio of the Tree of Life Centre in Portland Road, Hove. In the two hours that we have you can explore the basic principles of the Technique and discover how they can help you to move with more ease, strength and grace. It’s a great way to find calm in a busy life.  Here are the details: Time: Sunday, 9 February 2014, 10.30-12.30...

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The Alexander Technique: from Australia to… Brighton

Posted by on Oct 13th, 2013

The Alexander Technique: from Australia to… Brighton

People sometimes ask why the Alexander Technique is called that. Well, it’s named after one Frederick Matthias Alexander, who was born in Tasmania, Australia in 1869. He was an actor and particularly liked reciting Shakespeare monologues. However, he started to suffer from hoarseness when on stage so sought medical advice. The doctors told him to rest his voice which he duly did, but when he tried to recite on stage, the hoarseness returned. This made him conclude that it must be something he was doing to himself while reciting which...

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Alexander Technique CPD for osteopaths in Brighton UK

Posted by on Sep 3rd, 2013

Alexander Technique CPD for osteopaths in Brighton UK

Together with fellow Alexander Technique teacher Alan Mars, I will be running a CPD course for osteopaths. The course will introduce osteopaths to the principles of the Alexander Technique and indicate how they could be used by osteopaths to promote their own wellbeing at the workplace and also how they might inform osteopathic practice. All participants will receive hands-on work from myself and co-tutor Alan Mars.   The course will take place on 20 October 2013, 11am-4.30pm in a location in central Hove. Cost is 70 pounds or 50 pounds...

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Finding Poise

Posted by on Aug 25th, 2013

Finding Poise

One of the many benefits of learning the Alexander Technique is that we can achieve greater poise in our everyday lives.  And where better to see what poise looks like than in classical statues – and their later imitations. I can’t help thinking that one of the reasons why classical statues were – and still are – so admired, is that they embody the graceful good posture that most of us would like to have. They can show us how the human body can look when the head, neck and back are in dynamic alignment and there is a...

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Give yourself a Holiday with the Alexander Technique

Posted by on Aug 2nd, 2013

Summer is well and truly here and for many of us that means holidays: lazing around, resting, relaxing, letting go of all the tensions of everyday life, maybe just coming back to a simpler way of living, more in tune with what we really want and need. Most of us come back from our summer holidays feeling calmer, easier in ourselves, more relaxed  and more able to face the demands of everyday life again. Yet unfortunately, after a few weeks back at work, the old aches and pains often start creeping up on us again and we need another holiday....

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Alexander Technique Workshop in Brighton

Posted by on Jun 27th, 2013

Interested people often get in touch with me enquiring when my next workshop or class is scheduled. So for all of you who are looking for a great way to put a toe into Alexander Technique waters but don’t fancy an individual taster session for whatever reason, I’m due to run an introductory Alexander Technique workshop in Brighton & Hove at the end of the summer. Date: Sunday, 1st September 2013, 10.30am-12.30am Venue: The Wellbeing Centre, 143 Portland Road, Hove BN3 5QJ Cost: 20 pounds with a reduced-price (25 pounds)...

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The Wonderful World of Walking

Posted by on Jun 5th, 2013

Now that we are being blessed with sun, I’ve been  on a few long walks on the South Downs again. It’s wonderful to see how many shades of green there are in the natural world. It’s also giving me the opportunity to hone my skills of applying Alexander directions to walking.  Here are some that I’m enjoying playing with. Maybe you will, too. To start off with, of course I’m thinking about the whole of my body being connected, from my feet to the top of my head and beyond. I’m finding it useful to think about...

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Control and Freedom in the Big Top

Posted by on May 20th, 2013

The circus is coming to town! Well actually, it’s arrived already and taken up residence in Hove next to the beach. It’s the NoFit State Circus with their latest show Bianco, a wonderful display of acrobatics with a difference. Forget the slickness and smoothness of conventional acrobats which, although impressive in their skillfulness, fail to thrill me. In contrast, these young performers have a visceral rawness, energy and abandon. This is underlined by the dramatic lighting, punk-grunge costumes and live music.  Yet, of...

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