“I only went out for a walk, and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in”
(John Muir, quoted by Robert Macfarlane in The Wild Places )
As I love walking I occasionally offer Alexander Walks in Brighton & Hove (parks, the seafront, Hove lawns) and also in the beautiful Sussex countryside in the Brighton to Lewes area.
Walking is one of the best activities you can do for yourself. It is health-giving, enhances your physical and emotional well-being and is a fantastic antidote to stress, anxiety and depression. Walking also offers many wonderful opportunities for lived Alexander experience. By applying the Technique you can experience a new lightness and ease of moving. It becomes more pleasurable and enriching in every way.
During an Alexander Walk I will give group guidance and hands-on work. You don’t need to have any previous experience with the Alexander Technique and, depending on location, we can consider challenges like walking uphill or carrying a heavy rucksack or the special challenges of urban walking.
The walks are suitable for all levels of fitness and do not involve strenuous activity. The point of an Alexander Walk is not to cover a lot of ground or reach a goal as quickly as possible but to heighten your awareness of the act of walking itself and to sharpen your senses for the world around you.
Through mindful walking you can connect with your body, with the ground beneath your feet and with the space around you. You can become aware of widening fields of awareness and your sense of moving in and through space. You can quiet your inner monologues, dialogues or maybe cacophony of voices and truly unwind.
During each walk there will be periods when you have the chance to walk without talking and periods when you can share your explorations and discoveries or simply chat. The walks vary between about one hour and half a day. Depending on the season and weather conditions we might, after the walk, have either a small picnic, or a visit to a tearoom, pub or café. Please note that the walks are not suitable for dogs and young children.
For dates and details please contact me.