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What is the Alexander Technique? Find out here.

If you haven’t heard about Alexander Technique before, would you be interested to know whether it can assist you? Would you like to know what’s involved, who’s involved and what it will cost. Click on the link below to have many of your questions answered.

Can Alexander Technique help with back & neck pain?

Alexander Technique is well known for helping people to manage back and neck pain. It can also assist with arm, shoulder and leg pain. Although it’s not a cure-all or a treatment, Alexander can furnish you with information to help you self-regulate chronic issues. Read more.

Get to know us

Experienced professional Alexander Technique teachers can help you to improve. They undertake a continual process of gaining knowledge and skills, of working with people from all walks of life and all ages. We offer a range of courses to make it easy for you to learn the Alexander Technique. Find out about us and what we can offer you.

Working with Performers

Jane and I both have a background in performance. We bring a deeper personal understanding of how Alexander can assist performers based on our own experience and training. Find out more.

Start your career as an Alexander Technique Teacher

Register your interest to become an Alexander Technique teacher with Michael and Jane Shellshear. We provide a complete three year training. Find out about eligibility for our scholarship program in 2022.  Becoming an Alexander teacher will change your life.

 Alexander Technique learning

Alexander Technique-exploring self-organisation and self-regulation, using mindfulness.

You might be suffering from a chronic health condition that won’t resolve; a back pain or neck pain; a frozen shouler or an aching leg. You’ve seen a doctor. It’s not enough to put you into hospital, but it’s getting in your way and making you feel as if you can’t fulfil your potential.  Physio and exercises aren’t helping. What can you do?

Alexander Technique is an alternative form of health education that teaches organisational self-regulation. We all want freedom; freedom from pain; freedom in movement; freedom in our sense of ourself. Alexander Technique can help. It introduces a line of “body learning-discovery” that students can put into action, almost immediately.  Alexander students use guided experiment, thought and awareness to explore their potential for freedom in movement, thought and action.

You learn many new ways to think about, plan and move to achive your goals. Understanding the interconnectedness of movement, breath, posture, awareness and balance can have some great benefits. I explain how Alexander Technique works in much greater detail, if you are interested, click here. How Alexander Technique works.

Alexander Technique- self-regulate back & neck pain and other health issues.

You can use awareness in movement to help you in your work life, playing a sport or musical instrument and in your home life. Alexander Technique has been shown to be very useful information for people who have back pain, neck pain, balance issues or limb pain. That’s because the learning-discoveries that you make with Alexander Technique can be used for self-regulation of tension, greater control of movement and reduction of muscle pressure on body components. Even a physiological disease, Parkinson’s disease, can be assisted by developing Alexander skills of conscious constructive self-regulation.

If you haven’t heard of Alexander Technique before, you can learn it in a group or with individual lessons. Ask a teacher about which is better for you. Use Alexander Technique learning to know and understand your body and your mind like never before. This can really help you to break ongoing patterns associated with chronic pain, movement and performance issues.

If you feel it would be useful to feel better, perform better and enjoy life more, you are not alone.  Get to know more about learning Alexander Technique, click here. How do I learn Alexander Technique?

Self-organising systems

“The human body is an astonishing example of a resilient system. It has a self-organising intelligence that can learn, socialize, design technologies…you have a formidably resilient system. The most marvelous characteristic of some complex systems is their ability to learn, diversify, complexify, evolve. Self-organization produces heterogeneity and unpredictability. It is likely to come up with whole new structures, whole new ways of doing things. It requires freedom and experimentation….”

Meadows, Donella H. Thinking in Systems  Chelsea Green Publishing. Kindle Edition.

Alexander Technique provides “a whole new structure, a whole new way of doing things” with experimentation and freedom. If you are interested in learning Alexander Technique and would like to know a little more about your teachers, click here. Michael & Jane Shellshear

We hold regular Introductory presentations, where you can find out more and experience Alexander Technique first hand. It helps you to decide if Alexander Technique is for you.

Click on the button below to register your interest. Fill in your details and we will send you the date of the next Introductory Presentation.

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Here’s what our students say:

I was led to discover more about controlling my movements including standing, walking, sitting and rising.  Very comprehensive but in a manageable staged sequence. I became very aware of my body and movements and my ability to make conscious decisions on how to move it.

Michael is clearly very knowledgeable but does not overwhelm with jargon. He communicates clearly and provides ample feedback.  No question or observation from me was too trivial.

I have been pain free for quite some time now. 

The new studio is very conducive to calm and quality treatment.  A wonderful setting.

Ron Thomas


“Michael Shellshear is a masterful Alexander teacher.  He guides one into freedom, not just physically but also on a deeper level, addressing many layers of one’s experience at the same time. The knowledge he imparts about Alexander’s teachings and its relationship to the human experience will remain with you for a lifetime.”

Justine Bristow


“Thank you Jane. After your Body Mapping session the flow of air and sound was free and fluid. It was awesome!”



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“Here’s a way to rediscover your body and connect to the way it moves. Come away with a strong connection to a more free flowing , moving you!”

Irene Iskric

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