Blue Mountains Alexander Technique

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Alexander Technique

Alexander Technique teaches people how to harness the body’s natural facility to integrate movement using a kind of mindfulness called ‘constructive thinking’. Moving in an integrated way is helpful for everyone but has special significance for people who suffer from chronic pain conditions, misalignment, gait and posture issues.

Trauma and Injury are ‘disruptors’

At times, trauma and injury can act as disruptors to the body’s easy and effective functioning. Once patterned, the “disruption” can become habitual and ongoing. This makes improvement difficult. Even with the application of the most skilful and well-meaning exercises or manipulations, benefits will be disrupted by a long-held internal habit of interference. Your body will continually reset to the poor movement response.

A unique  mindful approach to improvement

Alexander Technique teaches a unique kind of self-regulation using  “constructive thinking”. You are taught skills to prevent the disruption of the body’s integration and to allow for an easy re-set of the body’s natural movement mechanisms.

After some practice, coordinated thought and movement can be called up, on command.  This can carry a range of benefits that can influence wellness.

Alexander Technique has been taught to many thousands of people around the world over a period of more than one hundred years. It provides a safe and informative way to understand self-regulation and the path to effective and efficient movement.

Blue Mountains teachers

Michael Shellshear

BA. Adv Dip Alexander Technique Dip VET.mAUSTAT AIHS

Welcome to this Alexander Technique website. I’m Michael Shellshear. I help people to manage back and neck pain and many other movement related issues. People learn Alexander Technique to experience reduction of discomfort,profound ease,  fine balance and improved coordination. Alexander Technique skills can lead to many health and well being benefits.  Find out more about me. About Michael Page

Jane Shellshear

BMus (Syd) LTCL LMusA mAUSTAT mASPAH Licensed Andover Body Mapping Educator

Jane Shellshear is an accomplished musician, an Alexander Technique teacher and Australia’s only licensed Andover Body Mapping teacher. She works exclusively with musicians from all around Australia, to help them play with ease and without pain. For more information about Jane Find out about Jane here

Blue Mountains Alexander Technique

Location & Booking

Blue Mountains Alexander Technique is our registered business. We have been teaching the Alexander Technique in the mountains since 1998. We are located at Leura. We invite you to book a lesson with us and discover Alexander Technique.  If you wish book an appointment. make an appointment for you first Alexander lesson

What is the Alexander Technique?

Find out about Alexander Technique here

Lots of people come to this website just to find out what the Alexander Technique is. I can help you with a simple interactive introduction that takes about four minutes to get through.You’ll love this interactive explanation of Alexander Technique

Alexander Articles

Information about Alexander Technique applications

If you would like more detailed information read my new Alexander Technique Blog. I am adding new material all the time from basics to advanced Alexander Technique concepts. Alexander blogs covering a range of applications and interests.

What’s the Alexander Technique?

Can I really manage back and neck pain? Try this interactive short introduction to the Alexander Technique. Click  here.



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Alexander Technique for Back Pain- 3 Top tips.

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Is Alexander Technique Quackery?

Is Alexander Technique Quackery?

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Does Alexander Technique help back pain?

Chronic back pain can be effectively managed by employing Alexander Technique skills. Pain sufferers not only experienced reduction in pain days but also felt better in themselves after just a few Alexander Technique lessons.

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What is the Alexander Technique?

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Travel to the Blue Mountains

Travel to the Blue Mountains. It’s far enough from Sydney to be like a holiday but close enough that you can travel there and back in a day. Look at the box to the right for some of the special features you’ll only get with Blue Mountains Alexander Technique.

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