Blue Mountains Alexander Technique

Learn Constructive Mindfulness in activity with Michael and Jane Shellshear

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Welcome to Blue Mountains Alexander Technique.

Alexander Technique shows you how to refine your movement for greater accuracy, release of tension & pain, and the development of tremendous ease in movement.  This highly useful skillset opens you to greater control and understanding of how your body and mind work together.

What is Alexander Technique? It’s a practical way to learn about your movement and posture. Each person has the potential to move in a way that is extraordinary; easy, balanced, bouyant. It’s exciting to move with the body’s natural movement mechanisms unhindered. It’s surprising how great we can feel even if we have sustained injuries; even if we are aging.

With Alexander Technique learning you learn how to improve your current movement and posture using a technique called, thinking in activity.

All kinds of people from around the world have studied Alexander Technique. They achieve a finer awareness of how their body moves. It leads to less tension and pain reduction.

Experienced Alexander Technique teachers can teach you to gain much finer and more accurate motor control. You reduce tension, release bad habits and rediscover your full range of movement.


Here’s what sportsman Greg Chappell says:

The Alexander Technique will benefit anyone whether they are an elite athlete or whether they just wish to live life without the aches and pains that many people suffer and accept as part of life. It is a pity that these techniques are not shown to us all at an early age for I have no doubt that this would alleviate many of the causes of ill health in our communities.

Greg Chappell Australian test cricketer

Michael and Jane Shellshear have been teaching Alexander Technique for many years.  Our goal is to increase community awareness of the benefits of learning Alexander Technique and to help people benefit from the Alexander skillset.

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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.

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Blue Mountains Alexander Technique Leura Studio

Michael and Jane Shellshear provide a wide variety of learning choices from their new studio in Leura. Full consultations, short lessons, tablework sessions, 30 lessons in a row, workshops, small group classes and more events and services planned. The studio set in a beautiful bushland garden, on Leura Mall, designed by Justin Hungerford . We are close to transport and shops.

Read about Michael and Jane’s teaching experience here.

“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

Assistant Principal

Alexander Technique Articles from our blog

The emergent human

The emergent human

 Emergence and the emergent human Three perspectives and complexity. Adaptive variability versus static stability. A behaviour that is useful in one context may not translate as a useful behaviour in another.   In this blog, I look at ideas from American...

Alexander Technique Studio Leura

Alexander Technique Studio Leura

Alexander Technique Studio Leura update. Over the last six months we have witnessed such a beautiful transformation of our Blue Mountains property. Our vision was to create a peaceful garden studio where people are inspired to learn Alexander Technique mindfulness in...

Alexander Technique for Back Pain- 3 Top tips.

Alexander Technique for Back Pain- 3 Top tips.

Alexander Technique for back pain. Back Pain management top 3 tips.   The secret that thousands of people around the world know, is that you can manage back pain by learning Alexander Technique. If you have pains in your back, legs arms and neck that won't go...

Is Alexander Technique Quackery?

Is Alexander Technique Quackery?

Is Alexander Technique Quackery?To some people, Alexander Technique is quackery. They think of it as unscientific. They like to demean it and place it into a category of exclusion. Quite often, even though they may be well educated people, they will make this scathing...

What is the Alexander Technique?

What is the Alexander Technique?

Achieving even a basic skill of preventing poor movement habits and allowing the body’s interconnectedness can often have cascading secondary benefits. Many people have reported lessening of pain conditions, incredible increase in ease of movement, reduction of stress and stress related health conditions.

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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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