Blue Mountains Alexander Technique
Learn Constructive Mindfulness in Activity with Michael and Jane Shellshear
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.
Introductory Presentation 27th May
Come to an Introductory Session on May 27th 2021 at 5:30pm. Check out our beautiful new Leura Alexander Studio and Gardens. A practical introduction. Only a few places available. Book Now.
Would you like to fast track your Alexander learning? Work with a small group that share your interest and develop your Alexander skills with senior teachers.
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Blue Mountains teachers
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
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
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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.
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.
Visiting the Mountains?
You’re welcome to come in for a single class, intensive or workshop while you’re in the mountains. Alexander Technique bushwalk? Can do. Group of friends class? Yes.
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