Blue Mountains

Alexander Technique

Alexander Technique back care and learning for health.

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Blue Mountains Alexander Technique back care

Alexander Technique can assist you to overcome chronic back, neck and limb pain conditions.

Lessons in the Alexander Technique focus on improving your movement and posture. People are surprised and delighted to find  the following fact. Freeing movement and posture can be the key to unlocking fixed patterns of pain. This is the case in many instances. Alexander Technique has an impressive track record in helping people regain extraordinary ease in movement.

You can use your new ease in movement to help you in your workplace, playing a sport or musical instrument and in your home.

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. We are able to help you safely experience Alexander Technique.

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.

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

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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.

Need to make or change a booking with Michael or Jane? The button below takes you to your student portal. You’ll find your link in the top right hand corner.

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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