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Michael and Jane Shellshear have been teaching since 1991. We offer individual tuition and group learning opportunities and much more.
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Jane Shellshear is an accomplished musician, educator, Alexander teacher. She is Australia's only licensed ABME Body Mapping educator. Learn face-to-face or online.
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Learn Alexander Technique.
You learn to prevent your negative habits. Replace them with new, positive habits that will help you move with ease, balance and poise.
For over one hundred years, people have been learning Alexander Technique to benefit from “neural re-education”. Automatic, learned movements and postures can often become destructive habits over time. Learning to prevent poor habits and replace them with integrated movement can have significant benefits for health and well-being.
Embodied learning techniques condition new movement patterns that work with your body’s natural design.
Somatic awareness skills teach your mind’s executive functioning centre to build neuroplasticity. New connections along with new awareness and new ideas allow you to move differently. Your body and mind learn to cooperate. It’s learning on a completely new level.
Elastic postural tone
The Alexander work encourages an easy uprightness marked by reduction in over-tension and better balance.
People are quite often surprised that they feel light and buoyant using Alexander principles.
Alexander Technique is not exercise, it’s neural re-education.
Reduction of chronic pain
People involved in chronic pain studies reported a significant and permanent reduction in the number of pain days that they experienced. Alexander Technique does not teach pain reduction techniques, nevertheless, one common outcome of the somatic education component in Alexander Technique is a reduction of pain conditions.
The Alexander work leads to a reduction of over-tension, greater accuracy and conservation of energy. These factors can augment good technique further in the performance of many skilled activities such as playing an instrument, speaking in public, sports and a range of other human endeavours.
A new outlook
FM Alexander suggested that we translate every experience into muscle tension. Letting go of over tightened muscles, finding easy balance and buoyant uprightness brings with it a new positive disposition and often an improved emotional flexibility.
“Michael Shellshear is a masterful Alexander teacher. He guides one into freedom, not just physically but also on a deeper level. The knowledge he imparts about Alexander’s teachings and its relationship to the human experience will remain with you for a lifetime.”
" I have Parkinson’s. I can truthfully say that I wouldn’t be walking now without knowledge of the Alexander technique.
Michael transmits to the pupil a very fine inner consciousness.
It is, literally, life-saving."
John Summers - Musician. Hazelbrook
The tools and practical lessons taught by Michael allowed me to bring awareness to how I was moving physically through the world. Pain levels are down and I am excited to see how far I can take this journey of awareness and body integration.
Kyle Stewart Blackheath
It was terrific. With all the bits and pieces of pain in my body, I now have a possible solution. All it requires is focus and application and a modicum of will power. Good luck me!
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. I have been pain free for quite some time now.
“Jane, I really can’t thank you enough for giving me the tools and information to shift some particularly challenging lifelong habits. Who knew bringing awareness would help so much?! A big thank you!”
“Thank you, Jane. After your Body Mapping session, the flow of air and sound was free and fluid. It was awesome!”
“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- Molong NSW
Michael has extraordinary skill in Alexander Technique and his group classes are a joy to attend.
Dave Starr- Hazelbrook
Michael’s use of language really helped me understand and reveal the possibilities of movement without “holding on” and without fear. It was great to observe the work of others, too, as it reinforced the philosophy. A transformative day for me! Thank you, Michael
Susan Head. Bowral NSW
A wonderful, engaging and inciteful workshop, with plenty of opportunity to practise the work and much to take home to continue improving my co-ordination and use. The group of people were great to engage with and Michael with his expansive knowledge and experience bought the whole day seamlessly together. Thank you.
Pam Darby-Mann - Molong