7 Great Reasons to make Michael your Alexander Technique Teacher

Alexander Technique Leura

Michael Shellshear Alexander Technique teacher

Hi. Thanks for taking a moment to look at this web site. I’m Michael Shellshear. Here are 7 great reasons why you should have Alexander lessons with me.

1.You want someone who has worked in the real world.

I took my Alexander Technique qualifications out into corporate Australia. I translated Alexander ideas into practical ergonomics, manual handling and workplace health. I have been a senior consultant at the National Safety Council, a Manager at University of Western Sydney and a freelance trainer and assessor. I trained trainers in learning theory. I showed trainers how to sequence their information and support their learners. The same skills I used to help Apple and Coca-Cola employees understand, will now help you.

2. You want highly experienced and qualified

I’ve been teaching Alexander Technique since graduating from the Centre for Alexander Technique Studies in 1991. After graduating I studied with William Brenner from 1992 until 1997. I also taught at William’s Alexander teacher training program. In 2008 I received my Advanced Diploma in Alexander Technique teaching from David Moore in Melbourne. Over the years I have taught thousands of lessons to a huge diversity of people from 9 years old to 86 years old.

3. Accredited and Recognised

I have been a member of  Alexander professional society, AUSTAT continuously since 1989. My membership means that I agree to abide by a Professional Code of Conduct, I carry indemnity and liability insurance, I am first aid trained and I conduct my business to a high professional standard. In 2004 my fellow Alexander Technique teachers recognised my leadership skills and voted me as Chairperson of the Alexander Society.

3. A leader and expert

I have been privileged to have been voted Chairperson of AUSTAT a furtehr three times by my peers. As Chairperson I was a strong voice for Alexander Technique in the community. This meant speaking to Government, Industry and groups about the Technique. I have represented Alexander Technique to Givernment, NGO’s and the private sector as well as being keynote speaker at the Australian Massage Conference 2000 and presenter at many Alexander Technique conferences.

5.  It all makes sense sooner

I employ experience and knowledge from all my years as a trainer of trainers. You’ll see a unique structure of Alexander lessons. The work builds logically, addressing your issues while building your skills. You develop skills for life. Having a senior teacher teach you can be an advantage.

6. Value lessons provide cost benefit

The value that you get from lessons with me is not about time for money. You get experience, life skills and teaching skills to power up your process.  A new Alexander Technique Studio within the landscaped Leura Gardens at my property and hands on skills developed and deepened after thousands of one to one lessons.

7. The vision is about you

My Alexander Technique vision is to assist people to improve their situation by employing Alexander Technique skills. Lessons with me are not about Alexander Technique or about my expertise.They are about you and getting you the outcomes that you want. You will find that I consult with you and work with you to provide you with the specific outcomes that you wish to achieve. My process is about Alexander Technique pure and simple, but my outcome is always about you.


2020 has been a very hard time for all of us. I would like to assure you, that my Alexander Practice is registered as a COVID Safe business. We operate under a COVID Plan which means we take your health and safety seriously. covid safe

You can’t learn Alexander Technique from a book

You can’t learn Alexander Technique from a book or You Tube. COVID has sent us all to Zoom but by having a teacher guide you in a new manner of movement, you get to experience movement, posture and coordination in a new way.

Let me help you to discover the range and scope of free movement, posture and coordination that is available to you.  You’ll delight in experiencing movement that is light, graceful and easy. It takes a person with skill and experience,who can guide you, to ensure that you can recreate this liberation of movement at will, when you need it.

I would like to invite you to come and have Alexander Technique lessons with me at  our Blue Mountains Alexander Technique  Studio in Leura.

Click on the link below if you would like to book a lesson or, if you wish to discuss you specific issues with me, give me a call during business hours on 0448 406 881.




We might work well together

Every Alexander Technique teacher is unique, bringing their experience, understanding and philosophy to their interaction. Come and have an Alexander Lesson with me in Leura and let’s see how we work together. The Alexander process can bring great outcomes but there’s only one way to know for sure. You can make a booking via my appointment calendar.

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Michael Shellshear teaching Alexander Technique in the early 1990's

This is me teaching my student Joanne Hands early 1990’s

“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


Speaking about Alexander Technique

I’ve been speaking to groups about Alexander Technique since the 1990’s. This was at  Darling Harbour.