Your Alexander Technique Teacher Michael Shellshear

Alexander Technique Leura

Michael Shellshear Alexander Technique teacher

Hi. Thanks for taking a moment to look at this web site. I’m Michael Shellshear. I am a professional and highly skilled Alexander teacher with decades of teaching experience informing my process. As well as running an Alexander Technique practice, I have taught within business and vocational settings for many years.

Many sufferers of chronic pain and musculo-skeletal conditions can find benefit by learning how to apply Alexander principles. Alexander Technique is unique, in that it teaches embodied-mindfulness as a way to modify poorly-performing patterns of movement. The change in movement that is facilitated can be both liberating and exhilarating. It can often lead to profound discovery of our potential to lead our lives with less pain, greater awareness and greater control.

Over the years, I have taught many thousands of people how to put Alexander skills into practice. Most people have found the work immediately useful and effective. Some people I have worked with have totally changed their circumstance through Alexander’s great self-management technique.

I have taught Alexander Technique as well as ergonomic safety to many Australian workplaces. People find the Alexander approach cuts through jargon and provides real-life examples of strategies that can be immediately used for improvement.

2020 has been a very hard time for all of us. I would like to assure you, that this 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 as the threat of COVID abates, in-person lessons are the best way to learn.

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.


Book a lesson with Michael in May for a 25% discount

 The Alexander process is an exploration of movement that can bring great outcomes.  There are many ways that you can find out about Alexander Technique. Click the link to find out a way to learn that suits you. Use the code “first lesson” to get a 25% discount on any of our Alexander events in May!

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HR Learning has a wide range of courses for workplaces including Alexander Technique, Work Health and Safety, Human Resources, Workplace Training and more.

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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.


I commenced Alexander Technique with Michael after almost two months of severe neck pain and a lack of neck movement that made driving hazardous.  During this time I had several sessions of Physio, dry needling, acupuncture and massage.  All with some temporary success.  I decided to Alexander as something that would be more long lasting.
In my initial sessions Michael clearly outlined what Alexander was all about and what I should expect and provided some reading material.  I also gained some immediate pain relief and added flexibility.
Over the following weeks 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.  When there have been minor setbacks these have been very adequately explained. Still have a little neck “tightness” but nothing to worry about just something to continue to work on.
The new studio is very conducive to calm and quality treatment.  A wonderful setting.
Ron Thomas

Retired High School teacher