Covid 19 Update: in-persons lessons have resumed and for the foreseeable future will be conducted in East Finchley, North London, only. Facemasks will be a requirement until government guidelines change.
Online lessons available as normal, please mention your time zone when enquiring about online lessons.
Are you looking to improve your posture, health and performance in your working day?
You're probably visiting this site because you have back pain, RSI or stress. Welcome and well done. You've taken the first step in resolving the problem, not just treating the symptoms. For ever.
Have you found other treatments only temporarily help your symptoms but not the underlying cause? Alexander Technique lessons deal with the underlying problem and puts you in control, teaching you how to take responsibility for yourself.
The Alexander Technique is clinically proven, straightforward, and employed by multinational companies including Google and the BBC to help staff cope with the challenges of office life.
It gently helps you unlearn harmful patterns of physical and mental tension that cause a wide range of common problems through a method of embodied mindfulness. It's the logical solution, showing you how to do a good deal less, so you can achieve a great deal more!
Pain may be disrupting your working life but fixing it doesn't have to. I work in several London locations at times to suit working people. Try a course of Alexander lessons, you have nothing to lose but your pain. Call now...
"I have been having lessons with Adrian for a year now. I was initially interested in strengthening my back after a minor posture related injury but our focus has expanded into my work as a musician. I cannot thank Adrian enough for guiding me towards getting out of my way so I am more present, engaged and poised to create. The alexander technique is a fascinating area of study that can be applied to almost anything. I highly recommend Adrian - he is a wonderful teacher - kind, generous and able to articulate lofty concepts into ideas I can understand. The best bit is that his love of learning is infectious."
"Adrian is a great teacher, extremely positive & friendly, and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him in order to learn this very beneficial practice."
"Adrian is a great teacher, I couldn't wait for my lessons with him - his online lessons surprised me with how much they changed my quality of life."
"I can't say enough good things about my experience learning Alexander Technique from Adrian. I was experiencing quite a lot of back pain during my office job, and while searching online to figure out how i could relieve it, i found Adrian's blog and YouTube channel.
What made him stand out from the rest was that he wasn't just proffering exercises to temporarily alleviate symptoms. He was describing a whole new perspective on the body, where you actually understand the root causes of that pain and can deal with the problem directly. And more than just a physical regimen, Adrian's lessons have honestly changed my perspective on other aspects of my life as well.
The ideas from Alexander Technique about resistance and rigidity vs acceptance and dynamism have noticeably improved my relationships with myself and with others, in addition to mitigating the physical discomfort that initially led me to Alexander Technique. I'm seriously grateful that he started offering online consultations this year (as i moved away from the UK this past October), and booking with him is one of the best investments I've made in recent memory."
"Adrian is a wonderful teacher. He has been engaging, enthusiastic, calm, flexible and attentive to every aspect of me. He has helped me think, move and generally function in a much better way. I would especially recommend Adrian if you are looking for an Alexander teacher who doesn't want to follow rigid rules so that you become a robot (or 'Alexandroid'!) but who gives his own, very personal and effective teaching method. I also received cranio-sacral therapy from Adrian, and can happily report that, as well as it being one of the most relaxing experiences of my life, has resulted in some deep-seated tension in my neck letting go. Thank you, Adrian!"
"I am a consultant transplant surgeon and spend long hours at the operating table - the Alexander technique as taught by Adrian has helped me think about my posture and stance when I operate and has relieved back pain experienced after long operations. Adrian is excellent - I look forward to the sessions and have seen a noticeable improvement since starting the Alexander Technique with Adrian. I would recommend."
"A painful neck injury led to me contacting Adrian. Medication was not getting me comfortable and I was waiting for surgery. Adrian has a skillful and subtle intelligence with the body that he shares with his clients, beginning a secure road to recovery. Pain relief occurs as a natural consequence. I would thoroughly recommend him."
Research published in ScienceDirect shows that a sense of effort is distorted in people with chronic low back pain. This is what F.M. Alexander would have termed debauched kinesthesia.
A sense of effort is an important but rarely researched aspect of proprioception and is affected in people with low back pain. People with low back pain overestimate the trunk extension force they generate, that is, they underuse the muscles required. Those muscles aren't weak as such, no specific strength training is required, it's coordination that needs improving. Patients match forces accurately when their sense of effort deficit can be compensated, which is what Alexander Technique lessons teach when improving over all coordination.