New Zealand Community Education Centres

Free Your Body, Calm Your Mind

Tight shoulders, sore back, feeling stressed? This introduction to the Alexander Technique will help you to release tension, improve your posture and integrate body and mind.


Our lives can be so busy that we have little time to relax. Tension can lead to postural pain and stress, so this course will help you to discover your body’s natural ease. As you learn to move more freely, your thoughts become more spacious and you’ll experience an improved sense of well-being.

This course is an introduction to the Alexander Technique, a method that helps you rediscover the natural balance of your body so that you feel relaxed and aligned.

By the end of the course, you’ll be able to:
• Practise exercises to relieve pain and avoid injury
• Be more aware of how you move, sit and stand
• Improve your co-ordination and balance
• Find ease in the way you breathe and feel light and relaxed in daily activities
• Improve concentration levels

Bring a pen and notebook, a thick blanket or yoga mat and a few thin paperback books for relaxation exercises.

Note:  Courses need a minimum number to go ahead so if we don't have enough enrolments a few days before the start date, we have to cancel. We'll let you know by email so please check yours regularly. If you need to cancel your registration, here are our terms and conditions: "What You Need to Know".