Julie Barber, Alexander Technique in North London
COVID UPDATE April 2022
In line with the easing of government restrictions, I am back teaching in person. I ask students to be fully vaccinated and for us both to wear masks. Contact me for further information - 07986 837073 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested.
The Alexander Technique enables you to be more comfortable with yourself, in movement or at rest. Anyone can learn it, with the help of a qualified teacher. It can ease many common muscular aches and pains, such as neck and shoulder pain, headaches, stiff joints and back ache. I've seen it help people deal with stress, improve their performance (at work, in sport, on stage and in music), and greatly enhance their ability to relax and enjoy life. Even everyday activities - like sitting comfortably upright, working in the garden or at the computer, or riding a bike - can become a lot easier and much more enjoyable after some Alexander help. In these Covid times, I've personally found it really helpful with the ongoing anxiety and uncertainty we're living through.
Over the past 12 years, I've worked with people with hypermobility problems, including Hypermobility Spectrum Disorder and hEDS. If this is of interest I suggest you look at Dr Philip Bull's very informative and easy to read article on the Alexander Technique for the HMSA Journal, Volume 3, Spring 2015. CLICK HERE for the link. I've also written and run many workshops on hypermobility for Alexander teachers, following my first article in our professional journal STATNews, January 2012 CLICK HERE for the link. In June 2019, Carolyn Nicholls and I co-presented the FM Alexander Memorial Lecture together, sharing our knowledge and experiences of working with hypermobility. I'm now on the Medical Advisory Panel of the HMSA.
I teach one-to-one lessons in Muswell Hill, N10, a 5 minute walk from Muswell Hill Broadway. We're fortunate to have ample free parking on the road, and buses (43, 102, 134, 144, 234, 299, 603, W7 and W3) link to North London tube stations at Highgate, Bounds Green, East Finchley, Wood Green and Finsbury Park, and to overground trains at Alexandra Palace.
If you're ready to let go of tension, stiffness and pain and discover how to move with greater ease, then maybe it's time to try out the Alexander Technique.
Alexander Technique in Muswell Hill, Highgate and East Finchley, North London