Julie Barber, Alexander Technique in North London
Sessions are now online on Zoom. I can't give you the hands-on experience, but the really important work of learning how to help ourselves continues.
Feedback has been positive.
'Thanks for a super session! It definitely helped.'
'If you miss your AT sessions with Julie Barber I can personally recommend continuing with them online.'
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 10 years, I've been working more 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.
Pre-Covid, I taught one-to-one lessons in Muswell Hill, N10, a 5 minute walk from Muswell Hill Broadway, and hope to go back to hands-on work later this year when restrictions are eased. I can offer ample free parking, 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