Alexander Technique Workshop
with Kirstie Richardson
Alexander Technique is a learned skill, taught by gentle hands-on contact and explanation. Especially beneficial for those with back pain, it teaches you to reduce tension and pain and improves balance, co-ordination and ease of movement. It has often been taught alongside yoga as a complementary practice. It is also widely used in sports, music and theatre to improve performance and avoid injury.
“if you stop doing the wrong thing, the right thing does itself”
This workshop is an introduction into the principles of the Alexander Technique. Through a series of simple activities and demonstrations, participants will explore habitual patterns, ‘bad’ habits, and how to apply these observations to everyday activities.
This workshop is open to anyone who would like to find out more about the Alexander Technique and how it might enhance their everyday wellbeing.
All participants will qualify for a half-price individual taster session.
Alexander Technique and movement practitoner Kirstie Richardson ATE, BA (Hons), Cert ED completed her training at the East Anglia Centre for Alexander Technique (EACAT). She has had a 25 year career as a professional dancer and teacher at leading schools such as English National Ballet, Laban and the Circus Space. She has successfully integrated her Alexander Technique and movement practice by working in a range of health settings including Little Havens and Great Ormond Street Hospital. Kirstie currently has an Alexander Technique practice in Leigh on Sea and teaches at East 15 acting school.