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Alexander Technique course timetables

Brief description

A practical Alexander Technique course to improve your health and physical well being through increased awareness of balance, posture and movement in everyday activities.

Also useful to singers and public speakers.

Course Outline

Who is the course aimed at?

Anyone who is interested in improving their health and wellbeing

Course description in brief

To teach the fundamentals of the Alexander Technique

By the end of the course I will have learned:

    Learned something of the history of F.M. Alexander
    Learned the basics of the theory underpinning the Alexander Technique
    Learned a range of procedures to help the mind/body to function in a stress-free, co-ordinated manner.

Do I need any skills, experience or qualifications before I join the course?

None required

What equipment will I need for the course?

None required. It is advisable to wear loose comfortable clothing

What materials will I need for the course?

None required

What activities will I take part in and how will my course be structured?

The teaching will be conducted on both a theoretical and practical level.
Individual, small group and large group work will be utilised.
There will be some handouts and some video sequences.
Activities will include lying, standing, sitting, walking and thinking.

What will be expected of me in terms of personal or time commitment?

Students should arrive promptly and attend all sessions to get the maximum benefit from the course. Students are encouraged to practice the techniques in between sessions.

How will my learning be assessed and reviewed?

Informal reviews at the end of each session

What could I go on to do after I have finished the course?

You can re-enrol for further Alexander Technique courses or have 1:1 tuition

How will I say what I think about the course?

There will be opportunity each week for feedback and at the end of the course you will be asked to complete a simple feedback form.

Available timetables for this course

Please make a note of the course Ref for the course you are interested in.

Course Ref Hours per week Days(s) Time Course Dates Costs
810a 1.5 Tuesday 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM 01 Oct 2019 to 26 Nov 2019 (8 Sessions) £48
812a 1.5 Thursday 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM 03 Oct 2019 to 28 Nov 2019 (8 Sessions) £48
810b 1.5 Tuesday 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM 21 Jan 2020 to 17 Mar 2020 (8 Sessions) £48
812b 1.5 Thursday 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM 23 Jan 2020 to 19 Mar 2020 (8 Sessions) £48
810c 1.5 Tuesday 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM 05 May 2020 to 30 Jun 2020 (8 Sessions) £48
812c 1.5 Thursday 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM 07 May 2020 to 02 Jul 2020 (8 Sessions) £48

Course Funding

Swarthmore provides a variety of courses some of which are subsidised by public funding.

Courses with course codes marked by ‘LCC’ and ‘CityC’ are subsidised and have age restrictions.

  • ‘LCC’ and ‘CityC’ courses for those aged 19 and over.
  • ‘LCC’ courses are supported by Leeds City Council for Leeds Metropolitan area residents, priority given to those living in disadvantaged areas, people not in employment and/or in receipt of benefits, those with low skills, no qualifications, disadvantaged groups or individuals with specific needs e.g. lone parents, BAME groups, adults with LDD.

For information funding and eligibility see the ‘costs’ page.

Unless stated otherwise - all courses take place at Swarthmore Education Centre Leeds

What next?

To enrol in a course complete the enrolment form on the download page using the correct course reference (Course Ref) from above.