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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?

People who want to learn about Alexander Technique

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.
    • Followed instructions
    • Helped other learners

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


What equipment will I need for the course?

Loose comfortable clothing – trousers or track suit bottoms.

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 levels.

Individual, small group and large group work will be utilised.

There will be some handouts and some video sequences.

Activities will be such things as lying, standing, sitting, walking and thinking.

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

1½ hours x 8 weeks.

All extra-curriculum activity is at your discretion.

How will my learning be assessed and reviewed?


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

A continuation course and/or individual lessons.

How will I say what I think about the course?

Discussion at the beginning of each weekly class.

At the end of the course you will be asked to fill in 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
S810c 2 Tuesday 6pm – 8pm 30 Apr to 11 Jun 2019 (6 weeks) Full rate £67.00; R rate £51.00; A rate £34.00 (funder_code:S)
S812c 1 Wednesday 6pm – 7pm 8 May to 3 Jul 2019 (8 weeks) Full rate £45.00; R rate £33.00; A rate £23.00 (funder_code:S)
S811c 1.5 Thursday 1:30pm – 3pm 9 May to 4 Jul 2019 (8 weeks) Full rate £67.00; R rate £51.00; A rate £34.00 (funder_code:S)

Course Funding

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

Courses with course codes pre-fixed by a letter ‘F’, ‘L’ or ‘N’ are subsidised and have age restrictions.

  • ‘F’: courses are accredited and are funded by the ‘Skills Funding Agency’ for those aged 16 and over.
  • ‘L’ & ‘N’ courses for those aged 19 and over.
  • ‘L’ 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.