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Alexander Technique for Office Workers course timetables

Brief description

Two hour introductory workshop in Alexander Technique.

Course Outline

Who is the course aimed at?

New comers and those with some experience in the Alexander Technique who work at desks or in offices.

Course description in brief

Very basic introduction to the Alexander Technique in general.

Of necessity, there will be some theory but the emphasis will be very much on the practical.

Use of chairs, desks and computers will be particularly addressed.

By the end of the course I will have learned:

    Some of the basics of the Alexander Technique along with some practical techniques to help with sitting and using computer screens.

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


The workshop will involve some gentle physical activity but no one will be expected to do anything that may cause them any discomfort.

What equipment will I need for the course?


Any necessary equipment will be provided, however, due to the practical nature of the course loose, comfortable clothing should be worn – trousers not skirts.

What materials will I need for the course?

Some people like to take notes so you may want to bring paper and pen, but handouts will be provided.

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

Brief introduction followed by demonstrations by the teacher followed by practice by the participants.

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

Arriving on time is helpful to all concerned.

There will be a brief tea break in the middle.

How will my learning be assessed and reviewed?

There will be no formal assessment.

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

One to one lessons with a qualified Alexander teacher, an ongoing group course, residential holiday courses.

It may also be possible to arrange for the teacher to visit your office and work with you or you and your colleagues in situ.

How will I say what I think about the course?

Verbal feedback will be sought after each aspect has been explained and practiced.

There will also be a brief feedback session at the end.

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
854b 2 Saturday 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Dates TBC (1 Sessions) Full Rate £12; R Rate £8; A Rate £6
854c 2 Saturday 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Dates TBC (1 Sessions) Full Rate £12; R Rate £8; A Rate £6
854a 2 Saturday 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM 21 Sep 2019 to 21 Sep 2019 (1 Sessions) Full Rate £12; R Rate £8; A Rate £6

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?

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