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Alexander Technique for Parkinsons course timetables

Brief description

This is a brief introductory course aimed at giving students a knowledge of the main principles and practice of the Alexander Technique as it applies to Parkinson’s Disease and general wellbeing.

Course Outline

Who is the course aimed at?

People with Parkinson’s Disease and their carers.

Course description in brief

The course will address balance, breathing, co-ordination, releasing tension in muscles in everyday activities in a practical session.

Theory will be addressed through practice.

By the end of the course I will have learned:

    Strategies for reducing stress and enhancing wellbeing to be used in everyday life.

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

No previous skills or experience required.

Students work within the range of their own abilities.

What equipment will I need for the course?


If you use walking aids or other equipment please bring these with you.

What materials will I need for the course?


Please wear comfortable clothes for ease of movement.

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

A mixture of theory and practice.

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

Nothing outside the class time.

How will my learning be assessed and reviewed?

Discussion and feedback from the tutor.

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

An ongoing group course or 1 to 1 lessons with a teacher.

Holiday courses.

How will I say what I think about the course?

Brief evaluation at the end of the session.

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
853c 2 Saturday 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Dates TBC (1 Sessions) Full Rate £12; R Rate £8; A Rate £6
853a 2 Saturday 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM 09 Nov 2019 to 09 Nov 2019 (1 Sessions) Full Rate £12; R Rate £8; A Rate £6
853b 2 Saturday 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM 08 Feb 2020 to 08 Feb 2020 (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?

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