Testimonials

A child concentrates as she paints a picture

We can learn again to move as naturally as a child

What people have said about the Alexander Technique

‘It’s hard to find an Alexander teacher, or person of any kind, with the type of patience and expertise Penelope has. She cleverly combines the three major schools of Alexander thought with very gentle instructions. Her caring personality is a great addition to what’s already a model for others to follow.’
– Clarinetist, Sydney

‘I have been learning Alexander Technique for 18 months and my body now feels like a well-oiled machine, not the stiff, tired old thing it was before. My physical awareness has increased significantly, as has my emotional and mental awareness, giving me a more centred and grounded feeling than I have enjoyed for many years.  Surprisingly, my diabetes has also improved – my HbA1c levels have decreased, possibly due to better organ function as a result of greatly improved posture and perhaps through reduced stress as well.  I am using less physical effort to move than I used to because I have better posture and I am more aware of moving with less effort.  I am much calmer and I am not operating in ‘overdrive’ like I used to, and I am still learning.’
– Sales and Marketing Director, Sydney

‘I recommend the Alexander Technique as an extremely sophisticated form of rehabilitation…many types of underperformance, and even ailments, both mental and physical, can be alleviated, sometimes to a surprising extent, by teaching the body musculature to function differently.’
– Professor Nikolas Tinbergen, 1973 Nobel Prize recipient for physiology/medicine, Science, July 1974

‘I have been learning Alexander Technique for over a year now and it’s the first time in my life I felt that my spine was longer than my legs. I have always known my spine was longer but it had never felt like it was.’
– Nurse, 49 years young

A small girl reaches up to draw on her whiteboard.

In perfect alignment: young artist at her easel

‘You translate everything, whether physical, mental or spiritual, into muscular tension.’
– F.M. Alexander

‘The hardest thing to attend to is that which is closest to ourselves, that which is most constant and familiar, this closest “something” being precisely ourselves…In the Alexander Technique, a means is at hand whereby this task may be successfully accomplished.’
– Professor John Dewey