Alexander Technique

Creating a change for the better requires transforming unconscious habits of thought and movement

As an Alexander Technique teacher my role is to help people find greater ease in their body-mind and apply it to their everyday life.

I work towards helping you change your underlying patterns of thinking and moving. Reduce stress, tension and pain. Expand into awareness, mobility and ease.

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“in an intuitive way, Zohar guides you with her hands and voice to a better understanding of yourself, leaving you feeling energised and inspired.” (Graeme)

“I came to your session with significant lower back pain. By the end of the session I was completely pain free. After the session I monitored my back half thinking that the pain would return – but it didn’t!  I even went to the gym – which I probably should not have done! But still pain free! I woke up this morning still without pain, so I had to write this note to say thank you so much. Lots of love and appreciation.” (Neil)

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Alexander Technique according to Zohar – the potted version:

Stripped to bare essentials, we are dealing with states of expansion and contraction.

While our natural and optimal state is expansive, almost everything triggers a contraction in the
system – mostly fear – examples: fear of falling; fear of not being good enough…

To return to, and to operate in an expansive state, we need to stop the habitual contraction and give our system specific new instructions.

These instructions are about the relation of the supportive trunk to the active limbs and head. ie: from the hip joints, shoulder joints and A/O joint there is an outward flow that facilitates an opening of the trunk and space in the joints. Although applied to the physical body, they affect the whole Self.

They encourage an attitude of expansion which manifests in the mind as awareness of choices; in the body as a combination of lightness and strength with greater ease of movement; and emotionally as a sense of buoyancy, centeredness, connectedness and optimism.

The instructions remain the same regardless of position, movement or activity – these change all the time.

Our positions change according to our movements, movements according to activities, activities according to our choices. It’s the attitude behind them (contracted or expansive) that determines their quality and our experience.