Individual Lessons

What is the purpose of individual lessons?

Individual lessons help one to learn how to practice the principles of the Alexander Technique for oneself. Although no specific results are guaranteed, the many and often experienced benefits of the Technique depend on bringing the principles of the work into your everyday life.

What happens in a lesson?

In a lesson the teacher uses verbal coaching and gentle hands-on work to guide movement that enhances the student’s kinesthetic (movement) awareness. Practical and relevant anatomical information is shared. Lessons take place fully clothed. Trousers or pants work best, rather then dresses or tight clothing.

How many lessons does one need?
How much do they cost?

Changing the way we use ourself involves time. New, more efficient habits of moving and thinking need regular encouragement and support, especially at the beginning.

Progress is generally faster if lessons are scheduled once per week. The first few lessons should be taken, ideally, about twice per week for a couple of weeks. If this is not possible, then once per week is the minimum time frame. It's important to experience the continuity of progress that is possible, especially at the beginning of your journey.

Everyone responds uniquely. Individual circumstances are always taken into account when considering how many lessons may be recommended.

After studying for a time, some students enjoy periodic “tune-up” lessons.

One Lesson (45 minutes)




Discounted packages:

paid in advance

5 lessons (2 months valid)


10 lessons (4 months valid)


30 lessons (1 year valid)


Cancellation Policy 24 hour notice needed to receive credit for a missed lesson

By text message or voicemail only

Are lessons a “treatment”?

The process of the Alexander Technique is educational in nature and does not constitute medical treatment. The information exchanged during sessions is to be used at your own discretion. When in doubt, see your appropriate medical professional. Please take responsibility for alerting the teacher about any conditions that would affect this work.

Where do lessons take place?

Two options:

  • Grandview area (near Fifth Ave/Grandview Ave)
    Columbus, OH 43212 USA

  • Video Conference
    (same fee as regular lessons ~ pre-paid only)

Payment Options

  • Zelle (preferred)
  • Check
  • Cash





• n.

1 composure or self-possession of manner.

2 equilibrium; a stable state.

3 carriage (of the head, etc.)


1 Balance; hold suspended or supported.

2 carry (one’s head, etc., in a specified way.)

3 Be balanced; hover in the air.

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