Alexander Technique Therapy

Level: Professional Development/Personal Achievement

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Gain skills and knowledge to expand your existing practice, gain a foundation qualification prior to continuing your studies to become a practitioner, or develop your understanding for personal interest
  • Be awarded the BSY Professional Certificate of Merit

You can study this course from the comfort of your own home; in your own time and at your own pace; with helpful support and encouragement from our friendly tutors.

Course overview

Better posture can bring ‘striking improvements in such diverse things as high blood pressure, breathing, depth of sleep, overall cheerfulness and mental alertness… and also in such a refined skill as playing a stringed instrument’. Using these simple methods to improve posture, enabling the body to work in a more natural, relaxed and efficient manner, promoting a harmonious state of both body and mind and helping a whole range of medical conditions.


  • Lesson One
    • An answer in the mirror
      • F M Alexander
      • Development
      • Who can it help?
      • Conventional medical opinion
    • So, what is the Alexander Technique?
      • Efficient stance
  • Lesson Two
    • The skeletal system
      • The cranium
      • The bones of the face
      • The bones of the trunk
      • The pelvis
      • The bones of the leg
      • The bones of the foot
      • Joints
  • Lesson Three
    • The muscular system
      • The muscles of the head
      • The muscles of the neck
      • The muscles of the trunk
      • The muscles of the arm
      • The muscles of the leg
    • Table of muscles
  • Lesson Four
    • Dystonia
      • Development of technique
      • Response development
      • Balanced sitting
    • Checking posture
      • Standing
      • Walking
  • Lesson Five
    • Checking posture (continued)
      • Shoulders and arms
    • Breathing techniques
      • Yogic breathing
      • Complete breath
      • Rhythmic breathing
    • Practice procedures
  • Lesson Six
    • Efficient posture/movement procedures
      • Procedures 1 – 14

Practical training

No practical training is required to complete this course.