Five Free Lessons in the Alexander Technique for People Living with Parkinson’s
The Walter Carrington Educational Trust at Alexander Technique Imperial Wharf aims to further the work of F. M. Alexander and make it more available to members of the public. This spring, the Trust is offering four individuals who have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease the opportunity of having five free one-to-one Alexander lessons.
The Alexander Technique offers people living with Parkinson’s self-management strategies that can help them gain more control of movement patterns, with potential improvements in balance, posture and walking. It can enable them to participate in everyday activities with greater confidence and minimal interference from symptoms.
This opportunity is open to people with Parkinson’s who are not currently taking Alexander lessons and who are able to get to one of the specified teaching locations in London or Hove. Care partners/helpers are very welcome to accompany the student as an observer or can be accommodated to wait during the lesson.
Unfortunately, we are not able to extend this particular offer to wheelchair users. If you are a wheelchair user and interested in the Alexander Technique, please do contact us here as we might be able to refer you to a teacher or contact you at a later point with an offer suitable for you. All five lessons offered need to be taken by the end of June 2017.
All applications have been processed and 4 sponsored places for 5 lessons each have been allocated. Everybody who has applied has been informed. Please find more information on the Walter Carrington Educational Trust and updates on this project here.
You can find a compilation of information on the Alexander Technique for Parkinson’s at the website of The Poise Project.
Monika Gross, Executive Director of independent nonprofit organisation The Poise Project, keeps generously supporting our efforts in the UK with her advice and expertise.
More information on the teachers you will be working with can be found by clicking on the names below. All teachers involved are members of the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique and have undertaken special training to adapt the Alexander Technique for people living with Parkinson’s:
Watch Canadian AT teacher Caprice Boisvert and Robert Davis explain how the Alexander Technique has helped Robert manage his Parkinson’s symptoms: