Welcome to the Bristol Alexander Studio

De-stress your body and mind with the Alexander Technique

COVID-19 UPDATE: I am still teaching the Alexander Technique, but am doing so online. Please contact me for further details.

Hi there, I’m Henry, and here to tell you that the Alexander Technique works! It’s why you’ll find it on the NHS website. At its heart is a simple idea: unlearn the habits which cause you to react with tension, and you’ll rediscover your mental and physical poise.

The Alexander Technique is effective for dissolving back, neck and shoulder pain. It helps you deal with stress at work, and is the key to optimal performance in music, dance or sports.

I help individuals move and coordinate well, so that they can lead happy and fulfilled lives. Contact me for a trial session, and you’ll be learning with one of the top Alexander Technique specialists in the South West.

My expertise

Back and neck pain

Improving posture

Workplace stress

Musicians’ skills

My story

I first experienced the Alexander Technique as a teenager, and was amazed by the emotional and physical balance it gave me. Then, as I embarked on an unsuitable and stressful academic career, the Alexander Technique became my lifeline – a way to get out of my head and look after my wellbeing in a holistic way.

Following several years of Alexander Technique lessons, I took the decision to train as a teacher and haven’t looked back.

Over the last decade I have taught the Alexander Technique to hundreds of people from all walks of life. I have been much in demand as a teacher and workshop leader in the UK and abroad.

I have also developed a particular specialism teaching the Alexander Technique to musicians, and am currently a faculty member at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London.

Services

I offer both one-to-one sessions at my studio in central Bristol, and workshops for companies and institutions in the UK and abroad.

Visit my services page to discover what to expect from your one-to-one sessions or from group workshops.

What is the Alexander Technique?

The Alexander Technique is a method to prevent life’s stresses and strains interfering in our best coordination. Over time, unconscious habits can cause pain or tension at work or in everyday life, and can also lead to underperformance in activities such as music or sports.

Taking lessons in the Alexander Technique enables you strip away these habits and rediscover the poise and freedom that most of us had as children. The results can be far-reaching, impacting everything from posture to self-confidence. Read more.

“I have been to numerous Alexander talks over the past 40 or so years … What Henry’s talk did, though, was to explain the rationale behind the Technique in a way which clarified it for me as never before.”

John Shayler, Chair of the UK European String Teachers Association

My latest blog posts

Alexander in Education Conference

The UK’s Alexander in Education Conference has moved online this year due to Covid….
Alexander in Education Conference

Alexander Technique for new mothers and fathers

I’m a first-time father and the challenge of looking after my 12-week-old tests my…
Alexander Technique for new mothers and fathers

Alexander Technique Science

I’ve now updated my website with a short review of some of the science…
Alexander Technique Science

Alexander Technique and hanging out the washing

The birth of my first child just weeks ago significantly reduced the bandwith which…
Alexander Technique and hanging out the washing

Alexander Technique: cancelled for the first time in 100 years

Yesterday, the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique (STAT) put out a statement…
Alexander Technique: cancelled for the first time in 100 years

Alexander Technique for children: the ‘Developing Self’

This weekend I had the privilege of welcoming two of the pioneers of the…
Alexander Technique for children: the ‘Developing Self’

When did you stop paying attention?

I’ve recently been reading the extraordinary book Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari. A passage…
When did you stop paying attention?

Goals – context = misery

Over the last month, there’s been quite a bit popping up in the press…
Goals – context = misery

Embodied approaches to managing stress

I’ve recently been delving into the strategies British university are taking to cope with…
Embodied approaches to managing stress

Students, Stress and the Alexander Technique

At Bristol University Freshers’ Fair – also called the ‘Welcome Fair’ – last year…
Students, Stress and the Alexander Technique