In an Alexander lesson, a teacher uses verbal cues and gentle hands-on guidance to encourage neuromuscular releases and uncover a deep integrity of support throughout the student's whole being. Over the course of a lesson, the teacher and student work together with simple activities, sitting, standing, lying down and walking, to investigate the student’s habitual strategies for support, movement and breathing.

Lessons in the Technique will help you learn to undo unhelpful patterns and develop the ability to consciously redirect yourself into a more optimal way of being and moving.

Lessons typically run 45 minutes. As the effects of lessons are cumulative, it is recommended that new students study weekly or bi-weekly, but there are short- and long-term benefits to be had from any length and course of study in the Technique.