FRIDAYS ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE for bad backs
1.00pm-2.00pm £3 optional donation with Penny O’Connor. To join send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and she will send you details on how to join
Having had the advantage of learning about Alexander Technique in private sessions with Penny O’Connor prior to the pandemic crisis, I can say with complete confidence that participants in her Healthy Generations’ online zoom group are receiving absolutely top-class experience in being introduced to the insights and practices of this gentle therapeutic approach, which seems common sense in some ways, but extraordinarily unique in others.
Penny’s own experience as a teacher and practitioner is deep and wide, and her skill in communicating and facilitating illustrative exercises with ease on this distance basis is quite remarkable. It’s enormously good value and wholly beneficial.
A quite nice camaraderie is developing, by her interaction with people in exercises and being able to group them together briefly in sub-groups, where a pair of persons can directly speak together of their reactions to what they’re learning. It’s clear people value the opportunity to focus on this for an hour from their homes on a weekly basis.
Outstandingly, Penny follows up each session with generous notes on what ground has been covered that day and suggestions for follow-up in the intervening week. These alone are a high quality tutorial introduction to Alexander Technique, the name of which doesn’t really touch on or reveal in any way the nature and value of the work and the interaction between Penny and individuals taking part. Molly Porter