Lessons are very practical and applicable to everyday life.

I use explanation, discussion and gentle touch to guide you as you explore simple everyday movements, such as sitting, standing, walking, bending, to help you to rediscover your natural balance and poise. With my help you will be able to experience yourself moving with greater freedom. (click here – for pupils’ comments)


Sometimes the lesson involves lying down. ( table work ); you always remain fully clothed.

Lessons are structured according to your individual needs and abilities.

As with anything we learn, the more frequently we have the experience the faster we learn. You can learn by taking residential weekends here which give you five lessons over two days (This is a good way to learn when you live too far away to take regular weekly lessons.) You can take twice weekly private lessons for the first month and then have weekly lessons or you can come to group lessons. Each way has its advantages.

The pros. and cons. of private v group lessons.
The obvious advantage of private lessons is that they give you undivided attention. This makes the learning process faster as the repeated experiences at the hands of the teacher are more frequent. On the other hand group lessons enable you to observe each other, discuss and learn from this. The postural changing process is evidently slower than in private lessons but in group lessons the exploring and growing understanding of the extraordinary nature of the Technique is possibly richer than that experienced on the one to one basis of private lessons. Of course a combination of the two is the best of both worlds.

How long is a lesson?

Private lessons are between forty minutes and an hour.    Group lessons are an hour.

How many lessons?

Many people will gain some benefit from just a few lessons but a course of 20-30 regular lessons is usually recommended.   This provides a good foundation for ongoing use of the Technique in every day life.  You can reduce the number of private lessons by combining them with attendance to my group lessons.

Group lessons are an excellent route to learning the Technique for those interested in the on going process which brings a gradual deepening of understanding and growth of personal development in a way that is similar to attending Yoga classes.


How much does it cost?

Private lessons cost 35€

Group lessons cost 10€ a lesson plus a 20€ annual subscription to become a member of l’Association Rayon d’Inspiration through which I run the group lessons.

An introductory lesson is 40€ and lasts approximately an hour.
Concessions can be made for those in financial hardship.

Introductory Courses

Experience the Alexander Technique for yourself by attending one of my Introductory courses. These are held in small groups and offer a practical way of discovering what the technique is all about.

click on Next Course Dates for details


These courses help artists and musicians release their creative potential. By limiting groups from one to four people, an intimate, warm and friendly ambience is created.tailliveaux_0713

Residential courses

A weekend course of 5 lessons costs 275€. This includes accomodation in the chambres d’hotes suite and lunch.

Books about the Alexander Technique are available to read on site.

If you have any questions or would like to have a chat about the Alexander Technique please contact me –

Deborah Cranston
6 rue de la Trésorerie,
Bourg s/ Gironde, 33710
tel: 05 57 68 71 08 mobile: 06 13 22 87 04
email: deborah.cranston6@gmail.com

mstatMember of the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique.

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