Julianne

Improve how you move, perform, look and feel: applying the Alexander Technique


REGISTER NOW - Term 2, 2024


If you are curious about improving balance, ease in movement, flexibility, strength and breathing as a way to clam the body and mind, you are invited to come and explore the Alexander Technique with Julianne in a series of nine workshops.

These playful classes are designed to help identify the elements of optimal integrated movement. Movement is not just made up of physical expression but rather a combination of unconscious decisions that the various nervous system networks make for us. When we bring consciousness and choice into the equation, we can address patterns of tension that interfere with freedom and ease in our thinking and moving.

As you rediscover balance of the mind and body you will regain control of your body, alleviate any pain and stress, as well as improve posture and performance. The Alexander Technique is a powerful tool for self-awareness and personal growth.

Participant Testimonials

The Alexander Technique: Thoughts from a Musician

"As a musician, the Alexander Technique has transformed how I think and approach my playing. I have completely changed the way I move, sit and stand, hold the instrument, and control my breathing.

For years I have been getting muscle aches and pains and upper limb and shoulder tension leading to soft tissue/tendon injuries when playing for any extended periods of time. This is especially so when feeling nervous during a performance. My body has gone straight into this stressed and tense response and I have felt as though I have been unable to breathe properly and control the sound.

The Alexander Technique has brought an awareness of the relationship between the cognitive and physical aspects of myself as a musician. What is happening within the body? How does movement and posture impact on breathing and breath control? How can we modify old learned patterns of behaviour and thought processes? How can we utilise that excess energy/tension towards creating a more beautiful sound in performance?

The Alexander technique brings together more positive patterns of movement, posture and breathing. For the musician this self-awareness and understanding of the dynamic relationship between body and mind, helps maximise our creative potential."

Term 2, 2024

Julianne will run eight, weekly one-hour classes applying the Alexander Technique to every-day activities which will include walking, standing and balance, sitting and bending, breathing and speaking, calming the mind and body.

In Term 2 2024 Julianne will be running Beginners Alexander Technique, Wednesdays 9.30 am - 10.30 am, and Intermediate Alexander Technique, Wednesdays 11.00 am - 12.00 noon.

Register here for Beginners Alexander Technique. 

Intermediate Alexander Technique Booked out for Term 2 - Contact us here to go on the waitlist 

Classes are filling fast - Contact us to go on the waiting list if classes are full in case of cancellations or for future terms.

These classes are designed for any age adult with an interest in self-discovery.

You can improve how you move, perform, look and feel.

Dates for Term 2, 2024

  1. 24 April
  2. 1 May
  3. 8 May
  4. 15 May
  5. 22 May
  6. 29 May
  7. 5 June
  8. 12 June

Location

Alexander Technique is held in the Ballarat East Neighbourhood House Community Room, Room 103 at Barkly Square, 25-39 Barkly Street, Ballarat East.  

Walking: If you enter the building via the front door up the ramp off Barkly Street, head straight ahead as you enter the building and keep going down the corner and you will see our office and then our Community Room on your right. If you enter the building via the door next to the cafe, come in past the cafe and head to the end of the hallway, past the community area, to the Ballarat East Neighbourhood House Community Room. 
Driving: You can park on Barkly Street, or behind the building in the car parks accessible via Princes Street South, or on that street. You can access Princes Street South from Eureka Street or Barkly Street.
Bus: There is a bus stop close to Barkly Square: Route 20, near the corner of Barkly Street and Main Road. The number 15 bus stops nearby on Victoria Street also.
Bicycle: There is bike parking available at Barkly Square.

Public toilets are available within Barkly Square.

View the Accessibility Map of Barkly Square.

Cost

The 8-week course will cost $80.

Find out more about Julianne and Voice and Alexander Technique: alexandertechniqueballarat.com.au

Conditions of participation

  • Please read the Ballarat East Neighbourhood House Activity Terms and Conditions. You will be asked to agree to these upon registration for this class.
  • All participants in Ballarat East Neighbourhood House activities must follow the current Statewide COVID-Safe principles.
  • If you are feeling unwell and/or have cold/flu symptoms please do not come to the activity.
  • Please sanitise your hands upon entry to and exit from Eureka Centre. Hand sanitiser will be available.
  • Keep at least 1.5 metres from other people in the activity.
  • Bring your own drink bottle. The Barkly Street cafe should be open if you would like to purchase hot drinks and food.
  • Arrive 5-10 minutes before the activity starts to allow time to complete any paperwork.
  • If you have any injuries or issues which may affect your ability to partipate fully in the activity, please arrive early and discuss with Julianne.
  • Turn off your phone/digital devices and store your possessions in the room.
  • A maximum of 10 participants will be able to take part in this activity.
  • Tickets are not transferable.

Questions?

Please call Ballarat East Neighbourhood House on 0422 612 052 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you are having trouble booking or paying for this activity, we are very happy to find a solution that will work as we want everyone interested to be able to participate.