BodyMinded is a contemporary health and performance school, based on the Alexander technique. We promote well-being and great performance by teaching you practical conscious cooperation with your human design.
BodyMinded learning draws on current scientific understanding to help you enjoy and gain the most out of your profession, your practice and your everyday life. We offer lessons, classes and workshops face-to-face and online.
BodyMinded assists musicians, performers and music teachers of all kinds to achieve their potential in personal lessons, classes and professional development training.
Come into conscious cooperation with yourself, your instrument and your audience and along the way resolve issues with technical skill, tension, nerves and pain. We will equip you to deepen your teaching with knowledge and skill to support your students.
Coordinate your yoga transitions, improve your balance and flexibility and support your students.
Manage and overcome pain and injury through the practical reconditioning of your whole self.
"I found the Alexander Technique like an instruction book on how to use my body. My awareness of what I am doing has really helped me to use my voice better and be more comfortable in virtually every other movement that I make on or off stage."
"It is exceptionally relevant to all music teachers at any level to apply this thinking method in private and group lessons to help students help themselves instead of having to always ask. Students motivation will increase knowing the teacher understands the posture difficulties of playing an instrument for each person. They will be more confident in their performances also.”
"I find Alexander technique to be a brilliant kinaesthetic language for communicating mindfulness in movement. I have found that through the years the directions have help me with headache, muscle pain when they've occurred (usually because I wasn't using them).”
"As a Yoga Teacher and Remedial Massage Therapist who knew nothing about Alexander technique other than its name, I would highly recommend the Yoga and Alexander Technique workshop. The workshop was informative with both theory and practice. I highly recommended for anyone interested in Yoga as a teacher or a student."
"I find myself applying AT principles all the time to assist myself to do daily activities such as driving, walking, Pilates classes, etc with more ease and awareness. Greg Holdaway and the team provide great tuition, and a fun, relaxed environment. I would highly recommend Sydney Alexander Technique to musicians of all levels looking to play their instrument with greater ease, fluency and enjoyment. "
"I really think the classes are fantastic. I haven't got the serious back pain since the introduction lesson, and my back has been improved since. Before, I normally saw physiotherapist every two weeks; I haven't seen him since July (that's more than four months ago!)"
"Greg's therapy through Alexander Technique offers a most profound insight - how to spend every minute of every day not hurting myself. Through careful, detailed observation, Greg can and does help people move better and know the true physical nature of relaxation."
"I was in a desperate situation trying to break free of the constant spinal discomfort that tortured me every day. Alexander gave me the skills to manage my condition very effectively, in a way what other therapies could not."
"Cathy's workshops are always extraordinary. Having a diverse group of people with various amounts of experience in AT, from someone's first time with the work to experienced teachers, allows me to get views into the technique that I can't get in a one on one session. With her sense of humour and wealth of experience Cathy provides insights into a huge range of activities - can't wait for the next one!"
Alexander Technique practical teaching involves the teacher using their hands. To ensure everyone’s health and safety, the teacher will wear a mask for any hands-on work.
We have ensured we are complying with safe social distancing for our classes. Extra cleaning and hygiene practices are in place for our clients, our staff and our premises.
If you are feeling unwell, have recently returned from overseas or have been in close contact with someone who has Covid19, please do not attend your class – we would love to see you online or at a later date.
We continue to offer online classes for anyone who would prefer this option.
You can download our COVID-19 Safety Plan here.