Category Archives: Group Courses

6 WEEK INTRODUCTORY ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE COURSE IN SKEEBY NEAR RICHMOND NORTH YORKSIRE

Do you have backache? Are you stressed?

Worried about your posture? Do you have tired eyes?

Then come along to a practical , experiential course to learn how to ease backache, de-stress and relax your eyes helping improve your posture and vision.

Starts on TUESDAY 12th SEPTEMBER at SKEEBY VILLAGE HALL SKEEBY, RICHMOND, NORTH YORKSHIRE

10 am to 11.30 am

Book for the course cost £80

Drop in spaces subject to availability £15/week

Payment by cash or BACS at the time of booking.

Bring along a mat and a few paperback books and wear loose fitting clothes trousers or leggings. Also bring a bottle of water.

This course is suitable for everyone from beginners to students who have some experience of the Alexander Technique

INTRODUCTORY ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE WORKSHOP AT ROMALDKIRK Nr. BARNARD CASTLE CO.DURHAM

Do you have backache ? Are you stressed?

Worried about your posture?

Then come along to a practical and experiential course to learn how to ease backache, de-stress, helping you improve your posture and move in an easy way with less effort

TUESDAY 18th APRIL 2023

at Romaldkirk Reading and Recreation Rooms

Romaldkirk Nr. Barnard Castle Co.Durham

10.30am to 12.30pm

Cost £20 including refreshments (payable when booking)

HILARY COOK MSTAT

ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE TEACHER

For further information and to book a place

please contact Hilary

Tel.01748 824160 Mob.07941 526662

Email:teacher@hilarycookat.yahoo.co.uk

 www.hilarycookAT.co.uk

Hilary is a fully qualified, experienced and insured Alexander Technique Teacher having completed 3 year’s full time training in 2000. She is a Professional teaching member of The Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique (STAT)

INTRODUCTORY ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE WORKSHOPS AT THE STATION RICHMOND NORTH YORKSHIRE

Do you have backache ? Are you stressed?

Worried about your posture?

Then come along to a practical and experiential course to learn how to ease backache, de-stress, helping you improve your posture and move in an easy way with less effort.

MONDAY 17th APRIL 2023

at The Station Richmond North Yorkshire DL10 4LD

9.20am -10.50am

11.05 am-12.35 pm

Cost £15/session (payable when booking)

HILARY COOK MSTAT

ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE TEACHER

To book a place please contact Hilary

Tel.01748 824160 Mob.07941526662 Email:teacher@hilarycookat.yahoo.co.uk

A 5 Week Introductory Alexander Technique Course. Learn a New Skill for Life.

Do you have backache? Are you stressed?

Worried about your posture but don’t know how to improve it ?

Then come along to a practical experiential course to learn how to ease backache, de-stress helping you improve your posture and move in an easy way with less effort.

Starts on Tuesday 1st November 2022 at Skeeby Jubilee Village Hall Skeeby Richmond North Yorkshire. The course will now end on Tuesday 6th December as last week’s class was cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances,

10 am to 11.30 am

Cost £69 payable at the time of booking

This course is suitable for everyone from beginners to advanced students as a refresher.

Bring along a mat and a few thin paperback books as well as a bottle of water. Also wear loose fitting clothing preferably trousers or leggings

For further information and to book a place please

Contact Hilary

Mob. 07941526662

Email: teacher@hilarycookatyahoo.co.uk

6 WEEK Introductory Alexander technique and VISION COURSE

Following on from two successful Alexander Technique and Vision Courses I am delighted to offer another course.

Do you have backache ? Are you stressed? Worried about your posture ? Do you have tired eyes from wearing glasses?

Then come along to a practical and experiential Introductory Alexander Technique and Vision Course to help you learn how to ease backache, de-stress and relax your eyes helping you improve your posture and vision

A 6 week course starts on Tuesday 11th January 2022

at Skeeby Village Hall Skeeby, Richmond

10 am -11.30 am.

Cost £75 payable at time of booking

Please bring along a mat, a few thin paperback books and a bottle of water.

6 week Introductory Alexander technique and vision Course

Do you have backache? Are you stressed? Are you worried about your posture but do not know how to improve it ? Do you have you tired eyes from wearing glasses ?

Come along to this Introductory Alexander Technique and Vision Course and learn how to look after your back, de-stress and relax your eyes improving your posture and vision.

This 6 week course will start on

Tuesday 14th September ( no class 19th October)

at Skeeby Jubilee Village Hall Richmond

10 am- 11.30 am

Cost £ 72 payable at time of booking

To book a place please

Tel. 01748 824160 Mob. 07941526662

Email : teacher@hilarycookAT.co.uk

Please bring a mat, a few thin paperback books and a bottle of water as well as wear loose fitting clothing.

Workshop for the Woodwind MUSICIANS of the Teesside Orchestra and the Silverwood Band

I taught another workshop with a lovely group of people from the Teesside Symphony Orchestra and the Silverwood Band. They played the flute , clarinet, oboe , bassoon and saxophone . We explored the Alexander Technique and how it helps you play in an easier way with less tension and helps you connect to the audience and reduce stage fright.

How well do you move? Learn how to move with ease and less effort at a 6 Alexander technique Course

The way you move affects your body and how well it functions. It can cause back, neck and joint pain, muscle tension and stiffness as well as breathing problems and anxiety.

Come along to a 6 WEEK ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE COURSE with Hilary Cook  to help you become aware of your habits which are interfering with the natural easy way you moved as a child. Learn to be poised and move in an effortless way.

We will explore the Alexander Technique in a fun practical experiential way looking at the Principles of the Technique and Living Anatomy.

To be held at
Skeeby Jubilee Village Hall Richmond Road, Skeeby
Richmond North Yorkshire DL10 5DY
starting Monday 16th September 2.30 pm – 4 pm. Cost £75 payable at time of booking

Suitable for everyone from beginners and as a refresher for people with some experience of the Alexander Technique

Please bring a mat and a few paperback books and wear loose clothing, preferably trousers.

Please contact Hilary to book your place. Mob. 07941526662

teacher@hilarycookat.co.uk

1/2 day workshop with 3 Army bands

I taught the Alexander Technique to 21 soldiers who are members of 3 Army bands. Namely The Band of the Royal Armoured Corps, The Band of the Corps of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers and the Reme Band. The Alexander Technique is taught worldwide in Music Colleges e.g Royal School of Music to help avoid creating pain when playing, improve technique and quality o f playing, having more stage presence and connecting with the audience, gain more control of breathing, and help performance nerves.

The first part of the workshop was looking at the Principles of the Technique in a experiential , practical fun way including Inhibition and Direction, Primary Control and Expanded Awareness

Playing with Kosh balls being aware of your body and maybe deciding not to catch. Making eye contact as you throw and catch.


Everyone lay in semi supine and found it very beneficial as it helped them relax and ease any back ache.

Semi supine .

We then looked at how people stand or sit when playing their instruments which included a bass trombone, trombones, bugles, trumpets, saxophones, clarinets, electric guitars, tuber, and a flute .

Playing a bugle

Comments about the workshop:-

Great workshop . Lots to think about and do. Thank you.

I feel relaxed. Have a greater understanding of how my body works.

It was helpful to be conscious of how I move standing and sitting. I found it beneficial having corrections to my posture whilst standing holding my instrument.