Alexander Technique

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What is the Alexander ® technique?

The Alexander Technique® allows you to learn to use your body consciously in order to release unnecessary tension in order to feel free et coordinated in his movements and thus maintain a balanced posture, a more supported back. A neutral presence and availability for action wider, a voice without fatigue and many other benefits resulting from it.

One of the principles is to activate the original organic movement relationship head neck back (primary control) associated with all our senses towards a centered movement, open and free. The regulation of tensions occurs through other principles specific to the Technique that you will discover in my courses and training.

It is a method that has proven its effectiveness in numerous drama, music and dance schools around the world: Royal Academy, Guildhall and Central School in London, Juilliard School in New York, CNSMD in Paris, ENSATT In Lyon. 

How do Alexander Technique classes take place?

Many teaching formulas are offered to you in the form of'a individual support, de trainings and course for all levels.

  1. Vocational training  “Postural and gestural balance via the Alexander Technique®” popening be financed via AFDAS for artists, musicians, actors, singers, athletes, communication professionals or any other public eligible for funding. The programme is indicated on the site:
  2. Cbear Alexander and dance fluidity and spirals from the body moving dance (Thursdays at 11 a.m.)
  3. Alexander and Pilates classes (Tuesdays at 19:30 p.m.)
  4. Alexander Technique Training Workshop  (one Sunday per month from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.)
  5. Tailor-made psycho-physical support

Alexander Technique teachers

Evelyne BONNEAUD - Alexander & Pilates Technical Teacher - CDDM


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Regular studentALBANAlexander classes and dance
“The Monday sessions are a very precious moment of reconnecting with my body, in depth and gently. Évelyne's very personal and very adjusted accompaniment makes it a complete pleasure: dancing without thinking about it, breathing more and taking your space without forcing it. Drop the notions of performance while seeking the quality of movement in its serene experimentation. An intimate made-to-measure that I adore”.
ActressODILEAFDAS training
“Evelyne Bonneaud, through her availability, her empathy, her skills and her ability to listen, guides us towards greater body awareness and gives us the means to act independently to obtain greater freedom of the body. As a teacher, it gives me another perspective and a finer attention to the students. As an artist, it gives me the means to work on stage presence”.
Professional pianistGILLES
“This allowed me to objectively and consciously “dominate” Chopin’s problem: long, calm, singing sentence. The complexity of his music consists of a simplicity of execution. As soon as difficulty takes precedence over ease, the sentence loses its naturalness. A physical sensation of ease arose from the simple act of maintaining an outward stoicism.”
Regular studentBENOITAlexander and Pilates classes
“Since I took the classes, I feel a strengthening associated with a surprising fluidity, the sequence of movements and micromovements is always liberating from tension. I no longer have back pain and I me solid sense every day with renewed energy »
BoxerJONATHANTailor-made psycho-physical support
“As a practitioner of combat arts, I came to the Alexander Technique with Evelyne to improve my gestures. Gaining fluidity and therefore speed can seriously make the difference when the day comes…

 …We can explain a lot of principles to you, you can read a lot of books but that in no way replaces experience, direct feeling,. Do not confuse watching a report on skydiving with actually skydiving! The teacher's hands are irreplaceable because they allow this direct feeling. These hands have a special gift, a bit like the potter capable of transforming clay into magnificent pottery.

 Another strong point of this Technique is that there is no particular reason to practice it: the Olympic champion eager for medals and the grandmother concerned about her well-being will be equal here. 

Everyone will adapt it to their needs: even if the harpist and the boxer have, a priori, nothing in common in their respective practice, the principles of the technique will be strictly the same in the use they make of it (directions , inhibition, not doing).»