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Short courses coming up:

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  • Galway, 14th Sep 2014
  • Kilkenny, 20th - 21st Sep 2014
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  • Dublin, 21st - 22nd Feb 2015
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Welcome to the Alexander Technique Centre, Ireland

Back In Balance by Richard Brennan, just published 2013

The Alexander Technique Centre was established in 1998 in Galway by Richard Brennan. Richard offers individual lessons here, and directs a three year Alexander Technique Teacher Training Course leading to a professional certificate, the only such training course in Ireland. The Centre offers a lively programme featuring international visiting teachers and special events throughout the year. Sign up to our newsletter to keep up to date with events. You are welcome to visit the Centre by arrangement.

What is the Alexander Technique?

Origins, Principles and Articles

Introducing the Alexander Technique, how it works and who invented it. A slide show, quotations, articles, research, resources and more. »

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How Can the Technique Help?

Back pain, posture, performance, stress & more

How the Technique can help to improve posture, performance, breathing & voice, relieve pain & stress, and improve general health & wellbeing. »

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How Can I Learn the Technique?

Individual lessons, courses, teacher training

All about having individual lessons, and how to find weekend courses, intermediate and further training, or train to be an Alexander teacher. »

Alexander Technique lesson with Richard Brennan

About the Alexander Technique Centre

Contact us, find us, sign up for news

All you need to know about how to contact us or join our mailing list, how to find the Centre and arrange accommodation nearby. »

The Alexander Technique Centre, Galway, Ireland

About Richard Brennan

Alexander Teacher, Author, Director of Centre

Biography of Richard Brennan, profiling his background, his achievements, his aims and approach, and his books. Also some recent interviews. »

Richard Brennan, Director of the Alexander Technique Centre, Galway, Ireland

Visit our Online Shop

Books, eBooks, cushions, chairs & audio

Visit our shop for books and audio by Richard Brennan, and approved cushions and chairs that encourage better posture and reduce pain. »

Book covers by Richard Brennan

School Chairs Campaign

Make Backward Sloping Chairs Illegal

Richard Brennan has been campaigning for years to make backward sloping chairs illegal. Sign our petition and see latest campaign news. »

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Special Events

Events and Announcements

Conferences, book launches, special presentations and other special events related to the Technique around Ireland and internationally. »

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"Alexander established not only the beginnings of a far reaching science of the apparently involuntary movements that we call reflexes, but a technique of correction and self control which forms a substantial addition to our very slender resources in personal education."
George Bernard Shaw