How does the cost of private Alexander Technique lessons compare to group sessions in the UK?

The Alexander Technique is a practice known for its potential to improve posture, alleviate pain, and enhance overall well-being. If you’re considering starting on this journey of self discovery and self mastery in the UK or online, you may be wondering about the cost implications of private lessons versus group sessions. In this blog post, we will explore the differences in pricing between these two formats, helping you make an informed decision based on your needs and budget.

Private Alexander Technique Lessons

Private Alexander Technique lessons involve one-on-one sessions with a certified instructor or teachers as we are called The main teacher training body is The Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique or STAT. During these sessions, the teacher provides individualized guidance, tailoring the practice to suit your specific needs, concerns, and learning pace. The personalized attention in private lessons allows the instructor to focus solely on your progress, making adjustments and providing feedback in real-time.

Cost of Private Alexander Technique Lessons

In the UK, the cost of private Alexander Technique lessons can vary depending on several factors, including the location, experience of the instructor, and the duration of the session. On average, you can expect to pay between £40 to £130 per hour for private lessons.

The higher end of the price spectrum often applies to instructors with extensive experience and expertise. While private lessons may seem more expensive than group sessions, the individualized attention and tailored instruction can lead to faster progress and a deeper understanding of the Alexander Technique.

Benefits of Private Alexander Technique Lessons

  1. Personalized Instruction: Private lessons offer a customized approach that addresses your unique needs and challenges. The teacher can focus solely on you, providing immediate feedback and guidance.
  2. Faster Progress: With one-on-one attention, you may experience quicker progress as the instructor can identify and work on specific areas that need improvement and attention.
  3. Privacy and Comfort: Some individuals prefer the privacy and comfort of one-on-one sessions, especially if they have specific concerns or physical limitations.
  4. Flexibility in Scheduling: Private lessons often offer more flexibility in scheduling, allowing you to find time slots that best fit your daily routine.

Group Alexander Technique Sessions

Group Alexander Technique sessions, as the name suggests, involve multiple participants learning together under the guidance of a single instructor / teacher. These sessions are typically conducted in a class format, with participants engaging in various exercises and activities as a group.

Cost of Group Alexander Technique Sessions

Group sessions tend to be more cost-effective compared to private lessons. In the UK, the average price for group Alexander Technique classes ranges from £10 to £30 per hour. The lower cost is primarily due to the shared expenses among participants.

Benefits of Group Alexander Technique Sessions

  1. Affordability: Group sessions are a budget-friendly option, making the Alexander Technique more accessible to a wider audience.
  2. Community Support: Learning with others creates a sense of community and support, fostering a shared learning experience.
  3. Learning from Observing Others: In a group setting, you have the opportunity to observe and learn from other participants’ experiences, providing additional insights.
  4. Social Interaction: Group sessions offer social interaction, which can be beneficial for those who enjoy learning in a communal environment.

Choosing the Right Option for You

When deciding between private Alexander Technique lessons and group sessions, consider the following factors:

  1. Individual Attention vs. Shared Experience: Determine whether you prefer personalized attention and tailored instruction or if you thrive in a group learning environment.
  2. Budget: Assess your budget and consider the cost implications of each option.
  3. Specific Goals: Identify your specific goals and needs in learning the Alexander Technique. Some individuals may benefit more from private lessons to address particular concerns, while others might enjoy the group dynamics.
  4. Scheduling and Location: Consider the availability of both private and group sessions in your area and how the scheduling aligns with your daily or weekly routine.


The cost of private Alexander Technique lessons in the UK is generally higher than group sessions due to the personalized attention and tailored instruction. However, both formats offer valuable learning experiences, and the choice between private and group sessions ultimately depends on your preferences, budget, your specific learning goals and availability of classes. Whether you opt for private lessons or group classes, the journey of exploring the Alexander Technique promises numerous benefits and the potential for a more harmonious and balanced way of thinking, moving and living.

Lucy Ascham offers private lessons online, in person Alexander Technique lessons in Sheffield, weekly Constructive Rest classes online and workshops in Sheffield. She works from her dedicated teaching room in Nethergreen, Sheffield S11 and online zoom sessions, and outdoors in the local park.

Written by Lucy Ascham, Body & Soul Energy Expert

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