On Friday 21st November, Alexander teacher Gudi Schepokat created a vibrant Pause at St George’s Bristol –

a space to slow down and tune in,

a time to become aware of  your body as your instrument…

……think……muscle tone…loosening…balancing…breathing……think……back…and support……


Lucky St George’s staff had the opportunity to benefit from a string of one-to-one Alexander lessons, allowing them to experience their ‘body instrument’ freeing up.

About the Alexander Technique…

The Alexander Technique is a unique in-depth study of how our reactions, perceptions of ourselves and movement play a role in all we do. It supports us to prevent stress and tension related pains and enhances performance.

Many musicians, singers and actors have benefited from this practice and use Alexander skills to free their movements and achieve focus without strain.

The Technique has been taught in many music and drama colleges over the years, including; the Royal Academy of Music, London, the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

“I have been fortunate enough to take part in Alexander sessions with Gudi during some of her previous St George’s visits. I would definitely recommend giving it a try. After previous ‘Pauses’ with Gudi I have felt a new sense of poise and energy (and strangely about a foot taller and at least a stone lighter!).” Laura Tanner – St George’s Education Manager

Gudi Schepokat  BMus MSTAT, is an experienced Alexander teacher who communicates deeply and directly using her hands and voice. This is Gudi’s sixth collaboration with St George’s Bristol to raise awareness of the Alexander Technique, a unique and established method for people who seek vitality and balance in all they do.

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