Welcome to my
Alexander Technique practice
in Amsterdam IJburg

My name is Maaike Aarts and I’ve been teaching the Alexander Technique since 2002.

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I also give workshops and organise retreats.
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Benefits of Alexander Technique

  • relief and prevention of neck-back-shoulder-pain, joint pain and RSI
  • more inner calm during your daily life activities
  • release of unnecessary tension
  • full, free effortless breathing
  • efficient, easy, supple movement
  • better learning and improved concentration
  • more self confidence, mental strength
  • easily balanced, tense-free sitting and standing

The Alexander Technique will show you how to:

  • change and prevent unhelpful habits
  • connect your body, mind and emotions
  • expand and develop your self-awareness
  • respond more consciously to whatever life throws at you
  • re-coordinate unhelpful movement patterns
  • improve performance in music, dance, drama, sport
  • improve the use of your voice
  • improve concentration, focus, mindset
  • prevent injuries
  • be more calm, balanced and energetic
  • support yourself during pregnancy and childbirth
  • deal with difficult emotions & stress

Do you want to know more about the Alexander Technique?
Continue reading here.

Or watch my short intro video ‘What is Alexander Technique?’:

What’s unique about the Alexander Technique?

When you take Alexander Technique lessons, you learn a practical technique you can use for the rest of your life during all your daily life activities.
You learn to calm yourself, let go of excess tension, breathe fully and freely, and choose your responses more consciously whenever you want.
You can apply the technique to yoga, sports, computer work, sleeping, exercises, speaking, (performance) anxiety... you name it!


To help people around the world re-create this wonderful feeling of flow, calm, balance and ease during all their daily life activities, I created an application with 100+ audio guides for iPhone and Android.
For more information click here.


Pedro Raposo, double bass player academy Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Maaike is a wonderful teacher and an inspiring person! I have been attending her lessons for about 1 year and my general well being improved immensely since then. Thanks to her guidance I also feel closer to reach my full potential while learning and performing as double bass player.

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