private lessons

Joerg Aßhoff

Alexander Technique in Berlin

Joerg Aßhoff works with people of all ages, from toddlers to people who are well over 80 years old. Many musicians, actors and dancers use the Alexander Technique. With him were well-known artists, such as Kirill Petrenko, Sasha Waltz, Corinna Harfouch…
People come because they are suffering from pain and general malaise and expect a better deal with themselves and and there are also people who are simply interested in the method.

In an individual lesson the Alexander Technique is taught through guided everyday movements, such as walking, sitting down, standing up, and through basic positions, such as sitting, standing, lying. Grasping and lifting objects can also be explored in a lesson, as can more specific movement sequences, such as playing an instrument, writing or working at a computer. Individual lessons enable the work to be more intense and personal. The teacher uses subtle contact with his hands and complements this with verbal explanations. Step by step the student can deepen his sensory awareness, he develops a new sense for his body and learns to move with greater ease, less pain and more naturally.

Everyone begins lessons from a different place, from a different background and with different expectations. Accordingly, the number of lessons as well as the lessons themselves will vary with each individual. The aim is to build up an experiential knowledge which will enable the student to apply the principles of the Alexander Technique in his everyday life.


private lesson with Joerg Aßhoff

How long is a lesson?

An individual lesson is 45 minutes long. Especially in the beginning it is recommended that lessons are taken on a regular basis, preferably once a week.


private lesson € 65
10 lessons: € 59 per lesson

private lesson (reduced price) € 55
10 lessons: € 50 per lesson

private lesson “Voluntary Amount” (for e.g. very high earners): 85 Euro per lesson


New: Alexander Technique One-to-One Intensive: Spread 12 lessons over 4-6 weeks and dive deep into the world of the Alexander Technique!

12 lessons in 4-6 weeks: 650 Euro

Inform yourself in advance!

Please note: An arranged individual lesson must be canceled one day in advance to avoid having to pay for it. Thank you for your understanding!

booking an individual lesson


see also our special introductory offer for internet users!


Alexander Technique in Stuttgart

Every other month Jörg Aßhoff gives private lessons in a practice in the center near “Katharinenhospital”.


Reimbursement of Alexander Technique lessons by health insurance companies

According to our current knowledge, the statutory and private health insurance companies in Germany do not reimburse Alexander Technique lessons. However, there are two possibilities for musicians and artists in particular to have Alexander Technique lessons subsidized.

1. the Bavarian pension fund for German theaters

There is compulsory insurance for musicians on the German stage. If you have physical problems that may hinder your professional activity, you can obtain a medical allowance from the Versorgungsanstalt by submitting a medical certificate. Up to 24 hours of Alexander Technique lessons are paid for. It is important that a doctor issues the certificate and that it deals with the issue of occupational disability.

See also on the homepage under “Orchesterversorgung” under

“Voluntary benefits, subsidies for medical expenses”

And here is the application itself!

2. collecting society for the exploitation of ancillary copyrights:

Artists, musicians, speakers, etc. can become members of GVL free of charge. Every year they can apply for subsidies for social benefits, including Alexander Technique lessons. In this case, no medical certificate is required. The member only has to submit a cost plan drawn up by an Alexander Technique teacher before the start of the lessons and may then receive a subsidy for the planned, e.g. 10 lessons.

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