Posture Alignment Classes

Classes restart on 6th September following a Summer break


Postural Alignment Classes using the Mitzvah Technique


Relax Muscles, Align Bones, Elongate Spine

Gain more freedom of movement and reduce tension and stress through simple postural exercises based on everyday activities like walking, sitting and standing. 

Great if you have pain, an injury, a desk job or want to a more upright posture.

Our class will focus on learning what 'good' posture means.

What it looks like, feels like. Learn exercises to to find, nurture and strengthen your fluid body around a balancing well aligned bony structure.

A health posture or body alignment can reduce tension and stress, help deal with on going pain (headaches, jaw pain and back ache), recover and re-train after surgery and accidents. And helps with balance and flexibility.

We will use props in the class including chairs, barres and the walls as we explore our movement


What is it helpful for?

Neuromuscular/skeletal issues
Postural misuse and difficulties
Tension and stress
Jaw, neck, shoulder, back, hip and joint pain
Temporal mandibular joint pain (TMJ)
Breathing difficulties
Joint mobility
Range of movement
Headaches & migraines
Spinal problems including, scoliosis, kyphosis and lordosis
Repetitive strain syndrome
Prolonged sitting
Accident injuries
Circulatory problems
Sleep disorders
Chronic fatigue
Arthritis, bursitis and tendonitis
Disease symptoms including Parkinson’s, Crohn’s Disease and Multiple sclerosis
Performance of singers, musicians, dancers, actors and athletes.
Provides remedial and preventative care


Who developed this technique?

M. Cohen-Nehemia identified the Mitzvah Mechanism and developed the Mitzvah Technique. While a dancer and choreographer with the renowned Inbal Dance Theatre in Israel, he became interested in body misuse. He developed the skills for helping dancers deal with injuries and postural difficulties. M.Cohen-Nehemia worked in physical rehabilitation at a hospital in Israel.

M. Cohen-Nehemia worked and conducted research with the late Israeli physicist Moshe Feldenkrais. He spent five years in London, England qualifying as an Alexander Technique Teacher and studying postgraduate work.

Over the years M. Cohen-Nehemia engaged in extensive study of the movement patterns of young children, animals and the nomadic Bedouin of the Sinai Desert. It is through this research that he identified the Mitzvah Mechanism.

He founded the Canadian Centre for the Alexander Technique and later developed The Mitzvah Technique Centre and Training School in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.



Habitual Fitness Studio 1 is currently pre-booking only (please see button below). £8 per class.

Click To Book Posture Class

Comfortable clothing, no hoods please as we need to see your shoulders are relaxed when you lie down! We do Pilates in bare feet (although you may prefer to keep your socks on), mats will be available to use at each session.


Block Booking

Block Booking £75 for 10 sessions = £7.50 per class (£70 conc for OAP & NUS).

Block Booking sessions can be used at ANY of the mat classes and there is NO TIME LIMIT on a block booking. You can purchase a block below, or at the class.



Venue Schedule

Habitual Fitness, 559 Barlow Moor Road, Chorlton, Manchester - Directions Habitual Fitness / Google Maps


The Studio, 40 High Lane, Chorlton, Manchester

  Thursday Lunchtime  
Monica ( 1:00 - 2:00 ) Postural Alignment


Weekly Schedule

   Morning Lunchtime  Evening
 Monday The Studio
 9:30-10:30 - All/Small equipment

The Studio
 1:00-2:00 - All/Small equipment

Chorlton Central
 6:00 - 7:00 - Pilates All 
 7:00 - 8:00 - Levels 3-5
 8:00 - 9:00 - Pilates All

The Studio
 9:30-10:30 -All/Small equipment

  St. John's
 6:35 - 7:35 - Levels 1-3
 7:40 - 8:40 - Levels 4-5

The Studio
 1:00 - 2:00 - Pilates All/small equipment

The Studio
 5:30-6:30 - Back pain class
 6:40-7:40 - Levels 2-4
Brookburn Training Room
 6:30-7:30 - Anti-Natal


The Studio
 9:35 - 10:35 - All/Small equipment

Habitual Fitness
 1:00 - 2:00 - Postural Alignment

The Studio
 6:00 - 7:00 - Pilates  All

The Studio
 9:35 - 10:35 - Pilates Barre

The Studio
 12:30 -1:30 - Pilates All

The Studio
 6:00 - 7:00 - Pilates Barre
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