Welcome to the studio Alexander Technique Amsterdam. On this site you will find information about the private lessons and workshops that we offer. Currently lessons are available at two locations in Amsterdam, and Zandvoort 

To find out more about the Alexander Technique (AT) please have a look in the most frequently asked questions. There you will also find information about scientific research, the Dutch professional society, as well as practical information such as what happens during the lesson, how to get started and how many lessons are needed.

Times and Prices

Private lessons

30 min € 40,00
45 min € 55,00

Online lesson

45 min € 40,00


4 x 30 min  € 144,00 (10% discount) 
4 x 45 min € 198,00 (10% discount)
8 x 30 min € 280,00 (7 lessons + 1 free)
8 x 45 min € 385,00 (7 lessons + 1 free)

Opening hours 

Monday 15:15 - 20:00 Maria Amsterdam
Tuesday 10:00 - 15:00 Ariane Amsterdam
Wednesday 15:15 - 20:00 Maria Amsterdam
Thursday 10:00 - 15:00 Ariane Amsterdam
Thursday 12:30 - 20:00 Maria Zandvoort
Friday 9:30 - 10:15 AT Get Together Online


Maria Vahervuo

I was born in Helsinki, Finland. I started the Alexander Technique (AT) when I moved to The Netherlands for music studies at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. When joining the AT class I hoped that the technique would improve my double bass playing. Soon I noticed that the lessons were also having an impact on my whole being and life in general in a positive way. After several years of intense practice of the AT I decided to train as a teacher myself.

I'm giving private lessons and workshops at the studio Alexander Techniek Amsterdam since 2011. I’m also teaching professional musicians at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln in Aachen, Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Novia University of Applied Science and occasionally taking part in scientific research about the Alexander Technique and embodied psychology. Besides the Alexander Technique and music, I'm am an enthusiast sea kayaker. You can spot me frequently in the waves in Zandvoort and the Dutch coastline. 

My motivation as a teacher is to help my students reach their full potential in all areas of life. This includes recovering from complaints, managing pain or living with a chronic disease to coaching high performance and practising in sport, art and business.

Diplomas and education:

  • Masters in Science, Psychology and Neuroscience of Mental Health, King's College London (2019 - 2023)
  • Foundation of Western Medicine (CPION acredited), Shenzhou Open University of TCM, Amsterdam (2014 - 2016)
  • Alexander Technique Teacher Certificate, Alexander Techniek Opleiding Nederland, (2011)
  • Bachelors in Early Music, Royal Conservatory in The Hague, Netherlands (2002)
  • Masters of Music, Sibelius Academy, Finland (2000)


  • Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln in Aachen (2023 - present)
  • Novia University of Applied Science (2013 – present)
  • Alexander Technique Amsterdam (2011-present)
  • Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki (2008 – present)
  • Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences (2006-2010)

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