A four-week introductory class in the Alexander technique begins Oct. 27. Certified instructors Sue Collinson and Margaret Knight will lead the class.

The Alexander technique is an holistic approach to changing habits and movement patterns. It can be applied to special activities or skills, such as computer work or yoga, as well as everyday actions such as sitting or walking. The Alexander technique is said to improve overall health, relieve chronic pain and tension, and to help posture and alignment. Actors and musicians use the technique to improve performance and prevent injury.

The class will meet at Church and Main Natural Therapies at 4 Church street in Vineyard Haven on Mondays at 7 p.m. from Oct. 27 to Nov. 17. Cost for the four weeks is $75. Class size will be limited. For details, call 508-627-8894 or 508-693-9396 or e-mail: margaret02539@yahoo.com.