Alexander Technique Teacher Training Class of AMAC Corporation Japan

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Head of training: Hitomi Ono (Nott 1993)
Named Assistant: Yoshi Inada (Ribeaux 2000)
Visiting Teachers: Eriko Matsumoto, Hatsuko Kayahara, Michiyo Yagi (MSTAT),Takako Matsuda (MNeVLAT), Yumi Takahashi (MNeVLAT)
STAT Visiting Teachers: Peter Ribeaux, Dorothea Magonet
Moderator: Anne Battye

Teacher Training Address: 
2-12, Kawanishi-cho, 659-0072 Ashiya, Japan
Contact Details: 

Telephone: +81-797-34-3451


Japanese speaking people, over 25 years old, self-supporting, over 36 sessions (or over 3 years). Experience of the Alexander Technique through private lessons, visiting the training class and having at least three lessons with the Head of Training and the Assistant. Following the lessons and an interview, the decision to offer a place on the training course rests with the Head of training.

Three terms, 35 weeks per year, for 3 years
Weekly Hours: 
Wednesday to Saturday: 09:00 - 13:00
Course Fees: 
100,00,00 Yen per year
Year Founded: 

The course is for Japanese speaking people and the working language is Japanese. Every day begins with work on the self, and turns with teachers for each student. Each day has a different theme, these will include: reading FM Alexander's books or related relevant literature in Japanese and English, study of anatomy, physiology and neurology, using procedures in activity. Students will have a minimum of six private lessons with the Head of Training and the Assistant per year. Each student will give the presentation to the class of their study of the Alexander Technique at the end of the academic year.


It is a challenge to try to summarize the experience [of the Alexander Technique], as I find it (and it finds me) being the constant change, not there to be grasped. The most measureable is the sharpening of all the senses. My violinist ears react to the most subtle nuances in the sound and the experience is that of all the senses 'working' on the sound (and the means that are producing it), when I play. This has made possible the greater awareness in the moment present. [A musician] is only able to do something about the sound (the moment) that is being produced, nothing past nor nothing to come. With all that, of course, comes freedom. The breathing, the freedom of movement, the freshness, the spontaneity, the creativity, the joy of it all. Through the Alexander training I am becoming more whole: as a person, as an artist.

Agnieszka Opiola, Independent Violinist, Glasgow
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