Escuela de Tecnica Alexander de Buenos Aires (ETABA)

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Country: 
Argentina
Region: 
Buenos Aires
Staff: 

Co-Heads of Training: Merran Poplar (Carrington 1994), Violeta Winograd (Hoorweg 2006)
Named assistant: Patricia Hayward

Teacher Training Address: 
Calle Angel J Carranza 1190, Capital Federal, Buenos Aires 1414, Argentina
Contact Details: 

Telephone: + 54 (0)11 47729072
Email: merran@merran.net

Prerequisites: 

Ordinarily applicants will have had a number of private lessons, will have an understanding of what the work entails and be motivated to train.

Terms: 
Three terms per year
Weekly Hours: 
Mondays: 2.00pm to 5.00pm. Tuesdays to Fridays: 9.00am to 12.30pm
Course Fees: 
USD 4350 (21750 pesos) per year excluding STAT membership
Year Founded: 
2006
Graduates: 
14
Current Trainees: 
16
Curriculum: 

During the course of the morning students receive 'turns' (short individual lessons), work in small groups of two to four developing the skilled use of their hands and have time to work on themselves. In the larger class group Alexander’s books are read and discussed, as is other relevant material including basic anatomy and physiology. Each day we also explore a particular procedure often related to developmental movement, or voice work or the application of the Technique to a particular activity. Students also receive two private lessons with the director each term.
 

Additional notes: 

ETABA enjoys a close association and exchange of teachers with the Uruguayan school (EUTA) and receives many guest teacher from abroad – England, Spain, Holland, Australia and the United States.

UK/World?: 
World

The Alexander Technique makes me feel more comfortable, poised and peaceful. I started lessons years ago and have kept them up because I love the body awareness they teach. The Technique helps me to let go of tension and feel better, not just during lessons, but always.

Rachel Baird, Media Officer, London
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