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              to rest and restore yourself


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             with the Alexander Technique

Escuela de Tecnica Alexander de Buenos Aires (ETABA)

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.
 

Alexander Technique Training Course, Ireland

The curriculum contains all aspects of the theory and practice of The Alexander Principles including:

    inhibition (physical, mental and emotional)
    direction
    goal-orientation
    awareness
    force of habit
    power of free choice
    recognition of mind-body-emotional unity

This is achieved by employing the following methods:

    study of FM Alexander's books and related literature
    individual lessons
    observation skills
    anatomy, physiology and ‘body mapping’

York Alexander Technique School

The course follows STAT guidelines. About 80 per cent of the teaching time is devoted to practical work. Practical work is regarded as the main tool for absorbing the principles of the Alexander Technique:

    awareness of self, others and the world around,
    inhibition: stopping the going down of the same road and into the same ”holes” over and over again,
    directing: a way of newly aligning and tuning ourselves with freer and more flowing ways of responding to stimuli,

The Alexander Teacher Training School

Curriculum: At least 80% of the training will be practical work, in keeping with the fundamentally practical nature of the Technique. The core curriculum is based on Alexander’s basic principles, and will therefore cover the essential concepts of inhibition and directions, the unity of mind and body, doing and non-doing, the force of habit and false sensory. Each day there will be time for reading Alexander’s writings or other relevant material.

London Centre for Alexander Technique and Training (LCATT)

LCATT is a small school offering a professional Alexander teacher training in an encouraging and lively atmosphere. We are committed to supporting people through their process of change and development by offering a practical context in which students gain a strong foundation for making the Alexander Technique a lifelong process. By teaching the principles of the Alexander Technique it is our intention to inspire personal and professional resourcefulness, creativity, maturity and independence, and to create good Alexander teachers.

The Constructive Teaching Centre

The course is very largely practical. Each student receives daily individual work from a variety of teachers. In the first four terms they receive a weekly individual lesson from one of the teachers and regular lessons from the Head of Training.

Students have regular sessions on voice and saddle work in addition to working in small groups, directed activities and hands-on work with teachers and other students. Other core content includes the reading and study of Alexander’s books plus basic anatomy and talks on historic and current scientific research and thinking.

Centre for the Alexander Technique

The practical curriculum (over 80% of the course) involves a continuing, cumulative programme covering three basic themes, each of which is developed progressively throughout the course:

1 The improvement of the student's own self-awareness and use
2 The study of specific procedures devised by Alexander and others
3 The application of the student's improved use of the self in relation to teaching others

The Alexander Technique Studio

The purpose of the training is to develop an increase in sensory appreciation through inhibition and direction and to apply this process to hands-on work. Each day consists of individual work with different teachers, small group work with one teacher, class work using ”games” (simple movements guided by a teacher), and a lecture. The emphasis throughout the course is to learn to explore your own use through games and activities. Hands-on skills will be developed in small groups of three students with one teacher.

City Alexander Technique School

    Study of Alexander’s writing, relevant basic anatomy and physiology form an essential part of the training.
    Study of Alexander’s core principles such as Use, Inhibition, Direction, Primary Control, unreliable sensory appreciation, end-gaining, doing and non-doing.
    The time will be divided between hands-on teaching to individual trainees and small groups, theory through lectures and demonstrations and procedures to put theoretical understanding into practical experience, consistent with an increased progression over the three years of training:

Brighton Alexander Technique College (BATC)

Curriculum: We offer a well rounded program to prepare our students to teach in a variety of situation. Our graduate go on to run their own private practice as well as teaching in music colleges, Singing and music schools, private schools and adult education. Our work is based on Carolyn’s Masters work on the skill of using the hands as an Alexander Teacher, and is constantly developed and evolved. We have an organised timetable of practical tuition comprising individual work, hands-on groups (appropriate to trainees' level), directed activities and lectures.

Learn the Alexander Technique for optimum balance, poise, posture and co-ordination in everything you do. Organise yourself with maximum efficiency to optimise performance in your work and everyday life, and in coping with stress and physical problems.

Give yourself a powerful tool for personal development, self-awareness, mindfulness and learning new skills.

Change the habits that contribute towards functional problems such as back pain, muscle tension and stiffness, poor posture and breathing problems.

Discover the freedom to change conditions that stop you reaching your potential and enjoying a happy, healthy life.

Find a STAT qualified teacher to best experience the Alexander Technique.

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This website is owned, run and maintained by the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique (STAT), the largest Professional Association of Alexander Technique Teachers worldwide, established in 1958, responsible for maintaining professional standards of its members and promoting the Alexander Technique. Only teaching members of STAT are eligible to use the collective mark above, identifying them as fully trained Alexander Technique teachers who abide by the Society’s Rules and Regulations.

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Alexander Technique came into my life around the same time that I was diagnosed with scoliosis. However, through Alexander Technique I am able to manage my back pain and use my body more efficiently! At the end of a lesson I feel grounded but floating on air. I cannot thank my Alexander Technique teachers enough for the wisdom and health they have given me.

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