About STAT

The Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique (STAT) was founded in the UK in 1958 by teachers trained by FM Alexander. There are currently over 2500 teaching members of STAT and its Affiliated Societies world-wide.

STAT is a Company Limited by Guarantee, registration number: 5533966. It is registered in England and Wales at Grove Business Centre, Unit W48, 560-568 High Road, London N17 9TA.

For details of our Constitution please refer to our Articles and our Rules.



We aim to provide the highest standards of teacher training and professional practice.

Our teaching members:

  • are registered (MSTAT) to teach the Technique after completing an approved three-year training course, or having reached a standard approved by STAT
  • are required to adhere to the Society’s published Code of Professional Conduct and Competence
  • are DBS checked
  • are covered by professional indemnity insurance

We also aim to promote public awareness and understanding of the Alexander Technique, and to encourage research.


We run a post-graduate programme of Continuing Professional Development,  publish a regular newsletter (STATNews) and The Alexander Journal, and hold a national Annual Conference.

The Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)

STAT members have the option to register with CNHC.

CNHC is the UK voluntary regulator for complementary healthcare practitioners that was set up with government support to protect the public by providing a UK voluntary register of complementary therapists. CNHC's register has been approved as an Accredited Voluntary Register by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care (PSA). This means CNHC has met the PSA’s demanding standards. All CNHC registered practitioners are entitled to use CNHC’s quality mark which incorporates the PSA Accreditation mark.

To find out more about the CNHC email [email protected], call 020 3668 0406, or visit www.cnhc.org.uk.

CNHC Registration

STAT verifies applications for CNHC registration and members wishing to apply should go to ‘Teacher sign-in’.

I would not say I am a fan of the technique – I am a disciple. For many years I suffered with chronic neck pain following a horse riding accident. When my HR manager recommended the Alexander Technique I was intrigued. Her father, a stroke victim, had experienced an incredible recovery from practising the Technique – to the point where he no longer needed a walking stick. After the first lesson I felt a dramatic difference; my neck felt long and free like a giraffe.

Annette Shaw

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