About Teacher Training

STAT oversees a number of three-year full-time teacher training programmes both in the United Kingdom and abroad. Courses are approved by STAT after a thorough process of evaluation and are regulated through a system of annual monitoring.

Applications to enter teacher training courses are invited from individuals who are already committed to learning the Alexander Technique for their own personal development. Prior experience of individual lessons would usually be expected. Each training course sets out its own pre-requisites and these are listed in the course details.

Prospective students are encouraged to visit training courses by arrangement and to have lessons with the course director(s) before considering a formal application.

For fuller details about teacher training and the high standards applicable to STAT-approved training courses please refer to the following pages:

You can find lists of STAT-Approved Courses here:

And there is a map of those courses here:

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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