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:

At about the age of 45, I began to experience severe pain in both of my knees. I was told I had damaged the cartilage, initially caused by the use of a kicking strap on a sailing dinghy, and made worse by many years of beagling, and to stop beagling or risk ending up in a wheelchair. A few years later a friend suggested the Alexander Technique. At first I was very sceptical, but had also reached the stage where I was ready to try virtually any means to solve the problem. A few weeks after my first lesson, I had gone out beagling, but only walking.

Chris Walsh

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