The Alexander Teacher Training School

Country
United Kingdom
Region
London
Staff

Head of training: Anthony Kingsley (Shmuel Nelkin, 1986)

Teacher Training Address
16 Balderton Street, London W1K 6TN
Prerequisites

Students wishing to enroll on this course should be able to demonstrate an interest and a sound understanding of the Alexander Technique, and will have undertaken a reasonable number of private Alexander lessons. Applicants will if possible visit the school, and have lesson(s) and an interview with the Head of Training.

Weekly Hours
09.00 to 13.00 Tuesday to Friday
Course Fees
£4725 per year
Year Founded
2004
Graduates
25
Current Trainees
19
Curriculum

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.

The philosophy of the training is to encourage a lively and open-minded exploration of the Alexander Technique. We believe that the best teachers develop a unique contribution to the Alexander world, and that being faithful to the Alexander concepts does not require a sacrifice of individual creativity. The aim of the training is for each student to integrate within themselves the theory and practice of the Alexander Technique.

In addition, experts will offer seminars in the following fields:
Basic anatomy, physiology and pathology.
Professionalism and ethics.
People skills, mind-body explorations.
Alexander, music and the performing arts.

Additional notes

The centre for psychophysical education. UKBA International Student Sponsor. The ATTS is situated in the heart of London’s West End, opposite Selfridges, and just off Oxford Street. The School is just a few minutes walking distance from either Oxford Circus, Bond Street or Marble Arch tube stations. There are also plenty of buses that serve the area. The training takes place in a beautiful large studio room with wooden floors, wall-to-wall mirrors, and there is an in-house cafeteria.

UK/World?
UK

I was looking for some way to help manage my lower back problems without relying on pain relief medication. I have found my one-to-one AT sessions extremely helpful and have learnt to identify and avoid postures and actions that contribute to back pain. I now know how to relax and properly rest my back and neck. In my experience, AT is a whole body technique which can help one to be more self-aware and to understand how to move with less tension and consequently, with less effort. Hurray for AT!

Patricia Brooks

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