Alexander Technique Academy

Country
Italy
Region
Lombardy
Staff

Head of Training: Paolo Frigoli (Robinson 1992) Named Assistant: Giorgio Ravazzolo (Robinson 1990)

Teacher Training Address
Via Vittorio Emanuele II, 30/A 25030 Coccaglio (BS) – Italy
Prerequisites

Previous Alexander Technique experience, visit to the training course, interview and private lessons with the Head of Training.

Terms
Three 12 week terms per year
Weekly Hours
Tuesday to Friday: 08,45 to 12,45
Course Fees
€ 1.800 (+ VAT 22%) per term
Year Founded
2015
Graduates
0
Current Trainees
3
Curriculum

During the 3-year course, students should progress gradually in their kinaesthetic awareness, their understanding of the Alexander principles and their teaching skills.

The first year focuses mainly on the individual students learning to improve their own self-awareness and use. The aim is obtained by means of practical and theoretical understanding of the fundamental elements of the Technique: Inhibition, Direction and Primary Control. Alongside this there is study of basic anatomy and physiology and the written work of F.M. Alexander.

The second year focuses more on developing the refined manual skills and physical procedures that have been evolved to pass on the Alexander Technique. Concurrently there is further study of anatomy, physiology and related literature to give the trainee sufficient knowledge to understand the intellectual and scientific concepts underlying their work.

The third year focuses mainly on refining the teaching skills and on the problems of Alexander teaching and learning. Practice includes supervised lessons to external pupils. Development of verbal teaching and presentation skills is also included.

Additional notes

The Alexander Technique Academy is located in an appropriate premises in Coccaglio, a village between the towns of Brescia and Bergamo which can easily be reached by train. The surrounding includes hills, lakes, mountains and historical towns. Visits form perspective students are welcome.

UK/World?
World

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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