Alexander Technique School, Queen's Park

Country
United Kingdom
Region
London
Staff

Head of Training: Ilana Machover (Magidov 1984)

Teacher Training Address
5 Milman Road, Queen's Park, London NW6 6EN
Prerequisites

Previous individual lessons, Interview with head of training. Visit to school advisable.

Terms
Three terms per year
Weekly Hours
09.00 to 13.00 Monday to Thursday
Course Fees
£4650 per year
Year Founded
2004
Graduates
16
Current Trainees
8
Curriculum

Course content follows STAT guidelines. About 80 per cent of the teaching time is devoted to practical work. This is the principal route towards understanding, experiencing and internalising the fundamental concepts of FM Alexander's discoveries: primary control, inhibition, directions, conscious control, unity of mind and body, means whereby, end gaining and non-doing, acknowledging the force of habit, and our deficient proprioception.

Theoretical work includes daily reading from classics of AT literature. Specialist sessions devoted to anatomy and physiology, vision, Dart procedures, voice and movement.

Every effort is made to include relevant topics requested by trainees. Each student gets intensive daily attention and is gradually guided to develop hands-on work and other teaching skills.
 

Additional notes

New trainees may enrol at the beginning of any term. The school occupies an entire ground floor of a Victorian house: a large, airy, well-equipped teaching room facing Queen’s Park; cloakroom; bathroom; kitchen and conservatory. There is a good reference library. Our location enables us to make frequent use of the park for outdoor work and activities. Excellent public transport connections: underground, overground and buses. Car-parking facility is also available.

UK/World?
UK

The Alexander Technique has improved my posture so I’m more upright and seeing the top of buildings I’d never noticed for 20 years. It’s also helped with lower back pain and tightness in my upper back and neck. During the 6 months I’ve been learning the Technique I’ve had virtually no football injuries, and friends say I look younger. This has made a radical difference.

Chris Witts, Football Coach

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