Head Of Training – Gunda Fielden, BA(Hons) MSTAT (McGowan 1996), Linda Jordan, Alison Roper-Lowe. Regular Visiting Teachers: Charlie Loram, Martina Kaucka. Regular Zoom Visits: Helmut Rennschuh (Head of Training, Alexander Technik in Weimar und Leipzig, Germany), Vicky Panagiotaki (Head of Training, Alexander Technique Training, Athens, Greece).
STAT Moderator: Trisha Hemingway (Carrington, 1970s)
01803 867550 / 07734 026372
Previous lessons, a good understanding of what the Technique is and what a commitment to a three year training would involve. A Foundation course is possible for people wishing to get to this point. This foundation course will count towards the professional training.
The course will offer a balanced programme of practical and theoretical work. Alexander's four books will be studied as well as other literature and articles relating to the Alexander Technique. In addition to the practical and theoretical work, functional anatomy related to the coordinated use of the self will be studied. The deep understanding our students are left with of the working of the human body in this way provides a fundamental background to the Alexander Technique that will carry through into every aspect of the students learning and teaching. Voice work and the development of breathing and ‘natural effort’ in speaking is a part of the students training, to help discover their natural voice – and to teach them how to do the same for others as a teacher. Because ATTSW is in the beautiful South West of England, the training also takes some activities outdoors. There are no exams during the course, the student is assessed in an ongoing way involving internal and external assessors. Some written work and reading is expected as well as a continuing engagement with and exploration of the Technique in the student’s daily life.
We offer teachers further experience and CPD work by participating for short periods of time in the Training Course. It’s valuable having trained teachers exploring the Technique further in our school.