Escuela de Tecnica Alexander de Buenos Aires (ETABA)

Buenos Aires

Co-Heads of Training: Merran Poplar (Carrington 1994), Violeta Winograd (Hoorweg 2006) Named assistant: Patricia Hayward

Teacher Training Address
Calle Angel J Carranza 1190, Capital Federal, Buenos Aires 1414, Argentina
Contact Details

Telephone: + 54 (0)11 47729072


Ordinarily applicants will have had a number of private lessons, will have an understanding of what the work entails and be motivated to train.

Three terms per year
Weekly Hours
Mondays: 2.00pm to 5.00pm. Tuesdays to Fridays: 9.00am to 12.30pm
Course Fees
USD 4350 (21750 pesos) per year excluding STAT membership
Year Founded
Current Trainees

During the course of the morning students receive 'turns' (short individual lessons), work in small groups of two to four developing the skilled use of their hands and have time to work on themselves. In the larger class group Alexander’s books are read and discussed, as is other relevant material including basic anatomy and physiology. Each day we also explore a particular procedure often related to developmental movement, or voice work or the application of the Technique to a particular activity. Students also receive two private lessons with the director each term.

Additional notes

ETABA enjoys a close association and exchange of teachers with the Uruguayan school (EUTA) and receives many guest teacher from abroad – England, Spain, Holland, Australia and the United States.


I would not say I am a fan of the technique – I am a disciple. For many years I suffered with chronic neck pain following a horse riding accident. When my HR manager recommended the Alexander Technique I was intrigued. Her father, a stroke victim, had experienced an incredible recovery from practising the Technique – to the point where he no longer needed a walking stick. After the first lesson I felt a dramatic difference; my neck felt long and free like a giraffe.

Annette Shaw

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