Escuela de Tecnica Alexander de Buenos Aires (ETABA)

Country
Argentina
Region
Buenos Aires
Staff

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
Prerequisites

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

Terms
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
2006
Graduates
14
Current Trainees
16
Curriculum

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.

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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