Teacher training in the Alexander Technique will take 1600 hours over 3 years.
TEACHER CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
In order to be eligible for Certification by the American Society for the Alexander Technique (AmSAT), an individual must demonstrate a high level of proficiency in each of the following areas:
1. A practical understanding of F. M. Alexander’s basic principles associated with the use
of the self, inhibition, direction, primary control, end-gaining and the means-whereby,
doing and non-doing, faulty sensory appreciation, and conscious control, as represented
in F.M. Alexander’s writings and contemporary writings regarding the development and
practical teaching of his Technique.
2. Maintaining a high standard of use of the self while teaching the Alexander Technique
and during ordinary activity.
3. Performing and teaching Alexander’s basic procedures: positions of mechanical advantage, chair work, table work, hands on the back of the chair, and whispered “ah,”
4. Teaching the basic concepts of the Technique to a student through manual skills in
combination with verbal explanation and instruction.
5. Applying the principles of the Technique using manual and verbal instruction while assisting a student in the performance of specialized activities.
6. Aiding the student in applying principles of the Technique independent of the teacher.
7. A comprehensive knowledge and understanding of F. M. Alexander’s writings regarding the development and practical teaching of his Technique, as well as a familiarity with his life, the history of the Technique and additional literature pertaining to the Technique.
8. A basic knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and current research related to understanding and teaching the Alexander Technique.
We are in session between September and June of each year for 37 weeks, with time off for holiday celebrations.
We meet Monday through Thursday 8:30am to 11:30am.
Classes operate on a 5:1 ratio, five students per teacher.
This teacher training course provides you with the skills to successfully begin a practice as an Alexander Technique Teacher either as part of a pre existing program or independently.