We run a full-time training course, running Monday to Friday, consisting of more than 1600 hours over three years. It is possible for students to attend four days a week, but then the training course would last eleven terms instead of nine.
We have normally about 12 students. The teacher-student ratio will not exceed 1:4. Most of the time it is 1:3. Each year is divided into three terms of 12 weeks each, with a midterm week off. You can join at the beginning of each term.
The course fees are £1,500 per term, payable termly, in advance.
The course runs daily, Monday to Friday, from 8:45 to 12:15, with private lessons 12:15 – 12:45. The daily schedule is:
|Turns||8:45 – 9:15 a.m.|
|Games||9:15 – 9:45|
|Projects and turns||9:45 – 10:15|
|Tea break||10:15 – 10:45|
|Lecture||10:45 – 11:15|
|Groups, turns||11:15 – 12:15|
Daily Practical Work
The daily practical work consists of:
short, individual work.
guided hands-on teaching procedures for chair, table, saddle and voice work as well as activities such as standing, walking, running, etc. The groups are supervised by a teacher.
individual guidance through a particular movement or a series of movements exploring the primary control in motion. There is a game every day.
The lectures consists primarily of readings, with commentaries, from Alexander’s books and work by other authors on the Technique; and studies of relevant anatomy and physiology.
You will also receive a private a half-hour lesson every week, which normally takes place after the morning work, i.e. 12:15-12:45. The lessons are with the same teacher for each term. In addition, you will receive one lesson with Karen Wentworth every term.
The course is approved by STAT and Alexander Technique Education. Upon successful completion of the course you are eligible for STAT and ATE membership.
Upon graduation you will be invited to do a teaching term at the course for which there is no fee.