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Angela East cellist

"For anyone who is considering training,
I would say
'Do not hesitate'.

Sarah Eddy cast member of STOMP

"This course is - 'Brilliant'

Read accounts from current students.  Alexander is a very special experience in so many different ways so it is a great idea to come to visit. This will give you the chance to meet our students and talk to them, they are a friendly and helpful group who will be pleased to meet you.

career development loans are available

Details at National Careers Service 0800 100 900 website We are a registered PCDL provider.

Professional and Career Development Loans are bank loans that can be used to help pay for work related learning. You can borrow between £300 and £10,000 to help support the cost of up to two years of learning or three years if it includes one year’s relevant unpaid practical work.

The Government will pay the interest on the loan while you are learning and for one month afterwards. The loan can be used to pay course fees or other costs such as travel and living expenses. You can also use the loan to supplement other forms of support such as grants or bursaries.

Because the Professional and Career Development Loan is a commercial loan product, they should only be considered as an option once all other student funding options have been investigated.

can I attend on a part time basis

This is a great option for those who wish to deepen their knowledge but do not wish to go on to become a practitioner. We offer part time training in a number of flexible formats, either as one term or one year course which can be attended on a full-time or part-time basis. If you chose to continue onto the practitioner training these completed courses can count toward the full qualification.

Individually tailored training can be arranged with the Director of Training so contact us to discuss your training needs.

am I too old to train

There is no age limit for people who wish to join. Many people find it is the ideal retirement gift to themselves after many years of hard work.

What a brilliant idea to invest a significant amount of energy into your own mental, physical, spiritual well being at any stage in life.

how and when can I join

The course operates a rolling entry procedure so students may join us at the start of any term or any half term at any point in the year.

where might I practise after qualifying

Significant long term benefit has been demonstrated by a major NHS Trial on Alexander for back pain and chronic back pain published in the British Medical Journal. The Trial has also demonstrated that the Alexander is cost effective for the NHS and this should open up work opportunities for Alexander practitioners in future. This study paves the way for Alexander sessions to be funded by the NHS and it has already led to a large increase in referrals from GPs.

Other work opportunities for the Alexander Technique arise in sports, business, alternative medicine and the arts. There is scope for taking Alexander into business in a variety of areas, voice and public speaking, stress management courses, ergonomic training, RSI busting, desk-work and computer use, lifting and manual handling courses.

what sort of people join

People of all ages and backgrounds enjoy the training course for many different reasons.

what is a typical morning like

This is a hard question to answer because each day is different. We always start with a quiet meditative time when students assume the semi supine lying down position and start to quieten their minds and bodies. This is a reflective and beautiful start to our day. We work with a core procedure such as sitting, standing, voice or walking. We read relevant texts and discuss the wide-ranging issues around living in the present. Eighty per cent of the course is of a practical nature.

The first half of the morning is focused on improving and expanding our sense of ourselves and developing our skills of practising Alexander awareness in a variety of everyday situations.

The second half is directed towards the development of teaching skills, particularly in the use of the hands. Our aim is to use our hands in a sensitive and directed way to pass on to our pupils the wonderful sense of lightness and freedom that we experience in ourselves. Guests and visiting teachers are made very welcome.

what will you will learn

At the end of three years, you will have acquired an impressive range of mind body, spirit tools for your own benefit or to share with others if you wish to practice.

Some people train in order to create a change in their work, life balance and find a new career. Eighty per cent of the course is of a practical nature.

The intensive training is of such personal benefit people do it for the sheer fun, interest and challenge that the course gives them.

Many consider the training as a gift to themselves at a certain point in their lives, in order to fortify them against the trials and tribulations of life, in doing so they have chosen well because Alexander at this level is simply fantastic for mind, body and spirit.

By immersing oneself into the luxury of daily

hand’s on work with senior practitioners, contemplation of life’s mysteries with like minded folk, students notice a great strengthening of their whole being.

Many do the training because they are ill or live with the threat of illness. Significant health worries makes you realize the value of health.

So the training is a brilliant response to the worry and anxiety of ill health to immerse oneself in a powerful program of self help.

Some simply realize that to work at this level is a lot of fun and that mindful improvement is probably the most important thing to do with life. The course is a wonderful opportunity to look deeply into the relationship between mind, body and spirit.

what qualifications do I need to apply

There are no specific qualifications that are required in order to join our training course. You will need to demonstrate a keen interest in the Alexander and have some lessons before training, preferably with the one of the Directors.

what qualification will I gain

On successful completion of the training you will gain an internationally recognized professional qualification from the Society of Teachers of Alexander Technique, STAT, which allows you to work as an Alexander Technique practitioner anywhere in the world.

what is stat

established in 1958 STAT, The Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique, is the largest professional body that looks after standards within the Alexander Technique community. STAT ratifies training standards and awards the qualification MSTAT on the successful completion of your training with us. STAT is affiliated to all major international societies so its qualification allows you to work anywhere in the world as a practitioner of the Alexander Technique.

equal opportunity

We pride ourselves on our equal opportunities policy.

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