TRAINING REQUIRED TO TEACH THE ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE
Certified teachers of the Alexander Technique have completed a teacher training program of 1600 hours of class instruction over a minimum of
three academic years with a student/teacher ratio no greater than five-to-one. AmSAT (American Society for the Alexander Technique) maintains the nation's highest standards for teacher training, certification and membership and maintains affiliations with similar credentialling bodies worldwide. There are over 600 AmSAT certified teachers nationwide.
Board-approved AmSAT teacher training courses meet the requirements of the Training Approval Committee which periodically reevaluates
each of AmSAT's teacher training programs and its directors.
In the US there are 25 AmSAT-approved teacher-training programs in 13 states.
Internationally there are dozens of programs certified by affiliated societies in countries around the world.
ORGANIZATIONS OF CERTIFIED TEACHERS
There are eighteen international affiliated societies of certified teachers of the Alexander Technique
with over 3000 members across the world.
STAT, the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique, is the oldest professional association of teachers of the Alexander Technique. Formed in London in 1958, it has several hundred members in England and 36 other countries. STAT acts as an advisory body for
the formation of similar organizations which maintain the same professional standards.
Alexander Technique Worldwide is the organization of these affiliated societies.
AmSAT (American Society for the Alexander Technique)
is the largest professional organization for teachers of the AT in the US. Founded in 1987, AmSAT is an educational non-profit organization.
addition to maintaining certification standards for
teacher-training courses in the US, AmSAT provides
public education and
Dr. Joseph LeDoux, Professor of Science at the Center for Neural Science, New York University and
Dr. Tim Cacciatore who spoke about his research in
News is the newsletter for the organization
contains over 30 pages of organizational
news, educational material and announcements.
facilitate the exchange of ideas and information on a
eight international congresses
have taken place to date with the ninth scheduled to
be in August of
These congresses are a forum for workshops and presentations and bring teachers together from around the world to exchange work, knowledge and experiences of the Technique. Collections of papers presented at these congresses have been published and are available from STAT.
Jill Geiger, AmSAT, STAT
teaching the Alexander Technique since 1990
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