The application of the principles of the Alexander Technique:
Recognition of the Force of Habit
Inhibition and Non-Doing
Recognition of Faulty Sensory Awareness
The Primary Control
Students will focus primarily on use of the self. Hands-on work will be introduced.
Students will continue to focus on the use of the self and will develop the skill of hands-on work.
Students will continue to master hands-on skills and the use of the self. The students will progress to supervised work with volunteers in the class, as well as student teaching with evaluation. Practice development, professional skills, and group presentation will be covered.
Students are encouraged to continue to develop their teaching skills after graduation and are recommended to stay for a period of time as post-graduate teachers. This invaluable hands-on experience will enrich and compliment their formal education. New teachers may join the class once a week for a year-long period. While formal job placement is not provided, students will be instructed in how to set up a successful private practice.
Additional Required Studies
Reading – Reading Alexander’s four books and related material. Two hours per week of class time plus independent reading assignments.
Anatomy – Anatomy as it pertains to the Alexander Technique is taught for one hour per week throughout the program.