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Hello,
I know the AT is not a therapy, but not sure where to ask this question, so here goes: can anyone recommend a good training course in London? Or do you know a good teacher?

Appreciate any advice.
Thanks!
Tracey

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RE: Alexander technique training

Hi Comp, have you tried this site [DLMURL] http://www.stat.org.uk/coursepage.htm [/DLMURL]

Love and light

Sulis xx

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RE: Alexander technique training

Hi Sulis,
Thanks for your reply. Yes have looked at the list of schools, but wondered if someone had any 'insider' knowlegde of these courses. Often you don't know what the quality of the training and teaching are like until you've been on a course for some months. As AT is very expensive - around £4,500 pa, then I was hoping to be armed with a bit more info than what the colleges supply.
Cheers,
Tracey

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RE: Alexander technique training

Hello Tracey

I have an Alexander Technique teacher (he lives in my village but trained in London in Golders Green, if my memory serves me). If you like I can ask him to provide some information on courses for you.

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RE: Alexander technique training

Hi Siobhan,
Thanks for the kind offer. Yes, if your AT can pass on any information on courses that would be appreciated. Looking at the STAT website gives the impression that they are all of a similar standard. I had one lesson the other week, and found it very informative. When funds permit, I will definitely do some more!

Warm wishes,
Tracey

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RE: Alexander technique training

Hi Tracey, I had a lesson today so I asked James. All the school are regulated by STAT and have similar standards as you say, but he said teaching styles seem to vary from pretty relaxed to almost rude eg 'why on earth are you doing that'? I can't say I appreciate the latter teaching style... Perhaps it's a question of phoning some schools to see what sort of feel you get for them. 3 years' training for 4-5 days a week though (albeit not full days)! That's dedication for you. By the way there are about 14 schools in the UK, 7 of which are in London.

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RE: Alexander technique training

Thanks for asking James Siobhan. Having looked into this further, I think for me it's simply too expensive and time consuming to train as a teacher - I would need to continue working nearly full-time. Still I will have some more lessons, as I seem to have a very good teacher, who is most definitely not rude!
Thanks again for your help.
Tracey

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RE: Alexander technique training

I have to agree that it is a huge commitment to make! I get the impression that most Alexander teachers have this as their sole therapy too, so that would be something to think about. I'm glad you have a nice teacher, so do I. I don't think I'd go to someone who was off with me, imagine how hard it would be to relax!

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RE: Alexander technique training

Hi Siobhan,
Some time has passed since these posts, and I'm now studying traditional chinese medicine and acupuncture. Slightly different from AT I know! But very interesting....
warmest wishes,
Tracey

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