Teacher Training

In addition to offering private lessons and workshops to the general public, the Alexander Technique Center of Albuquerque offers a teacher training course for those who want to become Alexander Technique teachers and for those who want the experience of an intensive course of study.

007“I can’t imagine a better training course… Your generosity, humility, curiosity and genuineness taught me just as much as the Alexander Technique did. Thank you for offering your transformative skills to me and the world.”  Suzanne P.

The course is a three-year, 1600-hour program. Class meets 4 mornings a week, 39 weeks a year. There is a maximum 5:1 student teacher ratio. Tuition is about $6,500 per year.
Graduates of the teacher training program at AT-ABQ will be eligible for certification by the American Society for the Alexander Technique, AmSAT. AmSAT is the only professional organization in the United States that meets international standards for the certification of teachers and teacher-training.

062 cropped“You provide a lovingly generous environment for learning to take place. Thank you.” – Pamela B.

“Thank you for an amazing week of self-discovery!” – Genoa D.

 

How we use ourselves is the most important skill in being an effective AT teacher. The training course provides a supportive environment where trainees improve their own use and gain a deeper understanding of the principles of the Alexander Technique. Trainees become comfortable with teaching procedures and start gaining the ability to use them as flexible teaching tools. Each trainee develops the skill to continue improving both in daily life and throughout their teaching career.

094“Karen makes learning the Technique an approachable, organic experience laced with good energy and fun.  I highly recommend her training course to anyone considering training in the Alexander Technique.”   Shelley G.

The majority of class time is spent on hands-on activities. Each trainee receives a daily mini-lesson or “turn.” Trainees methodically and gradually build skills by practicing teaching procedures, including chair work, table work, applications, and the Dart Procedures. All procedures relate to and reinforce each other, our own good use and that of our students.
In addition to AT, trainees study developmental movement and the biology of human behavior. Class atmosphere is structured yet informal. The environment is supportive, informative, experiential, challenging, and fun. Outside of class, students have reading assignments, prepare informal book reports, practice procedures, and are expected to be incorporating the principles of the Technique in daily life. Additionally, third-year trainees are required to do supervised practice teaching. Reading and video materials include: F.M. Alexander, Frank Pierce Jones, Walter Carrington, Pedro de Alcantara, Marjory Barlow, Robert Sapolsky, and Raymond Dart.
Inquiries are welcome.
Please contact: Karen DeWig, Director.
Phone: (505) 600-2402    Email: karen@alexanderABQ.com
Credits: Text inspired by Katherine Mitchell, director of the St. Louis Center for the Alexander Technique.
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