" I’m truly grateful for the opportunity to participate in such an inspiring workshop, with such amazing and wonderful people. Sue and Judith are outstanding educators, generous and engaging, while also committed to enriching both the learning and teaching experiences.
The workshop was developed and based on not only on what I consider to be the essence of the AT work, but also education in its broadest sense.
Guiding and not instructing us, individually and as a group, they encouraged and created a space which cultivated active thinking, through the means of observation, self-observation and exploration. Providing us the means whereby, we were able to share and develop a wide spectrum of approaches and ideas for the education journey.
In the end, there are no perfect formulas for day to day situations, inside or outside the classroom, but we can develop ways to adapt to different circumstances with creativity, generosity, ease, freedom and support at is fullest."
Diana Beatriz MSTAT
Primary School, Secondary School and Tertiary Levels
A course taking place over two weekends, followed by the opportunity for on-site training. We offer this course in the London area of the UK. However if you would like us to bring the course to you - in whole or in part - please do not hesitate to contact us.
We are also teaching the whole course over 4 consecutive days in the USA in 2019.
"I took part in the first Education Course 2016-2017 and can warmly recommend it! Sue and Judith have a wealth of experience of working with young people of all ages and working in different educational environments and are freely sharing it..." Read More
All interested Alexander Teachers and 9th term students – previous experience of working with children and young adults is not required. Teachers and students from all countries and all Alexander Technique professional bodies are welcomed.
"I write this article still fired up with enthusiasm after completing the two-part training programme on teaching the AT in schools and colleges." Full review here
The aim of this course is to equip you with the necessary skills to go into schools and colleges to teach the Alexander Technique. Particular skills are required in order to teach children and young adults in an educational setting. We offer training in how to teach a specific, standard Alexander Technique curriculum - the Alexander in Education Foundation Course. The curriculum differs for primary school, secondary school and tertiary levels. Applying a curriculum would be a strong starting point for any school or college and for your longer-term association with them.
"I just wanted to say how the work over the weekend has changed my thinking about the technique.
Something, many things, clicked during the weekend but I think mainly it was the importance to find it for myself, to own it as Sue put it, to stop trying to use other people's language and to really say NO to the need to get it right! .." Read more
The course is devised and taught by Judith Kleinman MSTAT, AGSM and Sue Merry MSTAT. Both Judith and Sue have extensive experience of teaching the Alexander Technique in education. Sue has been finding unique ways of working with primary school children since 1994 and is a founder member of Educare Small School where the Alexander Technique is integrated into the school day. Judith teaches at the Royal College of Music and The Junior Academy of Music. She co-ordinates the STAT Education Special Interest group and is working and collaborating on taking Alexander work into secondary schools. More
Judith and Sue are delightful teachers. This thoughtfully designed, comprehensive workshop inspired and informed me as an A.T. teacher in a university setting and as the parent of a young child. ––Kristin Marrs, Iowa City
"I just wanted to say thanks again for an inspiring and really enjoyable weekend. Lots of new ideas and food for thought, already looking forward to February!"
This workshop introduces the work already being undertaken in education and also looks at the history of the Alexander Technique in Education. Specific focus will be given to the work currently underway at Educare Small School, Secondary Schools and the Royal College of Music. More information below.
In the course of this weekend will explore in detail how to teach specific procedures that any school can integrate into the school day. More information below.
We will continue to work through the proposed curriculum for Primary Schools. In particular she will be teaching:
Our courses are certified by The Charity for the F Matthias Alexander Technique. At the completion of both weekends you will be offered a certificate if you belong to a STAT-affiliated society. Non-affiliates are warmly welcomed to join our courses too and will receive a simple Developing Self course completion certificate.
After the completion of both weekends you will be offered the chance to experience AT work either at Educare Small School or at the Royal College of Music. This will be organised to suit the availability of trainees and of Sue and Judith.
November 16th and November 17th 2019
Day One: 10.00 hrs to 17.00 hrs
Day Two: 10.00 hrs to 16.30 hrs
There will be a one hour lunch break each day.
February 22nd and 23rd 2020 - timings the same as workshop one.
Redcliffe Methodist Church,
Prewett Street, Bristol, BS1 6PB.
Booking and More Info
Please note that for to book the Bristol course you will need to contact our facilitator in Bristol Henry Fagg
Early bird booking rate until March 31st 2019 - £160
Note: We are currently running just one course a year in the UK and places are limited to only 20 participants. Join our mailing list to hear about this and other news.
We are also teaching the whole course over 4 consecutive days in Urbana Illinois the USA in March 2020.
If you want to enquire about one of our advertised courses, then please get in touch with us. To book the Urbana USA course please use this link
NOTE: Places on all our courses are limited, especially the USA courses. If you wish to reserve your place please contact us now.
We can bring our courses to you if you are unable to come to us. The course can be taught in whole or part, for a group or for an individual. For example you may only be interested in teaching in secondary education. Or perhaps your group are particulary interested in ways of working with very young children - 3yrs-11yrs. Talk to us and we can tailor a programme just for you.
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