I started the Alexander Technique due to slight scoliosis and a stretched nerve in my left lower back and I thought it would improve my posture which could only help my injury! I've got far more out of the technique than just improved posture! The first thing that I've learned is how to work with my Alexander Technique teacher and my body to control the pain! When the horrible muscle spasms start, I can now use breathing to help instead of lying on the floor helpless. Instead of focusing on what I can't do or do incorrectly, my teacher has helped me to understand what I do right and to do things that I didn't think that I could do. I found out that I have model hips rather than a twisted spine and that I can sit on an exercise ball without falling over! In short, the technique has made a huge difference to my life. I would recommend it to everyone and strongly believe that it should be on the NHS!
STAT oversees a number of three-year full-time teacher training programmes both in the United Kingdom and abroad. Courses are approved by STAT after a thorough process of evaluation and are regulated through a system of annual monitoring.
Applications to enter teacher training courses are invited from individuals who are already committed to learning the Alexander Technique for their own personal development. Prior experience of individual lessons would usually be expected. Each training course sets out its own pre-requisites and these are listed in the course details.
Prospective students are encouraged to visit training courses by arrangement and to have lessons with the course director(s) before considering a formal application.
For fuller details about teacher training and the high standards applicable to STAT-approved training courses please refer to the following pages:
You can find lists of STAT-Approved Courses here:
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