Teacher Training

Alexander Teacher Training

Train to be a qualified Alexander Technique teacher.  Ultimately, gain an inspiring career while gaining your own personal best body and mind.  Is this for you?

 Alexander Teacher Training demands the best results through these requirements –

To become an Alexander Technique teacher is a three year full time commitment.

Hence, a minimum 1600 hours (full time) is required by the constitution.

During this time, the learner develops the finely tuned hands and mind.  Required for this work.

It also allows time to make the changes.  Your growth in the confidence, necessary to teach it. 

Is this for you?  Attend a pre-training trial.

Email me for the details about a 10 week trial class to find out.  A prerequisite desired should you want to make application.

Moreover, it is necessary to have an interview with the Head of Training.

What will the Alexander training give you?

On completion of the training course a graduate may apply for ordinary (teaching) membership.  To the Alexander Technique Teachers Society of New Zealand (ATTSNZ). Affiliated to Society of Teachers of Alexander Technique (STAT).

Email for ways and means to enrol and train email here.

The training is geared to professional standard because:

For a start, trained Alexander Technique teachers traditionally gain the highest professional standard possible.

As well, the training environment encourages three outcomes.  A climate of open-minded inquiry.  Secondly, a lifelong commitment to personal growth.  Thirdly, the best body and mind.  

Post Graduate studies

Alexander teachers wanting to up-skill are welcome to apply.  If you or someone you know is interested, please contact us.

Guidelines for prospective students.

The Alexander Teacher Training Courses last three years.  With four terms of approximately twelve weeks each.

Training Programmes: what is required.

The three year curriculum consists 80% to 85% practical application by the student.  Also, studying the books of FM Alexander and other prime teachers of the technique.

As a result of the requirements, the following achievements are gained:

Firstly, a good understanding of  the primary coordinating body design.

Also, awareness of habits contrary to good use of  the student is given focus. 

In grasping the need to change the unreliable sense of self, this becomes self obvious.

Finally, the ability to grasp and use direction and inhibition in the student is the ultimate aim.

Training news.

Jann McMichael comes from a background of growth in human potential including teaching and nursing.

By and large, her vision is to share this worthwhile journey with a new generation of teachers.

Another key point, Jann has run a thriving practice for twenty two years in Auckland.  She works with all ages and backgrounds from all walks of life; medical staff; performers; computer users; athletes etc. etc. 

And lastly,

From time to time, Jann has gained a broad experience in group introductory workshops:

With private and church groups.

At adult education centres. 

For medical and dental peer groups and staff.

In the pain clinic.

In Parkinsons groups.

While teaching to school classes and children.

Furthermore, training to become an Alexander teacher is a worthwhile consideration.  Especially and independently, if you are interested in gaining your own best body and mind. 

For more information email Jann  Or if you would like to know more about the Alexander apply for the free Posture Made Simple online series here to learn how.