Becoming an Alexander Practitioner
If you’re like most people, you’ll probably find that studying the Alexander Technique privately with an accredited Alexander practitioner, or teacher, provides enough skill to tackle most obstacles you wish to overcome.
If you become captivated by the Alexander Technique, though, you may want to move on to advanced study. Perhaps you’d like to become a teacher yourself. Enrolling in an Alexander training school is your next step.
Four schools in Canada are recognized by CanSTAT and meet CanSTAT’s teacher-training requirements. These requirements include 1,600 hours of training over a minimum of three years, and a teacher/student ratio of one to five. Students who satisfactorily complete the course requirements in these schools are eligible for CanSTAT membership:
- Toronto School of the Alexander Technique
- The Vancouver School for the Alexander Technique
- Montreal School for the Alexander Technique/Centre de formation en technique Alexander
Most schools require that you have private lessons with an accredited teacher before you’re admitted.
Contact each school to find out what their requirements are.