A flexible approach to Alexander Technique teacher training

Robin Gilmore, Director: Marsha Paludan, Co-founder
Guest Teachers: Sarah Barker, Glenna Batson, Ashley Hyers, Diana Bradley, Bill Conable, Bob Lada, Teresa Lee, RenŽe Jackson

Most Alexander Technique teacher training programs worldwide entail 1200-1600 hours of study during a three to five year period. Increasingly, programs are structured to reflect the fact that people must continue to work as they study. This program provides a four component plan which may culminate in teacher certification after three years if all components are included. Some trainees may opt to extend their training over a four or five year course of study. The weekend series in Greensboro, NC is the centerpiece around which trainees add as much study as they wish.

The program is designed for those with an established interest in the Alexander Technique and a desire to become a certified teacher. A minimum of 20 hours of previous AT study is required. Those hours may include private and/or group study. An interview with Robin Gilmore is required for acceptance into the program.

COMPONENT 1: Weekend sessions in Greensboro, NC
Director Robin Gilmore teaches each month with guest faculty and teaching assistants. Sessions meet from 9:30-5 on Saturdays and 9-5 Sundays and other days during long weekends.

Tuition for the nine weekend series is $3,900. Payment in three installments is due September 1, January 1 and April 1. Attendance is expected for the duration of each weekend. No refunds will be given for missed classes. Study hours may be made up following completion of the program as class size allows.


COMPONENT 2: Residential Courses
Attendance at two courses per year is expected. Attending three or more per year is encouraged. Established workshops that are held annually include the following:

Ohio State University Annual Residential Course: Dec. 27-31, Columbus, OH, Faculty: Bill Conable, Robin Gilmore, Diana Bradley, Dale Beaver, Donna Doellinger. Registration:

Boca Raton, FL: specifically for trainees; 4 days with Martha Hansen, Meade Andrews and Jana Tift;

Seven Oaks Workshop: 5 day event in June, Seven Oaks Pathworks Center near Charlottesville, VA;

Barstow Summer Institute: Linclon, Nebraska;

Annual workshops in North Carolina, California and Hawaii;

COMPONENT 3: Private Lessons
Trainees are expected to have regular private lessons with a qualified teacher throughout their study. A log of all hours of study is to be kept.

COMPONENT 4: Independent Study
Reading assignments will be given throughout the training. Books and articles will be discussed in class, and online discussion will be scheduled monthly. Keeping a written journal of class notes and self observations is expected.

Independent projects include summer study of a self selected topic of interest and a final project to be presented during one?s final semester in the program. Topics for independent study must be approved by the Director. Faculty members will be available for guidance in these projects.

Trainees are expected to keep a log of their study hours including a clear and specific tally of weekend hours, residential workshops and private lessons (include names of teachers). In addition to recommended residential courses, study hours may include other workshops taught by certified Alexander Technique teachers. Credit for these additional workshops is subject to approval by the Director.

A minimum of 1200 hours over at least three years shall be completed before consideration for teacher certification. Trainees meeting this standard can apply to Alexander Technique International (ATI) for certification through the Sponsorship process.

Faculty members adhere to the Alexander Technique International (ATI) Code of Ethics. ATI maintains a grievance procedure which may be accessed by any student or teacher of the Alexander Technique. Any interpersonal conflict whether covered by the Code of Ethics or not should be addressed as quickly as possible either directly or through a selected mediator if desired. It is the shared responsibility of the faculty and trainees to create and maintain a safe, nurturing environment for learning and self discovery.

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Download a CBAS Trainee Application
For further information about the North Carolina Alexander Technique Program, please contact:
Robin Gilmore, Director, Chesapeake Bay Alexander Studies
1204 Oak Hill Place, #2C
Annapolis, MD 21403
Tel: 410-268-2841