The American Society for the Alexander Technique (AmSAT) is the largest professional association of certified Alexander Technique teachers in the United States.
AmSAT's mission is to establish the Alexander Technique as a basic and recognized resource for health, productivity, and well being.
AmSAT is an educational, nonsectarian, nondiscriminatory organization which has been incorporated in New York as a general not-for-profit corporation. It has been determined to be federally tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.
AmSAT maintains the nation's highest standards for teacher training, certification and membership and maintains affiliation with similar credentialing bodies worldwide. Since its formation in 1987, over 1000 teachers have completed the rigorous training process to earn AmSAT certification.
In addition to providing educational support services for its members, AmSAT is a resource for information about the Alexander Technique.
- To find material about the Alexander Technique, please browse our bookstore or search our resource database.
- To find an AmSAT-certified teacher, please search our teacher listing or call our office: 800-473-0620.
- Mailing address: PO Box 2307 Dayton, OH 45401-2307
What does "AmSAT-certified" mean?
The requirements for AmSAT teacher certification are specified in AmSAT's Bylaws and include the completion of 1,600 hours of training over a minimum of three years at an AmSAT-approved Teacher Training Course. AmSAT Teacher Training Courses maintain a five-to-one student/teacher ratio. More information about AmSAT teacher training programs can be found here.
Teacher Training Courses
To receive Board approval, an AmSAT Teacher Training Course must meet the requirements of the Training Approval Committee (TAC). The TAC periodically reevaluates each of AmSAT's teacher training programs and their directors.