Teacher Training Programs

AmSAT-approved teacher training programs are places to develop personally while learning the art and craft of becoming a skilled professional, a teacher of the Alexander Technique.

The training requirements for AmSAT teacher certification are specified in the AmSAT Bylaws and include the completion of 1,600 hours of training over a minimum of three years at an AmSAT-approved Teacher Training Course or an equivalent Bylaw-compliant training. AmSAT Teacher Training Courses maintain 1600 hours of training over a minimum of three years with a five-to-one student/teacher ratio as specified in the Bylaws. The AmSAT Teacher Certification Requirements can be found here.

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.

As AmSAT Teacher Training Directors, we strive to create diverse, equitable, and inclusive training environments. A thorough knowledge of the writings of F.M. Alexander (1869-1955), the founder of the Alexander Technique, is required for AmSAT teacher certification. Within these writings Alexander expresses ideas that are racist and sexist. We acknowledge and reject all racist and sexist ideas, both expressed and implied, in that material. You can find AmSAT’s statements on diversity and anti-racism here.

Please click here to download AmSAT’s teacher training brochure.

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