Frequently Asked Questions

Feel free to e-mail the director if you have a question beyond what you find here.


 

Q: How long is the Teacher Training Course? (back to top)

A: The ATI-LA Teacher Training Course is a three-year program, with classes in session 36 weeks a year: Fall Term - September to December; Winter Term - January to April; and Spring Term - April to June. July and August are off for summer vacation. Students may begin the training in September, January, or April when there is space available.


Q: What does the teacher training cost? (back to top)

A: Tuition is $24,948 for the three-year Teacher Training Course.


Q: What do I have to do to apply for teacher training? (back to top) 

A: Download an application form from this website or request one from email. Once you have completed and submitted your application, schedule a visit. This gives the prospective student an opportunity to experience a day on the course, to meet current trainees, observe the schedule firsthand and to meet some of the Faculty. Next, schedule an interview with a Co-Director. This is an opportunity to ask questions about the course and to discuss one’s interest in the Alexander Technique. Note that as a prerequisite, you must have had 30 Alexander Technique lessons prior to applying.


Q: Are there alternatives to the five-morning-a-week program? (back to top)

A: This school currently offers only one training course, which meets in the mornings 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.


Q: How many students per teacher are there in class? (back to top)

A: Abiding by the American Society for the Alexander Technique guidelines, our student-to-teacher ratio is 5:1.

Q: Do you have to be a graduate to start teaching? (back to top)

A: Our Enrollment Agreement states that one does not teach or present oneself as a teacher until certified by the course.

Q: Where do I find an Alexander Technique teacher? (back to top)

A: There are listings of Alexander Technique teachers by state on the American Society for the Alexander Technique (AmSAT) website (click here). ATI-LA graduates are listed (click here).