NORTH CAROLINA ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE PROGRAM
A flexible approach to Alexander Technique teacher training
Robin Gilmore, Director
Guest Teachers: Sarah Barker, Bill Conable, Glenna Batson, Diana Bradley, Bob Lada, Teresa Lee, Rene'e Jackson, Ashley Hyers, Missy Barnes
Training to become an Alexander Technique teacher entails extensive study over three or more years. The Greensboro program, "CBAS," is structured to reflect the fact that people must continue to work as they study. Founded in 2004, the program provides a four component plan leading to teacher certification after three years if all components are fulfilled. 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. Completion of this multi-faceted program fulfills a requirement for teacher certification in Alexander Technique International.
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 September 2021-May 2022 in Greensboro, NC and online.
Director Robin Gilmore teaches each month with guest faculty and teaching assistants.
Tuition for the nine weekend series is $3,900. Several payment options are offered.
DOWNLOAD SCHEDULE: 2021-2022
COMPONENT 2: Residential Courses
Attendance at several courses per year is expected throughout training. Established workshops that are held annually in the US include the following. More workshops offered around the world can be found at www.alexandertechnique.com.
Columbus, OH, Dec. 27-31 and Spokane, WA, late July
Faculty: Bill Conable, Robin Gilmore, Dale Beaver, Donna Doellinger and others. www.alexanderworkshops.com
Barstow Summer Institute: Linclon, Nebraska. Will meet online June 17-21, 2021.
Faculty: Nancy Williamson, Diana Bradley, Marilou Chacey, Robin Gilmore and others. www.barstowalexandertechnique.com
Myrtle Beach Alexander Technique and Energy Workshop, early March, with Renee Jackson, Robin Gilmore and Dale Beaver.
Seven Oaks Workshop: 5 day event in June, Seven Oaks Pathworks Center near Charlottesville, VA; www.thevillagegreen.net
Summer workshop in Rhode Island with Tommy Thompson, Bob Lada and Debi Adams. www.easeofbeing.com
Annual workshops in California and Hawaii: www.alexandertechniqueworkshops.com
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.
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