Alexander-Technik-Schule Berlin-Kreuzberg Jörg Aßhoff

Welcome to the Alexander-Technik-Schule Berlin!

This is a summarized version of the German presentation of the school.
The Alexander-Technik-Schule Berlin is in the center of the city in a large, sunny space in an old ware house by the river Spree.

The school is acknowledged by both the national Alexander Technique association (ATVD) and the Affiliated Societies (ATAS, the international association of national societies), as well as by the city government.

The officially required 1600 hours of training are spread over 3 years and 3 months.
We work 14 hours a week on four days, Monday to Thursday mornings. School time is divided evenly throughout the year and holidays follow the holiday plan of Berlin public schools. This ensures an ongoing, continuous engagement with the technique and yet leaves the students enough time to fulfill their other obligations and commitments.

The Alexander-Technik-Schule Berlin is directed by Jörg Aßhoff, but understands itself as a team of teachers.

Members are:

Ralf Hiemisch, assistant: completed the teacher training course in 2005. Since then, he has been working as an Alexander teacher with individuals and groups in Berlin and Frankfurt. He has also been working freelance as a photographer and graphic designer since 1993.

Petra von Ondarza, assistant: studied contemporary dance and contact improvisation in Vienna and Paris (1983-87). Completed the Alexander teacher training course in 1991, since then has been teaching mainly in private practice. Studied Body-Mind-Centering/Integrative Movement Therapy with Linda Hartley (1992-1996).

Ulrich Bitter, assistant: has been working as an Alexander teacher since 1992. From 1993-99 he worked with dancers at a studio for contemporary dance in Braunschweig. From 1999-2000 he assisted at the Alexander technique school in Hannover.

All assistants have been teachers at the school since its beginning.

Wilfried Hanefeld, moderation of training course has a university degree in pedagogy and qualified as a teacher of the Alexander technique in 1983.
He had the opportunity of studying with "first generation" teachers. In 1984 he was a founding member of the Gesellschaft der Lehrer für Alexander Technik e.V. (the German society of teachers of the Alexander technique), whose work he developed and supported actively as first resp. second chairman for ten years. In 1989 he set up a teacher training course in Freiburg, on which he continued to work as its director from 1992-2001. He has been a teacher and facilitator at the Alexander Technik Schule Berlin since 2004. Aside from the Alexander technique he also works in complementary fields such as: client-centered communication, Gestalt therapy, coaching, systemic work.

Jörg Aßhoff, director of the training course: since 1993 he has been teaching regularly at various institutions such as Volkshochschule (an institution for adult education), at a school for speech therapy, in workshops as well as in private practice. He teaches the Alexander technique at the Universität der Künste (college for performing arts). In 1999 he helped to found an Alexander training course and assisted there until 2003. In January 2004 he founded the Alexander-Technik-Schule Berlin.

Regular exchanges take place with four Alexander training courses, with the schools of:

internationally known and acknowledged teachers are regularly invited to teach in the class. So far, the following teachers have taught at the school: Bob Britton (San Francisco), Giora Pinkas (San Francisco), Shaike and Linda Hermelin (Tel Aviv), Agnès de Brunhoff (Paris), Aranka Fortwängler (Freiburg), Yael Tam (Jerusalem) and Tamar Sarfati (Rouen).

In this way, beyond the continuous influence of the teachers at the school, a wide range of possibilities of exchange and of encountering different styles and perspectives in the Alexander technique is available to the students.

We value highly communication and free and open exchange as important opportunities for learning.
Classes take place in German, but we can speak English should translation be necessary.
80% of the training is of a practical nature. Daily "theory" sessions ensure that students in time become acquainted with the Alexander concepts and terminology, and are able to use and apply them actively.

Step by step, the ability to convey the Alexander technique is developed, which encompasses the ability to apply the principles of the work

Some trainees may see the training as a means of supporting or furthering their personal development and may not wish to practice the Alexander technique as a profession. This is a legitimate option.


Alexander-Technik-Schule Berlin
Pfuelstr. 5 (stairway III, 3rd floor)
10997 Berlin - Kreuzberg

Tel.: 0049 30 614 24 18

Monday-Thursday 9:00 - 12:30

Payment by monthly installments of € 420

General options:

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For further information please contact us. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have, and look forward to meeting you here in the near future.

kind regards,

Jörg Aßhoff and colleagues