The teacher training course is run according to the internationally accepted standards of the German Alexander Technique society, ATVD.
The course is directed by Jörg Aßhoff. You are welcome to make an appointment to visit the school any time and join the class for a day or more.
The teacher training course involves 1600 hours of study within 3 years and three months. After successful completion of the course you become „teacher of the F. M. Alexander Technique, ATVD.“
The Alexander Technik Schule Berlin is acknowledged by the „Senat für Bildung, Wissenschaft und Forschung“ as an „Ergänzungsschule“ (supplementary education). This enables you to obtain a kind of student ID which gives you various reductions in public transport, museums etc.
Classes take place 34 weeks a year, 14 hours per week, from Monday to Thursday, 9:00-12:30.
Holidays follow more or less the official Berlin school holiday plan.
Experienced guest teachers are invited to work at the school. So far, Wilfried Hanefeld (Freiburg), Bob Britton (San Francisco), Giora Pinkas (San Francisco), Shaike and Linda Hermelin (Tel Aviv), Yael Tam (Jerusalem), Aranka Fortwängler (Freiburg), ), Ulli Pawlas (Hamburg), Agnès de Brunhoff (Paris) and Tamar Sarfati (Rouen, France) have been here.
We are also in contact with several other training courses whom we visit and are visited by at regular intervals to exchange work. Currently these are the training courses in Freiburg (Aranka Fortwängler), Hamburg (Ulli Pawlas), Paris (Agnès de Brunhoff) and Rouen (Tamar Sarfati).
Fees for the teacher training course amount to € 440 per month.
As our school is recognized by the Berlin Senate, students pay considerably reduced fares for public transport.
Classes are a mixture of practical and theoretical work in a group of max. 15 students, with the director of training and one assistant. Practical work takes up about 80% of class time.
You can begin the training course at any time, as long as there is a free place.
Alexander´s principles form the basis and key element of the training course.
Each student explores these principles in working on himself as well as in exchanging work with fellow students. In the last year of training students practise working with volunteers. This enables the student to pass on the acquired knowledge independently and creatively after completion of the training course.
Aside from the traditional approach to learning the Alexander Technique we occasionally work with methods and texts from such fields as music, dance, acting, and education.