Some people who have completed a foundation course of Alexander Technique lessons would like to take their studies further in an intensive group setting in order to deepen their Alexander understanding, skills and confidence. Our Intensive Courses provide an excellent opportunity for such self-development.
There are many reasons why you might wish to join an intensive course, such as:
to enhance performance in music, sport or business
to develop a greater sense of embodiment and make fundamental changes in life attitudes and ways of thinking
to overcome long-standing pain, discomfort or stress related to how you use yourself in everyday life
to find out more about what a professional training as a teacher is like and whether it would be right for you
Intensive Courses can be tailored to your needs and include full immersion in our teacher training course on anything from one to four days each week during term time. The course can also include further individual lessons with the teacher of your choice at a lower student rate. Students can join at any time during the school year and can pay for study on a per-class or per-term basis at the same rate as trainee teachers.
In most cases, students who go on to study for a professional qualification are able to count hours of study in our Intensive Courses towards the hours of formal training required to apply for final assessment for Teaching Membership of the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique.
If you think that an Intensive Course might be right for you, the best way to proceed is usually to visit our classes. If distance makes this difficult, a telephone interview with the course Director will usually suffice. At no point is a long-term commitment either made or required by MATTS, and so students are always free to discover for themselves how they would like to proceed with their studies.