The Alexander Techniqueis an educational process that focuses on the individual; therefore what happens in a lesson depends very much on the needs of the student at the time. How we are using ourselves- the way we do things- affects the results we get. The Alexander Technique is a means of improving that use wherein people can further their own personal skills and activities. Olympic level athletes have used the Technique to improve their performance, as have leading golfers and business people. The person who learns to stop and take time, to think constructively about how he/she uses him/herself in every day life will find that this simple procedure can have far reaching results. See more about A.T.
Alexander Technique International (ATI)is a world-wide professional organization created to promote and advance the work begun by F. Matthias Alexander. Its members include teachers, students, and friends of the Alexander Technique. ATI embraces the diversity of the international Alexander Technique community and is working to promote international dialogue.
Our Mission is:
1. To create and sustain open means of global communication for people to discuss, apply, research, and experiment with the discoveries of F. Matthias Alexander.
2. To encourage the use of the F. M. Alexander Technique in both human and environmental relationships.
3. To embody the principles of the F. M. Alexander Technique in ATI's structure and means of operation.
4. To provide a means for recognizing Alexander Technique Teacher competence and providing certification for those teachers who qualify.
ATI was formed in 1992 with a charter membership of 28 teachers as an open organization. Anyone who supports the purpose of Alexander Technique International and who pays the dues as set by the Executive Board is welcome to join ATI whether they are teachers or not. Anyone wishing to become an ATI Teaching Member with an ATI Teaching Certificate must be assessed by and obtain the written sponsorship of three duly elected ATI Sponsoring Members.
For more on ATI, click About ATI