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October 28 - November 1, 2012

ATI Vision

Alexander Technique International is a worldwide organization of teachers, students, and friends of the Alexander Technique, created to promote and advance the work begun by F. Matthias Alexander. ATI embraces the diversity of the international Alexander Technique community and is working to promote international dialogue.


ATI Mission

To create and sustain open means of global communication for people to discuss, apply, research, and experiment with the discoveries of F.M. Alexander.

To encourage the use of the F.M. Alexander Technique in both human and environmental relationships.

To embody the principles of the F.M. Alexander Technique in ATI’s structure and means of operation.

To provide a means for recognizing Alexander Technique Teacher competence and providing certification for those teachers who qualify.


Planning a holiday in Germany before or after the conference? Here's a list of AT-Teachers who can help you plan your trip!

2012 ATI AGM Schedule

AGM Pre-Day for Sponsors to evaluate Teaching Member Candidates

To facilitate the sponsorship process, ATI is committed to offering Teaching Member candidates the opportunity to be evaluated at the Papenburg, Germany AGM.

Evaluations will occur during the AGM, Pre-Day, October 27, 2012.
Depending on how many are available, Sponsors will be able to offer one, two or possibly three evaluations for a candidate during that time.

At least one month prior to the AGM (any time before September 27) the candidate desiring evaluation must provide Sarah Barker ( of the Certification Coordination Committee the following information:

  • how many evaluations they seek
  • if they require a translator (if the candidate if not a fluent English speaker)
  • if they will need CCC to provide a ‘student’ for them to teach
  • any other special needs they have

ATI and CCC will provide the following:

  • a private room for those sponsors and candidates involved in the evaluation process
  • Stools, tables, blankets

In making preparations to attend the AGM, Candidates should expect to make themselves available the entire Pre-Day from 9AM, so travel plans should be made accordingly.

Candidates should bring with them:

  • The Code of Ethics, read and signed
  • a completed Application form for ATI Teaching membership
  • Written acknowledgement that the candidate has completed a process for learning to teach the Alexander Technique

Candidates should expect each evaluation to last a maximum of two hours. In addition to having their teaching skills evaluated, candidates should expect to be quizzed on their understanding of anatomy and the ATI Code of Ethics.

Saturday, Pre-Day, Oct 27

9:00 – 11:00am Sponsorship process
11:00 – 11:30am Tea
11:30 – 1:30pm Sponsorship process
1:30 – 2:30pm Lunch
2:30 – 3:00pm Registration
3:00 – 5:00pm Sponsorship process
6:00 – 7:30pm Dinner
Executive Board Meeting
7:30 – 9:00pm Sponsors' Meeting
9:00 – 9:30pm Registration

Sunday, Day 1, Oct 28

8:00 – 9:00am Board Meeting, open to Members
8:30 – 9:00am Exchange
9:00 – 10:30am Membership Council Meeting
10:30 – 11:00am Tea
11:00 – 12:30pm Formal Consensus Workshop
12:30 – 2:00pm Lunch
2:00 – 2:30pm Opening Circle
2:30 – 4:00pm Membership Council Meeting
4:00 – 4:30pm Tea
4:30 – 6:00pm


Workshop #1:
The Power and Plasticity of Touch
– Sarah Barker

Workshop #2:
The Posture of Consciousness
– Jamee Culbertson

6:00 – 6:30pm Registration
6:30 – 7:00pm Reception for New Attendees
7:00 – 8:30pm Banquet
8:30pm Keynote Address: Former Chairs of ATI Evening
Awards and Introductions

Monday, Day 2, Oct 29

8:30 – 9:30am Registration
9:00 – 10:30am


Workshop #3:
Alexander Technique and the Stillness of Meditation
– R.J. Fleck

Workshop #4:

10:30 – 11:00am Tea
11:00 – 12:30pm Membership Council Meeting
12:30 – 2:00pm Lunch
2:00 – 4:00pm VMC Storytelling Event
4:00 – 4:30pm Tea
4:30 – 6:00pm


Workshop #5:
Teaching in the 21st Century: A round table discussion for new teachers with 10 years or less experience.
– Shawn Copeland

21st Century Means-Whereby Part II
– Bob Lada and Debi Adams

6:00 – 6:30pm Meet the Sponsor Applicants
6:30 – 8:00pm Dinner
8:30 – 9:30pm Sponsors' Panel (CCC)

Tuesday, Day 3, Oct 30

8:30 – 9:00am Exchange
9:00 – 10:30am


Workshop #7:
Using a Theme to Create a Group Workshop
– Cathy Madden

Workshop #8:
Tending to Your Voice Use
– Janet Madelle Feindel

10:30 – 11:00pm Tea
11:00 – 12:30pm Membership Council Meeting
12:30 – 2:00pm Lunch
2:00 – 6:00pm Free Afternoon
6:00 – 7:30pm Dinner
7:00 – 8:00pm Community Class
8:15 – 9:15pm Translation Forum (International and Communications Committees)
8:15 – 9:45pm Shawn Copeland/Patt O'Neill Recital

Wednesday, Day 4, Oct 31

8:30 – 9:00am Exchange
9:00 – 10:30am


Workshop #9:
Mikhail Mikhailovich Bakhtin and F. M. Alexander
– Marsha and Robert Barsky

Workshop #10:
The Alexander Technique: the Secret of Zen for our Time?
– Peter Nobes

10:30 – 11:00pm Tea
11:00 – 12:30pm Membership Council Meeting
12:30 – 2:00pm Lunch
2:30 – 4:00pm


Workshop #11:
L'espace d'action: The Space of Action
– Gilles Estran

Workshop #12:
Alexander and The Gift of Self
– Tommy Thompson

4:00 – 4:30pm Tea
4:30 – 6:00pm PDC Anatomy in Action
6:00 – 6:30pm Exchange
6:30 – 8:00pm Dinner
8:30pm No Talent Night

Thursday, Day 5, Nov 1

8:30 – 9:00am Exchange
9:00 – 10:30am

Workshop #13:
Sales for Alexander Teachers
– Fiona Cranwell

10:30 – 11:00am Tea
11:00 – 12:00pm CCC Discussion: Choices in Language for ATI's Certification Process - CCC (Rosa Luisa Rossi)
12:00 – 12:30pm Closing Circle
12:30 – 2:00pm Lunch