TEACHER CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
In order to be eligible for Certification by the American Society for the Alexander Technique (AmSAT), an individual must demonstrate a high level of proficiency in each of the following areas:
- A practical understanding of F. M. Alexander’s basic principles associated with the use of the self, inhibition, direction, primary control, end-gaining and the means-whereby, doing and non-doing, faulty sensory appreciation, and conscious
- Maintaining a high standard of use of the self as defined in F. M. Alexander’s four books and other writings while teaching the Alexander Technique and during activities of daily
- Performing and teaching Alexander’s basic procedures: positions of mechanical advantage, chair work, table work, whispered “ah,” and hands-on-the-back-of-the-chair.
- Teaching the basic concepts of the Technique to a student through manual skills in combination with verbal explanation and
- Applying the principles of the Technique using manual and verbal instruction while assisting a student in the performance of specialized
- Aiding the student in applying principles of the Technique independent of the
In addition to a high level of proficiency in the above teaching skills, a person eligible for certification demonstrates:
- A thorough knowledge of F. M. Alexander’s writings, his life, and the history of the Technique, as well as a familiarity with other literature pertaining to the
- A practical knowledge of anatomy and physiology as it applies to the principles of the Technique.
Approved June 28, 2020
AmSAT Handbook – Member Edition © 2020, American Society for the Alexander Technique, Inc.