Welcome to CityATS

The new Alexander teacher training school in the City of London

lyingCityATS is now closed.

If you are looking for a new challenge, the Alexander Technique can provide you with a new career that will continue to give you personal benefit as well as an interesting and inspiring occupation.

CityATS is open to applications from adults from around the world, of all backgrounds. Contact us to book for the next free workshop regarding training. We also welcome people who just wish to deepen their experience of the technique to attend for a day, a week or a term.

Our aim is to:

  • Produce Alexander Technique teachers of the highest professional standard
  • Provide the trainees with high quality teaching
  • Foster a climate of open-minded inquiry
  • Motivate and encourage independent exploration and learning
  • Inspire a lifelong commitment to personal change and growth

chairThe Training Course

The three-year training will provide you with all the information, support, mentoring and practical experience necessary to be able to deliver high quality Alexander Technique teaching.

The school has teachers with an international outlook and experience in a wide range of professional and creative fields contributing to the depth and quality of the training.

There are also visits to exhibitions and other activities outside the course that contribute to the knowledge and understanding of the work, as well as visits or exchanges with other Alexander teaching centres and schools.

We aim to foster a sense of shared interest in, and responsibility for the welfare of all in the school (trainers and trainees) and nurturing of the development of the school and the individual trainees.

We are perfectly placed near the City of London, at 202 City Road, just north of Moorfields Eye Hospital, in the close vicinity of ‘Silicon Roundabout’ at Old Street, making us accessible to the local technology and City businesses.

The Back School

Using demonstration, observation and gentle hands-on guidance, The Back School will teach you how to undertake everyday activities such as sitting at a work station, standing, walking, bending, lifting, using your body appropriately and with ease. We will also work with a lying down excercise to help your back. Gentle movements are performed with maximum attention and awareness. The school includes an introduction to the Alexander Technique, how it works and how it can add a new dimension of awareness, well being and creativity to your life. The sessions are very practical and involve an exploration of the main ideas and principles of the Alexander Technique to help your back.

Clinical trial results published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ, doi:10.1136/bmj.a884) show that Alexander Technique lessons provide long-term benefit for chronic back pain sufferers. Of all the approaches tested, 24 Alexander Technique lessons proved to be most beneficial.

Learn how to sit well at your desk and work with desktop and mobile devices.  When: Week day afternoon by arrangement                                                              Start: Contact us to book your place for an introductory session at a discounted rate of £40.    Audience: Suitable for anyone with back problems                                                        Venue: ATC, 202 City Road, London EC1V 2PH

“The aim of life is self-development.

To realise one’s nature perfectly—that is what each of us is here for.”

~ Oscar Wilde ~