How To Learn:
PAAT  Courses


PAAT currently offers a range of choices for learning the Alexander Technique in a group class situation.

Here is a summary of the available options.

Current & Forthcoming Courses

On our courses, we focus on how we, as human beings, do things not just what we do. As a course member, you get the chance to think differently about how you go about your activities. We look at how doing something with more effort than needed does not mean you do it better. For every physical action, there is a right amount of effort. Using more muscular activity than is actually needed to do the job both hurts you and wastes your energy.

Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Starts April 26th 2022

Runs for 8 weeks

6.00 p.m. — 8.00 p.m. UK GMT

In this 9-week program (1 orientation, 8 class sessions & 1 day-long intensive), you will learn how to practice mindfulness and how to develop skills to work with the challenges and difficulties of everyday life. Self-care and awareness of one’s needs is emphasized in each session.

This course includes:

– Guided instruction in Mindfulness Meditation in the established MBSR curriculum

– Gentle stretching and mindful movement practices

– Group dialogue and discussions aimed at enhancing awareness in everyday life

– Daily home assignments

– Downloadable home practice audio files

– A home practice workbook

Starts Spring 2022. Details (inc. booking) can be found here.

Exploring Our Practice

A new online course for those with previous practical Alexander Technique experience.

Starts Wednesday April 27th 2022 and runs for 8 weeks till June 22nd, with a one-week break on May 25th.

Details can be found here.

For further information and booking, please contact PAAT Secretary.

Mindfulness and the Alexander Technique — From October 2021

PAAT is now offering Mindfulness-Based Courses run by Alexander Technique teachers who are also qualified Mindfulness instructors. These courses allow you to explore Mindfulness in an Alexander-safe environment.

We currently offer two types of course, which consist of 2-hour sessions once a week over an eight-week period. There is also an optional but recommended extended silent practice session.

Full details are here.

Finding Space with the Alexander Technique — tba

A new one day online workshop for people with some experience of the Alexander Technique.

Details of courses for 2022 will be announced here.

Introductory Courses

Learn about the Alexander Technique in an engaging group environment.

Details are HERE.

Wellbeing in Education and for Life Courses

A range of specialist courses for individuals with particular interests.

Details are HERE.

P.A.A.T. Teacher Training Course

Comprehensive 4-year training course for those intending to become teachers of the Alexander Technique.

PAAT’s new Training Course is set to launch in September 2022.

Hybrid, on-line, and with ‘live’ residential weekends.

A flexible and responsive design to enable us to work around global conditions and ensure your training is supportive and rigorous.

Further information to follow.

Details are HERE.

All PAAT teachers have completed a four-year training course, and those working online have done CPD in virtual teaching. They are fully insured to work with individuals or groups and are bound by PAAT’s Code of Conduct.

See Also…

If you are interested in individual Alexander Technique lessons, please look HERE.

For details of free taster sessions, talks and presentations, all the information is HERE.

Online Alexander Technique lessons are also available, and you can find all the details HERE.

PAAT Alexander Technique Courses