School for F.M. Alexander Studies

The School for FM Alexander Studies is a center for Alexander Technique learning which offers lessons, workshops, and yoga professional training courses.

  • Victoria, Australia
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Offers starting at US$594
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7 days / 6 nights

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Limited availability

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Offers starting at US$852
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6 days / 5 nights

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Limited availability

Excellent 10/10

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Speaks English

Offers starting at US$1,011

Excellent

Based on 3 reviews
Offers starting at US$1,011
Price for:

7 days / 6 nights

Excellent

Based on 3 reviews
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David Moore

David Moore is the director at the School for F.M. Alexander Studies. He graduated from Australia's first Alexander technique training course in Sydney in 1985. Since then, he has established private practices in New Zealand and Melbourne, ran many workshops and residential courses in Australia and New Zealand, and taught classes in the UK, Germany, Japan, and the USA. In 1999, he set up an AUSTAT accredited training course in Melbourne which at present has 16 trainees doing an advanced diploma in Alexander Technique Teaching.

Jenny Thirtle

Jenny is the Assistant Director and Teacher at The School for FM Alexander Studies teacher training school since 2003. As part of her work at the school, she runs groups and master classes for the voice and performance day. Since graduating from the Melbourne Alexander Teacher Training School in 1996, Jenny has also maintained a private practice where she teaches musicians and members of the general public who are in pain. She has run 12-week courses at the Victorian College of the Arts Music Dept and Melba conservatorium for their Bachelor degrees. Currently, she is teaching at the VCA in the Drama Department.

Testimonials

  • Review by Jules

    "I am so pleased I attended the Wangapeka retreat with David leading the course. I arrived with an aching hip/leg and left with it totally ache-free, and this has continued as I endeavour to practice daily what I learned. The retreat itself was in such a beautiful area, with lovely walks and bush surroundings far away from any madding crowd. David has such a gentle, insightful way of teaching, and although I was the oldest participant at 68 years, I felt totally comfortable. Thank you so much David."

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  • Review by Tony Smith

    "I came to the School for F.M. Alexander Studies teacher training to enhance my teaching practice. The technique has radicalized how I think about and teach voice and acting. The School for F.M. Alexander Studies is an excellent environment for training Alexander technique teachers. Senior faculty members are highly skilled. They keep abreast of advancements in AT pedagogy and are dedicated in facilitating each student to develop their own teaching style while maintaining the essence of the technique."

    "To that end, the director of the school ensures that students have many opportunities to work with visiting international master teachers. The school also provides comprehensive support and mentoring for new graduates of the school. I can highly recommend this school to anyone who is seriously considering training for teacher qualifications in the Alexander Technique."

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  • Review by Fiona Bryant

    "During the years that I have spent training in and exploring different dance and bodywork techniques, it is the Alexander Technique and the three-year teacher training that has had one of the most profound influences upon me. It has not only exerted its influence upon me, but has exerted influence upon and supported the integration of many of the other techniques I have learned."

    "The emphasis on undoing habitual movement choices and pathways, undoing preconceived ideas of body and mind in order to recover a natural freedom of movement and thought continues to be a challenging, rewarding, and endless process. These days my improvisation and choreographic work arises from a deep, inner motivation and understanding that I know would not be the same without the Alexander Technique."

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