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Alexander Alliance International

Alexander Alliance International

The Alexander Alliance International is an international community of like-minded, independently-owned teacher training programs in the lineage of Marjorie Barstow, of Alexander’s first training class, through the Alexander Alliance of Philadelphia, formed in 1982 by Bruce Fertman and Martha Hansen.  Today there are AAI ‘sister’ schools in the northwest region of Germany, Tokyo, Osaka, Kibi, & Kyoto, Japan, and Santa Fe, New Mexico and...

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Graduation

  Graduation is dependent on proficiency.When you have the skills to impart the essence of the Work, through touch and language, it is time for you to graduate.   The requirements for graduation are: attendance at a minimum of 3 years and 25 long Events (or equivalent) payment of the full tuition cost teaching proficiency, as determined by the Alexander Alliance International Directors Not everyone becomes proficient within the same...

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Tuition

All Training Options have the same tuition and requirements, regardless of how long it takes to graduate (3 – 7 years). There are different tuition payment plans according to full time/part time status. Full Time trainees have unlimited study each year.  Part Time trainees pay by event. The 2016 tuition for the training is $26,000,which includes : flexible, self-paced study opportunities apprentice opportunities in private lessons, group...

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Faculty

Faculty

  Robyn & Margarete Sakiko & Robyn Margarete & Sakiko Sakiko, Robyn, & Margarete Robyn, Sakiko, & Margarete Midori, Robyn,& Sakiko   Robyn Avalon Founding Director, AASW/NW & the Contemporary Alexander School; Creator/Founder, Living in a Body™, Embodying Grace, & Ways of Knowing Robyn has been a student of Alexander’s Work for over 35 years. She is the Founding Director of the Contemporary...

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Why Study Here?

Why Study Here?

Why study at the Contemporary Alexander School? What makes us different? Living Arts Curriculum: Contemporary Real-Life Applications  The Living Arts Curriculum is a study of Alexander’s principles through the “arts” of our daily life. It involves us working with digital, visual, musical, textile, tactile, culinary, intuitive, and movement arts on a regular basis as a central part of teacher training. The training emphasis is on being able to...

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About Us

About Us

The Contemporary Alexander School is a learning community dedicated to furthering the Work of F.M. Alexander with self-paced, non-residential, contemporary teacher training programs based in Santa Fe, NM and Portland OR.  Founded by Robyn Avalon, CAS, also known as Alexander Alliance Southwest/Northwest, is the US branch of Alexander Alliance International. Trainees learn to teach the fundamental principles of the Work to individuals and groups...

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