Training Center for the Alexander Technique-NYC (TCAT-NYC)
Training Director, Tom Vasiliades
The TCAT-NYC teacher certification program is approved by the American Society for the Alexander Technique (AmSAT), a professional organization that oversees standards of teacher training in the United States. The program is 1600 hours over three years, offering a teacher/student ratio no more than 1:5 and less most times.
TCAT-NYC offers both a morning and evening training. The daytime training meets Monday-Thursday mornings. The evening training meets Tuesday-Thursday evenings and Saturday in the daytime. Trainees can choose their home training, morning or evening, with the option to go to the other training to accommodate their schedule and make-up missed class time, space permitting. Trainees must attend four different days during the week. However, they will have an option to attend classes in the morning training and classes in the evening training during the same week. This gives some flexibility in scheduling, yet maintains a consistent, intensive and high-level training.
The training is based on the work of F.M. Alexander as handed down to and taught by teachers he trained. This training builds on the intellectual and practical knowledge developed for well over one hundred years. The Technique, developed in the late 19th century, is as relevant today as it was when Alexander developed it in that the impact of use on functioning is still pertinent today. The teacher training approach is based on the training course of Walter and Dilys Carrington. Walter Carrington trained with Alexander and worked him closely over the last ten years of FM’s life, eventually taking over the training when Alexander died in 1955. Over the years, Walter and Dilys Carrington developed and refined the training of teachers certifying more teachers than any other training program. In addition, the TCAT-NYC training is greatly influenced by the work of John Nicholls who trained with the Carringtons and worked on their training for more than a decade. He has been a director of training in his own right for over twenty five years.
Tom Vasiliades is the training director of TCAT-NYC. Since taking his first Alexander lesson over 30 years ago, he has studied and experienced the Alexander work with over 150 teachers. Tom’s main influences are John Nicholls, Walter Carrington and Dilys Carrington. He has studied with John Nicholls for over twenty years and for ten years was a faculty member on training programs directed by John. Tom did intensive post-graduate study with the Carringtons yearly from 1995-2000. (click here for Tom's bio)
In addition TCAT-NYC offers:
•Daily visits and extended intensives to the general public to deepen their experience and understanding of the work.
•Post-graduate work, continuing education workshops, classes and lessons for teacher.
For more information contact Tom Vasiliades at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212 564-5472.
Call us at (415) 555-5555
TRAINING CENTER FOR THE ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE (TCAT-NYC)
Tom Vasiliades, Director
330 West 38th Street, Suite 803, New York, NY 10018 - 212 564-5472; email@example.com