Autumn Term — with a difference!

On 14th September, the Alexander Technique teacher training course at The Constructive Teaching Centre resumed. Due to the ongoing risk of coronavirus transmission, we have adapted our procedures to comply with the government guidelines on COVID-19 prevention for ‘close contact’ professions. It is a priority for us to offer students […] Read more »

Coronavirus Update

We hope that you and those close to you are safe and well during this worrying and uncertain time. As you no doubt know, the government has advised against all but essential social contact and travel, so to ensure everyone’s safety, we have made the decision to temporarily suspend the […] Read more »

FM Alexander — 150 Years Celebration

We would be delighted if you would join us at CTC on the 5th of December for an evening of socialising and entertainment to celebrate 150 years since the birth of FM Alexander. Performances will include drama, music and singing and we’re pleased to announce that an illustrious Australian dignitary […] Read more »

Save the date!

The evening of Thursday 5th December has been set aside for an event at CTC to mark the end of this year of celebrations around the 150th anniversary of FM Alexander’s birth. We will be lining up a selection of festive treats and we hope to see many of our […] Read more »

A trio of upcoming workshops

The Constructive Teaching Centre has three workshop events upcoming, including Dr. Patrick Johnson and Dr. Tim Cacciatore’s weekend workshop coming up on 2nd & 3rd March: “Current Science and the Alexander Technique”. The goal of these workshops is to confront our current relationship with science and to get our scientific […] Read more »

Workshop: Observational Skill and Use Diagnosis

Hidemi Hatada and Roger Kidd host our first external workshop of the new year on October 14th (Sunday), from 1pm — 5pm. The ability to observe our fellow human beings is part of our natural functioning. Through a series of directed activities this workshop will get you to recognize the […] Read more »

Breath, Emptiness and Happiness ~ Patrick Ardagh-Walter

The “Breath, Emptiness and Happiness: More Work with the Whispered Ah” workshop will include: 1. an overview of the component elements of the Whispered Ah and their sequence; 2. a few pitfalls to look out for in students and ourselves; 3. some hands-on experience of the physical structures that are […] Read more »

Working with Actors ~ Workshop with Kate Kelly

Working with Actors ‘Before the Curtain opens’ with Kate Kelly. Saturday 28th April, 10:30 am – 3:30pm. Lunch 1pm-2pm. Everything a performer enacts on stage is rooted in the everyday experience of their attitudes and habits, movement and speech. These can be questioned and addressed when working with actors ‘before […] Read more »

Working within the Hypermobility Spectrum ~ Julie Barber

Working within the Hypermobility Spectrum ~ Julie Barber with Roxani-Eleni Garefalaki and Maddy Paxman. Being aware that a pupil is HM gives insight to teachers as to why some problems pop up such as underdeveloped proprioception, a pupil being simultaneously both ‘too loose’ and yet ‘too tight’, or frequent soft tissue […] Read more »