The Training Program sessions are exclusively available in the new office in Marlinworks, New Haven, CT.
Private Sessions can be scheduled in both the New Haven, CT and North Salem, NY locations.
The Training Program is designed to meet the needs of serious practitioners and future professionals. The program is approved by the American Society for the Alexander Technique (AmSAT). Graduates are fully qualified to teach the Alexander Technique.
The goal of The Institute for the Alexander Technique Teacher Training Program is to educate skilled practitioners in developing a solid foundation to launch careers as practitioners of the Technique. Students acquire the ability to recognize and alter deep habitual patterns, achieve responsibility over them, and master the ability to craft new patterns. Courses are led by AmSAT Certified Trainer Thomas G. Lemens.
Thom is also available for Private Sessions in both the North Salem and New Haven locations. Contact him for more information on Private Sessions, contact Thom HERE.
An adaptation to post-pandemic circumstances, the Teacher Training Program will be led in a series of 4-week sections, allowing maximum flexibility both for teachers and trainees. Within each calendar year, there will be between ten and eleven 4-week sections.
The training is open to individuals who are considering training, and those who have graduated from a program and spent at least three years teaching. All class work for 2024 will be held in New Haven, CT. (See Maps)
The Institute for the Alexander Technique Teacher Training Program is dedicated to continuing the legacy of Patrick Macdonald, and also owes a debt of gratitude to Mr. Macdonald's associate Shoshana Kaminitz. Ms. Kaminitz deepened Thomas Lemens' understanding of the Alexander Technique, especially the crucial role of thinking and reasoning as it applies to the Technique.
About Thom Lemens
Certified Teacher of the Alexander Technique
Mr. Lemens is Board Certified as a private teacher and a training teacher by the Society of Teachers of The Alexander Technique in London (STAT) and by the American Society of Alexander Teachers (AmSAT). He was a founding board member of NASTAT and served as the first chairman of its Research and Education Committee and subsequently as director of its Training Course Coordination Committee.
As the founder and Director of The Institute for The Alexander Technique, Mr. Lemens provided a four–year training course from 1983 to 2002, leading to certification of its graduates as teachers of The Alexander Technique.
Mr. Lemens trained as a teacher of The Alexander Technique under Patrick MacDonald in London from 1973 to 1976. Mr. MacDonald was one of a select group of teachers trained by the founder of the Technique, F.M. Alexander.
Since 1976, Thomas G Lemens has maintained a thriving private practice as a teacher of The Alexander Technique in both Manhattan and Westchester County, NY. Mr. Lemens has helped his many clients alleviate back pain and improve their overall sense of well-being and ease of motion, achieving optimal health for both body and mind. Mr. Lemens’ diverse clientele includes equestrians, musicians, frequent computer users, and those recovering from repetitive stress and other types of injuries.
He is also a Registered Movement Therapist with the International Movement Association.