What is AmSAT?

What is AmSAT?

The American Society for the Alexander Technique (AmSAT) is the largest professional association of certified Alexander Technique teachers in the United States.

 AmSAT’s mission is to establish the Alexander Technique as a basic and recognized resource for health, productivity, and well-being.

AmSAT maintains the nation’s highest standards for teacher training, certification and membership. Teachers must complete 1600 hours of training over a minimum of 3 years in an AmSAT-certified training course or equivalent, as well as maintaining post-graduate continuing education, to receive the AmSAT credential and qualify for full membership. Since its formation in 1987, over 1,000 teachers have completed the rigorous training process to earn AmSAT certification.

AmSAT is affiliated with the Alexander Technique Affiliated Societies (ATAS), twenty national societies of teachers of the Alexander Technique committed to supporting the highest standards of teaching, professional training and conduct worldwide.

AmSAT is an educational, nondiscriminatory organization incorporated in New York as a general 501(c)(3)not-for-profit corporation. In addition to providing services for its members, AmSAT is a resource for the public to find a certified teacher and to access information about the Alexander Technique and its many benefits.

To find an AmSAT-certified teacher, please use the search feature on our website or contact our office by:

Email: info@AmSATonline.org
Phone: 937-586-3732 or 800-473-0620
Mailing Address:
The American Society for the Alexander Technique
22640 Hazel Ln
Rapid City, SD 57702

AmSAT also supports research on the Alexander Technique by its members. The AmSAT Research Committee administers a grant program funding research projects by teaching members of AmSAT. For more information on this program contact info@AmSATonline.org.

Teacher Certification Requirements

The training requirements for AmSAT teacher certification are specified in AmSAT’s Bylaws and include the completion of 1,600 hours of training over a minimum of three years at an AmSAT-approved Teacher Training Course or an equivalent Bylaw-compliant training. AmSAT Teacher Training Courses maintain a five-to-one student/teacher ratio. The AmSAT Teacher Certification Requirements can be found here. More information about AmSAT teacher training programs can be found here.

To receive Board approval, an AmSAT Teacher Training Course must meet the requirements of the Training Approval Committee (TAC). The TAC periodically reevaluates each of AmSAT’s teacher training programs and their directors.

Become a Supporting Member

Supporting membership is available to anyone interested in supporting AmSAT and the Alexander Technique. Read more about supporting membership here.

AMSAT welcomes your donation.