Training sucessful Teachers since 1993: over 100 graduates worldwide!

We are a STAT approved course and successful graduates may use the initials MSTAT after their name. Our teaching team is experienced and enthusiastic. Come and spend a morning with us and find out how we train our teachers.


Our Heritage

The Brighton Alexander Technique College is a Carrington style-training course, evolving our practice from the renowned skills of Walter & Dilys Carrington.  Read about Dilys’s work here  Walter ran Alexander’s own training course and took over at Alexander’s death in 1955. He ran a remarkable course, together with Dilys and other teachers up to his own death in 2005. Dilys was a very creative teacher who influenced the development of what is known as ‘hand-on’ skills, the subtle, elastic quality of the the whole body that defines a good Alexander teachers hands. Knowledge of good use of the self, the whole body and the mind is a skill that enables a teacher to offer a new student great lessons and set them on the path of self discovery.Carolyn Nicholls, Head of Training, was privileged to have been trained by Walter and Dilys Carrington at the Constructive Teaching Centre in London, qualifying in 1982, she undertook a masters’ degree in Alexander Teacher training and examined and depend the skills she learned. This forms the basis of today’s training.

Join the professionals

We are a Professional and Career Development Loans registered Learning Provider, registration number available on request. A Professional and Career Development Loan is a commercial bank loan that you can use to help pay for work-related learning. For further information on financial assistance to support your learning, please visit the GOV.UK website or contact the National Careers Service on 0800 100 900.

Would you like to earn your living doing something that makes you feel better yourself? To be a successful Alexander teacher you need good posture and body use. This is what we teach you. We also teach you ways you can explore your own potential both physically and mentally. Carolyn is supported by a first class team of dedicated teachers

The training course has been running for over 20 years and Carolyn combines the richness of her experience with fresh and innovative ways of teaching. It was very exciting to be taught by a teacher who was intensely involved with the Technique and was constantly discovering new aspects of it herself. Padmini Menon (Alexander teacher- Bangalore, India)

I am a student just about to leave and start my own teaching practice. Carolyn’s school stays true to the teaching of Alexander. The culture of questioning and enquiry allowed me to explore the principals very deeply. The course has a clear and structured framework that is built on month after month, year after year.  I strongly recommend this school to anyone who wishes to be an AT Teacher. I have learnt so much and it has influenced so many areas of my life. Susan Taber (Alexander Teacher- Rye)

Where we are

Brighton Alexander Technique College, Cornerstone Community Centre Church Road, Hove BN3 2FL


COURSES  3 year training programme, postgraduate training (CPD), short taster courses lasting from one week-to a year

Training can start at any block. Short courses run alongside the training programme during term times.

TERM DATES 2015-2016

Autumn Term 2015 Monday Sept 14th-Thursday Oct 15th (5 weeks) Monday Nov 2nd-Thursday Dec 3rd (5 weeks)

Spring Term 2016 Monday 4th Jan- Thursday 4th Feb (5 weeks) Monday 22nd Feb- Thursday 24th March (5 weeks)

Summer term 2016 Monday 18th April- Thursday  19th May (5 weeks) Monday 6th June- Thursday 7th July (5 weeks)


See our latest book!


** 2nd Edition of Body, Breath & Being**

Carolyn’s first book was so successful, she was asked to do a second edition. This includes two new chapters, more stunning photographs by talented photographer Matthew Andrews and undated and new stories. Available now. Click for Carolyn’s renowned books on the Alexander Technique.

posture workbook