ATMR (Alexander Teachers of the Mountain Region) was created to give our Blue Ridge Mountains community of Alexander teachers a way to trade skills and learn from each other. Our primary purpose is continued education. We meet to deepen our teaching, study and understanding of the Alexander Technique. Our aim is to learn from each other, to cooperate, and to encourage each other’s AT-related projects and initiatives.
Originally based in Asheville, N.C., ATMR gradually expanded to include any AT teachers within driving distance. When the Covid-19 pandemic started, we went online and began serving AT teachers from a much wider area. We host monthly meetings and a yearly weekend retreat (usually in June in the mountains).
Our intention from the start has been to include and welcome Alexander Technique teachers from all lineages and training backgrounds. Our hope is to deepen and expand whatever training our members received. Rather than attempt to judge merits of different trainings, we seek only to share openly and to learn from each other. We have found over time that our diversity of backgrounds is one of our greatest strengths.
We accept as members anyone trained as an Alexander Technique teacher. If you say you have done so, we take your word for it, knowing that our minimal oversight might result in uneven levels of skill among us. We are confident that our learning process can survive that risk. We do have simple guidelines for handling conflict should it arise. More important to us is to provide a warm welcome to any teacher who has committed to this profound and wonderful work.
If you would like to join ATMR, please just click here and one of us will get back to you with information about how to pay membership dues and how to get yourself listed on our website.