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  • ETAPP will train teachers giving them the necessary time to be qualified, to stimulate studies and research, text translation to be applied to the technique to be able to make presentations and events for the general public.

  • ETAPP will promote a criterion of excellency with the training of its teachers. The program is organized to enable each student to develop its highest capacities of listening and of working. He, she is encouraged to integrate the principles in his, her daily life and to become a unique teacher.

  • ETAPP also emulates critical thinking among future teachers and offers Bates teaching to improve your sight.

  • ETAPP  welcomes students and teachers from other training courses in an atmosphere of opening and respect, organizing visits and exchanges between european schools (Copenhagen, Berlin, London and Milan) between teachers through internet which allows a professional development.

  • ETAPP offers a space where new teachers can come and recharge their batteries, invites many senior teachers from abroad to stimulate everyone ; Ted Dimon for anatomy and voice, Yehuda Kuperman who trained most of the swiss and german teachers ; The regretted Rivkha Cohen who has influenced many teachers, Giora Pinkas from California, Gal from Israel, Shaike and Linda from Tel Aviv, Nelly Ben-Or a concert pianist and a music teacher,Avi Granit and Caren Bayer I trained with , Alex Farkas from New York, pianist who teaches music schools around the world and our supervisor, Peter Ribeaux who had a school for 35 years.




  • The life of Alexander and its discoveries

  • The development of the Technique and teaching

  • The writings of Alexander : The Constructive Conscious Control of the Individual, The Universal Constant in Living, The Supreme Inheritage of Man,The Use the Self.

  • Reading and analysis of selected writings on the Technique and other refering books close to the Technique. 




  • Use and functionning

  • The recognition of the force of habits

  • The Non reliable sensory appreciation

  • Inhibition

  • To do and not to do

  • The end gaining versus the means whereby

  • The directions, the active thinking

  • The Primary Control and the dynamics of head, neck and back



  • A good Use of the Self

  • The awareness to react to a stimulus and the ability to inhibit that reaction. 

  • The constant improvement of one’s own use : mental, physical and emotional.

  • To develop that improved Use and the capacity to hold on to it while teaching.

  • To maintain one’s directions while teaching, talking and developing one’s touch. The Touch quality : quality of the hands, of the intention; of doing and non-doing to be always renewed.

  • Practice and maintenance of the Inhibition with the student in motion, guiding him or her  through various procedures, and through simple and complex moves.

  • The ability to lead owing to the letting go.

  • Some basics of anatomy. 



  • Working on a chair, a stool or on the table

  • Hands on the back of a chair

  • Position of mechanical advantage (Monkey position)

  • To squat

  • Yoyo

  • The Dart procedures : crawling on four and getting up

  • The back against the wall, hands on the wall

  • The table work and the floor work

  • The whispered Ah

  • The voice work

  • working on your sight with Bates


  • Study, discussions, experimental work on walking backwards and forward,Through dance, music, voice and sight, through yoga, Qi gong and Taichi.


  • Opening to other teachers, other techniques

  •  Giving an introduction to a group

  • Giving a first lesson

  •  Feed back and follow-up (internal and external moderation)

  •  Giving a worshop to a specific group (psychotherapists, musicians, actors, dancers, riders).


  •  The brief (memoir), studies and research

  • Presentation from a student chosing a subject



  •  A list is proposed at the beginning of the year.




C. Hardy: lundis et mardis

C. de Obaldia: mercredis

V.Marco : jeudis

O.Gaveau : tous les jours

05/09/2022 - 20/10/2022

7 semaines

21/10/2022 - 06/11/2022

Vacances Toussaint

07/11/2022 - 15/11/2022

6 semaines

16/12/2022 - 01/01/2023

Vacances de Noël

Profs invités :

Superviseur : Peter Ribeaux 12/09 - 13/09 - 14/09

Pedro de Alcantara : une exploration créative du « hands on »

19/09 - 17/10 - 28/11 - 12/12

Nina Hutchings : ateliers vision « méthode Bates »

Alexandra Fridrici : « la TA appliquée à la voix » :27/09 - 11/10 - 8/11 - 6/12 Anne Fischer et Jae Young Park Geiser peuvent intervenir avec le chant et le ah chuchoté.

Le 16 novembre : visite de Selma Gokcen avec un invité surprise: Ted Mc Namara.


Christine Hardy : lundi et mardi

Claire de Obaldia : mercredi

Véronique Marco : jeudi

Odyssée Gaveau : tous les jours

02/01/2023 - 16/02/2023

7 semaines

17/02/2023 - 05/03/2023

Vacances d’hiver

6/03/2023 - 20/04/2023

7 semaines

Professeurs invités :

Peter Ribeaux : superviseur

Pedro de Alcantara

Alexandra Fridrici : atelier voix

Anne Fischer, Jae Youn Park Geiser


Christine Hardy : lundi - mardi

Claire de Obaldia : mercredi lecture:

Véronique Marco : jeudi Anatomie

Odyssée Gaveau : tous les jours

21/04/2023 - 07/05/2024

Vacances de Pâques

08/05/2023 - 22/06/2023

7 semaines

Pros invités :

Peter Ribeaux superviseur

Pedro de Alcantara

Alexandra Fridrici

Nina Hutchings

Échanges internationaux : Danemark, Angleterre, Allemagne, Israël.

Le calendrier est ajusté en permanence en fonction des jours fériés.



 The teaching is practical and individual. In order to protect the student rhythm, the work required of him, her, is determined by his, her personal development. There is a teacher for five students and they all share the same space in order to develop their observation skills. Our programm will last three years. Evaluation is constant and daily. It is completed under the supervision of an external examiner, half way through the course and at the end of the course. That examiner is coming to visit us every term.

At the end of the third year, the student is able to give private lessons to selected pupils under a teacher supervision. In order to get his diploma, the student must demonstrate practical skills and write an essay.


Because of a worldwide reputation, ETAPP prepares its students to interfere in various areas :
.  The world of sport and health
. The art community : music, singing, dance, theater and painting
. The teaching, the industry and services

In three years you will learn at ETAPP with handworks and words to develop a quality of being and express yourself which will be unique.



A few visits to the school are required before an interview with the head of the school and her assistants.

  • In order to test the student motivation, around 30 lessons are required before training. Or you need a reference letter from a recognized teacher ( by STAT or APTA)

  • A meeting and a lesson with each permanent teacher are requested in order to assess the cultural level, openness and balance of the candidate, necessary qualities to make a good teacher.

  • Signature of a contract between the student and the school

  • Must be a member of APTA, Association des Professeurs de la Technique FMAlexander.

  • Most of the future students are already teachers or professionals in the medical field, languages, music, dance, theater, sport where one finds physio-therapists, osteopaths, nurses, o genders, actors or doctors.

  • All professions are represented there in so far as back problems and depression are commonplace in our society.



  • The year learning costs...................................................7000 €  

  • The moderator..................................................................... 80 €

  • APTA membership...............................................................50 €

  • Books. …...........................................................................160 €

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