AT teachers are now permitted to give individual lessons subject to government guidelines.
Updated news will be posted on this page. Last update 17 September.
Peter Bloch (Wilmslow) I am now available for private lessons and have returned to my usual schedule. I wear protective gear (including both mask and face shield) and give lessons in my garden (which also has a sheltered area) whenever possible (outdoors reduces risk of airborne infection by about 95%), follow careful procedures for cleaning, and take a number of other precautions that always meet and often exceed government guidelines for 'close contact' work. Safety is, as always, my first priority. Further details of safety measures.
Malcolm Williamson (South Manchester) is now available for private lessons. Contact him directly to book.
Jane Osgood (Peak District/Wilmslow) may start giving hands-on lessons in the autumn for trainee teachers and teachers at Peter's house in Wilmslow, but this is not confirmed yet.
Liz Hulse (Wilmslow) will be available for a limited number of private lessons and possibly for small groups for trainee teachers and teachers only at Peter's house in Wilmslow from 11th September onwards.
Jenny Fox Eades (Macclesfield) has resumed 'hands-on' teaching, taking into account government guidelines and advice on safe working. She is also teaching 30 minute Zoom lessons for those with prior experience of the Technique.
Groups: Jenny's online AT/body awareness group resumes in September. Contact her for further details if you wish to join. She will, hopefully, be teaching a face to face group at Union Chapel in Fallowfield, Manchester from January. More.
Andrea Hughes (Altringham) is now available for 'hands-on' lessons, following government guidelines for safe working. Also, Andrea is offering lessons for trainee teachers at a very low rate.
Charlotte Woods (Broadbottom, nr. Hyde, SK14) is now available for 'hands-on' lessons. Please contact her for more information.
Janet Pinder-Emery (Ambleside, Lake District) will be available for hands-on private lessons, and also for private lessons and groups for trainee teachers, from some time later in the autumn. Contact her directly for more information.
Sue Fleming (Chorlton, S. Manchester) will be available for 'hands-on' private lessons soon. Please contact her for updates.
Gill Thorndyke (Congleton) is available for lessons for trainee teachers and qualified teachers only.
I am still awaiting information from other teachers...
Although it is possible, while acting within government regulations, to re-open classes at this time, the difficulty in applying the regulations, together with the greater risks involved, have led to a decision to postpone these for now. The plan at the moment is to resume Zoom classes on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9th September, and these are open to qualified teachers, trainee teachers and very experienced students.
The Manchester Alexander Technique Training School (MATTS) will be re-opening from 9th September in full compliance with government guidelines for close contact work. There is detailed information here.