The Alexander Technique Centre (ATC) Kyoto



ATC - Lessons










Members of the public in Japan learn the Alexander Technique through lessons with Mr. Lorenzi MJSTAT.
A series of 20 lessons over a number of 5 months is recommended and usually enough to obtain a basis of involvement and understanding which can be applied outside the lessons.

Theme is to improve our ability to work on ourselves. Alexander said, as we all know, 'if you want to do what I do, do what I did'. And the technique is the result of his observing himself in the mirror and giving directions. So, in order to refine these skills, we ourselves have to practice what he went through, using mirrors, and be prepared to give consideration to the verbal directions as described again and again in FM's books.
For further info and authentic instruction (gold fashionedh AT procedures which are informed by a view of the whole) as we live it here and now, contact our space.

Do you belong to a group of musicians and performing artists who remember that they are sensitive and
delicate instruments too? If you would like to experience more ease, inner calm and confidence, a fuller range of expression as an artist and performer you may take a lesson or take part in one of our workshops.

Introductory Workshops

The Alexander Centre Kyoto is connected with the International Music Academy Maestro.
The institutions offer workshops which
always involve one-on-one hands-on lessons.
For more details about the Work and how to bring our workshop to your area contact ATC Kyoto.

International Music Academy Maestro

IMA Maestro is directed since 2002 by the concert pianist Junko Kasahara and her husband Lucas Lorenzi.
Maestro offers education for musicians combined with lessons/workshops and concerts with international artists. Please check IMA Maestro Salon Concert for more info on these regular events.

Alexander Technique Training & Post-graduate Work
Our school offers the finest standard of contemporary Alexander training
in a beautiful and supportive learning environment.
The program offers a thorough education and a solid grounding in teaching principles of "psychophysical re-education of the use of the self" as discovered by F.M. Alexander:
E Recognition of the force of the habit
E Faulty sensory perception
E Inhibition
E Direction
E Means-whereby and end-gaining
Participants learn to identify, evaluate and change habitual somatic patterns in daily life and learn how to direct others in the discovery and application of the principles. The course always encompasses both personal and professional developmen
t. Our training creates confident, skillful, working teachers who have the essential hands-on-skills needed to convey the Alexander Technique, the teaching skills for presenting the work to various individuals and groups, the confidence that their training has given them a thorough grounding in the Technique, the ability to demonstrate and articulate the essential nature of F. M. Alexanderfs work and the mastery needed to practically change a personfs use. Students are selected from within the practice.  Apprenticed Training.
Graduates are eligible for membership in the Japan Solidarity of Teachers of the Alexander Technique JSTAT and have the additional option to apply to become teaching members of ATI ~ Alexander Technique International, by undergoing ATI's sponsorship. Graduates of our training course work nowadays in Osaka, Nagoya, Tokyo and other japanese cities.
Head of Training is Lucas Lorenzi (Kuperman 1985) who trained in the early 1980's and is certified since 1985 by STAT and is admitted to membership MSTAT of STAT
(The Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique, based in London/England).

Coaching - Creative Career Design for Alexander Technique Teachers
Lucas Lorenzi has more than thirty years of experience and success as a teacher and trainer.
His support and example can be a practical guide to a deeply satisfying career and teach you how to shape the learned skill with clarity into a meaningful and rewarding life work. Those are invited to his centre who wish further progress. Teaching the technique then can be a life changing passion in the art of making a living that nourishes the soul and pays the bills.
If you wish to experience the Alexander Technique in Japan contact ATC Kyoto.