The Alexander Techniquewith Jill Payne


Residential course for AT teachers and third year trainees:

22nd – 26th July 2024 in Surrey, UK

Clarifying the Means-Whereby in Teaching
Presented by Avi Granit
Assisted by Jill Payne

Dates: Monday 22nd - Friday 26th July 2024.
Venue: Claridge House retreat centre, Dormans Road, Dormansland near Lingfield, Surrey RH7 6QH (UK).

Working with essential skills and procedures each day, Avi will cover the application of AT principles to the process of teaching in order to give the pupil a powerful experience of change.

The course spans five days and four nights in the comfort and calm of a lovely Quaker retreat centre in the Surrey countryside. All meals are delicious vegetarian and your private room is en suite with towels, linen and quality shampoo and body wash, hairdryer, electric fan and hot drinks facilities. Please see the Claridge House website:

Claridge House is accessible by road and rail; Lingfield railway station is a short cab ride away and Surrey is served by Gatwick and Heathrow airports: see 

- Places are limited to ten.
- Non-residents may attend for £150 per day with lunch included.
- Private lessons with Avi can be booked and paid for in advance (30 mins for £50) so please email me to schedule these:

Details for payments (in £ sterling please):
Mrs Jillian Frances Payne
Account number 01493779
Sort code: 40-47-77

IBAN: GB48HBUK40477701493779
(To reduce transfer fees from abroad try Atlantic Money for a £3 fixed fee).

Cancellation policy:
Fees are payable at time of booking.
From 29th Feb - 27th May 2024 a 50% refund will be made.
From 28th May no refunds will be made.

We advise you to take travel insurance to protect yourself against loss due to unforeseen illness, travel disruption or delays etc.

Food: The food is vegetarian and lovingly made using organic and locally sourced food where possible. Dietary requirements can be catered for with advance notice (eg vegan, wheat-free, dairy-free, gluten-free etc). Non-dairy substitutes are always available and you may bring your own special diet food to be kept in the kitchen fridge.
Please let Jill know of any dietry requirements ahead of time.

The course timetable (UK time):

Mon 22nd July 2024
3pm - 4.30              Check In
4pm - 4.45              Tea/ coffee: cake/ fruit bowl
4.45 - 6.15              Session 1 (1hr 30mins)
6.30 - 7.30              Dinner
7.30pm                   Group activity

Tue 23rd July               
7.30 - 9am              3 Private lessons (30 mins each) 
9 - 10am                 Breakfast
10.00 - 1pm            Session 2 (3 hr with break)
1pm - 2pm              Lunch
2pm - 3pm              Rest, free time
3 - 6pm                   Session 3 (3hr with break)
6.30 - 7.30              Dinner
7.30pm                   Group activity

Wed 24th July            
7.30 - 9am              3 Private lessons (30 mins each)
9 -10am                  Breakfast
10 - 1pm                 Session 4 (3hr with break)
1pm - 2pm              Lunch
2 - 3pm                   Rest, free time
3pm - 6pm              Session 5 (3hr with break)
6.30 - 7.30              Dinner
7.30pm                   Group activity

Thurs 25th July
7.30 - 9am              3 Private lessons (30 mins each)
9 - 10am                 Breakfast
10 - 1pm                 Session 6 (3hr with break)
1 - 2pm                   Lunch
2 - 3pm                   Rest, free time
3pm - 6pm              Session 7 (3hr with break)
6.30 - 7.30              Dinner
7.30pm                   Group activity

Fri 26th July                 
7.30 - 9am              3 Private lessons (30 mins each)
9 - 10am                 Breakfast
10 - 11.15               Session 8 (1hr 30mins)
11.15am                 Departures


Please contact me for all enquiries: email