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Portrait Rossella Buono

Rossella Buono
Kent, United Kingdom

How To run a class

What’s a class? How do you run it? Why? For how long? Who is coming? Who is paying for coming? How do you keep inventing things? Do you repeat the same class over and over? Plan or improvise?

After nearly 5 years of running a Tuesday class in Canterbury, Jenny, a lovely attendee of 4 years, commented on how there were never 2 classes the same. I can’t even cook the same thing twice, so it could be me. But how do you create new content, activities and interactions for over 8 years? The profound individual work bought in from the Alexander technique prospective is the largest part of the answer, plus a sprinkle of visiting obsessively training courses, reading books and exchanging with other teachers.

Many of my private clients come out of the class, many of them went back to it and started to come to the class after a course of lessons. Anyone who happened to be in a very small class, with lots of hands on, booked a private lesson. When in lock down, the class run online for 2 years with an hardcore small group of 5 to 8 people.

This is a practical session, we’ll get some examples, structures and suggestions and then we’ll plan together for a single class and a 6 classes course. We’ll talk about advertising the classes and where to run them.

Example of a class:



About Rossella Buono

Rossella, born in Italy in 1975, lives and works between her adoptive home in the UK, Italy, and Australia, where she trained with David Moore in Melbourne.

As well as running a successful practice as an Alexander Technique teacher in Canterbury, UK, and online, Rossella also teaches the technique at the School for FM Alexander Studies in Australia.

Rossella is the author of For the Love of Games with Anne Mallen, with beautiful illustrations by Melbourne artist Isobel Knowles. This collection of games and activities, part original and part collected over the years, offers a resource for AT teachers to begin working with groups, or add depth and variety to an existing group-based practice.

Rossella is also the co-creator and co-curator of Authors – not your Usual Book Club with Jana Boronova, and assistant to David Moore’s Smart Yoga and AT training courses in Melbourne. A keen proponent of collaboration, she has worked with Luke Hockley to offer the workshop Learning How to Learn, Jeremy Chance’s AT Success course and many more.

Her interest in training courses has taken her to New York, Germany, Ireland and all over the UK, to share work and present on the topics of marketing, activities, anatomy, working with groups and social media.

Rossella has a gift for organising, a dynamic personality and a down to earth approach to things, allowing her to join the dots leading to new content and collaborative projects. She sees the Alexander Technique as an effective and sustainable model of personal and social development. Bringing an inclusive and practical spirit to all her activities, Rossella aims to realise the Technique’s value as a resource to as many people as possible.


See also: Rossella Buono – Presenter Detail Page

Saturday, 27 August 2022
09:00 h - 11:00 h (9.00am-11.00am)
Main Building
Floor: 2.OG (2nd floor)
Room: H 2037

AT Principles and Procedures||Everyday Activities||Practical Teaching Skills||Communication/Verbal Skills||Business / Marketing



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