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Events and Opportunities for the Public

Experiential Anatomy and Alexander Technique

with Judy Stern, Tuesday mornings 9:00 am to 10:20 am
with Witold Fitz-Simon, Tuesday evenings, 7:55 pm to 9:15 pm (see dates below)


Learn to see, understand and talk about anatomy with an Alexander Technique twist. In this 10-week class, we will learn about bone, its physiology, function and use as a support structure and foundation for movement, with a special focus on the head and spine. This class is part of the American Center for the Alexander Technique’s teacher-training program, the longest-running program in the US, but is open to anyone interested in the body and the way we use ourselves. Excellent for teachers of dance, yoga or other movement modalities, and for anyone interested in how their bodies work.

Class Day/Time:
Tuesday mornings with Judy Stern from 9:00 am to 10:20 am
Tuesdays evenings with Witold Fitz-Simon from 7:55 pm to 9:15 pm
Class dates:
April 11, 18, 25
May  2, 9, 16, 30 (NO CLASS May 23)
June  6, 13, 20
Class Fees: $400 for 10 classes; $45 per drop in class
All single class drop in fees are payable by cash or check to “ACAT”
To register for the whole series: send payment in full, $400*, to ACAT, 39 West 14th Street, Room #507, between 5th and 6th Avenue or click below to pay via PayPal (processing fees apply)
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*There are no refunds for missed classes


Introduction to the Alexander Technique for Singers and Instrumentalists
Saturday, October 8, 3-4:30pm

All styles and levels welcome.
Taught by ACAT /AMSAT teaching member Lori Schiff, Faculty, The Juilliard School

Save the date – and register now – to learn from Juilliard faculty member, Lori Schiff, how the Alexander Technique can improve performance, increase your joy in playing or singing, and give you real tools to combat pain and injury. Alexander teachers and trainees with an interest in helping musicians are welcome to attend.

Class Information:
Date/Time: Saturday, October 8, 2016, 3:00pm – 4:30pm
Location: ACAT, 39 West 14th Street, Room #507, between 5th and 6th Avenue
Class Fees: $40 in advance, $45 at the door; $35 – special discount for ACAT teaching and associate members and current trainees
To Register: Send payment in full, payable to “ACAT”, 39 West 14th Street, Room #50, NY, NY 10011; or pay via PayPal (credit card processing fees included)

Public/ACAT Member

For information, contact; (212) 633-2229

6-Session Group Classes in the Alexander Technique

Classes meet Mondays 7:00pm to 8:30pm

These class series are meant for new and experienced students. Participants will receive hands on turns, and learn strategies to work with Alexander Technique principles in activities of daily living.
Series 1: Course is full
Series 2: Course is full
Series 3: June 12, 19, 26, July 17, 24 & 31
Series 4: October 16, 23, 30, November 13, 20 & 27

Time: 7:00 – 8:30pm

Location: American Center for the Alexander Technique, Inc.
39 West 14th Street, Room 507
New York, NY 10011
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Course Fees:
$150 per 6-class series
$225 per 6-class series plus one private lesson

Series 1: Brooke Lieb, Director of ACAT’s Teacher Certification Program
Series 2: Anastasia Pridlides
Series 3: Brooke Lieb, Director of ACAT’s Teacher Certification Program
Series 4: Anastasia Pridlides

Registration: Send class fees, in full, payable to “ACAT”, 39 West 14th Street, Room #507, NY, NY 10011
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6-Session Series

One day Workshop on The Fundamentals of Yoga and the Alexander Technique
with Witold Fitz-Simon

Saturday, February 18, 2017 9 am-12 pm and 2 pm-4 pm

This program is appropriate for all levels of experience (including novices) in Yoga and in the Alexander Technique. Not appropriate for those with injuries or serious movement limitations.

Enhance the study of Yoga with the Alexander principles of mindfulness and good use. Challenge yourself to create greater strength, mobility and balance with a safe and effective practice! Yoga and the Alexander Technique are two mindful movement practices that complement each other. Yoga provides a comprehensive movement vocabulary with which to challenge the body and mind, the Alexander Technique a framework with which to approach the movement with clarity and ease.

In this 5-hour workshop appropriate for all levels (including those new to the Alexander Technique and those new to Yoga), we will explore classic yoga postures and sequences using the Alexander Technique’s principles of awareness, inhibition and direction. In the morning we will explore more active poses– standing poses and simple back bends– with more introspective poses– twists and forward bends– in the afternoon.

WITOLD FITZ-SIMON, AmSAT, E-RYT 500, has been a student of yoga since 1993, and of the Alexander Technique since 2007. He is certified to teach yoga at the 500-hour level as a graduate of the Yoga Room, Berkeley’s Advanced Studies Program under Donald Moyer and Mary Lou Weprin, and the Alexander Technique as a graduate of ACAT’s teacher training program. Witold combines his extensive knowledge of embodied anatomy and developmental movement into intelligent and practical instruction designed to help his students free themselves of ineffective and damaging habits of body, mind and being.

Fee: Register by February 4: $100 members/$125 non-members
After February 5: $125 members/$150 non-members
Location: ACAT, 39 West 14th Street, Room #507 between 5th and
6th Avenue
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To register: Send payment in full by check payable to ACAT, 39
West 14th Street, Room #507, NY, NY 10011; or use the drop down menu below to pay via
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Questions?: Call ACAT (212) 633-2229, ext. 2 or Email.

Yoga & AT

Weekend Intensive for Alexander Students
with ACAT Faculty Members

Posture Made Easy – Check back for dates

Course Description: During this program, we will examine Alexander’s concepts and the directions and explore how they apply to daily and specialized activities. Through hands-on turns and experiential activities, students will gain a deeper understanding and continue refining their skills applying the Alexander Technique to all aspects of living. The class has been divided into four sections and each section will be taught by members of the ACAT teaching community Brooke Lieb, Director of Teacher Training, Hope Martin and Anastasia Pridlides.

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Saturday & Sunday: 10am – 12pm & 2pm – 4pm
Private lessons will be scheduled over the course of the weekend

Course fee: $250* for members; $325* workshop plus Associate membership for non-members (*includes classes plus one private lesson scheduled during the weekend.)
Location: ACAT, 39 West 14th Street, Room #507, between 5th and 6th Avenues
Prerequisite: No prior experience is necessary
Registration: To reserve your space, send payment in full to “ACAT” ($250 members; $325 non-members, includes Associate Membership for 16-17) to ACAT, 39 West 14th Street, Room #507, NY, NY 10011.

Pay in Full

This course is limited to 10 participants. All courses subject to cancellation if under-enrolled.

*For ACAT’s General Refund Policy, click here

For biographical information on the ACAT Faculty, please click here.

ACAT’s Alexander Technique Health and Well Being Intensive Course

Course Description: We are pleased to offer dedicated students of the Alexander Technique the opportunity to undertake an intensive course of study for personal health and well-being within the ACAT Teacher Certification Program. Intensive students participate in the training class, receiving hands-on instruction from the faculty, and covering the material from the first year curriculum which focuses on use of the self. Intensive students may also have the opportunity to receive hands-on work from third students in the program; and will join in group and partner explorations. Intensive participants are not instructed in hands-on or other teaching skills.

New Schedule starting in Fall 2016 : There are 2 sections:

Daytime classes meet Monday through Thursday from 8:45 am to 11:45.

Evening/Weekend classes* meet Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 5:30 pm to 9:15 pm and Saturdays from 10:00 am to 1:45 pm.

*Note: Class days/times will be determined on a term-by-term basis, based on TCP enrollment

The ACAT Teacher Certification Program is in session for three 10-week terms per year (September through June).

Weekly: $380/week
Daily attendance:
one or more days per week for 10 weeks – $950 x number of days per week
Full time:
$3000 per term
*Optional Private Lesson Package:
Ten 30-minute lessons for $450
*Must be enrolled in intensive concurrently/Director of Training will assign a member of the ACAT faculty for these lessons
Application Fee:
Interview Lesson with TCP Director:

Click here to download the application and brochure

Admission: To arrange to participate in ACAT’s Health and Well Being Intensive, please contact Brooke Lieb, Director of Training, by email; or by phone at (212) 633-2229, Ext. 3. The pre-requisite is a minimum of 10 lessons (exceptions can be made on a case-by-case basis). The admission process includes completing the Intensive Course Application, submitting a letter from your primary teacher and a personal interview lesson with the Director of The Teacher Certification Program. Admission is at the discretion of the TCP Director and is contingent on space in the program.

To download and open the Health and Well Being brochure and application, please click here.



Eleventh Annual Summer Intensive – July 2017 in the Big Apple
July 10 – 14, 2017

Course Description: New and experienced students of the Alexander Technique are invited to join us for this opportunity to study with Faculty Members of ACAT, North America’s Oldest Teacher Certification Program.

ACAT’s annual week-long Summer Intensive is open to new and experienced students who wish to deepen their exploration of the Alexander Technique with ACAT’s highly skilled faculty. Students will come together to learn in a rich group setting. Each participant will also receive one private lesson as part of the program. Daily classes will embody the rigor and focus of the teacher training setting, addressing the individual’s needs and interests of each participant. We will delve into the Alexander Technique principles, as well as explore application to the activities of daily living.

The student to teacher ratio will be 7:1 or less.

2017 Summer Intensive Faculty: Brooke Lieb, Director of the Teacher Certification Program and other members of the ACAT TCP Faculty. Graduates from our Teacher Certification Program will serve as Volunteer Faculty. Faculty is subject to change without notice. For biographical information on the ACAT Faculty, please click here.

Daily group classes: 9:00 am – 12:00 noon
Monday, July 10 – Friday, July 14, 2017
Each participant will be scheduled for 1 private lesson during the program. Lessons will take place at 12:30 or 1:15 one day after class.

Associate Members: $400; New members: $475
Deposit of $200 (current members)/$275 (new members) to reserve your space is due Friday, May 26, 2017
Balance of $200 is due on Friday, June 16, 2017

Non Member/Member rate

Registration: To reserve your space, pay in full now with a credit card using the paypal button above; or send a deposit, payable to “ACAT” ($200 members; $275 new members), 39 West 14th Street, Room #507, NY, NY 10011 by Friday, May 27, 2016; and the balance ($200) by Friday, June 17, 2016.

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Cancellation Policy: All fees paid, minus $25 registration fee, will be refunded until May 28. Between May 28 and June 30, 2016, all fees minus $125 (includes $25 registration fee) will be refunded. There are no refunds on or after July 1, 2016. All courses subject to cancellation if under-enrolled.

Questions? Please contact Administrative Assistant via Email.



Post Graduate Classes with Judy Stern
A Six-Week Series

Join us Friday mornings from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm, April 14 – May 19, 2017, for a series of 6 weekly classes
This class is for teachers only.

From Judy:
“My post-graduate class for the spring will focus on the issue of GRAVITY. The Alexander Technique is a perfect approach to a comfortable upright relationship with the earth. We are designed to be able to walk, run, sit and stand with ease. The class will address specific teaching strategies related to these issues … feet on the ground … the advantage of DOWN as it relates to UP. We will do weekly hands-on work looking at “USE” and apply the hands-on work to these issues.”

Judy Stern is a senior faculty member at ACAT and has been a member of the faculty since 1987. In addition to training teacher, she focuses on mentoring teachers. “My dream is to pass along the wisdom and mentoring I have received from my own teachers: Deborah Caplan, Judith Liebowitz, Frank Ottiwell, and Elisabeth Walker.”

Course Details

Date/Time: Friday mornings, April 14 – May 19 from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm.

Cost: $300 for ACAT members, $410 for non-members. If space is available for drop-ins (ACAT members only), the fee will be $60/class. Teachers may arrange to share a spot with another teacher. (3 classes each). Set up a shared spot on your own or contact Judy Stern for assistance . Please be sure to notify ACAT of any such arrangements.

Location: The American Center for the Alexander Technique (ACAT), 39 West 14th St., room 507, between 5th and 6th Avenues

Registration: To reserve your space, send a 50% deposit, payable to ACAT, 39 West 14th Street, Room #507, NY, NY 10011. Question? Email ACAT or (212) 663-2229, ext. 2. The balance is due April 7, 2017. Space is limited.

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Stern Post Grad


Refresher Classes at ACAT’s Teacher Certification Program
Alexander Teachers are invited to attend classes in the training course for refresher work. Paying participants will receive turns from faculty and participate fully in the class.

Free Audits: Current teaching members are welcome to audit training classes at ACAT. You can participate in group activities. You will not receive hands on turns but are welcome to exchange work with trainees and other teachers in the class.

Fall 2016 Term classes meet Monday – Thursday, 9 am to 12:45; Tuesday evenings from 5:30 – 9:15; and Saturdays from 10 am to 1:45*
*Classes are scheduled each term based on enrollment
$85 per day
$240 for 3 consecutive days
$300 for a full week (4 classes)
Anatomy Only: $400 per term (10 classes) or $45 per class
Anatomy classes meet on Thursdays from 11:20 am – 12:45 pm with Witold Fitz-Simon. (January 5, 2017 through March 16, 2017; no class February 16)

Audit: Free to all current teaching members (no hands on turns; Anatomy Lecture not included)
To register/schedule an audit: Contact Email Brooke Lieb, Director of Training
The Carrington Games: From the Basics of Self-Care to Training Teachers
with Alice Olsher, Training Director at Alexander Teaching Centre in San Diego.
This Class will be re-scheduled

In this workshop, Alice will share the history of the way Walter and Dilys Carrington used games to provide their teachers in training with the essential foundation of good use. Starting with the class content covered on a trainee’s first 5 days on the course, participants will be taken through the elements from standing to hands on back of the chair, always returning to the foundation of inhibition and direction in whatever we are doing. This attention to good use in one’s self provides the essentials for good teaching and can be used as a model for training teachers.

Everything begins and evolves with effective inhibition and direction. We will see how this foundation sets us up for skillful teaching that benefits teacher and student. Over the course of the weekend, participants will experience how this sequence allows you to move from the focus of self work/self care, to hands on teaching, and culminating on Sunday afternoon with a discussion and tips on how this structure works to train teachers and why.

“Dilys started a process of going into monkey and hands on the back of the chair so that by day 5 when the new group was taken through going into monkey and putting hands on the table for the first time, they had fresh experience of this process.”

About Alice Olsher:

“I trained with Walter and Dilys Carrington in London. I started my association with the Technique at Drama School in 1972 and then after having lessons for 15 years while working with the theatre I began the training at Lansdowne Road. After completion of my training I stayed on and worked as a member of staff for 15 years and then continued to go in as a visiting teacher.

While in London I was lucky to work very closely with both Walter and Dilys Carrington. I spent a lot of time with Dilys talking through the ins and outs of training and it is there I learned the work I have continued to develop in my teaching career both in the UK and in California.

Since 2008 I have been training teachers in San Diego. I am also offering Post Grad training and teaching privately.”


Note: ACAT Trainees will be going the workshop for the first part of Saturday; Sunday will be all teachers.

Date/Time: New dates will be announced, 10 am to 4 pm both days
Fees: $325 for ACAT members, $450 for non-members.
Location: The American Center for the Alexander Technique (ACAT), 39 West 14th St., Room 507, between 5th and 6th Avenues
Registration: To reserve your space, send a 50% deposit, payable to ACAT, 39 West 14th Street, Room #507, NY, NY 10011 by November 14, 2016; the balance is due Monday, December 12, 2016



Friday, February 3, 2017, 4pm to 6pm
Pre-AGM Workshop with Judy Stern

“Channeling Pearl….a.k.a. an evening at the ACAT Spa”

This workshop replaces one previously scheduled with Sarnie Ogus. Register now.

Our beloved Pearl Ausubel served on the ACAT faculty from 1975 to 2006. In this Pre-AGM event for trainees and teachers, Judy Stern, Pearl’s student and colleague, will share “Pearl’s Facial” with us. We will explore easing the jaw and facial musculature through an Alexander Technique lens, and Judy will help us understand the underlying anatomy of the face. This will be a dynamic-and-peaceful, face-and-mind opening evening that you don’t want to miss.

JUDY STERN is a senior faculty member at ACAT and has been a member of the faculty since 1987. In addition to training teacher, she focuses on mentoring teachers. “My dream is to pass along the wisdom and mentoring I have received from my own teachers: Deborah Caplan, Judith Liebowitz, Frank Ottiwell, and Elisabeth Walker.”

Sunday, February 5, 2017, 10 am to 12 pm
Post-AGM Workshop with June Ekman

Observing the Performer and Helping Them in the Activity
June will lead a class for us – floorwork using her very own process of rolling on rubber balls to help release tension and focus thinking – followed by a group session exploring how she works with individuals in performance activities (acting, dancing, making music) in a group of like-minded peers. June was trained at ACAT (certified 1979), under Judy Liebowitz, Debby Caplan, and others, and spent extensive time studying with Marjorie Barstow, including hosting Marj in her home when Marjorie taught in NYC. June has honed her observation skills through 30 years of teaching actors, dancers, and singers at Sarah Lawrence College and working privately with aspiring and celebrity performers alike. June requests that participants in this Post-AGM session bring something to perform: a song (sung or played on an instrument), dance, monologue, poem/prose. We will learn by observing our peers and experiencing the work from June ourselves.

JUNE EKMAN holds a BA, Goddard College, University of Illinois. ACAT-certified Alexander Technique Teacher, 1979. Inventor of an ergonomic chair, the Sit-a-Round. Taught the Alexander Technique in many venues: the Santa Fe Opera, Riverside Studios in London, Utrecht in the Netherlands; dancer, Judson Dance Theatre, Alwin Nikolais, Anna Halprin, and others; direction and choreography Off Broadway; appeared in Innovation (PBS); Off-Off Broadway Review Award, 1995-1996. She has been teaching at Sarah Lawrence college since 1987.

Pre-AGM Workshop with Judy Stern: Friday, February 3, 4pm to 6pm
Post-AGM Workshop with June Ekman: Sunday, February 5, 10am to 12pm
$65 per workshop, $100 for both
To reserve a space, send full payment (clearly note which workshop(s) you are registering for), payable to ACAT, 39 West 14th Streeet, Room #507, NY, NY 10011. *You must be a current teaching member or trainee to attend these workshops. Space is limited.

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2017 ACAT AGM Experiential Workshop
Saturday, February 4, 2017 from 3:15pm to 5:00pm

We are pleased to have Elizabeth Reese as our Presenter at the 2017 ACGM

Date & Time: Saturday, February 4, 2017 3:15 pm to 5:00 pm after the ACAT AGM

Note: This free event is open to current ACAT Teaching, Student and Associate members. Your membership must be current to attend this event.

Barbara Kent
Meeting the Stimulus: A Look At The Gift of Inhibition
April 29 and 30, 2017

Course Description: By the very nature of our aliveness, we are always meeting stimuli of some kind or another; from the most unconscious, subtle ones, to the most conscious, obvious, and intense ones. The concept of a pause between our first reaction to the stimulus and our ‘action’ is a gift in the teaching studio as well as in our daily lives. This weekend will offer a time and a space to enjoy that gift.

Date and Time: Saturday and Sunday, April 29 and 30, 2017, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm each day
Location: ACAT, 39 West 14th Street, Room #507, between 5th and 6th Avenue
Course Fee: $300 for Members, $425 for non-members.

Registration: To reserve your space in the class, pay now (in full) by clicking on the PayPal button below; or send a deposit payable to “ACAT” ($150 Members/$275 Non-Members) , 39 West 14th Street, Suite 507, New York, NY 10011 by by February 7, 2017. The balance ($150) is due by March 7, 2017.

B. Kent Post Grad April 2017

This course is limited to 12 students; and satisfies 10 hours of AmSAT Continuing Education requirements. All courses subject to cancellation if under-enrolled.

*For ACAT’s General Refund Policy, click here

Presenter Bio: Barbara Kent earned her B.A. in Music at California State University in 1959, studied voice at the Juilliard School from 1960-61, and received her MA in Music from Brooklyn College in 1971. Her singing led her to the Alexander Technique in the early 60′s, and she was certified by ACAT in 1971. Barbara has been a faculty member of ACAT since 1972, and served as ACAT’s TCP Director from 1982-87, and 1996-2001. A long time faculty of the Sweet Briar Residential Course, Barbara has presented at a number of International Congresses; and for the New York Singing Teachers’ Association and the Rubenfeld Synergy International Association. Barbara offers the Post Certification Program “Progress, Not Perfection” through ACAT. She studied with Carl Stough and integrates the principles of Breathing Coordination into her work; she is also certified in the Rubenfeld Synergy Method. Barbara maintains a private practice in Middlebury, Vermont and makes teaching trips to NYC.

Contemporary Science and Good Use ~ Dr. Tim Cacciatore (via Skype) and Dr. Patrick Johnson
Sunday, May 7, 2017, 9:30 am to 5:30 pm (includes lunch and break times)

This workshop is open to Alexander Teachers and Teachers-in-training

Many of the scientific explanations we have used in the past to explain how the Alexander Technique works are problematic. For example our use of reflex models as a means of explaining whole body coordination – a concept deeply rooted the AT culture – is no longer scientifically current. This leaves the AT community searching for up-to-date explanations for AT pedagogy and “good use” as we try to shake our old habits of thinking.

This workshop will introduce new concepts and explanations that are not only scientifically up-to-date but provide a more powerful explanatory framework for AT. Combining lectures, group activities, and discussion we will dive into current movement neuroscience and biomechanics as they relate to the Alexander Technique. We then progress to the work of Dr. Cacciatore who has published the most sophisticated body of work to date on how the Alexander Technique works.

The workshop will have three parts.

Basic neuroscience overview that will include:

• Why old reflex models are wrong
• Why the interactions between posture, movement and balance systems provide a natural framework for the AT
• What faulty sensory appreciation is and why it’s necessary
• A modern context for inhibition

Basic biomechanics overview that will include:

• How to analyze movements bio-mechanically
• The biomechanics of sit-to-stand and other AT procedures

Description of experiments directly on the AT that explain:

• How the AT affects postural tone
• How the AT affects sit-to-stand
• Why it’s hard to prevent lurching out of the chair
• What chair work actually teaches (i.e. which aspects of motor control)

Our format will include

• lectures with an open question and answer format and notes and references for the participants
• active group demonstrations and games that challenge your thinking and that can be used in your own practice/workshops
• time for discussion and questions.

Presenters: This workshop will be given by Dr. Patrick Johnson and Dr. Tim Cacciatore (Dr. Cacciatore will join via Skype for discussion and questions). Dr. Johnson is a PhD. physicist and a practicing STAT/NeVLAT certified teacher of the Alexander technique with over 15 years of research experience and 6 years of AT teaching experience. Dr. Cacciatore is a PhD. Neuroscientist and STAT certified teacher, author of many peer reviewed scientific articles on Alexander technique and good use, with 20 years of research experience. Together they have been developing means of communicating the current science of Alexander technique and Dr. Cacciatore’s work in ways that are accessible, fun, and applicable to Alexander technique students and teachers while still being rigorous.

Date: Sunday, May 7, 9:30 am to 5:30 pm (including lunch and breaks)
Fees: $100 for ACAT Teaching Members; $85 for ACAT TCP candidates; $150 for non-member teachers; $115 for candidates currently enrolled at AmSAT approved training courses
Location: ACAT, 39 West 14th Street, Room #507, between 5th and 6th Avenue
To register: send payment in full to ACAT, 39 West 14th Street, Room #507, NY, NY 10011; to pay via PayPal, use the button below:

May 7, 2017 Contemp Science


This event is limited to 30 participants. This workshop satisfies 6 hours of AmSAT Continuing Education Requirements

Summer 2017 Combined TCP Make-UP and Teacher Refresher Classes with Members of the ACAT Faculty

Once again, we are combining TCP Make-Up Classes with Teacher Refresher classes this summer.

Dates will be announced in Spring 2017

Fee for Trainees: $75 per class
Fee for Teachers: Members: $85 per class or $300 for all four/Non-Members: $95, $320 for all four

To register: Send payment in full by June 24, clearly indicating which classes(es) you are registering for, payable to ACAT, 39 West 14th Street, Room #507, NY, NY 10011.

Each class is limited to 12 students; and satisfies 10 hours of AmSAT Continuing Education requirements. All courses subject to cancellation if under-enrolled.

*For ACAT’s General Refund Policy, click here


ACAT’s General Refund Policy:

• A full refund of all fees paid, minus $125 (deposit and registration fee) will be given for all cancellations made 4 weeks or more before the event.
• There are no refunds for cancellations made 4 weeks or less before the event.
• In the event you arrange to transfer your registration to another participant, or a wait-listed participant takes your place, you will receive a full refund, minus the $25 registration fee, regardless of when you cancel.