Excerpt of the bylaws of the association "at.at - Alexander Technik Österreich"

§ 1 Name, Location and Scope

  1. The name of the organisation is at.at - Alexandertechnik Österreich.
  2. The organisation has its seat in Linz and operates in Austria.
  3. There is no intention to establish subsidiary organisations.

§2 Purpose

The F.M. Alexander Technique, named after its founder Frederick Matthias Alexander (1869- 1955) is an educational process based on a holistic view of humankind. The process aims to foster personal growth, development and ongoing improvement of use and functioning of the human organism.

Aims of the non profit organisation are:

  • Promotion of and dissemination of information concerning the Alexander Technique as established by F.M. Alexander
  • Development of the Alexander Technique
  • Establishment of the Alexander Technique in the Austrian Public Health Service
  • Support of students and qualified teachers of the Alexander Technique
  • Establishment of and ensuring adherence to clear professional qualitative and ethical standards of practise for qualified Alexander Teachers in Austria.

§ 3 Means by which the organisation's purpose are to be pursued

  1. The organisation envisages achieving its purpose through ideational and material means as specified in Paragraph 2 and 3.
  2. Ideational means are:
    a) events, presentations, journal articles and other publications, co-operation with media
    b) information brochures and website
    c) pure and applied research, establishment of a library, forums for discussion and exchange
    d) liaison with and membership of national and international organisations for the Alexander Technique
  3. The material resources required will be collected from a) Membership subscription
    b) revenue from public and internal events
    c) donations, collections, testaments and other transfers
    d) grants

§ 4 Types of Membership

  1. There are regular, supporting and honorary members.
  2. Only persons who actively contribute to the organisation may become regular members. They are entitled to attend and to vote in the general meeting
  3. Supporting members are persons or legal entities who are able and willing to support the aims of the organisation.
  4. Honorary members are appointed by the general meeting in recognition of their special contribution in support of the organisation.