A typical yoga teacher has taken a course of about 200 hours, often done in 12-hour stretches on weekends.
An Alexander Technique teacher trains for three hours a day, five days a week, 36 weeks a year, for three years (a total of more than 1600 hours of training).
A massage therapist has training of about 500 hours.
Training to teach pilates requires about 300 hours.
Feldenkrais practitioners train for about 800 hours. Again, much of this training is done in long stretches of eight hours or more. By limiting daily training to three hours, Alexander Technique teacher training is of a different quality than these other modalities. On average, the Alexander teacher spends much more time and money on his education.