Many years ago, when I was studying acting at The Juilliard School in Manhattan, we were required to take 4 Alexander Technique classes each week. It radically changed my body awareness and 35 years later I use it every day in my private practice and classes.
I'm super excited to have Lisa Trank CTAT bring this amazing modality to the studio in a workshop designed for yoga teachers and trainees, but open to anyone with a curiosity about better movement and health. This is an introductory workshop that will be followed by a separate 4-week course in June. (Check both out online!)
Here's what Lisa has to say about this workshop:
Aware Asanas: Intro to the Alexander Technique for Yoga Teachers Trainees and curious Students!
Do you yearn to take your teaching and yoga practice to the next level, both on and off the mat? The truth is that you already hold the keys to an even more powerful practice. Based on The Alexander Technique, an easeful and elegant self-care method used by performers, yogis/yoginis, peak athletes, and more, you will learn about:
Poise and the Standing Series
What's Gravity Got to Do with It?
Breath and Heart Opening
Inversions, Compressions and a Lengthened Spine
A Healthy Spine at Any Age
Back Bends, Heart Opening, and the Lengthened Spine
Conscious Resting and Savasana
This workshop is for yoga teachers, new and experienced! Bring a mat, clothing you can move in, and an open mind and heart. Will include one-on-one, hands-on time.
About the Alexander Technique:
The Alexander Technique, a gentle and effective approach to body education and self-care, uses a combination of respectful, hands-on feedback, verbal cues, and self-observation. Teaching thoughtful attention to movement and stillness patterns, The Alexander Technique opens the pathways to optimum health and overall well-being.
When: Sunday, April 28th from 11 - 12:30pm
Where: The Hidden Yoga Studio
Time: 11:00 - 12:30 pm
Cost: $25 in Advance, $30 on the day.
Space is limited to 10-12 participants
About Lisa Trank, CTAT:
Lisa Trank is a certified teacher of the Alexander Technique, having received her training at the American Center for the Alexander Technique in New York City. She has led workshops at the Colorado Dance Festival, Naropa University, United States Air Force, The Stoll Foundation, as well as with many private clients. She is also a devoted yoga practitioner and writer, with articles on The Alexander Technique. Lisa is thrilled to be offering this work to the Hidden Yoga community. She offers group workshops and teaches privately at The Meditation Place in Longmont.