We might be tempted to think that unease and tension are inevitable parts of modern life, but that is not the case. Our behavior, emotions and reactions to life are our choice and, therefore, changeable. On the physical level, pain and limitations in movement often stem from a lack of understanding of how beautifully designed the human body is for movement. If you are looking to find new ease and enjoyment in your body—on and off the mat—this workshop is for you.
This three-session series offers mindful tools based on the Alexander Technique, emphasizing functional, whole-body coordination rather than flexibility, and quality of movement rather than how far one can move (in any asana). We will look at everyday movements and how they can be done with more ease and lightness.
Flora's clear and simple approach uses principles of the Alexander Technique, such as body mapping, to help establish references in the body for safely moving through poses—or sitting at the computer—without blocking the flow of energy, circulation, or breath.
The series is suited for all people, no matter age or ability. Come and treat your body with care, curiosity and reverence.
Minimum 4/maximum 8 students. Please register in advance.
Course meets 7:00-9:00pm on Mondays: February 12, 19 and 26.
Flora D.H. Ojanen
Flora D.H. Ojanen (walkinbalance.net) is an AmSAT-certified Alexander Technique teacher, a Yoga Alliance-certified yoga teacher, and ergonomic consultant. She holds private lessons in the Alexander Technique at her office in San Francisco’s Union Square District and group sessions onsite at Bay Area companies and yoga studios. Flora investigates Alexander Technique applications for the practice of yoga and has developed a yoga program called Alexander Yoga (alexanderyoga.net), to bring that expertise to the yoga community. Flora believes in the potential of the Alexander Technique to ease and prevent the leading influence of all disease: stress. In teaching sessions, Flora identifies creative ways to help students develop their own healing potential through self-awareness and self-guidance that they can apply to every aspect of their lives.