Tension: A System-wide Issue

Taught by Flora D.H. OjanenMonday, November 12, 2018
7:00 –9:00 pm
Tuition: $65.00 (Member $55.00)
by 11/9 or $75 at the door (covers both sessions)


Second session meets Tuesday, Nov 13, same time.

Tension, stiffness and slouching are not local physical problems, but always system-wide issues. Basic and long-lived patterns of habit often interfere with enjoyment and progress. Explore the relationship between everyday habits of movement and habits on the mat. Deepen your knowledge of sustainable and intelligent alignment according to our innate human design, on and off the mat. This will help you avoid injuries and pains connected with habitual mis-use of the body.

Come learn about:

• The patterns that typically create tension

• How to detect them in yourself

• Strategies to avoid injuries due to habitual mis-use of the body

In the first part, learn to identify habitual tension patterns on and off the mat. 

In the second part, apply the new-found knowledge to asana practice and situations from day-to-day life.

This is a very practical, hands-on workshop. 


Space is limited. Please pre-register.
Maximum 8 students.


Flora D.H. Ojanen

Flora D.H. Ojanen is an experienced Alexander Technique teacher, a Yoga Alliance-certified Yoga teacher, and ergonomic consultant. She holds private lessons in the Alexander Technique at her downtown San Francisco office, and group sessions onsite at Bay Area companies and yoga studios. Flora investigates the Alexander Technique’s great potential to bring ease to the practice of yoga, and offers her expertise to the Yoga community. In teaching lessons, Flora is a master in identifying creative ways to help students develop their own healing potential and stress relief through a sharpened self-awareness, which can be applied to every aspect of their lives.