Luke Shaver is an ATI certified Alexander Technique Teacher. He finished his training in 2018 with Corinne Cassini, a three year, 1600 hour program. Luke also holds a BA in piano performance from Appalachian State University. He has worked with musicians, teachers, yogis, carpenters, chefs, and even “normal” people teaching them the ease and usefulness of the Alexander principles. In his personal life, the AT work has enabled him not just to cope with but to actually alleviate repetitive stress injuries, neck pain, undue stress, and outstanding pains from severe injuries and broken bones. His work within AT focuses on functional anatomy, freedom of choice, perspective awareness, and poise in performance. Luke desires to share the ease inherent in getting out of our own way and learning to enjoy how we do what we do.
Alexander Technique (All Levels, Beginners Welcome)
Wednesdays from 1:30 to 2:30 pm
The Alexander Technique is a means of expanding self-observation in order to regain ease in movement and fluidity of coordination. By becoming aware of what we are up to and by learning how to get out of our own way, we can facilitate our own freedom to change. Changes in this context come about in an indirect process; rather than changing any one habit, posture or pattern, the Alexander Technique focuses on freedom of the person as a whole where changes come about naturally and appropriately as more practical presence is prioritized in our responding to the lives we lead.
In this class we will cultivate constructive curiosity about habits of thought and movement. You will learn practical observation skills, you will learn how to “do nothing,” and you learn about functional and moving anatomy. This work will inform your yoga practice and leave you with a growing sense of how you might move and live, of how you might “free up” when you let go of your commitment to who you think you need to be. Every class promises to be fun, light, and unique. Feel free to feel free.