Chronic back pain and the desire to feel truly at home in my own skin led me to take lessons and train to be a teacher of the Alexander Technique. This simple and proven education in the “how” of coordinating body-mind increases ease of movement by redirecting excessive tension into useful energy. A common result is relief from pain and distress caused by everyday habits, accompanied by a simultaneous increase in awareness/sensitivity while reducing reactivity. I completed the 3-year, 1600-hour training at The Alexander Educational Center in Berkeley, CA and have been teaching individuals and groups since 2009.
My teaching is influenced by my personal exploration of embodiment and spirituality. Argentine Tango, time in nature, swimming, writing, and being married are favored opportunities to embrace F.M. Alexander’s vision of conscious evolution. I am a graduate of Landmark Education, a student of Abraham-Hicks, and currently enrolled in the Certification and Mastery Program for Extreme Freedom with PAX Programs International. An active member of my local teachers association, Alexander Teachers of the Mountain Region, I served 4 years on the Board of the American Society for the Alexander Technique (AmSAT). Ongoing study with more senior Alexander Technique teachers—as well as forays into Body-Mind Centering®, Ortho-Bionomy, and Open Heart Meditation—deepens my understanding and experience of fundamental movement patterns, consciousness, and living joyfully. I learn from every student who comes to me, and I am consistently moved by their courage, insight, and potential on this collaborative journey of self-discovery. www.consciousalignment.com
Alexander Technique (Healing Arts Class, All Levels, Beginners Welcome)
Wednesdays from 1:30 to 2:30 pm
Get friendly with the facts! This interactive and playful exploration will illuminate and simplify the mechanics of movement. Applying principles of the Alexander Technique, learn to improve coordination so you can enjoy your body and enrich your practice. Bring questions about anywhere you’re struggling, and we’ll make it easier. For novice and advanced practitioners. This ongoing donation based class will be offered Wednesdays from 1:30 to 2:30 pm. Please note that this class is tailored to the individuals who are present and we strongly advise being 5-10 minutes early for class so Michele can include you in that class tailoring!