Downright Upright: A Posture Clinic for Meditators

with Hope Martin

October 2nd (2016)

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  • $55 Patron

Online registration is now closed. You are welcome to register in-person upon arrival.

Are you uncomfortable or in pain when you meditate?
Is it hard to sit for long periods of time?

This unique workshop includes highly skilled hands-on work by the instructor, Hope Martin, applying the principles of the Alexander Technique to sitting meditation practice. This class will provide practical guidance on how to be upright, supported, and relaxed in your practice sessions and in your life. Being upright is not just an arbitrary shape, but a perfect expression of the practice itself. This class will include instruction on basic body mechanics, experiential anatomy, and alignment to help release unnecessary tension in your meditation sessions. Everything you learn in this workshop can be applied to the activities of your life. Come discover the direct relationship between how you are in your body and the quality of your practice!

"That day with Hope was the most helpful day I have ever spent in terms of understanding how a person could maximize their body posture to make sitting physically ‘natural’ and how to talk about physical patterns as habitual in the same way mental patterns are."

-Cara Thornley

Hope Martin has taught the Alexander Technique for more than 25 years in the United States and abroad. She maintains a lively private practice, is a Senior Teacher training Alexander teachers at the American Center for the Alexander Technique, and operates Hope Martin Studio in New York City. She is a Meditation Instructor and teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition and a Focusing Trainer. Her particular passion is in assisting her students to discover how easeful, upright posture is an expression of their human dignity, confidence, and innate wakefulness.

Please note neither program credit nor the generousity policy can be applied to this program.