Program Details

Downright/Upright: A Posture Clinic for Meditators


with Hope Martin
February 16 / 10:00 AM - February 16 / 6:00 PM

Downright/Upright:
A posture clinic for meditators


February 16, 2013


10:00 am—6:00 pm


This one day could profoundly change your relationship to your sitting practice.


$65 Members/$75 Non-Members


"To take this posture itself is the purpose of our practice.


When you have this posture, you have the right state of mind,


so there is no need to try to attain some special state."


Suzuki Roshi


Are you uncomfortable or in pain when you meditate? Is it hard to sit for long periods of time? This one-day workshop, applying the principles of the Alexander Technique to sitting meditation practice, 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, it's a perfect expression of the practice itself. Included will be 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, including sitting at your computer. Come discover the direct relationship between how you are in your body and the quality of your practice!


This class is open to both new and experienced meditators.


Hope Martin has taught the Alexander Technique for more than 25 years in the United Sates 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 hopemartinstudio.com 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 discover how easeful, upright posture is an expression of their human dignity, confidence, and innate wakefulness.

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