Program Details

Downright/Upright


with Hope Martin
March 22 / 9:00 AM - March 22 / 5:30 PM

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, but 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.


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, 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 to discover how easeful, upright posture is an expression of their human dignity, confidence, and innate wakefulness.

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