Alexander Technique

with Shastri Alexander deVaron & Joseph Arnold

December 15th (2018)

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  • $20.00 for pre-registration Member, Seniors 65+, Students
  • $25.00 Program Price
Room: Windhorse

We meditate for many reasons: to uncover our inherent goodness, raise self-awareness and acceptance, and discover new levels of connection and consciousness, among others. Yet in our practice of “mindfulness,” we often forget the crucial role of the body in experiencing  personal growth, connection, and insight - both on the cushion and in everyday life.

​In this workshop, individual or group exercises will introduce you to the Alexander Technique, a 100-year-old holistic system of body awareness and movement re-education. Hands-on movement explorations, body-based guided meditations, and practical tips will help you to find the balance of awareness and relaxation so that you can meditate with more comfort and advance your practice.

The Alexander Technique even provides an avenue for imparting an experience of "emptiness" in an embodied, direct, and non-conceptual way.

This workshop features meditation instruction by Alexander deVaron and hands-on Alexander Technique guidance by Joseph Arnold. *

Alexander deVaron began meditating in 1980, and studying in Shambhala in 1982. He met Chögyam Trungpa in 1985, and was empowered as both a teacher and meditation instructor in 1986. From 1991 to 1996 he lived at Karmê Chöling retreat center, serving in the practice and study department. In addition to teaching in Shambhala, he teaches stress management programs for the Penn Program for Mindfulness, and music at Temple University. 

Joseph Arnold is an Alexander Technique teacher and musician, and lives in Philadelphia. He has taught Alexander Technique as a part of Shambhala meditation programs, including the Urban Retreat, on three separate occasions.

**The registration cap for this event is nine people.