Mind-Body Balance with Alexander Technique

Rediscover your body’s innate wisdom in this fun and illuminating workshop. We'll explore the indivisible unity of body and mind and its connection with physical, mental and emotional balance. Balance means freedom to move rather than sticking to an unmovable stance. With the Alexander Technique, you'll learn how to allow freedom of movement in mind and body to allow easy, natural balance. This century-old holistic technique confirmed by modern-day neuroscience empowers you to redirect excess tension in a useful direction that helps you to find your equilibrium. You’ll learn how to find your support and how to stop working against yourself so mind and body can balance. The Alexander Technique equips us with the skills to reduce and prevent stress and stress-related tension on our own by letting go of what we don’t need. This enables us to meet the challenges of life with consciously directed responses. You'll discover how you can naturally change patterns of misalignment, unnecessary effort and unhelpful thought patterns to rediscover balance, ease, flexibility and freedom.

The Alexander Technique offers a way to care for yourself in all your activities so you will be able to apply what you learn to your work, sports and exercise, performance arts, rehabilitation, resting, meditation, and daily life.

- Discover your innate freedom of movement and strength with this mindful practice based on a healthy head-spine relationship.
- Rediscover easy upright posture to naturally overcome pain, stiffness and stress.
- Learn to release tension to increase vitality and mind-body balance.
- Create space for change free of self-criticism and judgement.
- Let go of tension and strain that interfere with a balanced way of being.
- Learn to direct conscious thinking in a way that supports conscious decision-making not controlled by habits and automatic reactions.
- Redirect your energy in a way that supports you to improve performance and enjoyment in all your activities.

Wear comfortable clothing and bring socks, slippers or indoor shoes.

Mari Hodges began learning the Alexander Technique due to chronic back and neck pain, which she was able to overcome. She is passionate about helping others to discover mindfulness of the whole self and the ease, well-being and freedom of choice that come with practicing the Alexander Technique. Mari earned her Alexander Technique certification with the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique (STAT) at Escuela de Técnica Alexander Buenos Aires and is an active member of the American Society for the Alexander Technique as well as the Asociación Argentina de Técnica Alexander. She is also an Art of Running instructor certified by Canadian champion and AT teacher Malcolm Balk. Mari dances tango and Brazilian dances, which she spent many years teaching, plays the violin and enjoys running. Mari’s continuing studies include non-violent communication, mindfulness, neurobiology and chronic pain prevention. Mari is available for private Alexander Technique classes by appointment.

For more information about Mari and the Alexander Technique, please visit http://www.discoverease.how

Refund Policy: Refunds are not available for this event. We do our best to meet the needs of everyone that is part of our community and offer the highest quality classes & workshops. Please plan accordingly!

Date: October 19, 2019
Time: 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Upstairs Studio
40 N Last Chance Gulch
Helena, MT 59601 US
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Event Prices:
$35.00 - By 10/12 (by check)
$50.00 - After 10/12 (by check)
$36.00 - By 10/12 (pay online)
$52.00 - After 10/12 (pay online)