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Free your Voice and Learn to Speak with Authenticity and Power

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Discover the Alexander Technique with Elyse Shafarman!

Discover how the Alexander Technique can free your voice and take your asana practice from effort to ease. Alexander Technique, sometimes called "the actors' secret" is a time-honored method for developing vocal power and physical poise.

The technique is founded in the principals of mindfulness. Students acquire awareness of their habitual tension triggers and learn to respond with a relaxed supported body, versus react with chronic tension. Over time, the mind-body connection becomes finally honed. Movement becomes light, efficient and pain free. People may see you as having good posture, but what you have really gained is free movement.

This workshop is appropriate for yoga teachers and anyone wishing to develop presence, ease and power as a communicator

Together we will:

  • Identify psychological triggers and accompanying tension reactions
  • Learn anatomical keys for vocal support
  • Practice a reliable method for transforming tension habits
  • Open the throat, use the bones as resonators and breathe
  • Experience instant relief from Alexander Technique hands-on guidance

$35 earlybird by Feb 18

$40 drop-in

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Elyse Shafarman holds a Master’s Degree in Physiological Psychology and Alexander Technique Teacher Certification from Frank Ottiwell (2003). Elyse is on the faculty of American Conservatory Theater's MFA program (2008), Berkeley Rep School of Theatre (2011) and SFSU's Holistic Health Department (2017). She maintains a thriving private Alexander Technique practice in San Francisco and Berkeley. Her background as a modern dancer and training in Psychology, Yoga (RYT 200), and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction influence her approach to teaching.