Let's start off 2020 by learning a new meditation with Alexander skills to be able to sit!
If you are one that tries to sit and go within, but your posture is unable to hold you for as long as you would like, then this is for you.
I will be giving hands on before, during and after the actual sitting meditation.
This will be an intimate gathering of 4 students, to share in a safe space, the valuable practice of going within.
January 18, 2020
Come enjoy the warmth and coziness of my East Village studio, where the energy of peace is cultivated.
About the workshop: It is about seeing, by drawing the bones ie: femur, clavicle, foot, pelvis etc., you connect what you see and translate that into drawing and thereby embodying the bone and it's relationship with the whole of you. In the act of looking, what do you see and how can you draw it, staying with yourself, using the Alexander Technique principles of Awareness, Inhibition and Direction.
I will be putting 'thinking hands'-on to support each person while drawing, to interrupt eye and neck straining habits, and individual turns of chair work to begin.
I am combining my experiential, anatomy, art and Alexander Technique practices together to create a unique communal experience! I hope you'll join us in the spirit of playfulness and an openness to learning new things about yourself!
All drawing supplies are included and provided.
These fall classes are held in my studio in the East Village, which holds 4 students comfortably and saves you on paying for another studio's rental fee!
NO where else can you get Alexander Technique hands-on, art and anatomy for an hour and a half!! :)
It is meant to give you an experiential means to deeply embody your own bones and your seeing, whether you have had an Alexander Technique experience or not or are interested in anatomy, art or mindfulness for your personal process. If you have tension in your body and stress, this can bring relief and a skill to take away.
When asked after the 2019 Bone-Art series one student reported:
What did you enjoy most in the classes? The giving nature of Cate and the quality of other students.
What surprised you that you discovered? I was surprised at how difficult it was to keep aware of posture when drawing.
How have the experiences in the class made you aware of your use and movement patterns? I am more aware of efficiency of movement.
~Nancy Z. NYC
As one of my student's noted after the workshop: "I signed up for Cate's six workshops even though I have no skills in drawing. It was very gratifying to be able to draw the bones; much easier than I expected. The workshop combined various activities that kept me engaged with Cate's seamless transition between the activities. Cate's hands-on work came in perfect timing throughout the session. Because of the work, I felt more connected to my femurs, knowing exactly where they were - a new kinesthetic experience!" - M. Al-Kazemi, 2017
This workshop was specially designed for a yoga studio that focuses on back pain and addressing scoliosis.
I combine techniques that I personally used to unwind my scoliosis, the Alexander Technique and introduced a philosophy of how the spine and spirit interface.
I can craft a class or workshop to suit your community or organization's needs.
I offer unique classes you won't find anywhere else!