American Society for the Alexander Technique
September 27, 2023
2:00PM - 3:00PM EDT
(W) JLSF Workshop: Transcending the “Impossible” - Galen Cranz
TRANSCENDING THE "IMPOSSIBLE" WITH GALEN CRANZ
If you have Alexander students with scoliosis, but have a fairly straight spine yourself, how do you think about direction? Straight up? Curved? Wide? Three-dimensional? I have struggled with that and other issues for decades, and in this illustrated talk I share my personal history with scoliosis, describe some hands-on Alexander techniques, offer recommendations for complementary practices, and make suggestions for environmental design supports. Scoliosis is an effective, if demanding, teacher.
For your Alexander students with scoliosis, in this presentation I discuss options for additional complementary care: swimming, tai chi, Gyrotonics/Gyrokinesis, osteopathy, chiropractic, cranial-sacral, visceral, Structural Integration aka Rolfing, Tomatis Listening Therapy, Body-Mind Centering, EyeBody, yoga for scoliosis, body type diet, and sleep hygiene. I will share hands-on techniques for AT teachers, and offer tips for body friendly environmental supports (stools, lounge chairs, floor space) for reading, computing, sitting, and carrying a bag. You can share these with all your students; even those that don’t have scoliosis will benefit!
Complimentary tickets are available to any teachers, trainees and students who identify as Black, Indigenous or Persons of Color (BIPOC). Our community is enhanced by an abundance of diversity and diminished without it. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for your VIP code.More Info