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Workshop Combines Alexander Technique and Thai Yoga


Cecile Raynor, of Mind and Body Stress Management, in Brookline, will present a workshop combining the Alexander Technique and Thai yoga, from 5 to 7 p.m. on June 23. Raynor, who is trained in both modalities, says the workshop will help people prepare for summer’s physical activities. “They can enjoy activities without injury by learning the wisdom of mind/body awareness and activating postural reflexes for effortless and light motion,” says Raynor. “Most people tend to misuse or overuse their body muscles and joints, but postural muscle activation reduces wear and tear on the body.”

Raynor says the Alexander Technique teaches people to use their bodies in ways that reduce excess tension as they go about daily activities, while a Thai yoga session delivers all the healing benefits of a yoga practice. “Thai yoga eases muscular tension, improves circulation, boosts immunity and balances energy, but it’s the therapist who does all the work,” she says. The cost of the workshop is $50.        

Mind and Body Stress Management Techniques is located at 33A Harvard St., Brookline. For more information, call 617-359-7841or visit

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