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Workshops and Classes on Alexander Technique for Yoga

Cecile Raynor, founder and director of Off-the-Mat Yoga, presents a workshop on using Alexander Technique perspectives to build a strong yoga foundation. The workshop, part of a yoga training certification at Akasha, in Jamiaca Plain, takes place on May 24. Raynor says it will help trainees end their certification with a higher level of trust in their teaching ability.

“The class will create a level of awareness in new yoga teachers to help them help their future students, and themselves, get the best out of yoga and prevent a great number of avoidable injuries,” says Raynor. “Often, yoga practitioners and teachers feel some straining in their yoga practice or daily movement and don’t seem to be able to avoid it while still challenging themselves. They need to know there is a solution out there that can help them with this.”

Raynor is offering another class based on the Alexander Technique, called Yoga Clinic, through Brookline Adult Education and at her own studio. “I’m also excited to be part of the Natural Awakenings Boston Mind/Body Expo on May 31 in Arlington,” she says. “I’ll be presenting the Alexander Technique in an interactive fashion that includes hands-on work.”

Location: Akasha, 14 Meehan St., Jamaica Plain. For more information, call 617- 359-7841 or visit or