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May 2017

Don’t Make Pain the Enemy: Freeing Yourself to Heal.

May 21, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Park Slope Food Coop, 782 Union St.
Brooklyn, NY 11215 United States
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Free

Join this free workshop on Sunday, May 21, which combines the body wisdom of the Alexander Technique with the healing and stabilizing power of mindfulness. Learn: How the body was designed to be supported with ease. How to stop struggling against your own pain and habits. How to calm your nervous system and truly focus. To stop the mental patterns that make your pain and stress worse. How self-compassion actually improves pain and anxiety. Led by Dan Cayer, a highly experienced…

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June 2017

Your Body is Your Practice – Monthly Workshop June

June 3, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Interdependence Project, 28 West 27th Street, Suite 704
New York, 10001 United States
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mindfullness

Learning to become mindful and familiar with our body sensations and paying attention to our physical reactions can help with stress, pain, and self-acceptance. In this monthly workshop with experienced teacher Dan Cayer, you will learn to activate your body's natural relaxation response through practicing simple techniques. Our body can be a source of joy and confidence, and an instrument for pleasure and connection.  But all too often, we experience it as an achy, chubby, worry and tension-filled burden that…

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Living in Our Own Skin: a Monthly Meditation Support Group

June 5, 2017 @ 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm
The Interdependence Project – Zoom
Free

Online Community Meditation and Discussion Led by Dan Cayer First Monday of each month at 8:15 - 9:15 PM EST Join us on the first Monday of each month as we explore how to live peaceably with imperfect bodies and lofty expectations. IDP teacher Dan Cayer will help you learn to extend mindfulness and inquisitiveness to the present moment, with special awareness to our bodies. Even if pain, discomfort, and/or fear are present, Dan can help you develop a more…

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Don’t Make Pain the Enemy: Freeing Yourself to Heal – 4 Wednesdays in a Row Starting on June 28

June 28, 2017 @ 7:15 pm - July 19, 2017 @ 8:35 pm
Midtown office, 1350 6th Ave., 2nd floor
New York, NY 10019 United States
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$180
Dan helping posture and chronic pain

Led by Dan Cayer, an Alexander Technique and meditation teacher, this four-week series will teach you how true pain relief and sustainable posture are not the result of struggle and vigilance. In fact, our efforts to micromanage our pain and posture only make things worse. You will learn how to tap into your body’s natural structure and wisdom through group exercises and individual hands-on adjustments. This class is capped at three students! Creating an attitude of openness and curiosity paves the way…

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July 2017

Your Body is Your Practice – Monthly Workshop July

July 1, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Interdependence Project, 28 West 27th Street, Suite 704
New York, 10001 United States
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mindfullness

Learning to become mindful and familiar with our body sensations and paying attention to our physical reactions can help with stress, pain, and self-acceptance. In this monthly workshop with experienced teacher Dan Cayer, you will learn to activate your body's natural relaxation response through practicing simple techniques. Our body can be a source of joy and confidence, and an instrument for pleasure and connection.  But all too often, we experience it as an achy, chubby, worry and tension-filled burden that…

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Living in Our Own Skin: a Monthly Meditation Support Group

July 3, 2017 @ 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm
The Interdependence Project – Zoom
Free

Online Community Meditation and Discussion Led by Dan Cayer First Monday of each month at 8:15 - 9:15 PM EST Join us on the first Monday of each month as we explore how to live peaceably with imperfect bodies and lofty expectations. IDP teacher Dan Cayer will help you learn to extend mindfulness and inquisitiveness to the present moment, with special awareness to our bodies. Even if pain, discomfort, and/or fear are present, Dan can help you develop a more…

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When Meditation Feels Difficult: Working with Our Edges on the Cushion

July 22, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The meditation instruction is simple: stay with the present moment. Yet meditators invariably run into complex questions. How much discomfort is too much? Is it ever unhelpful to lean into difficult emotions?  When should we explore pain and when should we back off?  How do we work with our “edges”? Often, our longing for peace and quiet on the cushion can lead to disconnection from, or aggression against, aspects of ourselves which seem to be in the way of such peace. …

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August 2017

Your Body is Your Practice – Monthly Workshop August

August 5, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Interdependence Project, 28 West 27th Street, Suite 704
New York, 10001 United States
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mindfullness

Learning to become mindful and familiar with our body sensations and paying attention to our physical reactions can help with stress, pain, and self-acceptance. In this monthly workshop with experienced teacher Dan Cayer, you will learn to activate your body's natural relaxation response through practicing simple techniques. Our body can be a source of joy and confidence, and an instrument for pleasure and connection.  But all too often, we experience it as an achy, chubby, worry and tension-filled burden that…

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Summer Loving(-kindness) and Self-Compassion Weekend With Kimberly Brown!

August 18, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - August 20, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
Sky Lake Lodge, 22 Hillcrest Ln.
Rosendale, NY 12472 United States
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Hudson Valley mindfulness retreat

Reconnect with Your Body and Heart August 18-20th, Sky Lake Lodge in Rosendale, N.Y.   As summer ripens into its fullest moment, make time for yourself with a break upstate. Join experienced teachers Kimberly Brown and Dan Cayer at beautiful Sky Lake Lodge for a restorative weekend. In this peaceful mountaintop setting, you’ll practice sitting and walking meditation, and learn to develop kindness to your body, mind, and emotions.  Dan will guide you in a unique blend of embodiment practices…

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September 2017

Your Body is Your Practice – Monthly Workshop September

September 9, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Interdependence Project, 28 West 27th Street, Suite 704
New York, 10001 United States
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mindfullness

Learning to become mindful and familiar with our body sensations and paying attention to our physical reactions can help with stress, pain, and self-acceptance. In this monthly workshop with experienced teacher Dan Cayer, you will learn to activate your body's natural relaxation response through practicing simple techniques. Our body can be a source of joy and confidence, and an instrument for pleasure and connection.  But all too often, we experience it as an achy, chubby, worry and tension-filled burden that…

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Hands-On Demo of the Alexander Technique – Free!

September 11, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
ACAT, 39 WEST 14TH STREET, SUITE 507
New York, NY 10011 United States
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Free

Looking to try out the Alexander Technique? I am hosting a free class at The American Center for Alexander Technique this coming Monday, September 11th from 7 PM to 8:45 PM.    Read More here: https://www.acatnyc.org/try-the-technique/

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October 2017

Heal Your Body, Calm Your Mind – 4 Week Series Starting October 4th SOLD OUT

October 4, 2017 @ 8:00 am - October 25, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Midtown office, 1350 6th Ave., 2nd floor
New York, NY 10019 United States
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$180.00
Dan helping posture and chronic pain

This class is SOLD OUT please check out the November class to grab a spot!   In this 4 week series, you will learn two powerful methods for working with stuck patterns of physical tension and stress. Through the Alexander Technique, we will explore fixation in the body, which could be manifesting as pain or stiffness. Through a simple meditation practice, we will take a look at fixation in the mind. Can we better deal with stress and anxiety by…

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Your Body is Your Practice – Monthly Workshop October

October 20, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Interdependence Project, 28 West 27th Street, Suite 704
New York, 10001 United States
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mindfullness

Learning to become mindful and familiar with our body sensations and paying attention to our physical reactions can help with stress, pain, and self-acceptance. In this monthly workshop with experienced teacher Dan Cayer, you will learn to activate your body's natural relaxation response through practicing simple techniques. Our body can be a source of joy and confidence, and an instrument for pleasure and connection.  But all too often, we experience it as an achy, chubby, worry and tension-filled burden that…

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November 2017

True Healing: Meditation and the Alexander Technique – 4 Week Series Starting November 1st

November 1, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - November 22, 2017 @ 8:50 pm
Midtown office, 1350 6th Ave., 2nd floor
New York, NY 10019 United States
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$180.00
Dan helping posture and chronic pain

In this 4 week series, you will learn two powerful methods for working with stuck patterns of physical tension and stress. Through the Alexander Technique, we will explore fixation in the body, which could be manifesting as pain or stiffness. Through a simple meditation practice, we will take a look at fixation in the mind. Can we better deal with stress and anxiety by living less up in our head? By utilizing both the AT and meditation, we will develop…

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Alexander Technique at Holy Cross Monastery

November 3, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - November 5, 2017 @ 12:30 pm
Holy Cross Monastery, 1615 Route 9W
West Park, 12493
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$395
retreat

This retreat features three days of intensive yet relaxing work using the Alexander Technique, a 100-year-old method aimed at improving the way the body is used. A few of the many benefits of the technique are learning how to reduce tension and stress, improving posture, and managing pain. Those who may benefit from the technique are people in pain, those with physical restrictions, those who want to improve their posture, performers, musicians, athletes, and those interested in the mind/body connection.…

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