Teachers

Hope Martin

Hope Martin has taught the Alexander Technique for 33 years, trained Alexander teachers for two decades at the American Center for the Alexander Technique, and operates Hope Martin Studio in New York City. She is a Meditation Instructor, a Focusing trainer and has been a close student of Pema Chodron for 28 years. Her particular passion is in helping her students discover how easeful, upright posture is an expression of their human dignity, confidence, and innate wakefulness. To learn more about Hope’s work, visit hopemartinstudio.com

Events with Hope Martin

The Shape of Awake®: Meditation and the Alexander Technique
September 9 - 16, 2022

To take this posture itself is the purpose of our practice. When you have this posture, you have the right state of mind, so there is no need to try to attain some special state. – Suzuki Roshi Being upright is not just an arbitrary shape, it’s a perfect expression of meditation itself. In this 5 day meditation retreat, Hope Martin, a Master Teacher of the Alexander Technique, will help you establish ease, non-striving, and a friendly relationship to yourself in meditation and everyday activities. Her hands-on work makes subtle adjustments to the head, neck and back to access effortless, balanced…

(Online) The Shape of Awake®: Meditation and the Alexander Technique
September 9 - 16, 2022

To take this posture itself is the purpose of our practice. When you have this posture, you have the right state of mind, so there is no need to try to attain some special state. – Suzuki Roshi Being upright is not just an arbitrary shape, it’s a perfect expression of meditation itself. In this 5 day meditation retreat, Hope Martin, a Master Teacher of the Alexander Technique, will help you establish ease, non-striving, and a friendly relationship to yourself in meditation and everyday activities. Her hands-on work makes subtle adjustments to the head, neck and back to access effortless, balanced…

Embodied Listening®
September 16 - 18, 2022

Cultivating the Wisdom of the Body Embodied Listening® offers a way to move through blockages, challenges and uncertainty by tuning into your most reliable source for guidance — the wisdom of your body. In this time of challenge and upheaval, learning to be present to your body’s inherent knowing is an essential skill. During this retreat, we will draw on three contemplative practices that cultivate insight, compassion, and confidence: Mindfulness Meditation to relax mental holding patterns Alexander Technique to release physical holding patterns Mindful Focusing to access deeper feelings held in the body This highly experiential workshop is held within…

(Online) Embodied Listening®
September 16 - 18, 2022

Cultivating the Wisdom of the Body Embodied Listening® offers a way to move through blockages, challenges and uncertainty by tuning into your most reliable source for guidance — the wisdom of your body. In this time of challenge and upheaval, learning to be present to your body’s inherent knowing is an essential skill. During this retreat, we will draw on three contemplative practices that cultivate insight, compassion, and confidence: Mindfulness Meditation to relax mental holding patterns Alexander Technique to release physical holding patterns Mindful Focusing to access deeper feelings held in the body This highly experiential workshop is held within…