Back Pain Relief for Pregnancy &  Postpartum

Got aches and pains during pregnancy? Get some helpful hints that will allow you to stay active and relieve stress! 

Instructor (and new mama) Sarah Mayhan is certified in Alexander Technique, a system that helps each individual learn body awareness and find natural alignment and poise. During this workshop, we will address:

  • Relieving common discomforts such as back pain, neck pain, and sciatica

  • Allowing for easier breathing

  • Learning to adjust your alignment with your changing body

  • Simple, mindful practices you can apply at home for relaxation and labor preparation

No prior experience necessary. Class is taught with verbal instruction and gentle hands-on guidance though movement. 


Saturday, November 3, 1:00 - 2:30pm 

Location: Prenatal Fit, 1937 W Diversey Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60614

Fee: $30

To sign up: see http://www.prenatalfit.com/workshops-events/



Movement Mindfulness: Introduction to the Alexander Technique


Learn the principles of the Alexander Technique to increase mindfulness in your everyday movements and strengthen your mind-body connection in this class with AmSAT certified teacher Sarah Mayhan. A method of postural awareness, the Alexander Technique is known for helping performing artists sustain their energy and physical presence onstage (and is part of the curriculum at Juilliard and the Yale School of Drama). By addressing and changing physical habits, it helps combat the everyday physical stresses caused by hunching over desks, computers, and smartphones. Whether you would like to gain confidence in public speaking or feel less stressed at the end of the day, this course will offer some practical help from the Alexander Technique to bring some ease into your daily life. 

For more information and sign up, see: https://www.northwestern.edu/norris/arts-and-recreation/minicourses/index.html


October 10 - December 5, 2018*

Wednesdays, 7 pm - 8:30 pm

*Please note that there will not be class on Wednesday, November 21.


Norris University Center at Northwestern University,

1999 Campus Drive, Evanston IL

Fee: $75 NU / $85 Public

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