Nov 13 | OMPT
Tea Ceremony with Alexander Technique
Unifying Mind and Body by Masumi Kishimoto and Yoshitsugu Nagano
Masumi Kishimoto, Nationally Certified Teacher of the Alexander Technique, and tea master Yoshitsugu Nagano will collaborate to help you integrate your mind and body from both scientific and traditional perspectives.
Time & Location
1:00 – 2:30pm
315 Madison Ave, Suite 1200, 10017
About the event
In collaboration with OMPT, which offers Physical Therapy (PT) to help people regain physical function lost due to injury or illness, Alexander Technique and Chanoyu(tea ceremony) will hold a collaborative event.
The lecturers will be Yoshitsugu Nagano, who is a tea ceremony master and works to unify body and mind through the ritual of tea, and Masumi Kishimoto, a Nationally Certified Teacher of the Alexander Technique with over 15 years of teaching experience.
In this lecture, Masumi will first help participants to face and understand their own body through the Alexander Technique. After that, Yoshitsugu will demonstrate the tea ceremony to calm the mind, and then everyone will have a chance to face their own mind through drinking matcha tea together.
Both will also give a talk on mind-body balance, so please come and join us.
By re-learning everyday movement such as sitting, standing, and walking with the Alexander Technique, you release the reflexive tensions that occur during movement, and enable your body to recall its inherent ability to coordinate itself. As this approach becomes the basis for all movement, it can be applied to a variety of situations, from everyday things like posture and walking, to sports, to performing arts contexts such as dance, theater, and music. In much the same way that a newborn baby learns how to use the body and grows, we also can consciously learn this technique tailored to the body’s natural workings.
Capacity: 12 persons
Fee: $10 (Eventbrite fees will be added.)
Thank you for your interest!
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Orthopedic Movement Physical Therapy NY (OMPT) operates under one single principle: restoring movement. Our physical therapy clinic offers an array of treatments that support physical, mental and emotional health. We aim to supplement your physical well-being through a range of classes such as nutrition-based cooking classes, yoga classes and community outreach events.
Certified Teacher of the Alexander Technique, AmSAT, ACAT
Looking to avoid surgery after sustaining an injury from dancing, Masumi found the Alexander Technique method and was able to heal within six months. She decided to teach the method to better help people who are struggling physically because of their injuries. Masumi encourages her students to know that the mind and body are connected and believes that the Alexander Technique method is a practical way to bring awareness to it. Nationally Certified Teacher of the Alexander Technique, AmSAT, ACAT https://masumikishimoto.com
Japanese Tea Ritual Master / Professor of the Ueda Soko school
Yoshitsugu Nagano is the youngest person to be certified in the highest rank of the Ueda Soko school of samurai tea ceremony (USRJWT), which has been practiced in Hiroshima for 400 years, and he serves as a regular professor of the school.
In 2019, he relocated to New York City, where he energetically promotes the spirituality and aesthetics of chanoyu through hosting tea rituals both for public audience and by special arrangement, presenting workshops, and teaching his students. He establishes styles of modern tea, incorporating new expressions into this tradition rooted in Zen.