Activate Your Body Intelligence

Reclaim Natural Good Posture and Ease of Movement for a Pain-Free Body

Discover the 5 Key Relationships to the “Wise Way to Be in Your Body” 
for flexible strength, greater wellbeing, and peace of mind.

A 7-week LIVE Online Course

With Cécile Raynor

Founder of the Body Intelligence Activation Process™
Author of The Wise Way to Yoga
Alexander Technique Teacher

As an individual committed to your wellbeing, you aspire to live a pain-free life. 

Imagine waking up every day feeling fit and ready for action! You are so ready to reclaim the quality of life you once had, doing all the things you enjoy or need to do without physical pain or the stress this limitation is causing you.

The challenge is that you still likely experience chronic headaches or chronic pain in your neck, shoulders, back or joints even though you explored many common modalities to get relief. 

You’re likely discouraged and frustrated by not getting sustainable results.

Like many people with chronic pain, you feel limited as you’re not living your life fully. 

The truth is, you have learned to handle your body as if it were a machine made of isolated parts. You were taught to use your mind to control your body as if it knew better than your whole-body intelligence. 

As a result, you are most likely mis-using and over-using your body in ways you are not even aware of because you have developed unconscious habits fueling your chronic pain.

Given that you cannot change something you are not aware of, to overcome this common challenge, it is essential to expand your level of body awareness to get to the true root cause. 

By discovering and unlearning your unconscious habits, they will stop fueling your pain.

These habits are interfering with the best functioning of your body’s 5 Key Relationships which are connected to how well your joints operate as an interconnected system throughout your body. 

So, together, let’s access your best coordination, balance, and posture so you can enjoy increased wellbeing.

In this transformational 7-week course, I will personally guide you to discover and unlearn these underlying habits. I will guide you to move in an integrated way so that you can instantly experience what ease of movement feels like. Over time,  your body will no longer have any reason to call for your attention with chronic tension or pain whatever the activity you engage in.
 
By the end of this course, you’ll know what it feels like to:
  • Move your body in an integrated way. As you learn to cooperate with your whole-body intelligence, you’ll feel comfortable, more flexible and resilient. 
  • Trust your body to do what it is designed to do, no longer feeling powerless. You’ll sleep better & live life with more joy and ease. 
  • Feel more at peace which will reflect in your relationship with yourself and others. 
  • Be more productive with a more optimistic outlook on your life. 
  • Be more in the present moment whether by yourself or with family, friends, and colleagues. The world will seem a friendlier environment to live in.

My Personal Story & An Invitation...

I know the huge price I paid for many years when I was disconnected from the wise way to be in my body — even though I did not make the connection at the time. It is common for people to check out of full embodiment to cope with various body-related challenges or trauma – or simply out of habit.
 
Under the influence of French culture and my family dynamic, I saw my sturdy body as fat. With such body image misconceptions, it was easier to live in my mind. The positive outcome was that I was able to stay focused through a PhD as if my life depended on it.
 
While studying, I was also exercising 3 hours a day, assuming I was perfectly connected to both my mind and my body. A couple incidents showed me it was not necessarily the whole truth.

During my first gentle yoga class, I noticed how bored I was when asked to feel my body in a way that felt rather too subtle to me.  At that time,  I only knew how to relate to engaging or stretching my muscles. More active yoga was intimidating however. It seemed to be designed for super slender people. 
 
Later on, I caught myself at the library with my very pregnant belly squished against the table edge. Had I not been expecting, I may not have noticed. Instead, I had a life changing insight as I asked myself these questions. What was I doing to my baby and body unknowingly? And could the way I was using my body be connected to my tension headaches?
 
That is when I realized there was way more to being fit and connected to my body than experiencing my muscles being stretched or engaged. It led me to switch from a promising career in academia to train as an Alexander Technique teacher. The more I reclaimed the wise way to be in my body and practiced meditation, the more my chronic  headaches cleared and I developed a positive relationship with my body. In fact, I have been able to stay free from chronic tension and pain for the past three decades. 
 
That is why I am more passionate than ever about sharing my skills, knowledge, and experiences with other people so they can also become pain-free by becoming not only more embodied but embodied in an integrated way. By now, I had the privilege and joy to help countless students regain wellbeing.
 
So, I invite you to join me and like-minded people from around the world in this 7-week live online course to discover how to tap into your Whole-Body Intelligence to live fully! 

What People are Saying about Cécile….

“Cécile opened many new doors for me thanks to her profoundly integrated and intuitive way of teaching movement using the Alexander Technique, and a deeply meaningful, practical and non-flakey spiritual outlook. You know you can trust her because of her utter sincerity at all times.  Cécile has really changed my life and I’m very grateful to her!” 

John Funkhouser,
Berkley Music Professor, Performer

“Cécile helped me correct deep-seated postural issues and also increased my body awareness and mindfulness ability. I’ve rediscovered how fun it is to move whether in my daily life or while practicing yoga or any fitness-related activities. By applying her teachings, I’ve also been able to relieve some long-time chronic pain”.

Mona Kelly,
Yoga Teacher, Pilates Instructor, Vedic Astrologer

“I was in misery from back and shoulder pain after years of working as an artist/craftsman. I couldn’t work for more than a few hours a day and couldn’t sleep at night from the pain. I was a skeptic, but  I was desperate. Cécile helped e through that crisis and opened me up to much more. I now have more flexibility, better balance and more energy than I’ve ever had. I’ve even gotten  taller!”

Marc Levine,
Artist/Craftsman

What You'll Learn in this 7-Module Online Course ...

Module 1

Your Integrated Body:
The 5 Key Relationships for its Efficient Functioning

In the first module, you learn how historical and cultural facts led us to think of the body as the sum of its parts when the efficient functioning of your body stems from the interconnected web of its five key relationships. In this first module, you’ll discover:

  • How unconscious habits got embedded into your daily life
  • The 5 Key Relationships allowing your body’s best functioning
  • A restorative practice that promotes your best posture organically while practiced and more so, over time, when practiced daily

Module 2

Head, Neck and Torso Relationship:
Solving Chronic Neck Pain

In module 2, you reconnect with your most efficient head-neck-torso relationship as you uncover and unlearn the habits that often lead to unnecessary neck tension. It will support you in solving and also preventing this challenge. In this module, you’ll discover:

  • How to practice “alert vision” to save your neck
  • How to move your head to not fuel your neck tension
  • How what you do with your feet or knees can prevent or enhance your neck tension

Module 3

Arm and Torso Relationship:
Solving Chronic Shoulder and Upper Back Pain

In module 3, you experience a new arm-torso relationship as you uncover and unlearn ways to move your arms that usually lead to excess shoulder and upper back pain. It will support you in solving and preventing such challenges. In this module, you’ll discover:

  • More efficient arm movement to prevent strain and increase motion in all your activities
  • A simple shoulder tip to free some of the excess tension in your neck and shoulder blades
  • How to broaden your shoulders without pulling your shoulders back and without holding them in place

Module 4

Leg and Torso Relationship:
Solving Chronic Lower Back Tension and Hip Stiffness

In Module 4, you learn to shift the movement habits leading to lower back and hip pain as you unravel the 3 dimensions of an inefficient leg-torso relationship. In this module, you’ll discover:

  • The way to sit upright without effort or strain
  • The secret to prevent slouching in any situation
  • How to handle your hip joints to release lower back tension

Module 5

Integrated Movement:
Feet and Whole-Body Relationship

In module 5, you learn how the integrated functioning of your feet with your whole-body improves the quality and ease of your movements. In this module, you’ll discover:

  • The best way to stand upright without causing excess tension or compression in your body
  • A way to sit down and stand up that can improve the quality of ALL your other movements
  • How to experience “Full Grounding” and its many benefits

Module 6

Your Postural Mechanism:
Activating your Body Intelligence for Natural Good Posture

In module 6, you learn how your new awareness has been helping you activate your whole-body intelligence through your postural mechanism, designed to support you with utmost efficiency. In this module, you’ll discover why and how:

  • Your postural mechanism triggers natural good posture on demand like it did when you were children
  • Integrated movements promote best performance in your daily life and all other specific activities
  • Integrated functioning leads to integrated living & wellbeing

Module 7

Living Body wisdom:
Bringing it All Together into Your Daily Activities

Integrate it all in your daily life through specific tips for daily living. In module 7, you’ll apply the Body Intelligence integrated way to…

  • Walk in every day life or walk as an exercise
  • Drive your car even long distance without tiring
  • Exercise, workout at the gym, or practice Yoga
  • Sit when using your computer or when eating

It's More than an Online Course, it's a Community....

You will be part of an intimate, like-minded group of participants throughout this 7-week course. It will be your “Activate Your Body Intelligence” Learning and Support Community. We see this as a community-driven course. You’ll be learning from each other’s experiences and how what you’ve learned plays out for you in daily life. 

As you participate in whatever way feels comfortable to you, you create and enjoy a special bond with your course-mates during this time together as you support each other, sharing your questions and success stories, finding chronic tension melt away as you learn and enjoy the wise way to be in your body.

What You'll Receive in this Course...

7 Weekly LIVE, 60-minute
“Discover & Lighten Up”

Experience a rare opportunity to be mentored by me from the comfort of your own home. Each live class session includes a streaming video option and guides you to discover specific skills and abilities to activate your Body Intelligence for increased wellbeing.

Deepening Practice with
"Movement Exploration"

Between class sessions, you’ll have the option to review the guided movements outside class time with audio recordings. As you practice the wise way to move as discovered in the class, you will accelerate your learning and integrate each session more thoroughly

Personal Integration Process
with "Module Worksheets"

To support you in your learning, access class highlights PDF documents and worksheets. Enjoy filling out questions designed to help you review and personally integrate the material covered in the classes.

Individualized Assessment
with "Self-Evaluation Form"

To help you self-assess how much you have learned in the course, fill out the Form to evaluate your level of “Integrated Functioning” at the beginning of the course and at the end to measure your progress.

Private Online Group for Course Participants Only!

Be part of a supportive community on the leading edge of a global movement with people ready to shed misconceptions of movements and embrace a new health and fitness mindset to enjoy wellbeing.

+ PLUS...

  • 7 Weekly LIVE Interactive Online Q&A with Cécile at the end of each class
  • Downloadable PDF to facilitate your learning from anywhere
  • Audio and Video recordings of all sessions for easy repeated access
  • All sessions and materials will be available forever for you to re-experience the teachings over and over
  • Special Bonuses to enhance your Course experience
  • And more…

Bonuses

Early Registration Bonus:
LIVE ZOOMING without STRESS
Interactive Workshop with Cécile

In this workshop, Cécile gives personal feedback to a group of individuals regarding daily movements and habits common when zooming a lot. You receive specialized tips not covered in the course that you can put into practice right away. You also discover habits that are so habitual, you do not even know you have them. That awareness helps you integrate the course content more deeply in ways that affect all other activities.

Instant Registration Bonus:
FROM PAIN TO EASE For You Personally!
Free Private Phone Consult with Cécile

This consultation, by invitation only, helps you understand the underlying sources of your personal discomfort or pain and clarifies how to best resolve the issue(s) at hand using the course content. 

5 Top Myths about
Good Posture

This E-Book is an eye opener as it reveals lots of misconceptions about “good posture” which actually prevent you from enjoying natural good posture. This illustrated reading is easy to read and  includes tips for effortless good posture that can help you reclaim your best posture yet!

Guided
Constructive Rest

This is a 20-minute audio practice for posture improvement. During each practice and more so over time, your whole-body intelligence works with your postural mechanism, gravity and the floor support to reorganize your skeletal structure into your best posture bringing with it lots of other great benefits which leaves you feeling taller and more expanded without having to work at it.

Guided Sitting
Meditation

This audio recording was designed to assist you when you need a short energy reboot while working at the computer or if you are interested in starting an embodied sitting meditation practice or improving the one you already have with tips keeping you poised and more connected to your body as a whole. 

Our Guarantees

OUR 15-DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE

We want our students to be happy and enjoy the course material and format. If you attend and fully participate in the course but you are not satisfied with what you are learning, we will gladly refund you the amount you invested in the course.

OUR TOTAL SAFETY GUARANTEE

We want you to feel safe that we handle your contact information with the respect it is due and would never share with a third party.

WE ARE HERE FOR YOU GUARANTEE

For any course-related questions, please feel free to email cecileraynor@gmail.com and you will receive a prompt response.

Registration

Registration is Now Closed

Unfortunately registration for this course has closed. Please click the button below to join our waiting list and be informed when we reopen registration.

LIVE 7-Week Course Time and Dates: 
Thursday October 7, 2021 to Thursday November 18, 2021 @ 1pm EST
Do not worry if you miss any of the classes as they are all recorded and promptly made available to you! 

Add-On Private Session Package to be scheduled individually
Bigger private session packages are available at a special fee when signing up to the course. Ask me about it interested!:)

7-Week Online Course
3 Core Bonuses

  • E-Book on “The 5 Top Myths about Good Posture-Debunked” including Tips for Effortless Good posture 

  • Guided Active Resting: a 20-minute simple practice for posture improvement  
  • Guided Sitting Meditation for short energy reboot at the computer or to start an embodied sitting meditation practice

Early Registration Fee is $297 when you sign up within 24 hours of this Event – Regular Fee is $397

$297 (Value $597)

Private Session Package
Add-On

  • 1-hour Zoom Meetings 
  • Personal Feedback
  • Personal Q&A
  • Zoom recordings available
  • Audio recordings available

The private session coaching allows you to add another level of personal feedback to integrate  the material more deeply.

It is also an opportunity to
learn from a different perspective with the recording focused on you alone

 $297 (Value $400)

What People are Saying about Cécile….

“Cécile is very skilled at what she does & an amazing teacher. I have had so many insights due to her three-month online program. Great for yogis, dancers and anyone who wants to feel better in their skin. This is so needed in the yoga world! Thanks, Cécile for your beautiful work!”

Relinde Moors,
Yoga Instructor,
Dancer & Choreographer

“My chronic muscle stiffness and joint pain improved drastically after taking an online course with Cécile. I learned how to heal and prevent these conditions as I discovered a more integrated way of moving which gets to the root of what was causing my discomfort . Cécile is an exceptional teacher and a joy to learn from”.

Lance Platt, Nurse

“Cécile’s work triggered a profound shift in my body awareness. It completely changed how I experience movement in daily life and it opened up the door to deep healing. I highly recommend her work to anyone in need for a restorative healing practice”.

Lauren Almquist,
Landscape Designer,
and Herbalist

Your Guide and Facilitator...

Cécile Raynor has been teaching for 30 years, published the Wise Way to Yoga as well as numerous articles on integrated functioning and mindfulness She was featured several times both on TV and on an “Expanded Awareness” radio show. And her blog has been read by thousands of people in over 100 different countries.

Her work is based on the Alexander Technique, the best-kept secret of Olympic athletes and famous performers. They swear by it because it allows them to perform at their best with optimal safety. Although it is now commonly used by everyone.

She also created the Body Intelligence Activation Process™, a mind, body, heart and spirit work affecting her students in all aspects of their life as they experience increased wellbeing.

Cécile has been helping people with poor posture, chronic muscular tension and pain, joints issues and headaches reclaim their ease of movement, their natural good posture, and the joy and peace of mind brought by well-being.

She is also a mentor for students interested in embodied and integrated personal growth.

In a nutshell, she teaches people how to activate their body intelligence to function as the integrated being we are all designed to be. This means that all body parts work together harmoniously, as well as mind, body and spirit.

Her mission is to empower you with unique skills, knowledge and experiences. As a result, you learn to respond to life rather than react. And as you become more deeply embodied, you are able to prevent, reduce, or completely eliminate chronic tension or pain as well as avoid injuries.

All Cécile loves to do, from being in nature, meditating, dancing, drawing, painting, listening to music, playing the piano, gardening, hiking, kayaking, traveling, and more, informs her way of being and working, which is why she loves her work and love the people she works with.

FAQs

An online course delivers curriculum to you on a weekly basis which gives you the control to determine your best time to do the work. You’ll be able to participate live with Cecile during each week and/or listen to the recordings of the sessions at your convenience. Each session is followed by a Q&A session.

Here is what you’ll need. A quiet space, a carpeted area or wood floor with a yoga mat, a headrest such as a paperback book, a full length mirror, a plain flat stool or chair, and your beginner’s mind!

Don’t worry, there will be video and audio recordings available. In fact, many people who take an online course are unable to attend all the sessions live, and my own students reported that their experience was just as powerful and they appreciated watching the recordings at their own pace when they could ot make it to class or for deeper integration. Besides, you can also post your questions in advance for Cecile to answer on the live Q&A section at the end of each class. So, you can still be very much part of the community and enjoy the camaraderie of sharing the journey with other participants if you choose to do so.

Yes, you can upgrade to a package created only for course participants and including private sessions with Cecile as a special offer.

Only if you want and can attend the live classes and calls. Otherwise, you can go at your own pace.

Totally guaranteed. (Video recording could be used only for the benefit of other students taking the same course)

It is best to optimize reception on any zoom call. Have as few tabs and applications open as possible. If a disconnect in the internet connection happens, don’t worry, just join us again – we’ll be there!

Not really. It is designed to develop expanded awareness of your body functioning so you can function as the integrated whole that you are. As you go through the course, all body parts start working together better. Mind, body, heart and spirit start working with greater harmony as well.

Activate Your Body Intelligence

Discover your 5 Key-Relationships
Unlock Access to Natural Good Posture, Ease of Movement, & Wellbeing