About Cécile Raynor

Alexander Technique Teacher

Thai Yoga Massage Therapist

Reiki Practitioner

For decades, Cécile has taught the Alexander Technique, the best-kept secret of famous performers and Olympic athletes. She is also a Thai Yoga Therapist, a Reiki Practitioner, a Health Coach, and teaches as Faculty member in various Yoga Teacher Training Programs.

Based on her professional experience and her personal experience with meditation, dance, and yoga, Cécile created the Body Intelligence Activation Process (BIA Process™) which is her own expression of the Alexander Technique.

She offers online courses and her Off-The-Mat-Yoga blog has been read in more than 100 different countries. She also presented on local TV and was featured in the Expanded Awareness Show. Her paradigm-shifting approach, teaching the art of surrender as an act of trust and courage, is taking the yoga community by storm.

Cécile developed her specialized expertise working with yoga teachers, trainees and committed yoga practitioners to help them gain their best performance with optimal safety whatever their yoga style or body type. As a result, their postural balance improves organically, their excess tension fades away, and their self-confidence increases both on and off the mat.

Currently, Cécile lives and works in Brookline. In her free time, she enjoys walking, hiking, reading, creating kinesthetic artwork, and cooking healthy, tasty meals with her tribe at regular potluck gatherings. She has also maintained a daily meditation practice for the past 30 years and loves traveling for work and pleasure.

What People Say

The work I do with Cécile is awesome. I have noticed a clear change in my practice and in the way students in my class respond to my instructions.

Chavi Bansal
Yoga teacher, Dancer, and Choreographer

It is true that the tension patterns we have in our daily life come onto the yoga mat with us. Our job is to notice, become aware, and let go of these habits. Unfortunately, it is often the case that people perpetuate certain areas of tension instead of releasing. Your skill in bringing awareness to this, and working on finding the way to have the least tension in any posture is both appreciated and admirable.

Jovielle Gers
Experienced Yoga Teacher (15 years experience) – Jamaica Plain, MA

“As a yoga teacher, I have relished the “back to basics” movement awareness that Cecile brings through her expertise as an experienced Alexander technique instructor. This learning to “undo” our habituated patterns of movement and posture are invaluable to all yogis, and can only lead us towards greater fluidity of movement/spirit! I strongly recommend Cecile’s work.

Ed Stern
Experienced Yoga Teacher (30 years experience) – Newton, MA

Integrate Cécile’s Wise Ways into Your Life

By emailing Cécile: cecileraynor@gmail.com or by calling 617 359 7841 to sign up for a local or online private session or to receive the links for other offerings from local intro workshops to online courses.


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