Cécile S Raynor

Alexander Technique teacher, Integrated Movement Expert, Spiritual teacher, Meditation Practitioner, Integrated Yoga Coach

Cécile's Wise Ways

I work with professionals committed to their wellbeing who are still experiencing chronic tension or pain despite having tried many other modalities without lasting results.

Brookline, MA

Recent Reviews

5.0 of 5 (9)
I had the pleasure of working with Cecile Raynor for more than one year at her studio in Brookline. Cecile introduced me to the benefits of the Alexander Technique and also provided “hands on” body work to supplement the thoughts and movements I was learning. Cecile is a gifted teacher, has magical hands and a big heart. Our weekly sessions helped my mind and body to move in a positive direction, and I remain grateful for the work we did together. I enthusiastically recommend her to anyone who has an interest in the Alexander Technique and is eager to learn from a skilled practitioner and educator
I first met Cecile when I was taking her Alexander techniques class at Brookline adult education center. I’ve always been interested in subjects on body posture, movement, and body/mind connection. Yet despite of years of taichi practice, I still feels that I didn’t get the essence of body mechanics because I was merely imitating movement/posture from teachers. In Cecile’s class, she talked about something like innate “whole body intelligence” and ways to access it. That really fascinated me so I started to take private lessons from her. I’m still pretty new with her, but after just one or two lessons, I already feel a whole new exciting world opened up waiting for exploration. I highly recommend Cecile’s class.
I studied Alexander Technique with another teacher for 5+ years before I came to Cecile. I had reached a point where I wasn't growing much any more. Cecile opened many new doors for me, and I continue to get deep benefits 5 years into my study with her, thanks to her profoundly integrated and intuitive way of teaching movement, which incorporates not only traditional Alexander Technique, but also Thai Yoga massage and a deeply meaningful, practical and non-flakey spiritual outlook. This warm and centered spiritual outlook informs everything she does, especially her teaching. You know you can trust her because she practices what she teaches, and because of her utter sincerity at all times. Cecile has really changed my life and I'm very grateful to her!
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License, Credentials & Experience

Cécile has been helping people for 32 years
Teacher of the F.M. Alexander Technique
The North American Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique
Reiki Level Two Attunement and Training
Reiki Usui Shiki Ryoho
Thai Yoga Bodywork Practitioner
Ariela Grodner

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33 Harvard St, 302, Brookline MA 02445, United States
Mon: 10:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Tue: 10:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Wed: 10:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Thu: 10:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Fri: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sat: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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Cécile Raynor Reviews

5.0 of 5 (9)
I had the pleasure of working with Cecile Raynor for more than one year at her studio in Brookline. Cecile introduced me to the benefits of the Alexander Technique and also provided “hands on” body work to supplement the thoughts and movements I was learning. Cecile is a gifted teacher, has magical hands and a big heart. Our weekly sessions helped my mind and body to move in a positive direction, and I remain grateful for the work we did together. I enthusiastically recommend her to anyone who has an interest in the Alexander Technique and is eager to learn from a skilled practitioner and educator
I first met Cecile when I was taking her Alexander techniques class at Brookline adult education center. I’ve always been interested in subjects on body posture, movement, and body/mind connection. Yet despite of years of taichi practice, I still feels that I didn’t get the essence of body mechanics because I was merely imitating movement/posture from teachers. In Cecile’s class, she talked about something like innate “whole body intelligence” and ways to access it. That really fascinated me so I started to take private lessons from her. I’m still pretty new with her, but after just one or two lessons, I already feel a whole new exciting world opened up waiting for exploration. I highly recommend Cecile’s class.
I studied Alexander Technique with another teacher for 5+ years before I came to Cecile. I had reached a point where I wasn't growing much any more. Cecile opened many new doors for me, and I continue to get deep benefits 5 years into my study with her, thanks to her profoundly integrated and intuitive way of teaching movement, which incorporates not only traditional Alexander Technique, but also Thai Yoga massage and a deeply meaningful, practical and non-flakey spiritual outlook. This warm and centered spiritual outlook informs everything she does, especially her teaching. You know you can trust her because she practices what she teaches, and because of her utter sincerity at all times. Cecile has really changed my life and I'm very grateful to her!
I don't know if I can put into words how important Cecile has been to the quality of life I've enjoyed over the years she has been my teacher. 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. Cecile helped me through that crisis and opened me up to much more. I continue to study with her to this day, finding I have more flexibility, better balance, and more energy than I ever had in my youth. I've even gotten a little taller. As my wife says, I'm doing great for man of my age- almost 70! None of this would have happened without Cecile.
Cecile is amazing at what she does. She's helped me correct deep-seated postural issues which also increased my body awareness and mindfulness ability. I've rediscovered how fun it is to move whether in my daily life as well as while practicing yoga or any fitness-related activities. And, by applying her teachings, I've also been able to relieve some occasional pain after a day or 2. While her hands-on work is like magic, Cecile also has the ability to teach remotely with great efficacy. I highly recommend her!
I have had chronic muscle stiffness and joint pain and after many educational sessions with Cecile I have learned how to heal and prevent these conditions and to have a more integrated way of moving which gets to the root of what is causing my discomfort . Cecile is an exceptional teacher and a joy to learn from and be with . I highly recommend that you experience her many gifts and her joi de vivre = joy of life .
"Ground through your feet!", I hear Cecile saying in my head, and I ground and my natural alignment comes through. Her verbal and hands-on input are clear and gentle, and have given me more body awareness and ease.
I’ve been lucky to be under Cecille’s watchful eyes and Alexander intelligence for at least 15 years. The technique has been intensely helpful for me as I navigated the increasing physical demands of my profession. No matter when, Cecille was always right there to help me be able to use what she had taught me, to heal, and learn more about myself and my body. My need to travel in recent years had created a gap in seeing Cecille, but she very quickly jumped on Zoom, and figured out how to virtually be effective. . I was amazed since she was a very early Zoom subscriber, and clearly to my benefit! And of course, especially now with the pandemic, having Cecille available through Zoom is extremely comforting during this difficult time.
I didn't realize how out of balanced my posture had become from years spent in front of computer screens. After the first few sessions with Cecile I began to develop an awareness that has transformed my work and home life into a more comfortable and less physically stressful existence.





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