Podcast Episode:

040: Optimizing Performance by First Doing LESS w/ Eve Bernfeld

Eve Bernfeld and I have been dear friends since we were 10 years old. We have celebrated the highs and rumbled with the lows of life together. We have had the privilege of watching each other develop personally and professionally.

As a certified Alexander Technique teacher, Eve dishes out some incredible sight in this episode of the Grace & Grit Podcast about how to start changing your reactive mindset and physical habits that are causing you to waste precious time, money and energy. (I’ll give you a hint…she recommends we start by first stopping.)

If you have been struggling with trying to improve your health story but feel overwhelmed by the magnitude of all the things you could be doing along your journey, STOP and then start listening to this episode.

P.S. If Eve, the mother of 2.5-year-old TRIPLETS, can implement the simple strategies she suggests in this episode for making lasting change…anyone can!

To find out more about Eve, visit her at In Balance.

To find an Alexander Teacher near you, visit the American Society for the Alexander Technique.

Optimizing Performance by First Doing LESS

Guest Bio

Eve Bernfeld

When I was little I wanted to be a Teacher and a Writer and a Performer and a Jedi and a Princess and a Detective and a Mother.

So I studied dance at Alvin Ailey American Dance Center, majored in Theatre and Philosophy at Fordham College at Lincoln Center, earned an MA in Theatre Education and an MFA in Applied Theatre from Emerson College and became an AmSAT certified teacher of the Alexander Technique at the Oregon Center for the Alexander Technique.  I also climbed mountains and read fantasy novels.

Now I get to be my own version of all the things, including Mom to 7-year-old triplets, who let me read all my favorite fantasy novels aloud to them. I teach at Lewis & Clark College and through my own business: In Balance Alexander Technique.  I lead workshops and give talks around the Portland, Oregon region.

I write and sing and create art.

I get to say Yoda-ish stuff like “You can’t do something you don’t know, if you keep on doing what you know.” (actually F.M. Alexander said that).  And I daily embark on the same journey I invite my students on: unraveling the mystery of how we are getting in our own way so we can STOP doing it.

Are you ready?
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