About Way Opens
“Move, and the way will open.” – Zen proverb
Way Opens Wellness, LLC first began its life in 2010 as Way Opens Center, in Newtown, PA. After teaching Alexander Technique for 15 years in various spaces around New York City and Bucks County, and a decade of childbirth education and doula service, I longed for one central location where people came to me instead of the other way around. So we put down roots, and called Way Opens a "center." But of course, “life is what happens while we’re busy making other plans,” and the work began to take shape into many other places, and many other modalities, and there hasn't been one specific center for some years now. Way Opens went from offering only Alexander Technique to an expansion of services and classes, which currently includes AT plus Somatic Release bodywork, Qigong, and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction training.
Way Opens is more than a location. The mission has been refined by experience, visioning, and spiritual support; this is a project of promoting and investigating resilience and wellness for all humans as they encounter the changes they wish to make in their lives. Thus our slogan is awakening mindful transformation.
The name “Way Opens” is derived from the zen proverb quoted above, as well as from a Quaker saying, “way will open,” when facing the unknown in a situation that calls for faith and action in equal measure. And that’s what transformation takes, isn’t it?
When you engage in any class or service with Way Opens, you are seen as whole, not broken. You already possess everything you need to learn and grow and change whatever you wish, so you can live with more ease and freedom in body, heart, and mind. Yet fundamental change is not easy. Waking up can be a challenge that requires fortitude and steady practice, even when the path ahead is unclear. Knowing – from direct experience – that life will unfold as it needs to, we can trust the process as we move and learn together.
Humankind is faced with a wonderful opportunity to make a fundamental shift for the better, on both the micro and macro levels, in terms of personal growth and societal change. In spite of life’s seeming randomness, it’s no accident that we are here, now. How will you meet that miraculous opportunity? How is Way opening for you today?