Elyse Shafarman

Elyse Shafarman

Email: elyse9@sfsu.edu
Location: HSS 333

2001-03 MA Research Psychology/Physiological Psychology 

  • San Francisco State University 
  • San Francisco, CA 

2000-03 Alexander Technique Teacher 

  • 1600 hour training 
  • Alexander Training Institute of San Francisco - Director, Frank Ottiwell 
  • San Francisco, CA 

1990-92 BA Humanities, Minor in Dance 

  • New College of California 
  • San Francisco, CA 

1987-90 Conservatory of Dance 

  • SUNY Purchase 
  • Purchase, NY 

2008-21 Associate Faculty, Masters of Fine Arts Program in Acting 

  • American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) 
  • San Francisco, CA 
  • 3-year progressive instruction in the Alexander Technique. Online & face-to-face 

2017-21 Lecturer, Holistic Health Studies Program 

  • San Francisco State University 
  • San Francisco, CA 
  • HH450 Somatics – Body Awareness, Movement & Well-being. Online & face-to-face 
  • HH205 Relaxation and Stress Reduction. Asynchronous online & face-to-face 

2001-03 Associate Lecturer, Psychology Department 

  • San Francisco State University 
  • San Francisco, CA 
  • PSY400 Introduction to Research Psychology. Research design, analysis & APA style 

2004-21 Faculty (Alexander Technique) 

  • Studio A.C.T. 
  • San Francisco, CA 2 

2011-20 Faculty (Alexander Technique) 

  • Berkeley Repertory School of Theatre 
  • Berkeley, CA 

2020-21 Guest Artist (Alexander Technique) 

  • Stanford Department of Theater and Performance Studies 
  • Palo Alto, CA 

2004-21 Body Project - Alexander Technique Studio 

  • San Francisco and Berkeley, CA 
  • Musculoskeletal education - posture, gait, breathing and vocal production 
  • Working with performing artists and people living with chronic pain 
  • 1990-98 Choreographed original work: ODC’s Pilot Project, Footwork Dancers’ Group, Project Artaud and Danspace. Performed with Kim Epifano, Exploding Roses, Stephanie Maurer, Josie Mosely, Elizabeth Soberanes, Sarah Stackhouse, John Weaver and Kevin Wynn, in Oakland, New York, and San Francisco 
  • 1998-21 Ongoing training in social, folkloric and contemporary dance forms, including Afro- Haitian, Afro-Cuban, Argentine Tango, Contemporary, East Coast Swing, Modern, Salsa, and Waltz, San Francisco, Oakland and Cuba 

2014 Vinyasa Yoga Teacher 

  • Love Story Yoga, 
  • San Francisco, CA 

2011 Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction 

  • El Camino Hospital, 
  • Mountain View, CA 
  • 2016 Shafarman, E.S. (2016). Three memorials - Celebrating the life of Frank Ottiwell. AmSAT Journal (9), 32. 
  • 2006 Shafarman, E.S. & Geisler, M. W. (2006). Effects of Alexander Technique on muscle activation during a computer-mouse task: Potential for reduction in repetitive strain injuries. The Alexander Journal, 2, 53-66. 
  • 2014-21 Shafarman, E.S (2014). Body project blog - Where thought is the active ingredient. Body Project. http://www.bodyproject.us/wp/bpblog-where-thought-is-the-active-ingredi…