Opening Doors Episode 3: Breath and Posture with Jean McClelland 

In this episode, Ross learns to improve his body, breath and voice with Jean McClelland, renowned voice and Alexander Technique teacher and long-time faculty member of The Open Center.

“Jean’s methods are such a fascinating blend of posture and breath it has changed the way I think about both. And while not the intention, I’ve changed the way I sit in meditation. Jean showed me that the common “pretend your head is being pulled up with a string” isn’t ideal, but rather think of growing tall and strong from your core. So grow from the bottom, don’t pull from the top.” – Ross Guttler

Special Guest:
Jean McClelland

Jean McClelland, is a renowned voice and Alexander Technique teacher, workshop leader and noted musical theater performer. She is currently on the faculty of the Graduate Department of Theater at Columbia University.


Opening Doors is not your standard interview show.

Have you ever wondered how Amazonian indigenous cultures treat the common flu? Have you ever considered hypnotherapy to quit a nasty habit? Have you thought what else might be out there to help you disconnect from a technology-addicted society and reconnect with plants, animals and the earth?

Opening Doors with Ross Guttler, The Open Center’s CEO, is an experiential program with a range of inspiring expert guests who will lead Ross on a journey of discovery.

The Open Center, the longest-running urban holistic center in the nation, has been opening doors for the people of NYC and beyond for over 37 years. Each episode, join Ross for digestible, door-opening curiosity and fun as he seeks to understand–with authenticity–the many paths, practices and traditions that are at the heart of The Open Center’s programming.

Feeding his own insatiable appetite for learning and trying new things, Ross is sure to motivate and move you to approach your own life with a deep curiosity. Tune in and join us. Keep up with what else Ross is learning on Instagram: @rossguttler, and browse other Opening Doors episodes here.

Ross Guttler is Chief Executive Officer of The Open Center. Throughout his time with The Open Center, Guttler has led the evolution of a four decade-old New York City institution into a global changemaker with an engaged audience from more than 180 countries. After a career in wellness real estate, exploring how the built environment makes us healthier, happier, kinder and more creative, Ross found his calling at The Open Center, where wisdom traditions and spiritual practices, balanced with modern-day medical and behavioral science, art and sound, are used to help us live more harmoniously with ourselves, each other and the earth. MORE

*Featured Door Image Photo Credit: Ross Guttler.

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