Some Past Events:
Sensing the Subtle Body in the Four Foundations of Mindfulness: Practices to Cultivate Embodied Awareness
A Four Part Series, January 14, 21, 28 and February 4, 2022 . Can be taken separately and recordings will be available for 90 days.
Anxiety: It’s Not All in Your Mind, Resourcing the Body Somatically, Hosted online by Spirit Rock Meditation Center
The Embodied Mind: The Somatic Language of Thoughts and Emotions. Hosted by Spirit Rock Meditation Center
February 5, 12, 19, 26, 2021
Anxiety, stress, anger, joy and love all affect the body on a moment-to-moment basis. Some thoughts and emotions soften the body, others contract it, the body is constantly tracking what is in our hearts and minds.
Becoming embodied brings awareness of the somatic landscape and how it is being affected as it is being affected. We can choose contracting or softening by taking the emphasis off the story and placing it directly in the felt sense. The body has a wordless intelligence symbiotic and parallel with cognition.
By sensing tension or spaciousness we have the opportunity to know what is helpful or harmful and move towards having choice. These 4 daylong workshops will introduce skillful means to address and re-dress the body to tend to the mind and heart directly and deeply.
This class series includes:
Class 1: Somatically Sensing – Knowing Thoughts and Emotions through Sensations
Class 2: Stress and Sense – How Thoughts and Emotions Shape the Physical Body
Class 3: Resting and Relaxing – Opportunities to Restore the Nervous System for Ease in the Mind
Class 4: Inner Awareness – A Key to Self-Regulation and Care
Somatically Sensing: Know thoughts and Emotions as Expressed in the Body
Supported by Sangha Live
June 12, 10-1 PT, 1 – 4 pm ET
Somatically Sensing: Knowing Thoughts and Emotions Through the Body (this will be recorded and available for 90 days)
Through NY Insight Meditation Center
June 22, 7:00 – 8:30 pm PT/9-10:30 pm ET
Change Your Breath to Change Your Mind: Practice and Dharma talk hosted by Napa Insight