Workshops & Classes

As we inhabit our body with increasing sensitivity, we learn its unspoken language and patterns, which gives us tremendous freedom to make choices. The practice of cutting thoughts and dispersing negative repetitive patterns can be simplified by attending to the patterns in the body first, before they begin to be spun around in the mind
~ Jill Satterfield, Tricycle Magazine

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Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.
~ Gautama Buddha

Imagination: An Integral Part of Liberating the Heart, hosted by Spirit Rock Meditation Center. A four part series.

Our mind is naturally creative—it foresees and remembers, dreams and perceives. What we imagine can lead us toward or away from liberation. Imagination creates a physiological response which can heal or render defeat, explore ideas and possibilities, as well as sense how someone else might feel, which seeds empathy in the heart. What seem like simple perceptions are often imagined, and our lives are shaped by how we create a response to each moment.

Somatically Sensing: Knowing Thoughts and Emotions through Sensations hosted by SD Insight

This investigation of the felt sense of thoughts and emotions has the potential to relieve and release them without wandering into blame, criticism, identification or complication. A different approach emphasized in the Buddha’s Satipatthana Sutta is to mine the sensations of feeling tones, thoughts and emotions in the wordless language of sensations.

Awareness Shift: Knowing the Nature of the Body, Heart/Mind through the 5 Elements, Hosted by Sangha Live

4 Part Series
Sensing the Subtle Body in the Four Foundations of Mindfulness: Practices to Cultivate Embodied Awareness hosted by NY Insight

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

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

Change Your Breath to Change Your Mind: Practice and Dharma talk hosted by Napa Insight

February 3, 2018, 10am – 5pm: Loving Kindness and Self Compassion: The Development and Embracing of Both

February 9, 201810am – 4:30pm: Inner Awareness for Emotional Intelligence at Spirit Rock

March 5, 2018,  5:30pm – 6:30pm: Integrating Mindfulness into Your Profession, San Francisco

March 23, 2018,  4pm – 5:30pm: Open House Integrating Mindfulness into your Profession, Oakland 

April 13, 2018,  10am – 4:30pm: Anxiety: It’s Not All in Your Mind, at Spirit Rock

May 5 – 6, 2018,  Chronic Pain: The Choices and the Burdens, UCLA 

May 19 – 20, 2018,  Working with Stored Emotions and Trauma Somatically and Safely, UCLA 

June 15, 2018, The Body as House, De Nieuwe Yoga School, Amsterdam

June 16, 2018,  Self Compassion, De Nieuwe Yoga School, Amsterdam

June 17, 2018,  Integrating Mindfulness: Anxiety, Yoga Moves, Utrecht

June 22, 2018 Inner Awareness, Triyoga, London

June 23, 2018,  Body as House: A Somatic Exploration of the Mind Body Relationship, Triyoga, London

June 24, 2018,  10am – 5pm: Mindfulness in Motion – Integrating Mindfulness into Asana: For Teachers, London

July 13 – 15, 2018, 10:00am – 4:30pm: Recharge & Reconnect: Inner Awareness, Resilience, and Self Care for Care Providers, Spirit Rock

August 22, 2018, Grand Rounds at Highland Hospital, Oakland, CA

August 28, 2018,  7 – 8:30pm: Napa Insight Dharma Talk

September 29, 2018,  10 -4: Napa Insight: Cultivating Our Inner Awareness: The Practices and the Benefits

September 22 – 24, 2018 The Foundations of Truth, A weekend at Triyoga, London with Venerable Ajahn Amaro

October 8 – 13, 2017, A Chronic Pain Management Conference for Healthcare Professionals,with Jill Satterfield, Lorimer Moseley, Fadel Zeidan and more. at the Kripalu Center for Yoga + Health, Lenox, MA

October 22, 2017, 11:30 – 12:30, Mindfulness at the Berkeley Museum of Art BAMPFA, Mindfulness at the Berkeley Museum of Art, BAMPFA