Embodied Mindfulness Workshop (Fall 2014)
“The main resemblance between the Eastern ways of liberation and Western psychotherapy is in the concern of both with bringing about changes of consciousness, changes in our ways of feeling our own existence and our relation to human society and the natural world.” Alan Watts
I am proud to announce that we have an exciting collaboration taking place this weekend at the studio between yours truly and Dr. Jose Calderon-Abbo of the Mindful Living Program. While our backgrounds differ, our basic philosophy and approach are perfectly aligned. This workshop will introduce students to the mindful movement practices of Yoga and Qi Gong and will culminate in the more contemplative practices of conscious breathing and seated meditation. The intention is to de-mystify these ancient technologies so that all of us modern folks can embrace them as powerful tools for calming the body/mind and cultivating compassion. We’re calling this collaborative workshop Embodied Mindfulness: An Exploration of Wholeness through Movement and Stillness. You may remember that we ran this same workshop back in July, and it filled up before I could even send out the newsletter. Jose and I vowed to offer it again because the interest in this type of work was so high. Right now we have six spots still available; so be sure to sign up right now by clicking on the Workshops button above!
And if you’ll permit me just one more announcement, remember that Cheryl and Ananda still have some spots left on their fabulous yoga retreat that’s taking place October 29-November 4 in Tulum, Mexico. Did I say Tulum? Yes, paradise! If you’ve always wanted to go on a retreat, this one promises to be special. You’ll have two daily yoga classes led by stellar teachers, 6 nights lodging at a beachfront hotel, 2 group excursions to Mayan ruins, 3 delicious meals per day, and much more. Read all about it by visiting their website: http://artofyogarnr.com.
Hope to see you in class soon!