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February 5, 2022

Creating a Superconscious Sanctuary: Expansive Power of Mindfulness -Nichol Chase & Dr. Dan Siegel

What is the mind?
Is it something that lives within our individual bodies or is it something we share?
Can you recall an experience that gave you a felt sense of being linked to another person, living thing or nature?

These are some the key questions we will explore as we dive into the vast ocean of the subject of consciousness. Consciousness and the mind are subjects that can be quite elusive, multifaceted, and complex. To have a complete picture, it is advantageous to approach the subject on multiple different levels. Exploring the mind from the perspective of the individual gives us insight into our actions, our emotions, our thoughts and our personal history. Fuller knowledge of ourselves gives us insight into our relationships, the groups we are a part of and of the much larger whole. This helps us to see how interwoven our consciousness is with the people we know, with all of life and with nature.

In many ways, we are more like interconnected verb-like events rather than only noun-like separate entities. The symbolic term MWe integrates the inner aspect of a “me” with the interconnected facet of our lives as a “we.” With this more integrated sense of our identity, MWe can move forward to cultivate personal, interpersonal, and even planetary health and flourishing.

Please Join us on Saturday February 5 for this virtual workshop with yoga teacher and musician Nichol Chase and honored guest teacher Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. to explore the healing and integrative power of mindfulness.

The workshop will include a rich discussion and mindfulness practice with Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., who is a pioneer in the field called interpersonal neurobiology. This field invites all branches of science and other ways of knowing to come together and find the common principles from within their often disparate approaches to understanding human experience, and to embrace a wider view of who we truly are.

We will explore a plethora of practical tools in this workshop, including:
• Wheel of Awareness meditation, Self-Compassion meditation, breathing exercises & light movement
• Mindfulness practices in silence and mindfulness practices with music and journaling
• Discussion about mindfulness through the lens of interpersonal neurobiology

***No prior experience with movement or mindfulness practices required.

Garrison Institute Fellow Nichol Chase is a teacher, musician, and yogi for whom singing and movement is integral to life. Nichol’s yoga practice is informed by a vast and eclectic set of influences that blend invigorating flow with precise and insightful instruction and extensive study with a variety of innovative teachers. She is a faculty member and teacher trainer for The Mazé Method, where she has worked for several years, and is currently on the faculty for a teacher training partnership between Yoga International and the Mazé Method. Nichol’s artistic experience includes more than a decade of Royal Academy ballet training and specialization as an operatic Coloratura Soprano, earning the Bachelor of Music degree with a major in Vocal Performance from the University of the Pacific Conservatory of Music. Nichol’s study of yoga piqued an interest in Kirtan and Indian Classical music resulting in the addition of the harmonium to her repertoire for accompaniment. She continues to study Northern Indian Classical Music, Mantra, and Kirtan along with a vast array of Western musical styles. For more information on Nichol’s work, please visit her website.

Dr. Dan Siegel is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine and the founding co-director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA. He is also the Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute which focuses on the development of mindsight, teaches insight, empathy, and integration in individuals, families and communities. Dr. Siegel has published extensively for both the professional and lay audiences. His five New York Times bestsellers are: Aware: The Science and Practice of Presence, Mind: A Journey to the Heart of Being Human, Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain, and two books with Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D: The Whole-Brain Child, and No-Drama Discipline. His other books include: The Developing Mind, The Pocket Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology, Mindsight, The Mindful Brain, The Mindful Therapist, and Becoming Aware. He has also written The Yes Brain and The Power of Showing Up with Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D. Dr. Siegel also serves as the Founding Editor for the Norton Professional Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology which currently contains over seventy textbooks. For more information about his educational programs and resources, please visit: www.DrDanSiegel.com and www.mindsightinstitute.com

This virtual retreat will be conducted through Zoom on Saturday, February 5, from 1:00 p.m. EDT to 3:30 p.m. EDT. The virtual retreat link will be emailed to participants within twenty-four hours of your registration. Please email us at events@garrisoninstitute.org with questions.

Registration Options

1 - Standard
2 - Supporter
3 - Subsidized (unemployed, retired, students)