September 22, 2017—September 24, 2017
Embodied Listening: Uncovering Our Bodies’ Natural Wisdom
During this retreat, we will draw on several powerful modalities to release habitual patterns and cultivate greater insight, tenderness and empathy:
• Mindfulness Meditation to relax mental holding patterns
• Alexander Technique to release psycho-physical holding patterns and settle the nervous system
• Mindful Focusing to access deeper feelings held in the body
This program is highly experiential and held within a safe and nurturing container. It includes periods of meditation, short presentations by the retreat leaders, guided body awareness with gentle, hands-on instruction, felt sense exercises, one-on-one listening partnerships, and group discussion.
David Rome and Hope Martin have been developing and teaching Embodied Listening together for 15 years. Learn more: www.embodiedlistening.com
David I. Rome is the developer of Mindful Focusing, an integration of Eugene Gendlin’s Felt-Sense Focusing and Buddhist mindfulness-awareness practices (http://www.mindfulfocusing.com). He is the author of Your Body Knows the Answer: Using Your Felt Sense to Solve Problems, Effect Change, and Liberate Creativity (Shambhala Publications, 2014). Earlier, David studied Buddhism with Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, whom he served as private secretary for many years.
Hope Martin has taught the Alexander Technique for 30 years, trains Alexander teachers at the American Center for the Alexander Technique and operates Hope Martin Studio in New York City. She is a meditation instructor and a Focusing trainer. Her particular passion is in helping her students discover how easeful, upright posture is an expression of their human dignity, confidence, and innate wakefulness.
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