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March 19, 2024

Free Virtual Informational Session for The Transformative Power of Embodied Practice Daylong Retreat


Informational Session for
The Transformative Power of Embodied Practice Daylong Retreat

Join Nichol Chase and Arawana Hayashi for this informational session, where they will provide a preview of their daylong retreat at Garrison Institute.

Nichol and Arawana will co-teach The Transformative Power of Embodied Practice – a Daylong Retreat at the Institute on April 14. If you are curious about the curriculum and the offering itself, please join us for this short session via Zoom on March 19, 2024.

The info session will include an opening meditation and a gentle movement practice. And, you will have the opportunity to ask questions and be in conversation with the retreat leaders. We hope to see you there!



a person in a black suitNichol 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 https://www.nicholjoychase.com/. Nichol is also a Garrison Institute Fellow.


a person in a black suitArawana Hayashi‘s pioneering work as an innovator, performer, and educator is deeply sourced in both improvisation and traditional Japanese dance. She is currently on the core faculty of the Presencing Institute where she heads the creation of Social Presencing Theater. She brings her background in performance artmaking and meditation to the creation of an embodied presence practice that makes visible both current reality and emerging future possibilities within organizations, schools, and community contexts. Arawana teaches meditation and creative process in Shambhala, a community committed to the creation of enlightened society. She is the author of Social Presencing Theater: The Art of Making a True Move published by PI Press. Information about Arawana’s work may be found at https://arawanahayashi.com/.