Embodied Listening: Uncovering Our Bodies’ Natural Wisdom
David Rome and Hope Martin
May 26–29, 2017
Release Old Patterns & Open to Others
Embodied Listening is an intensive but gentle body, mind, and heart training for releasing habitual patterns that constrict our living and relationships. When we learn to listen deeply to ourselves, we also become more open and sensitive to the feelings and needs of others.
Explore Multiple Modalities
During this retreat, we will draw on several powerful modalities including: Mindfulness Meditation to relax mental holding patterns; Alexander Technique to release physical holding patterns; and Mindful Focusing to access deeper feelings held in the body. This workshop is highly experiential and includes periods of meditation, exploration of the felt sense, and gentle hands-on bodywork.
About the Instructors
Instructors David Rome and Hope Martin have been teaching together since 2002 throughout North America. Both are qualified Focusing Trainers as well as Buddhist meditation teachers. To learn more about Hope and David’s work, visit embodiedlistening.com and read their article “Are You Listening?” published in the Shambhala Sun.
From the SMC Blog
“Our bodies hold our lives. They hold wisdom and energy for living and growing—and they hold the things that get in the way of living and growing: fear, anxiety, stress and more. When negative holding patterns are not recognized, tensions build up and space for living constricts.” – David Rome & Hope Martin
Read the rest of David & Hope’s article Embodied Listening on our blog.
Also check out this article from David & Hope from Shambhala Sun.
David I. Rome is the developer of Mindful Focusing, an integration of Eugene Gendlin’s Felt-Sense Focusing and Buddhist mindfulness-awareness practices. 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, for whom he served as private secretary for many years.
Hope Martin has taught the Alexander Technique for 32 years and operates Hope Martin Studio in New York City. She is a meditation instructor and a Focusing trainer. Hope trained Alexander teachers for many years at the American Center for The Alexander Technique in NYC. Her particular passion is in helping her students discover how easeful, upright posture is an expression of their human dignity, confidence, and innate wakefulness. Hope is a close student of Pema Chodron and has been her cook and attendant for 25 years.