ONLINE • FREE Talk — Embodied Listening®: Trusting the Wisdom of Direct Experience
May 28, 2021
Friday night talk: 7:00 - 9:00 pm EDT
FREE! Friday Night Talk: In this time of challenge and upheaval, learning to fully inhabit your body and be present to its inherent knowing is an essential skill.
Embodied Listening offers a way to move through blockages, challenges and uncertainty by tuning into your most reliable source for guidance — the wisdom of your body.
Our bodies hold our lives. They hold wisdom and energy for living and growing. They also hold our obstacles: anxiety, trauma, painful emotions, and constricting habitual patterns. The more we are able to make loving contact with these places and live deeply from within our bodies, the more our stuck places transform, allowing for greater joy and authenticity.
During this retreat, we will draw on three contemplative practices that cultivate insight, compassion, and confidence:
- Mindfulness Meditation to relax mental holding patterns
- Alexander Technique to release physical holding patterns
- Mindful Focusing to access deeper feelings held in the body
This highly experiential workshop is held within a safe and supportive environment and includes periods of meditation, exploration of the felt sense, gentle bodywork, sharing together and humor.
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Hope Martin has taught the Alexander Technique for 33 years, trained Alexander teachers for two decades at the American Center for the Alexander Technique, and operates Hope Martin Studio in New York City. She is a Meditation Instructor, Focusing trainer, and a close student of Pema Chodron. Her particular passion is in helping her students discover how easeful, upright posture is an expression of their human dignity, confidence, and innate wakefulness. To learn more about Hope’s work, visit hopemartinstudio.com and read her article co-authored with David Rome, “Are You Listening?” published in the Shambhala Sun.