ONLINE • FREE Talk — Embodied Listening®: Trusting the Wisdom of Direct Experience

Hope Martin

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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Program Schedule

All times listed are in the Eastern Time Zone.

Friday, May 28th 

Opening talk: free and open to the public 7:00 – 9:00pm

Of course, you may join from any timezone.


Registration closes two hours before the start of the program.


This program will be recorded and paid registered participants of the weekend program will have viewable access to the recordings for 10 days after the program ends.


Hope Martin

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 and read her article co-authored with David Rome,  “Are You Listening?” published in the Shambhala Sun.

Program Details

This is an online program that will be conducted on Zoom. After registration, you will receive an email with simple instructions for downloading and using Zoom on your computer, laptop, or other device. At least 24 hours before the start time, a link to join the retreat will be sent to you via email.

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