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

Hope Martin

November 12–14, 2021

  • $175.00 – Program Price
  • $75.00 – Generosity Policy - Subsidized Rate
  • $250.00 – Generosity Policy - Supporter Rate

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.

Earlier this year, Hope was interviewed by Jonathan Bastian on KCRW about Embodied Listening.  The show aired on April 10th.   Hope’s engaging interview begins at 21:53 into the podcast.  

You can also learn more about Embodied Listening here:

Program Schedule

General schedule :

Please note all times listed in the EASTERN time zone.

Friday November 12th
EST 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Saturday November 13th
EST 11:30am – 2:30pm session
2:30pm – 4:00pm lunch
4:00pm – 6:30pm session

Sunday November 14th
EST  11:30am – 3:30pm
There will be half an hour break within this time.


Registration closes Friday, Nov. 12th at 5pm EDT.


This program will be recorded and registered participants will have viewable access to the recordings for 30 days after the program ends.

Financial Assistance

This program offers tiered pricing to accommodate most instances of financial need. If you would be unable to attend at the lowest end of the tuition, we do have a limited number of scholarships available. Please apply here by Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021. Please note that scholarships are awarded in the order that they are received, so apply early.


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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