Join us for an experientially-based exploration of awakening in and through the body for two days in the summer!
Such an embodied awakening is crucial for contemporary Western practitioners, living in a culture in which we are often disembodied, virtual, and disconnected from the earth body. This embodied awakening is also foundational in the teachings of the Buddha: "Which one thing is to be developed? Mindfulness of the body." (Digha Nikaya 34)
In this two-day non-residential retreat, we will weave together several types of body-oriented meditative practices with spaciously guided free-form dance (with a musical background) led by Heather Munro Pierce, an acclaimed teacher of sacred dance. Through both formal sitting and walking meditation and moving dance meditation, we will awaken and stabilize body awareness in a number of ways, including exploring the four elements of earth, water, fire, and air-in order to invite awakening in our bodies and to nourish a joyful, grounded awareness.
Both beginning and experienced meditators and movers are welcome, including those with limited movement capacities. Attendance for both days is strongly encouraged, but due to course curicullum, attendance for just Tuesday is not possible.
Teachings are appropriate for individuals as well as health care professionals. Continuing Education (CE) credit available. See below for more information.
Young Adults (18-26) and Seniors (65+ with limited and fixed income) are invited to attend these daylongs at a rate of $30.
NOTE: Those interested in three straight daylongs devoted to body-based practices may want to begin with the July 7 daylong on "Mindfulness of the Body,' code FF2D13.
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Online Registration for this event is available until 12 noon one business day before the event. If you can't attend, see our Cancellation Policy.
Even if you have been to Spirit Rock before, please review information about What to Bring to a Daylong. This link has useful information about what to wear, what to bring, how to get here, and more.
No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Limited Volunteer/Work Exchange opportunities, as well as scholarships, may be available for this program. If interested, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at email@example.com or (415) 488-0164 x224.
Continuing Education (CE) Credit: 4 CE credits available, per day, for MFTs, LCSWs,
nurses and psychologists from SRMC-SCRC for $40. Prepayment available on website for both days. For more information, see Continuing Education (CE) Credit.