By changing our habits of movement we relax and awaken the body; by changing our habits of thinking we awaken and relax the mind. We can then join in the dance of existence with more freedom and ease.
This workshop combines the traditional practice of Buddhist mindfulness meditation with sessions of Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement® lessons. Feldenkrais is the brilliant sensory-motor approach to re-educating the nervous system and developing self-awareness. Periods of meditation will alternate with guided Feldenkrais movement lessons, allowing the techniques to support each other and create a sense of mind-body connection, vitality and well-being.
During the sessions we will provide ample time for discussion and interviews, as well as give attention to individual challenges. The workshop is appropriate for both experienced and beginning students of either mindfulness meditation or The Feldenkrais Method®.
Some of the work will be done on the floor, so please bring a yoga mat and blanket to use if you wish. The workshop is appropriate for both experienced and beginning students of either meditation or the Feldenkrais Method.
NOTE: This workshop may not be suitable for people with acute physical injuries or conditions. If you have any questions about whether to participate in the workshop, please consult your physician or the Spirit Rock teachers prior to attending.
Young Adults (18-26) and Seniors (65+ with limited and fixed income) are invited to attend this day for $25.
Teachings are appropriate for individuals as well as health care professionals. Continuing Education (CE) credit available. See below for more information.
Course Objectives -
At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
- Demonstrate increased mindfulness of the body and mind in daily life;
- Demonstrate increased coordination, flexibility, ease of posture and breathe;
- Develop skills to maintain comfort and self-care;
- Perform daily activities with greater ease.
Please Carpool! Visit our Online Bulletin Board for Ride Sharing to find or offer a ride.
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.
Volunteer/Work Exchange opportunities, as well as full or partial Scholarships, may be available for this program. For more information, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at email@example.com or (415) 488-0164 x224.
Scholarships are not available for events listed as “Benefits.”
Even if you have been to Spirit Rock before, please review Daylong Programs at Spirit Rock for useful information about what to wear, what to bring, how to get here, and more.
Continuing Education (CE) Credit: 6 CE credits available for MFTs, LCSWs, psychologists and nurses from SRMC-SCRC for $45. Prepayment available on website. For more information, see Continuing Education (CE) Credit.