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"In truth we are always present; we only imagine ourselves to be in one place or another."
—Howard Cohn

The Body, Movement & Music

The first foundation of mindfulness is mindfulness of the body. This is an awareness of the body as body. It is something experienced as breath, flesh and bone. Introduction to mindfulness is often focused on the breath, experiencing breath and being breath. As the ability to maintain awareness of breath gets stronger, the practitioner becomes aware of the whole body. Body awareness is taken into movement. Chanting and rituals are opportunities to be mindful of body as it moves, and in this way we train to be mindful even when not meditating. 

Some of the themes covered in this learning path include: walking meditation, yoga, qigong, dance, improv, chanting, aging, illness, injury, pain, dying.

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9/18/2017 Finding Freedom in the Body - 6 nights, ends Sep 24
Bob Stahl, Anushka Fernandopulle, Christiane Wolf, Marcy Reynolds (qigong)
9/22/2017 Recovering Wholeness, Worthiness, and Emotional Balance:
Three Days of Restoration, Healing, and Self Discovery - Ends Sep 24

Ralph De La Rosa
9/23/2017 True Nourishment from Mind to Cell: Ancient Wisdom and Modern Science
Andrea Lieberstein, Elissa Epel, Jampa Sangmo
9/25/2017 Embodied, Empowered, and Awake: A Women's Meditation Retreat - 6 nights, ends Oct 1
Anne Cushman, Spring Washam, Erin Selover, Jennifer Berezan (musician)
9/30/2017 Women's Weekend Retreat - Ends Oct 1
Heather Sundberg
10/5/2017 Healing Trauma using Loving Kindness and Compassion - Ends Nov 16
Pawan Bareja
10/8/2017 The Wisdom of Aging: Mindfulness Meditation and the Feldenkrais Method
Wes Nisker, Dan Clurman
10/10/2017 Embodying Awakening: Yoga and Meditation - 5 nights, ends Oct 15
Anne Cushman, Pascal Auclair, Leslie Booker (yoga), Dawn Mauricio (trainee)
10/12/2017 Healing Trauma using Loving Kindness and Compassion - Ends Nov 16
Pawan Bareja
10/15/2017 Fall Family Day
Kate Munding, Eve Decker
10/16/2017 Self-Healing through Gentle Qigong - Ends Nov 20
Isabelita Papa
10/19/2017 Healing Trauma using Loving Kindness and Compassion - Ends Nov 16
Pawan Bareja
10/22/2017 Finding Ease and Freedom in Illness and Physical Pain
Nikki Mirghafori, Oren Sofer
10/23/2017 Self-Healing through Gentle Qigong - Ends Nov 20
Isabelita Papa
10/30/2017 Self-Healing through Gentle Qigong - Ends Nov 20
Isabelita Papa
11/2/2017 Healing Trauma using Loving Kindness and Compassion - Ends Nov 16
Pawan Bareja
11/6/2017 Self-Healing through Gentle Qigong - Ends Nov 20
Isabelita Papa
11/9/2017 Healing Trauma using Loving Kindness and Compassion - Ends Nov 16
Pawan Bareja
11/11/2017 The Heavenly Messengers: Aging, Illness, Death and Awakening
Anna Douglas
11/13/2017 Self-Healing through Gentle Qigong - Ends Nov 20
Isabelita Papa
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