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Embodying the Teachings – a Day Long Retreat with Kate Johnson and Dan Cayer Copy
November 1, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm$77
Join IDP teachers Kate Johnson and Dan Cayer for this special, daylong workshop designed to integrate traditional mindfulness and Buddhist teachings with contemporary methodologies for working with embodiment.
em·bod·y (əmˈbädē/) verb: “give a concrete form to; personify,” or “to collect into a body; organize.”
Cultivating embodied awareness allows us to bring the lamp of mindfulness through our whole day, not just in our formal sitting meditation. With embodiment, we naturally develop curiosity and compassion towards ourselves and our relationships. We learn how the small moments of our lives – brief interactions and transitions, unpleasantries and surprises – need not be lost or wasted, but can become an integrated part of spiritual practice.
In this workshop, multiple streams will be employed to ground us and help us explore: from meditation to social change, and from yoga to the Alexander Technique. Participants will practice mindful movements including gentle yoga to Chi gong, body scans, as well as a posture clinic using the Alexander Technique. Also, participants will be taught meditation techniques for sitting, standing, walking, and lying down.
Designed for beginners as well as those with an established meditation practice. Chairs, cushions, mats, and blocks will be provided.