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

Relaxed and Awake: A Mindfulness Meditation Daylong with The Feldenkrais Method Movement®
Wes Nisker, Dan Clurman
Sunday, March 26, 9:30am - 4:30pm
Community Meditation Center
Sliding Scale $75 - $200. Please bring your lunch. Code WN1D17.
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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 daylong 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®. The daylong will also include plenty of poetry and healthy doses of humor. As Hafiz said, "Oh wondrous humans, by what miracle do you so often not smile?"

Teachings are appropriate for the general public as well as health care professionals. This program will provide health professionals with specific mindfulness and somatic practices that can help their clients reduce stress, feel greater physical ease and less pain, and help clients move more effectively.

Continuing Education (CE) credit available. See below for more information.

Learning Objectives for Participating Health Care Professionals
Based on the content of this program, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate to clients increased mindfulness of the body and mind;
  • Describe how increased coordination, flexibility, ease of posture and breathe reeducates the nervous system and develops self-awareness;
  • Utilize skills that teach clients how to maintain comfort and self-care.
Young Adults (18-26) and Seniors (65+ with limited income) are invited to attend this day for $45.


General Information

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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 volunteering@spiritrock.org 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 our Non-Residential Programs FAQ for useful information about what to wear, what to bring, how to get here, and more.

Continuing Education

This course offers 4 CE credits for $40 for psychologists and California licensed MFTs, LCSWs, LEPs, LPCCs, and nurses. If you have a different license and are interested in CE credit, please check with your licensing Board to see if credits for programs from APA or BRN approved providers are accepted.

Continuing Education credit is co-sponsored by the Spiritual Competency Resource Center, and the Institute of Noetic Sciences. The Spiritual Competency Resource Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Spiritual Competency Resource Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content. The Institute of Noetic Sciences is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP10318 for 4 contact hours. The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE credits for license renewal for programs from APA approved agencies.

Credit is awarded for instructional time only and does not include poetry or humor. For more information, including attendance and cancellation policies, see Continuing Education (CE) Credit.

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