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

Finding Freedom: Embodied and Expressive Practices that Liberate
Anne Cushman, Nina Wise
Sunday, April 2, 9:30am - 4:30pm
Community Meditation Center
Sliding Scale $75 - $200. Please bring your lunch. Code AC1D17.
OPEN-Register Here

It is our nature to be free. But distracted by the stories we tell ourselves about how our lives are and who we believe ourselves to be, we forget that our essential nature is unencumbered and free. We can experience and express that freedom here, now, in and through this human body. In this daylong we will practice sitting in silence, movement meditation and gentle yoga, and mindfulness-based theater games to access and give expression to our true nature.

Using yoga, chanting, stillness, movement and improvisation, we will cultivate our authenticity, spontaneity and ease of being. In Motion Improv with Nina, we will learn to express ourselves moment-to-moment in ways that are spontaneous, uplifting and liberating. In yoga with Anne, we will explore how moving meditation can keep us grounded, centered and intimately connected with the flow of aliveness through our bodies and hearts. The daylong is open to all, both as a tool for awakening and an avenue for full-bodied self-expression.

Young Adults (18-26) and Seniors (65+ with limited income) are invited to attend this day for $45.

General Information

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