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

Every Body Has a Story
Jill Satterfield
Sunday, April 9, 9:30am - 4:30pm
Community Meditation Center
Sliding Scale $75 - $200. Please bring your lunch. Code JS1D17.
OPEN-Register Here

Our every bone has history, every muscle can be patterned in a unique way, our every breath a wind generated from our thoughts and emotions, distinct and emblematic. Our bodies hold an individuated interior that records and stores our time on Earth, no two are the same, and yet we have much in common.

The body is the house from which our story is created and carried out from birth to death. Our identity is not only composed and gathered within it, but actually shapes it, often eccentrically, sometimes painfully, and much of the time done with no awareness at all that we have a choice in how it’s being shaped.

This workshop will introduce experiential embodiment practices that are intended to direct and connect awareness between the body and its heart/mind. With awareness we can choose what to hold onto and what to let go of, mentally and emotionally, and therefore, in many cases, physically.

Today's practices will include:

  • Mindfulness of the body
  • Visualization practice to reveal and stimulate understanding of
  • Breath practices to enhance and encourage internal conscious awareness and connection of mind and body
  • Inquiry into the significant impact of thoughts and emotions on physical tissue
Young Adults (18-26) and Seniors (65+ with limited income) are invited to attend this day for $45.

General Information

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