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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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12/15/2017 Awareness Is Your Best Friend
Howard Cohn
12/16/2017 Embodying Joy: Practices for Creating Well-Being through Qigong and Meditation
Debra Chamberlin Taylor, Mingtong Gu
12/17/2017 Awakening Together: A Daylong Community Meditation Retreat
Larry Yang
12/23/2017 Relaxed and Awake
Dan Clurman
12/31/2017 Let Go, Start Over, Let Go: A New Year’s Meditation, Emancipation & Celebration - Ends Jan 1
Wes Nisker, Nina Wise, Jennifer Berezan
2/11/2018 Buddhist Goddess: Embodying the Divine Feminine Within
Erin Selover
3/10/2018 Chanting and Meditation
Jai Uttal, Debra Chamberlin Taylor
3/25/2018 Deepening Your Meditation Through Stillness and Movement - 7 nights, ends Apr 1
Phillip Moffitt, JoAnna Harper, Erin Treat, Alex Haley, Leslie Booker (yoga)
3/25/2018 Deepening Your Meditation Through Stillness and Movement - 7 nights, ends Apr 1
Phillip Moffitt, JoAnna Harper, Erin Treat, Alex Haley, Leslie Booker (yoga)
4/16/2018 Restore, Refresh, Renew: A Mindfulness Meditation Retreat for Women - 2 nights, ends Apr 18
Anne Cushman, Noliwe Alexander, Erin Selover
4/21/2018 The Wisdom of Aging: Mindfulness Meditation and the Feldenkrais Method
Wes Nisker, Dan Clurman
9/17/2018 Finding Freedom in the Body - 6 nights, ends Sep 23
Mary Grace Orr, Bob Stahl, Christiane Wolf, Marcy Reynolds (qigong)
12/3/2018 Awakening in the Body: Yoga and Meditation - 6 nights, ends Dec 9
Anne Cushman, Kate Johnson, Brent Morton, Rolf Gates (yoga)
12/10/2018 In The Presence of Love - A Metta and Qigong Retreat - 6 nights, ends Dec 16
Spring Washam, Vinny Ferraro, Erin Selover, Teja Bell (qigong)
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