“As we inhabit our body with increasing sensitivity, we learn its unspoken language and patterns, which gives us tremendous freedom to make choices. The practice of cutting thoughts and dispersing negative repetitive patterns can be simplified by attending to the patterns in the body first, before they begin to be spun around in the mind”. Jill Satterfield, Tricycle Magazine 2014
Ongoing: Wednesdays from 7:30-9
Weekly (embodied) mindfulness and meditation class at Yogakula in Berkeley
This on going, drop in class consists of 15 minutes of mindful movement on a chair or cushion followed by a 30 minute meditation, then a topic of inquiry and q+a. Great community, open to all, drop in anytime.
June 23 – 28
Awakening Body, Mind and Heart Retreat/full
with Janice Gates and Anne Cushman
at Land of the Medicine Buddha, Santa Cruz, CA. includes a special track just for teachers
July 18 10 – 4:30
The Embodied Mind: Developing and Deepening a Practice of Zen and Yoga
at the San Francisco Zen Center
with SFZC Urban Temple Dharma Teacher Ryushin Paul Haller
A weekend at Triyoga, London
with Venerable Ajahn Amaro, details up soon
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Sample of past activities:
The Embodied Mind: Develop and Deepen a Personal Practice that Integrates the Essential Elements of Zen and Yoga
with Ryushin Paul Haller at the San Francisco Zen Center, SF, CA.
The Body as House at Against the Stream, SF, CA.
The Body as House at the Tibet House, NYC
Anxiety: Not All in the Mind at Yoga Tree (Potrero) , SF, CA. especially beneficial for clinicians and teachers wanting to integrate embodiment practices
Every Body has a Story
Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Woodacre, CA.
“Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.”
― Gautama Buddha