Attuned to the world around us and all that’s going on within us, our bodies are sensing it all – often before the conscious mind has a chance to catch up.
Developing our somatic awareness can awaken us to the body’s wisdom and intuition, giving us the pause we need to reflect and respond rather than react. Reaction leads to suffering, but response opens us to compassion and alignment.
As we attune to tightening and contracting in the body/mind, we understand how the body expresses clinging or ways of saying “No.”
As we equally notice softening and letting go in the body, we understand its way of saying “Yes, I can be with what is.”
Much of this practice is noticing with active discernment. The advantages of being embodied offer the skilful means to make conscious choices. This will be the focus of a Day of Practice with world-renowned Buddhist teacher, Jill Satterfield.
Drawing from the principles of Ahimsa (non-harming), Vipassana (insight), Nama Rupa (union of mind and body), and somatic psychology, together we’ll practice witnessing the elegant and articulate nuanced states of a body expressing a heart/mind.