Sunday, December 4, 3-6pm EST
As with our other online programs, the live session will also be recorded, so you can participate live AND/OR by watching the recording.
The info to access the recording will be shared after you register. The recording will be available for 6 months.
About The Program
When Mary Oliver writes that “you only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves,” that could be sufficient instruction for a life well-lived. Many of us, however, are disconnected from our animal bodies. Many of us modern people tend to move around, as Thich Nhat Hanh describes, “lost in thought”, disconnected from our bodily experience and the living, sensual world that surrounds us.
Think about how much your attention, posture and movement have shifted just in the last 20 years, with the increase of screen use and organizing ourselves around cell phones, let alone the changes over the last thousand or five thousand years. Though our daily behaviors and activities have changed significantly, our physiology, our nervous systems, and our psyches have not, and the intelligence of our animal bodies is often right there under a thin surface level of forgetting, or, as the Zen saying goes, “closer than our own skin.”
In this workshop, we will seek to return to the natural intelligence of our animal bodies- in how we move, in how we sense ourselves, and in how we are in relation to the living world around us.
We will weave through a blend of Feldenkrais lessons, guided natural movement explorations, somatic meditations along with soulful poetry, and time for questions and reflections.
You are welcome at any age, in any size, in any shape. Alternative movements will be suggested if you need them for any reason.
What You Will Come Away With From This Afternoon:
- A deepened direct, somatic relationship with the Earth
- More attentional flexibility, and learning to receive the intelligence that shines through each of our senses
- Deeper interoception, the capacity to sense ourselves directly from inside, without needing to be interpreted by thinking mind
- Knowledge of embryological, and developmental movement patterns, from this life, along with movements from our much older swimming, creeping, and crawling ancestral line
- Access to the intelligence of the head, heart and guts simultaneously
- A quality of lightness and sensitivity in how you move
- A reduction of unnecessary tension
- Being able to move in a way that is in intimate relationship with the living world around you
- Greater sensitivity and respect for the beings around us, and the spaces we move through
- Grace and elegance in your aging body
- A sense of belonging in an animate world
Meet the Presenter
Carl Rabke is a writer, somatic naturalist and embodiment mentor and co-host of the Embodiment Matters podcast. He lives in Salt Lake City, Utah.