A Weekend of Alexander Technique, Focusing and Meditation: Unbinding the Body, Finding the Felt Sense
with David Rome and Hope Martin
November 30 - December 2, 2012
In this workshop you will learn how to:
- live more fully in your body
- experience effortless, balanced posture—light and grounded
- respond consciously rather than react habitually
- befriend difficult emotions
- communicate more skillfully and heal relationships
- let your body help solve problems, spark creativity and make tough decisions
Each person's ways of perceiving and responding to the world have their own physical shape and felt quality. These unique patterns live in every aspect of our being and influence every moment of our lives—yet they are largely habitual and thus unknown to us. Making use of the Alexander Technique, Mindful Focusing and meditation, we will practice a fresh, un-habitual approach to being more self-aware, at ease, intuitive and responsive.
This program is highly experiential and will include periods of meditation, short presentations by the retreat leaders, guided body awareness including gentle hands-on instruction, felt sense exercises, one-on-one listening partnerships and group discussion.
Retreat begins at 7:30pm, November 30 (join us for dinner at 6:30) and ends at 4 pm, December 2.
Karmê Chöling offers 2 price options for this program.
Please choose the option that works best for you.
Full Program Fee: $406
This price covers Karmê Chöling's actual operational cost for the program. By choosing to pay this price, you extend your generosity to Karmê Chöling and the other participants. Thanks to you, we can make more scholarships available and continue to enrich Karmê Chöling.
Discounted Program Fee: $350
This price reflects Karmê Chöling's commitment to keeping programs affordable. The operational costs for this program not covered by program fees come from donations.
Price includes meals but not accommodations.
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About David Rome
David I. Rome is a Senior Fellow at the Garrison Institute focusing on research, writing and teaching that explores the nature of contemplative practices and application of contemplative methods in mainstream society. David began practicing Buddhism in 1971 and served for nine years as private secretary to Chögyam Trungpa, Rinpoche. He is a senior teacher in the Shambhala Training program and a certified Focusing trainer.
About Hope Martin
Hope Martin has taught the Alexander Technique for 25 years in the United States and abroad. She maintains a lively private practice, trains Alexander teachers at the American Center for the Alexander Technique and operates Hope Martin Studio in New York City. Hope recently completed a two-year training in Focusing. She is a meditation instructor and teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition.