MOVEMENT THAT CALMS THE MIND, with Jane Burdick, Certified Feldenkrais® Practitioner, Sunday, March 12th, 1-5 p.m.

Who isn’t stressed these days? When we’re stressed we vacate
our bodies in favor of our thinking minds without really noticing.
Without our bodies truly on board, stress builds, aches and pains
persist, and injuries are more common. We may have thoughts
about our bodies but the actual experience of being embodied is
something else, something that can actually ease our minds and
invite right action.

Come and learn what slow movement with deep attention can do
for you. You will absorb, and will be able to count on, a few
movement sequences that will be available to you even in rough
times. These movements don’t require special abilities,
equipment, or clothes. They are designed for everyone to
improve, function with more efficiency, and not get carried away
by stress. Body and mind are inseparable, so calming and
integrating movement patterns is working with the neuroplastic
brain and influences all we feel, sense, think and do.

Movement sequences are interesting, surprising, and satisfying.
Join us!!

When: Sunday, March 12th, 1-5
Where: 222 St. John Street, Suite 240, Portland, ME
Cost: $75
Registration: Check for $75 to: Jane Burdick, 50 Gray St., Portland, ME 04102

Please register early.


A FELDENKRAIS® WORKSHOP with Jane Burdick and Marilyn Hardy, Sunday March 19th, 2017 12-4pm

What do we mean by Balance? Far from being static, true balance is a dynamic and ever-
changing form of stability side to side, front to back, and up to down. Like a tree, we have our roots sinking into the earth thru the force of gravity, while anti-gravity lifts us gently toward the sky.

But who can really feel these forces? Instead what we mostly feel is the pull downward. Over time, illness, injury, operations, trauma, repetitive stress and misunderstandings about how to cooperate with gravity take over. Even a slight imbalance over time can result in all kinds of pain and limitation where there should be ease and flow…and there can be again!

Let’s intervene! It’s never too late. Feldenkrais® is for everyone. It’s easier than you might have imagined to cooperate with nature’s balancing forces. It’s a matter of changing the brain through simple movements and beginning to enjoy the bodily life we’ve been given.

Please Join Us!

When: Sunday, March 19th, 2017, 12-4pm
Where: Carol Zahner’s studio, 180 Clark’s Cove Road, Walpole, Maine
Cost: $75…To reserve a spot, write check to:

Jane Burdick, c/o Lori Rizzuto,
57 White Oak Ridge Rd.
Damariscotta, ME 04543

Contact: Lori Rizzuto,
Jane Burdick, janeburd72@gmail com
Marilyn Hardy,




DEVOTION…A One Day Retreat in Portland, Maine with Buddhist Teachers Lama Willa Miller and Lopon Liz Monson

When: Saturday, April 1, 2017, 10:00a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Where: Southern Maine Community College, McKernan Center, 2 Fort Road, South Portland, ME 04106

For some, the path of devotion is not a choice: rather, it chooses us. Once it chooses us, we seek ways that relationship can open us to deeper truths. Devotion—as understood in non-dual traditions of Eastern spirituality—is not worship of something, but rather an open-hearted relationship with life itself. The devotional path introduces us to a journey of deep relationship, relationship which can open our hearts and minds to ever-subtler levels of truth.

In this one day retreat, two female teachers in the Buddhist tradition will share their experiences and reflections on the path of devotion. Together we will explore how expectations, opening and surrender each play a key role in how we understand and engage with different kinds of devotion. Also discussed will be how and why devotion expands the possibility for a deeper meditation practice. Over the course of the day, we will examine both the transformative power of devotion as well as some of its more
pervasive shadows. In addition to teaching, the retreat includes meditation practice, exercises of inquiry, and time for discussion.

Cost: $80.
To register: Check made out to Jane Burdick and sent to: Jane Burdick, 50 Gray St., Portland, ME 04102.

Space is limited so please register early.

Contact: Jane Burdick: