MOVEMENT THAT CALMS THE MIND, with Jane Burdick, Certified Feldenkrais® Practitioner, Tuesday September 26, 10 am-12 noon, Sage Wellness, 980 Forest Avenue, Suite 204, Portland, ME.
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.
When: Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, 10 a.m.-12 noon
DEVOTION…A One Day Retreat in Standish Maine with Buddhist Teachers Lama Willa Miller and Lopon Liz Monson
When: Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, 10:00a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
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 expectation, opening and surrender each play a key role in how we understand and engage with different kinds of devotion.
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. Lunch will be available in the cafeteria with many local ingredients.
Space is limited so please register early.
Contact: Jane Burdick: firstname.lastname@example.org or Patricia Hagge: email@example.com