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A Calm Mind and a Joyful Heart: A No-Fee Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation, with Mitchell Ratner

Tuesday, January 22, 2019, 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Mindfulness is our capacity to be fully present in our own lives, to be aware of what we are doing as we are doing it. As we develop our awareness, an inner stillness naturally grows. During this 90-minute workshop we will explore mindfulness and become familiar with conscious breathing, sitting and walking meditations, and mindfulness in daily life. Advanced registration requested. For more information or to register go to www.StillWaterMPC.org.  Direct questions to Info@StillWaterMPC.org or 301-270-8353. 

Smiling like a Buddha: A Six-Session Mindfulness Meditation Class, with Mitchell Ratner

Six Tuesdays, January 29 through March 5, 2019 • 7:00 – 9:00 pm ۰ $180

Mindfulness meditation is surprisingly simple and remarkably subtle. With practice we develop a relaxed state of awareness that allows for the moment-by-moment direct observation of sensations, feelings, and mind-states. Intended for both new and experienced practitioners, in this class we will explore conscious breathing, developing/deepening a sitting practice, walking meditation, mindfulness in everyday life, recognizing and accepting feelings and emotions, and much more.
For more information or to register go to www.StillWaterMPC.org.  Direct questions to Info@StillWaterMPC.org or 301-270-8353. 

To Come to Life More Fully,
with Tom Balles and Jacque Hammond

Saturday-Sunday • April 13-14 • 9:30-5:00pm • $185

For over three decades an applied philosophy of healing formed the core of programs offered by Tai Sophia Institute (now Maryland University of Integrative Health).  This body of principles and practices was collectively known as SOPHIA (School of Philosophy and Healing in Action).  This weekend will be an opportunity to gain a deeper knowledge of, and practice with these powerful distinctions.

The work of SOPHIA weaves together Chinese wisdom traditions with modern perspectives and the intelligence one finds in all of Nature.  By practicing these distinctions, we become a more powerful healing presence in all the domains of life – family, friendships, workplace. and the larger community.  At the end of the day we experience less unnecessary suffering in our own lives and increased possibilities in the life we share with others.

For more information and to register by check, email: tomballes1@yahoo.com ($185)
Online registration: springworkshopsophia.eventbrite.com($185 + fees)

Tom Balles was an acupuncturist and award-winning educator at Tai Sophia/MUIH, where he taught for twenty years across four different degree programs.  He has facilitated workshops internationally and is the author of Dancing with the Ten Thousand Things and Becoming a Healing Presence.

Jacque Hammond is a graduate of MUIH’s Master degree program in Transformative Leadership and Social Change.  She has brought these practices into the boardroom while serving as Vice President of Student Services at Blackboard and consulting with education leaders nationwide.  Jacque’s work extends to a wider community with her continued pursuits in storytelling, nature’s wisdom, and spiritual traditions.

 

Coherence in Motion, with Mark Taylor & Debra Clydesdale

Fri – Sat:10 AM – 5 PM; Sun: 9 AM– 4 PM

Unit I: Embryological Movement Patterns: March 15 -17

Unit II: Vertebral Movement Patterns: April 5 – 7

Unit III: Primitive Reflexes: April 26 – 28

$650/Unit ($600 if registered with deposit by January 15, 2019). Register at www.coherenceinmotion.com

Drawing from Somatic Experiencing® and Body-MindCentering®, Coherence in Motion trains students and practitioners to incorporate principles of human developmental movement into trauma healing work. Embodied somatic movement is a vital tool for trauma resolution. Because the reflexes and movement patterns develop in utero and in the first year of life, they are largely sub-cognitive. Coherence in Motion is particularly helpful in working with pre and perinatal trauma, attachment disorders, and with global high intensity activation. The courses are taught in studio settings and assume that you are comfortable with explorations moving in space, lying on the floor, and in chairs.

Each module:

  • Presents a central aspect of developmental movement theory and embodiment.
  • Offers practice working with movement from an SE perspective, integrating such principles as self- regulation, titration, pendulation, coupling dynamics, and the threat response cycle.
  • Allows participants to recognize movement patterns and reflexes that emerge within sessions and track the autonomic nervous system response to those movements.

 

 

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