“Almost anyone can learn to think or believe or know, but not a single human being can be taught to feel. Why? Because whenever you think or you believe or you know, you’re a lot of other people, but the moment you feel, you’re nobody-but-yourself.
~ e.e. cummings
“We can be given tools. We can be pointed in a certain direction. We can practice with others, but we go the way alone.”
~ Terry Ray
How long should I stay? How deep should I go? What should I do today? What should I be feeling? These are all questions that arise through seeking an external reference and standing outside our own direct experience. Yet, the “breaking news” of the body’s weather is arising moment-to-moment as a fresh and accurate portrayal of our inner experience, whatever it may be. Learning to adapt, clothe, and to tailor our approach based on this body weather report can transform Yoga practice into a powerful self-inquiry that paves the way towards self knowledge and self healing.
Our sense perception offers us knowledge through direct experience versus knowledge as information, yet from a very young age we’re taught to distrust our felt perception. Years of indoctrination in methods, techniques, and formulaic paradigms developed by outside authorities can tyrannize perception, pulling us away from, rather than towards our own insight. Unconscious conditioning about pain, comfort, effort and relaxation, can thwart self-care towards self-coercion. This intensive is a chance to explore building a greater connection to and confidence in your own kinesthesia (interoception). As you shift from the outward striving of acquisition towards the inward journey of inquisitiveness the body suggests new options, vectors, and subtle possible entry points into movement leading you back to what is true and helpful.
Our day will be filled with brief sitting meditations, delightful movement inquiry, sensory awareness explorations, and slow yet deep Yoga practice. We’ll also use progressively longer Yoga Nidra practices to heighten the relaxation response and reveal the deeper messaging of our embodiment.
This 24-hour intensive is for practitioners of Yoga and somatics with at least one years consistent personal practice.
Friday, July 12:
6:30 – 8:30pm
Saturday, July 13 – Tuesday, July 16:
10:00am – 1:00pm & 2:30 – 5:00pm each day