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Universe Somatic- Day Long Meditation and Movement Retreat - FULL

Saturday, March 07, 2020 - 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

/Registration begins at 8AM, orientation to the practice at 8:30

Universe Somatic is an integration of open awareness practice and body movement practices. 

Alternating between sessions of sitting practice and movement, we emerge from the stillness and openness of the sitting sessions with the judging and self-conscious mind quieted to one degree or another. This allows us to appreciate the simple miracle of fresh and fluid movement, the joy of the living body, the play of the present moment's pulse with deepened embodied presence.

For example, the invitation for a movement session may be Holy Ground, to move through the space as if in full touch with the sacred in body and enviornment. Or for a movement session we may work with one of the 5 elements such as Water, inviting and embodying the quality of fluidity in order to soften rigidity in ourselves.  The movement sessions open and enliven us in various ways and we bring those qualities back into the sitting sessions, resting as spaciousness now charged with vitality, mystery and heart.

Universe Somatic draws on vision and method from Dzogchen Rushen, Paratheatre and Zen Koan tradition.

Suggested donation includes a vegetarian/vegan lunch. No one turned away for lack of funds.

Your RSVP helps us know how much lunch to prepare.

$35 suggested donation