6 DAY EVENT: Oct 13 - Oct 18 2019 | Berkeley, California
The Embodied Consciousness Immersion is a six-day deep dive into exploring consciousness through the lens of somatic psychology, social justice, and spirituality.
The Embodied Consciousness immersion is led by world-renowned somatic facilitators and leaders of applied spiritual wisdom including: Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, Dr. Scott Lyons, Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith, Dr. Rae Johnson, Dr. Theresa Silow, Rev. angel Kyodo williams, Tara Judelle, Dr. Judith Blackstone, and Sally Kempton.
This immersion invites participants to move beyond the research and theory of consciousness and to step directly into the felt sense of it.
Join us for a week of movement, meditation, lectures, yoga, and dynamic practices in both group and partner work. Throughout this immersion, we will address developmental, socio-cultural, and psychosomatic dynamics that impact our ability to experience wholeness and aliveness throughout our life. We will introduce and utilize a range of tools from Body-Mind Centering®, Somatic Experiencing, Focusing Technique, Nondual Tantric Philosophy, Embodied Flow™, Life Visioning Process, Breathwork, Realization Process®, and Hakomi method to attune to our inner landscape and help cultivate self-awareness, agency, resilience, and purpose. Ultimately, these embodied practices create and cultivate bridges of interconnection to others, ourselves, the environment, and beyond.
This week will provide you with practical tools in working with yourself and others towards living a life in deep connection and relationship, moving us ever closer to a world that is beyond false division — one that is consciously embodied.
WHAT IS UNIQUE ABOUT THIS EVENT?
Unlike a conference, this immersion is an experiential journey, from start to finish, to guide you in working with yourself and others in this profound mind-body-spirit medicine. This world renown faculty is working together to co-create a journey for you through the processes of embodying consciousnesses.
WHAT IS EMBODIED CONSCIOUSNESS?
“We are not just here to realize our divine nature but to embody that nature in human form.”
- John Welwood
Embodiment is our direct experience of the self as it is mediated by the psychological, emotional, social and physiological processes that intersect in the body. If the body is the form through which consciousness emerges, then learning to listen to the inner language of the body is primary to the task of healing, self-actualization and human fulfillment.
Just as we navigate the terrain of our external environment through its textures, curves, temperatures, densities, hills and valleys, so too we can explore the inner landscape and become intimate with the layers, flavors, and unique qualities of our self. Becoming consciously embodied is the process of attuning to the vibrant inner landscape so as to be more awake in ourselves and more alive in our relationships.
WHAT YOU WILL GAIN FROM THIS IMMERSION
A foundational sense and understanding of consciousness.
An overview of the history/development of somatics.
Applied tools for entering into a state of play and curiosity as a doorway into flow.
Learn to recognize the ways in which you associate and dissociate from feeling, emotions, and relationships (connection).
How to explore embodied psychology beyond the nervous system.
Learn to empower and define healthy boundaries.
Learn to listen to the inner language of intuition as the divine language of consciousnesses.
Learn to identify the sources in your life, relationships, culture, and environment that have obstructed you from a sense of wholeness.
Embodied social justice work that provides you with the tools to identify the constructs in yourself and culturally that have created “otherness,” isolation, and systemic loneliness. Learn to heal both personal and global “otherness.”
Support yourself and others into a sense of authenticity and being at home in their bodies.
Explore the embryological and developmental components that form “I, you, and us.”
Experience embodied social activism as a path towards collective liberation.
Recognize how we construct ourselves in relation to traumatic events in our lives.
Identify unconscious holding patterns, and learn how you can release them.
How we can experience oneness with other people without losing inward contact with ourselves.
Explore how the loss of feeling whole and isolated can lead to chronic stress and psychosomatic disorders.
Strategies for undoing body shame and checking body privilege.
How asymmetrical nonverbal interactions can perpetuate inequality.
The role of embodied microaggressions in everyday life.
Strategies for enacting embodied activism and transforming the culture.
Recognize that attachment, bonding, and co-regulation are somatically based developments.
Be aware that early movement patterns and early relationships shape an overall somatic organization of an individual.
Recognize that the development of a sense of self and its different stages directly emerge out of early somatic experiences.
Develop a rudimentary understanding about the impact of trauma and stress on the functioning of the nervous system.
Join us for a week of movement, meditation, lectures, yoga, and dynamic practices in both group and partner work.
Krutch Theatre, University of California at Berkeley
2601 Warring St., Berkeley, CA 94720
WHO THIS IS FOR
Health and wellness practitioners who work with groups or individuals.
WHAT TO WEAR
Please wear comfortable clothes that you can sit and move freely in.
WHAT TO BRING
Please bring a yoga mat and the props you wish to use, as well as something comfortable to sit on. For those who need, chairs will be provided. Please also note that if you are traveling from afar, there will be some props that will also be available for purchase during the immersion.
FOOD & ACCOMMODATIONS
Food and accommodations are not included in the cost of registration so please plan accordingly.
7:00 am - 8:30 am: Movement & Meditation
8:45 am - 10:45 am: Class 1
11:15 am - 1:15 pm: Class 2
1:15 pm - 2:45 pm: Lunch
2:45 pm - 6:15 pm: Class 3
*Please note: there are special evening events on Tuesday & Friday from 7:30 - 9:30pm