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Resources for an Embodied Life

Upcoming Programs and Events

Positively Embodied: Potency, Power, & Pleasure

Location:
Mountain View De Anza Masonic Lodge
Starts:
March 22, 2024
11:00 AM
Ends:
March 24, 2024
Nonresidential workshop eligible for 18 CE Credits

Embodying Resilience: A Movement Workshop on Stability and Chaos

Location:
Esalen Institute, Big Sur, CA
Starts:
April 26, 2024
5:00 PM
Ends:
April 28, 2024
Residential workshop eligible for 10 CE Credits

Libido: Riding the Waves

Location:
Esalen Institute, Big Sur, CA
Starts:
August 26, 2024
5:00 PM
Ends:
August 30, 2024
Residential workshop with Andrea Juhan, Ph.D

Embodied Movement is a practice that nurtures freedom, connection, and creative self-expression at the most fundamental level.

People who are embodied are just like the rest of us - with more of our natural strengths and fewer of our limitations.  They are confident, insightful, capable of intimacy and community. They remind us that the world can be a magical place, and that people in motion are capable of incredible things.

How Embodied Are You?

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Feeling Overwhelmed?
Out of Touch?
Disconnected?

In life, each day can inundate us with information, responsibilities, and crises. It is easy to get overwhelmed or feel out of balance.

We can get lost in coping. We may get tense, space out, overeat, medicate, and double down on work to catch up.

When we don't like the way we feel, we try to feel less.
Every aspect of your life is impacted when you are cutoff from your feelings. Your body becomes simply a vehicle to get things done. It's like driving your car without putting any gas in. When your tank is empty, your only option is to push it or walk away.

Developing your physical resources through dance helps you find balance and new possibilities.
ANDREA JUHAN Ph.D.

Dedicated Teacher
Lifelong Student

I know what it feels like to be cut off from my lived experience and to be overwhelmed by sensations, feelings, and destructive mental loops. I know what it feels like to deal with chronic pain - where the last thing I want to do is feel my body.

I have learned to work with and through these things and many others - to get beyond myself. Embodiment practices have taught me how to tolerate and enjoy being myself and have given me countless transcendent, soulful and ordinary "ah-ha" experiences.

I can support you in doing the same.

40+

Years of Teaching

15

Countries Taught In

10,000+

Students Like You
Find your Path to an embodied life
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Things You Can Do Right Now

There is a Lojong slogan in the teachings of Buddhism that one of my favorite teachers, Pema Chödrön, often talks about:
Train in the Three Difficulties
These three steps are closely related to this wisdom.

1

Notice When You Are Stuck

Are you feeling numb? Flat ?
Are you not feeling anything at all?
Are you longing for more life energy?
Are you wanting to feel more inspired?

PAUSE

Take 3 Deep Breaths

2

Be Willing to Do Something Different

Break the habit of disembodiment by doing something, anything physical.

Make a promise to yourself to increase your capacity for embodied awareness, movement and feeling.

Sign Up for a Program. . .Perhaps?

3

Make It a Way of Life

Keep following your body sensations. What makes you feel more alive? More connected?
Keep orienting and re-orienting yourself in that direction.

Make Embodiment Practices an Everyday Commitment