- June 14, 2013
- Location: Santa Sabina Retreat Center , 25 Magnolia Ave., San Rafael, CA 94901
*Photo courtesy of Santa Sabina Retreat Center*
About the Workshop
The great challenge in our busy world is to stay connected with ourselves- with our bodily felt experience, our living wisdom, our sensitivity and our depth. This intensive retreat addresses this challenge through helping you to develop greater presence in body, speech, and mind and to connect with yourself, your awareness, and your felt experience in a fully embodied way.
Grounding in the heart and belly, we will practice consciously inhabiting the subtle body- our innate capacity to feel and know ourselves from within. We will work with tracking the "life stream"- the ongoing flow of present experiencing- allowing it to open up and reveal new directions. And we will explore a subtle body approach to self-love-opening up the body to the flow of love, along with unpacking mental and emotional patterns blocking this flow.
This retreat is largely experiential, drawing on embodiment exercises, psychospiritual inquiry, mindful speaking and listening, periods of silent practice, and meditation to cultivate embodied presence and awareness. There will also be talks and discussion.
About the Presenter
John Welwood, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist, an editor of The Journal of Transpersonal Psychology, and teacher whose innovative approach integrates psychological, meditative, and embodiment work. His books include Toward a Psychology of Awakening: Buddhism, Psychotherapy, and the Path of Personal and Spiritual Transformation; Journey of the Heart; Love and Awakening; and most recently, the award-winning Perfect Love, Imperfect Relationships.
Single room: $565/$507 members
Double room: $515/$459 members
Commuter fee: $440/$381 members (Includes all meals, from Dinner Friday to lunch on Sunday)
13 CEUs are available for this retreat (MFT, LCSW, RN)