- November 2, 2013
- 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
- California Institute of Integral Studies, 1453 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
In this workshop we will enter into a deep exploration of the body and the world. We will follow an invitation to meet our direct experience of feeling, sensation, and perception as it unfolds in the non-conceptual, open space of awareness.
Using guided meditation, non-dual yoga, and Authentic Movement, we will explore and penetrate the habitual feeling of being a limited, personal, and located identity. We will allow direct experience-including the patterns of defense and resistance that coalesce this identity-to be seen as a flow of feeling-energy unfolding in, and ultimately made, of the open sensitivity of awareness.
As we surrender into this non-conceptual unraveling of felt experience and allow it to move, we may taste moments of timeless and un-located abidance, free of the conventional sense of linear time and of an inside and an outside space. The relationship between a perceiver and the perceived may spontaneously dissolve.
From one moment to the next, we may taste a tactile expansion into, and merging with, an unlimited, alive space felt to be yourself, or we may live as the peace at the heart of emotion. We may rest as a numinous stillness, or dance as a movement free of a mover. Through this deep and non-conceptual process, the body finds itself momentarily relieved of its conditioned obligation to create a felt illusion of limitation, permanence, and solidity.
Each in our own way may be given spontaneous glimpses into our infinite identity. Together we will share our discoveries and formulate the non-dual understanding that shines through them. Again we will return to the realms of sensing and perceiving, and explore some beautiful and simple practices designed to realign with our true nature.
Ellen Emmet, MA, met her teacher Francis Lucille in 2001. Over the next ten years she explored and clarified the non-dual understanding through silent transmission, conversations, and body awareness sessions. Today she lives in Oxford, UK, with her husband, Rupert Spira. She continues her practice as a non-dual psychotherapist and yoga teacher, allowing her background of dance-movement therapy, Authentic Movement, and transpersonal psychology to be permeated and to express the non-dual understanding. She is deeply committed to helping individuals recognize the open presence that is their true nature.
Saturday, November 2, 2013
CIIS Main Building
$140/$160/$180 (when one price tier sells out, that tier is closed)
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6 CEs (MFT, LCSW, RN)