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Ellen Emmet ~ The Awakening Body ~ In-Person Local Event
Saturday, April 15, 2023 @ 2:00pm~4:00pm
Satsang: 2-4 pm
Refreshments: until 5
Suggested Donation: $10- $20, no one turned away.
Location: 8476 Sonoma Ave, Sebastopol, CA. Park on Sonoma Ave.
Note: The address sign says 8474/8476. Park on the street, and walk down the short driveway to the house with the carport. Please arrive 10-15 minutes early.
In our daily lives, the body is seldom tasted as it is. We rarely listen to its tactile and energetic language or allow it to simply unfold and blossom in its natural original intelligence.
In fact we have deeply disconnected from this level of experience and even when we turn back towards the body, we come with agendas and ideas that we project upon it, forcing the body into a new mode, only to perpetuate a felt identification with a body, that may seem improved, but in fact remains a mere projection for the separate self that seems to live in its center.
With silence as our main shrine, we will share a guided tactile meditation. In this contemplation, resistances and chains of bodily contractions, the habits that create the illusion that our identity is limited, located and separate are revealed and free to unfold as they are: feelings and sensations that come and go in Awareness. We com to feel that our true identity is an open field of vibrating openness, limitless and ever-present.
Gently and effortlessly, in deepening waves, the body is slowly realigned with this felt understanding. It flows as a living substance with more and more ease and transparency and reflects and expresses the ever-present freedom and silence that is its invisible source.
For Ellen, “the experience we call the body has always been central to all of her experiences and recognitions. It is the place of pain and expression, the channel for raw and tactile intelligence, the mirror of the totality of creation and the pathway to healing.
She participated in gatherings with the Jungian analyst Marion Woodman, and dove into body and soul through dreamwork, body and voice explorations, mask making, ritual, and a circle of women. Today, Ellen offers meetings and retreats in The Awakened Body, a direct experience sourced in Kashmir Shivaism, Authentic Movement, and self inquiry.
Ellen has Master Degrees in Dance Movement Therapy from NYU, and Transpersonal Psychology from JFK, and a certificate in Laban Movement Analysis. She lives in Oxford.
Ellen’s website: www.ellenemmet.com