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April 2021

Ajaya Sommers ~ BEING HERE – The Alchemical Intimacy of Presence ~ Daylong Retreat

Sunday, April 18, 2021 @ 9:00-11:00am & 12:00-2:30pm (Pacific Time)

In these day long retreats we participate by allowing ourselves permission to explore the contours of our most direct and intimate experience of Being Here; alive, honest, vulnerable and awake with feeling from our most divinely human center of Love.

Our collective unresolved history, traumas and fixation patterns are stored within the neuro-pathways of our tissues, frozen in time, thus clouding our direct experience. We can allow these places to thaw, unwind and be metabolized by the warmth of our loving presence. In this way, we discover how to participate in creating the safety and trust required to open to an embodied intimate relatedness with ourselves, Life and one another.

Often the deepest blessings of Life are shrouded in the intimate initiations or mystery schools we call love, loss, illness, trauma, death and all manner of things that involve not being in control.

When we peer through the lens of our original developmental blueprints of our human embryo and natural law itself, we can re-frame these inevitable initiations of Life as essential substantive blessings of nature.  Allowing us to be here and to be who we are— not as a flaw or failure to the design or the path, but as primary ingredients to the alchemy involved in deepening our most human and divine evolution and embodiment.

What shall comprise each session?
Bringing our Loving attention to Embrace what is Present:

We will melt below our habit patterns of the default nervous system and connect directly with our innate core intelligence. Utilizing conscious breath, sound vibration, subtle intrinsic movement, embryological anatomy and provocative inquiry we enter into the inner alchemy that allows a dissolve of any out dated structures that may be obstructing our path. A psycho-spiritual somatic reorganization and higher order of self-regulation arises as our cells surrender into the all-pervasive holding ground of nature that is always present, when we are seated in the Core.

We will re-emerge renewed, resourced and ready to re-engage our senses such that they become thresholds where the divine, the natural world, our culture and the mystery of being human coalesce as the dynamic dance of Life.

Ajaya’s unique gifts and teaching style come through her depth of presence and all encompassing embrace. Come as you are and expect to be authentically celebrated!

Ajaya Sommers, RCST is a gifted teacher, author, public speaker and creative catalyst in the field of psycho-spiritual somatic integration. For the last 26 years, she has been instrumental in facilitating conscious evolution in thousands of people’s lives. All of her programs are grounded in science, expanded through devotional practice and made real through direct experience. Ajaya is the founder of a unique somatic discovery process called, Core Embodiment® — an integrated system of embodiment practices, principles and perceptual orientations to awaken and align with the power of your human potential. She is a certified Biodynamic Craniosacral Integration Teacher, a Trauma informed NARM practitioner (Neuro-affective-relational model) as well as an Authorized Continuum Teacher.

www.ajayasommers.com

Sliding Scale: $40 to $80
Some Partial Scholarships Available
Please register early if you can.

The event will be recorded and emailed to participants within a week.
You're welcome to join, even if you can't attend the live session.
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Ajaya Sommers ~ BEING HERE: The Alchemical Intimacy of Presence ~ Daylong Retreat

Sunday, April 18, 2021 @ 9:00-11:00am & 12:00-2:30pm (Pacific Time)

Our collective unresolved history, traumas and fixation patterns are stored within the neuro-pathways of our tissues, frozen in time, thus clouding our direct experience. We can allow these places to thaw, unwind and be metabolized by the warmth of our loving presence. In this way, we discover how to participate in creating the safety and trust required to open to an embodied intimate relatedness with ourselves, Life and one another.

Utilizing conscious breath, sound vibration, subtle intrinsic movement, embryological anatomy and provocative inquiry we enter into the inner alchemy that allows a dissolve of any out dated structures that may be obstructing our path. A psycho-spiritual somatic reorganization and higher order of self-regulation arises as our cells surrender into the all-pervasive holding ground of nature that is always present.

Ajaya Sommers is a gifted teacher, author, public speaker and creative catalyst in the field of psycho-spiritual somatic integration. All of her programs are grounded in science, expanded through devotional practice and made real through direct experience.

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Silent Group Meditation (Free, No Guidance)

Monday, April 19, 2021 @ 8am & Thurs. 12pm (PT), Ongoing Mondays & Thursdays
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Monday, repeating until Monday, May 31, 2021

Mondays: 8:00am – 8:30am Pacific Time
Thursdays: 12:00pm to 12:30pm Pacific Time
Ongoing, with rare exceptions. Check Full Calendar to verify dates.

Join for a group meditation – just us, without a teacher. Do your own practice silently in the company of others. There will be no talk or guidance – only a bell to start and finish. Let’s be present, together.

After half an hour of silent sitting, there will be space for a brief hello in the end, if we like.

Please be seated by the time meditation starts, so that we can begin together. You are welcome to have your camera and microphone on (unless you have a lot of background noise), so that we can feel as if we were in one space.

The zoom link remains the same for all the sessions, so you are welcome to register only once and save the link for future reference.


To check your local time, use a tool such as: Time Zone Converter

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Gail Brenner, Ph.D ~ Embodied Awakening: A 4-Part Intensive

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 @ 9:00am - 11:00am (Pacific Time) and continuing April 15, 20 & 22
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until Thursday, April 22, 2021

4-Part Online Intensive
April 13, 15, 20 & 22, 2021

9:00 am – 11:00 am Pacific Time, each day
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Event will be recorded and emailed to participants after each meeting.
You're welcome to join even if you can't attend all the live sessions.

The Embodied Awakening Intensive offers a deep dive into the practicalities of awakened living. Your everyday human life will be the laboratory as we explore the myth of the separate self and how to live the deepest nondual teachings of infinite oneness. Together, we'll create a safe and supportive community of pure intention for peace and freedom.

Throughout our four sessions together, you'll practice staying deeply grounded in your present moment experience. From this grounded awareness, you'll learn to meet your programmed patterns—the inner critic, long-standing shame, feelings of fear and insecurity—with intelligence and loving acceptance. This is how you begin to shed the feeling of separation so you are free to be fully alive in your life as it is right now.

How do you handle a frustrating encounter with someone? How do you navigate your relationships? What about money, sexuality, work, and purpose? What do you do with feeling disappointed or hurt or bored? What about needs, desires, and stressful times? We'll carefully shed the light of awareness on your personal attachments, bringing a loving perspective and clarity to these common life situations.

We'll also use specific practices and experiments in our sessions and between sessions to study the living reality of non-separation. You'll get the felt direct experience of being in life open, without defenses, and free of the mind's need to control. This is the foundation you need for openhearted awakened living.

Come prepared to move out of your comfort zone in all areas of your life. You'll discover the brilliance of embodying love, life, and deep connection with all...available in every moment.

A free information session with Gail is offered on Saturday, April 10 from 9:00 -10:00 am Pacific. You'll learn more about the course, and there will be time for Q&A. Please click here for details and to join the session.

If you have further questions, you are welcome to email Gail directly at gail@gailbrenner.com.

Gail Brenner, Ph.D. is your guide on this journey. She is a clinical psychologist and lover of truth with a fire that burns brightly. She brings to this work years of experience with individuals and groups and is known for creating the sense of safety and trust needed for this deeper exploration.

www.gailbrenner.com

Sliding Scale: $60 to $100
Some Partial Scholarships Available
Please Register Early if you can.

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Gail Brenner, Ph.D ~ Embodied Awakening: A 4-Part Intensive

Thursday, April 22, 2021 @ 9:00am - 11:00am (Pacific Time) and continuing April 15, 20 & 22
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until Thursday, April 22, 2021

4-Part Online Intensive
April 13, 15, 20 & 22, 2021

9:00 am – 11:00 am Pacific Time, each day
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Event will be recorded and emailed to participants after each meeting.
You're welcome to join even if you can't attend all the live sessions.

The Embodied Awakening Intensive offers a deep dive into the practicalities of awakened living. Your everyday human life will be the laboratory as we explore the myth of the separate self and how to live the deepest nondual teachings of infinite oneness. Together, we'll create a safe and supportive community of pure intention for peace and freedom.

Throughout our four sessions together, you'll practice staying deeply grounded in your present moment experience. From this grounded awareness, you'll learn to meet your programmed patterns—the inner critic, long-standing shame, feelings of fear and insecurity—with intelligence and loving acceptance. This is how you begin to shed the feeling of separation so you are free to be fully alive in your life as it is right now.

How do you handle a frustrating encounter with someone? How do you navigate your relationships? What about money, sexuality, work, and purpose? What do you do with feeling disappointed or hurt or bored? What about needs, desires, and stressful times? We'll carefully shed the light of awareness on your personal attachments, bringing a loving perspective and clarity to these common life situations.

We'll also use specific practices and experiments in our sessions and between sessions to study the living reality of non-separation. You'll get the felt direct experience of being in life open, without defenses, and free of the mind's need to control. This is the foundation you need for openhearted awakened living.

Come prepared to move out of your comfort zone in all areas of your life. You'll discover the brilliance of embodying love, life, and deep connection with all...available in every moment.

A free information session with Gail is offered on Saturday, April 10 from 9:00 -10:00 am Pacific. You'll learn more about the course, and there will be time for Q&A. Please click here for details and to join the session.

If you have further questions, you are welcome to email Gail directly at gail@gailbrenner.com.

Gail Brenner, Ph.D. is your guide on this journey. She is a clinical psychologist and lover of truth with a fire that burns brightly. She brings to this work years of experience with individuals and groups and is known for creating the sense of safety and trust needed for this deeper exploration.

www.gailbrenner.com

Sliding Scale: $60 to $100
Some Partial Scholarships Available
Please Register Early if you can.

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Silent Group Meditation (Free, No Guidance)

Thursday, April 22, 2021 @ 12:00pm & Mon. 8:30am (PT), Ongoing Mondays & Thursdays
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, May 27, 2021

Mondays: 8:00am – 8:30am Pacific Time
Thursdays: 12:00pm to 12:30pm Pacific Time
Ongoing, with rare exceptions. Check Full Calendar to verify dates.

Join for a group meditation – just us, without a teacher. Do your own practice silently in the company of others. There will be no talk or guidance – only a bell to start and finish. Let’s be present, together.

After half an hour of silent sitting, there will be space for a brief hello in the end, if we like.

Please be seated by the time meditation starts, so that we can begin together. You are welcome to have your camera and microphone on (unless you have a lot of background noise), so that we can feel as if we were in one space.

The zoom link remains the same for all the sessions, so you are welcome to register only once and save the link for future reference.


To check your local time, use a tool such as: Time Zone Converter

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Georgia Simone ~ Awakened Healing: Become the Space where Healing Takes Place ~ 3 Day Retreat

Friday, April 23, 2021 @ & April 24 & 25 at 9:30am-12:00noon (Pacific Time)

3-Part Online Retreat
April 23, 24, 25, 2021

9:30 am – 12:00 noon, Pacific Time
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Event will be recorded and emailed to participants after each meeting.
You're welcome to join even if you can't attend all the live sessions.

You’re ready to dive deeper. You’re tired of the endless oscillation between cosmic wonder and existential anxiety, between deep presence and painful disconnection, between meditative union and yelling at your loved one. You long for coherence. You long for a freedom that reaches into every corner of your life, into every relationship and every activity.

You recognize that this freedom is dependent upon meeting the places that are hard to hold, the places you unknowingly exiled. However, you realize this isn’t easy work. You recognize the layers of protection, the coping mechanisms and the survival strategies. You’ve experienced firsthand the overwhelm of being activated beyond your capacity – the inflammatory response that takes over when the core wound is triggered.

It’s challenging to meet the places you’ve spent a lifetime avoiding. You’re moving against a force-field of inertia that’s been forged to protect you from further pain. That said, there’s nothing more rewarding than reaching the forgotten places, setting up vigil, and performing the sacred work of Being Open Compassion.

Awakened Healing is a presence based, body oriented, and relationally centered approach to addressing unresolved experience. Through gentle exploration and somatic awareness you can cultivate a new way of being with your most challenging patterns. No longer a victim of the push and pull of inner disturbance, you can step forward with greater confidence, knowing that whatever comes your way, you embody the resilience and the capacity to meet and integrate it.

You can expect a deeply held space where you’ll be invited to slow down, tune in, and track your present-moment experience. Through guided attunements, somatic inquiries and relational practices, we will explore our relationship to ourselves and each other. As you awaken and refine a more subtle way of Being and Being With, you can slowly but surely become the space – the container and the field – where healing takes place.

The first leg of Georgia Simone’s path exposed her to the teachings of Advaita Vedanta, which provided her with the foundation she needed to dis-identify from pain. However, despite a growing freedom, a subtle bypass took place, as her orientation towards transcendence reinforced her deep disconnection from Life. Upon seeing this, her focus became addressing the unresolved trauma that had woven its way into every aspect of her experience. This exploration has included extensive experience in Inner Relationship Focusing, a somatic process for emotional healing, presence-based relational practices such as Circling, and becoming a trauma informed NARM practitioner (Neuro Affective Relational Model).

After many years of wading through this marshland of conditioning, she now shares her discoveries with others. Her personal process has culminated in a deeply penetrating insight and an unyielding will to unfold the conditioned mind that imprisons the Soul. She has a special ability to gaze into the complex and tangled issues of the psyche and lay them out clearly to expose the subtle motivations that uphold the false sense of self. Relentless in ensuring that her awakening consciousness is reflected in her relationship with manifest creation, she inspires others to ground Divinity in all of the densities of Life.

 

www.georgiasimone.com

Sliding Scale: $50 to $90
Some Partial Scholarships Available
Please register early if you can.

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Silent Group Meditation (Free, No Guidance)

Monday, April 26, 2021 @ 8am & Thurs. 12pm (PT), Ongoing Mondays & Thursdays
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Monday, repeating until Monday, May 31, 2021

Mondays: 8:00am – 8:30am Pacific Time
Thursdays: 12:00pm to 12:30pm Pacific Time
Ongoing, with rare exceptions. Check Full Calendar to verify dates.

Join for a group meditation – just us, without a teacher. Do your own practice silently in the company of others. There will be no talk or guidance – only a bell to start and finish. Let’s be present, together.

After half an hour of silent sitting, there will be space for a brief hello in the end, if we like.

Please be seated by the time meditation starts, so that we can begin together. You are welcome to have your camera and microphone on (unless you have a lot of background noise), so that we can feel as if we were in one space.

The zoom link remains the same for all the sessions, so you are welcome to register only once and save the link for future reference.


To check your local time, use a tool such as: Time Zone Converter

Find out more »

Shakti Caterina Maggi ~ Being Truth: A Practical Guide to Embodying Non-Duality in Everyday Life ~ A 5-Part Course

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 noon (Pacific Time), continuing Tuesdays May 4, 11, 18 & 25

A 5-Part Online Course
Tuesdays, April 27, May 4, 11, 18 & 25th, 2021

10:00 am – 12:00 noon, Pacific Time
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Event will be recorded and emailed to participants after each meeting.
You're welcome to join even if you can't attend all the live sessions.

Knowing truth is not enough to embody it. This webinar will guide the participants to actualize the recognition of our true nature as One Consciousness in the everyday life experience, and to overcome its challenges as reflections of the sense of separation. The weekly meetings will be both theoretical and experiential, with meditation or practices to follow every day, and to accompany the process.

1st Meeting: Recognizing Truth
The realization of Awareness as the fundamental cause of life is the starting point of any real spiritual process. Perception exercises and meditation will guide participants to glimpse their own true nature.

2nd Meeting: Fear or Joy?
The ego is the recurring contraction appearing in awareness. The participant will be guided to discover the constant trade we make between fear and joy, and how this can become the determinant factor of a deep alchemical transformation of our life.

3rd Meeting: The other is the You that You Haven’t Met Yet
The world will reflect the parts of the ego we are not yet conscious of. Theoretical discussion and experiential meditation will guide the participant to use the reflection of the world as an opportunity for clarity and openness to love.

4th Meeting: Being YourSelf
The individual expression blossoms once Awareness can express itself free from the hindrance of the false personality. Unclothing the ego allows a new energy to embody in life.

5th Meeting: An Imperfect Journey towards Perfection
Our spiritual journey is a never-ending process of love and devotion towards truth. As we become more conscious of the beauty of living, we discover that our apparent imperfections are the precious jewels through which we can recognize deeper and deeper who we are.

Shakti Caterina Maggi has been sharing a message of awakening to our true nature as One Consciousness since 2003. Her approach to Self-Realization is very contemporary and accessible, while profoundly in tune with Advaita and the non-dual Tantric traditions. She reveals the real possibility of seeing what we truly are, and embodying it in our everyday lives with clarity, wisdom, and humor.

She was asked to contribute to the anthology On the Mystery of Being: Contemporary Insights into the Convergence of Science and Spirituality edited by Zaya and Maurizio Benazzo, the founders of the Science and Non-Duality (SAND) Conference. She teaches in Europe, Canada and the USA, offering satsang, seminars and retreats.

www.shakticaterinamaggi.com

Sliding Scale: $80 to $130
Some Partial Scholarships Available
Please Register Early if you can.

Find out more »

Shakti Caterina Maggi ~ Being Truth: A Practical Guide to Embodying Non-Duality in Everyday Life ~ A 5-Part Course

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 noon (Pacific Time), continuing Tuesdays May 4, 11, 18 & 25

Knowing truth is not enough to embody it. This webinar will guide the participants to actualize the recognition of our true nature as One Consciousness in the everyday life experience, and to overcome its challenges as reflections of the sense of separation. The weekly meetings will be both theoretical and experiential, with meditation or practices to follow every day, and to accompany the process. Topics include: Recognizing Truth; Fear or Joy; The other is the You that You Haven’t Met Yet; Being YourSelf; and An Imperfect Journey towards Perfection.

Shakti Caterina Maggi has been sharing a message of awakening to our true nature as One Consciousness since 2003. Her approach to Self-Realization is very contemporary and accessible, while profoundly in tune with Advaita and the non-dual Tantric traditions. She reveals the real possibility of seeing what we truly are, and embodying it in our everyday lives with clarity, wisdom, and humor.

Find out more »
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