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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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Silent Group Meditation (Free, No Guidance)

Monday, April 19, 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.


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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

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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.

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Lynn Marie Lumiere, MFT ~ FREE TO BE: Releasing the Blocks to True Freedom ~ 3 Day Retreat

Friday, April 30, 2021 @ & May 1st & 2nd at 9:00am-12:00noon (Pacific Time)

3-Part Online Retreat
April 30, May 1 & 2, 2021

3 hours each day, 9:00 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.

Reflect for a moment…

Do you feel overwhelmed by all stresses of life and end up forgetting to focus on what is already free and peaceful within?

How much does your wounding, trauma or conditioning interfere with being free to be your full self?

Are you ready to let go of the pain and self-negativity and stand in the truth of who you are?

If so, this retreat will offer you deep support for healing and awakening so you can rest more in the ocean of peace, love and unity that resides in all of us.

This is a psycho-spiritual retreat that balances both awakening to our pure-love essence and psycho-somatic exploration of the pain, trauma, negative beliefs, and so on, that obstruct our ability to rest as our essence.

Lynn Marie will offer guided meditation, somatic exercises to deepen resilience, and therapeutic methods that facilitate releasing traumas and conditioned patterns. The retreat will also include sharing and dialogue in the group and in dyads.

The invitation is to let go of your daily routine as much as possible for 3 days and retreat from distractions so you can take a deeper dive into awakening and embodiment. Please plan ahead to free as much time as you can to be on retreat.

Lynn Marie Lumiere, MFT is a nondual psychotherapist, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner and author. She offers knowledge and wisdom gained from over 30 years of experience as a therapist as well as with nondual teachings. She is the author of Awakened Relating: A Guide to Embodying Undivided Love in Intimate Relationships and The Awakening West: Evidence of a Spreading Enlightenment.

www.lynnmarielumiere.com

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

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May 2021

Silent Group Meditation (Free, No Guidance)

Monday, May 3, 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

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Adam Chacksfield ~ Falling Open Together

Saturday, May 8, 2021 @ 10:00am-12:00noon (Pacific Time)

Join Adam for Falling Open Together and invite more intimacy with the deeper movement of life through us and between us.

“We are invited to receive the ultimate gift, for which there is no substitute , worth infinitely more than all our dreams and fantasies. We accept this gift by simply falling open. When the heart and mind fall open, we find ourselves intimately present and completely available to what is here. Our struggle with reality dissolves into harmony.”

Described by Pamela Wilson as “a great messenger of truth with a unique transmission that does wonderful things for my spirit,” Adam invites us to share the direct experience of the heart and mind falling open. In this effortless opening, the suffering involved in resisting feelings and believing our thoughts spontaneously releases. This allows our natural abundance of joy, peace, wisdom and love to become apparent and available. Heart-centered and direct, Adam offers a path straight into the truth of who you are. Adam Chacksfield offers retreats worldwide exploring the depths that reveal that reveal themselves as we become more intimate with our embodied experience and the vibrantly alive field of relating. He also offers private sessions online and in the San Francisco Bay Area.

www.adamchacksfield.com

Suggested donation: $15 to $25
No one turned away for lack of funds.
Please register early if you can.

The event will be recorded and emailed to participants within a week.
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Jeannie Zandi ~ God the Mother

Sunday, May 9, 2021 @ 10:00am-12:00noon (Pacific Time)

Join Jeannie to celebrate God the Mother for Mother’s Day! Explore the themes of God, gender, and the integration of yin and yang that is embodied human wholeness.

Jeannie’s gift for inviting people to join her in resting and rooted presence evokes a deep meeting with oneself and reality. Within that, Jeannie’s humor and iconoclasm serve to bring people into an understanding that is beyond the intellectual. Through silent and guided meditation, spontaneous talks and exchange with participants, Jeannie will host a space of clarity and warmth where the richness of relating can be explored safely and your innermost questions met fully. Come join us!

Jeannie Zandi is the director of Living as Love, a nonprofit organization dedicated to seeding a culture of the Heart on the planet, inspiring, teaching and supporting people to live from their essence as Love. A year before the birth of her daughter, Jeannie was plunged into a dark night of the soul that culminated in a radical shift of consciousness. She is known for her fearless clarity, tender mercy toward humanness, and a juicy, poetic and often humorous style that draws from Advaita Vedanta, Sufism, Christian mysticism and the ongoing revelation of fully engaged living.

www.jeanniezandi.com

Suggested donation: $15 to $25
No one turned away for lack of funds.
Please register early if you can.

The event will be recorded and emailed to participants within a week.
To check your local time, use a tool such as: Time Zone Converter

Find out more »

Silent Group Meditation (Free, No Guidance)

Monday, May 10, 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 »
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