Transforming Conflict. Changing Perspective. Relating Anew. Asana.
"Listening is so powerful as to be alchemical in its ability to transform a conversation or conflict. When someone feels really heard, everything changes. Anxiety diminishes, defensiveness disappears, and true communication begins. Many great healers, including Sigmund Freud and the listening lineages he inspired in the West, have found that one of the ways to help people heal is to let them retell their story deliberately in the company of someone who is fully present and receiving it with an open nonjudgmental ear."
from Everything is Workable; A Zen Approach to Conflict Resolution, Diane Musho Hamilton
In this practice, we will learn to use a second person, full-bodied, listening technique in our first person [individual] practice. In the act listening to our body's needs, we learn if having a deep listening approach changes our current relationship with our body, with our understanding of the practice.
Using little backbends as an embodied way to deeper listening, we will cover the basics of Forrest yoga and its contemporized approach to treating the feet, hands, neck, and abdominals.
This workshop is appropriate for both novice practitioners and the intermediate.
August 2, 2014
742 N. LaSalle; Chicago
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