Possessing the ability to take on various perspectives, first person-I, second-person-We, and third-person-It, offers us unique gifts and ways of participating in the world--[with] a sense of Fullness
Third person allows us objectivity--an ability to dis-identify with that which is "not me."
Just as a child becomes autonomous when it learns it is separate from mother, a third person spiritual practice helps us to Witness the Beauty and wonderment of this Great Mystery.
Second person perspective allows us to experience Relatedness with other. The spiritual practices that center in second person perspective may be devotional in nature or service-oriented. As Diane Musho Hamilton notes, "We" is where our sameness and our differences are mutually recognized.
First person perspective allows me, the subject, to experience Spirit intimately--within me, as me, through me--Embodiment.
The workshop will contain meditation exercises to provide a visceral "taste" of each of these perspectives. The remainder and majority of the workshop will use yoga asana [breath and movement] to encourage practicing Embodiment.
All levels of practitioners are welcome yet some yoga experience is strongly recommended.
Saturday December 20, 2014
Yoga Now Chicago; 742 N. LaSalle Ste. 201
call: 312 280 9642
Transit: short walk to both brown line and red line
Parking in lot behind building, entrance on Chicago Ave., validated: $10
[street parking expires after 2 hours]
About your facilitator:
Gwen Mihaljevich, a Chicago based practitioner, works primarily in the healing arts and yogic traditions and has for 10 years under the auspice of Ana Forrest. With an academic foundation in music performance and therapy, her interests include deep study in addiction and recovery, behavioral development, nutrition, sports psychology, epigenetics, zazen, and integral leadership.