Presence. Listening Presence. Embodied Listening Presence.
Saturday July 19 is a two part workshop
Part I: asana practice 9 [sharp]-11am
Part II: Hands-on; making the tools of practice come alive, off the mat 1130am-1pm
2258 W. Grand [Oakley & Grand]
Street parking is easy and free.
Some mats can be provided, bringing your own is always recommended.
[To do Part II, please attend Part I. You may choose to participate in only Part I.]
In this workshop, we will use asana [Forrest yoga] to prime the pump. In Forrest yoga, we have many techniques that invite and help develop a receptive state, an intuitive state, and of course, healing.
Deep Listening is a visceral experience to which we readily respond. Are minds "lean in," our bodies' physical defenses soften, we absorb and remember information, we digest that information, be it internally generated or environmentally provided. We enable the intuitive communication with our bodies, we might even anticipate speech and ideas before they're expressed. We ride an edge through the performance.
Our practice can, with right intent, ready our person for heightened receptivity--deep listening.
Deep Embodied Listening Presence
Deep Listening is essential for yoga teachers, bodyworkers, therapists, performers, artists, stand-up comedians, musicians, and any profession or art that involves communication. For this to be as experiential and useful to you as possible, bring a monologue, some jokes, or poetry to read aloud. Maybe you sing? Bring material that we can retool together in group; preparation can be minimal. No performance anxiety necessary. Play.
- Our primary focus for the hands-on component will be through the use of hands and voice.
- We will learn how receptivity is important when using our hands and voice.
- We will experience how changing our state [can] change an audience response.
- You will learn how Deep Listening helps elicit a more Authentic version of you--a version we all want to witness!
- You will learn the importance of a good question-mantra
Cost is $0-50 [cash or check]. Invite anyone interested. Let there be no financial restrictions in your decision to join.