An Embodied Retreat Day with Erin & Carl
At Vitalize Studio on Saturday, Dec. 3, 12-5:30pm
(aka right when you need it)
The holidays can feel like what Bilbo Baggins describes: “I feel thin, sort of stretched, like butter scraped over too much bread.”
Too much to do, not enough time, too much travel, too much food, sugar and alcohol, too many gatherings.
Tara Brach has shared the joke, “Death begins at birth, and accelerates at dinner parties.” Do you ever feel like that? I do!
In this time of year, during the darkening days when many of us have so much on our plates despite the soft animal of our body wanting to tuck in and hibernate, it can be essential to pause, to turn inward, and to nourish the qualities that support our vitality, our embodied presence, and our ability to deeply relax and connect with ourselves and others.
During this day-long retreat, we will explore powerful movement lessons to help release the places where you tend to accumulate stress.
Imagine yourself with soft, relaxed, and open
We’ll nourish your capacities for embodied presence
with respectful support and powerful guidance.
Through brilliant Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement Lessons we’ll help you deepen your connection with the ground. (Being grounded is a powerful skill always, but especially during December.)
You’ll be reminded of the potential for length and ease in your spine. Ahhh. Yes, that.
You’ll feel renewed awareness of the vitality and wisdom in your heart and belly.
You will grow a sense of space and freedom in your breathing.
You’ll enjoy a guided sitting meditation and skillful support for growing embodied lovingkindness.
We’ll also make the outrageous invitation for you to take the whole day as a digital sabbath
– a true retreat– and unplug from email, phone, social media and all that jazz.
Just one day. You know you need it.
Let’s do it together!
As usual, we will also share gorgeous poetry and guided practices to nourish your wise soul.
Plus tea, snacks, and of course, chocolate. Because that’s how we roll.
Come as you are. No experience necessary.
Your grounded well-being is a gift to the world.
Saturday, December, 3rd, 2016
Vitalize Studio 3474 S. 2300 E. #12.