Somatic Satsang: A Time to Settle Within CommUnity
Facilitated by Sarah Grace
Virtual – Thursdays 7-8 pm PST April 9, 16, 23 & 30 Free Gathering
Come together to share, witness and support one another in Unconditional Presence, LOVE and Holy Acceptance. Learn tools for settling, soothing and resiliency. Each call a guest may work with with me live, supporting the greater group in settling and regulating. As CommUnity, we co-create collective healing and raise our Immunity. Register for Zoom info. And, please spread the word.
Returning to Wholeness
A Continuum Movement™ series with Sarah Grace
Virtual – Wednesdays 6-8 pm PST May 6, 13, 20 & 27
Using breath and sound, we explore our fluid bodies through subtle movement, wave motion, and the language of sensation. Within sacred Space, together, we have the opportunity of allowing time to slow down, to shed that which needs to shed, and to come through anew, refreshed, and reborn. Each dive begins with a check-in and completes with integration.
Somatic Stretch® for Self-Healing
Weekly classes with Meredith Sands Keator
Virtual 9:30 – 10:30 am on Mon., Wed., Fri. and Sat. Live streaming registration link
This method was developed over decades to bring more comfort, freedom, energy and flexibility in our body, mind and spirit. Meredith shares body wisdom, science and self-healing tools to empower and improve the quality of your life.
Intro to Somatic Stretch® For Self-Healing
Weekly classes with Sultana Parvanta
Virtual 11 am – 12:30 pm Monday & Thursday
Somatic Stretch® is for the flexible or the very inflexible. Most exercises are done on the mat as we work gently into areas of need – some of which you never knew you had! This class can be adapted to a chair, too. Please register in advance for Zoom info.
Awareness Through Movement Lessons
Weekly lessons with Mary Jo Healy
Virtual Thursdays, 4 – 5 pm
Feldenkrais lessons use gentle mindful movements that enhance coordination, strength, balance, flexibility and neuroplasticity. Each lesson is unique, a mini-learning adventure about one’s self. Drop-ins welcomed.
Restore with Four
Gentle seated movement lessons series with Shivani Jane
Virtual – Wed. & Fri. 4-4:30 pm PST Apr. 9 – May 1
Enjoy innovative seated movement lessons and embodied breathing techniques to support your daily Self-care, tools to use throughout your day. A great introduction for beginners to Somatic Awareness and beneficial to anyone who spends time at the computer. These 30-min. sessions naturally reduce stress, strain and anxiety. Drop-ins welcomed.
Created and facilitated by Nadia Natali
Virtual on April 16th from 5-6:30 pm
Monthly on 3rd Thursdays, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Discover deeper aspects of oneself through dance, intention, music and integration. To create an intimate space, the April 15th class is open to six guests.
Introduction to Body-Mind Centering
Series: Finding Support from the Organs with David Hurwith
Mondays, 6:30 – 8:30 pm 4-part series: Series is on pause
Body–Mind Centering® is an ongoing, experiential journey into the alive and changing territory of the body. The explorer is the mind – our thoughts, feeling, energy, soul and spirit. Thought this journey we are led to an understanding of how the mind is expressed thought the body in movement. Drop-ins are welcomed.
Transform Your Movement: Discover The Alexander Technique
Workshop facilitated Carol Prentice
· To be Rescheduled
(class is limited to 8 participants)
The beauty of this technique is it helps you to do whatever it is better! Less strain, less tension more freedom of movement. Life just gets easier!
The Alexander Technique offers a clear, systematic look into the underlying principles that govern human movement and shows you how to use your body more effectively. How we “use” ourselves affects our overall functioning. When you have poor posture, it affects your whole balance and well being. Great for performers to people with back and neck pain, to all of us who want to age with grace! Hope to see you there!
Special Series, Workshops & Events
12-week spring season with Britta Gudmunson & Ben Gould
Virtual – Entire Chorus on Mondays 7-8:30 pm through May 11
Raise your voice, vibration and spirit in a non-audition community choir. Songs are taught in the oral tradition, no experience necessary. Singers & recovering “non-singers” are welcome! Note: Mondays – entire chorus, Tuesday – sectionals. Rather than a benefit concert, once we may meet together again the Chorus will hold a Big Sing for the community for family and friends. Drop-ins are welcomed once per season. Contact office for zoom info.
Feel Your Essence, a dance exploration
Guest Presenter – Tamina Paris
April: Tuesdays, 1-2:30 pm (4/7, 4/14, 4/21, 4/28)
Every woman is made from her own codex of qualities that make her uniquely radiant. Through dance explore your feminine pathway to access the fullest embodiment of your self-expression. You will feel the rising of your own permission to express and be seen in the many facets of your feminine nature! ❣️ No dance experience needed. This class is for every woman!
Lady Wisdom: Monthly Aura and Chakra Clearing Meditation
Guest Presenter – Mirah Love
Virtual Saturdays from 1-3 pm on Apr 25, May 23
These sessions offer meditative journeys that cleanse the major energy centers and all 7 layers of the personal aura. Regular energy clearings of this in-depth nature hone self-healing abilities while promoting physical health, emotional resilience and mental clarity. Our explorations give special attention to the unique complexities of the female subtle body.
How We Awaken: An Introduction to Meditation
Guest Presenter – Teja Earthsong
- Free Intro & Meditation: to be rescheduled late spring/early summer
- Series: to be rescheduled late spring/early summer
The Direct Path uses deep self-inquiry, witnessing mediation, and expanding awareness to awaken to our true nature in body. Together with our body’s natural wisdom these three simple practices reveal full aliveness and liberation is our natural state. No experience needed.
Dance of Prayer
Guest Presenter – Joslyn Lawrence
Next session: late spring
Explore belonging, body wisdom and relationship to the Self through free Movement and sound.
The Art Of Intimate Conversation
A couples workshop facilitated by partners of 17-years, Gloria Zeltzer, MA, MFT, and Leon Berg
Next retreat: Summer 2020
Have you been longing for something different in your relationship?
Would you like more intimacy? Enjoy a lovely day with your partner while learning tools to deepen your love.
The Deep Masculine
Men’s Deep Inner Work & Embodiment Series in 5-parts
Monthly – Sundays 11am – 1 pm | new series late spring/early summer
Life changing practices for men seeking to live a life with more depth, from the heart.
The series will loosely follow these themes: part 1 – The Embodied Warrior, part – Men’s Shadow Work, part 3 – The Deep Masculine, part 4 – Emotional Mastery, and part 5 – Fierce Loving.
Participation: $20 pre-registered or $25 as drop-in. Participation is encouraged in the series.
Gather For Resiliency
A Somatic Resource Day with Shivani Jane
Next retreat – late spring / early summer
- Relieve Pain, Stress and Tension
- Learn simple daily Somatic Self Care
- Enhance your Comfort and Performance
- Move into Balance through Breath and Awareness
You are invited to an afternoon of restorative Somatic Self-care. Experience breathing and movement lessons from the Feldenkrais Method® which is scientifically proven to rewire your brain for optimum health and resiliency in all ways.
Developed by Ajaya Sommers *Guest Teacher*
Next workshop: late spring /early summer 2020
Essential Intimacy practices for Radiant Health, Clear Guidance and Fulfilling Connection. This offering is a weaving together of somatic and Continuum Movement™ practices. For more info, visit AjayaSommers.com
Responsive Body: Experience Your Dynamic Aliveness
Guest Presenter – Holly Johnston, Biodynamic Somatic Specialist
Workshop: to be rescheduled to late spring/early summer
Exploring your body as an intelligent response system that guides you and others towards health and healing. Please visit the registration link for more information about Holly’s significant body of work, ‘Responsive Body.
A Sacred Journey Through Tibet
An 11-day journey through the Ancient Lands & Monasteries of Tibet
With Sarah Grace and Matthew Kocel
Join Sarah Grace and Matthew Kocel for this Pilgrimage of a Lifetime as we journey through Tibet’s Monastic Buddhist Land, stepped in Sacred Tradition. Together with a local guide, we will visit ancient monasteries, local villages and communities, mountain ranges and Sacred Glacier lakes. Throughout the journey, Sarah and Matthew will guide us through Healing Sound and Somatic experiences for an integrated balance of exploration, awe and restoration.
To register for an upcoming Workshop or Event, or to Reserve the Sanctuary for your own Workshop or Event, please contact Somatic Sanctuary