Current   Offerings

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Somatic Classes

UPCOMING SCHEDULE

Awakening into Oneness

Continuum Movement™ series with Sarah Grace

Virtual – September Series:  Wednesdays, 6-8 pm PT Sep 9 – 30 
Virtual – October Series:  Wednesdays, 6-8 pm PT Oct 7 – 28

Come, rest into Oneness with US, your Beloved Continuum Community.  Dive, Breathe, Shed, Allow, & Surrender into that which is most true & Aligned.  On the 3rd day, we enter into silence for 4- hours to explore & BE.  We invite you HOME, to yourSelf. 

Somatic Stretch® for Self-Healing

Weekly classes with Meredith Sands Keator

Virtual 9:30 – 10:30 am on Mon., Wed., and Sat. 
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.  

Shiatsu & Fractal Anatomy Workshop

with Meredith Sands Keator

Virtual Wed. August 12 from 9:30 – 11 am
Learn about fractals, geometry and acupuncture points for tension release and greater mobility. We will weave in Somatic Stretch and breath as we learn more about our nervous systems, and our innate ability to heal. 

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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. 

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Somatic Walks, a Movement Practice

Weekly meet-ups with Sultana Parvanta

Outside in the Ojai Valley, Fridays 8 – 9 am

Join Sultana for refreshing walks in the Ojai Valley.  The slow gentle walks will be on flat surfaces.  Enjoy community, nature and walking as a movement practice.  Sultana will share insights on our ways of moving for greater ease – body, mind and spirit. Please see the class description for more information.  All safety guidelines to be followed with masks and social distancing,

Awakening Your Dynamic Body

Mapping your Self through Somatic Awareness, Shivani Jane

Virtual Tuesdays., 9:30 – 10 am PDT 10-lessons series

Innovative 30-minute seated breath and movement explorations based on the Feldenkrais Method. Move through life with greater ease   LessonsTUE 8/4 – Breath, Balance & Perception.  New series:  August – Back to Basics – starts 8/11 – 8/25 and Sep./Oct. – Sleep Better Feel Better.

Awareness Through Movement®

Movement as a Personal Practice

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.  This month’s theme continues with letting going of tensions and concerns that may be held in the body and supporting healthy and flexible backs.  

DanceMedicine Magic  

Created and facilitated by Nadia Natali

Virtual on August 13th from 5-6:30 pm – 90 min. of dance

Join Nadia and community for 90-minutes of pure dance!  The Magic of being Touched – collectively through dance as we move together to a common beat and intention!

Sonic Womb Sound Healing

Creator Gabriel Logan Braun

Virtual Sunday, August 9th from 7-8 pm PDT

Get ready to enter the Sonic Womb. Immerse yourself in timeless and expansive soundscapes where angelic harmonies, soulful rhythms and heartfelt tones lead You back home. 

Decompression Sessions

Guided by Lisa Carmichael, guest presenter

Virtual, Sundays 6-7 pm PDT – on summer break, returns in September

Harmonizing through breath, gentle movement and somatic meditation.

Awareness of the body’s energy, vibration and sensations naturally uncovers volumes of space and the effortless stream of BEING… allowing stress and anxiety to dissolve.  Breath is our guide, movement our vehicle to bring our body/mind out of stress and into balance. 

Somatic Satsang:  A Time to Settle Within CommUnity

Facilitated by Sarah Grace

Virtual – 1st Thursdays 6- 7:30 pm PT Next Free Gathering – September

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.

Transform Your Movement:  Discover The Alexander Technique

Workshop facilitated Carol Prentice, guest presenter

· 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!

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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!

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Special Series, Workshops & Events

Incourage Chorus

12-week spring season with Britta Gudmunson & Ben Gould

Next season:  Fall 2020

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.

How We Awaken: An Introduction to Meditation

Guest Presenter – Teja Earthsong

  • Free Intro & Meditation:  stay tuned
  • Series:  stay tuned

The Direct Path uses deep self-inquirywitnessing 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:  stay tuned 

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:  Stay tuned

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

Facilitated by Zat Baraka.   Stay tuned

Life changing practices for men seeking to live a life with more depth, from the heart.

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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.

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Gather For Resiliency

A Somatic Resource Day with Shivani Jane – Guest Teacher

Next retreat – stay tuned
  • 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.

Core Embodiment

Developed by Ajaya Sommers   – Guest Teacher

Next workshop:  stay tuned

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  

Holly Johnston, Biodynamic Somatic Specialist – Guest Teacher

Workshop:  stay tuned

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

June  2022        

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.

INQUIRE:  support@somaticsanctuary.com or (805) 633-9230

www.sacredjourneythroughtibet.com

Past Events

To register for an upcoming Workshop or Event, or to Reserve the Sanctuary for your own Workshop or Event, please contact Somatic Sanctuary