I hope you are having an enjoyable summer!
It’s been a beautiful summer appreciating the outdoors, wearing lighter clothing and swimming in lakes.
Upcoming Events Next week and for the Month of August:
Eating Mindfully Togetheris on Monday July 31st 7pm
Topic: Understanding Hunger! Don’t deny your hunger state. It is your body talking to you!
Join me for a virtual Eating Mindfully Together at 7pm. We chat, meditate, laugh, play, eat and discover how “being” can calm the mind and body from “doing” to better nourish your relationship with food.
Eating together is based on selections from FEED THE BRAIN: A mindful eating approach to nourishing the body, heart and mind.
Register for Eating Mindfully Together here.
Practice Together on Mindful Tuesdays at 7pm and Wake Up Wednesdays at 9am. Each week you are invited to join in and participate in gentle movement (qigong and somatic movement) and meditation. Click and Register on the days you wish to attend.
FYI, I will be away travelling from September 6th to October 3rd. I will be providing weekly videos and recordings. If you are interested, please continue to register on the dates you wish to attend and you will receive them.
Some of you participated in the somatic movement sessions I offered this past spring. Many of you expressed positive outcomes that it helped your mobility alignment and health. Others couldn’t make it and have perked your interest!
I’m very excited to announce one of the founders of the Living Somatics program Brian Siddhartha Ingle, is planning to come to Toronto and teach two weekend workshops from August 25th to 27th. He will teach an introductory workshop on Friday and on the weekend on Restorative Eye Vision and Biodynamic Osteopathy. (See details below)
This is a great opportunity to learn from a gifted teacher in the Somatic movement. He lives in India and is currently teaching in Ireland, and would like to visit Toronto this summer as there is a group of us studying this modality.
This workshop is for every one at any level, regardless of experience.
I realize this is short notice and we are hoping to get enough committed interest to bring him here. We need 15 people to register. The planned events promise to be an amazing, restorative and replenishing experience for all.
Here are the details:
Intro Talk and Experience
Friday August 25
21 Nassau St. in the Amenity Room (Kensington Market)
$20 (free if enrolled in weekend)
Saturday August 26 & Sunday August 27
(a beautiful yoga studio in the woods, carpooling available)
About Somatics and themes:
- Somatic lessons release physical and emotional tensions that block the flow of Health within us.
- Specific somatic movement explorations around vision and the use of the eyes to bring the central nervous system into deep integration and rest
- An introduction to a hands-on biodynamic osteopathy in the cranial field. This involves gentle, non-invasive “listening touch” to support the body’s natural healing process.
- Healing circles based on Somatic Internal Family Systems. This practice acknowledges the interconnectedness of the mind and body, and the impact that our internal relationships and beliefs can have on our physical health.
You will leave with:
- A deeper understanding of somatic movement and biodynamic osteopathy and how they can support your overall health and well-being.
- Learned techniques and practices that you can incorporate into your daily life that promote greater relaxation, ease, and clarity.
- Engaged in a supportive and healing international community, and
- A greater appreciation for the importance of self-care, self-awareness and compassion for self and other.
And to put a smile on your face, here is a photo of some very happy attendees from the recent immersion workshop in West Cork, Ireland (Siddhartha is in the middle, front row):
and a heartfelt testimonial from one of the attendees:
” I had the pleasure of attending Brian’s Somatic and Osteopathic Biodynamic in-house workshop.
Already being a student of somatics with The Ingle Institute for Somatic Education for the last 3 years and having experienced its many benefits I was excited to attend.
Brian simply invited us to do small, gentle, deliberate movements and to be aware of any feelings and sensations which might arise as a result.
From the very onset of the workshop I was blown away. In this safe and supported environment I felt immediately at ease and free to follow Brian’s instructions. I was amazed and intrigued to find that simple eye movements stirred deep emotions within and silent tears flowed. Moving through the spine I felt alive and a sense of my whole nervous system waking up. As we were invited to do explorations with our hands, softness flooded in and my heart filled with gratitude and self-compassion. And then there was the stillness. That place of deep connection, perfection, endless possibilities and the certainty of perfect health.
I loved every second of these explorations. I felt deeply tuned in to myself, my inner world and the connection between movement and my nervous system.
Thank you Brian for this experience. For tirelessly sharing your knowledge and skills through this work and for constantly reminding us of our own natural wisdom and intelligence.” ~ Brenda Harkin. Midwife, Ireland
It’s going to be a dynamic workshop!
If you have any questions about any of the events, or wish to register, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I look forward to hearing from you,