Embodiment

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EMBODIMENT PRACTICES

  • Yoga (pranayama, mantra, meditation, chair, flow, gentle, restorative)
  • Qigong (moving meditation elemental flow)
  • Intuitive Movement (moving in a way that honors the needs and present experience of the body)
  • Mindfulness Meditation (an emphasis on grounding, recognizing, allowing, befriending, and offering care, compassion, joy, and harmony to the body-heart-mind)
  • Dharma Reflections (primarily drawing from Insight Meditation with influences from Zen Buddhism)
  • Embodied Play (intuitive movement, creative expression, mindfulness, dialogue, music)

MEDITATION/MOVEMENT OFFERINGS

Meditation & Movement Class Schedule for online and donation-based offerings

Guided practices are also available on the practice page and via Lissa’s YouTube channel.

Movement and Stillness as Care Series:
Seated/Standing Yoga, Qigong, & Intuitive Movement

In this practice, we will explore what is present in the body, heart, mind, and any care that is needed. The guidance for the practice will draw from yoga, qigong, and mindfulness meditation and offer time for self-guided and intuitive movement practices in an offering of care for our bodies and beings.

The practice can be done seated, standing, in motion and in stillness, and in all the ways and forms that supports your body and needs. This is a trauma-responsive practice offering self and collective care to support processing trauma, stress, and challenging emotions and sensations.

When: Wednesdays 6-6:45p EST live as well as available via replay for a week after the event. Please note: the time for this class will change to 6:15-7p EST beginning September 8th.

Where: Online via zoom. Closed captioning available. Register via punchpass

Cost: Offer what you can.

GUIDED MEDITATION AS CARE

Guided meditation practice inviting care, compassion, ease, appreciation, joy, harmony, and all that is needed for the body-heart-mind.

The practice can be done seated, standing, lying down, in motion and in stillness, and in all the ways and forms that supports your body and needs. The practice will be offered in a trauma-sensitive way to support folks in taking care of themselves however they need to be with and offer care to what is present.

When: Tuesdays 12-12:30p EST live as well as available via replay for a week after the event.

Where: Online via zoom. Closed captioning available. Register via punchpass

Cost: Offer what you can.

EMBODIED PLAY, CARE, & MEDITATION:
RECLAIMING INTERGENERATIONAL JOY & RESILIENCE

*It is said that trauma as well as resilience are passed down intergenerationally. There can sometimes be an emphasis on the negative qualities we inherit as opposed to all the supportive qualities we also inherit. What does it look and feel like to center reclaiming intergenerational joy and resilience alongside healing intergenerational trauma to benefit those who have already come and those who are still to come in our lineages? 

*Practices of liberation exploring the intersects of care, dharma, joy, and justice. Offered in a trauma-responsive way where folks are encouraged to take care of their bodies and needs throughout the practice.

Where: Online via zoom. Closed captioning available. Register via punchpass

Cost: Offer what you can

When: Thursday, September 16th 6:15-7p EST. This class will be held on the third Thursday of the month September through November.

Who: Folks are encouraged to have engaged in learning around social and racial justice as well as intersectionality prior to joining these sessions to support a readiness for exploration around the topic of intergenerational resilience/trauma which includes the impact of race- and oppression-based trauma.

Embodied Play is inspired by InterPlay which was created by Cynthia Winton-Henry and Phil Porter in 1989. It is an easy to learn form of creative expression that incorporates movement, sound, music, stillness, and storytelling for exploration of our interconnectedness with all beings as well as our connectedness within and in our lives. It helps us to connect to our bodies and authentic voice as well as bring ease and awareness to our experience. It invites people to learn new things about themselves and others. It can include intuitive, improvisational, and experiential movement as well as mindful communication and sharing in any other number of ways and forms. Through InterPlay’s simple activities which are offered in incremental steps, you are invited to unlock the wisdom within yourself. For more information about InterPlay, please visit interplay.org.

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