Somatic Meditation winter retreat in Wales January 2nd - 11th with Godfrey Devereux and Olivia Crooks
Meditation is only too often, and frustratingly, taught as a technique based on disciplining the mind. This intensive offers you the rare opportunity of grounding your meditation practice in the intelligence of your body. What you can feel in and as your body becomes the focus of your sitting, rather than what you can do with your mind. By feeling deeply and directly the sensations continuously generated by the intelligence of your body, the intelligence of your mind is naturally focussed, quietened and clarified. As mind lets go of its ability to direct and imagine, it quietens through its ability to recognise into the subtle presence of consciousness functioning as your deeper ability to feel. The clear, simple and subtle guidance provided by Godfri will be supported by one long morning yoga class (taught by Olivia), and a cleansing vegan diet cooked by a master macrobiotic cook. This approach is especially fruitful for yoga posture practitioners who are already accustomed to internalising awareness into the presence of the body.
There will be 8 hours of seated and walking meditation each day. No previous meditation experience is required.
Being Love gathering in Wales 11th - 13th January
While love may be the most treasured of our dreams and experiences it is also what we most deeply are. You are invited to join us to celebrate together this deep love that we all share. Amongst other opportunities to enjoy together will be medicine dancing, music, poetry, tantra yoga/meditation, walking and eating. A feast of love amongst friends (new and old).