Somatic Meditation: Intimate Being Intensive with Godfrey Devereux and Olivia Crooks Mid-Wales, 3rd - 11th January 2020
Being human is much a challenge as it is a gift. This intensive offers you the rare opportunity of grounding the restless creativity of your mind through intimacy with the intelligent presence of the body. The key to this grounding is meditation somatic. What you can feel in and as your body will be the focus of your meditation, 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 even 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 in solo, walking and group meditations 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.
Price: Somatic Meditation is £675 (includes accommodation, all meals and tuition).
Times: We begin with dinner at 6pm on the 3rd with a welcome class to follow (this will include the first meditation session). We end after breakfast (approx. 11 am) on the 11th.
Location and Travel Info: Garth Barns, Mid Wales, UK. The closest airport is Birmingham, from there you catch a train to Birmingham New Street (2 every hour, takes approx 15 mins) https://www.virgintrains.co.uk, then a train directly to Caersws station (takes approx 2 hrs) https://www.thetrainline.com, where we will organise a taxi or car to take you the 8 miles to the venue (there will be a small charge for this). If travelling by car, let us know and we’ll send you directions.
Accommodation: Is shared in rooms of either 2, 3 or 4 (in which they come equipped with all bedding, towels and bathroom).
Following your booking you will be sent more info on what to bring etc.