An introduction into Somatic Meditation with Olivia Crooks
Saturday May 20th 2023 Brecon, Wales, Uk
Somatic Meditation is a journey of intimacy with your own nature, by way of your own presence. It is therefore an expression and experience of love and acceptance, rather than struggle and skill. This journey into your own nature is one within which the intelligence of your mind will learn to let go, through the intelligence of your body, into the intelligence of all life.
We will begin this workshop with a movement practice to embody, ground and prepare you for stillness. Then you will be guided into a series of still somatic meditations, each with a different focus, these periods of stillness will be broken up with breaks of silent movements. You will be taught how to sit, so your spine can remain effortlessly in an unsupported vertical position. Whilst making sure your whole body is as comfortable as possible. You will be shown different seated options and have time to find out which work best for you. At the end of the session you will have time to ask questions. The aim is for you to leave confident in how to practice and awaken an interest into bringing somatic meditation into your daily life. Any and all are welcome to this workshop (if you have physical restrictions i.e injuries or a disability, let me know before so the movements can be modified for you).
Time: 13.00-16.15 Price: £25 for the course, which will include a recording of the movement and stillness practice (for you to have after). There is also the option to pay all or in part by an exchange (contact to discuss). Location:Subud Hall, Brecon, LD3 7 HH (there is plenty of free parking on site). Contact: Olivia for any questions and booking (which is essential). What to bring: A blanket or shawl to cover yourself when meditating. If you have your own yoga mat and meditation cushion please bring, otherwise let me know (if you dont have) and i'll bring them in for you. A bottle of water/flask of tea.
I, Olivia have been practicing Somatic Meditation for 20 years. For the last 12 years I have annually co-hosted with Godfrey Devereux silent 10-14 day Somatic Meditation retreats. The practice is deeply part of my daily life and I look forward to sharing the delights of it with you. Have a look at Somatic Meditation for more info.