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Embodied Awakening: Lowering Reactivity, Increasing Aliveness & Capacity (First Foundation of Mindfulness)
July 20 - July 25
5 nights
Heather Sundberg
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Retreat cost: This retreat is offered on a tiered scale:

Subsidized fee: $ 350 plus dana offerings to teacher(s) & staff
Sustaining fee: $ 380 plus dana offerings to teacher(s) & staff
Supporting fee: $ 410 plus dana offerings to teacher(s) & staff

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Retreat cost: This retreat is offered on a tiered scale:

Subsidized fee:
$ 350 plus dana offerings to teacher(s) & staff

Sustaining fee:
$ 380 plus dana offerings to teacher(s) & staff

Supporting fee:
$ 410 plus dana offerings to teacher(s) & staff

Register Now
Mail/Fax Register

In our increasingly fast-paced technological world, developing and deepening the capacities of Embodied Presence – grounding, settling, clearing, protecting & energizing - have become some of the most important “dharmas of our times” for both Beginning & Experienced practioners. At this retreat we will dive into the direct experience of being embodied with a playful, curious and joyful spirit.

We will explore Teachings, Practices, and Tools from the First Foundation of Mindfulness from the compassionate perspective of mindfulness-wisdom. Through lowering reactivity in the body, heart/mind, we increase our sense of aliveness and capacity to support ourselves and others.
- Mindfulness of breathing to support settling, collecting & energizing body & mind.
- Mindfulness of the nervous system supports reducing reactivity (“calming the body formation”). Informed from the system of Somatic Experiencing.
- Mindfulness in all four postures (sitting, standing, walking, lying down). Full instructions in all four postures will be offered.
- Mindfulness in all activities, maintaining grounding in the body.
- Mindfulness of the elements (earth, air, fire, water, space) in our bodies and the natural world.
- Practice with embracing impermanence as a refuge, and celebrating the ‘aliveness of now’.

This retreat will be held in Noble Silence, with daily instructions on insight meditation and the divine abodes (lovingkindness, compassion, joy & equanimity).

The retreat will include a small group check-in to support practice, as well as individual check ins (on a sign up basis) with the teacher.

Optional simple Qi Gong movement practice will also be offered, as an expression of joyful embodiment. Everyone is welcome!

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