This workshop is an introduction to Whole Heart Connection practices and is open to new students who have not taken any other Whole Heart Connection workshops.
Re-Discovering Our Deepest Resources (back body, pelvis, other)
Have you ever had the feeling that you are really great and driven and talented and yet, something isn’t coming online completely? You know, when you start thinking, “Oh, maybe I’m not so talented. Maybe I’m not that great.”
It feels like trying to ride a bike, but you can’t quite get your feet on the pedals – a lifetime of confidence and certainty crumbling through the successive levels of discouragement that take place. Sometimes we feel the spark of magnificence again for a little while until it disappears again.
We are often living in a struggle between that feeling of knowing and the mountain of discouragements that make it difficult to come out of those battles of refutation. There are people who get an entire PhD just to disprove a voice telling them they can’t do it, but that is not fulfillment of our mission. Productivity might come out of the battles, but not with relaxation and satisfaction.
Reconnecting with our Deepest Resources is about connecting with the resources which allow us to do the most satisfying thing that there is to, namely, be ourselves. We will learn to sow the seeds, tend, reap the harvest and share that fruit with the world. We must, because we all have so much to give.
In this workshop, you will be introduced to some Whole Heart Connection practices that have to do with re-anchoring in something that at first may seem kind of unfamiliar, something which transitions into remembrance as we sit with it. It’s about coming back to ourselves in some very simple ways, rooted in two primary traditions – East Asian medicine and Sufism – to allow ourselves to live with a much deeper satisfaction. I hope you can join us.
Whole Heart Connection for Personal and Social Healing
These are tools for fostering equality even in the midst of social power imbalance, and for becoming effective agents of social change without courting burn-out. In fact, Whole Heart Connection will do more for your health than you would have believed possible in such difficult times.
Whole Heart Connection practices draw upon aikido, Chinese medicine, and Sufism, all of which teach us that healthy change takes place on a me-first basis. Our goal is the well-being of entire communities, and so we are committed to fostering personal health every step of the way. There is no division between being an activist and taking care of ourselves.