Mindful Embodiment lunchtime & morning sessions

Mindful Embodiment

New times for October: Tuesdays 12:30-1:15pm and Fridays 7:30-8:15am. Begins Tuesday October 5th.

Join me, along with Angela Clarke and Kate Barnett, Tuesday lunchtimes and Friday mornings in October for some mindful embodiment practices that are a tonic for keyboard hands, desk-hunched shoulders, and screen-tired eyes.

We invite you to turn away from your computer and your to-do list, rest your eyes, and attend to your body – as a midday break or an embodied start to your day. Together we will explore simple, guided practices of moving and stillness. All you need is to show up as you are, with a little space to move, and a place to lie down on the floor or ground. The practices can be adapted as needed.

Sessions will begin with a short warm-up to awaken and enliven the body, followed by instruction in the 20 Minute Dance, a movement practice developed by Arawana Hayashi from the Presencing Institute at MIT. After moving there will be time to write for yourself or share in the chat before we close.

We will meet on zoom, but rest assured the screen-time will be light! The focus is on listening, sensing and moving rather than sitting and looking. No movement experience is necessary and all are welcome.

The 20 Minute Dance is a user-friendly beckoning: attend to the body; feel the natural harmony between the body and the mind. There are no new movements to learn or remember, and there is no way to improve or fail. We use mindfulness, the mind’s ability to pay attention, as a method for experiencing the synchronisation between the body and mind. We call this body-mind coherence ‘embodied presence’.

~ Arawana Hayashi (2021)

Tuesdays 12.30pm-1.15pm & Fridays 7:30-8:15am in October
(begins October 5th)
Sliding scale $5 – $15 per session (pay what you can).
Book single sessions or the whole month.
What to bring: Yourself, curiosity, and a notebook & pen. You will need some space to lie down (on the floor/ground if possible) and move.

Book here: www.trybooking.com/BUMVL