Ivy Mayer Lavie, MFT,
is influenced by Somatic Experiencing, the Hakomi Method, and her teaching experience, including for The Marin School, The Moving Center School, Spirit Rock, and Yes!. She offers Coming of Age programs, psychotherapy, trauma and resiliency work, and movement workshops.
The Esalen Art Barn is home base for this weekend of play, creativity, and celebration. Families will have the opportunity to explore, make art, and celebrate a renewed connection with each other. There will be space to connect as a family unit, and connect with the larger community. Special discussion for parents and those in the health professions will offer a chance to learn about self-regulation through somatically oriented mindfulness practices.
Imagine a beautiful and protected space that supports you to mindfully turn within and find greater ease, and gives you space to play and just be with your family—all held in the dramatic natural surroundings of Esalen. This family retreat offers time to unplug from the busyness of life and find meaningful reconnection within and without. We will have time together as a group, and time when adults and children meet separately. Adult meditations will support quieting the mind, opening the heart, and being present to the beauty and challenge of life.
Enjoy the magic of Esalen with your family! Get ready for a unique experience for you and your child, including mindfulness practices through visual, expressive, and sensory awareness games. Other activity choices include making projects in the art barn, playing at Gazebo Park School (for children up to six years old), lighthearted dharma games, hiking, and creating works of art in and from the garden. This program aims to support children in feeling truly at home within themselves, and also to have their unique gifts appreciated by the group.