“When we receive the gift of embodiment, we reclaim our natural state,” Risa Kaparo writes. “As Somatic Intelligence awakens, the inherent wisdom of Embodied Mindfulness, which is self-sensing, self-organizing and self-renewing, becomes obvious.”
Somatic Learning® is a practice for transformative learning and healing through awakening somatic intelligence. We’ve been born into the most finely-tuned feedback system imaginable — the human body-mind. This is the perfect learning environment to break our misidentification with “image-bound experience,” a fragmented, object-based view of reality, based on how we look “at-a-distance” from the outside in, as an observer. Somatic Intelligence is how we know ourselves from the inside out, at “no-distance.” In the words of Buddha, this is “knowing the body from the body,” one of the four Buddhist foundations of mindfulness.
Participants will be shown many ways of engaging somatic intelligence to sense, evaluate, and respond coherently, and awaken to the infinite consciousness that we are. By introducing current research in biology and neuroplasticity, we will explore how mindfulness transforms the brain and body toward ever greater freedom and aliveness.
CE credit for yoga teachers through Yoga Alliance and Risa Kaparo.