“Join us as we develop and share our practice of Council in the Body during this retreat designed for people engaged with healing work,” write Pippa Bondy and Leslie Roberts. “We will explore Alexander Technique, Prayerforms, breath and movement work, Council, and active dialogue with nature as ways to access the innate wisdom held in our bodies and in the body of the Earth.
“Collaborating in a daily rhythm of group movement practice, personal sessions, and solo time in nature, we will build rapport with each other and learn new skills as we witness the unfolding of grace in our lives and in our bodies, expanding our awareness and our ability to read the field, a skill so helpful in the healing and care-giving arts.
“We will use the circle practice called Council throughout our time together. This group process of speaking and listening from the heart will help us as we seek to remember who we are, and bring intention, acceptance, and authentic presence to our communications while creating the possibility for truly engaged relationships and community, and an opening to wholeness.
“This is an opportunity to enrich our body-knowledge in a generative culture of co-travelers on the healing path, renewing the gift of vitality and connection in the wild beauty of Esalen.”