Your body is a tremendous resource. It has been present for every experience and stores the memories of these events. Our physical presence, posture, and gestures and our tone of voice and speech patterns all relay a message. We “tell” others how to be with us and how to treat us by this presence—our embodiment. What story does your body tell the world about who you are, your experience of the world, and how you expect to be treated? Habitual beliefs and behaviors formed early in life lead to habitual ways of responding that limit life experience. How have your childhood, your primary relationships, and the culture and environment you grew up in informed who you are today?
Learning the language of your body opens a doorway into clarifying the connection between body, mind, and spirit, and can assist in increasing self-awareness, uncovering “the issues that are in the tissues,” letting go of beliefs that no longer serve you, and creating a different reality. Join us as we explore our earliest movements and learn within the safe context of the group that which we learned in relationship to our families and culture. Through mindfulness, movement, and contact with others, we can learn to move beyond limiting ways of responding we learned as a child. Literally rewiring our nervous systems, we allow more functional movement patterns and more nourishing relationships to develop.