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Embodied Consciousness Immersion | BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA


  • Krutch Theatre, University of CA Berkeley 2601 Warring Street Berkeley, CA, 94720 United States (map)
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CEU’S FOR THIS IMMERSION WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON.

With Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, Dr. Scott Lyons, Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith, Dr. Rae Johnson, Dr. Theresa Silow, Rev. angel Kyodo williams, Tara Judelle, Dr. Judith Blackstone, Sally Kempton and musical guest C.C. White.

The Embodied Consciousness Immersion is a six-day deep dive into exploring consciousness through the lens of somatic psychology, social justice, and spirituality.

Join world-renowned somatic facilitators and leaders of applied spiritual wisdom in exploring consciousness through the lens of somatic psychology, social justice, and spirituality- hosted by Embodied Flow.

This immersion invites participants to move beyond the research and theory of consciousness and to step directly into the felt sense of it.

Join us for a week of movement, meditation, lectures, yoga, and dynamic practices in both group and partner work. Throughout this immersion, we will address developmental, socio-cultural, and psychosomatic dynamics that impact our ability to experience wholeness and aliveness throughout our life. We will introduce and utilize a range of tools from Body-Mind Centering®, Somatic Experiencing, Focusing Technique, Nondual Tantric Philosophy, Embodied Flow™, Life Visioning Process, Breathwork, Realization Process®, and Hakomi method to attune to our inner landscape and help cultivate self-awareness, agency, resilience, and purpose. Ultimately, these embodied practices create and cultivate bridges of interconnection to others, ourselves, the environment, and beyond.

This week will provide you with practical tools in working with yourself and others towards living a life in deep connection and relationship, moving us ever closer to a world that is beyond false division — one that is consciously embodied.

WHAT IS UNIQUE ABOUT THIS EVENT?

Unlike a conference, this immersion is an experiential journey, from start to finish, to guide you in working with yourself and others in this profound mind-body-spirit medicine. This world renown faculty is working together to co-create a journey for you through the processes of embodying consciousnesses.


Location

Krutch Theatre, University of California at Berkeley

2601 Warring St., Berkeley, CA 94720

 

Facilitators

The faculty leading the immersion includes Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, Dr. Scott Lyons, Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith, Dr. Rae Johnson, Dr. Theresa Silow, Rev. angel Kyodo williams, Tara Judelle, Dr. Judith Blackstone, and Sally Kempton.

Special guest C.C. White will perform her world renowned Soul Kirtan in concert on Friday evening at the end of the immersion.

BONNIE BAINBRIDGE COHEN   Bonnie is a movement artist, researcher, educator, therapist and developer of the Body-Mind Centering® approach to movement and consciousness- an exploration of how we embody our body systems, tissues and cells, and our developmental movement patterns and embryology. Her work has influenced the fields of dance, bodywork, yoga, body psychotherapy, infant and child development. She is the author of several celebrated books and DVDs on dance, embodied anatomy and working with children and special needs.   bodymindcentering.com

BONNIE BAINBRIDGE COHEN

Bonnie is a movement artist, researcher, educator, therapist and developer of the Body-Mind Centering® approach to movement and consciousness- an exploration of how we embody our body systems, tissues and cells, and our developmental movement patterns and embryology. Her work has influenced the fields of dance, bodywork, yoga, body psychotherapy, infant and child development. She is the author of several celebrated books and DVDs on dance, embodied anatomy and working with children and special needs.

bodymindcentering.com

DR. MICHAEL BERNARD BECKWITH   Dr. Beckwith is a sought after meditation teacher, conference speaker, and creator of the Life Visioning Process™. He is also the founder and spiritual director of the Agape International Spiritual Center based in Los Angeles, CA offering countless local outreach and humanitarian programs worldwide. Through his teachings on the science of inner-transformation, Dr. Beckwith embraces a practical approach to spirituality that acknowledges the accelerated pace of our contemporary times.   michaelbernardbeckwith.com

DR. MICHAEL BERNARD BECKWITH

Dr. Beckwith is a sought after meditation teacher, conference speaker, and creator of the Life Visioning Process™. He is also the founder and spiritual director of the Agape International Spiritual Center based in Los Angeles, CA offering countless local outreach and humanitarian programs worldwide. Through his teachings on the science of inner-transformation, Dr. Beckwith embraces a practical approach to spirituality that acknowledges the accelerated pace of our contemporary times.

michaelbernardbeckwith.com

TARA JUDELLE   Tara Judelle is a world renowned yoga facilitator moved by bringing humans into their innate sense of freedom and purpose. After 30 years experimenting in all forms of movement, Tara co-created the School of Embodied Flow™ in 2014 to bring her current passions into a modern movement of Yoga. From a background in literature, film writing, directing and dance, Tara brings students on a journey of discovery of their numinous self through laughter, meditation, embodiment, movement & inquiry.   tarajudelle.com

TARA JUDELLE

Tara Judelle is a world renowned yoga facilitator moved by bringing humans into their innate sense of freedom and purpose. After 30 years experimenting in all forms of movement, Tara co-created the School of Embodied Flow™ in 2014 to bring her current passions into a modern movement of Yoga. From a background in literature, film writing, directing and dance, Tara brings students on a journey of discovery of their numinous self through laughter, meditation, embodiment, movement & inquiry.

tarajudelle.com

DR. RAE JOHNSON   Rae Johnson, PhD, RSMT   is a scholar, activist and registered somatic movement therapist who currently chairs the Somatic Studies specialization in the Department of Psychology doctoral program at Pacifica Graduate Institute. The author of several books – including  Elemental Movement,   Knowing in our Bones , and  Embodied Social Justice  – Rae teaches and trains internationally on embodied micro-aggressions, somatic research methods, and the poetic body.   raejohnsonsomatic.com

DR. RAE JOHNSON

Rae Johnson, PhD, RSMT is a scholar, activist and registered somatic movement therapist who currently chairs the Somatic Studies specialization in the Department of Psychology doctoral program at Pacifica Graduate Institute. The author of several books – including Elemental Movement, Knowing in our Bones, and Embodied Social Justice – Rae teaches and trains internationally on embodied micro-aggressions, somatic research methods, and the poetic body.

raejohnsonsomatic.com

SALLY KEMPTON   Sally Kempton is a widely respected teacher of meditation and spiritual wisdom known to help students work with meditative experience as a framework for practical life-change. A former swami in a Vedic tradition, she has spent over four decades delving deeply into meditation and self-inquiry.  Spirituality and Health magazine call her work “the meditation books your heart wants you to read.” She is on the faculty at Esalen and Kripalu, teaches meditation on Yogaglo & leads international retreats.   www.sallykempton.com

SALLY KEMPTON

Sally Kempton is a widely respected teacher of meditation and spiritual wisdom known to help students work with meditative experience as a framework for practical life-change. A former swami in a Vedic tradition, she has spent over four decades delving deeply into meditation and self-inquiry. Spirituality and Healthmagazine call her work “the meditation books your heart wants you to read.” She is on the faculty at Esalen and Kripalu, teaches meditation on Yogaglo & leads international retreats.

www.sallykempton.com

DR. SCOTT LYONS   Dr. Scott Lyons is dedicated to teaching embodiment as a way of exploring human development, healing and transformation. Scott is the co-creator of Embodied Flow™, a Clinical Psychologist, and Mind-Body Medicine practitioner. Additionally, Scott is a Certified Body-Mind Centering® Teacher, Cranio-Sacral Therapist, Visceral Manipulation Therapist, Infant Developmental Movement Educator, Movement Therapist, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Mindfulness-based Executive Coach, and Focusing Practitioner.   drscottlyons.com

DR. SCOTT LYONS

Dr. Scott Lyons is dedicated to teaching embodiment as a way of exploring human development, healing and transformation. Scott is the co-creator of Embodied Flow™, a Clinical Psychologist, and Mind-Body Medicine practitioner. Additionally, Scott is a Certified Body-Mind Centering® Teacher, Cranio-Sacral Therapist, Visceral Manipulation Therapist, Infant Developmental Movement Educator, Movement Therapist, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Mindfulness-based Executive Coach, and Focusing Practitioner.

drscottlyons.com

DR. THERESA SILOW   Theresa Silow, Ph.D., LPCC is Professor and Core Faculty (former Chair) in the Somatic Psychology Program at California Institute of Integral Studies. She holds a PhD in Somatic Studies from Ohio State University. A native of Germany, Theresa also teaches Somatic Psychology courses as adjunct faculty at Steinbeis Hochschule, Germany. Her private somatic psychotherapy practice in Santa Rosa is informed by somatic, developmental, attachment, psychoanalytic, and trauma theories and practices.   ciis.edu

DR. THERESA SILOW

Theresa Silow, Ph.D., LPCC is Professor and Core Faculty (former Chair) in the Somatic Psychology Program at California Institute of Integral Studies. She holds a PhD in Somatic Studies from Ohio State University. A native of Germany, Theresa also teaches Somatic Psychology courses as adjunct faculty at Steinbeis Hochschule, Germany. Her private somatic psychotherapy practice in Santa Rosa is informed by somatic, developmental, attachment, psychoanalytic, and trauma theories and practices.

ciis.edu

REV. ANGEL KYODO WILLIAMS   Author, activist, master trainer and founder of Transformative Change, angel Kyodo williams’ work has sparked connections & conversations that have confronted the most formidable impediments to justice & social transformation of our time. Her critically-acclaimed books, Being Black: Zen and the Art of Living With Fearlessness and Grace, and Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love & Liberation have initiated profound healing and deepened commitment to dismantling oppression across lines of race, class, sexual orientation & other divides.   angelkyodowilliams.com

REV. ANGEL KYODO WILLIAMS

Author, activist, master trainer and founder of Transformative Change, angel Kyodo williams’ work has sparked connections & conversations that have confronted the most formidable impediments to justice & social transformation of our time. Her critically-acclaimed books, Being Black: Zen and the Art of Living With Fearlessness and Grace, and Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love & Liberation have initiated profound healing and deepened commitment to dismantling oppression across lines of race, class, sexual orientation & other divides.

angelkyodowilliams.com

DR. JUDITH BLACKSTONE   Judith Blackstone, PhD, is an innovative spiritual teacher and a licensed psychotherapist in New York with forty years of clinical experience. She developed the Realization Process, a method of embodied psychological and relational healing and nondual spiritual awakening. She is the author of Belonging Here, The Enlightenment Process, The Intimate Life, The Empathic Ground and Trauma and the Unbound Body. An audio series of the Realization Process is available from Sounds True.   realizationprocess.org

DR. JUDITH BLACKSTONE

Judith Blackstone, PhD, is an innovative spiritual teacher and a licensed psychotherapist in New York with forty years of clinical experience. She developed the Realization Process, a method of embodied psychological and relational healing and nondual spiritual awakening. She is the author of Belonging Here, The Enlightenment Process, The Intimate Life, The Empathic Ground and Trauma and the Unbound Body. An audio series of the Realization Process is available from Sounds True.

realizationprocess.org

C.C. White's concerts have won her worldwide recognition as “The Queen of Soul Kirtan,” enrapturing audiences like no other. Her critically acclaimed CD “This IS Soul Kirtan!” debuted at the top of the iTunes World Chart & is the first of its kind to feature a blend of Kirtan, Soul, Blues, Reggae, Gospel, R&B and Jazz. She’s worked with Lenny Kravitz, Sting, Neil Young, Ben Harper, Charlie Musselwhite, Jackson Browne, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Joe Cocker, and Jason Mraz to name a few. Get ready for soul-freeing, foot-stomping, heart-opening Soul Kirtan!   www.soulkirtan.com

C.C. White's concerts have won her worldwide recognition as “The Queen of Soul Kirtan,” enrapturing audiences like no other. Her critically acclaimed CD “This IS Soul Kirtan!” debuted at the top of the iTunes World Chart & is the first of its kind to feature a blend of Kirtan, Soul, Blues, Reggae, Gospel, R&B and Jazz. She’s worked with Lenny Kravitz, Sting, Neil Young, Ben Harper, Charlie Musselwhite, Jackson Browne, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Joe Cocker, and Jason Mraz to name a few. Get ready for soul-freeing, foot-stomping, heart-opening Soul Kirtan!

www.soulkirtan.com


What is Embodied Consciousness?

We are not just here to realize our divine nature but to embody that nature in human form

— JOHN WELWOOD

Embodiment is our direct experience of the self as it is mediated by the psychological, emotional, social and physiological processes that intersect in the body. If the body is the form through which consciousness emerges, then learning to listen to the inner language of the body is primary to the task of healing, self-actualization and human fulfillment.

Just as we navigate the terrain of our external environment through its textures, curves, temperatures, densities, hills and valleys, so too we can explore the inner landscape and become intimate with the layers, flavors, and unique qualities of our self. Becoming consciously embodied is the process of attuning to the vibrant inner landscape so as to be more awake in ourselves and more alive in our relationships.


What You Will Gain From This Immersion

  • A foundational sense and understanding of consciousness.

  • An overview of the history/development of somatics.

  • Applied tools for entering into a state of play and curiosity as a doorway into flow.

  • Learn to recognize the ways in which you associate and dissociate from feeling, emotions, and relationships (connection).

  • How to explore embodied psychology beyond the nervous system.

  • Learn to empower and define healthy boundaries.

  • Learn to listen to the inner language of intuition as the divine language of consciousnesses.

  • Learn to identify the sources in your life, relationships, culture, and environment that have obstructed you from a sense of wholeness.

  • Embodied social justice work that provides you with the tools to identify the constructs in yourself and culturally that have created “otherness,” isolation, and systemic loneliness. Learn to heal both personal and global “otherness.”

  • Support yourself and others into a sense of authenticity and being at home in their bodies.

  • Explore the embryological and developmental components that form “I, you, and us.”

  • Experience embodied social activism as a path towards collective liberation.

  • Recognize how we construct ourselves in relation to traumatic events in our lives.

  • Identify unconscious holding patterns, and learn how you can release them.

  • How we can experience oneness with other people without losing inward contact with ourselves.

  • Explore how the loss of feeling whole and isolated can lead to chronic stress and  psychosomatic disorders.

  • Strategies for undoing body shame and checking body privilege.

  • How asymmetrical nonverbal interactions can perpetuate inequality.

  • The role of embodied microaggressions in everyday life.

  • Strategies for enacting embodied activism and transforming the culture.

  • Recognize that attachment, bonding, and co-regulation are somatically based developments.

  • Be aware that early movement patterns and early relationships shape an overall somatic organization of an individual.

  • Recognize that the development of a sense of self and its different stages directly emerge out of early somatic experiences.

  • Develop a rudimentary understanding about the impact of trauma and stress on the functioning of the nervous system.


Additional Information

Join us for a week of movement, meditation, lectures, yoga, and dynamic practices in groups and in partner work.

EVENT LOCATION

Krutch Theatre, University of California at Berkeley
2601 Warring St., Berkeley, CA 94720


WHO THIS IS FOR

Health and wellness practitioners who work with groups or individuals.


WHAT TO WEAR

Please wear comfortable clothes that you can sit and move freely in.  


WHAT TO BRING

Please bring a yoga mat and the props you wish to use, as well as something comfortable to sit on. For those who need, chairs will be provided.  Please also note that if you are traveling from afar, there will be some props that will also be available for purchase during the immersion.


FOOD & ACCOMMODATIONS

Food and accommodations are not included in the cost of registration so please plan accordingly.


DAILY SCHEDULE

7:00 am - 8:30 am: Movement & Meditation
8:45 am - 10:45 am: Class 1
11:15 am - 1:15 pm: Class 2
1:15 pm - 2:45 pm: Lunch
2:45 pm - 6:15 pm: Class 3

*Please note: there are special evening events on Tuesday & Friday from 7:30 - 9:30pm


Financial Investment

Early Bird (registration by June 13th): $1175

Regular Price: $1275

Graduate Students*: $975

*Limited availability. Please note that we will require a scanned copy of your student ID.


For more information and questions please contact immersion@embodiedflow.com