Discovering Our True Wealth: An 8-Week Somatic / Embodiment Group

with Charity Martin

October 22nd—December 10th

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  • $370 Program Price
Room: Main Shrine Room

An Eight Week Somatic Group To Cultivate Our Capacity For Embodiment and Self-Connection

Through the felt sense of or bodies, we can be open and sympathetic to our experience as it is.

In this eight week experiential group, we will explore how the felt or lived experience of the body allows us to open to our natural sense of ease, grounding, and belonging-so essential to meditation practice and to the discovery of our essential nature.

We will practice listening to our bodies and paying close attention to physical sensation, cultivating a deep embodied presence. This gives us tools to work with our obstacles and disconnection by bringing us to a more accepting, loving, and trusting sense of ourselves. Over time, this integrative work leads us to a sacred presence within, helping us cultivate kindness and gentleness, showing us we can meet all of our experience, pleasurable and painful, with openness, presence, and curiosity.

This group will include embodied meditation practice and instruction. Good for new or experienced meditators, and anyone wanting more access to their bodies and hearts.

Charity MartinAbout the Facilitator
For over 20 years, Charity Martin has been teaching bodywork and somatic therapeutic work to individuals and groups through her private practice in Rosen Method Bodywork and Somatic Experiencing Trauma Resolution in San Francisco. She has been a student and teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage for 30 years. Charity has been a student and Bay Area secretary to Pema Chödrön for 25 years and has also worked closely with John Welwood in his psycho/spiritual groups. All these influences inform her passion to help people find openness, workability, and trust in their own lived experience.

$370.00 Commitment to attend all or most sessions requested

For questions or to register, please contact Charity at [email protected]





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