with Paula Sager and Bonnie Morrissey TBA 10:00 – 5:30 pm $180.00 South End Studio Burlington, VT
There is a moment in Authentic Movement when we spontaneously long to see another clearly, as they really are. This longing leads developmentally to the practice of the silent witness, where we contain the longing in attentive silence. From the silent witness, we develop our capacity for compassionate presence and the offerings of the heart.
Focused inward with eyes open, we hold and follow the thread of attention and strive to bring discerning awareness to the role of witnessing. Tracking our own sensations, feelings, images, and thoughts in the presence of movers, we come to see the workings of our own mind, including projections and associations that obscure clear seeing. Gradually we learn to trust the silence that holds and contains our own experience. This supports increased concentration, insight, and compassion.
Eventually our words emerge more directly from the depths of clear silent awareness and speaking becomes more fully grounded in the direct experience of intuitive knowing, the wellspring of all authentic witnessing.
Join us for this full-day intensive.
Paula Sager, MLS, Somatic Educator and Bonnie Morrissey, M.Ed., Licensed Psychologist-Masters, have studied the Discipline of Authentic Movement with Janet Adler since the early 1990’s, and are faculty members of Circles of Four post-graduate program. See disciplineofauthenticmovement.com for faculty bios and a full description of the program.