2018 NYC Workshop


National East Coast Workshop

at Pearl Studios, 500 8th Avenue, New York City

4th Floor, Studio 404


In Sensory Awareness, we learn to shift our attention from ceaseless thinking to our embodied experience. Deeper sources of natural energy and intuitive intelligence reveal themselves. We can explore and draw upon them.

Whether we are interested in tapping our own inherent creativity in the expressive arts, or deepening our contemplative life through somatic exploration, or living in a richer, more connected way moment by moment, Sensory Awareness opens the way to an enhanced sense of presence and vitality.

A weekend workshop with Sensory Awareness Leaders Guild members Denise Gabriel, Pat Baxter, Leslie French, Stefan Laeng, Pat Meyer-Peterson, and Marsha Glassey.

And, hopefully, you!

You can help us spread the word by sharing our Facebook event, or printing out and posting a flyer which you can download here: NYC 2018 flyer. Thank you.

Session Themes and Leaders

What we Bring to this Moment
Stefan Laeng is a Sensory Awareness leader and the Executive Director of the Sensory Awareness Foundation. He offers workshops in the USA and Europe. His many years of study of Buddhist meditation and philosophy inform his work and life as does the practice of Sensory Awareness. Currently, Stefan is working on an oral history and biography of the Sensory Awareness pioneer Charlotte Selver.

Living in Connection
Pat Meyer-Peterson has long been engaged with somatic work from Therapeutic Massage and Shiatsu to Zero Balancing – all informed by decades of practice in Sensory Awareness, leading workshops and offering individual sessions.  A past President of the Sensory Awareness Leaders Guild, and a teacher of several styles of bodywork, Pat is dedicated to fostering community and empowering others.

Meeting this Moment, Meeting Yourself
Marsha Glassey was fortunate to have studied with Charlotte Selver and Charles Brooks for over 25 years. Her background experience as an occupational therapist, educator and massage therapist blend beautifully with Sensory Awareness. She has recently been offering Sensing classes for Yoga students where she resides in Florida.

Moments are Movements
Pat Baxter is a massage therapist and teacher of massage, a leader of Sensory Awareness, chi-gong and women’s retreats. She loves to move as an expression and therapy. Pat is the director of Sanar IMAR – Healing Arts of Barra de Navidad in Jalisco, Mexico. She has an MA in Counseling/Psychology with an emphasis in Body/Mind Therapy.

Receptive Seeing
Leslie French taught movement for actors at George Brown Theatre School in Toronto for 34 years, as well as at the Stratford Festival. Her original interest in movement came from a love of dance and a desire to become more conscious in life. She is a Sensory Awareness leader and has also also studied and worked in Modern Dance, Body Wisdom and Movement composition with Til Thiele; Authentic Movement with Janet Adler, Embodied Practice with Judith Koltai.

Dynamic Stillness, Authentic Action
Denise Gabriel is an Associate Professor with the College of Visual and Performing Arts in the School of Theater at UNC, Greensboro, Resident Movement Director with Triad Stage, and Associate Artist with Living Pictures, UK. She is an authorized leader of Sensory Awareness, who leads and teaches “Sensing in Action” International Programs in Mexico, London, Wales, Ireland, Spain and Japan. She is a Founding Director of the Gate City Zen Sangha in Greensboro, North Carolina.


This is a non-residential retreat,
beginning on Saturday morning, October 6, at 10 am 
and ending on Sunday, October 7, at 5 pm.

Register Online Now

Contact us at with any questions you might have at
info@sensoryawareness.org or (415) 634 5595.



Please arrive between 9:30 and 10:00 am on Saturday.
On Saturday, the workshop begins at 10 am and ends at about 9 pm.
On Sunday, the workshop begins at 9:30 am and ends at 5:00 pm.

Download the detailed schedule.

Cancellation Policy

Refund minus $50 administrative fee when canceling prior to fourteen days before the workshop. No refund within fourteen days of the event.