Sensory Awareness Foundation


Amherst, Massachusetts 2024

A Sensory Awareness workshop

with Michael Atkinson and Stefan Laeng

Amherst MA, June 1, 2024

Location: Venture Way Collaborative, 200 Venture Way, Hadley MA

Times: 10am – 4:30pm

We’re pricing this workshop well under “market value,” because we want to make it easy for you to join us for a day Sensory Awareness. In addition, please know that no-one will be turned away for lack of funds. Just ask.

Cost: $75 for newcomers and SAF members / $95 regular price

Beneath the clutter of contemporary life is the reliable ground of presence
on which to stand and move with sensitivity and intuitive intelligence.

Sensory Awareness is a remarkably open practice, a straightforward approach to reconnect with the living moment. Everyday movements rather than exercises, playful explorations, quiet attentiveness rather than effort, take us to a place of renewed engagement with an ever-evolving world, and a deepening sense of presence for what moves within and around us. Join us in exploring this path of renewal and discovery.

Stefan Laeng is the Executive Director of the Sensory Awareness Foundation. He offers workshops in the USA and Europe. Stefan has studied Sensory Awareness and related practices since 1980. He worked closely with Sensory Awareness pioneer Charlotte Selver during the last twelve years of her life. Many years of study and practice of Buddhist meditation and philosophy inform his work and life as well.

Michael Atkinson took his Ph.D in Phenomenology and for decades has explored the psychology of perception and the construction of meaning, literary and lived, as a university professor and a Sensory Awareness leader.  Michael began his study of Sensing in 1974, and was President of the Sensory Awareness Leaders’ Guild from 2014 to 2018.  He is an ordained Buddhist Dharma Teacher, interested in the relation of Sensing to the deep seeing of contemplation, exploring how we are transformed as we meet life’s invitations more fully.