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A Day of Sensory Awareness in NYC with Louise Boedeker
August 13, 2016 @ 10:15 am - 3:45 pm EDT
Just Let It Unfold?
A Day of Sensory Awareness with Louise Boedeker
WHEN: Saturday, August 13, 2016 – 10:15 AM to 12:15PM (Break) then 1:45 to 3:45
WHERE: Nola Studios, 244 West 54th Street – (GO TO 11th FLOOR – FOLLOW SIGNS)
FEE: $90.00 – Partial Scholarships, if needed, are possible. Please note that the studio has a bare floor and no mats. You may want to bring a towel or mat to lie on.
Please send check made out to: Louise Boedeker, P.O. Box 1518, Mendocino, CA 95460-1518.
Registration by Aug. 06 will assure you of a place.
No further acknowledgement will be sent.
Please call Louise at (707) 937-3448 with questions, or e-mail before Aug. 06 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Just Let It Unfold?
Proust reminds us that the voyage of discovery lies not in seeking new vistas but having new eyes. In Sensory Awareness, we learn to recognize these handicapping tensions/conditionings, allowing them to subside, and thus regain our essential capacity for balance and harmony in both our inner and outer relationships.
In our work, we attend to our experience of quiet, basic movements, for example, how breathing comes and goes as we sit, stand or lie. We learn how we prepare to move, how we react with the physical support of the floor or a chair, where energy develops in us, and our response to the influence of gravity. Sometimes we work with partners, a subtle working together that can reveal how we communicate nonverbally. For example, I may sense my partner’s breathing by gently placing my hands on his or her back. My partner can notice any response to my touch, and the effect on breathing, posture or attitude.
We learn to experience – with awareness – what happens in us in each moment, as we move, breathe, carry out our daily tasks, and interact with the universe. This practice then moves with us beyond the classroom into our daily lives, we become more awake and responsive, and we can find more joy in everyday happenings.
Louise has a PhD in Education and Anthropology. She was so profoundly influenced by the practice of Sensory Awareness as expressed by Charlotte Selver that she gave up her tenured teaching position to devote herself to the work.