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A DAY OF SENSORY AWARENESS With Louise Boedeker
April 23, 2016 @ 10:15 am - 3:45 pm EDT
When: Saturday, April 23, 2016 Where: Nola Sound Studios, 244 West 54th Street
10:15 AM to 12:15 PM (Break) (Studio 1 on 10th Floor)*
1:45 PM to 3:45 PM
Fee $90—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.*
To register: Please include your name printed clearly.
Please send a check made out to: Louise Boedeker, P.O. Box 1518, Mendocino, CA 95460-1518.
Registration by April 16th will assure you of a place. No further acknowledgement will be sent.
Please call Louise at (707) 937-3448 with questions, or email before April 16 to firstname.lastname@example.org
Repose and Activity: Experience Both
Sometimes we experience very different levels of aliveness within our organism. Habitual and conditioned attitudes can become embedded in our tissues as physical tensions, preventing our innate capacity for direct, immediate experience to fulfill itself. In Sensory Awareness, we learn to recognize these limiting tensions/conditions, allowing them to subside. Thus we become able to 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 interact with the physical support of the floor or 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 non-verbally. 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 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 ever day happenings.
Louise Boedeker has a PhD in Education and Anthropology. She first experienced the practice of Sensory Awareness in 1987 with Charlotte Selver and was so profoundly influenced that she gave up her tenured teaching position to devote herself to the practice of Sensory Awareness.