Sensory Awareness Foundation


New York City 2024

A Sensory Awareness workshop

with Shelley Hainer and Stefan Laeng

New York City, June 29, 2024

Location: Balance Art Center, 151 W 30th Street, 3rd Floor, Room 1

Times: 10am – 5pm

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.

When we turn outward to explore our world with open curiosity and increasing sensitivity, we are brought into richer contact with our own capacities, our deepest nature. And if we start from the point of inner exploration, we find ourselves awakening outward to a world of wonder, a renewed landscape in which to thrive.  Sensory Awareness is a remarkably simple approach to reconnecting 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.

Shelley Hainer – Certified in anti-gymnastics/Therese Bertherat (1984-86) in the lineage of Elsa Gindler; with Carola Speads, Gindler teacher who wrote Ways to Better Breathing. Since 2015, Shelley joined Sensory Awareness Foundation conferences: New York City, Mexico, California, Monhegan Island, and Germany. Dancer, actor, poet, photographer, performance artist, Shelley created Bamboo Jacket Banquet, (2008), an immersive sensory experiment enlivening the ubiquitous parable. A meditator since 1988, Shelley invited to teach at Dhamma Dena Meditation Retreat Center offers classes in New York City; BA/Theater, MS/Exercise Physiology, with extensive exploration of somatic therapies.

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.