Sensory Awareness Foundation


Solius, Spain 2024

The Ground We Share

Léelo en español

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International Sensory Awareness Weekend Retreat

Date: September 27 – 29, 2024

Location: Casa Santa Elena, Solius, Girona, Spain

Language: The classes will be given in Spanish and English simultaneously.

Workshop fee:
Early Bird Discount (by July 31): Regular €250 / SAF members €200
(That’s approximately $273 / $220. The form will show US Dollar prices)
Price after July 31: Regular $300 / SAF members $240.

Leaders Guild Members: Register above for the public weekend retreat, then sign up for the leaders meeting with SALG directly.

Food & Lodging: €185 single room / €165 double room, for the weekend. (After you register for the workshop, we’ll send you a link to make a room reservation at Casa Santa Elena.)

Arrival and check-in: Friday, Sept. 27, 4 pm

Opening Circle: Friday, 5:30 pm

Departure: Sunday, Sept. 29, after lunch at 1:30 pm

Bus from Barcelona airport(Bus company Sarfa-Moventis): to Santa Cristina de Aro, €20 (ca. 2hrs.) 
Taxi from airport: €155 (ca. 1 hr, 15 minutes)
Train: nearest station is Caldes de Malavella (20 minutes from Solius by taxi / €35/40)

The Ground We Share

With Enric Bruguera, Krista Sattler, Gloria Lerin, Mariela Valdez, Stefan Laeng

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.

Enric Bruguera (Palafrugell, Spain) offers Sensory Awareness workshops in Spain, the USA, Mexico, Chile, Italy, India. Together with his wife, Núria Vives, he runs the Center for Body Pedagogy L’Eix, in Palafrugell (Girona). He is currently President of the Sensory Awareness Leaders Guild. 

Krista Sattler was a disciple of Charlotte Selver and learned with her for more than 20 years. PhD in Biology and Psychotherapy. For many years she has been teaching Sensory Awareness courses in Austria, Germany and Spain. 

Gloria Lerin (Barcelona, Spain) first encountered Sensory Awareness in 1991, studying with Charlotte Selver, Charles Brooks and others in the field. She was trained in Holistic Gymnastics training at Dr. Lily Eherenfried’s center. Gloria offers Sensory Awareness, Gestalt Therapy, and psychotherapy (“Liberation of the Cuirasses”). 

Mariela Valdez (Mexico City) has been a Sensory Awareness practitioner since 1998, studying with Charlotte Selver and Lee Klinger Lesser. She also practices Logotherapy.

Stefan Laeng (Peterborough NH, USA) is the Executive Director of the Sensory Awareness Foundation. He 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.