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Workshops

Mar
7
Sun
2021
Breathing Workshop ࿊ Part of The Resilient Health in Times of Change Online Workshop Series with Myra Avedon & Erik Bendix @ Online
Mar 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

No two breaths we take are the same. Watching our breaths rise and fall and pause in between can lead us down all inner pathways into our embodied selves and cells. The great spiritual traditions of breath practice all seem to agree on not forcing it. Our breath restrictions start melting when we attend to them kindly. As they melt, our fuller and easier breath brings us health. Much of our ease in breathing depends on how smoothly our diaphragms coordinate with other moving tissues that help our breathing process. 

Much of our ease in breathing depends on how smoothly our diaphragms coordinate with other moving tissues that help our breathing process. How can we be more generous with allowing air to move from our nostrils to the branching lobes of our lungs? As we breathe we trade air pressure with the atmosphere, but we also exchange gases within our fluids across thin expandable membranes in our lungs. All our cells participate in breath, most of them through fluid. 

  • What are our pathways between fluid and air? 
  • What inner breathing can we encourage? 
  • What possibilities of breath have we yet to explore? 
  • These classes hope to explore these questions and be a breath of fresh air.
Mar
14
Sun
2021
Breathing Workshop ࿊ Part of The Resilient Health in Times of Change Online Workshop Series with Myra Avedon & Erik Bendix @ Online
Mar 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

No two breaths we take are the same. Watching our breaths rise and fall and pause in between can lead us down all inner pathways into our embodied selves and cells. The great spiritual traditions of breath practice all seem to agree on not forcing it. Our breath restrictions start melting when we attend to them kindly. As they melt, our fuller and easier breath brings us health. Much of our ease in breathing depends on how smoothly our diaphragms coordinate with other moving tissues that help our breathing process. 

Much of our ease in breathing depends on how smoothly our diaphragms coordinate with other moving tissues that help our breathing process. How can we be more generous with allowing air to move from our nostrils to the branching lobes of our lungs? As we breathe we trade air pressure with the atmosphere, but we also exchange gases within our fluids across thin expandable membranes in our lungs. All our cells participate in breath, most of them through fluid. 

  • What are our pathways between fluid and air? 
  • What inner breathing can we encourage? 
  • What possibilities of breath have we yet to explore? 
  • These classes hope to explore these questions and be a breath of fresh air.
Apr
11
Sun
2021
Digestion Workshop ࿊ Part of The Resilient Health in Times of Change Online Workshop Series with Myra Avedon & Erik Bendix @ Online
Apr 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

We have gut feelings about things, a sense of knowing what we like or want. Sometimes these feelings are about what we want to eat, and then we reach toward that nourishment with our mouths. This reach is how we move toward continuing to live, an expression of the forward movement of our vitality. All other body systems are shaped around helping us get to food and drink. 

Our digestion speaks a language of sniffing, tasting, chewing and swallowing, taking in to absorb or rejecting to expel. We ingest, digest and eliminate. Digestive organs have a mind of their own, and do not like to be pressured or rushed. 

Do we give them the time and space they need? 

They do the slow work to transform food we have eaten into life energy.

  • How do our digestive organs feel? 
  • How do they relate to each other? 
  • How do our inside contents balance with our outside layers? 

Let’s chew on this together, and if we like what we find, we can savor it and swallow.

Apr
18
Sun
2021
Digestion Workshop ࿊ Part of The Resilient Health in Times of Change Online Workshop Series with Myra Avedon & Erik Bendix @ Online
Apr 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

We have gut feelings about things, a sense of knowing what we like or want. Sometimes these feelings are about what we want to eat, and then we reach toward that nourishment with our mouths. This reach is how we move toward continuing to live, an expression of the forward movement of our vitality. All other body systems are shaped around helping us get to food and drink. 

Our digestion speaks a language of sniffing, tasting, chewing and swallowing, taking in to absorb or rejecting to expel. We ingest, digest and eliminate. Digestive organs have a mind of their own, and do not like to be pressured or rushed. 

Do we give them the time and space they need? 

They do the slow work to transform food we have eaten into life energy.

  • How do our digestive organs feel? 
  • How do they relate to each other? 
  • How do our inside contents balance with our outside layers? 

Let’s chew on this together, and if we like what we find, we can savor it and swallow.

May
9
Sun
2021
Blood Flow Workshop ࿊ Part of The Resilient Health in Times of Change Online Workshop Series with Myra Avedon & Erik Bendix @ Online
May 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

All our cells and tissues are nourished by our blood flow. The beginning flow of fluid through our cell membranes set the tone for every transition downstream. By embracing transitional flow, we can join and swim with the stream of what gives us resilience, the flow of nourishment that lets us grow. At the core of blood flow lie our heart and kidneys. Our heart dances continually between in and outflow, between closing and opening, between rhythmic activation and pauses for rest in between. How does it feel to balance between these phases? 

Our blood flow is in a continual dance between core and periphery, and between activation and rest. Our kidneys filter our blood to keep it fresh and balanced between fluid intake and output. Our blood moves through its network of rivers and streams to and from every part of us.

Blood circulation also moves in tidal cycles that ebb and flow with our relation to sun and moon and to the planet that holds us. How do the rhythms of flow inside us connect us to our world? How do they connect us within ourselves? What is the flow within our movement that brings us life?

May
16
Sun
2021
Blood Flow Workshop ࿊ Part of The Resilient Health in Times of Change Online Workshop Series with Myra Avedon & Erik Bendix @ Online
May 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

All our cells and tissues are nourished by our blood flow. The beginning flow of fluid through our cell membranes set the tone for every transition downstream. By embracing transitional flow, we can join and swim with the stream of what gives us resilience, the flow of nourishment that lets us grow. At the core of blood flow lie our heart and kidneys. Our heart dances continually between in and outflow, between closing and opening, between rhythmic activation and pauses for rest in between. How does it feel to balance between these phases? 

Our blood flow is in a continual dance between core and periphery, and between activation and rest. Our kidneys filter our blood to keep it fresh and balanced between fluid intake and output. Our blood moves through its network of rivers and streams to and from every part of us.

Blood circulation also moves in tidal cycles that ebb and flow with our relation to sun and moon and to the planet that holds us. How do the rhythms of flow inside us connect us to our world? How do they connect us within ourselves? What is the flow within our movement that brings us life?

Jun
6
Sun
2021
Skin Workshop ࿊ Part of The Resilient Health in Times of Change Online Workshop Series with Myra Avedon & Erik Bendix @ Online
Jun 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Our skin faces out to touch our world and faces in to enfold us in ourselves. It is our boundary and our comfort, the place where we touch and are touched and the threshold where we come to know where we are. 

  • How much are we at home in our own skins? 
  • How can we build trust through touch and learn to open our hands toward the inner movements that show us evidence of healing? 
  • Can we let touch in, even when it is far away?

Skin’s interface between what is inside and outside us is mirrored in both breathing and digestion, where air and food from outside is taken into cavities within. All three interfaces between what is inside and outside are central to our immunity and resilience. Skin also breathes and sheds outward while still holding our sea of inner fluid contained. It is a mother mantle that carries memories of how we lived in fluid before birth. The gentle pliability of our skin now clarifies our outer boundary of self. It is both soft and strong.

Jun
13
Sun
2021
Skin Workshop ࿊ Part of The Resilient Health in Times of Change Online Workshop Series with Myra Avedon & Erik Bendix @ Online
Jun 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Our skin faces out to touch our world and faces in to enfold us in ourselves. It is our boundary and our comfort, the place where we touch and are touched and the threshold where we come to know where we are. 

  • How much are we at home in our own skins? 
  • How can we build trust through touch and learn to open our hands toward the inner movements that show us evidence of healing? 
  • Can we let touch in, even when it is far away?

Skin’s interface between what is inside and outside us is mirrored in both breathing and digestion, where air and food from outside is taken into cavities within. All three interfaces between what is inside and outside are central to our immunity and resilience. Skin also breathes and sheds outward while still holding our sea of inner fluid contained. It is a mother mantle that carries memories of how we lived in fluid before birth. The gentle pliability of our skin now clarifies our outer boundary of self. It is both soft and strong.

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