January 10 - February 7, 2023

Virtual via Zoom
Tuesdays, 12-1:30pm PT

In this course of six live virtual 1. 5 hour sessions, we will go deeper into Embodied Spirituality, as we explore mysticism, nature, our ancestors, and Inner Relationship Focusing through various practices, discussion and journaling with integration time between sessions. The emphasis will be on your own unique experience of embodiment as well as sharing other’s experiences in a safe, loving space. Home practices and writing prompts will help us delve deeper into the various topics of discussion and our own specific embodiment. We’ll conclude with a closing session of open, spacious sharing and end with a simple, sacred ritual.

Prerequisite: Introduction to Embodied Spirituality

Your Guide

Instructor

April Brenneman

April Brenneman is a Hatha Yoga instructor and facilitator of writing, collage art and spiritual circles. She draws from various Wisdom Traditions including Christianity and Nature Wisdom. She uses images, words and body sensations to guide her participants into inner self exploration of their Embodied Felt Sense of the Divine. She completed a two year Living School Program through the Center for Action and Contemplation in 2020. She finished two 60 hour certificate programs through the Embody Lab: Integrative Somatic Trauma Therapy in 2021 and Somatic Attachment Therapy in 2022. Tigard, Oregon as been her home since 1982 where she and her husband raised their five children. Two of her children had severe medical issues, which helped shape her spirituality and compassion. She enjoys the unique and incredible human beings they have become along with the delight of her three grandsons. She loves walking slowly in nature, hiking, reading, listening to podcasts, activism, and sharing her passion for embodiment with others.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Week One | Encountering Creation

    • Zoom Session Link: Jan. 10, Tuesday, 12-1:30pm PT

  • 2

    Week Two | Past-Present-Future

    • Zoom Session Link: Jan. 17, Tuesday, 12-1:30pm PT

  • 3

    Week Three | Embodied Mysticism

    • Zoom Session Link: Jan. 24, Tuesday, 12-1:30pm PT

  • 4

    Week Four | What is Self Focusing?

    • Zoom Session Link: Jan. 31, Tuesday, 12-1:30pm PT

  • 5

    Week Five |Blessing the Body--A Closing Ritual and Time to Share

    • Zoom Session Link: Jan. 31, Tuesday, 12-1:30pm PT