Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Virtual Session, 10-11am PT

When our bodies feel an uncomfortable sensation, emotion and judgement may also follow. Sometimes it’s the other way round. An emotion brings an uncomfortable sensation. It often feels like that’s the whole of us. Everything else may seem to get drowned out.

In this one hour workshop, we will explore an embodied practice that helps us understand we are not all one sensation/emotion. With deep compassionate presence as our foundation, we will journal, reflect and discuss our experience together. With the gift of sharing from our experience, we are enlivening, teaching and encouraging the community we’ve created together. If you tend to feel overwhelmed by a bodily sensation or emotion, this is a great beginning practice for you.

Your Guide

Instructor April Brenneman

April Brenneman is a Somatic Spiritual Companion, a Hatha Yoga teacher (200 hour RYT) and an Embodied Spirituality Teacher. She was sent from the two year Living School program for Action and Contemplation in 2020, where she studied Christian Mystics, some Buddhism and the prophetic call to social justice. Her somatic certificates are through The Embody Lab, with ongoing training through the Somatic Experiencing ® (SE™) Trauma Institute.

Her passion is helping others connect with their bodies and discover the Divine within themselves through embodiment practices and somatic meditations. Her own spirituality can be described as Creation Spirituality and Embodied Christic Contemplation. She spent the majority of her adult life raising and nurturing her five children, two of which had major medical complications. She enjoys walking, reading, hiking, the natural world and long dynamic, life-filled conversations with close friends.