November 2nd and 3rd, 2019

Embodied Life Seminar

Newton Centre, MA (Wilson Chapel)

Space: The Embodied Life & Spatial Awareness With Russell & Linda Delman

Spatial awareness is often a missing or undervalued aspect of embodiment. This awareness orients in two directions - the vast inner spaces that exist within our physical bodies and the outer spaces that surrounds us at every moment. This outer space includes the physical as well as social environment, both of which inform our living at every moment.

Inner Space

The sense of pressure is a common experience in our modern world. There is the pressure to know more as infinite streams of information bombard us. The sense of time pressure as our schedules fill up and we try to do more each day. There can even be a sense of pressure arising from the intention to be Present and Not to feel pressured! All these senses of pressure involve compression within the tissues of our bodies. Learning to sense the great spaciousness that exists within our bodies at any moment can create instant relief and even help in changing motor patterns. Many of our chronic pain conditions, as well as movement difficulties, are connected to a sense of having no space.

Outer Space

In the Feldenkrais Method®, we often speak of working with the nervous system which naturally includes the perceptual experience of each moment. More than our skeleton, muscles and soft tissues, we orient in the world through our perception of space. As martial artists, actors, and dancers know, how we inhabit space radically effects our inner experience, our movement options, and how others perceive us. When we are conscious of the "field in which our actions are occurring", our self-organization and self-perception are transformed.

In this Embodied Life™ seminar, we will explore the shift from compression to spaciousness using Feldenkrais® movement lessons, guided Meditations, vertical movement gestures and interactive, awareness practices. While the seminar is primarily experiential, a clear conceptual understanding of the value and importance of spatial awareness will be offered.

"Human transformation requires the movement from fear to love as our basic operating principle. Presence is the door, Embodiment is the key"

Russell Delman began to study Zen meditation and somatic psychology in 1970 as undergraduate student in psychology. His training and personal relationship with Moshe Feldenkrais began in 1975, and he has since helped train more than 2500 Feldenkrais teachers all over the world. In recent years, Russell's close friendship with Eugene Gendlin ("Focusing") has strongly influenced his work. Other powerful influences include Non-Violent Communication and his work with Mother Theresa in India. Russell offers Seminars, Retreats and a three year mentorship program the The Embodied Life™ School.

Linda Evans Delman has been an international consultant and educator in the fields of Psychology, Conscious Movement, and Spirituality for over 30 years. She trained directly with Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais. She has been deeply influenced by Spacial™Dynamics, Eurythmy, Meditation, Prayer and Mother Nature. She joined the faculty of The Embodied Life School in 2015.

Date:  November 2nd and 3rd (Saturday and Sunday)
Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Location: Wilson Chapel 210 Herrick Rd, Newton Centre, MA
Cost: Early Bird (before 10/15) $195, thereafter $225

To register and pay: click here.

Local Contact: Josh Schreiber Shalem 781-640-8794

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