MEDITATING WITH THE BODY® Embodied Wisdom for Challenging Times with Manuela Mischke Reeds, M.A., M.F.T

 06 June
 Church Divinity School of the Pacific Parsons Hall (Dennistron Refectory) 2450 Le Conte Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709
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 Rachel Edelman
The longer you dwell in silence, the more you will hear your body’s intelligent wisdom. This unique retreat will introduce you to the practice of Meditating with the Body®, developed by Dr. Reggie Ray in the tradition of the Dharma Ocean lineage. Through precise somatic protocols and awareness practices, you will learn to connect more deeply with the inherent wisdom of your body. Meditating with the body helps us to experience our own warmth and kindness and meet others free of filters and habitual patterns. It also supports us to more fully appreciate the sacred world around us and within us. Deep engagement with one’s body wisdom is especially important in the helping professions where burn out, compassion fatigue and overwhelm can impede our relationship with ourselves. Suitable for beginners and long-term meditators, this retreat will feature somatic practices that include sitting, walking, lying down, and longer periods of silence and self-contemplation. Dharma talks and short group discussions will also enhance this supportive practice environment, which will provide a chance to unplug from the daily stressors while being held within a safe community. Please bring: Meditation cushion; blanket/mat to lie on; shawl or layers of clothing to cover yourself; water bottle; notebook. (No computers or other digital devices during retreat time please.)his workshop will help you work more effectively with your clients, by gaining the cooperation of your clients’ unconscious world in service of greater resilience, internal cohesion, and an enhanced ability to manage difficult emotional experiences. For Whom The workshop is open and relevant to the general public. Beginning and advanced meditators welcome. Some prior mindfulness practice recommended. Manuela Mischke Reeds, M.A., M.F.T is an authorized Dharma Ocean Meditation teacher in teaching the Meditating with the Body Program. A meditator for over 25 years in the Vajrayana Buddhist tradition, she has a passion for bringing the Body as at the central focus of meditation. Her extensive experience in the Psychotherapy and trauma field give the meditation practices a rich foundation of understanding the human transformation of somatic experiences. She is a certified Hakomi Therapist and Trainer, and licensed Somatic Psychotherapist. She trains health professionals in San Francisco, Australia, New Zealand, Germany and Israel. She teaches a Hakomi-based Trauma & Attachment Training for Clinicians in Germany and leads Trauma to Dharma Trainings in the Bay Area. Manuela also co-directs and teaches at the Hakomi Institute of California. Manuela has a unique understanding of integrating Mindfulness with Somatic Psychology, inspiring her clients towards full embodiment in their lives. She is faculty at JFK University, Campbell, CA & Sofia University, Palo Alto, CA. She holds an M.A. in Somatic Psychology from California Institute of Integral Studies, and a B.A. in Dance Therapy from the Naropa University. Manuela has extensive training in the field of movement therapies and is an authorized Continuum Movement teacher and focuses the Embodiment of Mindfulness in her private practice in Menlo Park, CA. She is the author of ‘8 Keys to Practicing Mindfulness: Practical Strategies for Emotional Health and Well- being’ by W. W. Norton & Company. Logistics Dates & Times Juine 6-7, 2015 9:30 am - 4:30 pm Location Church Divinity School of the Pacific Parsons Hall (Dennistron Refectory) 2450 Le Conte Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709 Our quiet retreat center offers comfortable rooms with full amenities for anyone who would like to completely unplug and retreat overnight. To book a room, call 510-204-0704 or visit to reserve a room online. Tuition Early Enrollment: $325 by May 1, 2015 Standard Enrollment: $390 VISA & Mastercard accepted. Cancellation Policy Cancellations received by mail or phone seven days in advance of a 1-day workshop or fourteen days in advance of a 2 or 3-day workshop will receive a full refund minus a $25 administrative fee. There will be no refunds for cancellations received after the cancellation deadline. Please register by June 3, 2015 at:

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