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Somatic Meditation Instruction
May 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Embodied Meditation Classes With Julie Farmer
New 7-class series starting March 7th! First class is free! See details below.
Thurs, Mar 7 & 21, April 4 & 18, May 2, 16 & 30
Open to new and experienced meditators who wish to explore and develop embodied meditation. These body-based awareness practices drawn from Tibetan yoga cultivate profound relaxation and deepen our connection to the grounding and healing energies of the earth.
Drawn from the Awakening the Body practices developed by Reggie Ray, PhD, founder of Dharma Ocean, the core somatic practices taught will include the 10 Points Practice, Earth Descent and Yin Breathing. Most of the practices are taught lying down on cushions and then finish in the seated meditation posture. Cultivating awareness of the subtle energies in the body through deep relaxation and active “looking” not only decreases discursive thinking, but unlocks the experience and wisdom of the soma–the totality of our body and mind. For experienced meditators, training in these practices can transform and energize your meditation practice. And for beginners, these practices will ground you in the awareness of your body so that you can avoid the trap of meditation becoming merely a mental exercise.
To hear more about Somatic Meditation from Julie Farmer herself, you can listen to this brief introduction:
First class is free!
$70 for the remaining 6-class series, or $15 per class.
Please bring cash or check at the door.
About Julie Farmer:
Julie Farmer is a practitioner of Vajrayana Buddhism in the tradition of Chogyam Trungpa. An impassioned proponent of embodied meditation, she teaches the body-based awareness practices derived from Tibetan yoga developed by Reggie Ray PhD, founder of Dharma Ocean. Julie is also a teacher and meditation instructor for the Westchester Buddhist Center.
Formerly an orthopedic physical therapist, Julie also has a massage therapy practice, Massage for Deep Relaxation. As in somatic meditation, helping people identify and release muscular holding patterns allows the physical circulation and subtle energies to flow freely in the body, providing a fertile environment for personal growth and transformation.