Opening the Door of Body to Unwind the Energies that Bind Us – Oct 2019

We all have moments of feeling open, clear, and effortlessly aligned with the unfolding of our lives, only to slip back into the weight and tensions of everyday activity. We see these tensions and the stress that comes with them as “normal,” even though they take an often-unrecognized toll on our energy and well-being. We view the other kinds of moments, the ones that uplift and energize us, as the welcome exception. And yet, the opposite is true. Those uplifting moments express a deeper, freer self, capable of engaging life with openness, optimism, and flexibility.

In this workshop we will use simple practices of movement, breath, and self-reflection, to bring meditative awareness to the three energetic tendencies or “root poisons” that block our freer selves: aversion, grasping, and self-disconnection. We will explore how these energies are expressed in the way we move, breathe, see the world, and relate to others. Through practices that support us in recognizing and loosening these habitual responses to life, we become able to move towards the vibrancy and gracefulness of a lighter way of being.

Course Details:

TEACHER: Laura Shekerjian

DATES: 

  • Public Talk – Friday, October 4, 19:30 – 21:00
  • Workshop: Saturday October 5, 9:30 – 17:00 & Sunday October 6, 9:30 – 15:00

LOCATION: : Centrum Well, Doelenstraat 34, Utrecht

COST: Friday evening public talk  – €10  Sat/Sun workshop & public talk – €130 before August 1, €150 after August 1

REGISTRATION:  Please GO HERE to register.  Please contact 3doorsevents@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Testimonials from Laura’s Previous Courses:

Laura’s class was wonderful. It gave me an experience of body which I have never known before and I am eager to continue the exploration. She is such a wise teacher – her timing is perfect and everything was coordinated perfectly to allow plenty of time for sharing and exploration. I think that she is a special person and I am looking forward to enjoying more classes with her in the future.  Karen C.

I found it a very deep and joyful journey. I want to thank everybody and especially Laura for her way of teaching. So trustful, calm, and effective. I found so much by going in-depth into the core of my being. It helped me become more alive in every cell of my body and more!  Roland Z.

Laura’s clear warmth comes through in a way that allows participants to discover their own.  To discover that afresh each Saturday morning in my living room speaks to the power of practice and the new possibilities that are available when a teacher knows how to guide with a presence gentle enough to allow an exploration and awareness of one’s subtle energies. Phil T. 

Teacher Bio

Laura Shekerjian
Laura ShekerjianSenior Teacher
Laura Shekerjian is a Senior Teacher for The 3 Doors, a psychotherapist practicing in Berkeley, California, and a long-time practitioner of Tibetan meditation and various yogic disciplines. She holds master’s degrees in Counseling Psychology and Buddhist Studies and has worked for over twenty years in individual, group, and classroom settings to actively engage her clients and students in the process of self-discovery. Laura was adjunct faculty for many years in the Departments of Somatic Psychology and Counseling Psychology at John F. Kennedy University and the California Institute for Integral Studies. Her interest in the body as a path of self-transformation arose from many years of teaching in the Somatic Psychology department at John F. Kennedy University in Pleasant Hill, California, and from extensive study and practice of tsa lung trul khor (the yoga of the Bön tradition) and Kum Nye and hatha yoga.