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The Joy of Embodied Presence 2017-11-13T22:47:35+00:00

The Joy of Embodied Presence

This 4-week interactive online meditation program explores the body as a powerful doorway into open awareness and the vibrancy of direct experience. Through simple practices of breath and movement, we will connect with the deep stability of the body’s stillness and discover the aliveness of the present moment. Join 3 Doors Senior Teacher Laura Shekerjian for weekly Saturday sessions as she leads a practice group to:

  • Use shifts in posture to open the body, connect with stillness, and increase inner stability
  • Utilize breath to slow the moving mind and deepen relaxation
  • Refine attention to bodily sensation to increase attunement to the present moment
  • Recognize how the immediacy of bodily experience, when grounded in the space of being, increases joy and deep wellbeing

Course Details:

TEACHER: Laura Shekerjian

COST:  $99 early bird until Dec. 20, 2017  ($124 regular price). There are 25 spaces available in this course.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
This course is ideal for those who would like to increase their mind/body awareness, and refresh or deepen their meditation practice. Prior meditation experience is beneficial.

WHAT YOU WILL RECEIVE:

  • Lifelong mediation practices that increase a felt sense of aliveness and wellbeing.
  • Seven hours of instruction, guided practice and discussion led by Senior 3 Doors Teacher Laura Shekerjian over LIVE video conference.
  • Collective support of practicing weekly with a small group of no more than 25 practitioners.

WHAT YOU NEED:

Internet. You will be sent a link to connect to the video conference.

DATES/TIMES:

  • Saturday, January 20, 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. PST:
    The first class includes a course overview, the fundamental teachings of embodied meditation, and a guided practice. All the following sessions include 1 hour of guided meditation followed by a ½ hour of group sharing and discussion.
  • Saturday, January 27, 8:00 a.m.- 9:30 a.m. PST:
    Exploring body posture and its relationship to the movement of breath, the openness of mind, and our experience of self.
  • Saturday, February 3, 8:00 a.m.- 9:30 a.m. PST:
    Exploring how deep bodily relaxation and the loosening of the senses expands our capacity to connect to the present moment.
  • Saturday, February 10, 8:00 a.m.- 9:30 a.m. PST:
    Exploring the inner balance of the body and our relationship to the space within and around us.

Register for The Joy of Embodied Presence

Register Here

If you have any questions, please contact chelsea@the3doors.org

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.