Opening the Door of Body: Nourishing the Roots of Openness
April 2020: Copenhagen & Utrecht

As we move through the many environments and activities of our life, our attention is generally on what we are doing, where we are going, and what we’re accomplishing. We don’t often pause to reflect on what drives all this activity and what we need to act flexibly and effectively in the world. It is like only noticing the blossoms on a tree without recognizing the strength of the roots that enable the tree to grow and flourish. It is important to connect with and nourish the roots. When we are rooted and supported, we can open. As we open, we expand more authentically, receive more fully, and express ourselves more freely.

The focus of this workshop is discovering and sustaining rootedness and inner stability through self-reflection, sound, breath, and meditation. We will work with our posture to find stability through a deeper connection to the physical body. We will work with breath and the sacred syllable A to find the support of the central axis of our subtle anatomy. And we will use meditative awareness to deepen our residence in the spacious, powerfully stable base of our essential selves.

Course Details:

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK DATES:Saturday April 18, 9:30 – 17:00, Sunday April 19, 9.30 – 16:00

TEACHER: Laura Shekerjian

LOCATION: Backyard, Bredegade 1F, 3 sal, 2000 Frederiksberg

COST: Kr 1250 early bird rate through March 1, Kr 1450 regular price

QUESTIONS:  Please contact the local coordinator at ida@ferdinand.dk

UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS DATES: Saturday April 25, 9:30 – 17:00, Sunday April 26, 9.30 – 16:00

TEACHER: Laura Shekerjian

LOCATION: Centrum Well, Doelenstraat 34, Utrecht

COST: €150 early bird rate through March 1, €170 regular price

QUESTIONS: Please contact the local coordinator at 3doorsevents@gmail.com

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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.