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Embodiment Matters

We are Somatic Naturalists and Embodiment Mentors. We are honored to steward of a living body of work we call Integrative Embodiment. We live in beautiful Salt Lake City, Utah, with our amazing 11-year old son, a wild and wonderful kitty, a python, a gecko, and a bunch of hilarious hens. We are trained as Feldenkrais Practitioners, Embodied Life Instructors, Tai Chi teachers, Community Grief Tenders, a Work That Reconnects facilitator (Erin) yoga teacher and therapist (Erin) and a Structural Integrator (Carl.) We are also long-time meditators deeply grateful for our deep roots in the Lojong and Dzogchen traditions of Tibetan Buddhism. We host a podcast, write, work with private clients, teach courses, workshops, and retreats and we absolutely LOVE our work. We're so happy you're here!

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About this course

For many of us, the sensations in the neck, shoulders and jaw are not associated with qualities of ease, freedom and lightness. These places often become the storehouse for the subtle or obvious tension we carry through the day, and for many of us, through the night in our sleep.

In this month we will explore how, though awareness and movement, we can begin to discover and release the habitual holding in these areas, opening to new possibilities of freedom and movement.

Imagine what it would be like if, even in traffic, even at the computer, even in a challenging conversation, even after reading news headlines- your neck could be free, your jaw relaxed and your shoulders and chest could rest in uncontrived uprightness without slouching, without being held up. It is possible...

The jaw neck, shoulders are like gateways to our state of being. 

The quality of ease or tension in these areas reflects the state of our state of the nervous system, reflects how we are attending, reflects so much about how we experience life.

Learning to inhabit these areas with relaxed vitality, and to release the over-working and tension there can have such a wide-reaching impact on our life.

We look forward to exploring these possibilities together.