Daylong/Half-day: Embodiment Workshop
- 4:30 PM at IMCW Center for Mindful Living, (4708 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Upper floor, Washington, DC, 20016) (Map It)
FULL DAY attendance (9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) with lunch 12:30-1:30 p.m.
MORNING SESSION (9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.)
AFTERNOON SESSION (1:30–4:30 p.m.)
Our bodies are our homes, our refuges. Our bodies have an aliveness that we can tap into if we pay attention. Our bodies have a deep wisdom that we can access if we know how to listen. Our bodies are the ground of our awakening.
Yet for so many of us, we spend most of our attention outside our bodies – in the environment or in our minds. For many of us, our bodies are no more than vehicles to carry our heads around. Many of us who have experienced trauma (big or small) or pain have essentially been “kicked out” of our bodies.
In this workshop participants will engage in a number of experiences designed to help them come home into their bodies more and to start to tap into the wisdom of the body. The program will include a mix of embodiment meditations, exercises, gentle mindful movement, and discussion.
The morning session (9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.) will focus on practices related to learning to fully live within the body in meditation and in daily life; reclaiming our bodies as our homes. The afternoon session (1:30–4:30 p.m.) will focus on the wisdom of the body – working with emotional awareness and regulation, disentangling from underlying beliefs and hurts, and exploring a deeper fundamental consciousness and intuition within the body.
For those staying the entire day, you may choose to bring a lunch, as the lunch break will only be 60 minutes (there is a small refrigerator available, but no cooking facilities). There are eating establishments in the area as well.
Parking: Free parking on side streets
IMCW Retreats and Workshops
IMCW retreats and workshops offer instruction in Buddhist meditation and talks on the awakening of our natural insight, love and wisdom. While the meditation practices derive from the Buddhist tradition, they are universal in orientation and address spiritual themes of concern to all contemplative traditions.
A workshop is not primarily silent (talking may be allowed during breaks and lunch) and may be focused on a special topic, such as applying meditation to relationships, emotional healing or physical well-being. Workshops may include a variety of formats, including different reflections and exercises and the sharing of experiences.
Retreat manager: Stan Eisenstein
Our daylongs open for registration 12 weeks in advance. Please complete a separate registration for each yogi. We want to know about each one of you!
Fees: Full day $75; Half day (morning or afternoon) $45
Scholarships: Scholarships are available. To apply, please click the "Contact Us" button below before registering. You can also direct a donation to the scholarship fund on the registration form. Please apply early as funds are limited.
IMCW Refund Policy: $15 of the registration fee is non-refundable. If you contact the retreat manager by clicking the "Contact Us" button below three weeks before the event, the balance of your registration will be refunded. Issuing a refund check may take 2-4 weeks. If you cancel less than three weeks before your retreat begins, your full payment is forfeited.
Accessibility: Please specify any special needs or accommodations in the "Special Requests" section of the registration form. Thank you.
Late Registration: Online registration will close at 12 a.m. the day before the retreat. To request late registration, please email the retreat manager to check if there are still openings (email button, below).
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