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  • Falling Awake

  • Experiencing True Nature through Movement and Sound

  • With Byron Brown

  • April 12 – 15, 2012

  • For a copy of our brochure, click here.

  • Connecting with our bodies is a doorway to experiencing being

    Many religious traditions consider that our physical body is a barrier to realizing our spiritual nature, and many spiritual seekers believe they must transcend the isolation and separateness of the body to contact states of spiritual realization. Mystical insight, however, makes it clear that Being is the nature of all manifestation including the physical body.

    Program Description:

    This workshop will be an exploration through movement and voice of the ways our body can be a vehicle for directly experiencing Being. We will walk, run, stand, sit, bend, crawl, and lie down with an easy sense of play and discovery. This will give us a break from our familiar activities of thinking, reacting, judging, planning, comparing, worrying, and figuring out. We will find the dance of our breath, balance, and heartbeat. We will contact our aliveness through experiential toning, chanting, singing, and voice play. Then we will take time to reflect on our experience and explore the barriers to being more fully present in our physical and energetic life.

    About the Teacher:

    Author of Soul Without Shame: A Guide to Liberating Yourself from the Judge Within, Byron Brown was a teacher and performer of improvisational dance and voice for many years and he brings that experience to his work as a spiritual teacher. Byron teaches internationally, working with individuals and groups, facilitating workshops where participants confront their self-limiting behavior and negative self-evaluation.

    Retreat Schedule:

    Thursday, April 12:
    Check-in begins from 3-6 pm, followed by dinner and an evening meeting.

    Friday & Saturday, April 13-14:
    Short talks, periods of meditation and discussion, as well as plenty of movement and experiential exercises. Full breakfast, lunch and dinner served between meetings.

    Sunday, April 15:
    Breakfast and a morning meeting, followed by a farewell lunch.

    Scholarships:

    Some scholarship assistance will be available for this retreat. Click here for more information.

  • Retreat Costs:

    Pricing is all-inclusive, and covers program tuition, accommodations, and all meals during the retreat.

    Single room: $800 per person
    Please inquire about availability of single rooms

    Double room: $600 per person

    Triple room: $550 per person

    Commuter: $500 per person

  • For more information:

    o Contact Michael Levien, 860-322-5770, extension 157, or
    Michael@GuestHouseCenter.org.