Event Detail

2017 ONGOING CLASSES & PRACTICES

Meditation Dialogues followed by Open Meditation
First & Third Fridays in July at 2 PM in Chalais at the Perroquet Vert

What began in 2016 as meditation instruction in various styles is now becoming a more focused sangha or community of those seeking realization of the self through meditation. We welcome those new to meditation and more advanced practitioners who recognize the power of the sangha. We begin with an opportunity to ask questions, clear up any misperceptions or misunderstandings, and share experiences. All are also free to set any intentions before we meditate, which can be helpful to express out loud.Very little instruction will be given (because very little is truly needed). We begin with a gentle, effortless guided meditation and then move into silence. Just come with your yoga mat and pillow (some chairs available), sit, share in the silence, and bring your heart-felt intention to know your true and sacred self. That alone is the key. Please be prepared to respect the quiet nature of the practice and refrain from unnecessary talking both before, during, and after. Do not worry about disrupting others with movement, coming or going. Just take care of you.

Vocal Exploration in Brossac
Last Friday of Every month from 2 – 4PM

The voice isn’t just or singers. Overcome blocks, fears, and limitations of your expression in a safe environment via creative voice play, vocal toning, chants and mantras, and breathwork. Explore and liberate the power of the voice in an environment free of judgment and discover the many positive benefits that come with using what is called “the purification center” in yoga, our voices!
6-10 euros as desired

 

SPECIAL EVENTS & WORKSHOPS in 2017

January 13 Sound Healing Meditation 10am -11.15am presented as part of Zen Yoga with Sophie Hanson at the Brossac Clubhouse

Zen Yoga is the practice of yoga in a mindful manner. Practicing yoga can benefit those who wish to improve their physical body and also find inner peace in a busy world. Beginners are welcome along with experienced yogis .
Mats and equipment provided.10€ a class or 40€ for 5 classes. For further information contact Sophie Hanson, Zen Yoga teacher  (33) 0516388551

MBS TalksFridays at the Perroquet Vert in Chalais, France at 2PM
a series of free monthly introductory and informative talks on various mind/body/spirit topics including:

Feb 10: The Healing Power of Sound

The late psychic Edgar Cayce is quoted as having said, “Sound will be the medicine of the future.” That future has arrived. Are you aware just how vibration is impacting your life in every moment? Learn how to use music to improve your mental, emotional and even physical health. Use sound as a meditative practice and learn vocal toning techniques for combating stress, pain, and other conditions while elevating your body’s oxygen levels, mood, and mental performance. Suitable for everyone!

Mar 10: Emotional Freedom Technique

Are you or is someone you love struggling with stress or emotional challenges? Come learn a simple but helpful technique for discharging that stress and those difficult emotions from the body via meridian tapping. Emotional Freedom Technique (or EFT) is an intervention that draws on acupressure, neuro-linguistic programming, energy medicine, and mindset. This is a wonderful tool for people of all ages to have at the ready to take control over those states that can otherwise feel overwhelming.

Apr 7: Liberating the Healing Voice

Your very own voice is one of the most powerful healing tools at your disposal. If you feel vocally inhibited whether in public speaking, being able to sing, or speaking your truth in conflict, or you have issues with your thyroid or throat, this information is for you. We’ll talk about how and why the voice gets shut down and what you can do to liberate it. Warning: Side-effects to voicework may include living more joyfully, spontaneously breaking out in song, speaking up for yourself, and feeling more strength and courage in daily life.

May 6: Expressive Voice Workshop
Saturday 10 – 1PM followed by optional potluck lunch.

Registration required for this introduction to Transformational Voicework. Experience the power of the voice to break up and shift stagnation and release the things that weigh you down in body, mind and spirit. We’ll be using breath, movement, and our voices to cleanse the chakra system, become better listeners, and tune in and connect with of ourselves on some very subtle but powerful levels. Space is limited. 15-20 euros as desired.

May 12: Toltec Wisdom & the Four Agreements: Being Impeccable with Your Word

In the bestselling book, The Four Agreements, Toltec master don Miguel Ruiz outlines four simple agreements that can transform your life. He states that any one of them can lead a human being to liberation. Perhaps the most powerful of these agreements is to be impeccable with your word. What does that mean? How does one live it? What difference does it make? This month’s talk will be about this most important agreement and how to make it the practice of a lifetime in order to live with more integrity, authenticity, and personal freedom.

June 09: Protecting Yourself from Negative Vibes & People

Our bodies are energetic systems that are deeply impacted by the people and places that surround us. This month, learn how to protect yourself from “energy vampires” and personalities that want to bring and keep you down. We’ll discuss methods that ancient cultures have used for aeons including the use of  smudging/incense, limpia (or cleansing), meditation, ice, salt, mantra, crystals/amulets, and sound to clear ourselves and our environments of stale, stagnant energies in order to keep our vibe high.

Future Topics:
July…: The Chakras
August…: Working with the Elements

Saturdays in June and July– Funatiks: Imaginative Playshop for Kids 10 – 15

Do you know a natural ham? Perhaps a young starlet in the making? There are a few spots remaining for two creative drama experiences for kids age 10 – 15.

Where: Near Brossac (TBD)
When: Starters  Saturdays in June  1:30 – 2:30
Transformations  Saturdays in July  1:30 – 2:30
Cost: 5 euros each session or 20 per month

Starters
Participants will engage in activities of observation, vocal production, movement, characterization, and cooperation to develop foundational drama/theatre and imagery skills.
Transformations
Participants will begin to develop self as character, evolve stories and events into plot, and learn to change place into setting.
Here’s a great article from Time about the important of Imaginative Play

To register, please contact me for a regisrtration form and Paypal invoice. Space is limited to 15 kids.

 Location TBD
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