Non-dual spiritual traditions teach us that dualism and suffering arise when the playful Primordial Awareness that underlies everything temporarily forgets itself. Our biology mirrors this process. The fragmenting effects of trauma, oppression and illness arise when our bodies/psyches temporarily forget their innate wholeness.
These workshops use somatic and intuitive practices to engage appreciatively with challenging physical symptoms and “dysfunctional” behaviors, restoring wholeness. As contractions melt, energy is freed-up for creativity and agency.
Take Care of You and Sustain Your Organization
Resilient responses to workplace stress, rapidly changing demands, and vicarious trauma. Bring easy-to-learn, practical tools into your workplace to restore your staff and sustain your important work.
Emotional First Aid for Stressful Situations
Practical tools to soothe and center yourself or others when you/they are “triggered.” Build trust and rapport with people who have experienced trauma or oppression.
From Victim Body to Collaborative Body
It is easy to feel stuck and helpless, even when we have access to resources and options. This “victim-body” saps our motivation and confidence, and undermines the mutual trust that we need to sustain our intimate and workplace relationships. Learn to identify the thought patterns and body cues of the "victim" state. Practice somatic strategies to lovingly recycle "victim" states into creatively collaborative states.
Finding Home in Your Bones: Staying Relaxed in Uncertainty
Daily life brings an endless river of changes and surprises. How can we stay grounded within constant change? Learn somatic and intuitive tools to embody safety and ease in your daily life. Unwind self-protective contractions and free up energy for creative engagement with life.
DIY Heal Trauma and Oppression In Your Body
Learn key trauma-healing principles so you can plan a realistic healing path; learn helpful tools to support and sustain your personal healing process.
Your Healing Hands: Energy Healing for Everyone
Energy Healing is a hands-on healing method that works with the energy fields and energy centers in and around the body. In this class you will learn to: ground your energy, keep your energy boundaries clear, sense pain and blockage in the energy body, relieve pain and soften contractions, and discover your unique healing gifts.
Be Your Own Body Whisperer
Learn to create self-nurturing, self-restoring practices in a welcoming environment. In this workshop we will learn a deep listening practice to help you uncover your body’s unique temperament and medicine. We will apply basic principles of imaginative, energetic and somatic healing to comfort and heal the weary or guarded places in the body. You will take away practical self-healing tools, and an increased trust in your body’s wisdom and in your ability to create magic together.
Surfing the Waves: Navigating Spiritual Awakenings and Emergencies
Spiritual awakenings are blessed disruptions. How do we function in the world while our very foundation is disintegrating/reintegrating? In this workshop we will learn somatic and energy tools designed to help us ground, balance and collaborate with the energies of spiritual emergence. Dr. Tarakali (veteran of an eleven-year “spiritual emergency”) will share tips and resources for navigating the journey with grace.