Synergy of Meditation and Movement
Ongoing Practice Class Mondays 7 - 8:45pm, PST
Universe Somatic is a weekly practice led by Jogen Salzberg, Sensei that integrates a non-dual approach to meditation, movement and energy work with a spirit of experimentation and playfulness.
The heart of the classes are short, alternating sitting or standing meditation and movement practices. The meditation practice is open awareness meditation supported by various means such *pointing-out style guided instruction.
From the stillness and openness of the sitting sessions, we transition into the movement phases. The movement phases are multifaceted. It’s a time to appreciate the simple miracle and joy of the living body, a time to connect with energies and emotions we have difficulty inhabiting and an opportunity to cut through hindrances to awakened awareness on an energetic level.
For example, in a movement session we may work with one of the 5 elements such as Water, inviting and embodying the quality of fluidity in order to soften rigidity in ourselves. The movement sessions open and enliven us in various ways and we bring those qualities back into the sitting sessions.
Following the main practice, we close with a group dialogue about our work of the evening.
This practice draws on its vision and methods from Dzogchen and Zen with energy work and polarities practices brought in from Paratheatre and Butoh.
In Universe Somatic we explore the union of spaciousness and energy and find that contemplative practice can be embodied, expressive and not fixated on quietude.
This class is open to everyone interested.
Class fee is sliding scale $5 - 25. PayPal or Venmo with 'class registration' as a note to receive the upcoming class’s link.
No one turned away for lack of funds, just reach out!
*Pointing out style: Pointing-out style instruction is when a teacher, from their own experience, directly indicates the liberated nature of awareness at this very moment.