It’s body day! It is so easy to get lost in our heads, giving away energy to worry and over-thinking—and missing out on our best, most sustainable source of renewal energy, creative insights, and present-moment. Today is about finding the ways back into our bodies and a richly somatic experience of our lives.
Eileen Fisher’s passion for introducing people to embodiment emerges from her own life-changing experiences with body-based practices. She designed this unique day as an opportunity to learn with leading teachers and engage our body-wisdom from a variety of perspectives and practices. Eileen will share her own journey of discovery as well as introduce each presenter and participate in the sessions.
Together, we will dive into the inquiry, what does it mean to be embodied?
BodyListening© with Zuleikha
Begin with the body you have.
Start the day getting really comfortable in the body you’re in, gently learning to follow its true impulses and becoming aware of the organic flow between even the tiniest of movements. You’ll naturally begin to leave behind habitual ways of moving and ease into freer, more spontaneous expressions of your inner life force.
Drawing inspiration from world movement principles, self-discovery, and humanitarian service through dance and movement arts, Zuleikha helps catalyzes immediate awakenings through simple, go-to self-care practices you can do right in the middle of your daily life to reconnect with the deep magic you embody.
Tuning-In Body Meditation with Christine Barrington
Listen to the language of your body.
Tuning-In moves you deeper inside your body experience, as you remember how to hear its messages. Sitting in a welcoming silence, we will focus our awareness internally, following energy as it moves and “speaks” moment-to-moment through the body via sensations, images, and feeling-tones.
This meditative practice is simple in principle and powerful in effect. Insights arise. Healing occurs. Connections are made. Impact happens. Discover the body as a tool for transformation that never lies, never forgets, and can always be trusted—and take home a new practice for decoding communication from your body.
Leadership Embodiment with Wendy Palmer
Engage your greatest potential.
When we’re under pressure, we say things we regret, avoid decisions, seek approval, push too hard, or surrender our power. What if there was a simple way to respond to stressful situations with ease? What if effectively leading emerges when we embody our inborn potential?
Get fluidly centered and physically empowered to express your best self through potent practices that shift your external experience by engaging your body—and discover new ways of thinking and responding as a result. You won’t believe what becomes possible.
Christine Barrington passionately cultivates transformational practices that facilitate creative responses to life’s challenges. Her personal and professional journey through the world of healing has cultivated a deep respect for following Life’s energy. Christine guides individuals and groups in accessing the power of the body’s wisdom.
Christine’s 25-year immersion in the worlds of psychology, mythology, spirituality, and neuroscience illuminates the engaging tapestry of her teaching. She holds an MA in depth psychology, with specialized training in trauma and addiction. She is a breathwork practitioner, dreamworker, certified deathwalker, and meditation teacher. Body meditation is her core practice.
Zuleikha is an international performer, movement artist, and educator. Her Take a Minute™ Everyday Self-Care Exercise and BodyListening© Movement Arts are being used worldwide to help people improve wellness and create empowered responses to chronic stress and trauma. Founder and executive director of the nonprofit organization, The Storydancer Project, Zuleikha works worldwide to bring greater health, resilience and joy to girls, women, children and families who face challenging life circumstances. Zuleikha is renowned for her “Storydance” performances and for creative collaborations celebrating the poetry of Rumi. She is the recipient of humanitarian awards for her work in the world promoting positive personal and social change.
Wendy Palmer is the founder of Leadership Embodiment, a process that integrates mindfulness with principles from the Japanese martial art of Aikido to offer simple tools and practices to increase creativity and resilience in leaders. She has worked with executive teams and individuals at Twitter, Genentech, Jazz Pharmaceuticals, The Gap, NASA, Salesforce.com, McKinsey & Co, Oracle, Unilever, the BBC, and Daimler Chrysler Group. She holds a sixth degree black belt in Aikido, has practiced mindfulness for 45 years and is the author of Leadership Embodiment, The Intuitive Body, and The Practice of Freedom. leadershipembodiment.com