"Earth Prayers" is a gentle movement meditation, inspired by the physical practice of Qi Gong as well as earth-based poetic teachings from Daoism, Indigenous traditions, and Joanna Macy. Classes are taught regularly in New Mexico; now it is being introduced to the Bay Area by its founder, Mark Jensen.
“Earth Prayers is an active response to these challenging times. Jensen guides us through practices of the body, voice, and mind that facilitate personal healing and open us to deeper relationship with our living planet. I am grateful beyond words for the understandings and practices that Mark Jensen has brought into my life and work.” Joanna Macy, local environmental activist, author, and teacher.
I have experienced Earth Prayers, and I want to share it with my community here. I experienced community in Mark's workshops. I think this happens because the class moves with awareness of our love and our grief for all our relations during these difficult times. Even with strangers, there is community in that.
Mark will teach his first public workshop in the bay area on Nov. 10-11. The workshops are held in the afternoon of Saturday and Sunday, from 1:30 to 5:00. It's definitely doing both, if you can. Sliding scale fee. Wear loose fitting clothing, and bring a yoga mat and cushion. Call or email for directions, parking instructions, or further information. Depending on the response of our community, Mark will schedule additional workshops. After his second workshop, I plan to organize a regular Earth Prayers practice at my home in Oakland.