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This is a group for anyone interested in learning mindfulness-based techniques for living a life with presence. We will explore texts and practice body-based experiential exercises to bring conscious awareness to the mind and body. We will end each meeting with a small segment of journaling and sharing. Looking forward to playing with you all!

Upcoming events (4)

Intro to Full Body Presence: Learning to Listen to Your Body's Wisdom, Part 1

If you could live your life with more presence, moment by moment, what would it look like? Come and find out! In this event, we will review the introduction and first three chapters of Full Body Presence: Learning to Listen to Your Body’s Wisdom by Suzanne Scurlock. This will give a good overview of the author’s development of the Five Principles of Full Body Presence. We will begin with a meet and greet and then review guidelines for practice for creating a safe space. We will then practice Exploration 1: Opening Awareness: Where am I in this moment? and then discuss the introduction and first three chapters. Please review pages 1-23 to participate. We will end with a journal and share. To purchase your own copy, follow the link (host does not receive profit from your purchase): https://www.amazon.com/Full-Body-Presence-Learning-Listen/dp/1577318609/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1547063691&sr=8-1&keywords=full+body+presence I will also have hard copies available to purchase for $15 each. Please bring a journal, writing utensils and an open mind! Art supplies will be provided. Suggested donation is $5 to help cover costs of the room and material. The meeting location is 1132 Lincoln Way, Suite 6, Auburn, CA 95603. It is located next to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and in the same building as Trinity Catholic books. Please enter through the side door of the building. About your facilitator: Carmel Javier, MA, CMT. I am a certified massage therapist specializing in craniosacral therapy and am a student of the Healing from the Core curriculum. I believe your body has an innate wisdom and intelligence and it is my goal in helping you access it!

Intro to Full Body Presence, Part 2: The Five Principles

If you could live your life with more presence, moment by moment, what would it look like? Come and find out! In this event, we will review the Five Principles of Full Body Presence: Trust, Feel, Integrate, Expand and Choose. They are the core teaching of the work and a means to live life mindfully, moment by moment. We will begin with a meet and greet and then review guidelines for practice for creating a safe space. We will then practice Exploration 2: Grounding and Filling: Nourishing and Replenishing the Container of Your Being, the core embodiment process, and then discuss the Five Principles of Full Body Presence. Please review pages 21-50 to participate. We will end with a journal and share. To purchase your own copy, follow the link (host does not receive profit from your purchase): https://www.amazon.com/Full-Body-Presence-Learning-Listen/dp/1577318609/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1547063691&sr=8-1&keywords=full+body+presence I will also have hard copies available to purchase for $15 each. Please bring a journal, writing utensils and an open mind! Art supplies will be provided. Suggested donation is $5 to help cover costs of the room and material. The meeting location is 1132 Lincoln Way, Suite 6, Auburn, CA 95603. It is located next to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and in the same building as Trinity Catholic books. Please enter through the side door of the building. About your facilitator: Carmel Javier, MA, CMT. I am a certified massage therapist specializing in craniosacral therapy and am a student of the Healing from the Core curriculum. I believe your body has an innate wisdom and intelligence and it is my goal in helping you access it!

Intro to Full Body Presence, Part 3: The Three Explorations

If you could live your life with more presence, moment by moment, what would it look like? Come and find out! In this event, we will review the three explorations of Full Body Presence—Exploration 1: Opening Awareness, Exploration 2: Grounding and Filling and Exploration 3: Healing the Internal Resistance to Life. These are mind-and-body based techniques to help you live life mindfully with more presence. We will begin with a meet and greet and then review guidelines for practice for creating a safe space. We will then practice Exploration 3: Healing the Internal Resistance to Life and then discuss the explorations. Please review pages 51-82 to participate. We will end with a journal and share. To purchase your own copy, follow the link (host does not receive profit from your purchase): https://www.amazon.com/Full-Body-Presence-Learning-Listen/dp/1577318609/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1547063691&sr=8-1&keywords=full+body+presence I will also have hard copies available to purchase for $15 each. Please bring a journal, writing utensils and an open mind! Art supplies will be provided. Suggested donation is $5 to help cover costs of the room and material. The meeting location is 1132 Lincoln Way, Suite 6, Auburn, CA 95603. It is located next to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and in the same building as Trinity Catholic books. Please enter through the side door of the building. About your facilitator: Carmel Javier, MA, CMT. I am a certified massage therapist specializing in craniosacral therapy and am a student of the Healing from the Core curriculum. I believe your body has an innate wisdom and intelligence and it is my goal in helping you access it!

Intro to Full Body Presence, Part 4: Integration & Renewal/Practical Guidelines

If you could live your life with more presence, moment by moment, what would it look like? Come and find out! In this event, we will integrate the Five Principles of Full Body Presence and the three Explorations to get a better understanding of how they come together. We will also review practical guidelines of daily living of the Five Principles of Full Body Presence. We will begin with a meet and greet and then review guidelines for practice for creating a safe space. We will then practice Exploration 2: Grounding and Filling: Opening Awareness: Nourishing and Replenishing the Container of Your Being, the core embodiment process of the work, and then review and discuss pages[masked]. We will end with a journal and share. To purchase your own copy, follow the link (host does not receive profit from your purchase): https://www.amazon.com/Full-Body-Presence-Learning-Listen/dp/1577318609/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1547063691&sr=8-1&keywords=full+body+presence I will also have hard copies available to purchase for $15 each. Please bring a journal, writing utensils and an open mind! Art supplies will be provided. Suggested donation is $5 to help cover costs of the room and material. The meeting location is 1132 Lincoln Way, Suite 6, Auburn, CA 95603. It is located next to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and in the same building as Trinity Catholic books. Please enter through the side door of the building. About your facilitator: Carmel Javier, MA, CMT. I am a certified massage therapist specializing in craniosacral therapy and am a student of the Healing from the Core curriculum. I believe your body has an innate wisdom and intelligence and it is my goal in helping you access it!

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