May 6th and May 7th, 2023

Embodied Life Seminar

Durham North Carolina (Shared Visions Retreat Center)

"Embodied Spirit: Wholeness, Wonder and Sacredness in Everyday Life"

with Russell Delman and Linda Delman

Dear Friends,

"Let the Beauty that you Love Be what you do"


Wholeness is natural when our thoughts, feelings, body sense and the outer environment are in harmony. This state called "integration" arises through embodied awareness.

When awareness is whole, we can perceive with wonder the sacredness and exquisite beauty of the world. How do we grow this kind of awareness?

Awareness is a gift that can be cultivated through the flexibility and mobility of attention. When we PAUSE - stepping out of our preoccupations and internal dialogue - we can enter the magic of freshness and ever-present beauty. Like children, the world comes alive as we perceive the living quality in all things!

In this short seminar, we will introduce reliable ways of "cleansing the doors of perception". Freshly perceiving life's gifts, we find that the sacred often spontaneously appears. Finding this freshness transforms our relationships to others and to everyday life.

Our time together will include: Guided Meditations, Movement practices based in Feldenkrais, Standing movement gestures, Awareness practices and Conversation.

We hope you will join us for this richly textured journey into awareness, beauty and the sacred.

Linda and Russell Delman

When we awaken to the call of Beauty, we become aware of new ways of being in the world. - John O'Donohue

"In all Embodied Life Retreats we work with three main forms: sitting and walking meditation, Feldenkrais® movement lessons and Guided Inquires. The meditation is based in the Zen practice of "just sitting", the movement lessons are gentle, brilliant explorations of Awareness Through Movement®, based on the work of Moshe Feldenkrais, and Guided Inquiry which includes a variety of awareness practices based in the Focusing work of Eugene Gendlin.

Russell Delman began to study Zen meditation and somatic psychology in 1970 as undergraduate student in psychology. His training and personal relationship with Moshe Feldenkrais began in 1975, and he has since helped train more than 2500 Feldenkrais teachers all over the world. In recent years, Russell's close friendship with Eugene Gendlin ("Focusing") has strongly influenced his work. Other powerful influences include Non-Violent Communication and his work with Mother Theresa in India. Russell and Linda offer Seminars, Retreats and a three year mentorship program the The Embodied Life™ School.

Linda Evans Delman, author and editor of The Essential Movements Book, will be the lead teacher for this event. Her 30 years of guiding others in Feldenkrais Lessons and 20 years of Sacred Dance, 10 years of Spacial Dynamics and decades of Counseling and Awareness practices, have come together to support the Embodied Life School and its' students. Her great hope is that each person who seeks to share their gifts with her, will be met with a deep listening, a warm heart, and her commitment to help each person find their authentic way.

Date:   May 6th and May 7th (Saturday and Sunday)
Time: Sat 10:00am - 5:00pm, Sun 10:00am - 4:30pm
Location: Shared Visions Retreat Center, Durham North Carolina
Cost: $235. Early Bird $195 (before 4/1)

To register and pay: click here No one will be excluded due to cost barriers. With requests for financial assistance: Contact: 707.827.3536

Local Contacts: Lisa Werness and Cathy Pascal

Text 919.306.4340

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