A practice of being present with what is, exactly as it is, inspired by many spiritual and psychological traditions. Influences include: Western Non-dualism, Advaita Vedanta, Native American Wisdom, Carl Rogers (Person Centered Therapy), Friz Perls (Gestalt Therapy), Eugene Gendlin (Focusing), Object Relations, Expressive Arts, Play Therapy, Sandplay, Biofeedback and Somatics, Body-oriented Psychotherapies, and Addiction / Codependence Recovery. Individuals, couples, and people in myriad relationships all benefit from this supportive space of transformation.
A grounding, therapeutic massage or energy work session from a licensed and insured massage professional and energy practitioner. Breathe vitality into the depth of your soul, let go of life long burdens, relax sore muscles, release tension, expand into the awareness that is you, and walk back into the world renewed! Conscious Touch Massage may include techniques from Swedish Massage, Shiatsu, Reflexology, and Polarity Therapy. Intuitive touch is always interwoven as to meet the client’s individual needs in the present moment.
Unfolding and relaxing into one’s natural and undivided self, this present moment is beginningless and eternal. Within our weekly group, a safe space is provided for meditators to explore one’s own relationship with life, ask questions, rest with deep inquiry, be compassionate toward perceived blocks, and melt into the infinite. Additional group meditations and private instruction are available upon request. There are two intensives being offered in 2018. These are opportunities to deepen one’s practice. Abundant time in silence as well as satsang will be offered.
Stillwater Meditation Weekly Group
Sundays from 10:00am – 11:00am, Pacific Time
$15 drop in, subscription plans available
Participants may join online or by phone. There are a few spaces most weeks for in person participants. If you would like to see if a spot is available, please contact Rain (email@example.com, 415-794-2579). Thank you!
2018 Stillwater Meditation Intensives
Sunday, July 1st, 1pm – 4pm
Sunday, December 23rd, 1pm – 4pm
$50 per intensive
All groups and intensives are held at the East Bay Healing Collective, 1840 Alcatraz Avenue, Berkeley, California 94703. Please ring bell for EBHC at the front door. Thanks!
A blend of the aforementioned Massage approach with an integration of Counseling and Meditation Instruction as indicated by the client’s need. EIB sessions are multi-modal by design. Honoring the body, mind, emotions, and spirit, healing is facilitated on many levels. Because of this, transformation is more easily maintained as a body of work is completed. EIB leaves clients feeling more awake, aware, alive, and connected with what is truly important in one’s life. Trauma resolution, embodiment, and major life decisions are all examples of experiences addressed through this comprehensive modality.
Whatever is in your heart about being a parent or caregiver will be listened to, honored, and deeply considered. A simple, clear, and thoughtful approach to parenting and the self care needed to do so well is shared through sessions in person, by phone, or online. Practical tools and suggestions are given to try in your own way and own time, with the follow through necessary to discover what works best for you and your loved ones. Conception, postpartum, family decision making, nursing / weaning, school searches, sibling relations, aggression, multi-generational family relationships, anxiety, depression, anger, boundaries, emotions, eating styles, daily routines, rituals and celebrations, sleep, attunement, intimacy, sexuality, death / dying, and loss are all examples of parenting issues successfully addressed. Many theorists have influenced this work, including Patty Wipfler’s Parenting by Connection approach of nourishing the sacred space that is family.
To promote community and provide support for parents and those caring for children, Stillwater Meditation for Parents meets monthly at the East Bay Healing Collective in Berkeley (1840 Alcatraz Avenue; please ring bell for EBHC at the front door). All groups are held from 4:30pm – 5:30pm and cost $15. The upcoming dates for 2018 are:
July 22nd, August 5th, September 23rd, October 7th, November 4th, December 2nd