Embodying the Open Ground

In this weekend intensive with John Churchill both experienced and beginning meditators will turn their attention to the deep resources of their bodies. Rather than struggling to control and discipline the mind you will learn to relax and open into the experience of resting the mind into natural embodiment and awareness. Just like the ancient yogis of Tibet and India we will experience the body as a profound and easy door into natural non-dual awareness. In this weekend you will be closely guided to work directly with body, energy, breath and awareness,  grounded in a non-dual Yogic understanding of mind and reality, and informed by an integrative perspective on the body and yogic philosophy. During the weekend you will learn to:

  • release the stress and tension of our modern lives
  • calm thought
  • open the heart
  • work with the ground and earth as doors into boundless open awareness
  • listen to gravity as a immediate teacher of freedom
  • experience the body as a boundless field of freedom and intimacy
  • experience sensation as a easy door into natural non-dual awareness
  • explore the gates (chakras) and channels of openness to rest in natural effortless meditation

These body meditations are unique. They help calm minds, open hearts, and reveal awareness, yet also heal the deep split between mind and body, the conscious and unconscious mind, and ‘ground’ back into the present moment. All these practices are offered to support revealing the natural awareness that is the essence of being human.