Embodying the Open Ground



Relax and open into the somatic experience of resting the mind into natural embodiment and awareness


Offering You A Fully Guided Experience

In this body of work, Dr. John Churchill helps his students 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 somatic experience of resting the mind into natural embodiment and awareness. Just like the ancient yogis of Tibet and India, you will experience the body as a profound and easy door into natural open awareness.

During the practice, you will be closely guided to work directly with body, energy, breath, and awareness,  grounded in a yogic understanding of mind and reality, and informed by an integrative perspective on the body and yogic philosophy. You will be offered detailed explanations during every session throughout the weekend. John will guide you step-by-step through common experiences and obstacles, providing a clear path that is responsive to the specific needs of the student.

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You will learn to:

  • release the stress and tension of your modern life

  • calm your thoughts & open your heart

  • work with the ground and earth as doors into boundless open awareness

  • listen to gravity as an immediate teacher of freedom

  • experience sensation as an 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 and the conscious and unconscious mind, allowing you to ‘ground’ back into the present moment. All these practices are offered to support revealing the natural awareness that is the essence of being human.

John's teaching of Embodying the Open Ground combines a strong grounding in the Western scientific study of the contemplative experience, integrated with the ancient Indian and Tibetan spiritual traditions and the wisdom of their direct transmission lineages. This provides Westerners of all levels with simple, profound and clear access to the deepest spiritual traditions.


Friday Night Only: $59

Early Bird: $299

Regular Price: $333


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Meditation in the Southwest

 Since 2010, Indra’s Grace has been serving Weatherford, Texas with over 200 students that join weekly. Indra's Grace is a conscious community committed to spreading the teachings of traditional Yoga and Meditation. They are committed to the evolution and flowering of all beings.

In 2017 Indra's Grace expanded into their second location – Indra’s Grace at 3Tree Yoga – after transitioning stewardship. Their mission is to offer integrative, well-rounded, and expanded practices from many Yogic traditions to support our students and contribute to raising human consciousness.


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