Saturday, October 20, 9AM-12PM
Sunday, October 21, 1-4PM
“Interoception is the perception of our 6th sense—sensations in the limbs, body motion, tension or relaxation of the muscles, the state of our internal milieu….These bodily aspects of potential awareness serve as a deep source of intuition and shape our emotional state.”
(Dan Siegel, The Mindful Brain)
The 6th Sense focuses on the cultivation of somatic awareness, braiding together ideas and practices from body psychotherapy, neuroscience and Feldenkrais® Awareness Through Movement®.
Mindful movement, reflection, journaling, discussion and ‘experiments with experience’ will support participants in accessing the history and knowledge held in the body. We will explore the relationship between emotional states and bodily sensation, increasing the potential for developing self-awareness, intuition, refuge and choice.
The workshop meets over two half-days so that participants will have an opportunity to reflect, experiment with some of the material at home and return on the second day for journaling, discussion, and more Awareness Through Movement® practice. The two-day format allows for deepened experience with mindful inquiry and a sustained embodied experience of movement and interoception.
Class materials: Please bring two blankets, and a journal or notebook. Wear warm, soft clothing, and bring additional layers “just in case”.
*No movement experience is required. Feldenkrais® Awareness Through Movement® is a safe, gentle, process appropriate even for those experiencing physical limitations or disability. Please inquire if you have any questions or concerns.
Sheri Cohen is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitionercm with 20 years of experience teaching movement arts, including Feldenkrais, dance improvisation and yoga. Sheri loves guiding her students to experience themselves more clearly and deeply through bodily self-awareness and creative flow. Sheri conducts classes, workshops, and private sessions in the Seattle area. She may be reached through her web site, SheriCohenMovement.com.