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embodied self workshop


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embodied self workshop

  • The Farm At Avalon Southampton, MA (map)

What if connecting to yourself was familiar and something that you could trust?

What if you felt supported in finding and exploring that place?  

Can you imagine setting aside an entire day just for you? 
In modern life we often live disconnected from our bodies as a way to get by. From a very early age we are taught to override our body's needs. This pattern has developed over time, and is reinforced daily by society, the thoughts we keep, our family systems, religion, and the communities we live in. 

As adults, we maintain the patterns of overriding the messages from our bodies in order to keep up and keep functioning. On top of this, our culture promotes busyness, over-scheduling, and disregard for the body as the norm, and something to strive for. 

We are not designed to handle this level of prolonged intensity and neglect.

This kind of living breaks down our systems and can show up in a variety of ways:

-Chronic pain and illness
-Nervous system dysregulation
-Anxiety and feelings of overwhelm
-Sleep disturbances
-Overall dis-ease in the mind and body. 

But there is GOOD NEWS: 

Things do not have to be so hard.

The body is RESILIENT and capable of CHANGE. And in a supportive environment with the right kind of experiences, we can develop the CONFIDENCE and CAPACITY to live with more AUTHENTICITY and EASE in our lives. 

Come join us in this day long workshop experience where you will have an opportunity to explore EMBODIMENT through:

-Guided Movement and a MELT Method Experience
-Earth Connection
-Nervous System Teachings
-Practical Skill Set Applications for Everyday Living

This is a TIME and a SPACE to RECONNECT:

~to our innate body wisdom~
~to our inner and outer cycles~
~to the support and power of embodied community~

Space is limited. Registration Required.

Cost: $100 before Oct. 26 and $135 after Oct. 26

To reserve your spot, please make your payment here:

About the Facilitators:

Susan McNamara, M.A., CHHC, is a Certified Holistic Health Counselor, Professional-Level Kripalu Yoga Teacher, Journeydance Guide, and Shamanic Practitioner. Susan is trained in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, holds a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology and is an adjunct professor at Westfield State University where she teaches the course Relaxation Techniques. Susan offers movement and embodied experiences in a present, grounded, and sacred way as a doorway into more of who we truly are.

Sara Vatore, M.Ed., SEP, BCC is a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner/Somatic Coach, Peak Performance Coach, Nia Instructor and MELT Method Instructor. She has also trained in Psychosynthesis, a transpersonal psychology and weaves this holistic way of looking at the self into her embodiment work. Through her understanding of the nervous system and the body, Sara helps her clients no matter the age, build capacity and resiliency in their systems, to more dynamically and easily negotiate life challenges, overcome fears and blocks and set and manifest goals. Sara is passionate about supporting others to find greater health, resilience and efficiency in their systems as they uncover and embody their unique ability to thrive.