If you look carefully, you’ll see a few new menu items here on the Dana Levy Yoga website. It’s all in the service of an upcoming workshop!
On the weekend of April 22-23, Paul Linden will be teaching “STABLE BODY BALANCED MIND: Embodied Peacemaking Workshops” in Salt Lake City…
Who is Paul Linden?
PAUL LINDEN, Ph.D., is a specialist in body awareness education, the developer of Being In Movement® mind-body education, and founder of the Columbus Center for Movement Studies. He holds a Ph.D. in Physical Education, a sixth degree black belt in Aikido and a first degree black belt in Karate, and he is an instructor of the Feldenkrais Method® of somatic education. He has extensive experience working with a variety of clients such as musicians, athletes, pregnant women, adult survivors of child abuse, children with attention disorders, and business people both in the U.S. and abroad. He has taught Embodied Peacemaking in Ecuador, Argentina, Great Britain, France, Belgium, Poland, Germany and Israel. He is the author of a number of e-books, among which are:
- Winning is Healing: Body Awareness and Empowerment for Abuse Survivors
- Embodied Peacemaking: Body Awareness, Self-Regulation and Conflict Resolution
- Hands-On Teaching: Enhancing Body Awareness and Self-Regulation
- Feeling Aikido: Body Awareness Training as a Foundation for Aikido Practice
- Breakfast Essays: Brief Writings on Body Awareness and Life
What are the workshops about?
Paul’s workshops offer experiential practices by which we can work with intention, muscle tone, posture, breathing and movement to develop a mind/body state of expansiveness, calm alertness and compassionate power. These body awareness skills enable us to maintain a peaceful and stable body and mind, which provides a foundation for finding harmonious and productive ways of handling difficulties.
Why is this important to me?
When we are challenged, threatened or hurt, we naturally react with contraction or collapse of breathing, posture, attention and movement. These distress responses give rise to feelings such as fear, anger, shock, resignation, or numbness. These powerful physical responses hijack the rational mind and the compassionate heart, and they move people toward uncoordinated, oppositional and ineffective behavior.
Who can join the workshops?
These workshops are open to anyone who wishes to manage conflict (including inner conflict) more peacefully or who teaches others to do so. The skills are particularly appropriate for educators, parents, business people, lawyers, peace activists, psychotherapists, yoga/bodywork practitioners, somatic educators and martial artists.
How much does it cost?
- The Full Workshop (12 hours) is $180.00
- The Main Workshop (10 hours) is $160.00
- The Mini-Workshop (2 hours) is $32.00
When are the workshops? How do I register?
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Why is Dana bringing Paul to Salt Lake City?
Dana studied aikido with Paul in Columbus, Ohio from 1993-1997. Paul’s techniques of developing body awareness and dealing with conflict continue to influence her teaching and personal practice.
But more importantly, I feel strongly that this is the work we need to do in this world, at this time.
I look forward to sharing this meaningful, educational experience with you!