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path appears to come to a stop before reversing direction. Winter solstice is a time to pause and reflect; a time to cultivate vitality and take extra care to nurture ourselves. Moving into stillness, we can return to our lives refreshed and strengthened for the new year to come. Please bring a yoga mat.


Sarana Miller is a faculty instructor at Yoga Journal and has led annual retreats at Esalen and Wilbur Hot Springs, and in Mexico and Alaska. Trained in the Iyengar and Forrest Yoga traditions, she has been teaching for more than 10 years.


Spinal Awareness (with Humor): The Essence of Feldenkrais®


Energy Work Patrick Douce


Daphne Rose Kingma is the best-selling author of ten books on love and relationships. Her most recent book, The Ten Things to Do When Your Life Falls Apart: An Emotional and Spiritual Handbook, is a heartfelt guide to living through very hard times. www.daphnekingma.com.


Mindful Communication: Truth Without Blame


Jean Morrison


Nonviolent Communication (NVC) has been described as a powerful tool for social change, a personal practice for clarifying and living one’s values, a guide for interpersonal communica- tion, an effective process for conflict resolution, and a language of compassion.


By learning NVC, we can liberate ourselves from judging self and others; taking things per- sonally; and acting from fear, duty, obligation, and guilt to release ourselves from suffering. NVC supports us in expressing ourselves hon- estly, hearing others’ pain without trying to fix them or taking it personally, creating new strate- gies that meet our core needs, and becoming more effective at everything we do, including creating peace in the world.


In an interactive, supportive learning environ- ment, we’ll discover old habits of mind and speech that produce distress and walls of separation, and explore the possibility of new habits that create compassion, connection, and healing within our- selves and with others. We’ll learn steps to liberate our thinking and reactions so that we transform anger, hurt, guilt, and disappointment into energy and expressions that serve life.


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NVC was originally developed by Marshall Rosenberg, PhD, more than forty years ago. Since then, more than 300 Certified NVC Trainers worldwide have continued to enrich and deepen this process with their own creativ- ity and ongoing learning. NVC is currently taught in communities, schools, prisons, corpo- rations, social-change organizations, war-torn regions, and health care and government institutions, as well as with families, couples, and individuals.


CE credit for MFTs and LCSWs; see page 113.


Jean Morrison, MA, earned CNVC trainer certification in 1989, and specializes in whole brain learning and thinking, experiential learning, and interactive games. She has facilitated NVC trainings in schools, prisons, business teams, and community organizations internationally. She also is in private practice.


Moving into Stillness: A Winter Solstice Yoga Retreat


Sarana Miller


For centuries, winter solstice has been a time of reflection. Today, the holidays can be a hectic time of doing, leaving us feeling stressed and depleted. During this retreat we will use the practices of yoga (asana, meditation, and chanti- ng) in the exquisite and healing natural environ- ment of Esalen to revitalize the body and calm the mind. Together, we will focus our attention on being rather than doing.


The word solstice is derived from the Latin sol (sun) and sistere (to stand still), because at the solstices, the seasonal movement of the sun’s


The movements of Spinal Awareness are quite different from normal exercises. They empha- size learning how to move in ways that stimu- late your awareness of your body. They involve learning to use the floor to organize and inte- grate your own spinal column. Standing lessons lead to a new awareness of ways to move with better balance and fluidity. Special emphasis will be placed on any difficulties participants may have, such as lower back pain, hip trouble, tension in the neck and shoulders, and knee injuries.


This work will focus on how we can re-learn how to overcome our limitations in movement and functioning. Special emphasis will be placed on Skeletal Awareness. Students will be given a new understanding of how tension and injury are often involved with the disorganiza- tion in the skeletal-muscular parts of our bodies.


Lessons inspired by Indonesian Silat will be used to stimulate the energy body, effecting internal health and increasing energy. These movements, originating from the monasteries of China and Tibet, further increase healing possi- bilities. Safe and noninvasive hands-on lessons will be presented that can greatly speed up improvements.


This workshop will evolve with humor and playfulness. Fun partner lessons will help bring about not only freedom in the body but the return to the childlike energy essential to us all.


This is a program designed for both the begin- ner and the professional.


CE credit for nurses; see page 113. CE credit for bodyworkers; see page 113.


Leader bio on page 44. and


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