October 3rd, 2013

Stillness

What motivates us to continue to meditate?

Meditation is a way of coming to your own centre, coming to the centre of  your own being, and remaining there, still, silent, attentive. Meditation is a way of learning to be awake, to be fully alive and to be still. The way to this is silence, we do not create silence, the silence is there within us. The motivation over time is a growing commitment to reality.

Allowing again and again for ourselves to become still enough for the silence to emerge.

 

October 1st, 2013

A freeing up

pur·ism

/ˈpyo͝orˌizəm / noun – scrupulous or exaggerated observance of or insistence on traditional rules or structures, esp. in language or style.

There is a new found freedom in my approach.
Whilst i respect the lineage and ancient traditions of the teachings i have received in Yoga, Meditation, Craniosacral Therapy and Psychotherapy i am free to weave all that is encompassing about what i have learnt and create my own unique approach.
The beauty of this is in unending evolution, the work evolves depending on who integrates, contemplates and proffers their way of working.
More and more i am excercising this boundlessness and claiming my own voice and empowerment as a teacher and therapist. I find this authenticates all that i have received and understood so far. A distillation and potentization is taking place.
There is never just one way this is the beauty of evolution.
September 21st, 2013

Meditation

In using sensations, sights and sounds as supports for meditative awareness, we learn that our everyday lives provide endless opportunities to discover a sense of inner peace and contentment that is not subject to the fluctuating circumstances that surround us.

September 20th, 2013

Contemplative Psychotherapy – Core Process Psychotherapy at the Karuna Institute, Dartmoor, Devon

September 19th, 2013

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy training at the Karuna Institute retreat centre, Dartmoor, Devon

September 11th, 2013

The Big Reconnection retreat by the sea

25-27 October 2013 in East Sussex

A retreat with Vanessa Hodge, Lisa Sanfillipo and Narayani

Join us to refresh your connection to life’s meaning, purpose and expression through yoga, meditation and sound.

Reconnect with what’s meaningful during a fresh, exquisite autumnal weekend by the sea. The time between summer’s end and december is perfect to re-focus on what’s important at all levels of life from the practical daily aspects to the deepest soul level, guided by highly experienced teachers and facilitators.

Designed to refresh your body and mind, supporting you to find or re-establish your own unique life purpose (dharma) and expression in action (karma). Yoga will range from the dynamic to the restorative, combined with the stillness of meditation, and the nurturing power of voicework and mantra.

You’ll rest deeply yet be invigorated by the stunning surroundings, atop the white cliffs of Seaford Head. Florence House rests on the rocky coast of Seaford in East Sussex, looking seaward and surrounded by gardens.

To book and learn more contact emily@integralsolutions.org or call Emily Boddy on 07713 477858

www.lisayogalondon.com

www.onebodyonesound.com

August 25th, 2013

Hippocratic medicine

We have now reached a point of paradigm shift in medicine where disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment must respond to the human organism according to its state of homeostasis (meaning its ability to regulate its own internal environment), taking into account relationships, feelings, exposure to the environment, and especially connection to the wider cosmos. We must explore the self-corrective ways of vis medicatrix nature (‘the healing power of nature’), one of the guiding principles of Hippocrates medicine.

July 29th, 2013

Deep Listening

To truly hear another is the art of bringing embodied awareness, compassionate relationship and supportive presence into our listening.

This way of being enables us to purely receive, this receiving is accompanied by greater clarity, understanding and empathy.

Embodied contemplative practices in the form of compassion, loving kindness and equanimity combined with a spacious, meditative approach allows for an attuned receptivity.

Attuning in this way, we are opening our capacity to experience another as they actually are; rather than distorting phenomena and other through the lens of our subjective perception.

We are opening to what is.

June 18th, 2013

Peace

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June 15th, 2013

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