Awakening the Heart

Staff: Franklyn Sills, Founder and co-Director of the Karuna Institute, and Cherionna Menzam-Sills, senior biodynamic teacher.
Dates:  Sunday 10 – Friday 15 July 2016
Cost: £675 (non-refundable deposit: £375)
(The balance of costs is payable one month prior to course commencement)

This post-grad seminar is about the nature of our hearts and the possibility of true empathy and receptive heart-to-heart connection.  In Awakening the Heart we will explore the heart’s embryological development and the formative forces of heart-creation that are still centering and maintaining our heart’s form, function and loving potential.  We will explore embryological formation, heart-ignition (the ignition of heart-centered embodiment), the neurobiology of heart-centered mindfulness, the relationship of the stress response and history to heart opening and protection, and explore the levels of the polyvagal triune autonomic nervous system as it relates to heart-centeredness – the social, sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system.

We will also explore the early nature of heart-centeredness with exploration from prenatal psychology and Continuum Movement.  We will be working with a combination of experiential processes including meditation, continuum movement, chi kung and table work oriented to : (1) the conditioned nature of our heart’s history with mindful inquiry; (2) the polyvagal system nervous system and re-establishment of heart-centered social nervous system ease and (3) the unconditioned nature of the heart as the centre of being and goodness via heart ignitiion and resonance with the depth of stillness at the heart’s centre.

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