ONLINE EMBODIMENT CLASSES
Online Embodiment Classes
Relational skills are grounded in resourceful responses to the sensory data we receive from our environments & other people.
Online embodiment classes allow you to create stronger connections between your body, emotions & mind, which inform your level of relational skills in...
- managing stress
- optimising wellness
- experiencing pleasure
- attunement to self & others
- setting & maintaining boundaries,
- making decisions
- navigating conflict
- emotional intelligence including self awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy, & social skills.
What that means is that the more attuned you are to your inner landscape, the better you are able to become appropriately responsive in the moment to what is happening.
What is an Online Embodiment Class?
I'm so glad you asked!
There are a few parts to the answer; what is embodiment, what is an embodiment class, and what is an online class.
I'll explain those elements in more detail below...
A simple definition of embodiment in the context of these classes is "feeling the sensations of the body". It is about shifting your attention from your external sensory experience, and bringing that awareness to body and your inner landscape.
And so an embodiment practice is an activity with the primary purpose of facilitating embodiment.
There are a whole bunch of activities that facilitate embodiment. In my client sessions & classes we work (mostly) with two methods;
- The Movement Koan Method
- The Non-Linear Movement Method
I also bring different practices or approaches from other places, but these are the foundations for the embodiment element of my approach.
What are the Benefits of The Non-Linear Movement Method?
Smooths out the nervous system
The demands of modern life create stress and tension in the body and an overactive mind. The Non-Linear Movement Method encourages an identifying and unwinding of the patterns of contraction and through gentle, non-force movements relieves the bodily tension and underlying mental loops. The result is a systematic, self-guided unburdening of the nervous system.
Processes & identifies emotions
As the body unwinds and the mind relaxes its pressured pace the emotions associated with these patterns become apparent and are being let go of. You can note recurring emotional loops for further processing and at the same time allow emotions to simply rise and release.
Awakens sexual energy & sensual sensation
As tension, contraction and emotion are being released the body becomes sensitized and we are able to feel deeper. One of the marked results of this sensitization is an ability to feel increased pleasure and well being. Participants in the Non-Linear Movement Method report an increased ability to connect through their body, both with themselves and others.
Releases trauma patterns into flow
One of the results of traumatic experience (fresh and old alike) is "freeze", a state in which body, mind and emotions are stuck in a state of numbness. Often "freeze" is falsely perceived as a feeling of "calm/nothing", which results in an inability to release the experience and ease the bodily patterns. The Non-Linear Movement Method facilitates a continued movement, which gently opens the freeze pattern and allows for recognition and release of the underlying bodily and emotional patterns.
Unites mind & body in intimacy with physical sensation
Through continued engagement with the release of contraction and facilitation of emotional awareness the engrained patterns become apparent and less pronounced. Over time physical sensation can be engaged with and the acceptance and tolerance of all sensation increases. Intimacy with whatever is present is possible.
Creates high bodily responsiveness
The Non-Linear Movement Method educates the body how to release and process contractions, stress and emotional tension. The body becomes highly attuned to all sensations and can note, react or release fluidly and without having to attend to traumatic or suppressed backlog.
Opens access to bodily wisdom
By putting emphasis on movement and circumventing the analytical mind and loops of tense thinking the natural intelligence of our bodies is accessed. Through gentle guidance the mechanisms of "freeze" and refusal to feel are being loosened and bodily wisdom can create the necessary actions and releases.
Practice Session Information
What Can I Expect from a Class?
Each online embodiment class has three parts;
- A short introduction, overview, and demonstration of the method
- A guided practice to carefully curated music
- A period at the end for rest & reintegration.
Sessions run weekly for 20 minutes, and once a month for a full hour.