Leading a meditation and somatics group

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In this new world we find ourselves in, things have been turned upside down. As His Holiness the Drikung Kyabgon says, (I’m paraphrasing) “Samsara (our world of deluded grasping and aversion) is always ruled by confusion and uncertainty. It is only now in the midst of this crisis that we cannot avoid seeing it.” And with uncertainty and confusion comes greater stress. In this time, it is very important for us to have additional resources, to be able to lean into each other for support and to have tools to come down out of our heads and comfortably land back in our bodies!

In this class, we will do Zapchen Somatics, some techniques to resource and sooth the nervous system along with 10 – 15 minutes of meditation. I will explain a little about the autonomic nervous system and its reactions to stress and overwhelm – according to up-to-date research with Somatic Experiencing and the Polyvagal Theory. And do exercises based on requests from participants. Exercises which are sneakily powerful and yet easy and playful. I hope you can join us as we yawn our way back toward well-being!

We are doing this class on Zoom (online for now) on Tuesdays at 11 am Eastern Standard Time (Washington DC time). It is an hour long class – ending by 12:15 at the latest. There is a link to join these classes here: https://www.jaydemaio.com/qigong

You should check out Jay’s other Qigong classes as well. He is an awesome teacher – in the lineage of Master Wu. Those descriptions are on that same page.

Let me (or Jay DeMaio) know if you are planning to join us. We are hoping for a group of about 8 – 12 participants. If we have 5 or 6, or as many as 14 or 15, that will be fine. But a larger group might be challenging to track. You can email me at kirby [at] mkirbymoore [dot] com to let me know if you plan to attend.

We are asking for a $10 – 15 donation if you are able. We know these are trying times financially for many people! So I want to see your (soon to be if not already) smiling face more than anything. If you appreciate these teachings and are able to donate more, that would be most welcome! You can use the paypal link above to donate or send it via Venmo: kirby-moore-2 is my username there.

Photo from the last day of retreat, Kirby Moore

I am just over a week past emerging from a 3-month meditation retreat, like a meditative butterfly gradually emerging from its potent-cauldron-of-transformation chrysalis. On this retreat, on a daily basis, we did Tibetan Buddhist practices (mostly Ngondro), Qigong, metta loving kindness, Zapchen Somatics, Dharma protector practice and shamatha (calm abiding) and vipassana (special insight) meditation. It was Awesome! Stretching me to grow, filling my container, granting many and unique insights, and leaving me with much to integrate and digest.

I am looking forward to sharing some of the insights I gleaned. We will go slow, sticking with the sneakily powerful yet basic exercises for a few weeks. I am committed to leading six to eight classes.

Let us know if you plan to join us! Look forward to seeing you Tuesday (May 26th). Join us as we lean into support and lean into the innate wisdom already present in the body. Learn how to tap into the health which is never lost. May all beings benefit!

Thank you for visiting my blog!

Kirby Moore

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Published by Kirby Moore

Kirby Moore is a healing facilitator based in the beautiful rolling hills of Charlottesville, Virginia. He does sessions in-person and long distance via Skype and Zoom, working with Spiritual Astrology, Somatic Experiencing, Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy and Birth Process Work. His healing work is informed by fifteen years of meditation and Qigong practice. He works with client's intentions and deepest longings to attain clear, tangible results. Contact him for more info at (email): kirby [at] mkirbymoore [dot] com

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