Contemplative Somatics – an online series of classes

Hello dear ones,

I am excited to announce that I will be leading a series of online classes from late February through the middle of June. This class will be a small group setting – I am seeking a maximum of eight to ten participants, as we want this to a safe space and a space where it feels comfortable to share and connect.

I am looking to host a space where people feel safe dropping into greater embodiment, and where it feels comfortable to move toward well-being. Which is a brave thing indeed, and not a small commitment. Therefore, get in touch if you want more good company around you, and if you are willing to explore greater presence, compassion and possibly getting in touch with some vulnerable places inside.

Why this topic? Over the past few years (maybe even 10 – 15 years!), the more I have dropped into therapeutic spaces and groups, I have been appreciating how the world of meditation would benefit dramatically from more embodiment. Sometimes there is a harsh demarcation between meditation and somatic process-type work. And I see this as detrimental. We must be in our bodies if we are going to truly connect the clarity of the head (brain), the compassion of the heart and the potency of the pelvis. Spiritual bypass takes many forms – but one form is to continue to push harder! If a little is good, why can’t I get there faster with more? This is a common error and a cultural misunderstanding! Therefore, it is hard to get away from.

In this series, we will be operating from a space of “less is better than more.” We will discuss how “going slower will actually get us there faster.” However, as we gradually slow down and get in touch with healing organic rhythms, it can also bring up some uncomfortable stuff. There may be parts of ourselves that only feel safe moving along at a fast clip! So if you attend my class, be curious about possible resistance and be ready to breathe, to move and to be flexible in the face of old rigid patterns. In other words, only attend if you want to grow and stretch yourself, in unexpected and surprising ways (as we hold the intention of moving toward greater health and aliveness).

In a typical class, we will go through three embodiment exercises, with time for sharing and integration. Plus there will be time each week to start practicing meditation. There will be time for questions as well.

When: every 2nd and 4th Thursday evening, from 7:00 – 8:30 pm, starting February 24th and going through mid-June

Where: Online – Zoom format for now, if the pandemic improves, there will be space for a few people to join me in my large spacious office

Cost: suggested donation of $25 per class, pay what you are able to

To register: contact me at kirby [at] mkirbymoore [dot] com

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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