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Spontaneous Zen: A Workshop in Meditation and Autobiographical Improvisation, GGF 3/1-3

Friday, March 1, 7 pm - Sunday, March 3, 2013, 3 pm
with Nina Wise and Jeremy Levie

Practice self-discovery and self-expression.

Suzuki Roshi once said that we practice sitting to be “ready for anything.” In Nina’s improvisation classes, we’ll learn Motion Theater® practices that allow the creativity that resides within us to have a voice, both through movement and language. In meditation, we will cultivate openness, receptivity and fearlessness, particularly the courage and clarity to express what needs to be expressed. This workshop will provide a safe space to take up this transformative work of self-discovery and self-expression. Using yoga, sounding, movement, and other exercises, we’ll cultivate our capacity to tell our story and bring to life what is often unnoticed or unacknowledged, finding the freedom that comes from expressing ourselves through our bodies as well as our words.

An excellent workshop for performers, teachers, leaders, and anyone for whom communication is central. You can expect to surprise yourself and to become more playful and at ease before an audience. You might even find that the sense of well-being achieved during the workshop not only expands your creative abilities but also enhances your experience of daily life, reminding you that it is your nature to be free—and to express that freedom spontaneously.

Retreat fee: $200, $180 current SFZC member, $160 limited income. Does not include accommodations.

Commuter fee: $232. Includes four meals in the dining room.

Registration and Overnight Accommodations: To register and to reserve accommodations, call our toll free number 888.743.9362 or our local number 415.475.9362.