In the Art of Embodiment we approach the body as a mystery hiding in plain site. Through mindful attention, curious and compassionate exploration we pursue deeper levels of experience, understanding and freedom.
The Art of Embodiment is the meeting and merging of our nature as physical, psychological and spiritual beings. It is an exploration of the essential natures of what we are and what of them is hidden or remote to our experience. In this exploration we meet where we have limitation and resistance through holding and habit.
The Art of Embodiment offers a coherent and powerful foundation of body consciousness training, through which a fuller potential of the body in movement is explored and developed. Through the work we will expand the dexterity, fluidity and spontaneity of the body in movement finding freedom from the body’s habitual patterns of limitation. The liberation of this unconscious holding allows the body to align with the spirit, our soul essence through which we become the embodiment in expression of the greater being and truth that we are.
We prepare the body through the two primal motions of nature, waves and spirals. The emphasis is on softening and opening, both physically and in our consciousness. The work is rooted in mindfulness, paying ever deepening attention to our experience of the present moment and developing that capacity in multiple dimensions.
We also emphasize the importance of reflection and integration of the experiences of the work. This will be facilitated individually through other creative means, writing, picture making and through sharing as a group. To ensure the comfort and safety of all participants we ask you sign a confidentiality agreement regarding others experiences.
Ray & Marianne hold the group in an open, receptive, spiritual field, potentialize for healing. As appropriate through the day individuals may receive a more focused holding in response to need.
From 10AM to 4PM on a bi monthly basis we take the time to have fun exploring aspects of our human consciousness (birth, inner child, inner female, inner male, cultures, death) through movement, color impressions drawing, writing, and confidential group sharing. You will be guided by Marianne and Ray to bring kind consciousness to spiritual/emotional resistance patterned in your body.
First Art of Embodiment in 2017 – Feb 18 for Details email us or call 808-268-2493
After a profound and powerful spiritual awakening in 1986 Ray began a spiritually focused life. Three years later this led to discovering the healing gift and subsequent years of service in that capacity.
Ray has been teaching workshops since 1991 in areas arising from his extensive experience in performing arts, dance and spiritual process and has since taught throughout Europe, Asia and in Australia and the USA. Ray has taught in many diverse places, from monasteries and ashrams to universities and natural environments. He has throughout sought exploration and integration between the depths of the inner world and the manifest external as well as the transpersonal spiritual dimensions through the common place they all meet, here in the body.
Before leaving the UK in 1996 Ray was recognized as the country’s leading Butoh dancer by Time Out magazine, a Spirit Dancer by Masaki Iwana and completed an MA in Performing Arts. He then spent most of his time In Indian ashrams and Thai monasteries doing spiritual practices and study until 2001.
Ray now lives on Maui, Hawaii with his wife and sons. He is currently completing an MA in Core Process Psychotherapy with the Karuna Institute. Core Process is a somatic, mindfulness, depth therapy.
In the 80’s Marianne accompanied and trained with a Butoh dance troupe in Hachioji City, Japan led by Min Tanaka. Her concept of art and how it could address societies issues was forever inspired.She translated this to a study in movement therapy and community awareness arts at the Tamalpa Institute in Marin with Anna Halprin.
Marianne is a certified practitioner of Rosen Method body work, Core Energetic therapy,the Barbara Brennan School of healing, the clairvoyant training of the Berkeley Psychic Institute,the trans medium and spiritual midwife programs of the Aesclepion Institute, and now practices Shafaw healing on individuals in person and long distance.
Expressing and enabling the bridging of spiritual presence, psychological freedom, health, and how these tie with the awareness of our oneness with Earth is her joy. She is blessed with a son, daughter, and a dear husband.