San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
February 14-18th, 2013
Join Risa Kaparo, Ph.D. for a five-day intensive - Awakening Somatic Intelligence: The Art and Practice of Embodied Mindfulness. The intensive will help you embody the core principles and practices of Somatic Learning. This foundational intensive is the first in the Somatic Learning Certified Facilitator Training Program and is the only one in the training open to the public. At the end of this foundational module, students who are interested in becoming facilitators can apply to the certification program.
For more information on the training program, click here.
Who is this intensive for?
Somatic Learning is based on a synthesis of psychological, somatic and meditative disciplines.This five-day, multi-level intensive enables students to integrate somatic intelligence in their daily lives and deepen a home practice. Arising out of the needs of each participant, the intensive is designed for beginning through advanced students in somatic learning. Instruction is individualized.
All monies will be refunded in full (less a $75 processing fee) for cancellations 31 or more days prior to the workshop date. If you cancel between 30 days and 14 days in advance, a nonrefundable credit (less a $75 processing fee) will be held for one year from the date of issue. No credit or refund is available if you cancel less than14 days in advance, do not show up or leave an event early for any reason. Inquiry reserves the right to cancel any program at any time. In this event, you will be given a complete refund.
The intensive will be held at: The Institute for Heart Inspired Living in connection with the Gratitude Power Gift Shop, located at 110 Railroad Ave., Point Richmond CA 94801. There is parking in the rear, and you may enter through the shop or from the parking lot up the stairs to the upper event space.
Schedule (PST): Thursday Feb. 14th (2-9pm), Friday – Sunday (11am-6pm), Monday (10am-5pm)
Lodging: We suggest booking your stay at Courtyard Richmond Berkeley Marriott Hotel. They have agreed to offer our attendees rooms starting at $101 per night (plus taxes & fees) for single or double occupancy.
Be sure to call and mention "Somatic Learning Training" to the booking agent to secure your reduced rate before February 4th. After that, you will be given the hotel's best standard rate for your stay.
For those interested in possibly splitting a room with another intensive attendee, please send your request along with any preferences (male/female, etc.) by Jan 24th to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will then match you based on your preferences and send you contact info.
Attire: Please bring loose-fitting and/or stretchy clothing. (Yoga pants, loose-fitting sweats, etc.) We ask that you not wear jeans. Please dress in layers so you don’t get chilled while resting. The room is well insulated and heated, however it might be chilly outside so it is best to come prepared.
Meals: The intensive is located in downtown Historic Point Richmond, and you are welcome to enjoy the many charming restaurants, a few grocery stores, galleries and boutiques within a block. You can bring a bag lunch - there is a small kitchenette open for use during the intensive. In addition, the location is a couple of blocks from a beautiful park with walking trails around a lake just along the bay as well as our famous, and new restored natatorium, the largest and greenest public indoor pool in the Bay Area.
Transportation: There is a bus stop within two blocks from The Institute for Heart Inspired Living.
Please bring a yoga mat, yoga belt, and block. If you cannot bring these items please let us know. Our supply of yoga items is limited so we will only be able to provide mats, belts, and blocks to some participants.
Registration Forms: Please fill out a workshop registration form and bring it with you to the event.
CEC Credits: Please let us know if you are interested in earning CEC’s. As a licensed provider, Inquiry of AIWP is authorized to issue Continuing Education Credits for MFTs, LCSWs, and Yoga Teachers. If you are interested in obtaining CECs, a processing fee of $25 can be paid on arrival, and your certificate will be mailed to you after the completion of the intensive.
If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact us.
Office: 510-232-2357 or via email at email@example.com
Dr. Risa Kaparo, Ph.D. - Inquiry of AIWP
This program is sponsored by Inquiry of the Association for the Integration of the Whole Person (AIWP), a non-profit organization. Inquiry is dedicated to supporting the awakening of somatic intelligence, the art and practice of embodied mindfulness to transform pain, stress, trauma and aging in support of transformational healing.
Dr. Risa Kaparo, Ph.D., developed the system called Somatic Learning® during three decades of research, clinical practice and training of health care practitioners, based on a synthesis of psychological, somatic, and meditative disciplines. As a young adult, Dr. Kaparo successfully healed herself from a painful and life-threatening illness. The discoveries she made prompted her to create a methodology to transform pain, stress, trauma and aging into wellness, embodied mindfulness and vital longevity. At the same time, there has been a growing body of scientific research that provides corroborating evidence for the capacity of the bodymind to heal itself from the inside out.
As a licensed Ph.D.-level psychotherapist and somatic therapist, Dr. Kaparo has offered her unique approach to self-healing to thousands of individuals around the world. She has taught Somatic Learning at many institutions internationally, including MIT, New College, JFK University, CIIS and China's Dalian Medical University. This system involves simple practices that take only a few minutes a day, yet promote highly beneficial and lasting changes in the brain and the whole body, reorienting a person toward ever-greater freedom, joy and aliveness. A long-time student of world-renowned Italian yoga master Vanda Scaravelli, Risa has trained yoga teachers for more than 30 years.
Awakening Somatic Intelligence: The Art & Practice of Embodied Mindfulness (North Atlantic Books, 2012) captures the wisdom of her teachings.
In addition to her work with Somatic Learning®, Dr. Kaparo is an award winning poet and songwriter. She first received high critical acclaim for her sensitive, inspirational poetry embodied in Embrace (Scarlet Tanager Press, 2006) as well as her two CDs combining a unique blend of music and spoken word. In 2007, Dr. Kaparo was awarded the prestigious Grand Prize in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest. Her writing has been described by critics "as a poetry of soul-making" and integrates the themes of both 'awakening' and 'embodiment'. Dr. Kaparo integrates her transformational work with creative writing, performance art, multi-media, music, voice with expressive arts therapy. This same artistry is reflected in the writing of the book, Awakening Somatic Intelligence: The Art & Practice of Embodied Mindfulness, and the companion videos.