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Holding Space: Developing Skills for Presence and Touch

As yoga teachers and therapists, we use touch to communicate with our clients/students, inviting them to feel into the present moment and all that it offers physically, emotionally, and energetically. This 20-hour experiential course invites you to develop your existing skills for self-observation, partner dialogue and healthy touch.

Where

213 N. Main St Healing Arts Center, North Wales PA, US 19454

Type of Event

  • Teacher Training

When

Mar 4 to
Mar 6
2016
18:00 pmto18:30 pm

March 4th – 6th, 2016
Friday: 6:00 – 9:30 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 8:30 am – 6:30 pm

Price

$375

Investment: $400
Early Bird by February 4th: $350
(+ $25 Materials Fee)

Full Description

Healthy and effective touch has the power to encourage insight at all levels of experience and to cultivate deep presence. As yoga teachers and therapists, we use touch to communicate with our clients/students, inviting them to feel into the present moment and all that it offers physically, emotionally, and energetically. Holding space comes from an understanding of both the physical and energetic qualities of touch, as well as the powerful experiences that can result from our connection with one another. As we become more fluent holding space for our own experiences, we gain skills and confidence to hold space for others.

This 20-hour experiential course invites you to develop your existing skills for self-observation, partner dialogue and healthy touch. To practice the art of holding space, we will explore a variety of practices, including basic Thai Yoga Therapy, which can teach us how to respectfully and safely move and touch another person’s body, while sharing dialogue to communicate levels of pressure, intensity, boundary, and satisfaction!

Class led by William Hufschmidt and Tra Kirkpatrick

What people are saying about this class:
"I've been hearing the phase "holding space" for a while now but it wasn't until this program that I gained a more wholesome understanding of what it means and why it is so important as practitioners and healers."

"This program deepened my understanding of what it means to hold space. A lot of good information was given. A well thought out program."

"The Program Director(s) embody what holding space looks and feels like."