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Susan Aposhyan ~ Heart Open, Body Awake: Four Steps to Embodied Spirituality

Sunday, September 19, 2021
11:00am to 12:00pm

Live Webinar


The human heart forms the essential link between body and spirit. In Heart Open, Body Awake, master somatics teacher Susan Aposhyan presents a simple yet richly detailed four-part practice to experience this link in all its unfolding wonder: opening our hearts, feeling our bodies, allowing ourselves to move and be moved, and connecting with the world in its fullness. Aposhyan weaves together insights from a range of scientific, psychological, and spiritual traditions to present a practical path toward embodied spirituality. Through the practices she offers, your sense of spiritual wellness can become as near and palpable as your sensitive, beating heart.

“Susan Aposhyan personally guides us along a path she knows well—a path that can awaken us to our own essential nature... a valuable guide to embodiment practice.”

~ Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen

Susan Aposhyan, an accomplished meditator and psychotherapist, is among the leading figures in the field of somatic psychology. From her roots as a professional dancer in New York in the 1970s, she encountered the practice of Body-Mind Centering and became a dedicated student of Bonnie Bainbridge-Cohen. In the 1980s, she joined the faculty of Naropa University and founded and directed the Body Psychotherapy graduate program. Aposhyan went on to create a unique approach known as Body-Mind Psychotherapy, which has been described as the most body-based in its field because of its focus on human anatomy, physiology, neuroscience, evolutionary science, animal ethology, and development. She is the author of Natural Intelligence: Human Development and Body-Mind Integration and Body-Mind Psychotherapy: Principles, Techniques, and Practical Applications.