The goal of meditation isn't mindfullness; it is bodyfullness.
The wellness world we live in is presently obsessed with the mind but ancient practices and informed neuroscience research demonstrates that rel health, wellness and lasting healing happens when one is in connection with their body. The body and mind must meet for one to find and feel internal states of calm, peace and clarity. This workshop includes a meditation practice designed to cultivate a connection to the home of your body. In addition to presenting scientific research that documents the healing powers of connecting to the body from the fields of somatic psychology, interpersonal-neurobiology, somatic experiencing and focusing oriented therapy.
This workshop additionally includes five audio recordings of embodiment based meditation practices for you to continue the practice of coming home to the body on your own.
meditation as medicine.
Mindfulness is all the buzz right now. It is being claimed to heal every ailment, relational dynamic, work place environment, and even the relationships you have with your family of origin. But what exactly is mindfulness and how does it conduct such miracles? In this two hour workshop you will be introduced to the roots of mindfulness in addition to exploring how and why meditation practices offers such profound healing from the lenses of interpersonal neurobiology, acceptance and commitment therapy, buddhist philosophy, and somatic psychology.
guided meditation + light
Join us in a meditative experience deepened through the usage of the Lucia No.3 from the Sky Studio.
The Lucia No.3 is hypnagogic light machine that stimulates EEG brain wave patterns that usually only appear after a devoted meditation practice. Research has demonstrated that the Lucia No.3. allows you to experience altered state of consciousness.. This is due to white light passing through the retina stimulating the pineal gland. Those who meditate with the Lucia No.3 often speak of experiences of deep relaxation, meditative self awareness, feelings of well being, a renewed sense of energy, mystical experiences and sacred geometry. Without substances or special exercises, simply close your eyes, lay back, let go and trust that the Lucia No.3 will do the rest...
During our ninety minutes together we will begin with brief sample of the Lucia No.3 before diving into a guided meditation followed by forty minutes of meditative surrender under the Lucia No.3. You will come back to this world feeling renewed and reconnected through a body-centered guided meditation.
In this one of a kind event in Victoria, you will experience.
1. An introduction to Meditation and brief guided practice (Ailey Jolie)
2. Lucia Light No.3 session (Tina Averback of Sky Studio Lucia)
Practicing mindfulness has a positive impact on health and the potential for even greater impact when applied to our relationship with food. This two and half hour workshop will be facilitated from the philosophy that our relationship with food mirrors the relationship we have with ourselves - first. Together we will use self-compassion, acceptance and curiosity to explore how the practice of mindfulness translates into greater awareness around thoughts in the mind and what we munch on.
In our time together we will investigate…
How food affects both body and mind from an interpersonal neurobiology informed perspective
How to identifying hunger and fullness
How to listen to your inner wisdom and tune in with a body-mind connection
How to to develop a more compassionate attitude toward your body and your food habits
How the concept of cravings, emotions, and stress relate to eating from a somatic psychology perspective
You won't find any dieting tips, nutritional advice or meal plans during this workshop but instead will be presented with the tools needed to cultivate more presence in your body to discern how to nourish. Remember: you are the only person who lives in your body, therefore you (and only you are) truly know what you need to feel whole and full.
This workshop will include discussions, mindfulness and munching. All participants will receive a booklet.
This workshop is based on Intuitive Eating an evidence based practice.
bypassing spiritual bypassing.
A Workshop On How to Hold Compassion and Consequence Simultaneously. Facilitated by Meghan Campbell of Megan Talks and Ailey Jolie.
Western psychology emphasizes pathology, diagnosing, individualism and demands accountability. Eastern psychology emphasizes diversity, oneness, community, and aims for understanding.
We all have a preference for one or the other dependent on the environment we grew up in and the spaces we feel most at home in as adults. But both psychological perspectives provide problematic situations when they are not held equally. The consequences of western psychology are evident when we look outwards at society but what about the darker aspects of eastern psychology hiding in the shadows of spiritual spiritual communities. Specifically the unspoken phenomena of spiritual bypassing.
Spiritual bypassing is the use of spiritual practices and beliefs to avoid dealing with our painful feelings, unresolved wounds, and developmental needs. Spirituality when used appropriately can inspire more compassionate living but when used inappropriately can be used to deny reality and negate consequence.
This workshop is an exploration of identifying when spiritual practices and attitudes distort reality and shift accountability. Using eastern and western psychologies individual emphasis on compassion or consequence, together we will explore the middle ground of acceptance.
Who Is This For
You are someone who does a pretty great job of taking care of yourself but in relationship you tend to forget about you. Do you do yoga? Do you drink green juice? Do you meditate? Do you prioritize yourself in all facets of your life except relationships (platonic, work, romantic, family… pet)?
If yes (or even kind of), this workshop is designed for you to learn how to put you first boo.
meditation & manifest.
Honouring the New Moon with Carrie Bailey & Ailey Jolie
The New Moon is a time to plant the seeds we want to grow. The intentions we set on the new moon will grow and expand with the waxing of the moon. This months New Moon is one of the most potent as it is in Aries; the first sign of the zodiac. Meaning April is one of the most fertile times of the year for planting seeds, setting intentions and manifestations.
Together we will use the ancient wisdom of meditation and embodiment movement to channel our focus to fresh starts, creative opportunities, and new beginnings. This means we will also need to travel into the shadow self to clear out what no longer serves us and understand the unconscious aspects of what we are desiring. This shadow work will be assisted through utilizing the fire and passion that comes during the Aries New Moon, so that our intentions and manifestation align with our highest self and not the shadow self.
This workshop will include…
self care not sick care.
We live in a culture obsessed with health and wellness but many of these framed “self-care” practices are only reinforcing “sick-care”. One in five women struggle with a form of disordered eating and approximately only one out of twenty women ever receive help. Our culture is disordered around food and body, it’s impossible for anyone man, woman or non-binary folk to be immune.
A lack of awareness around disordered eating in combination with diet cultures infiltration of the wellness sphere has created an epidemic of disordered eating masquerading as “self-care”.
Spend an evening exploring the most #hashtagable wellness trends from the lens of an eating disorder specialist. From colonics to ketogenics - no topic is too taboo. With self-compassion as an ally, together we will explore where self-care has become sick-care and how you can cultivate your own inner skeptic to settle into a self-care setup that is authentic to you and allows you to find the nourishment that allows you to fully flourish.
an evening of honouring.
In “honour” of International Women’s Day, we've chosen to come together with some of our favourite people to celebrate our collective infinite power in the process of honouring the beauty of our fullness, our wholeness, and the simple fact that we have everything we need within us.
Through the lens of the 5 love languages, we'll look inward to ourselves. The 5 love languages are normally understood to improve your relationships with others. Let’s, instead, dial it back to the most important relationship: the relationship to Self. How can we honour the Self, by getting in touch with how we each, individually receive love?
in honour of eating disorder awareness week Ailey Jolie and Mara Branscombe will be coming together for an evening of slow flow. aettle deeply into your body with extra energetic support from giulia halkier the founder of Brazen Soul Rebellion.
this class is dedicated to those who have suffered or are struggling with eating disorders or disordered eating. All profits will be donated to the National Eating Disorder Information Centre.