Saturday, 30 December 2023 9:00am - 9:45am
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Existence Expresses Itself - Living Life with Full Participation

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Existence Expresses Itself - The Principle of No Extra in Life
Online

This online event begins at 9:00am PST, 12:00pm EST, 18:00 CET, 19:00 IST.

Instructors: Laura Ike and Birthe Kaarsholm

The knowing that I have a body becomes the practitioner’s center of balance and vitality. This body-mind connection is not achieved through concentration, but by returning again and again to the experience of your body’s weight, breath, and comfort. When you have this knowledge, you can do Breema simply, with the joy of fully participating in your body’s activity.

By staying with body-mind connection, you may come to the knowledge that there is a body.  In this deeper connection, body, mind, and feelings working together bring even more fullness into your participation, while it remains simple and natural, without any “extra.”

The Nine Principles of Harmony, when expressed through practicing Breema and Self-Breema, can help you let go of the deeply held tension, thoughts, and reactions that you associate with how you think you are, and receive a taste of how to be. When Full Participation or any of the other principles are alive, your Being is participating. You are able to accept any tension, thoughts, or reactions, and they no longer keep you from living life in harmony with Existence.

The taste we receive of full participation is the taste of a unified presence. We realize this taste directly in the moment, and it underlies every movement we make...By putting this principle into practice, we discover that the most natural way of moving and living is with Full Participation.
 

—from Self-Breema: Exercises for Harmonious Life

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Instructors

Laura Ike

Practicing Breema supports my life to come from complication to simplicity. Breema brings me to this moment. This is where I am the most comfortable. 

One of the most important aspects of Breema is knowing-by experiencing- that body breathes and body has weight. That is something everyone can do. And by staying with it, the whole of Breema slowly reveals itself. 

From Coming To Yourself, the Art of Practicing Breema

Birthe Kaarsholm

Breema Center staff
Breema Clinic practitioner
 

Birthe Kaarsholm RSMT, CMT is a staff instructor at the Breema Center in Oakland, California where she has taught and practiced Breema since year 2000. She is a Registered Somatic movement therapist and a certified Body-Mind Centering® practitioner and Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analyst®. With a life-long interest in working with the body, including physical theater, Body-Mind Centering and movement therapy, Breema’s approach to seeing the body as a vehicle to raise our level of...

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