Thursday, August 8th, 7:15 – 8:50p

This contemplative, somatic, and soul-oriented monthly practice group invites participants into an ongoing exploration of our unfolding initiatory journeys, featuring guided individual inquiries, paired processes, and optional opportunities for working directly with the class facilitator. Drawing on meditative traditions, depth psychology, understandings of soul-centric human development, and Focusing—a mindfulness-based, embodied approach to growth and healing—this class supports us in working with inner material in a transformative space, deepening our contact with the core of our being, and walking our most authentic and purposeful path. Each month will feature different guided explorations and processes; feel free to journey with us month-to-month, or drop in for individual classes as you like. We encourage you to bring a journal, though pens and paper are available if not!

About the facilitator: Simon brings to his facilitation years of exploration of self-inquiry, non-dual wisdom traditions, and meditative practices; the perspectives of post-conventional human development and soul-centric depth psychology; and his long experience with artistry and the creative process. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Auckland and a master’s degree in psychology from Columbia University; is a Certified Trainer of Focusing, a mindfulness-based, somatic approach to psychological healing and development; has completed a yearlong soulcraft immersion and vision quest with Bill Plotkin and Animas Valley Institute, while also training with Purpose Guides Institute and in Thomas Hübl’s Academy of Inner Science; and is currently pursuing doctoral studies in psychology and philosophy. He has been a director with organizations active in social entrepreneurship, leadership development, and mental health, and was led from his New Zealand homeland to the US by his career as a recording artist and songwriter. Learn more at www.EmergentInquiry.com

Fee: $12 – $20 sliding scale