Passionate Ease Retreats offer wonderfully profound life shifts. We focus on the primitive brain and its integration into the conscious level of the nervous system. Results are achieved through repetitive, non-dualistic and non-competitive methods. Passionate Ease Retreats use very tender approaches toward limitations and humanness, anchored in our physiology.
Being held in loving kindness, a highly resourced field, we’re able to approach disowned and hurt parts of ourselves with tenderness and delicacy. In this vulnerable state, its essential to feel safe, and for our most human aspects to be included ~ rather than judged. And, through skillful means, its possible to feel something divine which holds us all, just as we are.
The Sacred Edge is created when we stand both challenged and resourced, and met with growing kindness. More time spent here, deeper the transformation or awakening is achieved. Spaces where wounds are dominant and have filtered our sense of self, become filled with Passionate Ease of your soul.
To facilitate deep and lasting reorganization of physical and psycho-spiritual anchors to a defended sense of self.
To facilitate and anchor deeper embodiment of one's divinity while in direct experience to the beauty of one's humanness.
To soften the reflexive and unconscious habits of the perfectionist or idealist which habitually battles with one's humanness.
To deeply and permanently fall in love with one self, just as we are, including a body felt sense.
To live more completely in soul guided passion and ease offering the necessary resources to make changes calling in your life, and the world.
To give a deep experience of your own being while engaging with others with eyes open. And, gain ability and confidence to continue to do so in all relationships.
To obtain and deepen a body felt sense, to never leave your self to serve, and discover how more effectively your service is from this place.
The following pieces are each profound in their own right. However, the combination and sequence in this orientation create a whole thats far greater than the sum of each part. Its like bringing the ingredients of the cake together. And, some master bakers take the same ingredients and create a masterpiece. Likewise, no description does justice to how these elements come together in a magical alchemy.
1. mindfulness meditation & navigations ~ the sacred edge
Lawrence teaches Mindfulness Meditation and Navigation to establish deeper connection to highly resourced states within. These connections are reinforced again and again, in ever deepening ways. A unique form of meditation developed by Shinzen Young features prominently as being an effective method to directly access the primitive brain. Use of Transcendental Meditation and Art of Living instruction helps create effortlessness throughout. These refined and ancient practices gently and easily establish clarity, focus and equanimity throughout the nervous system.
In addition, practices influenced by Neil Steven Cohen adds a key ingredient: deep kindness towards humanness and its approach towards the human habit of distraction and resistance. Gently, these habits become sacred edges, or turning points, to re-pattern the deepest sense of separation from our Divine Source.
We tend to live life within habit. Yet, most evolution occurs at comfort of the familiar’s edge, known resources of the familiar, and unknown resources of the unfamiliar, a most alive place be. Just like falling in love, we awaken to a moment which holds both the familiar and unfamiliar at the same time.
Our meditations are designed help the nervous system re-pattern the reflex brain and allow consistent life, aliveness and growth at the sacred edge..
2. svaroopa inspired yoga
The word Svaroopa means “bliss of your own being” and a very special form of yoga. Its used to complement Mindfulness Meditations and Navigations, and help further integrate awakening and deepen relaxation into the primitive brain. Experience a deep unwrapping of the spinal system with out the usual effort associated with yoga. Rather than emphesize stretch, releases are supported through gentle poses accessible to people all ages and conditions.
3. network spinal awakening
Network Spinal Awakening (NSA) is used to deepen and anchor the Retreat effects. Lawrence’s rich NSA background and other healing methods allows him to integrate an approach to the spine which deeply honors two of its roles ~ temple to the divine and primary channel of embodiment at the primitive brain level. NSA is used at a point in the retreat when the group is established in self. Set up as a community healing event, it results in deeper and farther reaching outcomes, quite different from an office session.
4. communal healing
During the network spinal awakening sessions the larger group re-organizes into smaller groups to support each person on the table. The support consists of incorporating the practices of the weekend to greatly enhance the healing container needed for each individual on the table. To go farther than they ever have in resetting their automatic reflexes in the nervous system.