Fulfilling our Potential: Making & Managing Waves to Form a Personal World – Tahoe Somatic Retreats

Fulfilling our Potential

Making and Managing Waves to Form a Personal World

Friday, May 20th – Sunday, May 22nd 2011

“To impede, support, amplify or soften our waves, to participate in shaping the excitement of our experience as circumstances arise, this ability is our potential. To live our waves through the changing tides of our existence and form a personal life of satisfaction is to fulfill our potential.” –Peter Wright

Surrounded by the majestic beauty of Lake Tahoe, come join us and enjoy the support of a community of people committed to embodied living. The workshop incorporates guided movement explorations based on the Feldenkrais Method® and Aikido.

No previous experience is required — beginners are welcome.

Please call (510) 527-5981
or email sonja@learninginaction.org



“We are born of waves, conceived in the pressured depths of our mother ocean, delivered into the world as the warm pulsating generative womb of our excitatory liquid elan. Throughout our lives we are migrating to and from the dark fertile swirling currents of our deep visceral impulse and the layered striated surfaces of our personal and social realities.

A lifelong tidal existence of flow and form, fluidity and structure, we live a dynamic dance of liquid streaming surges infusing the malleable structure of our flesh. Neural nets like great drifting kelp beds sway and extend in the charged currents of soft tissue and blood, supporting an inter and intra- muscular ecosystem of impulse, response, memory, habit and intention. Participating through voluntary effort we grow and shape this inner environment, managing and influencing the size, force and speed of our deep inner waves, generating a personal reality and the unique animate seascape of our bodied lives, the enduring wake of our life-long voyage.” — Peter Wright

The Retreat Leaders

Sonja SutherlandSonja H. Sutherland, a Guild-certified Feldenkrais practitioner of twelve years with years of ongoing studies in Formative PsychologyTM, maintains a private practice in Berkeley, offering individualized hands-on sessions for adults and children. She also teaches group classes, leads workshops and retreats. Sonja holds a black belt in Aikido and a Masters in Dance.

Peter Wright
Peter W. Wright is a Somatic psychotherapist, receiving his Masters in Somatic Psychology in 1991. He has been practicing and teaching Aikido as an integral part of healing and self-discovery for over 20 years. Peter is a supervisor at the Center for Somatic Psychotherapy, and sees individuals and couples in his private practice in Berkeley and San Francisco.

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