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  • CAD $175.00 – Program Price

Date & Time Details: October 1 (evening) to October 3, 2021

Location: Online

Address: Online

Dan Schreibman
[email protected]
902-657-9085 ext 20

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POSTPONED TO 2022: (Online) Embodied Listening®

With Hope Martin

October 1 - 3, 2021

Cultivating the Wisdom of the Body

Embodied Listening® offers a way to move through blockages, challenges and uncertainty by tuning into your most reliable source for guidance — the wisdom of your body.

In this time of challenge and upheaval, learning to be present to your body’s inherent knowing is an essential skill.

During this retreat, we will draw on three contemplative practices that cultivate insight, compassion, and confidence:

  • Mindfulness Meditation to relax mental holding patterns
  • Alexander Technique to release physical holding patterns
  • Mindful Focusing to access deeper feelings held in the body

This highly experiential workshop is held within a safe and supportive environment and includes periods of meditation, exploration of the felt sense, gentle hands-on bodywork, sharing together and humor.


This workshop was a rich, rewarding and powerful blending of 3 practices that all seek to bring awareness and balance to the knowing body. I came away grateful for much that I will carry into both my personal and professional life and I recommend it highly. — Sharon Andrews

Embodied Listening helped me to deepen my sitting practice and move into a more respectful rapport with some deep parts of myself that had been asking for my attention. How obvious and radical it is that contact with the felt sense is profoundly assisted by an aligned structure, support from the earth and a deeply embodied experience. — Alexis Honiotes

I find Hope to be a very skilled teacher with a strong intuitive sense of how to work with each individual. Her Alexander work is deep and subtle, and has been extremely helpful in deeply understanding some of the principles of meditation posture that had eluded me for many years. — Michael Chender

Overview of Schedule (ADT)

Friday, October 1st 

  • There will be an orientation session at 7:45.

Saturday & Sunday

  • Saturday October 2: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm (with breaks for lunch and personal time)
  • Sunday October 3: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Program Costs

Tuition: $175
Participants who enrol in both the Shape of Awake® and Embodied Listening® programs will receive a 15% discount on the tuition portion of both retreats.


Hope Martin
Hope Martin has taught the Alexander Technique for 33 years, trained Alexander teachers for two decades at the American Center for the Alexander Technique, and operates Hope Martin Studio in New York City. She is a Meditation Instructor, a Focusing trainer and has been a close student of Pema Chodron for 28 years. Her particular passion is in helping her students discover how easeful, upright posture is an expression of their human dignity, confidence, and innate wakefulness. To learn more about Hope’s work, visit
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