I train individuals on how to cultivate choice. Human beings are like gardens. A garden needs cultivation for a seed to grow into a strong, well-rooted tree. The seed needs not only water and sunshine, but also the care of a gardener who will create the conditions to help it mature in its earliest phase of growth. Similarly, we as human beings, need an apprenticeship in the art of cultivation. Letting go of old habits is just but one phase. Even if we desire and know how to let go, what are the choices to let go into. Where do you land when you let go? How do you know when you've arrived? What are your bodily cues that tell you when you are centered or ungrounded? What body postures do you engage in when you are relaxed, happy, angry, anxious? Not as an idea, but as a felt sense in your body. I teach you to create a wider baseline experientially, which means more embodied choices. When you are ready to let go at any moment, you are letting go into a choice of being.
My work with you includes connecting to your power, ease, lightness and sense of ground and commitment. These are your resources that you come back to repeatedly as we touch places of pain and contraction that are begging to be loved and brought attention to. You will train in coming to your center, falling out of balance and learning to find your way back into your center. Choice is an embodied experience, not just a cognitive decision.
My work with you includes how you use your skeleton, muscles, intention and energy in your narrative of yourself, both when you are alone and when you are in relation to others. We will address the ways you have learnt to gather yourself, in the ways it serves and limits you now. We will explore how you know your personal space on a somatic experiential level and how you negotiate personal space somatically with another person. I will teach you new ways of gathering yourself that come from a place of strength, rather than a knee-jerk fear-based reaction. All the movement work we engage in will be functional, completely related to how you show up in your daily life. This is the difference between ease and pain. This is a choice.
My name is Kathrina Peterson and I invite you to participate in this forum around awareness and movement. I have been a Buddhist meditator for over 20 years and have been exploring in depth what it means to develop as a human being: physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. This is my passion, both on a personal and a professional level. I welcome you to share thoughts around what it means to be awake.