Created by Embodiment Arts Collective

Nov 16, 2016

Embodiment Arts Collective, 20th Street, San Francisco, CA, United States

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Educational

Are you a yogi, yoga teacher, bodyworker, or energy medicine practitioner?
Are you interesting in learning techniques for reducing stress and anxiety and increasing well-being?

Come join us at Embodiment Arts Collective for our first ever Monthly Marma Circle!

Monthly circles will include teaching, solo and partnered practice, and group sharing. We will use techniques such as guided meditation, massage and consensual touch, and exploration of herbal medicine. Marma Circles are dynamic experiments in personal and collective healing.

What is Marma?
Marma therapy (marma chikitsa) is an ancient Ayurvedic practice that addresses imbalances and blockages in the flow of prana (vital energy) through the body and mind. It is among the world's oldest systems for working directly with the life force energy.

Marma points, places in the body where the life force is concentrated, are mentioned in some of the world's oldest texts, including the Rig Veda, Atharva Veda, and Mahabharata. They are used in different healing systems including Ayurveda and Siddha medicine, as well as in martial arts and tantric practices.

Marma therapy can expand one's ability to give and receive love freely, to have an experience of wholeness, and to increase connection with earth and sky. It can ignite awareness of one's truth, dispelling confusion and muddled thinking. Marma points are used for healing and for exploring states beyond ordinary consciousness.

About the facilitator:
Laura Perlin is an Ayurvedic practitioner specializing in marma therapy. She is trained as a massage therapist, yoga teacher, and herbalist. Laura is a graduate of the California College of Ayurveda and a professional member of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association. Laura's practice combines marma therapy, shamanic practice, animism, yoga, and tantra. She loves facilitating collective transformative practice.

Marma therapy is very gentle and suitable for all, including the ill and immunosuppressed. You will have the option to participate in healing touch. Pure and organic essential oils and incenses are used in this work. Adults 18 and over please.

November and December practice circle will be by donation.

Plan to arrive a bit early, as late attendance cannot be accommodated.

The Embodiment Arts Collective is a group of sex-affirming wellness professionals dedicated to helping people live well in their bodies, relationships and sexuality, offering a variety of healing modalities in the heart of the Mission.