Nervous System Dharma Week-End Retreat

28–30 April 2023
Join our compassionate community to practice being more & doing less!
This retreat will be an opportunity to take time for yourself, learn to be supported in interaction and silence with others, to be gounded in the wisdom of the body, and center your attention with heartful qualities of care, compassion & joy.

NeuroSystemics Dharma

NeuroSystemics is an integrative methodology building resiliency and empowerment internally and in relationships. The Dharma program focuses specifically on building a compassionate community and grounding one’s attention and awareness in highly regulated nervous system states to experience ease, calm and joy. These conditions offer deep possibilities of insight and wisdom to then arise.

Retreat Description

We all have a nervous system, and meditation is highly influenced by our nervous system state. When we feel agitated or disconnected, this reduces our capacity for insight and wisdom. When we feel relaxed and engaged, this facilitates a sense of curiosity and joy which are essential for meditation to flourish. In this retreat, we will explore:

  • Nervous system techniques to help meditation
  • Experiencing a safe relational environment, internally and externally
  • Positive psychology tools for insight and wisdom to arise, and live a happier life
  • How to integrate basic meditation tools in daily life

Schedule

The retreat starts on Friday April 28th at 6pm CEST for a welcoming and presentation of the coordination elements of the retreat, until Sunday April 30th 1pm CEST

 

 We expect that you come to all sessions – continuity of attendance and commtiment to the retreat will help you go deeper. If however, your life circumstances do not allow to come for every session, you may still attend.

 

Small group practices

As part of our nervous system-informed framework, we will explore how we can support one another in meditation, which we call social meditation. You will be invited to join a small group of practitioners with a Soma (Somatic facilitator) and experience silent and communication practices to deepen your relationship with yourself and others.

 

 

Private “Somatic Regulation” sessions

One of the unique features and contributions of NeuroSystemics to meditation and dharma practice, is to combine nervous system science with Buddhist practices. As part of this retreat you will have the opportunity to receive a 20-30 minute session with a trained professional supporting you to

  • better regulate your nervous system
  • strengthen your capacity to be in the here-and-now
  • ground your awareness further in your experience and your body with ease, gentleness & pleasure

Fee

Admin fee of €20 (this admin fee does not include teachings, which are freely offered on donation).

 

Dharma Teacher(s)

Boaz B. Feldman, Founder of NeuroSystemics Dharma

Boaz is a practical visionary, an experienced psychologist, Dharma teacher and clinical trainer acting for worldwide positive change. He has trained in Mindfulness as a monk and at university in MBSR/MBCT in Oxford/Bangor and graduated from the Bodhi College with Stephen & Martine Batchelor as mentors. Boaz now teaches Dharma in the Western Insight Meditation Tradition and feels passionate about re-enchanting and sacralizing our lives and societies through science-informed psycho-spiritual practice.

Somatic Facilitator(s)

Buğu Türkoğul

Buğu is a Biology graduate, a Mindfulness instructor, and a certified coach giving both Organic Intelligence and Mindfulness-based life coaching sessions. Buğu’s 11-year journey through yoga, education and therapy groups inspired her to facilitate Resilience Through Community groups based on creating safe social circles that values spontaneity, authenticity and openness.

Fulya Nanba

Fulya is an experienced yoga and meditation teacher, and offers individual and group sessions for therapy and meditation, as well as retreats in Turkey. She has completed trainings in Family Constellation, Working with People, Leading Groups and Organic Intelligence, and attends long term meditation retreats annually in Buddhist Centers in Asia.

 

Pauline Baudon

Pauline is a mental health counselor and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner specialized in trauma. Their therapeutic work with individuals and groups reflects lessons and practices found through many years of meditation practice and retreats, travel through intentional communities, queerness, a commitment to intersectionality, and a healthy dose of humor for the road.

Silke Foegele

Silke is a certified complementary therapist and has been trained both as a CranioSacral therapist and as a physiotherapist. Her further training comprises prenatal and birth therapy, mediation, Organic Intelligence, yoga and qigong. She lives in Basel with her family. She focuses on increasing her clients’ resources and joy.

Upasaka Upali

Upasaka Upali (aka Paul) is a Dharma teacher based in Tennessee, USA. He received transmission in a lineage that can be traced back to the Buddha, and he took his Upasaka vows in 2015. He has a degree from St Olaf College and has studied Dharma with Tucker Peck, Ph.D., and Upasaka Culadasa. As a teacher, he aims to demystify meditation, making the practice approachable and its benefits tangible.

Yelina Tayfur

Yelina is a lawyer, a Trauma Sensitive Yoga Facilitator, and a dedicated yoga & meditation practitioner. She leads 200-hour yoga teacher trainings and provides courses on yoga and somatic awareness as well as yoga and ecology, all based on Organic Intelligence and Trauma Sensitive Yoga principles. She focuses on creating a trauma-safe approach while teaching and practicing yoga & meditation.

 

  • Date: 28–30 April 2023
  • Language(s): English
  • Time: 6 pm CET (12pm EST / 7pm TRT))
  • Cost: Teachings are freely offered by donation, €20 admin fee
  • Contact: dharma@neurosystemics.org

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