A MONTH OF LOVE: EVOLVER TALK
Discover how to revitalize your life and health by fully embracing and utilizing the 5 senses - plus 3 you never knew you had!
SIGHT, HEARING, TOUCH, AND TASTE
SMELL, VESTIBULAR, PROPRIOCEPTIVE, INTEROCEPTIVE
Too few of us recognize that, when it comes to love, there are 8 senses - 8 portals for entering into a vitally aware, radiant, enjoyable and healthy life. They are: sight, hearing, touch, taste, smell -- and the lesser known senses: vestibular, proprioceptive, and interoceptive.
At a time when we are bombarded by over-saturated media, distracted by technology and generally overwhelmed by the stresses of daily living, we have become increasingly disengaged from our bodies and the physical and emotional intimacy we desire. In this live, interactive video session, Eileen Moran and her expert guests will address the desensitization of our bodies and the disconnectedness of our relationships, and provide easy-to-do techniques for revitalization, heightened awareness and deeper pleasure by fully utilizing and embracing the 8 senses to your greatest benefit.
By deepening the connection to yourself through your senses, you are better able to connect with others. This Evolver Talk will provide rituals for self-care, and also give you simple and effective tools to fully awaken the senses to enhance your health, access more bliss, and increase vibrancy.
Join us for a lively, informative discussion about how deepening your connection to all your senses can enhance your life. You will be part of the discussion, able to ask your questions on camera, just like a Skype call. If you happen to miss it live, you can view a video recording at any time.
PART ONE :
More than meets the eye
GUEST: CARMEN ARTIGAS
In this age of sensory overload, we need to relax and rewire our overwrought systems. We can do this via visual techniques and color therapy. Approaching color in an informed way allows you to harness this vital force to improve our quality of life and well-being.
Learn how different frequencies of light (colors) can affect the energies in your body, and how by consciously selecting specific colors, you can alter your mood, restore emotional, mental and spiritual balance for an overall sense of well-being (with Carmen Artigas)
Learn about a simple yet remarkable daily meditation technique called Trāṭaka that is designed to purify the nervous system and harmonize the individual with the natural rhythmic cycles of the environment (with Eileen Moran)
Understand the importance of tears, learn the best time of day to shed tears and how to best prepare for this experience (with Eileen Moran)
Carmen Artigas is a sustainable fashion designer, consultant and educator with over 20 years of design experience. In 2011 she spearheaded the sustainable design curriculum and undergraduate programs at Fashion Institute of Technology, Parsons the New School for Design, and Pratt Institute in New York. She is now based in San Diego, CA.
THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO BECOMING A LIVING RECEIVER
Are you listening? Really listening? Become a receiving vessel of nourishment not just through food and nutrition, but through vibration and sound -- which are essential to healing, longevity, happiness and connectedness with oneself and others.
Gain a clearer and more direct understanding of vibration.
Be introduced to Solfeggio frequencies.
Learn how sound can activate various centers, such as the pineal gland, that can lead to deep healing.
Understand the power of the human voice and binaural beats.
Learn how to use music as a ‘nutrition tool’ via neurophsiology to optimize health and brain function.
Anikiko is a musician, artist, world-renowned kinesiologist, and director of Sydney Kinesiology. She writes music with ARIA winners, won GOLD in ASC awards, and has won USA songwriting competition as artist of the year. She brings music, voice and medicine together to help people grow and transform their inner being. Anikiko is based in Sydney, Australia.
THE POTENCY AND ART OF TOUCH
GUEST: ELIZABETH BAST
Do you sometimes struggle to understand how to touch your lover? Does sensual touch ever bring up fear or insecurity? Do you sense that greater ecstasy with your lover is possible?
Learn how to intensify the sensual power of your touch.
Enhance your intuition for deeper connection in relationships through touch.
Learn simple tantric practices in the art of touch.
Learn how to release fear and anxiety around giving touch.
Learn how to experience greater ecstasy through sensual mindfulness.
Elizabeth Bast is a yogini based in San Francisco that helps people cultivate natural bliss and couples to experience deeper intimacy through the yoga of love. Elizabeth experienced healing beyond her wildest imagination through yoga and tantra after surviving abuse and eating disorders. In 2005, Bast was named “Best Tantric Yoga Teacher” in SF Weekly’s Best of the Bay issue.
EMBODIMENT THROUGH FOOD
CONNECTING TO LOVE THROUGH CHOCOLATE
GUESTS: COLE LOPEZ & DANIEL SKLAAR
- Use the sense of taste to bring you back into your body and connect with the spirit of plants.
Be introduced to one of the most basic but little known and healthy ways of ingesting plants.
See a live demonstration of making an herbal infusion.
Be taught the ritual of connecting with plants using gustatory perception.
Understand the chemistry behind why chocolate makes you feel good
Learn how to properly taste chocolate
Learn why chocolate is considered the food of the gods and an important part of your life.
Cole Lopez is founder of House of Magick NY, co-founder of 12th House Events and a green witch.Her old-world herbal remedies draw upon her lifelong kinship with plants and healing traditions. She also designs personalized astrological amulets – beautifully crafted and bound to powerful stones, texts, essential oils and Reiki blessings.
Daniel Sklaar is an artist and the owner of Fine & Raw, a chocolate factory in Brooklyn, NY specializing in crafting artisan confections using conscious ingredients and innovative low heat techniques to keep chocolate’s raw vitality and flavor. Fine & Raw’s mission is to “save the world through silliness and chocolate”.
PART TWO :
SCENT AND SENSUALITY AS PRIMAL KNOWING
GUESTS: CHRIS MADDOX & IRINA ADAM
Smell penetrates the brain unfiltered, bringing forth memories, images, feelings, and myriad sensations. The most synesthetic of senses, it can activate entire libraries of internal knowledge. Inhaling the exquisite, pure essences of plants, we commune with their vital life force, and the intrinsic intelligence of nature.
Be Introduced to the basic science of smell.
Tune into the archetype of the wolf woman/man (la loba/ la lobo) to access your sense of smell: the chemical gateway to attraction/repulsion, memories nearly forgotten, tribal connection and partner to the most essential function of the body, the breath.
Have a clearer and more direct experience of the deeper layers of the sense of smell.
Learn a tool for spiritual practice using smell.
Learn how to access your connection with nature through scent.
Learn how to invite sensuality into your life with aromatic plants.
Learn the connection between evolution and smell.
Discover the important differences between natural vs. synthetic fragrance.
Be introduced to scent as an artistic medium and story medicine.
Irina Adam is the natural perfumer and herbalist at Phoenix Botanicals, New York, founded 2005. She finds inspiration in connection with land and plants, cross-sensory experience, storytelling and just plain flower crushes.
Chris Maddox is the founder of The Wild Woman Project, where she guides women to connect with The Wild Within(the inner voice of truth) and The Wild Without (the cycles and qualities of nature itself). She trains women around the world to lead Wild Woman Moon Circles in their local communities, leads experiential workshops and retreats, does in-depth one-on-one work and produces the annual Wild Woman Fest in the Berkshires every summer.
BALANCE, AND PLAYING WITH THE UNEASE OF IMBALANCE
GUESTS: NAIA LOUISE & DANA REGAN
As the world becomes more awake to it's physical self through yoga, dance and conscious movement practices of all kinds, the vestibular sense of balance and spatial awareness (throughout the ever-present wobble that is life), although innate, is seldom discussed as a sense. To access a greater sense of balance and freedom we must become present with the wobble. In this session we will explore balance as a pathway to our liberation through the portals of embodiment, empowerment and creative self-expression.
Learn about the vestibular system that helps us to determine whether we are moving up or down, left or right, in a dark room or with a blindfold for example.
Awaken to the unshakable truth of groundlessness. Create a life-enhancing balancing act that increases our ability to be responsive, flexible and spontaneous with the wobble.
Dismantle limiting perspectives/definitions of balance as defined as the center, symmetrical, harmony, or alignment. Discover the importance of “off balance” as the nature of the wobble.
Cultivate a relationship with the space between. In this case working with the breath to increase contact with our sympathetic nervous system.
Learn how these entry points foster a greater sense of balance through creating life-enhancing choices that restore body-mind balance.
Naia Louise has been exploring and sharing consciousness techniques for over 20 years. Having studied and taught on the subjects of yoga, dance, meditation, nutrition and currently in hypnotherapy she has a deep understanding of the many facets that are the path to our evolving consciousness. She is based in Victoria, BC, Canada.
Dana Regan is a somatic life coach, yoga instructor and improvisational artist based in Chicago. Steeped in the wisdom of Rajanaka Tantra yogic philosophy, her teachings involve the visceral revelations of the language of the body through the use of somatic psychology, Body-Mind Centering, Radiance Sutras meditations, and spontaneous self-expression.
KNOWING YOURSELF IN SPACE
GUEST: KIRRA SHERMAN
The proprioceptive sense is a big word for presence, the aliveness you have the opportunity to experience as a human being. It's the sense that gives you a depth of connection with the world around you: and it's important because it brings you to the here and now.
Understand how the more you are connected with your body, the space around your body including the objects around you, the more aliveness you can feel.
Learn how even the most mundane objects can begin to feel like a miracle when you connect with your spatial awareness and sense the outside world with the same presence you use to connect with your body.
Learn a quick and effective technique to bring your energy out of your head (thinking that gets in the way of sensing your presence), and into presence using your feet.
Kirra Sherman is a speaker, and self-awareness mentor based in Anchorage Alaska. Through speaking events, one-on-one sessions, and facilitating retreats, she supports others to decide what they truly love with more freedom, to live more intuitively, to experience more aliveness, and realize more happiness not dependent on circumstances, but from the heart.
TUNING INTO YOUR GUT WISDOM
GUEST: KRISTIN DAHL
Interoception is defined as the sensitivity to stimuli that originates inside of the body. Let your body be your teacher by paying close attention to its sensations, and the wisdom they communicate.
Learn how to slow down, breathe and give yourself space to tune into your inner guide. Your intuition is your ultimate source for guidance in this life.
Learn how to distinguish and listen to that 1st "gut" feeling. You know what is true from the very beginning.
Learn how to trust your inner strength and wisdom.
Kristin Dahl is a certified holistic nutritionist based in Los Angeles dedicated to helping her clients create healthy, optimal lifestyles through a holistic approach. Kristin has various degrees and training in alternative medicine. She has studied at The Institute for Holistic Nutrition, The Natural Gourmet, The Omega Institute, Strala NYC and The New York Open Center.
ABOUT OUR HOST
Eileen Moran is the Co-founder of 12th House Events and Architects of Experience NYC. She is an experiential curator based in New York who brings together earth-conscious consumers, practitioners, and companies to co-create a unique bazaar of the senses. She is a social alchemist, merging sustainability, consciousness and style.
By participating in this online course, you will receive:
Two 90-minute live video seminars with Eileen Moran and her guests on
February 2nd & 3rd, including question and answer time following each presenter.
Unlimited online access to video and audio recordings of both sessions
EXPLORE HOW, BY EVOLVING YOUR SENSE, YOU CAN EVOLVE YOUR CONSCIOUSNESS!
THIS TWO-PART EVOLVER TALK IS OFFERED AT NO CHARGE!
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