Next up:

with David Rome & Hope Martin
at Naropa University, Boulder, CO

Saturday, January 18 – Monday, January 20

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photo by Michael Wood

photo by Michael Wood

Do you feel stuck and long to feel more alive?

Do you want to move through whatever holds you back but you're not sure where to begin?

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.

Our bodies hold our lives. They hold wisdom and energy for living and growing—and they hold the things that get in the way of it: fear, anxiety, stress, trauma and more. These challenging patterns create pervasive, unconscious tension that blinds us to other ways of living.

Awareness and acceptance of the body’s holding patterns allow their release. Embodied Listening integrates three transformational awareness and acceptance practices:


Mindfulness meditation releases mental holding patterns, bringing clarity and calm.

Alexander Technique releases physical holding patterns, strain and pain, bringing ease, spaciousness and balance.

Mindful Focusing brings awareness of deeper feelings, wants and needs held in the body, stimulating fresh insights, energy and life direction.

Co-presenters David Rome and Hope Martin have been teaching together and developing Embodied Listening for more than ten years. Both are qualified Focusing trainers and mindfulness meditation teachers. Hope has taught the Alexander Technique for more than 25 years. David is writing a book on Mindful Focusing, to be published in 2014. 

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Hope has taught the Alexander Technique for more than 25 years in the US and abroad. She maintains a lively private practice, is a Senior Teacher training teachers at the American Center for the Alexander Technique, where she also served as Chair of the Board of Directors for 10 years, and operates Hope Martin Studio in New York City. Her particular passion is in assisting her students discover how easeful, upright posture is an expression of their human dignity, confidence, and innate wakefulness.



David is the author of Your Body Knows the Answer: Using Your Felt Sense to Solve Problems, Effect Change, and Liberate Creativity (Shambhala, October 2014). He is a certified Focusing Trainer who has brought Focusing together with Buddhist mindfulness-awareness practices in workshops in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. He began practicing Buddhism in 1971 and served for nine years as private secretary to the Tibetan teacher Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. During that time, he played a leadership role in the early development of Shambhala International and Naropa University and was one of the first teachers in the Shambhala Training program.


Hope and David were recently interviewed by The Spiritually Raw Broadcasting Network. Listen to that interview online here.

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