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Sanctuary Somatics

We Art Change. Move. Be Still. Breathe. Act. Now.

The word “Somatic” refers to the body/mind whole which cannot be separated into parts. 

The Somatic Arts are complimentary practices that involve working with/in the human body/mind. We believe that the purpose of engaging in somatic practices is to improve the quality of one’s own life, to promote well-being …to heal …to be happy …to be at ease with all that is …as it is. It is our duty to remember the goodness of embodiment and we believe that the somatic arts are a way towards this aim.

The results of somatic action include: increased physical strength, agility, and balance, the blessing of increased mental clarity, flexibility, as well as a power to consciously command one’s own breath in service of one’s own aims. These results are not easy to obtain, however, with daily practice, one will see the results and experience their benefits across all aspect of one’s life.

Sanctuary Somatics is established as a place where independent teachers from any or no spiritual lineage may offer complimentary teachings in practices that involve working with/in the realm of the body/mind. In our way of thinking…. this includes any and all somatic practices, including but not limited to Yoga, Martial Arts, Dance, Meditation, Shamanics, Contemplative Prayer, and all forms of esoteric self-study that encourages the development of awareness within the Body/Mind. We believe that the efforts we make in the outer life have real effect on the nature of qualities of the inner life. We also believe that our inner practices have a beneficial effect in your outer lives.

Sanctuary Somatics supports practitioners and teachers by providing access to a space, a place, and a non-judgmental community where in one may explore somatic activities that are conducive to developing one’s unique human be-ing in a whole way.

Please consider making the time to come and train at the Sanctuary. The teachers at Sanctuary Somatics are here to help you realize your visions and assist you in the development of a personal practice. We believe that the treasures that we recover, uncover, and discover in our somatic practices are essential to the fulfillment of our inner urges to give a way for the goodness of ourselves to flow into the service and care for this world in which we dwell. We believe that each of us is a gift to this world and that with a little practice we may become strong enough to carry ours gifts forward into our community and that we may become flexible enough to withstand all disturbances that arises along our way.

Vision

“Revealing one’s vision is often challenging. Clarifying what one sees is difficult. Being brave enough to face truth is challenging. As artists, we’ve all signed up for this challenge. I am with you, there are many people with you, the school is with you, Life is with you. We are here for each other to develop our skills and encourage the actions of art in order to reveal to the outer world that which we see in the inner world.

Each one of us is a unique receptor, a perspective, a vanishing point, a line of sight, an angle, an awareness function of Life. We all receive from and express through different angles, which are angels. Each one of us is a unique angel of perspective. Each one of us is a unique awareness function of life experiencing life through different angles. Life sees Life through multiple angles. Life comes to know Life by way of the many and diverse lines of sight of Life. Angels of Perspective… Unique Awareness Functions of Life, this is what we are.

We each experience visions that arise from within and from without. When we document our visions in form, we call it ART. We art in order to communicate with others and to ourselves. We art to transmit our vision and reveal to Life….the truths of the matters of Life. So this is what we are up to…. See-ing and Making Sense in the form of sights to be seen. We are art-ing the world, we are informing the world to the form of the world.

It’s not easy, to describe the reality of one’s sight… which are the scenes one senses. It is challenging to translate vision into form. The discovery or un-covering of one’s angel is a process, and the work of revealing the genius of the angle can be difficult. I would suggest we stop caring that it’s not easy. We have work to do, and our work can only be done now… Art is made in the present. Our work requires us to focus our attention and hone our skills in order to develop our minds and our hands so that we can with-stand the truth of our visions and transmit them into form. To resist truth, is to suffer. Worrying, judging, fretting, fearing, comparing, blaming, and complaining are a few ways to suffer… and avoid making art. If you want to stop suffering, relax and realize that this is hard, and it’s not a problem. Take courage, face the image…reveal the vision…and may Life revel in the sights seen.”