Register now to join us for Everyday Alchemy, at the beautiful Claggett Center near Frederick, Maryland. Join ZB faculty, staff and fellow Zero Balancers for several days of learning, fun and community building. Proceeds from the Benefit support the operations of the Zero Balancing Health Association.
Friday May 4th - Sunday May 6th, 2018
Alchemy: the process of taking something ordinary and turning it into something extraordinary
We have an amazing line up of Zero Balancing faculty who will be sharing their insights and wisdom with us:
Jim McCormick Alchemy, Transformation and Magic Friday 7:30-9:30pm
Linda Wobeskya Kinesthetic Signatures Saturday 9:00am -12:00pm
David Lauterstein Stories the Bones Can Tell Saturday 2:00-5:00pm
David Laden The Alchemical Paradox Sunday 9:00 - 10:30am
Judith Sullivan The Art of Touch Sunday 10:30am-12:00pm
See below for individual descriptions of workshops **
We will once again be including one of the most popular features of our annual gathering - the Friday afternoon class "Advancing Your ZB Skills - Individualized Tutorial and Touch Feedback with Faculty" (1:30 - 5:30 PM). This skill-building class will focus on content that emerges from students questions as they work in small groups of 1-3 students per faculty member. An invaluable opportunity to fine tune your touch skills, evaluations and fulcrums! (This class is optional.)
Registration is open. Early registration rates are available through April 2, 2018.
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** Alchemy, Transformation and Magic with Jim McCormick (2 hrs)
We will begin the Benefit by exploring ways we can get more magic and transformation in our lives and in our work. What creates magic and wonder is being in the NOW. Any time we are in the moment we are connected to our best selves and there are endless possibilities for creative movement.
Stories the Bones Can Tell with David Lauterstein (3 hrs)
In this workshop through lecture, discussion and hands-on work we will evoke the stories that living bones have to tell us. Through folk tales, literature, and music from many world cultures, bones are depicted as conveying voices of ancestors. In ancient China various bones were designated as "oracle bones" which could help people foretell the future. Thus, bones transmit messages about our past and future. They, as living parts of us, contribute deeply to our life and self-support in the present. So "stories the bones can tell" are among the most profound of all. Bones are not just physical, they are a medium through which we communicate with energy and structure. We shall revel in the stories they tell through our work together.
Kinesthetic Signatures with Linda Wobeskya (3 hrs)
In Kinesthetic Signatures we will explore and develop our touch by increasing our kinesthetic awareness and attention. The class will focus on what we feel in our hands, while also increasing awareness of all the tools we use to monitor the energetic responses in our clients. This workshop can provide answers to those often-asked questions: How much structure should I use? How much traction should I use? What would feel good to my client? How can I connect deeply without using a lot of structure? There’s a signature for that!!
The Alchemical Paradox with David Laden (1.5 hrs)
Zero Balancing is not about self-improvement, boosting self-esteem, developing positive thinking, diagnosing the cause of pain or illness, analyzing problems or making life easier.
So then, what is ZB? Why is it important? Why is it "alchemical"? What do we mean by "alchemy"? Why do we create heavenly gold only by going underground where the lead of darkness is found? How is this process relevant in our modern time and culture? Through lecture, discussion, a writing exercise and learning a special fulcrum, we will explore the above archetypal questions and have the opportunity to discover our personal relationship to ZB and to healing.
The Art of Touch with Judith Sullivan (1.5 hrs)
This innovative and exciting new touch presentation by Judith Sullivan and Elliot Abhau brings Zero Balancing touch principles into a seated chair application. Designed to introduce ZB to a wider public audience, the Art of Touch presentation will enable the student to offer a short and sweet touch of ZB when time and table are in short supply. Students will learn an elegant and simple protocol that can be applied in many settings providing safe, conscious, stress-relieving touch and leaving the participant feeling grounded, centered, calm and organized