3 Anatomies of the Heart w/ Bonnie Gintis

a continuum inquiry into the heart april 19-22, 2018 durham, north carolina

The 3 Anatomies of The Heart: Personal, Biological, Cosmic are integral to our existence, essential to the expression of our health, and fundamental to our connection to the world in which we live, but many of us struggle with fully engaging with these vital forces. This workshop will present a wide scope of views of the heart, ranging from the personal, cultural, structural, biological, primordial, functional, to the cosmic, energetic, and spiritual, and provide ways to integrate this knowledge through experience. Utilizing breath, sound, movement, meditative open attention, lectures, discussions, visual presentations and perceptual inquiry, this workshop provides an opportunity to experience an embodied understanding of the wisdom of the embodied heart of the living human body. This workshop experience can be valuable both as a form of self-exploration and care, and as a way to develop and deepen the perceptual skills used with patients or clients.

Bonnie Gintis offers a unique blend of Osteopathic principles and philosophy, scientific and medical information, poetry, and perceptual inquiry, combined with an opportunity to experience it all through Continuum practice.

In this workshop we will explore innovative views of:

  • The anatomy, physiology, and embryology of the heart
  • the heart as an expressive and receptive organ of communication
  • the relationship of the heart, the brain, and the face
  • the dynamics of blood, lymph, and other fluid movements
  • the relationships the heart has with other viscera/organs
  • psycho-neuro-immunological relationships mediated by the heart
  • the interpersonal neurobiology of the heart
  • the sound of the heart and the sound of the movement of blood
  • perceiving “the field of the heart” in ourselves and in others
  • the heart as a form in space, and a movement in time
  • the cosmic resonance of the spiraling vortex of the heart

Course fee: Early bird special $385 before 3/1/18, $425 after 3/1/18

Times: Thursday 4/19 & Friday 4/20 10am - 5:30pm

Saturday 4/21 1pm - 8pm

Sunday 4/22 10am - 1pm

Shared Visions Retreat Center
3717 Murphy School Road
Durham, NC 27705

For more information, contact Sabine Mead or call (919) 606-9642