“Creativity is inseparable from the fabric of Being,” say Roma Hammel and Chris Smith. Join a master embodiment teacher and a gifted pianist for a retreat that blends simple, profound meditations with musical explorations. During the workshop, you can discover how authentic intimacy can spontaneously arise from inner stillness and yield extraordinary creativity. Roma’s teachings and gentle presence can awaken participants to a luminous space and unveil the vibrancy and sensuality of their true nature. Attuned to this vast inner realm through subtle vibrations, Chris uses the piano to transpose discordant emotions into sensory-rich musical imagery.
“This work is driven by an integrated, body-centered approach to spiritual awakening called the Realization Process. This involves no doctrine and no ideologies, just gentle guidance to vitalize the breath, inhabit the body, and open the flow of energy centers. Explore connection and disconnection to yourself and others through nonverbal dyadic work, movement, and dialogue. Practice releasing limiting somatic patterns and allow your humanness to be permeated by your essential creative nature — all in the midst of Esalen’s wild beauty.
Come join us at Esalen in 2018! Experience the wide-awake aliveness of the dramatic Big Sur coast. Unwind in Esalen‘s natural mineral hot springs. Listen to the crashing Pacific Ocean waves. Sit on the rocky cliffs at the water’s edge. Let the early morning fog whisper to your face. Everywhere you wander, your senses will be rejuvenated.
Immerse yourself in Esalen‘s powerful healing energy. Stroll through colorful rows of vegetables, herbs and flowers. Linger on the deck as you eat delicious meals. Watch the coastal mountains cast twilight shadows. Let your imagination soar midst innumerable stars lighting up the night.It’s your birthright to live joyously!
After the retreat, you can take home new practices that deepen your connection to the source of creativity.”
Judith Blackstone (developer of the Realization Process) writes, “I have specially chosen Roma to take over my workshops at Esalen. Roma is an extraordinary, compassionate, and perceptive Realization Process teacher. I consider Roma to be one of the main Realization Process teachers that I have certified and she has many years bringing this method to hundreds of people. Along with a deep understanding of the principles and practices of the Realization Process, she brings to the work the finely attuned spiritual sensitivity, psychological insight, and warm loving presence gained from her own awakening. I highly recommend her.”
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One meditator describes his experience of the meditation and music sessions: “The stillness of meditation becomes transformed into vast pools of water moving in different forms.”
Participants’ written feedback to Esalen in former years:
Fabulous!” “I am so appreciative to have been able to experience this profound yet subtle teaching.”Roma is a gifted, patient, kind, and wise teacher. She led us through over 10 meditations – each one different, each one deeper and more healing.”