February 22, 2020 11-2 pm
with Becky Morrissey, eRYT500, C-IAYT, YACEP, LPCC-S, LICDC-CS
"I have been absolutely enthralled by Hidden Blessings: MidLife Crisis as a Spiritual Awakening by Jett Psaris, PhD. This empathic, funny, and poignant mapping of midlife as a spiritual awakening has helped me understand so much as I move into my 50's. Feelings of loss, confusion, and even joyful relief as everything around me seems to transition, fall away, become terrifyingly authentic without my permission.......and nothing, NOTHING I used to do to stabilize myself (including yoga) works anymore. Psaris' perspective upon adult life's path is ingenious, a series of self inquiries to allow us to integrate, differentiate, and embody the awakening! Our first-phase adult life ego expands into its counterpart, our awakened soul. MidLife truly sets us free as we move from the first half of our adulthood into the next, liberating phase of living our authentic nature.
In the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson, "our life is an apprenticeship to the truth that around every circle another can be drawn; that there is no end in nature, but every end is a beginning, and under every deep a lower deep opens."
A fantastic quotes from Hidden Blessings:
"MidLife is the ego's time to come undone. We are being guided below first-half-life adult concerns to a less accessible realm of our being. Trying to "feel better" is replaced by encouraging ourselves and each other to feel more of whatever we are feeling. Everything has a point beyond which it cannot travel without completely letting go. Our body is the main teacher of this." Jett Psaris, PhD
Psaris' MidLife Mapping:
Stage 1: Shock When the Center Cannot Hold
Stage 2: The Unraveling
Stage 3: The Uprising
Stage 4: Time Down Under
Stage 5: Opening the Spirit Door
Stage 6: Filling in the Gaps
Stage 7: The Birth of a Unified Field
Stage 8: Lighting the Lamp
Stage 9: Cultivating Soul-Fullness
Stage 10: Through the Sacred Gate
Stage 11: The Pulse of Love
Stage 12: Becoming Revolutionary
This workshop is an opportunity to gather and discuss the hidden blessings of midlife awakening. Beginning a new, inspired, and authentic relationship with yoga practices of varying effect and purpose for each of the MidLife Journey phases will also be explored. Meditation, pranayama, and somatic movement-based yoga asana, with book and self-inquiry discussion, will be our workshop activities.
Please pick up the book, read and enjoy in preparation for this workshop: Hidden Blessings: MidLife Crisis as a Spiritual Awakening by Jett Psaris, PhD
For questions, please contact Becky Morrissey via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Space will be limited to 10 participants, please register early.
3 YA CEUs pre-register by emailing Becky: email@example.com