30min Group Embodiment Meditation
Take meditation a step further by using it as a tool to practise interoception.
Where traditional practices work mainly with the mind, The Realization Process is a powerful pathway to embodiment. Connecting you to the ground of your being, you will learn how to attune to your body’s messages so that you can live in alignment with what it needs to be calm, energised and healthy. The Realization Process was created and developed over four decades by psychotherapist and spiritual teacher Judith Blackstone.
These online meditation classes guide you through the “Embodiment and Movement” Realization Process which infuses the original process with subtle movement practices that help you to:
Open your body’s subtle energy channels
Integrate the mind, breath and body
Strengthen non-dual consciousness
Cultivate the essential qualities of love, awareness, power and sexuality
Support the healing of physical injuries and chronic structural problems
Class Times (Dec - Feb)All times in Brisbane, Australia (AEST) timezone. (The booking page will show you class times in your own timezone.)
Tuesday 7:30am & 11am
Christmas break – Dec 24th – Jan 1st (no class)
The 30min online meditation classes are best for people looking for a regular practice and anyone who would like a taste of the Realization Process and Claire’s style as a facilitator.
Key benefits include
Improved focus and concentration
Deepening your sense of joy, ease, playfulness and levity to ease or remove a sense of ‘stuckness’
Feeling more confident and comfortable with change
Having a clearer sense of where your body energy ends and someone else’s begins
Greater resilience and calm during moments of intensity and conflict
Frequently Asked Questions
What can I expect to happen during a session?
Sessions are most often conducted in a comfortable seated position, although on some occasions there will be brief exercises that require standing, moving or lying down. Suggested body positions are a guide, you can always practice in whatever position feels most comfortable to you. The 30 minutes allows for guidance through one meditation, which is usually between 15-25mins long, and a brief sharing at the end.
What can I expect to feel during the meditation?
This will change depending on how long you continue the practice and your experience with meditation practices in general. Most beginners find the meditation very grounding and calming. You may experience an inner stillness and get a sense of how it feels to be in your body within the first few sessions. As you continue, you will be able to attune to your energy body and get better at inhabiting different parts of your body with more ease. Most people say that it takes about 3-4 weeks to experience a strong connection to self and a feeling of all over embodiment.
When can I expect to see changes?
This will depend on where you find yourself currently, as your starting point will impact how quickly you will see changes. That said, many people notice change within the first few sessions. The longer you continue to practise, the better you will get at sustaining those changes you feel during meditation practice, outside of class.
Do I need to have my camera on?
While it is preferrable to have your camera on so that your facilitator is best able to support you, you are welcome to keep your camera off at your own discretion.
How do I join in Zoom?
You will be emailed a link prior to your session and you simply need to click that link to join. If joining from your phone, you will need to have downloaded the Zoom app. If joining from a computer, you can link in to Zoom online.
How does the self-determined pricing work?
Classes are offered at a self-determined (you decide) price within a set range. We recognise that can be uncomfortable when you’re accustomed to the conventional system, however, when we say pay what feels good for you, we genuinely mean it. Here’s why:
It’s important to Claire that this work is accessible to as many people as possible, and that cost is not a factor that would prevent someone from attending if they wanted to. There is zero judgement around what you choose to pay. Emphasis on zero. Select a price that honours the value you receive from the classes, while taking into consideration your current financial situation, financial privilege, what feels like a comfortable exchange for you to be able to prioritise meditation practice in your life (this may vary over time), and/or how regularly you are attending. If you are experiencing financial hardship and $5 a class is still too prohibitive, please get in touch so we can work something out.
A little note on trauma…
Being ‘in’ the body can bring up a lot for anyone, especially trauma survivors.
This work can be powerfully supportive for people with a history of trauma. However, it is strongly advised that you have worked or are working with a professional therapist for support so that you are familiar with your own psychological background and have worked through any acute trauma already.