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      Jo Workshop - Exploration Session in Grand Rapids

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      August 22, 2019

      Thursday   5:30 PM

      100 Youell
      Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506

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      Jo Workshop - Exploration Session

      Working with the Jo, an Aikido staff, has the potential to draw deep self-insight with a few simple steps. I always say it's like magic. It has the ability to illuminate patterns that are deeply ingrained within us, bringing the unconscious into consciousness. With this awareness, we have the choice. And with the jo, we have a playground for practice that incorporates the body and the mind.I've brought the jo into one-on-one sessions, I've taught it to large groups, I've taught it to six-year-old kids and 80-year-old women. It's truly a practice for anyone (though this class is reserved for ages 16+).Several introductory workshops will be held where you'll have the opportunity to learn and practice. Exploration classes will introduce myriad themes, allowing you to gain insight into your embodied patterns and learn tools for shifting in real life.A student armed with "you can't teach an old dog new tricks" learned that she could jo with ease simply by shifting her attention from perfecting to breathing. This reminder is one she can incorporate into those moments where stress may get the best of her. **Pre-requisite: Exploration classes are for those who have attended an introductory workshop, the Somatic Symposium, or have done private jo work with Kara, Micah or Mike Cohen.  Each workshop will be held at Wilcox Park. Pre-registration is required, so I have enough Jos available. Bring your own if you have one or you may purchase a jo for an additional $20.

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