In-person workshop: Quieting the Mind, 30 April, 2023

Sunday, 30 April from 10am-1pm at Star of the Sea on Salt Spring Island

I am offering a series of workshops through the Star of the Sea on Salt Spring, by donation, on a drop-in basis. Each workshop is organized around a theme that naturally arises in relationship. My intention is to facilitate a community of people who are interested in cultivating self-awareness, building kindness and friendship, and learning skills to support others to do the same.

This time of year our energy naturally wants to pull inward to rest. As we approach the holidays, our energy gets pulled outward with activity and the excitement of celebrations. This workshop is an opportunity to slow down and to explore some of our inner landscape, to discover what helps us to quiet the mind……and what inner obstacles we may have in place that interrupt our ability to feel calm and soothed.

In a warm and welcoming atmosphere, we will use a combination of self-reflection practices and exercises in pairs or small groups to discover new information about our relationship to quieting the mind.

Hakomi is a word from the Hopi language, meaning, “How do I stand in relation to these many realms”.  The creator of the Hakomi Method, Ron Kurtz, spent over 40 years refining this method and received a Lifetime Achievement Award and honourary degree from the American Association of Body-Psychotherapists. 

Marcia Burton has been a student of Hakomi for 25 years and worked closely with Ron Kurtz for the last 5 years of his life. She has been a Hakomi Trainer since 2009 and lives and plays on the ancestral lands of the Coast Salish peoples, on Salt Spring Island.

This workshop is offered by a donation of $25, payable to the Star of the Sea. For Registration please email:

Please note: Donations of $25 can now be given in advance via e-transfer. If you prefer to donate on the day of the workshop, you can do that by cheque, made to Star of the Sea or in cash.

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