In a world of discord and chaos, our greatest ally is our ability to be compassionately present with ourselves and those around us. Rooted in yogic philosophy, The Art of Holding Space workshop seeks to cultivate greater self awareness and empower intentional connections.
In a comfortable space, we will practice the art of holding space in gentle and inspiring ways. The workshop includes a short talk and discussion guided by Alicia Collier, yoga (asana) practice, and group/partner activities.
Our conversations will focus on such topics as:
What holding space really means for ourselves and others
Step-by-step guidance on “how” to hold space
Recognizing and overcoming blockages
How to let go of the outcome and practice healthy detachment
How to hold space in difficult contexts, when complex emotions and conflict may be present
What’s the opposite of holding space
Benefits of attending this workshop:
Whether you are a parent, friend, teacher, caregiver, facilitator, or single, you can benefit from attending this workshop.
Improve how you relate to yourself and others
Stay peaceful in the face of judgment, criticism, and anger
Speak and listen in ways that inspire compassion and empathy
Break old patterns that lead to stress and conflict
Become more courageous and make better contributions to society
You’ll leave feeling refreshed, with new ideas about how you can live open heartedly and empowered in the world. Bring a yoga mat, journal, ink pen, and water bottle.
Check out this amazing review from a former workshop participant!
Alicia did a remarkable job modeling how to hold space and did so by creating a setting in which a room full of strangers felt comfort authentically opening up to each other with genuine and very personal sharing. Leaving that space I felt substantive connections with people I’d never met before that afternoon and the positive energy coming out of that room was palpable. I’m still carrying it forward out into my world and relationships—no small feat on a Monday morning in the corporate work world! That was a gift I hadn’t expected going in and I’m grateful for Alicia and all of the hard work she put into that day.