Workshops

Education, Experience and Embodiment 

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The Journey of Consciousness 
Are you drawn to experience the truth of what you are?

MORNING MEDITATION from MUIR BEACH, CA - Currently via Zoom
When: Alternate Saturdays 8:00 - 8:45am (PST)

 

Where: Online

Zoom Link: Contact us for information and Zoom Access! info@annelisamacbeanphd.com

Fee: This group is offered freely, at no charge.

Meditation is an ancient and universal practice of self-discovery, rooted in the simple but revolutionary premise that every human being has the ability to cultivate the mind’s inherent stability, clarity and strength in order to be more awake . . . and to develop the compassion and insight necessary to care genuinely for oneself and the world.

 

Meditation groups are a wonderful way of connecting with others to share and deepen your meditation practice. These groups provide community, accountability and a supportive space to connect with others while steadying and enriching your practice.

This group is respectful, friendly, and inclusive toward all meditation approaches. No prior experience with meditation is required. Simply the capacity to sit silently for approximately 60 minutes in a reflective, mindful state is all that is needed. Your are welcome to participate for the full hour, or for any portion of the hour that works for you.

What to Expect: The session will be conducted in silence. A bell will sound at the beginning and end of the one-hour period. We will all remain muted throughout.

 

If you are new to meditation practice and find you are interested in learning more about meditation, consider exploring the resources on this site: Meditation and Yoga.

Contact: Annelisa MacBean / 415-729-5226 / info@annelisamacbeanphd.com
 

BHAGAVAD GITA / MOTHER BOOK STUDY GROUP - Currently via Zoom

When: Alternate Thursdays, 8:00 - 9:30am (PST)

 

Where: Online from Muir Beach, CA

Zoom Link: Contact us for information and Zoom Access! info@annelisamacbeanphd.com

Fees: this group is offered freely, at no chargeAny contributions you may choose to make can be tax-deductible. When donations are made to CARE, a 501c3 non-profit you are supporting the delivery of therapeutic, mindfulness and alternative wellness services to veterans and their families in Marin County. 

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The Bhagavad Gita is an ancient scripture describing the journey of consciousness that we are all traveling, whether or not we are aware. It is not a religion or a system of beliefs, nor a substitute for these. It is an enhancement of one’s existing religious or spiritual practices, and can be experienced directly through one’s own life.

 

The Mother Book is a series of inspirational essays by Sri Aurobindo. Together they offer a powerful statement of the orientation, attitude and commitment to which one is asked to surrender on the path Integral Yoga.

What to Expect: We begin each group with a centering period of silence and stillness. We then share our experiences and perceptions of progressive chapters we have read during the previous week. The focus can be on exploring how our learnings may apply to our lives. Cross-talk is occasionally invited, and facilitated as needed.

Please let us know you are interested.

Contact: Annelisa MacBean / 415-729-5226 / info@annelisamacbeanphd.com

 

Coastal Constellations: Family and Business Constellations in Muir Beach

Currently suspended due to CoVid precautions.

Serving: Muir Beach, Stinson Beach and Bolinas

Where: Muir Beach, CA - Please call or email for information.

Dates: Third Monday of Every Month

Time: 6 – 9:30pm

 

All are welcome. 

Please let us know you are coming and if you will be bringing a friend.

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Please contact the following constellation facilitators who are offering on-line constellation facilitation

while in-person gatherings are CoVid restricted.

Michelle Masters

https://michellemastersnlp.com/family-constellations/

(707) 824-1032

 

Peter DeVries

http://www.constellationworks.com

(415) 328-7336

 

Carl Buchheit

https://www.carlbuchheitphd.com/family-constellations/

(415) 302-7429

 

Life Cycle – Birth Preparation and Education for Coastal Communities

 

Personalized Birth Education for Individuals & Couples

Muir Beach, Stinson Beach and Bolinas

 

Whether or not this is your first pregnancy, understanding, adapting to, and accepting the changes in your body as well as in your relationships with your partner and family is crucial to reducing anxiety and increasing calm and enjoyment of the gestation and birth process. As you learn to navigate the uncharted territory of pregnancy and parenting you will quite literally be returning to your own beginnings.

 

  • Learn about your own birth imprints

  • Gain understanding about how your birth may influence your perception of pregnancy, labor and parenting

  • Discover the roots of bonding in your own personal history and prepare yourself to bond with your baby

  • Get down to earth, practical support as you address the home-birth versus hospital birth debate.


As a Certified Doula and peri-natal Psychologist, I would be honored to learn about your specific needs, hopes and dreams and delighted to share my perspective and experience with you, your partner and your family.

 

For more information, call or email to schedule a brief introductory call and we’ll take it from there.

 

scheduling@annelisamacbeanphd.com

415-729-5226

 

 

Death Café  Conversations About Death & Dying . . . Loss . . . & Letting Go

 

Where: Via Zoom.

Email to request link: scheduling@annelisamacbeanphd.com

 

Dates: Third Friday of Every Month 

Time:   8 - 9:30am (PT)

             5 - 6:30pm (CET)

             9:30 - 11pm (IST)

 

Start Time: Please join the call 5 - 10mins before start time. Everyone will be admitted at 8am (PST) and we will begin on time. To ensure a safe and well-held vessel, no late comers will be admitted, so please plan ahead.

Fee: FREE

Tax-deductible donations can be made via this link: paypal.me/CARETLC

 

Overview: It is widely recognized that western cultures tend to resist death as a fact of life. Ironically . . . and paradoxically, cultures in which death is accepted and celebrated demonstrate a greater capacity for accepting and enjoying life itself.

 

Death Cafés invite us into purposeful and intentional discussions about death and dying, and create the opportunity to explore our fears and anxieties related to endings and losses. In the process, many participants find greater meaning and deeper appreciation for the joyful immediacy of the human experience.
 

Death Café discussions provide an opportunity for personal reflection and connection with self and others. There's no program or goal, no agenda or advertising. All are welcome. All backgrounds and beliefs are included and accepted.

Death Café is not a bereavement group - should you require resources for the grieving process, those can be provided to you. 

This is a virtual event, held with the respectful intention to honor each person's unique journey. Guidelines are in place to create a safe, contained vessel: absolute confidentiality, cross-talk when invited, reflection from personal experience rather than feedback.

 

PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE GROUP BEGINS:

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Group Guidelines, Etiquette and Vessel Creation

 

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