Spirit of Self-Enquiry –
August 26 - September 1, 2012
Couiza, Aude, France
A typical day: Sunrise meditation walk on the Pic, breakfast in the garden, followed by intensive individual, group and pair work.
After lunch, you can elect to go deeper in guided pair or solo sessions, or take your afternoons to rest, do your homework, read, share a massage, swim in lakes (our favorite) or mountain streams, socialise, paint, walk the forest tracks, ride, bird-watch; markets, hot springs, castles...then an early evening session, dinner at 8.00, singing, dance, videos, discussion, meditation, star or storm-gazing... There will be periods of solitude and silence during the week, in a foundation of mindfulness.
We have carefully chosen exercises based on The Work of Byron Katie and specifically designed to enable you to identify and work with anxieties, patterns and beliefs you may have around your Body: looks, weight, food, pain, ability, illness, disease. In the latter part of the week we focus on Relationships, and those uncomfortable thoughts that isolate, separate, and cause difficulties whether with partner, parent, child, sibling, colleague, friend, boss, teacher, guru …
You’ll be given a daily pair or solo homework assignment to complete in your free time. In addition, Tamara will be available for ad hoc or pre-booked private sessions.
NB* Traduction pour Francophones.
About the Presenter
Tamara Alferoff is a Transpersonal Psychotherapist, a Certified Facilitator of The Work, and a grandmother, writer, and gardener. The Work brings great joy and grace into my life and I love to share it.
Ok, great.....mmmm....gooood memories of Lavaldieu....all sunny....deep, deep Work in that lovely room.....your amazing skill facilitating Tom and Marina at the same time.....me and Tom working in a field so full of butterflies it was hard to focus on facilitating him......wine around the evening meal table in candlelight and convivial discussions....pillow fight in the bedroom between me, Brigit and Edith, giggling like school girls...swimming in the lake from hot to cold patches....black grapes in a burning hot field.... early morning walking the Ridge, stars still fading as i started...view of mountains in each direction from the top as far as i could see..and the unforgettable moment when a space opened up in my mind between thoughts, revealing nobody having them....thank you....
I can recommend Tamara as a wonderful facilitator and workshop presenter of The Work of Byron Katie - she is kind and sensitive yet acute, and brings immense skill and experience to her work. I have found her so helpful to work with and have loved attending her workshops.
—Helena Weaver participant 2011
“Tamara is a woman of full integrity and honesty. She is so open and available. Her journey has been strong and her joy, love for life and others show you how deep she's done her inner-work. She is the kind of person you are grateful to have in your life and I know you will be even more grateful to work with her as a Certified Facilitator. You are in for a wonderful ride. Enjoy! I highly, highly recommend Tamara.”
—Tania Fierro, Certified Facilitator of The Work April 11, 2011
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Sunday August 26 – Saturday
September 1, 2012
We meet for dinner on Sunday 26th Aug, and say au revoir on Saturday morning 1st Sept. You can extend your stay by arrangement.
Couiza, Aude, France
Located in the foothills of the majestic Pyrenees south of Carcassonne, Lavaldieu is an old Cathar hamlet and bird reserve in this area of legendary historic importance, with a magnificent setting, Cathar castles, forests, rivers and lakes, wonderful flora and fauna (eagles, horses, butterflies, wild boar.....)
Lodging and Meals
228 Euros 6 nights half-board. Vegetarian, mostly organic, home cooking. We share food for lunch (salad, bread, fruit, and cheese usually). A 1 or 2-day Grape Fast is encouraged and a popular option. Comfy shared bedrooms in farmhouse, or camping (reduced rate).
In addition, make sure to reserve your lodging with Pat at Lavaldieu:
0033 (0) 468 742321
This event counts as 12 hours of credit for Candidates in the BKI Facilitator Certification Program. Participants must attend the entire event in order to receive credit.
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