Standing Awareness Workshop


August 16, 2018 @ 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm


Healing Circles Langley:


Free; donations to Healing Circles Langley are appreciated, but not expected.

This is an introduction to the practice of Standing Awareness, also known as Non-Directed Body Movement.  The premise behind Standing Awareness is that, if given a chance, the body will begin to spontaneously unwind unresolved trauma in the body.  By simply standing without intention or judgement, the body will begin to heal itself from the inside out.  This practice can begin to shift how we relate to all of life.

Everyone is welcome.  No experience necessary.  Please bring a blanket to put on the grass (we will be outside, weather permitting) and your curiosity.  We will do a short bit of Qigong to begin and then simply stand, allowing the body to express itself. There will be time for discussion at the end.

Here is a link to the Standing Awareness website:

Hosted by Corey Hess, a former Zen monk who has been doing Standing Awareness for twenty years. He now lives in Langley, Washington, with his wife and three daughters, where he teaches meditation and has a private practice helping clients with embodiment and healing.  Here is link to his blog where is discusses his experience with Standing Awareness.


 Photo by Paul Jarvis

Photo by Paul Jarvis

Discovering our Internal Process: a mini-retreat with Corey Hess

Date: Saturday August 4th, 9am-12:30pm

Location: Whidbey Institute, Clinton WA

Description: The theme of this workshop is to creatively engage with the energy flowing through us.  We will meditate, do some Qi Gong, walking meditation, and non-directed body movement. This class will be lighthearted and informal and takes place outdoors in the beautiful forest at the Whidbey Institute. Please bring your curiosity and honesty.  All experience-levels welcome.


Possible other workshops:

Non-Directed Body Movement As a Way of Being.

Beginners Mind and Touch

Going Deeper Into Our Internal Process

Meditation Retreat