Program Details

Discovering Our True Wealth - A Five-Week Somatic Group

with Charity Martin
March 8 / 10:00 AM - April 26 / 1:00 PM

Through a felt sense of the body, we can be open and sympathetic to our experience.  Join us for this 5-week somatic group to cultivate our capacity for embodiment and self-connection.

This group will include embodied meditation practice and instruction.  A commitment to attend all or most of the sessions is requested.

In this group we will practice sensing, feeling, and listening to the felt experience of our bodies in the present moment. Through experiential exercises, We will cultivate a deep embodied presence that will allow our inherent capacity for ease and relaxation to take root, and help us to become more available and open with our experience.

As we stay present to our felt or lived experience, we gain new tools and resources to work with our obstacles: the disconnection from ourselves that becomes the source of anxiety, physical and emotional pain, discursive mind, and chronic tension. We learn to be more self- loving and self-connected.

Through this process, our being becomes a source of aliveness and discovery. Our internal division between head and heart, mind and body softens, and we become more integrated: able to experience our world directly, with less self-consciousness and struggle.

This group will give you tools to help you learn to...


-  Stop struggling with yourself, and start trusting,

-  Get out of your head and into your body,

-  Touch into and allow physical and emotional pain and discover the opportunity to learn from it, and

-  Be more open to joy, goodness, and resources in your experience


The full class fee is $250, and there is also a discounted rate of $180 for those who cannot offer the full fee. Scholarships are also available and no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Please refer to our Generosity Policy

Contact Charity at to register for this popular program.  Space is limited, so be sure to reserve a spot if you are planning to attend.  And, if you require further financial assistance, contact Charity at the above e-mail address a minimum of one week before the first class.


About the facilitator:

For 20 years Charity Martin has been teaching bodywork and somatic therapeutic work to individuals and groups through her private practice in Rosen Method Bodywork and Somatic Experiencing Trauma Resolution in San Francisco. She has been a student in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage for 25 years and a teacher of Shambhala Training since 2001. She has been a student of — and Bay Area personal secretary to — Pema Chodron for 20 years, and has also worked closely with John Welwood in his psycho/spiritual groups. She is also a teacher candidate in the Rosen Method Training program. Charity’s wide experience informs her passion to help people find openness, workability, and trust in their own lived experience.

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