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New York School of Ministry Video-Conferenced Learning Event


Embodiment: Embracing Our Earthiness

Amy Aubrecht, leader


Saturday, December 5, 2020

from 9 am to 1 pm



Cost: $25 (scholarship assistance available)

Registration Deadline: November 30.


When was the last time you thought about your breath? When was the last time you noticed your feet? What subtle – or not so subtle – signals is your body trying to communicate to you right now? Our bodies are sources of wisdom, as they are the means through which we experience the world and can be a way of experiencing prayer. This workshop invites participants to explore what it means to be embodied, and how embodiment is essential to an integrated Christian spiritual life. 


Through experiential practice, personal reflection and group dialogue, attendees will learn how awareness is key to embodiment. Drawing from scriptural sources, the practice of yoga and basic understandings of the sensory system, this workshop will emphasize why we must honor our bodies and the bodies of others. Workshop will include a yoga practice, which can be done from a chair or the floor. People of all ages and abilities are welcome.


Amy Aubrecht has a Master of Divinity from the Boston University School of Theology. A yoga instructor at Central Rock Climbing Gym, Amy has studied multiple forms of yoga, including Adaptive Yoga. She was a member of L’Arche for over five years. All of these educational and vocational experiences have informed her understanding and practice of embodiment.


Email List Delgado at or call Marjorie Purnine at 315-446-3073 x9 for scholarship assistance.


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