Meditation & Movement: Creating Space in Your Body & Your Life
RESCHEDULED to Sunday, October 22, 2023
10:00AM – 1:00PM PT (Time Zone Converter)
East Bay Meditation Center at Snow Park, 19th Street & Harrison Street
(One block from EBMC, three blocks from the 19th Street BART station)
Using practice, demonstrations, and discussions, this retreat will use meditation and movement to explore how to create and maintain greater mindfulness and spiritual balance throughout the day. Simple meditation techniques are taught for a range of practitioners, especially beginners. Movements embodying the Five Elements are taught standing, sitting and reclining, and are appropriate for people with diverse abilities. This retreat will be held at Snow Park, so bring a water bottle, a snack and a blanket to sit on. The park is highly shaded from many trees, and bathrooms are available. Because this is an outdoor event, masks are optional, but social distancing is encouraged.
Master John W. Ellis IV is a martial artist with more than 35 years of experience in helping people strengthen the connections between the body, mind and spirit. He teaches toddlers, youth, adults, senior citizens, athletes, the physically challenged, and autistic children. He has more than 40 years of meditation practice in Christian, Zen, Vipassana and New Thought traditions; and has written about martial arts, spirituality, and alternative health for major media. Master Ellis leads Ananda Martial Arts and Fitness Academy in Oakland, where he teaches traditional martial arts, self-defense and Five Realms Meditative Movement