In this episode, our guest Donna Martin shares her perspective on building inner resources, and leads us in several exercises that help shift us away from the often unconscious and automatic ways of experiencing life. She shares these exercises and her wisdom from her decades of experience as a yoga teacher, her own practice of Kum Nye, as an international Hakomi trainer. and from a practice she's developed called Psoma Yoga."
About Donna Martin:
Donna Martin, from Oliver BC, is an international Hakomi trainer who worked closely with Ron Kurtz (the creator of the Hakomi Method) for the last twenty years of his life and was named in his will as a “legacy holder” of his work.
She has many years of experience as a Hakomi therapist and trainer, as well as a yoga and meditation teacher. She has recently published two books - the Practice of Loving Presence, (with the late Ron Kurtz), and a book published in Spain called Mindfulness en el Cuerpo: el espiritu de Hakomi. Her next book will be Psoma Yoga Therapy.
Some of her other books include Seeing Your Life Through New Eyes, with Paul Brenner MD, and a trilogy on Remembering Wholeness.
About This Series:
In this series of classes, we discuss and practice Kum Nye, a Tibetan practice introduced to the west by Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche. This series gives the beginner an opportunity to explore the skills of this 'mindfulness of body and feeling practice' which allows us to open up the space to feel nourished by our feelings. Kum Nye integrates mind and body, harmonizes our energy centers, and helps establish a profound relaxation. You will be guided from the outer experience to deeper levels that ultimately allow helps us make friends with all experience.
Kum Nye Tibetan Yoga balances movement and stillness, a profound practice which introduces mind to heart, and heart to mind through gesture, self massage sitting, chanting. While the outer form may be any of these, the inner form is with feeling; opening and softening our inner sensory world. Kum refers to Presence, Nye, to massage. The outer massage leads to the inner, more subtle movement and opening of our inner architecture. This practice will benefit anyone who would like to begin, or deepen their meditative experience.