Online Community Gathering 6

Online Community Gathering 6

With Julie Brown Yau and Betsy Polatin  •  Saturday, April 25, 2020 10am PDT

This event is open to everyone. Feel free to share this link with others. Donations are welcome.

Dear SAND Community,  

A  lot is happening in our world as the crisis spreads across our lives on a planetary scale. As we are all remaining in our homes, we would like to invite you to join us for a community get-together every Saturday at 10 AM PDT, where we can connect, reflect, meditate, nourish one another with our presence and create a field of resilience and mutual support. Each week we will have a different guest teacher who will bring their perspective and wisdom on the situation and help us connect and ground as a community. Let's remember that every crisis holds the seeds of birthing of new perspectives and new ways of being.

This coming Saturday we are delighted to have as guest teachers Julie Brown Yau and Betsy Polatin. Both Julie and Betsy are Somatic Experiencing therapists. We will explore with them, tools on how to recognize and cope with trauma in times of crisis. They will share deep wisdom and experience in working with healing trauma.  

This meeting will be open to one thousand participants and will be recorded for later viewing.

Saturday, April 25, 2020
10:00 AM PDT / 1:00 PM EDT / 19:00 CET
This meeting will last 90 minutes

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Many of you have asked us to create additional space where we can share more intimately in small groups. Half an hour after the main event we will convene again, using the same zoom link and password. Our intention for these meetings is to create a safe container where we can share what is alive for us, reflect on some of the teachings we have received in the morning session and help each other stay grounded and connected. These meetings will be facilitated by Zaya, Maurizio and Gail Brenner

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Online Community Gathering 6

Apr 25, 2020 10:00am - 1:00pm PDT

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Duration: 1 hours, 41 minutes

Julie Brown Yau

Julie Brown Yau, Ph.D., is a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, a certified NARM practitioner, and a dream pattern analyst. Using a unified approach for addressing developmental and shock trauma, Julie’s work includes the latest neuroscientific findings, the imaginal realm and Eastern wisdom. Julie has a private practice in Laguna Beach CA. She also works on Skype/Facetime with individuals across the globe. 

Julie’s diverse 30-year background in spiritual, psychological and somatic traditions provides her with a unique depth of knowledge and experience. Julie’s dedicated spiritual practice and experience has embedded a deep passion for resolving trauma, cultivating compassion, and awakening in our fast-paced lives. She feels that through healing trauma, a profound sense of aliveness and vibrancy, as well as a personal sense of empowerment and coherence emerge in the body–mind. Both the individual psyche and the anima mundi (causal realm), are reenergized. This healing establishes in the individual a level of well-being that provides positive qualities of agency, a heart-centered capacity for presence and a sense of wholeness. 

Julie also supports those who are actively dying to awaken to the multilevel cosmos. She assists both her students and patients to open to deeper dimensions within the body/mind and the living universe to experience authentic vibrancy and joy. Julie was the director of education and program development at CCALS for 15 years; she coordinated closely with hospital staff, caregivers and chronically ill patients. Julie has taught and lectured in hospitals, schools, and the UCI center for Integrative Medicine; she continues to lecture and write on the topics of trauma and spirituality; she is currently writing a book on the effects of early trauma and the psyche.


Betsy Polatin

Betsy Polatin, MFA, SEP, an internationally recognized breathing/movement specialist and best- selling author, has been teaching for 45 years. Her unique and intuitive perspectives are greatly influenced by the study of movement, breath, and trauma, as well as the teachings of spiritual and meditation masters. She speaks at conferences around the world.

As a well-known educator, she’s had numerous articles published in the Huffington Post, and is the author of The Actor’s Secret and Humanual.

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