Sela: Embodied Prayer Classes
Join Barrie Rose for Embodied Prayer
Sela is an embodied prayer class inspired by the western spiritual tradition. It longs to retrieve and bring into the 21st century "secular age" the riches of the Christian contemplative tradition to the common person who longs for a deeper connection to his/her depths as well as the heights of transcendence. We long for these riches (embodied prayer postures and contemplative methods etc.) to be a light to a western world that is dying for spiritual food, bodily connection, human community, and psychological healing.
The class is held Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30pm in the undercroft of the church. We have our base flow/curriculum based on the Christian theologian St. Dominic’s (1170-1221) Nine Ways of Prayer.
Everyone is welcome (12 and up); please bring comfortable exercise clothes (since the class is movement-based) as well as a heart open to engage God in prayer in and through the body and breath. If you have a yoga mat you would like to bring, feel free to bring it; we also have Sela mats, blocks, and straps available on site.
Barrie Rose will be teaching the Sela class. She has a background in dance as well as in teaching ballet; she is a certified yoga instructor (trained in Nepal) and has a master's degree in spirituality (from Boston College).