You can download a free talk about Embody from our website, which speaks of the origin and philosophy
of the process, and answers lots of questions.
The Embody workshop is the result of my personal pain about my body. For years I was so confident, sure and present in my mind and spirituality and at the same time, so ashamed, disconnected and undeveloped in my body. I opened up all this pain and transformed it into an exceptionally powerful and unique workshop that puts you back in touch, in conversation and in love with your body even if you haven’t been there for years.
Our bodies, like everything else, are communicators to us. They communicate our divinity, in an immediate, uncomplicated manner. Our bodies are as profound a source of wisdom to us as our minds and spirits. They are faithfully attuned to our highest path, even though we are ashamed of them, hate them and, more often that not, attempt to control their expression.
It is not us who are meant to shape our bodies, it is our bodies which are meant to shape us
If you are brave enough to fully see and own your own body, compassionate enough to accept the bodies of others and wild enough to fall unconditionally in love with your body – forever - then I invite you to Embody.
One participant’s experience:
‘My Embody experience is best described when I think of the story of Beauty and the Beast! How the beast needed to find the love for who he was before he physically transformed into the gorgeous prince. I can truly appreciate what Embody puts on the table in terms of concepts and processes. Having my life structured in such a way where I am required to be constantly intellectual in all that I do and how I approach left me disconnected from my body and my basic right to FEEL as God / My Soul / Higher Power intended.
Looking back my journey at Embody, I realise how I needed to shave the layers away to start feeling again. How I needed to cut away the restraints and allow for all that was great within me to naturally surface to the light to be experienced and integrate into my consciousness. No amount of positive thinking, visualisation or any intellectual approach could have leaped me forward as Embody allowed me to be. FEELING, being PRESENT in my own skin and AWARE of my body's voice was all I needed. I had to learn to step into pain, shame and at some points even hatred! But that is the beauty of life as I realised on Embody. You feel that pain / shame / fear / hatred and then transmute and so you make space for greatness and all that is good! Amen!
I am reminded what it feels like to be safe, vulnerable and loved through my eyes! Reminded how playing big, taking risks and plunging in enables the sweet bliss of freedom and lightness to find a sweet spot in my life. Because after all, when we working with the soul and our bodies, the people that really matter will see my beauty. Thank you to Angela, Shaun and my Fellow Embody Graduates! I have been gifted with love and a new level of "being" to operate from. Amazed when one is not weighed down with the intellectual clutter picked up along the way in life, how perspective, inspired action, focus and just feeling with every cell makes one BURN with ALIVENESS and BLISS. I am grateful that I was able to step into my "beast" and found my "beauty" that I can now go forward and strengthen’. Brynmore, Management Consultant
You can also read more about this pioneering process, including stories from graduates, at Embody Workshop
Embody dates for 2012
Date: 30 November to
2 December 2012 and 22 to 24 February 2013
Venue: Boondocks Mountain Lodge, between Nelspruit and Barberton
Cost: R 5 800.00 includes full accommodation, delicious meals, 30 hours of personalised input from two expert facilitators and exclusive use of this magnificent lodge and labyrinth
Payment plans available
To book: Contact Garrick at +27844608667 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Personal Readings and Spiritual Coaching Sessions
A personal, or couple’s, reading is a session where I channel insight from your higher self about what is most dominant in your ‘field’ at that time. This can include patterns you are holding, some of your life themes, blockages in your body, the particular cycle you are in at the time or what thought patterns may be holding you back from feeling free. Usually there is an opportunity to ask specific questions if you wish to, but the reading will take on a particular direction or set of themes right from the start. The energy of these conversations is gentle, incredibly loving yet also full of humour and practical suggestions.
Time required: 1 to 1.5 hours
Cost: R680.00 in office hours. R720 after-hours
A spiritual coaching session does not involve direct channelling. It is an opportunity for you to bring specific issues to the session, perhaps those that came up in a previous reading but not necessarily, and to work with my questions and ideas on these. I don’t follow a specific coaching methodology and will work with what comes up in the moment using discussion or physical movement or conscious dreaming or anything else that can move you forward. A warning: I’ve been heard to say ‘I couldn’t give a damn about your success…I’m only interested in your Joy’!
Time required: 50 minutes
Cost: R550.00 in office hours. R600 after-hours
A baby blessing, which can be done at a baby shower or as a regular reading, is a conversation with an unborn child. They are normally shorter than an hour, though this depends very much on the chattiness of the child. Best time to have one is between 20 and 35 weeks pregnant.
Time required: 1 hour
Cost: R680.00 in office hours. R720 after-hours
Please contact Garrick if you are interested in booking a distance reading or a one-on-one session in Johannesburg or Cape Town.
Advanced Shadow Workshop
All of us have internalised the idea, to greater or lesser extents, that there are qualities, emotions and experiences that are wrong – envy, cruelty, certain desires, anger etc. This has resulted in most of us suppressing or controlling these feelings to such an extent that we swallow instead of express them and, in so doing, push them into the shadow. After a while of pushing parts of ourselves away from our conscious recognition, we begin to be very fragmented resulting (most commonly) in fatigue, confusion or irrational self-sabotage.
It’s impossible to know your passion, for example, if you have not really known your anger because anger and passion are two sides of the same coin. By the same token, if you are repressing your pain you are undoubtedly also repressing your joy. For those of you who are courageous enough to begin seeing what parts you have pushed into shadow, I will be offering a once-off Shadow Workshop where we will work practically with these concepts in a small group. You can expect the processes to be uncomfortable, and you can also expect to leave the workshop deeply relieved and released.
Date: To be announced
Venue: 50 Athlone Road, Parkview
Cost: R 700.00pp
To book a space please contact Garrick via email or on 0844608667.