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Sharing Circle for Men with Karina Brossmann
Sep 17, 2018| $180
[su_quote cite=”Brené Brown”]Vulnerability is not winning or losing; its having the courage to show up and be seen when we have no control over the outcome. Vulnerability is not weakness; it’s our greatest measure of courage.[/su_quote]
Gathering in circle to me is all about being seen and seeing; not with a passing glance but with a very direct, present – time awareness. I believe that when we gather in this way we begin to conjure up an ancient energy of circle-healing that travels back to the beginning of humankind. The shape of the circle neutralizes, so there is no one above or below, we are all on common ground and from this place we can really see that we are not alone in our struggles, longings and excitements. It is from this place we can find deep healing and true belonging.
In this sharing circle for men you can expect: A sacred space held by yoga teacher and spiritual mentor Karina Brossmann, guided meditations, open-heart sharings, improvised movement, yummy snacks & more!
These circles are not associated with any singular path or religion, but rather, an inclusive coming together with men from all paths.
We all come from different spiritual/cultural backgrounds so this is a time for us to gather around the ideas of:
Brotherhood: Having each others backs and empowering each other to speak and express our truth.
Respect for Vulnerability: Holding the sacred container of confidentiality; not sharing anyone else’s story outside the circle. Celebrating each other’s vulnerability as a signal of power not weakness. Embracing the tears, the laughs and the deep unfoldings of each others path.
Heart-Centered Listening: When we listen to each other from our hearts we can start to access the divine, unconditional presence of love that lives deep within ourselves.
Now, more than ever, we are in need of conscious community without distractions. A time to gather around the truth of who we are, rather than the mask of who we pretend to be. This circle will become a grounding force of healing in your life as you allow yourself to be seen and heard.
***This is a closed circle, which means once we start in September no one else will be allowed to join. It also means that once you commit to the circle you commit to being at every session. If you are unable to come to one of the sessions that is okay but you will still have to pay for all sessions
Sharing Circle Typical Schedule:
(Schedule is subject to change)
- 6:30 pm – 6:45 pm – Arrive, Guided Meditation and Opening Ceremony
- 6:45 pm – 7:15 pm – First Sharing Circle
(Each man has the opportunity to share what is on his mind, what he may be struggling with on his path, or anything that he wants to share with the circle.)
- 7:15 pm – 7:30 pm – Movement and Sound Improvisation with Karina
(Karina has her BFA in Theater and loves to incorporate interactive physical and vocal games to help break down walls and build connection with self and others.)
- 7:30 pm – 7:45 pm – Snack Break
(Tea and Snacks will be provided at every gathering)
- 7:45 pm – 8:50 pm – Rotating Activities
which may include; journaling, partner activities, reflection circles, arts and crafts, and more!
- 8:50 pm – 9:00 pm – Closing Meditation
- Fall Quarter: 9/17, 10/15, 11/26
- Winter Quarter: 1/21, 2/18, 3/18
When: Once a month on Monday nights
Time: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Cost: $180 Total (6 sessions)
About the Teacher: Karina Brossmann
Based out of Seattle WA, Karina Brossmann has been reveling in the world of sound and movement for over a decade. She received her BFA in Theater from Cornish College of the Arts, her 200 RYT yoga certification with Reflections Yoga, and has written and performed throughout Washington with former college band Annabel Lee and sister/flutist Bevani.
In 2014 she decided it was finally time to create her own, original album. She teamed up with the Canadian Baker brother-duo to produce nine gorgeous pop-ballads that will be released early 2016, titled “Love Unbroken.”
When Karina is not singing and performing around town, she teaches yoga at multiple studios across the Greater-Seattle area and holds private mentorship sessions for young girls (ages 8-18) looking for support in unleashing their unique voice.
Karina Brossmann, Sharing Circle for Men, Shefayoga on Roosevelt, Yoga Event Seattle