Embodiment Workshop with Aafke van Sprundel & Kimberly Poppe
In our busy lives, it seems hard to be present in the moment. We are too distracted to feel the sensations in our bodies, to really connect to our emotions or to be aware of our thoughts as one follows after the other. In this one-day workshop, this is what we will explore. Embodying all of our being, as it is.
The main focus is simply to become more aware of physical sensations and our emotions through various different means. Sitting, moving, breathing, sounding. The atmosphere is an experiential one. We will explore together, and then share our experiences.
Kimberly and Aafke together build on decades of practice in either body or mind.
Kimberly has been immersed in Buddhist study and practice for the last 20 years. She has received personal instruction and training from some of the greatest Tibetan teachers of our time. Kimberly leads meditation workshops and retreats around the world. When she became seriously ill in 2015, she (re)discovered the crucial relationship between mind and body which she is now passionate about exploring and sharing. She is also the co-founder of bodhi, an international community dedicated to bringing a clear mind and an open heart into every aspect of our lives. Born in America, Kimberly has been based in France for the past 15 years and recently moved to Amsterdam with her Italian husband. She is also an accomplished photographer, bringing together meditation and creativity through the lens of her camera.
Aafke studied communications and cultural anthropology at the Free University in Amsterdam and specialised in religion and symbolism. She has been a yoga practitioner since 2005 and teaches various types of yoga since 2008. She is also a practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism and has recently embarked on a journey in Taoism. She loves putting theory into practice and she loves to theorise and understand different spiritual practices. Exploring body and mind and the human potential is Aafke’s key drive. She is the founder of Awareness Initiatives, a platform of experts who want to bring awareness into organisations. She is also a communications consultant for conscious organisations.