Pesach Workshop with Lou Wiener Memorial Scholar, Rabbi Miriam Margles

  • April 09, 2016
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Shir Tikvah

Preparing for Pesach, Transforming Fear: An Embodied Practice

Every Pesach, we transform from being slaves to being free, from a life of narrow and fearful constriction to a life in the wide, brave, enlivened expanse together. And yet, fear is present and palpable in all of our lives - existential fear, fear of pain, fear of failure, fear of missing out, fear of public speaking, fear of loss, fear of greatness...And we live in a frightening world. And as Jews, we have inherited a legacy of fear. If we don't learn to work with our fears in conscious, wise and embodied ways, they will limit our lives, our work, our relationships, the Jewish people and Judaism itself.

This session will prepare our hearts and minds for Pesach, for deeper liberation as individuals and as a people. We will explore ways of transforming fear and its accompanying paralysis, rigidity, numbness and reactivity into responsive, resilient, attuned and loving actions and inner orientations. Our tools will include Jewish text; simple, playful guided and improvisational movement (if you can walk or move at all, you can do this!); vocal exploration; and meditation (if you can breathe, you can do this!).

Read Rabbi Margles bio here

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