3, 1.5 Hour Classes
August 11, 18 and 25
Fridays from 10am – 11:30am EST


These 3 sessions will focus on exploring basic ideas and skills related to the role that the body plays at the intersection of healing, self-unfolding & contemporary appreciations of the principles found in traditional spiritual practice. The deeper wisdom of the body must remain central if spirituality is is going to align with general health and well-being.

The contemporary cognitive science of wisdom-development, cognitive maturation and emotional intelligence are clarifying many ancient approaches to embodied experience — both for self-regulation and the unfolding of new states, new depth and subtle human functions. To explore these territories safely requires an ever-deepening curiosity about the richness of embodiment both for individual inner growth and for the cultivation of meaningful intersubjective “we-spaces.”

These classes will include a combination of lecture material, guided contemplations, individual practices & group inquiry.

Live Sessions (Open to Inner Circle Members ONLY)
Session 1 – Somatic Interoception, Self-Knowledge & Collective Intelligence
(Friday, 8/11 from 10 – 11:30 AM EDT)

Session 2 – Breathwork, Subtle Energy & the Nervous System
(Friday, 8/18 from 10 – 11:30 AM EDT)

Session 3 – Unlocking the Primordial “Shamanic” Potential of the Body
(Friday, 8/25 from 10 – 11:30 AM EDT)

*The sessions will be experiential in nature, please plan to attend live.*


Layman Pascal

Layman Pascal is a Canadian author, philosopher and meditation teacher.  He leads the Metamodern Spirituality Retreats, hosts the Integral Stage podcast and provides various online courses.  He is a founding member of the Archdisciniplary Research Center, the Endemic wisdom council and he operates as co-chair of the Foundation for Integral Spirituality and Religion.  Recently he was one of nine teachers to participate in the 2022 RSPND project at Maple Monastery to generate a new wisdom-curriculum and was the editor of the Metamodernist Anthology “Dispatches from a Time Between Worlds” for Perspectiva Press.

His areas of interest include planetary shamanism, nonduality, developmental stage theories, neurological correlates of meditation, embodied spirituality and new formulations of the religious instinct to suit a post-postmodern civilization facing numerous accelerating and converging crises.