Sitting: The Physical Art of Meditation- A unique 7-week online course of somatic contemplations and guided meditation practice with Erika Berland based on her book Sitting: The Physical Art of Meditation.

Erika Berland


Date and Time

First Class is Free: Sunday October 11th 10:00—11:30 AM Mountain Time

Followed by six consecutive Sundays:  Oct. 18, Oct. 25, Nov. 1, Nov. 8, Nov. 15, Nov. 22,

10:00-11:30 Mountain Time


First Class is Free

The following course is $120. Some scholarships are available (contact Erika at



Each session will include somatic contemplations that bring the material onto the “meditation” cushion, simple movement and guided imagery that supports the explorations, lecture material related to the anatomical information and time for questions. Best of all, recordings of each session will be available to participants so that everyone can continue to utilize the material in their ongoing practice and study.

Intructor's Bio

Erika Berland is a dancer, performer, Certified Practitioner of Body-Mind Centering® and licensed massage therapist. Since 2004 she has been instrumental in developing and teaching a comprehensive two-year curriculum of somatic training for the MFA: Contemporary Performance program at Naropa University. A senior teacher and meditation instructor in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition, her work incorporates contemplative training with performance and physical techniques. Her first book, Sitting: The Physical Art of Meditation was published in 2017. Her work on somatics and performance training has appeared in Movement for Actors (Allworth Press) and Physical Dramaturgy (Routledge).


Contact and Payment

Register here through eventbrite for the first Free Class:

Register here through eventbrite for the 6 Consecutieve classes:


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