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Healing Relaxation: Opening and relaxing the heart and mind

Teacher: Pippa Cope and Jayne Pilossof
Cost: 2 days’ accommodation + R. 400 surcharge
Dates: Friday 24 February 2017 - Sunday 26 February 2017

pippa-copejayne-pillosofEverybody experiences tranquillity from time to time because this open quality of mind is natural to all. Yet, often our bodies and minds tighten and freeze to life’s challenges and stresses, even though creative solutions and expansive ideas are most likely to arise from a relaxed state. “Healing relaxation”, designed by the late Akong Tulku Rinpoche, a deeply wise Tibetan Buddhist healer and a team of western healing professionals, is a simple, highly practical, yet profound programme which helps people repair the strains and tensions resulting from the conditions of modern life, and prevents them from developing in the first place. Relaxation and awareness practices can enhance our ability to access calm, expansive states of mind intentionally throughout our day. In this workshop, we will explore the benefits of developing such calmer states of mind, and learn specific relaxation, breathing and visualisation techniques.

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Pippa Cope has been involved with the Tara Rokpa Therapy Process, “Healing Relaxation, a creative fusion of Tibetan and Western Wisdom”  since 1997, and was authorised as a senior helper in SA. Having worked in the caring, therapeutic and development fields in the UK, Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka, she is currently the resident manager of the Tara Rokpa Centre, Groot Marico.

Jayne Pilossof was born in India and left when she was twelve years old to live in South Africa. After a few years, her family moved to what was then Rhodesia, where she has lived ever since. She qualified as a textile designer, but when her children were born, she left formal employment and worked in the informal sector as a craft person, producing textiles and jewellery. She was one of the initial members of the "Zimba Craft Co-operative". In 1986, she studied kinesiology and various other alternative therapies, and currently has a successful practice in Harare. In 1995, she began her own Tara Rokpa Therapy  (TRT) process, and is now  a  TRT Trainee Graduate.