Embodiment of Faith

Havurah is pleased to present a series of gatherings entitled
Embodiment of Faith: A study of movement and metaphor within the Judaic and Taoist traditions.”

  led by Rachel Edwards, currently the
Gimmel Class teacher at Havurah.
Drawing upon her experiences as a practitioner of Tai Chi Chuan and Chinese Medicine and her personal study of Jewish religious practices and mysticism, Rachel invites others to join her on a journey across continents to translate the meaning and experience of the written words of faith into the language and landscape of the human body to connect us more deeply to the source of living.
Join Rachel on  
Sunday, June 5 from 3:00 – 5:00 pm 
at Havurah for the first workshop of the series,
“Living Shabbat: Connecting to the Divine Feminine.”
During this time together, Rachel will create a context for sharing stories, inquiry, and contemplation beginning with her own questions:

How is the Divine Feminine represented within the Judaic tradition?

What can we learn from the Commandment,
“Remember the Sabbath day and keep it holy”?

In what ways can we listen from the inside, connect to the quiet, receptive space within, bringing the essence of Shabbat into our lives and relationships?
The workshop will include an experiential component in which Rachel will introduce simple movements, postures, and meditative techniques to practice at home.
Please feel free to contact Rachel with any questions at 802-355-9306.
In order to plan our set up needs please RSVP.

Rachel Edwards, M.S., L.Ac. has been practicing Tai Chi Chuan and Chinese Medicine for nearly 15 years. Prior to her formal education in these fields of study, Rachel explored natural movement and meditation in many forms including dance, contact improvisation, within outdoor education, and through a sitting meditation practice. Ever since her college semester abroad in Israel in 1988, Rachel has traveled, seeking a deeper connection to faith, finding these roots in the practice of Tai Chi Chuan and in her more current exploration of Jewish mysticism. At the same time, Rachel’s Conservative Jewish education in Connecticut, where she grew up, plus her Hebrew studies in Israel have allowed her to pick up where she left off years ago — continuing now to practice and appreciate Hebrew, and participate in Jewish religious services both with the Gimmel Class students and with her husband and three sons.   She looks forward to sharing her love of language, learning, and connection to the body and breath as a way to cultivate more meaningful ritual in our lives.