Are you part of the “Y” generation of people currently in their twenties? Generation Y grew up in the information age of social networking, texting, and constantly-connected life, yet often seek a more authentic, deeper connection to their inner wisdom. This workshop is for people who want a life that is aligned with the deep care and passion that they feel inside for the world—a life that is not confined by ideas of who others think they are and who their families want them to be.
We will practice mindfulness meditation, dyad self-inquiry exercises to reveal inner calling, and give and receive authentic feedback in the larger group.
People will have the opportunity to find a deeper connection to what is true for them and create next steps to express this truth. Through the various activities, we will allow people to more clearly see what life is calling forth in them and how that calling wants to express in the world. Participants will come away with a deeper connection of what is true for them, potential next steps to take, and identify ways the group can support each other after the workshop.
Kerena Saltzman is a Gestalt therapist, coach, trainer, mother, and seeker of truth. She founded the business Through Insight, which provides counseling and coaching to the Gen Y twenty-somethings. She facilitates groups for the University California Santa Cruz students teaching mindfulness, identifing authentic calling, and building community.
Kerena and Soren are siblings. Both spent a significant amount of time at Esalen in their twenties. Their time at Esalen was foundational in discovering who they were and building a life on what was meaningful to them.
Soren is the founder and host of the Wisdom 2.0 Conference, the annual event exploring living with awareness and wisdom in the technology age. He is also the author of Wisdom 2.0: Ancient Teachings for the Creative and Constantly Connected (HarperOne, 2009), and is a regular contributor to the Social Media blog, Mashable.
He has led mindfulness programs in a wide range of settings, including to youth in New York City juvenile halls, trauma workers in Rwanda, teachers in Nigeria, and US technology companies. As project director for Richard Gere's public charity, Healing the Divide, he organized the Healing through Great Difficulty Conference with his Holiness the Dalai Lama. His website: www.sorengordhamer.com