Upcoming Body Current® events, trainings and retreats
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Shanti Medina, CYT CNSF CPT created the Body Current® modality after over 15 years empowering clients through self-realization, yoga therapy, and intuitive life coaching programs. To learn more about Shanti’s coaching style, visit: Shanti Personal Coaching.
Body Current® somatics is an empowering 3-step application coupled with simple and highly effective transformational and energizing body-centered practices designed to imprint new neural pathways by attuning to one’s own innate wisdom, which is often clouded by day to day confusion and illusion. Creating a clear current of present moment communication and regulation through the Central Nervous System and the Vagus Nerve of the Peripheral Nervous System gently releases trauma imprints, resolves chronic pain, mitigates daily stress, and reprograms old conditioning.
The Body Current principles and practices, rooted in ancient wisdom and backed by modern day neuroscience, stimulate the Vagus nerve, which is a master regulator of the relaxation response of the nervous system. These empirically proven practices, personalized to each clients’ needs, include conscious breathing, visualization, and somatosensory body-centered practices. Attuning to and literally supercharging the innate wisdom self-directs the nervous system by engaging the higher executive functioning parts of our brain as well as the “smart vagus” of what has been termed the Social Nervous System. Through awareness, intention and repetition new pathways are formed in the brain/body neural map.
There are now 4 Live Stream Body Current Video practices available: Body Current® Heart Centering Practice, Plugging into Your Body Current® Intelligence, Body Current® Rhythmic Breathing Practice, and Body Current® Protocol for Releasing Stress and Chronic Pain. These 4 somatic practices are simple and short (16-20 minutes in length) yet pack a powerful practice. They are a great opportunity to learn to regulate and navigate your inner landscape by plugging into your Body Current intelligence again and again alongside Shanti. Find out more: Body Current Video Practice
The Body Current modality is boiled down into an easy to remember 3 step process, or the 3 A’s, forming the template for the tools and practices to prime the neural pathways empowering the practitioner to create simple shifts in their neurobiology by heightening the 4 areas of awareness: proprioception, introspection, exteroception, and interoception. Using this simple application, each moment is an opportunity to engage with the current of our innate wisdom stepping into our true nature again and again through body-centered awareness and leadership, breath by breath.
Clients have amazing results in just one session as they learn to empower themselves to build new neurological pathways! Individual sessions offered in person, via Skype or phone. To read a recent review about the Body Current modality published in the Daily Camera newspaper read here: Body Current Boulder Workout of the Week. Body Current was also named BOULDER’S BEST 2015 WORKOUT in the category of yoga by Aimee Heckel of Daily Camera. Read full article here: Body Current named BOULDER’S BEST WORKOUTS of 2015
Shanti is also a Certified Neurosculpting® Facilitator offering private Neurosculpting meditations to heal trauma, rewrite limiting beliefs and find wholeness. Neurosculpting meditation modality is a whole-brain approach integrating mindfulness and neuroscience into a simple five-step method to transform limiting beliefs into unlimited potential. Neurosculpting was developed in 2007 by Lisa Wimberger to empower practitioners to live a life powered by intention through self-directed neuroplasticity. Unique to the Neurosculpting® methodology is its structure and intentional whole-brain engagement designed to support the management of stress through specific languaging syntax and proven steps to down-regulate the hyper-arousal states while simultaneously up-regulating the higher executive functioning of the brain.
Step 1: Down-regulate flight/fight/freeze response to calm the nervous system
Step 2: Enhance activity in the higher executive functioning of the brain
Step 3: Increase activity and communication between the right and left hemispheres of the brain
Step 4: Imprint the meditation for easy identification and replication in day-to-day activities
Step 5: Choose a name or symbol for the meditation
To learn more about the Body Current® modality, please feel free to listen to Shanti’s interview with Sandra Guy Malhortra, Ph.D. of W Cubed on VoiceAmerica Internet Radio along with Lisa Wimberger, Founder of the Neurosculpting® Institute as they share how their modalities support people in resolving trauma and chronic pain whiling mitigating daily stress. It’s a free on demand audio at this link: “Transformation and Regeneration from the Inside Out”
Shanti’s Body Current work supported me in working through the multiple physical and mental issues that so many professional musicians endure. Learning how to align my posture and to self-regulate my nervous system so that I could remain calm and present while performing changed my playing dramatically. The practices she gave me supported me in reprogramming and unraveling old conditioning and embedded trauma while creating alignment and ease in my mind and body. – Lisa de Alwis, Ph.D., musicologist and pianist
Wow Shanti! Thank you so much for following your heart’s call. You are a profoundly gifted healer. I am so grateful that you shared Body Current with me. I have done a great deal of healing work over the years and even with all of that it didn’t seem I was able to completely heal the PTSD that has been with me for so long. In one short session with you, I had miraculous results!! I feel as if I came full circle, honoring all aspects of this precious journey and have come to once again uncover a greatness inside of me that I always knew was there, but couldn’t fully access. The self-imposed chains have fallen. The veil has lifted. You helped me open the door… to so many things releasing trauma that I had suppressed for years. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I am deeply grateful for you and the beauty you bring to the planet. -Annie Freedom, Founder and President Samadhi Center for Yoga
After years of excruciating sciatic pain and thousands of dollars working with traditional and alternative practitioners, Shanti changed my life in only 6 private sessions. – Holly S., athlete and mother
“I continually get positive feedback from patients regarding her unique combination of technical expertise and inspiring personality. I feel so fortunate to collaborate with Shanti for the benefit of my patients!” – Danielle Custode, D.C. Full Potential Chiropractic