Dr. Kaparo has successfully used her method with clients suffering from chronic pain, stress-related illnesses, trauma, and mood disorders including depression and anxiety. Based on the latest brain research in mindfulness and neuroplasticity, this book introduces self-sensing awareness practices that dispel negative habitual patterns of thought and functioning, realign and elongate your body structure, and transform your relationship to gravity and aging in order to enjoy greater freedom and aliveness.
Awakening Somatic Intelligence
The Art & Practice of Embodied Mindfulness
by Risa Kaparo, PhD
Awakening Somatic Intelligence introduces Somatic Learning, an innovative bodymind approach to transformative healing and self-renewal. Developed by author, psychotherapist, yoga master, and award-winning poet and songwriter Risa Kaparo, PhD, Somatic Learning teaches embodied mindfulness through breathing, sensing, movement, and touch to revitalize the body’s self-organizing intelligence.
Awakening Somatic Intelligence Companion DVD
Volume One: Breathing, Bedtime & Morning Practices
Finally! Volume One of our Companion DVD series is now available to order!
With a soundtrack psychoacoustically designed by Robert Irving III (Miles Davis, Sting, Santana) to engender states of deep relaxation and extended awareness, this companion DVD creates greater ease in learning the breathing, bedtime and morning practices from the book Awakening Somatic Intelligence: The Art & Practice of Embodied Mindfulness. Detailed animations vivify and illustrate the practices, allowing you to gravity-surf on the waves of your breath.
Enjoy in-depth, Somatic Learning practices in the comfort and conveinence of your own home, as Dr. Risa Kaparo gently and masterfully guides you step-by-step into ever deeper states of freedom and aliveness.
Look for Awakening Somatic Intelligence Companion DVD Volume II
Anytime Anywhere Practices: Sitting, Standing & Walking Somatic Meditations - coming soon.
Poems and lyrics by Risa Kaparo
Produced by David Tickle
Arranged by David Ricketts
"Awaken is a CD that deliciously invites its audience to enter a space where beauty, sensuality, poetry, and world music are re-interrupted and redefined. It is an album where ancient Hawaiian chants, Jazz, Eastern European Klezmer, and Latin rhythms are all seamlessly interwoven into a new fusion that is both intimate and danceable. Risa Kaparo manages to capture the real feel of a woman’s tongue. She sings, chants, speaks, and caresses the listener into a twenty first century vision of music where spirit and body meet."
- Gail Shafarman, Ph.D. Psychologist, Author and Poet
I want to extend my heartfelt gratitude to the wonderful musicians with whom I had the grace to work: Alex Acuna, percussion; Ernie Adams, percussion; Baligashma Xylophone Group (Uganda); Sophie Barker, vocals; Charlie Bisharat, violin; Eliseo Borrero, bass; Jimmy Branly, cajon; Bridgman, drums; Catto, keyboard; Vinnie Colaiuta, drums; John Cruz, guitar and vocals; Puna Dawson, Hawaiian chant; Melissa Dittman, vocals; Steve Dubey, trumpet; Richard Fammerée, guitar; Steve Gibons, violin; Caroline Glass, accordion; Steve Hashimoto, bass; Jeff Hedberg, flugelhorn; Robert “Baabe” Irving III, piano, keyboards, programming, and choral arrangement; Dolly Kanekuni, vocals; Keyelitsha (S.Africa); Larry Klein, bass; Iki Levy, percussion; Isha Molinea Lewis, vocals; Bob Long, piano; Diane Madison, vocals; Pete McNeil, drums; Paula Miller, vocals; Mustapha Tettey Addy Drummers (Ghana); Omashar, keyboards; Adero Neely, vocals; Jose Prieto, vocals; Mike Rowe, keyboards; David Ricketts, drums, e-bow, keyboards, piano; Cameron Stone, cello; Strunz & Farah, acoustic guitars; David Tickle, keyboards, drums, bass, programming; Tracey Urchal, vocals; Dave Wilder, bass; Peter Woods, guitar.
The wonderful friends without whose support this work would never have seen fruition: Ralph Adamson, Larry Boucher, Charles Davis, Cathy Dreyfuss, Kelly Fidei, Richard Garcia, Joan Giguerre, Ray Grasse, Rory Kaplan, Jennifer Kutler, Emigdio Marabotto, Martin Mazzanti, Trevor Mitchell, Bram Morris, Holly Near, Craig Parks, Lisa Rafel, Rhiannon, Lennie Rose, Rob Ruccia, Gail Shafarman, David Surrenda, Judith Wiker, Ellen Wolf, and so many more dear ones who I hold in my heart with gratefulness…you know who you are. here to add text.
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