Meditate and Release

A Daylong with JoAnna Harper and Nkem Ndefo

Saturday July 18

10am – 5pm

Santa Monica


In this daylong we will explore how our bodies store stress and trauma, both physical and psycho-emotional, and how this continually influences our perceptions and daily experiences. Then we will practice with Tension and Trauma Release Exercises (TRE®) and mindfulness meditation practices to see our blocks clearly and work towards letting go of stress and old patterning. TRE® is a simple and quick set of movements that activate the body’s natural rebalancing process – releasing stress at its root and providing an immediate experience of relaxation.

This will be a day of twofold practice (meditation and TRE® ) both experiential. No previous meditation or TRE® experience necessary. This day is also appropriate for all physical abilities and is accessible to all.

Please bring a lunch so we can keep the container throughout the day.
Please wear comfortable clothing. Bring a yoga mat or blanket to lie on.

Sliding Scale: $35-$75 plus an offering of dana to the teachers. Please pay at the highest level you can afford. Scholarships and work-study are available. No one is ever turned away for lack of funds.

$100 plus Monthly Supporters attend for no additional reg fee.

Registration is closed

JoAnna Harper has been practicing multiple traditions since 1999. In 2005, her focus landed on Buddhism and Vipassana meditation, which is the premise for most of her current teaching. She teaches adult and teen week long silent retreats, day longs and weekly classes, and works with at risk youth and non at risk youth in institutional and school settings. She has been trained in council facilitation with the Ojai Foundation, is a graduate of Noah Levine’s Against the Stream teacher training and is currently in the Spirit Rock/IMS/IMC four-year teacher training.

Nkem Ndefo, RN, CNM, is a Certified TRE® Trainer and founder of TRE Los Angeles. She has extensive post-graduate education in complementary health modalities and emotional therapies, including direct training and collaboration with David Berceli, the creator of TRE®. She has worked as a clinician, educator, and researcher in settings ranging from large-volume hospitals to small community clinics, and has maintained a busy holistic health practice in Los Angeles since 2001.

This daylong will be held at 1001a Colorado Ave., Santa Monica