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Embodied Awareness

The Art of Listening and Presence Online
Prerequisite: None

"The human soul doesn’t want to be advised or fixed or saved. It simply wants to be witnessed — to be seen, heard and companioned exactly as it is. When we make that kind of deep bow to the soul of a suffering person, our respect reinforces the soul’s healing resources, the only resources that can help the sufferer make it through." - Parker Palmer

Embodied awareness refers to the practice of being fully present and attentive to the sensations, feelings, and movements of your body. It involves cultivating a deep connection with your physical self, acknowledging and experiencing sensations without judgment or interpretation. Embodied awareness practices, such as mindfulness meditation or somatic therapy, can help individuals become more attuned to their body and emotions, leading to increased self-awareness, relaxation, and overall well-being.


This 5-week self-paced online course is for those who desire greater presence with yourself and others and is especially important for those working in the therapeutic setting. The course is foundational to a deeper craniosacral practice and is the suggested level 1 gateway course to complete before Core Practices.

  • Be more present and aware in your own body; experience how embodied awareness truly feels.

  • Learn how to pause and be present in the most challenging moments.

  • Learn to be more present and connected with others on a deeper level.

  • Practice listening and communicating with others so that they feel deeply heard and respected.

  • Examine the core beliefs, stories and traumatic imprints that get in the way of you being truly present.

  • Learn strategies for having embodied presence with a history of trauma.

  • Have greater calmness, clarity and ease being in the present moment.

  • Experience a greater sense of safety in your body.

  • 5 - Prerecorded video sessions

  • Workbook 

  • 4- Guided audio meditations

  • Each week you will receive practices to help bring the course material alive in your own personal experience and to help you with assimilation and integration of course content

  • You’ll be able to access and view all of the material at a time that is convenient for you

  • Bonus - $75 discount off the current price for Core Practices will be applied after completion of the Embodied Awareness Online course. Offer expires after 12 months.

"I enjoyed the embodied awareness course very much and found great value in it. I  can see how important it is to have the skills of listening with presence already embodied within the student before they even start the core practices course. I am very glad I did embodied awareness first , as I now feel I can go into the core practices course with greater understanding and a personal practice established of listening with presence, and so am  ready to expand on my skills and understanding of Craniosacral therapy.

Thank you." - Linda

“The safety, integrity and kindness of the space Michael and all the attendees created in the course was beautiful and I came away feeling truly in my body for the first time in my life.  I am now able to really listen to my family, my friends and my clients and offer the kind of presence and support they deserve. I am so grateful for the opportunity to be with those I love on a deeper level.” – Elissa

"Thanks for such a lovely 4 days together practicing divine embodied presence.  To feel safe in ones body is necessary for so many reasons.  I especially enjoyed working on connecting with others and my environment with more presence and authentic beingness.  Looking forward now to practising and becoming grounded in this modality. Many thanks for this great course and content." - KA 

“Michael’s Embodied Awareness course was a profound journey to self. I gained a deeper acceptance and awareness of myself and others. I felt held, seen, and safe throughout the duration of the course. The course content was extremely engaging and the online space was encouraging, trusting and supportive. I highly recommend this self empowering course.” - Sage

I recently participated in a wonderful life changing, 4 week online course called “Embodied Awareness - The Art of Listening and Presence” with Michael Aaron from Craniosacral Institute Australia. Doing the course facilitated some of the deepest healing work I have done in my whole life. Michael has years of experience, wisdom and learning in the fields that he teaches in, and he managed to guide me through a profound experience, awakening an awareness in me to my own blockages in life and what the core beliefs are that I have long held since I was a child. Michael provided a process that helped me slowly access these beliefs and see them for what they really are, and how they no longer serve me as an adult. For the first time in my life I was able to stay completely present in my body, at the same time as sitting with the discomforts from my past. It was amazing to feel how quickly these discomforts moved on while I was able to hold that embodiment and provide myself with a deeply compassionate presence and listening.


The course is structured in a way that you slowly build up the skills of safely being completely present in your own body, and also have the capacity, at the same time, to be totally present with other people in your life. At all times during his teaching and guidance, Michael holds a safe space, with no ego, and maintains his own humanness and vulnerability which can be so rare to find in the teaching world today. Something about Michael’s courses and the way he teaches, gets into your heart and gives you the courage to tap into your own capacity for vulnerability, healing and personal growth. I thoroughly recommend doing this course , or any of Michael’s courses. I have so much gratitude to Michael for providing for this learning. - Lisa

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