DR. LORIN ROCHE AND CAMILLE MAURINE
Camille Maurine is the author of Meditation Secrets for Women: Discovering Your Passion, Pleasure, and Inner Peace, and Meditation 24/7: Practices to Enlighten Every Moment of the Day, written with her husband, Dr. Lorin Roche. A teacher since 1975, Camille's innovative energy-based movement, meditation, and theater practices have touched and inspired thousands of people around the globe. Camille Maurine is the President of Syzygy Creations, Inc. and Noble Heart Media.
Camille is an authority on self-care and meditation for women, and how each woman can customize the practices to suit her body type, emotional nature, and daily life. She is a pioneer in developing the applied psychology of the future, in which people will practice techniques that balance their body chemistry and emotions and prevent trouble before it arises. Meditation and movement are powerful tools, deeply affecting your body chemistry, your emotions, and your perceptions. This is why "meditate right for your type" is an important and useful concept, and is absolutely essential for women. Camille's passion on the subject led to the writing of Meditation Secrets for Women, and her continued dedication to its principles. She currently gives a dynamic Correspondence Course based on the 12 Secrets of the book ~ Details here.
Camille has appeared on numerous radio and TV programs, and her work has been featured in Self, Shape, Yoga Journal, Body and Soul, Healing Lifestyles and Spas, Fit Magazine, Spa Magazine, Crescent Magazine, Elle, and others. She gives talks, performances, and seminars for groups such as The Inside Edge, C.G. Jung Institutes, and international conferences on psychology, art, somatics, and spirituality. Camille has been honored as the “meditation expert” for The Kali Guide: A Directory of Resources for Women, Exploring Womanhood, and The Open Grove. A dancer versed in the performing and healing arts, she is the creator of kinAesthetics and Moving Theater, a transformative creative process.
Camille Maurine's unique approach to inner exploration and creativity integrates the fields of meditation, yoga, dance, and theater. When she moved from Santa Fe to Los Angeles in 1989, Camille coined the term "kinAesthetics" for her work - the interplay between subtle energy sensing, deep fluid movement, and dynamic expression. This embodied attention tunes one to living with an aesthetic sensibility, a rich sensory awareness of reality as an unfolding artful creation. Since 1990, Camille's teachings on experimental, "inside-out" performance have been called Moving Theater. These classes focus on accessing one's inner life and imagination through various awareness practices, and then creatively expressing those revelations in movement, sound, and speech.
Camille was active in theater throughout her schooling, beginning in 6th grade, receiving acclaim for her role as "Medea" when she was 17. She studied improvisational theater at Second City in Chicago in the early 70's (taking the "L" with classmate Bill Murray), and performed in their theater for children. Camille trained in modern dance and performed professionally in Chicago, New York, and Santa Fe, also learning a rich array of ethnic dance forms, including classical Indian, Middle Eastern, African, Japanese, and Flamenco. She attended St. Xavier College, DePauw University, and NYU School of the Arts.
After Camille started meditating in 1972, she became interested in the internal dimensions of movement, eventually teaching meditation and body awareness in the context of her dance classes. Her own inner journey led her to a profound inquiry into psychological, physical, and spiritual health, and to training in the healing arts. Her experience includes three decades of yoga, twelve years as a practitioner of Essential Integration body therapy (1977-1989), and Continuum movement since 1983. She has delved into the practices of many traditions, including Transcendental Meditation, Zen, and Tibetan Buddhism. The devoted study of Jungian depth psychology and dreamwork also richly informs her work.
Camille teaches at the Continuum Studio in Santa Monica, California, offering private sessions, workshops for women, and Moving Theater classes for men and women. She creates one-woman shows and directs CoMMiT (Camille Maurine's Moving Theater), an improvisational performance group. She travels widely to give performances and workshops. Camille and her co-author and husband Dr. Lorin Roche give workshops and retreats worldwide in meditation, movement, and expression.
LORIN ROCHE (www.lorinroche.com) received his Ph.D. in Social Science from the University of California at Irvine in 1987. His dissertation was about the maps that meditators develop to navigating their inner worlds and the language they come up with to describe their experiences. His Master's Degree work focused on the hazards of meditation and the crisis points in a meditator's development.
Dr. Roche has been exploring, researching and teaching meditation since 1968, becoming a teacher of Transcendental Meditation. Over the years he has been developing an approach, which he calls Instinctive Meditation, that works with the fine structure of individual uniqueness, rather than imposing a standardized approach. He draws on insights into how people learn gained from the cognitive sciences, the Himalayan meditation tradition that TM is based on, Jungian dream work, and Tai Chi. This integrative approach results in simple ways for people to learn many different meditation techniques.
Instinctive Meditation tends to feel more like an innate skill that you are remembering than a technique that you are learning. Lorin's work is aimed at activating an individual's internal guidance systems and bringing forth your instinctive knowing, so that you can safely practice meditation without being dependent upon Gurus, systems or external authorities.
Other books by Lorin Roche include: Meditation Made Easy, Breath Taking, and Whole Body Meditations. Meditation Made Easy is now available in Spanish, Portuguese, and Dutch. Meditation Secrets for Women has been translated for German, Dutch, Czechslovakian, and Japanese readers.
Camille Maurine and Lorin Roche give workshops and retreats together such as Wild Serenity, about enhancing self-awareness and intimacy in love, work, and play, and Luminous Being: Embodying The Radiance Sutras, Lorin’s poetic, sensuous translation of the ancient yoga text, the Vijnana Bhairava Tantra.
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