Discover the Sentient Body  

Two free introductory classes with Lisa Marks

Wednesdays, 3-4 pm PST
February 1 and March 1, 2023 

Curious about the Essence level and Sentient Awareness?
2 free classes dip your toes into altered states and extra ordinary experiences, with the body as our guide.
Explore the Essence level from the body’s perspective, take a revolutionary step in to subtle body perception.
Stepping into these dreamlike experiences tempers the shock of our culture overlooking the spirit of life. 

Gain tools for living in a world on the edge
Everyone is welcome

Discover the Sentient Body

our potential power for extreme times

Learn more about the mystery that creates reality and the body’s inextricable link to this dreaming background. 

What will I learn?

The Sentient Body is an invitation to step deeply into our experience of being, to inhabit the personal landscape of our bodies. Discover the world of sensation, subtle experiences and movement, seeds from which Dreamland and Consensus Reality arise. Welcome the interaction between awareness and the body, finding magic through this relationship. 


Create the capacity for dual awareness, awareness within of the body and an awareness witnessing the body’s experience.


Develop the ability to identify subtle signals, pre-signals and flickering signals in the body.


Learn how awareness interacts with subtle somatic experiences, noticing how subtle somatic experiences respond to awareness and how awareness responds back.

Welcome from Lisa

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Step into the Sentient Body
Every time you ignore sentient, that is generally unrecognized, dreamlike perceptions, something inside you goes into a mild form of shock because you have overlooked the spirit of life, your greatest potential power
Arnold Mindell, Dreaming while Awake

Session Overview

February 1st

Discover and engage the thread of Essence level communications in the body, building relationship with subtle experiences. Catching sensations as they arise, we find movement and meaning within subtle language. Our interactions uncover the link between their dialogue, our dreaming and events in daily life. 

March 1st

Extraordinary experiences are gateways to the Essence level, the quantum field that is signaling all the time. Exploring essence level dream doors through sensation and movement reveals the gift of our essential nature and how it informs our current life. Receive these invitations from sentient reality to return to the joy of connection and the wonder of embodiment, something that is often lost in our culture. 
Sentient Reality, the energetic backdrop, is the mystery behind all of creation. Like the velvety night sky and stars that are always present, it is the back story to the Consensus Reality world we inhabit. The mind’s structure imposes everyday reality over the mysterious entanglement of electrons that manifest as matter, like the morning sun obscures the night sky. The thinking mind and personality can obscure our view of the night sky, of that background sentient field, but the body stays connected, tracking the background of matter through subtle and not so subtle experiences. 
Lisa Marks, Sentient Body, Sentient Earth
Meet the instructor

Lisa Marks

Process Work has been my personal awareness practice and theoretical home since I became a mental health therapist in 1990. At the community mental health center our children and family services team read City Shadows, which profoundly impacted our work. I met Arny Mindell in 1991 in Vancouver BC at a WorldWork weekend that changed my life. Our work together and the dreaming at all levels has inspired a personal awareness practice based on the principles of Process Oriented Psychology.
Process Work has informed my business as a mental health consultant with local school districts, Head Start Preschool programs, Children's Protective Services, and Domestic Violence agencies as well as advocating in my community for children and families. It is the structural bones for my private therapy, coaching and consulting practice. 
I completed the certificate program at PWI in Portland in 2007. The outcome of this was the unpublished manuscript, Sentient Body, Sentient Earth which inspired a body of teaching, the “Sentient Body Explorations”. My fascination with movement led me to Authentic Movement, Movement Medicine, Continuum, Open Floor and other movement modalities. To incorporate music and movement into teaching I became a Soul Motion® conscious dance teacher. 
Sentient Body explorations illustrate how the levels of reality are created through marginalization. This is Process Work from the body's perspective. We start with Essence level subtle signals and movement tendencies, discovering how Dreamland and Consensus Reality unfold from there!

Patrick Jones - Course author

Important Participation Information

Privacy & Recordings

Workshops are recorded to provide on demand access and the opportunity to review and study deeply over time.   Please be aware that workshops are recorded (except for break out groups). If you speak or show your camera, you will become part of the limited time recording, available to other enrolled participants via the course site.
Course site and workshop recordings available for three months after the live classes finish.


This workshop is a confidential, adult learning environment. Participant privacy and confidentiality is extremely important for everyone's safety and learning. Please ensure that you keep other participant's personal information private and confidential and do not share identifying details beyond the course participant group. 

Experiential Training

This course is a confidential, adult learning environment focused on personal and community transformation. The activities may elicit emotional and psychological stress. If you have experienced psychological difficulties either in the past or present that may impact your participation, please consider carefully if this event is right for you. While all care is taken to support individuals, each person is responsible for their own needs and boundaries. By registering for the course, you agree to take personal responsibility for your experience and to seek out support if you need it. 

English Language

This course is taught in English, with an awareness and sensitivity to the experience of those for whom English may be a second (or third or fourth) language. We welcome a multilingual group and ask for shared awareness of the challenges of using English when it is a second language. Participants should ensure they are comfortable with their own level of understanding of English conversation and instruction.