Diamond Body Practice – DBP-EV

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Diamond Body Practice: Dynamic Mudras from the Diamond Approach

Welcome to Diamond Body Practice: Dynamic Mudras from the Diamond Approach, with teachers Linda Krier and Greg Knight.

Originally called ‘Five Movements,’ the Diamond Body Practice was developed by Linda Krier at Hameed’s request, and first taught in 2008. Over the years, the practice has deepened and evolved as a way for us to become more intimate with our inner experience by entering deeply into our body in the moment.

The movements or ‘body prayers’ are invitations to enter into certain aspects of the teaching in an embodied way. This evolution as well as the addition of two new movements prompted the change of name from Five Movements to the ‘Diamond Body Practice.’ 

This is a dynamic and living practice, which is continuing to be refined and to reveal its possibilities. Variations on the form itself, as well as the depth to which it can take us, are evolving as it comes alive in the bodies and souls of those practicing.

The movements of the practice are simple, accessible to anyone regardless of physical condition, and are based on sound body mechanics as well as spiritual principles. Learning the Diamond Body Practice can give us a means to deepen our connection to our inner Presence through sensitive, respectful, and attuned listening to our moving body.

In this course you will learn:

  • The movements of the Diamond Body Practice
  • How to approach your body with deep listening and respect for the living consciousness that it is
  • How the practice can support your sensitivity to and intimacy with your embodied experience
  • How your body is a portal to the interior of your soul and presence
  • The wisdom of each of the movements and their connection to qualities of Presence in the Diamond Approach Path
  • How the wisdom of each movement can be embodied in everyday experience
  • How this movement practice can be a support for your practice of meditation and inquiry

Please email us at daosupport@ridhwan.org if you have any questions. 

Program Teachers

Linda Krier
Linda Krier has followed her passion for understanding the body as a form of spiritual consciousness as a teacher of the Diamond Approach since 1983, and as an Aston-Patterning bodywork practitioner since 1976. She created the Diamond Body Practice, a movement practice that arises from the logos of the Diamond Approach and supports students in engaging the sacred wisdom of their body. As a Diamond Approach teacher Linda works with individuals and groups in the US and internationally, and is on the training staff of the Ridhwan Foundation. She is a former faculty member of the Aston Training Center and adjunct faculty of Somatic Psychology at Naropa University.

Greg Knight
Greg Knight began his explorations of consciousness, movement, and embodiment in 1988, and is a long-time bodyworker and movement teacher. With a private practice in Rolfing Structural Integration since 1994, Greg’s work and personal interests incorporate years of studying movement and body-based systems such as continuum, t’ai chi, chi kung, and yoga. A student of the Diamond Approach for twenty-six years, and a Diamond Approach Teacher for the last seven years, Greg works with individuals and groups in the U.S., and leads Diamond Body Practice Trainings for students in the Ridhwan School internationally.

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