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Art of Prayer (AoP) for Focusers Workshop

A follow-up to the August 15 Focusing Highlight with Dana and Baruch

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Dana Ganihar
Baruch Brenner

The International Focusing Institute - Dana Ganihar and Baruch Brenner

Where & When

Sunday, October 3, 2021, 10am-12pm
Eastern (New York) time

Online Joining Information

Soon after registering, an email confirmation will be sent with the Zoom link to join the workshop.

Meeting Format
The Focusing Institute (TIFI) Events

Sunday, October 3 from 10:00am to 12:00pm Eastern (NY) time

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An online, interactive workshop facilitated by Dana Ganihar and Baruch Brenner.

Registration closes Sunday, October 3 at 9:00am Eastern (NY) time.

NOTE: This experiential workshop is a follow-up to the August 15 Focusing Highlight with Dana and Baruch. Registrants will benefit from having attended or viewed the Highlight recording prior to the workshop. If you did not previously register for the Highlight - you may register for the Post-Highlight recording of the webinar by emailing [email protected] 

The act of pray-ing expands the meaning of being human, of being fully human. 

For Dana and Baruch, prayer is a unique opportunity to unfold the depths of our lives; to listen - as in Focusing - to the ‘much more still’; and to be open to how life invites us to co-create as part of a larger system. Prayer is not an action that takes place outside of existence - it is the action that creates existence.

There are many varieties of traditional prayer. In this workshop we will explore and develop a new kind of prayer consciousness:  a lucid prayer movement that transforms our life experience - free of theological underpinnings. 

This workshop is intended for those already familiar with Focusing though all are welcome to attend.

Attending the workshop live is encouraged as there will be exercises in breakout rooms. All registrants will receive a link to the recording afterwards (breakout rooms are not recorded).


We use Zoom videoconferencing for our online classes. The class will be held in meeting format so that all participants can see the presenter and each other. You will need to have a computer/mobile device. Calling in by phone is also possible but not preferred as participation in breakout rooms will be limited.

About Your Facilitators

Dana Ganihar (Focusing coordinator who teaches Focusing and TAE in several universities and colleges in Israel) and Baruch Brener (Focusing trainer, theater director, singer, and a Rabbi.) are the creators of Shakio (the Aramaic word for 'the flow of life'). Shakio creates a new syntax from three languages that seek the "more": the Jewish mysticism, the philosophy of Eugene Gendlin, and art - movement, voice and imagination. About shakio:  Our foundational prayer course has several free lessons:

Registration Policies

Refunds: A full refund minus a $15 administrative fee for cancellations 14 days before the start date. Cancellations less than 14 days before the start date are nonrefundable. The International Focusing Institute reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule for insufficient enrollment or for other unanticipated reasons. In such cases you will be given a choice of applying your tuition to future programs, or having the full enrollment fee returned to you.

TIFI reserves the right to cancel, change and alter the program if necessary. Participants authorize TIFI to use their name, statements and likeness without charge, for promotional purposes in publications, advertising, video, web, new media, or other formats.

By registering for this course with the Institute, and in consideration of the right and opportunity to participate in and contribute to the Institute’s classes, for the purposes of its control of all video and/or audio recordings thereof pertaining to uses serving our purposes and goals, in enrolling in this session you acknowledge and agree to the Institute’s ownership of all rights in such classes, including all rights under copyright therein.  If you plan to use, post or display any portion or clips of these recordings, including posting these to a website or to a social media platform or portal, you agree that you will seek and obtain the prior approval of the Institute. In no circumstance shall any portion or clip posted or displayed exceed 3 minutes in duration.

At many of our events, we will end class by taking a screenshot. All those who don't want to be included will have the chance to leave. Taking screenshots for sharing (such as on social media) are not allowed at other times during the class. Thanks for your cooperation.

For more information:

Contact Elizabeth at [email protected] or (845) 480-5111.

Price: $35 Members, $45 Non-members


Registration Details

2021-08-24T16:40:00 - 2021-10-03T13:55:00

$ 35.00

Paid-up Institute Members

$ 45.00


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