My name is Benjamin Lanin, and I teach people to walk the world in a different way.
I mean that literally. If we seek to make significant change in our lives, the only path I have seen really work is the path of embodiment. The path to (or through!) significant change in our lives is embodied.
I'll explain what embodiment actually means in just a bit. First, let me share my story.
How I got here.
Nine years ago I hit a hard bottom in my life, and what was extra hard was, I was doing my best. Everything was falling down around me, and I didn't have the tools to fix it.
On that day–August 3, 2014–I knew I couldn't keep going on like I was. I made a promise to the universe: I said, I will change literally everything if that's what it takes to truly thrive.
A couple of weeks later, I met my teacher, and he taught me a series of practices that got me out of my head and into my body, and immediately I saw things start to improve. I felt I had finally found the thing I had been seeking for my entire life. It was like I finally found the keys to myself.
I dove headfirst into the practices. Change came so fast. I witnessed myself bring up patterns from the distant past and start to shift them. It was so exhilarating.
After a few years of intense dedication to the practices of embodiment, my teacher gave me the imprimatur to teach. I had finally found my calling.
What embodiment means:
Most of us live in our heads and we don't even know it. I certainly did.
What does that look like? We can witness it in our actions: we play out the same patterns over and over again, and we seem powerless to change them.
To make a long story very short: It turns out those patterns live in our bodies. To change them, we have to learn to feel.
When we become sensitive to the actual feelings associated with our patterns, we can then consciously start to act differently. As I said above, we learn to literally move through the world in a different way.
This is the path to deep change.
I offer you my story to share this conclusion:
It is very hard to get out of a deep hole when your only tool is a shovel. The tools to get out of that hole? That's what I teach. It starts in the body, and it starts with the breath.
From that starting point, you can learn to thrive at levels that so transcend your previous limits, it's like you're a different person.
You can live a life you've barely dared dreamed of. It can be so much better. I promise. I lived it. So can you.