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Epicurean Flow of Happiness

Challenge, Explore & Expand your 7 Senses

During this Experiential Workshop…

your 7 Senses will be Challenged, Explored, & Expanded 

allowing you to experience the Flow of Happiness.

This weekend course will fully embrace the beautiful, natural environment in and around Sedona. Experiential activities will take place both inside and outside, depending on the weather conditions.

This Course is for You if You: 

Would like to Explore Your 7 Senses Physically and Energetically

Believe Happiness Lies Within

Are looking to experience more Flow in your life

Want to expand your extra sensory perception

Want to loosen your attachment to a mind- or ego-centered existence

We will journey together into the realm of embodied, pleasurable existence. You will learn how to better connect with each of your 7 Senses, how to develop each of them in turn, and how to loosen your attachment to a mind- or ego-centered existence and begin to enjoy the Epicurean Flow of Happiness.

We will explore Epicurus notion of Happiness, Abraham Maslow’s theories on Peak and Plateau Experiences, David R. Hawkins Levels of Consciousness and Attractor Fields and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi‘s theory on Flow in his study of Happiness and Optimal Experiences. (No prior knowledge of these theories is necessary!)

Ideas similar to Flow have been recognized throughout history and across cultures. Vedas – the sacred texts of the most ancient Hindu philosophy – speaks about dhyana (meditation) in Karma (actions) which details the importance of forgetting time and space and going beyond the mind. Hindu texts on Advaita philosophy, such as Ashtavakra Gita, and the Yoga of Knowledge, such as Bhagavad-Gita, refer to a similar state. Also Buddhism, an offshoot of Hinduism, and Taoism speak of a state of mind known as the “action of inaction” or “doing without doing” (wu wei in Taoism) that greatly resembles the idea of Flow.

Our Senses never deceive us, and yet we are so disconnected from them. We have become programmed by society, by our addiction to virtual pleasure offered by technology and by our mental attachments to our fears, frustrations, and anxieties. We spend more time in our minds than in our physical body. Epicurus believed that through our senses, feelings and dreams, we can achieve the summit of human experience, known in Flow as Optimal Experience, and participate fully in simply “being.”

Price: $400 per person for groups of 4 or more

Private course can be organized

Locations: Sedona, Arizona or Geneva, Switzerland

What You will Learn:


To engage fully with your life-enhancing 7 Senses

To discover your own personal State of Flow

How Flow can contribute to happiness in your life

The Greek Philosopher Epicurus' notion of Happiness

Abraham Maslow's theories on Peak and Plateau Experiences

David R. Hawkin's Levels of Consciousness and Attractor Fields

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi's theory of Flow in his study of Happiness and Optimal Experiences

7 Senses

Your Senses are your link to the physical world. In the modern world, we spend a great deal of time in our heads and are becoming increasingly disconnected from our bodies, our senses and the natural world around us. How developed are your 7 Senses? Join us to challenge, explore and expand them!

1. Vision 
2. Hearing
3. Smell 
4. Taste
5. Touch
6. Proprioception – Sense of Location
7. Vestibular – Movement or Balance Sense

Your Senses

Vision is the capability of the eyes to focus and detect images of visible light and generate electrical nerve impulses for varying colors, hues, and brightness. Visual perception is how the brain processes these impulses – recognising, differentiating and interpreting visual stimuli through comparison with experiences made earlier in life.

Both our physical vision through our eyes and our Internal Vision give us guidance. Without vision our actions are mere impulses, but with vision they become creative acts full of possibilities.

Hearing or audition is the ability to perceive sound by detecting vibrations, changes in the pressure of the surrounding medium through time, through an organ such as the ear. As with sight, auditory processing relies on how the brain interprets, recognises and differentiates sound stimuli.

Active Listening enables another person to have the experience of being heard. We quiet ourselves and turn our entire focus of energy toward the other person.

Smell or olfaction is our ability to detect scent – chemical, odour molecules in the air. Our olfactory system begins in our nose which has hundreds of olfactory receptors. Odour molecules possess a variety of features and, thus, excite specific receptors more or less strongly. This combination of excitement is interpreted by the brain to perceive the ‘smell’.

The sense of smell is closely linked with memory, probably more so than any of our other senses.  Those with full olfactory function may be able to think of smells that evoke particular memories; the scent of a rose in bloom conjuring up recollections of a childhood visit, for example.  This can often happen spontaneously, with a smell acting as a trigger in recalling a long-forgotten event or experience.  

Taste or gustation refers to the capability to detect the taste of substances such as food, certain minerals, and poisons, etc. The sense of taste is often confused with the “sense” of flavor, which is a combination of taste and smell perception.

Humans receive tastes through sensory organs called taste buds concentrated on the upper surface of the tongue. There are five basic tastes: sweet, bitter, sour, salty and umami.

Touch or somatosensory is a perception resulting from activation of neural receptors, generally in the skin, and a variety of pressure receptors respond to variations in pressure.

On some parts of our skin — such as our hands — a large quantity of neural receptors are packed into a small area, giving those parts of our skin a much better ability to gather information and to discern shapes, sizes, and textures. With our eyes closed, we can easily determine the shape and size of a small object just by touching it with our hands. This is very hard to do with any other part of our skin. Part of the trick is that we don’t have to feel the entire surface at once. It is our brain that puts the information together.

Proprioception – Body Awareness Sense – Sense of Position is the sense of the relative position of parts of the body and strength of effort being employed in movement. This sense is very important as it lets us know exactly where our body parts are, how we are positioned in space and to plan our movements. Examples of our proprioception in practice include being able to clap our hands together with our eyes closed, write with a pencil and apply with correct pressure, and navigate through a narrow space. It is sometimes described as the “sixth sense”.

Proprioception is what allows someone to learn to walk in complete darkness without losing balance. During the learning of any new skill, sport, or art, it is usually necessary to become familiar with some proprioceptive tasks specific to that activity. Without the appropriate integration of proprioceptive input, an artist would not be able to brush paint onto a canvas without looking at the hand as it moved the brush over the canvas; it would be impossible to drive an automobile because a motorist would not be able to steer or use the pedals while looking at the road ahead; a person could not touch type or perform ballet; and people would not even be able to walk without watching where they put their feet.

Vestibular – Movement or Balance Sense – Equilibrioception explains the perception of our body in relation to gravity, movement and balance. The vestibular system measures acceleration, g-force, body movements and head position. Examples of the vestibular system in practice include knowing that you are moving when you are in an elevator, knowing whether you are lying down or sitting up, and being able to walk along a balance beam.

To detect gravity and acceleration we rely upon the semi-circular canals in our inner ears. Even though gravity is a phenomenon that originates outside of our bodies, the only thing we learn from detecting it is which way is “up”, which allows us to maintain our bodies in an upright position as we stand or walk — even when our eyes are closed.

What You will Receive:


A Workbook

A 30+ page Workbook to guide you through the process


Tools and Techniques to empower you to be able to create Flow in your life


 A 12-month unlimited free membership into the SpiritFlow Sanctuary

More on Epicurus’ Notion of Happiness:

“Not what we have, but what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance.”


Although Epicurus, like most Greek thinkers, believed in the power of reason to guide and control, he held that the feelings and the senses were even more fundamental and natural guides to the good life and happiness than reason itself. Epicurus’s notion of happiness, in fact, has a decidedly Buddhist quality. Happiness is tranquility, and tranquility comes principally from putting aside worldly desires. Epicurus’s ideas about ataraxia – the freedom from mental anguish and disturbance that is required for true happiness – were, in fact, more directly influenced by Buddhist thought than we might imagine for a Greek philosopher of that epoch.

There is nothing more basic or irrefutable than the testimony of the senses – all 7 of them.

“If a person fights the clear evidence of his senses he will never be able to share in genuine tranquility.”


In other words, a person who doubts his senses (or who is not in contact with his senses or does little to develop them), will either lose contact with the reality of the surrounding world and become psychologically isolated and insecure or he will start to believe all his or her self-limiting and unsubstantiated beliefs.

Melina’s Experience

I began exploring Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi‘s theory on Flow in his study of Happiness and Optimal Experiences when I began to realize that there was a clear connection between certain energy frequencies and levels of consciousness used by energy healers and spiritual seekers and how he described the experience of Flow. Being half-Greek, I have always been intrigued by the Greek philosophers. In my exploration of different spiritual traditions, including Buddhism, Hinduism, Sufism, and Christianity, I began to make connections here as well, bringing together theories on happiness, freedom from suffering, and being more embodied through our senses. I will continue to be a student of these theories and enjoy sharing my integrated experiences on these subjects. 

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