“While my husband and I have had 5 yoga instructors, Jenn is the only yoga teacher. We love taking yoga with her!” – Susan Hart
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Join us for a Workshop on December 8th that will transform, enliven and enlighten!
This special collaboration is a unique blend of modalities utilized to facilitate expansion in all the layers of our being…
DESCRIPTION: The Enneagram, Yoga & Cherokee Bodywork ~ Each personality type manifests specific patterns in the body. Learn how to open blocked energy pathways with movement and breathing tools rooted in the wisdom of Yoga & Cherokee Bodywork. Discover how to expand beyond the boundaries of personality. Experience more freedom and understanding in all aspects of life and relationships!
This program will be illuminating for massage therapists, yoga practitioners, counselors, coaches and all those interested in personal development.
LOCATION: The Garden Center for Contemporary Dance (56 Arbor Street Suite 411, Hartford CT 06106). For more info please contact Jenn at 917-676-5438 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Led by Jennifer Cormier (LMT) is a Licensed Massage Therapist specializing in Cherokee Bodywork, a Bhakti Yoga Teacher, the founder of the wellness studio Sukhasala and a core collaborator with Scapegoat Garden & Shari Lynn Jesteadt (E-RYT) is a Yoga Teacher, an Enneagram Facilitator and a personal development guide.
Previous 2013 Special Workshops:
- Traditional Buffalo Hunt Ceremony for Abundance and Sustainability with Lewis Mehl-Madrona and Barbara Mainguy January 18th-20th 2013
- Deep care for the Spine and Spirit: Yoga and Thai Massage Tools for Spinal Health and the Spirit! with Jenn and Corrina
- SPECIAL Weekend Workshop: Ceremony, Ritual and Sacred Drama for Healing
- SPECIAL Weekend Workshop: CHEROKEE BODYWORK with LEWIS MEHL-MADRONA, Oct 18-20th, 2013
(times may be subject to a change)
Monthly Healing Circles are held at 81 Lexington Street and are free. We invite friends, family, students, clients and those wishing to be healing for one another. Our next circle will be TBA
SPECIAL Weekend Workshop:
Ceremony, Ritual and Sacred Drama for Healing with LEWIS MEHL-MADRONA & BARBARA MAINGUY assisted by Jenn Cormier
Friday July 26th – Sunday 28th, 2013 @ The Garden Center for Contemporary Dance in Hartford, CT. 56 Arbor St. Suite 411
In this unique Coyote workshop, we will experience and create ceremony, ritual and sacred drama, in order to practice opening up that dialogue with the energies of self-healing.
Ceremony, ritual and sacred drama are part of the healing practices of many cultures. Dance, mask, music, theatre, poetry all combine in ceremonial enactments to bring in the forces of health and release the forces of illness. In our daily lives, we build ritual and ceremony to create the physical and spiritual space for a sacred dialogue with the forces of nature. Within that space, we welcome the dawn, greet the twilight, purify, seek vision and invite the participation of the spiritual. These practices are important not only for their cultural meaning, but for their work as healing energy medicine practices. Moving our bodies in space and engaging in the physical practice of sacred drama calls our awareness to our minds as embodied, and deepens and enhances the powerful effect on our self-healing by releasing the mind/body energy blocks that impede our ability to flow in the world.
Friday: 6-8pm (suggested donation, $35)
Saturday: 9-5:30pm (suggested donation $150)
Sunday: 12-6:30 (suggested donation $150)
Entire weekend suggested donation $300, no one will be turned away.
To register and hold your space send a check for $35 made out to ‘sukhasala’ -with the day(s) you are planning to attend in the comments line.
For more information and to register call Jenn at 917-676-5438
Friday October 18th – Sunday October 20th, 2013
A special opportunity to Experience and Heal with Cherokee Bodywork and Native American Practices with Lewis Mehl-Madrona MD, PhD.
Almost all indigenous cultures had direct, hands-on methods of healing, and the Cherokee were no exception. Learn the Cherokee art of healing touch, a form of bodywork that is rarely encountered today.
The workshop includes:
- Supervised practice of Cherokee bodywork
- Cherokee breathwork techniques, as a means of restoring spirit to all parts of the body
- The incorporation of imagery and dialogue into bodywork
- The importance of ceremony, ritual, and intent in bodywork
- Cherokee use of acupressure, energy meridians, crystals, and energy medicine
As we complete our time together with a prayer ritual, we ask for a blessing on the healing work we have done and the continuing journey that lies before us.
Thursday October 17th ~ 7:00 – 9:00 pm Healing Circle / Intro to Cherokee Bodywork with Jenn Cormier (This day only held in New Britain CT @ the Sukhasala) – by donation
Friday Oct 18th ~ 1:00 pm – 5:30 pm Cherokee Bodywork – Day 1
Sat Oct 19th ~ 10 am – 6 pm – Day 2 (lunch break from 1-2:30)
Sun Oct 20th ~ 10 am – 4:30 pm – Day 3
Those with a depth of experience in Bodywork and Healing Arts and those seeking healing will benefit from this weekend. Lewis invites massage therapists and bodyworkers as well as those without prior bodywork experience to this program, saying, “Some will want to practice giving more and some receiving more. It’s definitely a more indigenous way of teaching, but it works.” This program can accommodate people with serious illness.
All are welcome and you may to come all or to any portion of this weekend event.
Suggested Donations To the Coyote Institute:
Friday Only: $100
Saturday Only: $150
Sunday Only: $150
All 3 Days: $300
Your generosity is appreciated – no one will be turned away. Please bring your massage table if you have your own.
The workshop will be held at The Garden Center for Contemporary Dance in Hartford (56 Arbor Street, Hartford CT). Look for the RAW: Real Art Ways signs – there is plenty of parking on the sides and back of the building. From the main lobby take the elevator to the 4th floor suite 411.
CE CREDITS: The full Three Day Workshop Offers 16 CE hours for Massage Therapists (NCBTMB) – Notify Jenn or Barb on Friday that you’ll be needing credit, this will require an additional $25 check due on Friday, you’ll need to sign in and attend every hour of the workshop, and you will receive your certificate on Sunday.
Lewis Mehl-Madrona, MD, graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine and trained in family medicine, psychiatry, and clinical psychology. He has been on the faculties of several medical schools, most recently as associate professor of family medicine at the University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine. He is working with aboriginal communities to develop uniquely aboriginal styles of healing and health care for use in those communities. He is also currently working with Am’rita, Inc., to develop a program for people with schizophrenia that involves healing through community. The author of Coyote Medicine, Coyote Healing, and Coyote Wisdom, a trilogy of books on what Native culture has to offer the modern world, he is of Cherokee and Lakota heritage.
Barbara Mainguy, MA is a creative arts therapist, with a background in art philosophy and psychology. She completed her MA thesis on the connections between Lakota healing traditions and psychotherapy. She works with Lewis in his practice in Brattleboro, Vermont, and co-teaches with him in workshops throughout the United States, Europe, and Australia.
Jennifer Cormier has been practicing somatic healing and bodywork since 2003. She is a licensed massage therapist in CT #6951 and OR #16470. Jenn believes that it is of utmost importance to carry traditional healing forward and is honored to be a part of Cherokee Bodywork’s living tradition. It is her mission to bring massage out of the spas and luxury hiding places and bring it into community – to friends and family wanting a deeper way to connect with themselves and each other.