Amanda Brutus-Phillips has been teaching yoga for almost 10 years. Her deep love for this heart-centered practice is visible in her teaching as she shares the light and passion she has for life, yoga, and spirit. She is also a licensed Massage Therapist, a shaman, and is currently training to become a Spiritual Director through the Charlotte Spirituality Center. She continues to deepen her exploration of travel to sacred sites around the world, writing, and pursuing a title of Transition Guide in which she will be helping those who are terminally ill to transition.
Friday January 5th
6:00 - 9:00pm
Register before Dec. 31st for
A New Year Manifesting Extravaganza!
Dr. Damon Silas, Psy.D., CH is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Consulting Hypnotist through the National Guild of Hypnotists, and EFT Level 1 Practitioner. He received his BS from Howard University in 1997; and obtained his Doctoral degree from The George Washington University in 2002. He discovered EFT while working with veterans and was immediately intrigued by this powerful technique that helps people find relief where traditional talk therapy was not resulting in the same immediate and liberating results. He writes about the power of EFT for himself in his book From Mourning To Knight: Overcoming Loss, and how he used this technique to help him meet with the murderer of his sister.
Oct 19, Thurs
Nov 18, Sat
Dec 18, Mon
Shamanic Journey Meditation
Sunday August 13th
Next class TBD...stay tuned for details!
Shamanism represents a universal conceptual framework found among indigenous tribal humans. It includes the belief that the natural world has two aspects: ordinary everyday awareness, formed by our habitual behaviors, patterns of belief, social norms, and cultural conditioning, and a second non-ordinary awareness accessed through altered states, or ecstatic trance, induced by shamanic practices such as repetitive drumming. The act of entering an ecstatic trance state is called the soul flight or shamanic journey, and it allows the journeyer to view life and life's problems from a detached, spiritual perspective, not easily achieved in a state of ordinary consciousness.
Join us on this shamanic journey as you connect and communicate with your inner or spirit self to retrieve information on different aspects of your life. Your inner self is in constant communication with all aspects of your environment, seen and unseen. We will open sacred space together, call in the 4 directions, set an intention, journey to find your power animal, and then journey to the lower world for answers to your questions.
Emotional Freedom Technique: Tapping & Meditation
Friday December 1st
Réa Wright is a Psychotherapist & Holistic Life Coach on a quest to help women live intuitive, joyful, vibrant and fulfilling lives. She believes that when women connect with their innate creativity, intuition and feminine wisdom, face their deepest fears, and truly experience the full range of their emotional selves, truly powerful & magical shifts await them, personally, in relationships and in business & careers. Réa brings a depth and momentum to her coaching clients, that is both unique and transformational. She works privately with women and facilitates several workshops, groups and retreats both locally and internationally. Réa is an entrepreneur and has also created a natural, body-care product line that supports and extends this vision of healthy, holistic, mind-body living, Mood Indigo Soaps.
Join Dr. Silas for a practice combining traditional Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) and meditation. During this 75 min. class you will be walked through tapping rounds, while also integrating techniques rooted in meditation and visualization.
Emotional freedom techniques, also known as EFT Tapping, is a powerful tool and easy-to-learn-and-apply technique which can help you bring balance and calm to your life. It is time for you to access that sense of peace and calm that so many people allude to but have felt evasive for you. It lies within you, and the journey of peaceful discovery starts now.
Brianna is a Yoga Teacher, Reiki Master, Hypnotist, Sound Healer and Author. She has been teaching for over 15 years and loves to share these simple practices with her students.
Bodhi Deva Ma has a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and Religious Studies, specializing in Eastern Religions and a Master's degree is in Community and Mental Health Counseling. A certified meditation instructor since 2007, she is also a 200 hr Certified Yoga Instructor trained in Mystical Yoga, which integrates traditional Yoga and advanced Shamanic practices from South & Central America. She has over twenty years of experience with Tibetan & Southeast Asian Buddhist practices, Vedic yogic practices and has been trained in traditional Shamanic practices at Lake Atitlan, Guatemala and in the Sacred Valley in Peru. She is also trained in several modalities of Energy Psychology and Body (Somatic) practices including: Kolaimni Level 1, Eden Energy Techniques, Emotional Freedom Technique, Tappas Acupressure Technique, Quantum Healing, Kinesiology and Somatic Healing practices.
FROM STRESSED TO ZEN
Saturday December 16th
Join Bodhi for this 6 week journey to learn how access, become aware of, and utilize the body's subtle energies for healing and protection. Gain a deeper understanding of how to utilize vital energy in daily life, discover how to direct these energies to heal yourself and others, and learn how to work with your nervous system to maintain emotional and mental balance.
Experience hands on healing practices, work with the energy body, and deepen awareness of energetic dynamics in self and in relationship to others, as well as the natural world. They will also learn practical techniques for protecting their energies from negativity and forces that diminish energy. For ALL LEVELS of practice.*
Throughout this series you will learn:
- basics of the energy anatomy
- how to deal with negative energy
- integrating the shadow
- self love
- healing self and others with life force energy
- sound healing through mantra
- raising your vibration
- energy attunement and certification for reiki level 1
* Each participant will receive attunements to Reiki level 1 and be certified in level 1
** If already a Reiki practitioner or certified, the class will also benefit those who would like to expand and deepen their healing practices.
Join Cait Allison for an evening of vision board crafting, intention setting, and tarot card reading. Cait will provide a blessing ceremony for the year, and all of the supplies and guidance necessary to create a vision board for the year. As you spend time crafting, each individual will also be offered an opportunity to have a year-spread tarot card reading. Pre-registration REQUIRED.
6 week series:
November 7th - December 19th
*No class on Nov. 28th
**Next series in January... Stay tuned!**
Women's Moon Gatherings
Saturday December 9th
Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor. -Thich Nhat Hahn
Sound Bath with Susan Gwaltney
Join Psychotherapist and Holistic Life Coach RÉA WRIGHT, for a deep and powerful 90 minute tune up to set you on the right path to a truly ZEN holiday season.
Through group discussion and self inquiry, learn how to create space for your Self during this holiday season, gain tips for navigating complicated family relationships, as well as, how to implement practices to help keep you grounded, aware, and more at ease during this holiday season. The class will end with a 20 minute guided heart opening meditation. You will leave feeling peaceful and prepared to create the magical holiday you really want.
With the use of 10 quartz singing bowls, this vibrational therapy tunes the energetic body to optimal balance, helping to remove blockages in the body’s energy channels, as well as opening the main energy centers (chakras) and promote deep relaxation. Each bowl is attuned to a vibration that opens a specific chakra and you will be guided through a meditative journey, bringing awareness to each energy center as the bowls are being played.
During the practice you can sit or lay down, get comfy, and allow the vibration of the bowls move through you, as your body and mind to enter a deep meditative state.
Susan Gwaltney is a certified “Vibrational Sound Therapist” and has been performing Sound Baths or Sound Healing concerts at the award winning destination wellness spa, Rancho la Puerta for several years. She also teaches Kundalini Yoga and is a certified Iyengar yoga teacher.
Instructor: Cait Allison
Time: 8 PM
Suggested Donation: $20
A Sound Bath experience creates deep relaxation and rejuvenation. As you enter a world of vibration physical stress, emotional blocks, and mental fog can release. You leave feeling truly vibrant, peaceful, and alive!
Join Susan Gwaltney, a certified Vibrational Sound Therapist, for an hour long concert of the healing vibration. With the use of crystal singing bowls, vibrational sound therapy bowls, Himalayan bowls, rain sticks, gongs, and chimes you will be bathed in healing sound that will guide you into a deep relaxation and meditative state.
Learn the practice of traditional Thai yoga bodywork, one of the main branches of Thai Medicine which aims at stimulating the flow of energy within the body by working the Sen lines, the body's energetic pathways. Within the human body, energy flows along a network of channels known as Sen. Health is a state of balance or harmony between these energies and dis-ease is seen as imbalance in this flow of energy. By creating more space in these physical lines through palming, stimulating acupressure points, and yogic stretches, this energy can flow more freely.
Throughout this training, you will learn the true intention and reason for the practice, as well as the theory and traditional method. This is a complete practitioners training (Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced levels) to give you a good foundation, understanding, techniques, and experience to begin a thriving practice!
Jessica Bowles, E-RYT 500
Practicing yoga since 1996
230hr. Hatha Yoga certification with The Bodhi Tree in Charlotte, NC (2006)
500hr. teacher training through the Asheville Yoga Center in Asheville NC (2008)
200hr Thai Yoga Therapy practitioner & Advanced trainings at Ritam Healing Arts in CA (2009)
40hr. Advance Therapeutic Thai massage at the Thai Institute in D.C. with Pierce Salguero (2012)
20hr. Thai Herbal Therapy at Bodhi Tree Wellness in Arlington VA (2012)
625hr. Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor at Kerala Ayurveda Academy (2014)
Join Cait Allison for this bi-monthly gathering of women, soul sisters, from all walks of life, all ages, coming together to share and connect.
A New Moon marks the beginning of a new cycle, a fresh start. During this time the Moon is empty and receptive and full of potential. This is an optimum time to plant seeds of intentions for what you wish to manifest in your life. The Full Moon full moon sheds on our inner knowing, and on our connection with each other and all of life.
In this course you will:
- Discover the history of traditional Thai yoga bodywork
- Learn the main basis/purpose of practice (opening of sen lines)
- Understand how to sequence techniques to effectively increase the flow
- Develop practitioner techniques of breath, physical alignment, and rhythm
- Master a full 2hr. sequence / plus extras, add-ons, & modifications
- Explore practitioner self-care tools through Yoga and Ayurveda
- Learn Thai Yoga assists to utilize in teaching yoga
Oct 5, Thurs
Nov 4, Sat
Dec 3, Sun
Jan 2, Tues
Thai yoga bodywork: Practitioner training
4 weekends: Sat 8am-5pm & Sun. 9am-5pm (12:30-1:30pm lunch break)
Dates: Next training will begin January 2018....date announced soon!
100 hr training: 60 contact (in class) / 40 non-contact (self practice)
$1000 *Paid in full by TBD ($200 off)
OR a payment option of...
$600 by Aug. 16th - $200 due each month
**Contact us at email@example.com to APPLY!**
This is a 100hr. Yoga Alliance approved Continuing Education
Sound Healing Meditation: Journey through the Chakras
Saturday Dec. 16th 7:00-8:00pm
Energy Healing: Restore & Protect
Julia is a licensed massage therapist, Reiki level II practitioner, and sound therapy healer. She utilizes quartz crystal singing bowls (individually tuned to the chakras) and tuning forks which work with the human bio field. The sound frequencies of the bowls and tuning forks help to heal and balance our bodies by removing blockages in the bodies energy channels, as well as stimulating and opening the main energy centers, known as chakras.
Chanting 101: Creating Vibrational Healing
Sunday December 10th
6:30 to 7:30pm
Chanting is a beautiful and powerful practice for the overtaxed mind and it is a wonderful antidote to stress, anxiety and worry. You do NOT have to have a beautiful voice to be a chanter. Chanting is far less rigid than you might think.
Join Brianna for this hour class to explore the healing power of your own voice and empower you to use chanting in your daily life. This is a wonderful opportunity to heal what has been left unsaid and to let go of old emotions.
** Class will end with a 15 min. sound journey with Crystal and Brass Singing Bowls**