Bear Workshop Tent

A symbol of grounding and strength, the Bear has been revered through time as a powerful totem, inspiring those who need it the courage to stand up against adversity. As a spirit animal in touch with the earth and the cycles of nature, it is a powerful guide to support physical and emotional healing.

 

Emmanni-Martine  helps to empower those to release people pleasing habits and authorize themselves to take lead of their own life path. A seeker of truth since the age of 11, Emmanni learned to develop and trust her intuition and found her greatest ally in the breath. She discovered Kundalini yoga in 2010 and has since been devoted to the Breath of Spirit. She has over 1000 hrs of teacher training with a strong personal Kundalini yoga practice. Emmanni shares the teachings with her love of dance, drum rhythms, physical fitness and mantra flow. For more information email:  BreathingSpiritKundalini@gmail.com . Instagram: @Breathing_sky

Emmanni-Martine helps to empower those to release people pleasing habits and authorize themselves to take lead of their own life path. A seeker of truth since the age of 11, Emmanni learned to develop and trust her intuition and found her greatest ally in the breath. She discovered Kundalini yoga in 2010 and has since been devoted to the Breath of Spirit. She has over 1000 hrs of teacher training with a strong personal Kundalini yoga practice. Emmanni shares the teachings with her love of dance, drum rhythms, physical fitness and mantra flow. For more information email: BreathingSpiritKundalini@gmail.com. Instagram: @Breathing_sky

11-11:30a

Mantra Rhythms

with Emmanni Martine

The ancient sacred tools of the drum and mantra have been used for healing and for facilitating a deep state like meditation for thousands of years. This mini workshop will combine these two modalities to explore sound currents. The breath is an energy delivery system and current is energy. Every sound current has its cause and effect relating to all with the Infinite.

One of the few fundamental things we know about our universe is that everything is in motion, vibrating and has rhythm. This is the true Mother Tongue that unites us all.  The word mantra can be broken down into two parts: “man,” which means mind, and “tra,” which means transport or vehicle. In other words, a mantra is an instrument of the mind—a powerful sound or vibration that you can use to help alter your subconscious impulses, habits, and afflictions and enter a deep state of meditation. So chant with a knowing to believing, not believe to know. Allow the reason for being to be the expansion into the rhythms of your true Self.


Alignment, divine connection, strength and clarity are just some of the benefits Jennifer has found through her Kundalini practice. Kundalini continues to be the backbone of her existence to keep her balanced and bright as she raises her three children and runs her holistic coaching business. Catch up with all Jen’s classes and offerings at www.jennefergreenwald.com

Alignment, divine connection, strength and clarity are just some of the benefits Jennifer has found through her Kundalini practice. Kundalini continues to be the backbone of her existence to keep her balanced and bright as she raises her three children and runs her holistic coaching business. Catch up with all Jen’s classes and offerings at www.jennefergreenwald.com

11:45-12:15p

Make the Impossible Possible

with Jen

Our success in life depends upon our ability to get past painful patterns and move beyond limited beliefs.  Often we falter to our same old belief systems that deliver us the same old results.  Kundalini meditations and mantras are designed to redirect our energy, unlock our locks and release our blocks.  If you’re feeling stuck, take a moment to learn and mediate to a potent mantra to help you make the break throughs you’ve been desiring. 


Dr. Judith Wilcox  is a licensed professional counselor and Master Teacher of the ancient Shakti Swarupa Path of Healing. Dr. Judith has been teaching meditation and yoga philosophies since 1977 and has done extensive research on kundalini awakening and human development (her doctoral dissertation at Columbia University Teachers College was on this topic). In addition to providing transpersonal oriented psychotherapy for individuals suffering from major trauma and grief, spiritual crisis, chronic pain, anxiety and depression, life transitions, she provides crisis response services, training and consultation to organizations, groups and individuals. She offers courses and mini retreats on Meditation for Daily Living, Law of Attraction in Action and Mantra and Sound Healing.0. She is a retired Associate Professor who taught in the SCSU Graduate programs of counseling and school psychology.

Dr. Judith Wilcox is a licensed professional counselor and Master Teacher of the ancient Shakti Swarupa Path of Healing. Dr. Judith has been teaching meditation and yoga philosophies since 1977 and has done extensive research on kundalini awakening and human development (her doctoral dissertation at Columbia University Teachers College was on this topic). In addition to providing transpersonal oriented psychotherapy for individuals suffering from major trauma and grief, spiritual crisis, chronic pain, anxiety and depression, life transitions, she provides crisis response services, training and consultation to organizations, groups and individuals. She offers courses and mini retreats on Meditation for Daily Living, Law of Attraction in Action and Mantra and Sound Healing.0. She is a retired Associate Professor who taught in the SCSU Graduate programs of counseling and school psychology.

12:30-2p

Energy Healing Introduction and Demonstration

with Dr. Judith Wilcox

Join Dr. Judith and her student assistants for a brief explanation of Shakti Swarupa Path of Healing and an experiential introduction. This ancient path is rooted in the ancient understandings of the kundalini/chakra/nadi paradigm of yoga. You are invited to experience a group chakra balancing meditation, a guided  Shakti Swarupa Spiral exercise session ( this is an easy and powerful practice done while sitting in a chair), and individual demonstrations of energetic work on specific physical, mental, emotional or spiritual issues that participants are experiencing and willing to share. For those who love crystals, some Shakti Swarupa heart chakra healing crystals will be available for a nominal cost and student assistants will do a quick determination of your Shakti Swarupa Body Type to match you with your heart chakra crystal. If time allows, a taste of the healing power of chanting healing mantras will be offered.


Branford native  Courtney Squire  is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Plant-Based Chef, Yoga Therapist, and Yoga Nidra Facilitator who received her yoga training through the Amrit Yoga Institute. She is passionate about sharing the health-promoting and emotionally-rejuvenating aspects of Yoga and Yoga Nidra with others. Courtney also owns and operates a small organic farm in northeast CT with her husband, Adam. Visit  https://www.facebook.com/UnboundGlory/  to learn more

Branford native Courtney Squire is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Plant-Based Chef, Yoga Therapist, and Yoga Nidra Facilitator who received her yoga training through the Amrit Yoga Institute. She is passionate about sharing the health-promoting and emotionally-rejuvenating aspects of Yoga and Yoga Nidra with others. Courtney also owns and operates a small organic farm in northeast CT with her husband, Adam. Visit https://www.facebook.com/UnboundGlory/ to learn more

2:30-3:15p

Food and Farming: the connection between our food, earth and ourselves.

with Courtney Squire

In this workshop, led by local farmer Courtney Squire, we will discuss the basic fundamentals of soil health, how modern agricultural practices have depleted our soils of the nutrients we need to be healthy, and what we can do to make better choices that can increase our vitality.  We will also discuss carbon in the atmosphere and the impact that modern agriculture has had on the health of our planet.   Attendees will leave this workshop with a new perspective on our food and farming landscape, as well as valuable take-away's for how to make better choices that can impact their health and the health of the planet.


Sally Noel  began her yoga study 25 years ago when she was struggling to connect with any real fulfillment or joy in the making of a life. She resonated with the deeper understanding of connection between action and emotion, mind, spirit and body, and that the true quest is not outside us but within. She continues to study yoga while raising her 2 kids realizing life is one big learning adventure that is always changing. She began Raven’s Wing in 2004 on this foundation that it’s for anyone who wants positive change for themselves.

Sally Noel began her yoga study 25 years ago when she was struggling to connect with any real fulfillment or joy in the making of a life. She resonated with the deeper understanding of connection between action and emotion, mind, spirit and body, and that the true quest is not outside us but within. She continues to study yoga while raising her 2 kids realizing life is one big learning adventure that is always changing. She began Raven’s Wing in 2004 on this foundation that it’s for anyone who wants positive change for themselves.

3:30-4:30p

Grounding into Presence

with Sally Noel

Through simple breathing awarenesses and practices, which is the cornerstone of yoga, coupled with easeful movement, this class will help ground us into a wider perspective, bridging our minds to our body and breath.

We are not our thoughts, yet when gone unchecked our thoughts can fuel our stress, fears even separation.  Our bodies only know the present moment and a profound tool to get into our body is via the breath, the carrier of our vital energy.  Along with non-judging awareness we’ll sow the seeds of meditation and ground ourselves closer to the present moment.  

With practice, these valuable pauses help give space to our thoughts, creating more insight and clarity into what our minds are churning.  With more space and more room to breath, we are allowed to ground into the support of earth energy, creating a greater sense of calm, belonging and peace for all beings.


Branford native  Courtney Squire  is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Plant-Based Chef, Yoga Therapist, and Yoga Nidra Facilitator who received her yoga training through the Amrit Yoga Institute. She is passionate about sharing the health-promoting and emotionally-rejuvenating aspects of Yoga and Yoga Nidra with others. Courtney also owns and operates a small organic farm in northeast CT with her husband, Adam. Visit  https://www.facebook.com/UnboundGlory/  to learn more

Branford native Courtney Squire is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Plant-Based Chef, Yoga Therapist, and Yoga Nidra Facilitator who received her yoga training through the Amrit Yoga Institute. She is passionate about sharing the health-promoting and emotionally-rejuvenating aspects of Yoga and Yoga Nidra with others. Courtney also owns and operates a small organic farm in northeast CT with her husband, Adam. Visit https://www.facebook.com/UnboundGlory/ to learn more

5-5:45

Yoga Nidra

with Courtney

Yoga Nidra is a deeply restorative ancient meditation practice where all you have to do is lie down, get comfortable, and follow the instructor’s guidance.  Yoga Nidra uses a series of techniques to consciously enter into  a sleep-light state where restoration of our body systems and rejuvenation of our own internal healing powers can take place effortlessly.  In this class, we will use breath, attention and imagery to engage the mind and bring specific body parts into complete relaxation, activating marma points (potent energy centers) and releasing blockages so that energy may flow more freely along the meridians and accelerate healing from within.  This is an all-levels class, no previous yoga or meditation experience needed.