Art of Self Care

Art of Self Care

Join self care expert Janet DeHart for a special series of classes focused on self care and creativity. Register for one class or all three to start your new year off right!

Session 1/January 10th: Breathwork and Meditation: Breathwork refers to any type of breathing exercises or techniques where you intentionally change your breathing pattern. There are many forms of breath therapy that involve breathing in a conscious and systematic way. In this session we will learn 3 standard forms of breathwork and how to utilize it as a meditation. Most people perform them to improve holistic well-being and find it promotes deep relaxation or leaves them feeling energized.

Session 2/January 17th: AcuTouch & Self Massage: In ancient Eastern cultures healers utilized an energy pathway mapping system called meridians to treat pain and disease in the body. These early Taoist practitioners and Chinese doctors developed powerful methods for clearing and opening the meridian pathways for preventing blockages. One of these techniques, acupuncture, includes the use of needles and a highly skilled practitioner to administer treatment. Acupressure uses the same principles but instead of using needles, acupressure simply requires gentle pressure on the acupoint to remove blockages and increase energy circulation. We will move through 5 major acupoints in the session to reset the body’s homeostasis.

Session 3/ January 24th: Movement & Mantra: Tension and trauma get stored in our bodies and often do not fully release until we engage or move our bodies. Yoga, gymnastics, martial arts, dance – all of these could be called somatic movement as somatic refers to the physical body. When approached intentionally, movement helps us tune into our internal experiences, and learn to recognize and regulate our tensions without avoidance. In this session we will practice intuitive movement and utilize the somatic connection to create a personal relevant mantra to use in meditation.

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