The integration of body and mind is the essential building blocks of health and healing on all levels of our being.
This work has a commitment to the creation of a peaceful and compassionate life on the personal level as well as the collective in the world around.
It is the feminine answer to healing our modern world, working directly with the body with a loving kindness attitude and with a deep understanding of our human condition. It offers the gift of marriage of the wisdom of the body with the ability and the clarity of mind. Through meditation practices with the body, movement and deep listening touch it penetrate into the vast knowledge and the vast healing powers of the body. The practices address the mind’s need for quiet reflections by slowing down to become attentive and open and to the needs of the body to be reconnected and reintegrated back into our life.
The natural flow of energy and peace is experienced immediately as we allow the two parts mind and body to become once again One Whole and Holy.
Function integration individual lesson
Feldenkrais® private sessions are known as Functional Integration® (FI®) lessons. In Functional Integration, the teacher guides an individual student in movement lessons using gentle, non-invasive touch as the primary means of communication.
Group classes Awareness Through Movement
Awareness Through Movement® (ATM): ATM lessons are explorations of movement verbally directed by a teacher, usually in a group class. The lessons may be done lying down, standing, or sitting, but most often are done on a mat on the floor in a variety of positions. Each lesson explores a sequence of movements related to such fundamental functions as rolling, reaching, folding, bending and twisting, to name a few. The teacher guides the students' attention to sensation to help them develop better body awareness and discover easier, more expansive ways of moving, which can then be carried over into everyday life.
How was the Feldenkrais Method® Developed?
Moshe Feldenkrais, D.Sc. (1904-1984) was an engineer, physicist, and judo master. Drawing on his extensive scientific and martial arts background as well as linguistics, biology, child development and athletics, Dr. Feldenkrais avoided surgery and taught himself to walk without pain after a severe knee injury. This was the spark that launched the development of the Feldenkrais Method®.
Feldenkrais was a groundbreaking teacher of human potential and mind-body development. His revolutionary system of mind and body "re-education" for stressed and dysfunctional brains and bodies has achieved miraculous results for thousands around the world. He believed that what kept most people from fulfilling their potential was their own resistance-contradictory motivation that is so habitual as to no longer even be felt. Once we can cast away our resistance we become better managers of our own motivation, action is unhesitating and the impossible becomes possible.
Each person must find his own way of working-the key is finding what works for you. The Method® is unique in that the optimal way is what works for you and not dependent on any other modeling. Each person is their own greatest authority. It's simply a matter of finding it. The Method® helps you do that through the ingenious lessons that Feldenkrais devised.
What is Feldenkrais Awareness through Movement?
Awareness Through Movement (ATM) exercises or ‘lessons’ are easy to do, of benefit to everyone, and the results can be immediate and profound.
The Feldenkrais Method – an integration of biology, neuroscience and psychology – is a unique approach to human learning and change, acclaimed for its ability to access the innate neuroplasticity of the brain to improve many areas of human functioning.
With Awareness Through Movement you can:
Improve your co-ordination, posture and flexibility.
Restore lost function.
Eliminate aches and pains, and move more easily.
Find relief from stress, and the tools for psychological growth.
Reduce unnecessary muscular effort.
Gain renewed physical vitality, health and emotional well-being.
Learn to recover more quickly from injuries and how to avoid them.
Refine artistic and athletic performance and prevent performance related injuries.
Attain greater ease and pleasure in all your physical activities.
Improve the fitness and agility of your brain at any age.
In-depth bodywork that communicates by gentle touch over the body, a deep connection by loving presence and a verbal exchange. This unique and effective way of both touch and verbal exchange reaches for the innermost self beneath the layers. This “talk” to the body causes relaxation that reveals underlying emotional dilemmas and old habitual patterns. There is a shedding of our body armor that creates an inner space that allows the breath to expand from the inside, followed by release of held muscular tensions, buried emotions, and trapped energies. The result is body vitality, mind clarity and deep insights.
Shamanic Energy Medicine
"Sacred circles and sisterhoods have honored and continue to honor the Sacred Feminine Divine. She awaits our opening to her, and when we do, there is a sense of coming home. Give back your heart, to the stranger who has loved you all your life, whom you ignored..., until now." .
What is Diamond Light Reiki?
The Usui system of Reiki (pronounced ray-key) is an ancient Oriental, natural hands-on healing method that is simple to learn and utilize. Reiki is a Japanese word, which means universal life energy. Practitioners of Reiki transfer this energy to themselves and others by the resting of hands on the body of the receiver. Once you have been opened up to become a channel for Reiki, concentrated life energy will flow through your hands on its own accord.
Reiki can be used on oneself as well as to assist others.
It can be used on plants and animals. Holistic in nature, Reiki heals on all levels of existence-the physical, the emotional, and the spiritual and strives to bring them into balance.
Hands-on healing. Private sessions of 1/2 hour, 1 hour and 1-1/2 hours are available.
Become a Reiki healer. Three levels of initiation are available:
Reiki Level I – Two transmissions of Reiki symbols enable you to treat yourself and others by the laying on of hands.
Reiki Level II – You will receive four additional initiations and learn symbols, how to activate distant healing, mental reprogramming, and emotional release for self-treatment and assisting others.
Reiki Level III – Powerful transmission of all Reiki symbols receiving the power of a master. Additional training in healing, meditation, and energy work will be taught.
Mastership – tailored to the individual student who is seriously interested in healing and teaching. An interview is necessary for this program.
Reiki Healing Circle – part of Reiki tradition, a supportive community of like-minded people that heals,holds, respects, and encourages individuals in pursuit of healing and growing. Anyone is welcome to the circle. No knowledge of Reiki is needed, only curiosity and an open mind.
Yoga Therapy & Meditation
Mindfulness meditation; Love in action.
Embodied meditation based on the Buddhist teachings of Insight Meditation.
Guided meditation to develop awareness of the present moment, an awakened state of consciousness through direct experience of breath, sensations, thoughts, and feelings. Help you to establish strong inner and outer posture that support concentration and sharpens the mind. Gradually the body relaxes the mind becomes quiet and reflective. With calmer body and mind the heart opens to let the natural beauty and compassion guide and insight and wisdom to develop. To be awakened is to know the abundant, rich and joyful nature of everyday life.
Meditating with the body has a direct effect on healing and transformation of the body and the mind.
This one on one meditation instruction is for anyone who needs special attention in their development of calm mind and restful body. It is good for stress release, depression, emotional pain, and for anyone who feels that meditation is what they need and never could do. Bring your curiosity, sense of adventure and willingness to open up in awareness. The rest will follow. With gentle and precise instructions and a wealth of experience in leading people into stillness, restfulness and conscious awareness, you will enjoy the journey to the core of your being.
Yoga and Movement Therapy
Zohar yoga and movement therapy is a space to explore individual body capabilities and to support a personal journey for optimum health of body and mind. Done gently and with hands-on adjustments and care. It is tailored to deepen awareness and healing through movement. It delves into the emotional holdings through the body structure and the subtle energy centers in the body.