The season is upon us as we move toward darkness, introspection and await the return of the light. We will begin to cultivate our inner fire together, December 16.
The Schedule is starting to come together – here is a sneak peek:
Intention Creation and Group Earth Mandala
Drumming with Sheila McEntee
Workshop with Jenn: Creating a morning ritual/practice (active)
Workshop with Thea: Lymphatic Yoga and Self Care practices
Supplements 101 for Adrenals & Stress with Travis Lemon
Workshop with Jenn (2hrs): Creating an evening ritual/practice (restorative) featuring 3 delicious, restorative poses
Dancing Mindfulness with Nichole Remus Webb
Also available throughout the day: Art projects and community with Sassa Wilkes. Journaling with me to correspond with both workshops I’m presenting. Energy Medicine sessions available, as time permits (Charlotte Murphy, Jennifer Markins McComas, Gloria Sage) (small donations accepted). Massage (Thea Vincenti, Mary Jo Perdue) & Card Readings (Charlotte Murphy) at extra cost available as time permits (details later).
Food: A light lunch and light dinner will be available as well as snacks throughout the day. You may also plan to leave for lunch as there are many establishments nearby in Barboursville. Also, I encourage you to bring your favorite dish to share (cold or crockpot). As we get closer to the event, I will email more details.
I am only accepting 40 participants, including the facilitators and volunteers, so be sure to sign up early: Full Day, AM Half or PM Half options as listed, no exceptions on time. Your extra sessions will need to happen within your time parameter if you choose the half day option.
If you wish to be a volunteer in some capacity and help with food, clean-up, preparation in exchange for attendance, please contact me privately. I have a few spaces available.
When: Saturday, December 16, 2017
Where: Jenn’s Yoga Sanctuary at 947 Main Street, Village of Barboursville
Time: 8am to 8pm (with 8am-2pm and 2pm-8pm half day options)
Note: As space is limited, I do not offer refunds on advance reservation purchases unless someone can take your spot. I encourage you to gift your purchase to friends or family.
Jenn Brooks, Teacher: In the yoga I share, I teach others how to find and use their own tools such as awareness of movement, breath, sensation and thought to move beyond this denser place of mental clutter, belief, judgment and opinion to a deeper, more peaceful and lighter sense of ‘I’. It is from this place where we learn to navigate through our personal selves in a more authentic way, birthing our ‘Yes’, and generously sharing this authenticity in our community.
You can work with me privately, in open classes, or by attending a variety of experiential courses and workshops where I share these tools.
Jennifer McComas holds a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with an Early Childhood specialization and has been teaching for more than 23 years. She also has a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling with an additional certification in School Counseling.
Jennifer has completed a 200 hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training and Self Awareness program with her teacher Anna Pittman. She has received additional yoga training with Yoga for 12 step recovery, Trauma-informed Yoga, and Go Give Yoga kids Yoga. She is a Level 3 Reiki master and holds a certificate in Kolaimni Energy Healing.
Jennifer currently teaches 2nd grade for Cabell County Schools, where she also serves on the District trauma team. She teaches children’s yoga and Community Yoga at PeaceTree Wellness Center and leads a yoga class for stress reduction and relaxation for the teachers in her school.
Mary Jo Perdue, Registered Pharmacist for 33 years, private massage practice for 6 years, Director of Massage Therapy Program at Mountwest CTC (current, since 2012). Instruct classes in Pathology, Pharmacology, Kinesiology, Eastern Theory, Shiatsu and Spa Theory. Credentials – BS in Pharmacy (1976) from Ohio Northern Univ, LMT in WV since 2008, Reiki Master since 2008. Additional certifications in Bellanina facial massage, Bamboo Fusion massage, Hot Stone therapy. Also has studied EFT (Emotional Freedom technique), Spiritual Cross-Training and Aromatouch Technique/Essential Oils. Additionally over 250 hours of classes in various manual medicine modalities since 2009. Seeker of knowledge, justice and peace. Daily journalist for intuition and grounding. Novice of yoga. Lover of Nature. Creative painter. Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Friend.
Thea Vincenti is an independent Yoga Teacher and Massage Therapist who specializes in the Lymphatic system and is a Certified Lymphedema Therapist and Oncology Care Certified. Since childhood she has used her hands in touch to soothe her mother’s aching feet. Her mother knew she should have a career in therapeutic healing so she recommended Thea to do Massage Therapy. In 2002, at age 22 she began her journey on the path of healing arts. Thea attended the Blue Ridge School of Massage & Yoga in Blacksburg. There she graduated with her massage license and her first level 1 yoga teacher training. She practiced Ashtanga Vinyasa with teacher Jeff Tiebout for 7 years in a Mysore style of learning. In 2010 she continued learning yoga with teacher Anna Pittman of The Breathing Space and continues to be guided by her teacher to this day. There she learned about Self Awareness, Hatha yoga, and is currently in the process of earning a certificate in Transparency Coaching.
She has also studied and taught: Homeopathy, Herbalism, Qigong, Reflexology, Superfood for medicine, Shamanism, Restorative Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Yin Yoga, Children’s yoga, Senior yoga, Aqua yoga, Lymphatic yoga. She has over 1000 hours in yoga teacher trainings and will continue to be a lifelong student and teacher.
Thea choose Manual Lymphatic Drainage as her specialty due to its effective and gentle way into healing and detoxifying the body. Thea will present on her knowledge of the lymphatic system and how we can use simple yoga, qigong and natural remedies to keep this system moving and working optimally in everyday life.
Gloria Sage is a Program Coordinator for the WV Autism Training Center at Marshall University. She holds a BA and MA in Special Education and Early Childhood Education from Marshall and has taught special education from preschool to high school in South Carolina, West Virginia and Ohio schools. She also worked with the Birth to Three system for 10 years. During her time teaching, she recognized how family stressors affected the children with whom she worked and she developed an interest in helping families identify those stressors and develop strategies or routines to address them. In her current work with children and families with Autism Spectrum Disorders, she facilitates a process of Person-Centered Planning with the family to develop a life plan for the entire family. This addresses a range of needs, including how to reduce family stress and increase quality of life for not just the individual with autism, but for everyone in the family.
Gloria is a RYT 200 and received her teacher training from Anna Pittman in Blacksburg, VA. She teaches community yoga at PeaceTree Center in Huntington, WV and has taught children’s yoga and yoga for individuals with ASD and other developmental disabilities. She teaches workshops on the Chakra system and has studied energy medicine with Donna Eden (Eden Energy Medicine) and employs a number of energy medicine techniques. During the Retreat, Gloria will be providing Kolaimni sessions and/or Chakra clearing as taught by Donna Eden.
A regular practice of yoga, meditation, drumming, and walking helps keep Sheila McEntee’s life peaceful and balanced. Sheila is the founder and director of Drum n Fun, a Charleston, West Virginia-based company offering percussion programs and classes that encourage self-expression and promote well-being. Sheila has led drum circles and other rhythm events for many years. With support from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts, Sheila studied drum circle facilitation with Village Music Circles’ Arthur Hull and learned the “Health Rhythms” protocol, a research-based group drumming technique that can help with stress management and contribute to a heightened sense of well-being. She has also studied extensively with nationally known musician and master drum circle facilitator Jim Donovan. Sheila’s drumming classes offer soothing relaxation techniques, as well as exciting opportunities to play rhythms and to drum in community. Learn more about Sheila at www.drumnfunwv.com.
Travis Lemon is a Certified Herbalist that has worked in the health and wellness industry for over 14 years. Well-versed in medicinal herbs and nutritional supplements, Travis is a regular guest columnist for the Herald-Dispatch. Travis suggests that a healthy diet and lifestyle are as important as a good supplement plan. Join Travis as he discusses adrenal-supporting herbs and supplements that can help maintain a healthy stress response, balance cortisol levels, increase focus, and support a healthy mood. Travis’ easy-to-understand teaching style makes this is a great opportunity to get answers for your stress related concerns and suggestions on how to overcome them. Find Travis on Facebook to stay up-to-date with great information.
Sassa Wilkes is a 36 year old artist and art educator from Barboursville, WV. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture, a Master of the Arts in Art Education, and is an award-winning art educator with ten years of experience ranging from very young children to college level studio courses. Sassa is currently Program Director of /Māk/ Art Gallery and Community Studio, a new non-profit art Center that invites the community to participate in experimental art-making as well as academic atelier-style courses. In her personal studio, Sassa remains a passionate working artist with a consistent Gallery and public art presence. Her work blends experimental, contemporary practices in a variety of Media with realistic figures and portraiture, and explores her interest in neuroscience, philosophy, and psychology with a result that is often described as surreal. Sassa is dedicated to a daily life drawing practice. She lives and works in Barboursville with her family. See Sassa’s work at www.sassawilkes.com.
Nichole Webb, MA, LPC specializes in a holistic, mind-body approach to mental health counseling. She has over 15 years of experience helping others learn to manage stress, transition through life changes successfully, improve their relationships and successfully manage depression and anxiety. In her own personal quest for more peace and balance as a busy working mother, Nichole began studying mindfulness and became a Let Your Yoga Dance teacher and a facilitator of Dancing Mindfulness. She describes dancing in her classes as a way of “expressing your most passionate, powerful, joyous, & authentic self”. She is passionate about helping others achieve deeper levels of self-awareness and ultimately, a greater love and acceptance of themselves so that life can be lived more fully
Nichole works at her private practice, LiveWell Counseling & Wellness. She combines traditional talk therapy with other practices such as breathing tools, mindfulness, yoga and meditative inquiry to “quiet mind chatter” in order to receive the wisdom of deeper knowing or “heart intelligence”.
Charlotte Murphy will be joining us providing opportunity for Reiki or Kolaimni sessions and readings.
Experience healing and growth with Medium, Kolaimni, Reiki, & Shamanic Practitioner, and Fairyologist Charlotte Murphy. Services available include: Spiritual Readings with Angels, Faeries, Spirit Guides, Totem Animals, Ancestors, Loved Ones & Past Lives. House/Land/Personal Clearings of heavy energy/spirit attachments, Reiki and Shamanic Healing Treatments, and Workshops on psychic development, earth keeping, medicine wheels.