1-1 work allows us to walk through the steps of inner healing with care and precision. This work accesses Western psychotherapy, mind-body practices such as somatic practices, breathwork, yoga and simple awareness techniques to explore and integrate your experience in the most organic way possible. These approaches are simple and empowering. Many people find they begin to use these practices independently in their own lives as their healing naturally becomes more self-directed. This work seeks to access the deepest root of the issue, rather than only address symptoms. As those roots become clear and expressed, there is often tremendous release of deep-seated patterns and long-held patterns in the mind and body, often including relief of symptoms.
Meetings are held via Skype, phone and in-person in Bellingham, WA.
We start exactly where you are, as you are. Some of our time is spent talking, similar to therapy. I will introduce you to using awareness and felt sensation to start an inner dialogue. Don't know how to do that? Don't worry. That's what we learn together. Already have some practice? We will build on this together to deepen awareness. Our work evolves as needed from here. Always, you are supported at your current ability.
In our work, you receive the benefit of working with a trained psychotherapist, as well as mind-body teacher. Perhaps more importantly, I've spent years diligently engaging in my own inner work. I know what it's like to face a difficult inner landscape. I know how hard it can be to see our own patterns. I do not know how to heal you. Only you know this, truly. What I can offer is the presence and guidance of someone who has walked this road and has full confidence in the power of awareness and listening to catalyze deep well-being.
Sessions available for couples. Available via Skype, phone and in-person in Bellingham, WA. Various options for work including very short-term and long-term.
Reach out for a complementary 30-minute phone session to. If the fit is good on both ends, we can discuss a plan for working together.
* This work is not a substitute for medical care or mental health crisis intervention. During our phone consult, we will discuss the limitations of this work which does include acute crisis. I do not prescribe medication. With that being said, this work can be tremendously helpful for complex issues like trauma, better understanding or redefining psychological diagnoses, finding the emotional roots of physical pain, addictive behavior and extreme anxiety. You have the capacity to start to direct your own healing. This is what we discuss together.
Healing involves bringing the scattered parts of ourselves into a unified place. Breathwork, yoga, meditation and relaxation encourage us back toward wholeness.
Yoga shows us a practice that touches us mind, body and spirit. While many envision flexible people in advanced postures, this is not the case. The only requirements for practicing yoga are curiosity and commitment to try.
Jess teaches yoga in traditional studios, mental health settings, universities and private instruction.
She travels to teach modules on psychological awareness for yoga teacher training and meditation programs.
1st & 3rd Mondays :: 7-8:30pm :: @ Center for Mindful Use, Bellingham WA
Space to Rest, Relax & Repair in Body, Mind & Heart. Guided Stretching and Relaxation for All Bodies.
Learning to relax deeply can fundamentally change our life.
Softness in the body can often lead to softness in the mind. Spending regular time in relaxed states restores us to a more natural rhythm in movement, thought, feeling and presence. In this class, we will spend time on the floor on mats making shapes with the body and breath that encourage release. Discover new ways to feel good and encourage natural healing.
Bring Your Own Exercise/Yoga Mat and towel or blanket
Dress comfy. No Experience necessary Free & Donation-based // Come as You Are
"This class brings me back into my body."
“I feel more relaxed than I have in a long time.”
1st & 3rd Wednesdays :: 7:30-9 :: @ Center for Mindful Use in Bellingham, WA
Awareness and Rest are key aspects to well-being. Join this all-levels class focusing on Yin yoga postures and deep rest meditation. Yin yoga is a series of postures on the ground held for 2-5 minutes, a combination of deeper stretch and restorative shapes. Deep rest is a form of meditation taken lying down with a focus on allowing the body, mind and heart to soften and receive. Expect teachings and centered guidance throughout the practice. Suitable for beginners, advanced and in-betweens.
Saturdays :: 10-11:30 am :: Center for Mindful Use in Bellingham, WA
HEY THERE, FRIEND,
- Interested in learning the basic science of yoga?
- Curious to deepen your practice, but don't know where to go next?
- Overwhelmed by the thought of attending a yoga class on a weekday?
THEN GET YOURSELF TO THIS CLASS! IT'S PERFECT FOR YOU!
SATURDAY YOGA is a yoga class for everyday people interested in learning the pure practice and discipline of yoga. It is a safe, welcoming space to discover and learn about yoga using simple language, accessible postures (w/ room for play!) and tangible, practical tools to help expand your everyday life.
Whether you consider yourself a beginner, master or in-betweener, SATURDAY YOGA earnestly unpacks this most ancient of sciences in a way that's practical, personal and easy to understand.
We don't use big words, big concepts or complicated postures. We don't water it down. We don't bother with weekdays.
SATURDAY YOGA's teachings are simple, direct, and to the point.
Lots of people think they can't "do" yoga, but yoga is not a thing you "do." It is an experience you discover. SATURDAY YOGA will assist you in getting (yourself) there, one step, one limb, at a time.
Come melt into the open and tender space of rest.
We often believe that the blessings of life come through great struggle. So often, our effort becomes pushing and then exhaustion. Rest calls us toward deeper life that cultivates flow, simplicity and trust. Beyond physical rest, we find that our mental, emotional and spiritual layers can also relax, center and trust the flow of life. We begin to merge with the Source of our Being.
Join me in this 2 hr workshop exploring rest as a spiritual practice that nourishes a relationship with life with less struggle and greater ease. Discover how rest can support well-being, meditation and spiritual path. Expect heart-centered teachings, gentle asana and a guided rest meditation. Dress for comfort and bring a scarf to cover the eyes while resting.
Oahu :: YogaLoft Hawaii :: July 23 5-7pm :: www.yogalofthawaii.com for more details
Pacific Northwest Teaching & Kirtan Tour with Aimee Wilson :: May 29- June 4 www.riverhome.us for more details
Motherheart Yoga :: Philadelphia :: Dec. 6 12-3 www.motherheartstudio.com for more details
Studio 34 :: Philadelphia, PA :: Dec. 5, 2015 1-4pm Pay-What-You-Can www.studio34yoga.com for more details
private sessions available upon request
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