Workshops

A gathering of upcoming workshops and community offerings

I look forward to being in community together and cultivating somatics wellness!

Archetypal Yoga: Exploring and Coming into Relationship with Archetypal Energies

In-Person Workshop at Copper Beech Institute with Cacky Mellor and Elana Kaufman 
December 10, 2022 10:00 AM - December 10, 2022 05:00 PM

Through our practice, we will explore an archetype, related mythology, and a companioning embodiment and yoga practice to drop into our bodies and connect with the collective.  

From a Jungian perspective, archetypes are universal patterns of energies that mirror and influence human behavior. For example, the archetype of the Caregiver encompasses not only your personal experiences with caregivers and caregiving in your life but extends to all ways that caregiving shows up in our collective and throughout history. From a psychological perspective, we all contain facets and reflections of the full repertoire of archetypes. From yogic philosophy, we can utilize the practices of Yoga to “yoke” our individual being to the collective experience of these archetypal energies.  

As we all contain a universe of multitudes, we have the ability to cultivate intentional relationships with these powerful energies. Why would we want to do this? By coming into conscious relationship with archetypal energies we can connect with the powerful universal life force energies that they possess and can begin to integrate towards wholeness in mind, body, soul, and community. Tending to archetypes is also a beautiful practice of engaging the symbiotic relationship between the micro and the macro; “as without, so within, as above, so below” - The Egyptian Book of the Dead.  

 

Archetypes explored may include, but are not limited to:  
- The Child/Innocent  
- The Caregiver  
- The Sage 
- The Peaceful Warrior  
- The Lover 
- The Jester  

Together we will learn techniques including:  
- Pranayama: Breath & life force awareness  
- Agni Sara: “Fire Essence” breath and body work  
- Yoga Asana (Postural Yoga)  
- Yoga Nidra: Guided yogic sleep  
- Active Imagination 
- Embodied Relationality  

Skills that we will develop together:  
- Intentional cultivation of archetypal energy  
- Tending to archetypal energy within Self and the collective 
- Self & group witnessing 
- Embodied Inquiry  
- Conscious empowerment 

Tuition:
$125 – covers all the expenses of the program and supports others who cannot afford to attend
$95 – covers most of the expenses of the program
$75 – covers some of the expenses of the program

Nourishing the Depths

Weekend Retreat at Copper Beech Institute with Cacky Mellor and Elana Kaufman 
March 31, 2023 05:00 PM - April 02, 2023 01:00 PM

This is an opportunity to rest and nourish the depths of your mind, body, and soul in community. Join us on this retreat where we will cultivate a sacred space of nourishment and replenishment.

Together we will explore restorative self-care practices, such as; restorative yoga, self-massage, kirtan and sacred song, creative expression, introduction to medicinal tea ceremony, optional reiki, community conversation, and connection. We promise there will be lots of play and laughter along the way! Come fill your cup!

Together we will learn techniques including: 
- Restorative Yoga
- Expressive Arts
- Somatic Experiencing techniques such as orientation, resourcing, titration, and pendulation
- Embodied Journaling practice
- Play!
- Tea Ceremony

Skills that we will develop together:  
- The ongoing practice of rest -Releasing guilt and shame around self-care
- Holistic awareness of cultivating balance in your daily life
- Expanding our self-care skills and practices

Tuition:
$250.00 Plus Accommodations

Accommodation Options:
Commuter - $132
Private Room, Hall Bath - $250
Private Bedroom, Private Bath - $540

what clients are saying about SE

As someone who’s been to a number talk therapists and found little benefit, I was skeptical of any other sort of therapy.

 

However, my stress and anxiety can grow out of control sometimes and I had faith that Cacky could help. I worked with Cacky on specific situations in my life including IBS and frustration with my career.

 

Cacky was amazing and catered to the scenarios and issues I presented to her. I was relieved to realize that Cacky’s approach is much different from talk therapy. It’s difficult to explain how it works exactly but it’s much more focused on the body and the body’s reaction to your thoughts and feelings.

 

Sure enough, after only one session with Cacky, I had the confidence at work that I had been looking for and I was promoted to a new position within a few weeks.

 

I know this sounds cheesy but Cacky truly knows what she’s doing and she can help you.

-Emma, CT, USA

 

I’ve been through more than a handful of different approaches to talk therapy, but nothing as powerful as even a single SE session.

 

I’ve gone into each session composed and disconnected from my emotional and physical self, just from the rush of life, sure that I’ll be in the same state when we wrap up.

 

Each session though, I’ve delved viscerally into body and mind into depths I didn’t even know were there and each time it has surprised and recentered me in an incredibly powerful way.

 

If you have the opportunity to engage in an SE session with Cacky and entrust yourself to her kind, present, empathic guidance, you will without a doubt deepen the experience of your personal growth and your mind/body connection.

 

- Tessa, CT, USA

If you have any questions or if you are interested in booking a somatic experiencing session with me, please kindly use the contact form here.

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