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2021 Community Education Classes

Our community classes are open to the public. We hope you will join us in 2021 for some personal enrichment with one of our workshops. Our workshops are scheduled to be LIVE, however, Covid continues to be part or our everyday landscape and with this in mind we will monitor conditions at the time classes are scheduled and determine whether they will be live or virtual.

What is the Life that Wants to Live in Me?

Saturday, January 16      Registration Deadline:  Friday, January 8

Over the course of the past year, the world has been in great transition.  That transition has led us to reflect upon not only our values and lives, but who we are and who we want to be.  It is time to access our Emotional GPS, to navigate the way forward and recalculate our destinies.  What is The Life That Wants to Live In Me is a workshop designed to provide sacred space for you to be still and listen deeply to the yearnings in your heart.  Through experiential learning you will have the opportunity to access your inner wisdom and clarify your desired ways of being which will support your pathway to alignment.

Instructors:

Jessica Williams

A deep desire to help students find their paths and fulfill their dreams led Jessica to work in education, where she has over 19 years of experience. In her role as an Authentic Leadership Coach, Jessica serves as a warm, empathic thought-partner who deeply listens, intuitively questions, and compassionately challenges those who are seeking in discerning and trusting their inner wisdom. She is passionate about her work as a facilitator of heart-centered workshops and a curator of purposeful journeys around the world.

A graduate of Dickinson College and Rollins College with additional training from Raleigh Coaching Academy and Wake Forest Center for Integrative Medicine, Jessica is a student of yoga, meditation, and subtle energy who embraces a holistic approach to creating an inspired life.

Rene Shuford

Rene’s great passion is to support education and teachers in an authentic leadership role no matter the framework.  René is a Somatic Educator and Therapist, speaker, writer and community creator/organizer.  She is the founder and president of Blue Ridge Healing Arts Academy, a living and learning center for mindbody medicine and holistic education for the past 25 years.  She grew up in the southern Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina and moved away for the last 30 years but has now returned and is trying her hand at homesteading in a small rural mountain town close to her childhood home.   She loves domestic and international travel, biodynamic gardening and of course her beloved animals.

A graduate of Appalachian State University in Boone, NC she began a career in print and advertising management and then transitioned into education.  She has additional trainings from NC A&T University and the Therapeutic Massage Training Institute.  

$125 (includes lunch)

Saturday 9:30  – 2:00

 

 

The Essentials of Essential Oils

April 13 and 14  Registration Deadline: Friday, March 29
Location: Concord, NC

In The Essentials of Essential OIls students will learn about the history of oils and Aromatherapy as well as basic terminology, safety precautions and the methodology of application.  In addition, product quality will be discussed along with basic chemistry and why essential oils work the way they do.  We will explore the connection between mindbodyspirit using the Chakra System as a guide.  Students will create a Home Apothecary Kit to take with them as well as experience numerous oils in class.

Upon successful completion of this class the student will be able to:

  • Define Aromatherapy and essential oils
  • Demonstrate safe product usage
  • Discuss how oils are applied
  • Create an home apothecary to take home

$275

Saturday 9:30 – 5:30

Sunday 9:30 – 1:30

 

Cultivating a Teacher

May 3  Registration Deadline: Friday, April 12
Location: Lansing, NC

Cultivating A Teacher is a unique 70-hour Teacher Training Living and Learning Program that offers an array of enriching education strategies that will benefit teachers with a desire to promote positive growth and to create an interactive community. If you wish to learn how to create a successful holistic classroom or workshop, this class is for you. Upon completion of this multi-dimensional learning experience, the participant will be able to:

•Create and maintain a sacred learning space

•utilize meditation skills for personal and classroom use

•Identify and effectively manage the beginning, middle and ending relationship in an educational process

•Recognize and explore relationships within an interactive community

•Understand and implement the concept of personal power and prosperity consciousness as a tool for daily living

•Explore and unleash their creative potential

•Create effective lesson plans and innovative self-awareness activities

•Demonstrate dynamic presentation skills

•Speak their authentic voice

•Identify the seven learning styles and implement personal instruction for each

•Grasp the importance of right communication and extinguish communication chaos

•Develop skills for unlocking the inner wisdom of intuition

•Embrace their vital essence through spirit and self actualization

Classes meet Friday/Saturday the month of April and then one Friday a month until November from 9:30 am – 5:30 pm on the following dates:  May 3 and 4,  May 5, June 14, July 12, August 16, September 13, October 11 and November 8.    Students are required to purchase two texts for the class: The Courage To Teach by Parker Palmer and The Seven Healing Chakras by Dr. Brenda Davies. Both titles are available at Amazon and most bookstores.

$1795 (Payment Plan Available)

9:30-5:30 / 70 CEUs

 

The Seven Healing Chakras and The Endocrine System Level I

April 16 – 18   Registration Deadline: Friday, April 2
Location: Concord, NC

The Seven Healing Chakras is a journey into the energetic healing components of the Chakra System, an ancient system of healing born out of Ayurvedic Medicine, a system that heals with natural foods, movement, sleep and herbs. We will discuss the history of the chakras as well as its evolution into western medicine. The Chakra System (pronounced Ch as in church) is a system that can be used in any work or personal environment to elevate the integrity of the work and raise the atmosphere’s vibrational level. We will focus on our relationship with security, relationships, personal power, compassion and love, truth-telling and becoming our authentic selves, listening to our intuition and connecting to our spirit. Learn what areas of the mindbody are strong for you and which areas hold a weakness pattern. Within each chakra there is a connection to specific mindbody conditions and the root cause of them. This course is multi-dimensional and experiential and it requires an extensive amount of innerpersonal work . Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:

  • Define the Chakra System and its’ properties
  • Explore, evaluate and discuss the connection between the Chakra System and the healing process for the mindbody
  • Explore, create and demonstrate Chakra assignments that will enhance each Chakra’s wellbeing
  • Explore and Intregrate the main theme of each Chakra into a working system with activities and assignments
  • Identify and name the anatomical systems and organs that are in each Chakra
  • Recognize the emotional impact of each Chakra on the mindbody employing artistic experiments and scientific knowledge

$385

9:30-5:30

The Seven Healing Chakras

June 7 – 9  Registration Deadline: Friday, May 24
Location: Lansing, NC

The Seven Healing Chakras is a journey into the energetic healing components of the Chakra System, an ancient system of healing born out of Ayurvedic Medicine, a system that heals with natural foods, movement, sleep and herbs. We will discuss the history of the chakras as well as its evolution into western medicine. The Chakra System (pronounced Ch as in church) is a system that can be used in any work or personal environment to elevate the integrity of the work and raise the atmosphere’s vibrational level. We will focus on our relationship with security, relationships, personal power, compassion and love, truth-telling and becoming our authentic selves, listening to our intuition and connecting to our spirit. Learn what areas of the mindbody are strong for you and which areas hold a weakness pattern. Within each chakra there is a connection to specific mindbody conditions and the root cause of them. This course is multi-dimensional and experiential and it requires an extensive amount of innerpersonal work . Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:

  • Define the Chakra System and its’ properties
  • Explore, evaluate and discuss the connection between the Chakra System and the healing process for the mindbody
  • Explore, create and demonstrate Chakra assignments that will enhance each Chakra’s wellbeing
  • Explore and Intregrate the main theme of each Chakra into a working system with activities and assignments
  • Identify and name the anatomical systems and organs that are in each Chakra
  • Recognize the emotional impact of each Chakra on the mindbody employing artistic experiments and scientific knowledge

$385

9:30-5:30