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2023 Community Education Classes

Our community classes are open to the public. I hope you will join us in 2023 for personal enrichment and transformative education with one of our workshops or seminars.

Living Into The Life You Desire

January 14, 2023

(Concord, NC)

Envision you are living your most meaningful life.  Hone in on that vision and imagine:  how do you feel?  Those feelings are your guides…Living into the Life You Desire is an experiential workshop designed to provide a supportive space for you to be still and listen to the stirrings in your heart.  Through somatic engagement, guided practice, meditation, and journaling, you will have the opportunity to tap into your inner wisdom, and the support to step into your desired life.

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 transformative 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 transformative education for the past 27 years.  She grew up in the southern Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina and moved away for 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 materials and lunch)

Saturday 9:30 – 2:30

 

 

The Seven Healing Chakras and The Endocrine System Level I

Concord, NC

Friday – Sunday,  March 3-5,   Registration Deadline:  Friday, February 17

Oak Island, NC

Location:  Hearts and Sol Wellness

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

$425

9:30-5:30

Friday/Saturday/Sunday

The Seven Healing Chakras and The Endocrine System Level I

Concord, NC

Location:  GreenLeaf Farms

 

Friday – Sunday, March 31 – April 1,   Registraion Deadline:  March 17

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

$425

9:30-5:30

Friday/Saturday/Sunday

The Seven Healing Chakras and The Endocrine System Level 1

Lansing, NC

Friday – Sunday, June 2-4    Registration Deadline:  Friday, May 19

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

$425

9:30-5:30

Friday/Saturday/Sunday

The Seven Healing Chakras and The Endocrine System Level II

Lansing, NC

September 10 and 11  Registration Deadline: Friday, August 26
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

$395

9:30-5:30

The Essentials of Essential Oils

Lansing, NC

August 19 and 20   Registration Deadline:  Friday, August 4
Location: Lansing, 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

$300

Saturday 9:30 – 5:30

Sunday 9:30 – 1:30