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Interested in Facilitating at
Anahata’s Purpose 2022?

We are always looking for new diverse classes to be a part of the workshop line up. We welcome all kinds of classes and people from all communities and backgrounds to come share their knowledge with the Anahata’s Purpose Community. In making a safer space for all, we are able to become a more authentic community.

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Some classes from 2021

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Confronting the Shadow

Confronting the Shadow is an experiential workshop in which we dive deep into our unconscious to uncover repressed aspects of ourselves that tend to have more power over us than we are aware of.  Attendees will be guided through education of the Shadow, deeply reflective journal prompts, an explorative meditation journey and group processing.  It is only through integration of both our light and darkness that we can embody wholeness. 

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Wim hof method

During this workshop you will be instructing us through the Wim Hof Method- breathing, cold exposure and mindset practices. This practice is known to unlocking, unfolding and help one understanding their body’s true potential.

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The benefits of this method are endless.  Here are just a few... stress control, more energy, immune system boost, anti-inflammatory, better sleep, workout recovery, autoimmune disease relief, migraine relief, asthma management, increase in concentration, happiness, willpower, endorphins and creativity. The list just goes on and on! 

Group Hug

Making the World Safer for Transgender and Non-binary Folks

This workshop will cover some simple but important things you can do to support transgender and non-binary people in being safer and thriving in the world.  

Kristen O'Guin has been a Sexual Empowerment Coach and Sexuality Educator since 2005.  They work with individuals, partners, families, and ENM groups, and teach workshops and trainings they created. They help people get in touch with their authentic sexuality, and find their voice, and have more empowered, fulfilling experiences related to sexuality. They support people in integrating spirituality and sexuality, helping them connect with the wisdom of the body. Kristen is queer and agender, and any pronouns are ok to use for them. Before leaving for grad school, Kristen lived in Hawai’i for 14 years, living off the land and on alternative energy. There she was also an elementary school teacher at alternative schools, as well as working with teens in various capacities.  Kristen has an MEd in Human Sexuality Studies. Check out their offerings at www.kristenoguin.com.

Physiotherapy

Myofascial release

In this class students will learn different Myofascial Release techniques to aid with different pain and dysfunction from trauma and injuries we suffer throughout life. You will also learn some basic concepts around our energetic fields and how our energetic and physical forms work together. This course will give students a better understanding of who they are at their core being and deepen their ability to feel and connect.

Plant Based MAgic Workshop

  In this immersive workshop we will be combining the art of natural dying and ritual to create a space that is both healing and educational. Starting with a very quick intuitive writing exercise, diving into what we are trying to manifest, as well as what we are hoping to let go of.

We will then dive into the dying process learning about natural dyes and arranging organic materials onto our fibers. Once we have put our intentions on paper and prepared our fivers, the circle will be open for sharing our intentions and burning them one-by-one. We’ll then put the ashes into our adorned fibers and into the dye pot. This act will represent as a ritual to connect to our healing between the individual and the collective. Each participant will leave with an original hand-dyed square piece of plant-based magic!

Lauren Schwind is an artist living in Philly under the name Subnormalchild. She uses a multitude of magical skills such as drawing, painting, natural dyes while also working as a healer, exploring the modalities of tarot and Reiki. 

 

Insta @subnormalchild 

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Rhythmetrix

   Rhythmetrix uses Japaneses Drums (taiko) built in an African style, borrowed from an Australian rhythmic guru, to deliver high intensity rhythm based exercises, engaging meditation workshops, and fun rhythm classes right here in America! We unite music, movement, and mindfulness for an experience centered on wholesome wellness that can be tangibly measured and backed by concepts in neuroscience.

 Ephemeral Nature Art 

There are many forms of ephemeral art, but the term is usually used to describe a work of art that only occurs once, like a happening, and cannot be embodied in any lasting object to be shown in a museum or gallery. Ephemeral Nature Art is all about exploring - exploring interesting places, the things you find there, your own creative abilities. Our world is full of wonderful natural places and together during this workshop we will find some time and space to explore, collect natural materials that call to us, sculpt, paint, create, and generally let our collective imaginations run wild.

Bio: Jess Grill is a passionate outdoor enthusiast who has always spent her time climbing trees, in the ocean, hiking, and generally enjoying the outdoors. This led her into a field that develops her life pursuits into opportunities for others. She earned her Master’s in Biology from Miami University, focusing her thesis on Nature Play which encourages learning through play both in natural spaces and with natural materials, and has her Naturestart certification through Chicago Zoological Society. The aim is always to meet and learn in a playful way, cultivating a mutual state of curiosity. Jess believes that everybody of whatever age has the right to play outside, to be idle, to be wild, to joyous discovery and wonder. 

Social Media: @pinelandsinstitute 

meditation through archery

Meditation through archery will use a technique known as "Single Point Concentration". This allows the archer to refine their technique through the use of breathing, mental focus, and instinctive shooting. Being able to hit your target simply by looking at it while blocking out distractions yet simultaneously being aware of everything else that is going on around you. This increases spacial awareness while also accomplishing the task at hand. These techniques can be applied to everyday life and help with navigating your environment with confidence.
 

Bio: Tim Wills is a professional archer and bowyer with over 40 years of experience in the field. After picking up his first bow at the age of 4, then making his first bow at 9, he has been on a long and spiritual journey throughout the archery world. Tim has shot in and won many tournaments in his lifetime but his real passion is handcrafting bows and arrows using wood and other natural materials using traditional methods. This has lead to an intimate understanding of the physics of archery along with a personal connection to the earth from which these materials are derived. Focusing mostly on traditional and primitive archery has allowed for a deep connection with the art of archery. Tim's years in the industry have lead him to be able to consult on multiple projects regarding historical accuracy on television and in cinema. Most recently has been fabricating all of the Native American weaponry on the HBO series 'Westworld'.

* Website: www.warpatharchery.com
* Social Media: @warpatharchery

Tincture Making

Tincture making:

In this class we will walk through the steps of making a basic tincture with alcohol from harvesting the plant, to straining the tincture and bottling it for use. We will go over some safe and simple plants that would be great to work with in your first at home tincture making project. And you will learn the supplies you will need to do this. We will also discuss alcohol-free alternatives. And you will get a chance to sample some different tinctures created with different mediums.

Angela is a folk herbalist, tender of plants, and mother of two human children- Sage and Violet. She first began working with plants in 2013 and has been learning from then ever since. Angela is passionate about teaching others how to build relationships with plants and learn the plants that grow around them as a means of self-preservation, self-empowerment, and connecting with their ancestors and the ancestors of the land. She believes that working with plants to make simple remedies is our birthright. And can not only be accessible to all of us, but is a crucial part of caring for ourselves, our families, our communities and remaining in harmony with the earth.

Essential oils workshop

This program will provide insights on blending techniques, carrier oils, safety and oil properties through an interactive workshop. We will meditate and infuse intention and magic into our custom roll on blends in ceremony. This is a grounding practice. Oils and roller bottles will be provided. No prior knowledge necessary! 

 

Bio: 

Bijou Julia is a teacher and healer. As the soul behind Bijou Blessings, Bijou connects with varying spiritual beliefs and philosophies. Her yoga classes reflect the influences of Wicca, Hinduism, the Medicine Wheel and Christianity to name a few. Her craft includes herbalism, reiki, yoga and more. 

 

Bijou's Spiritual journey has evolved over many years. Her connection with the Earth stems from severe allergies to synthetics of all kinds. Over the course of 4 years, she earned her aromatherapy certification, reiki I & II, herbalism certification and 200 hour yoga teacher training from local Master Healers! Life-long learning builds health and happiness!

 

Maybe you have met Bijou at Anahata's Purpose, the Merchantville Market off Centre, Bridal Shows at the Boathouse or attended an event at Blue Moon Wellness Spa, Blissful Yoga, Soulflower Yoga, or the Venus Moon. Currently she holds space for sound and reiki healing monthly at Blue Moon Wellness and offers restorative yoga with reiki at Soulflower Yoga. In December 2019, Bijou released her book Chakra Yoga: A Guide to Interpret and Align Energy. This is a tool for daily check ins and reminders for yogis of any level. You can purchase the e-book for download!

 

You can find her at wellness events all over the Philly area. From lifestyle coaching to group sessions, she loves to empower her mentees. Bijou is elated to share her craft at Anahata's Purpose Rooted as we Grow! Connect with her to embrace your healing journey!

a breath within

 Together we will use a type of breath work mixed with music and environment to create a holotropic state of mind. The journey will take you deep within your subconscious to help you unravel/ unblock emotions that have been built up by past traumatic  experiences. You will take turns being a "breather" or a "sitter" partaking or helping.   

Bio: Andrew is a type of holistic health practioner who offers a combination of different alternative techniques that he has studied and put to practice. What separates him from other  practioner is a vitalistic approach, which is the foundation for his consultaitons. Together you will figure out the root of your complaint and develop a plan to strengthen your mind body and spirit. He mixes together the arts of breath work, herbal supplements and shamanic healing to create an evolutionary approach by helping you take control of your physical, mental and spiritual health.

Website- northernrootshealing.com

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Forging Your Fairytale

A Lesson in Manifestation: In this class will be taught authentic methods to truly understanding successful manifestation. Manifestation is one of the hottest topics within the spiritual community - often talked about but very rarely explained in a way that allows for practical and successful execution. There is so much more to creating the life that you desire than positive thoughts or daily mantras. In Forging Your Fairytale, she will teach us how.

Intro to Fusion Belly Dance

In this workshop, we will explore basic belly dance moves that you can incorporate in your current performance or use for your own movement practice. Belly dance is founded in MENAHT (Middle Eastern, North African, Hellenistic and Turkish) dance styles. We will learn the origins of these dances and various movements like shimmies, hip patterns, and undulations. Students will explore transitions to string movements together and dance together at Anahatas Purpose. Come dance with us!

Jewelissa has been a creative multi hyphenate since she was young. Creativity has always been a spiral path of self-discovery and empowerment in her life, and she loves to share art that unifies community and encourages expression with others. She has experimented in various forms of acting and performance styles for over 15 years. This includes studying clown, long-form improvisation, short-form improvisation, and dramatic acting. Currently, she performs solo as a fusion belly dancer, flow, and fire artist in the greater Philadelphia area. She has her own fire fusion dance troupe named the WildFyres (IG: @the_wildfyres), along with performing in Yareli Urbina's troupe, Las Serpientas. Follow Jewelissa on instagram for more flow, creativity, and mental health @jewelissa.  

Yin Yoga

Yin is a passive style of yoga that intends to promote introspection, creative insights, intuitive guidance & deep stretching to the joints & connective tissues within the body. We hold poses for minutes at a time which will provide a deep release to denser parts of the body. Carleena's style of teaching yin blends wisdom from Traditional Chinese Medicine, Eastern philosophy, story-telling, guided meditation & leaving plenty of room for stillness within. This class is accessible to all souls and there is no experience necessary. You will leave feeling lighter, clearer & perhaps even with clarity & inspiration! Bring your yoga mat & any other props that lend you comfort like blocks, a yoga blanket & bolster, socks, crystals & essential oils.

Ecstatic DAnce - Dance MEdicine Philly

This is a dance as you wish, safe space, absolutely everyone is welcome event.  We encourage no talking on the dance floor while we are in the flow of the event. This is organized by a group of dance and movement enthusiasts who want to build community through dance and appreciation for healthy living.This community and experience fosters both indivdual and collective growth. 

Chakra Yoga Workshop

This informational Yoga practice will clear and balance the Chakras through yoga poses, pranayama, essential oils, visualization, chant and affirmations. You will gain an understanding of each Chakra’s personality and techniques to work with each one. Bijou will guide meditation and interactive practices. Bring a journal to support this intensive journey! Amazing for beginners and great reminders for advanced yogis!

Crystal Bowl Sound Healing

This sound healing will activate every cell of your body to a higher frequency and will balance each layer of the self. With softly played quartz crystal singing bowls, shamanic drumming, chimes, ocean drums, and the hand pan, your emotional & mental bodies can get a break and drift away into relaxation. This is a guided sound healing meditation that will support the reprogramming of old & outdated limiting beliefs with affirmations of hope, creativity, connection & spiritual unity. Bring your yoga mat & any other props that lend you comfort like pillows, blankets, eye pillows, crystals & essential oils.

Aura Cleansing Class

We've all been there. The weight on our shoulders. The unknown twist in the gut. That "funk"We tend to forget that we have the tools to clear that fog that is clogging our auras, sometimes even forgetting about the existence of our auras altogether. But they are always there, around everyone and everything. It is our job to clean the clutter! You will learn about auras, what they are, how to detect /sense/see them, and most importantly, how to cleanse them. You will understand the valuable tools that are readily available to you in every breath, and how to use them at a moments notice. Whether you're well versed in the topic or merely curious, this class is recommended for you.
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Crystal Grids

Crystal Grids are powerful instruments for manifestation! They synergistically combine the healing properties of crystals, sacred geometry, and the power of your intentions to create an enhanced energetic experience! In this hands-on workshop we will discuss the basics of crystal grids, go over suggested crystal shapes for gridding, and learn how to take your crystal gridding to the next level with activation!

Herbalism Self Care

In this class we will go over ways you can incorporate herbal medicine into your daily selfcare routine as well as adding new rituals. We will learn how plants can help us take care of everything from anxiety, fatigue, pain, common colds, minor cuts, fertility, child care, and more. We will focus on a few key safe and effective herbs and the 2 most simple ways to incorporate plants in your everyday life, herbal tea infusions and herbal oils. Please bring a cup to this workshop as we may be tasting some teas.

Angela is a folk herbalist, tender of plants, and mother of two human children- Sage and Violet. She first began working with plants in 2013 and has been learning from then ever since. Angela is passionate about teaching others how to build relationships with plants and learn the plants that grow around them as a means of self-preservation, self-empowerment, and connecting with their ancestors and the ancestors of the land. She believes that working with plants to make simple remedies is our birthright. And can not only be accessible to all of us, but is a crucial part of caring for ourselves, our families, our communities and remaining in harmony with the earth.

Manifesting your PAssion into a business

This two hour intensive will give you all the insight you need on how to build your passion into a business. You know that thing you really want to make your full time "gig" but you don't know where to start. Or maybe you have started your holistic business but may feel stuck.

 

This class will give you the steps you need to take on how to make your business an abundant exchange in the universe. Break down goals and also build empowerment and become your own cheerleader.

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Embodied Being

Embodied Being is a Mindfulness & Shadow work workshop that teaches elements of the four agreements, Mastery of self-love & the power of Light Language Codes. In this workshop you will learn ways to use Light Language Codes as a manifestation tool. You will gain knowledge about shadow work & how to embrace the shadow. Learning manifestation ritual and the importance of creating sacred routines. You will experience during this workshop a meditation, soul card spread & doing a creative art response. 

Funky YOGA Dance

Groove, stretch and breathe to the best funk music ever recorded! Funky Yoga Dance combines easy, upbeat dance moves with classic yoga poses. The vibe is super fun and playful. Great for beginners and all bodies. Come smile and sweat with us! You are welcome here.

BIO

Mary "Mare Bear" DiMeglio is a lifelong dancer, yogini and global explorer. Founder and director of Mishana Yoga & Wellness in Philadelphia, certified to share Yoga, Dance, Coaching, and Reiki, with training in trauma-sensitive Yoga for Recovery. I'm thrilled to guide you to wellness through the world's oldest spiritual practices. Let’s inspire each other!
www.mishanayoga.com/about-mary