Donna Sica - Singing Bowl Meditations
Fourteen years ago, Donna Sica, experienced a Kundalini Awakening, through the "Reconnection". She embarked on a journey of working with and understanding her new gift of "Channeling." 3 months later, she was introduced to the "Chakra Crystal Bowls." Intuitively, she knew, that this chance invite was guiding her to the unfolding of her purpose.
She began offering a meditation in her home, once a week, to a community of twenty. "Our Community realized early on, as we expanded by leaps and bounds, the need for a gathering place whose purpose would be the nourishment of the Soul. September 2010, Soulful Awakenings came into fruition"...
"Each time the bowls sing, I sense the opening of others, the joy of connection, and the magnificent expression of vibration and light."
Love Is You...
Jacquie Grillion - Karuna Reiki Master Teacher - Certified IET, Rising Star and Crystal Healer
Jacquie is a registered Holy Fire II Karuna Reiki® Master Teacher through The International Center for Reiki Training and has been practicing and teaching Reiki for over 15 years. Jacquie is certified in IET, Rising Star Healing, and is also a certified Crystal Healer. In addition, she is also a trained counselor. As a trained counselor, she further understands the need to navigate through emotional and physical as well as spiritual issues.
"I've grown in effectiveness and understanding through my own struggles with hardships, and have learned that the real motivation and effort comes from within. That allows me to better support my clients to consciously face their fears and concerns, and use their life force energies to steadily make progress toward their goals."
"Trying new things helps us to grow and expand beyond our immediate perceived boundaries. I'm always learning and growing beyond what I thought was possible; and I love being able to see that happen with my clients."
Mary Christensen - Yoga Instructor
Mary began her yoga practice in 2007 after retiring from a 20+ year career as a Buyer and Product Development Manager for several National Speciality Retail stores. She credits Yoga with helping her to transition gracefully into this next phase of her life. Mary completed her 200 hour YogaWorks Teacher Training in March of 2011 and the 300 hour Yogaworks Advanced Teacher Training in August 2013.
She has also studied with Alan Finger, Jillian Pransky, Biff Mithoefer, Cyndi Lee and Julie Gudmestad. It has truly been an amazing journey as she continues to learn more about herself and the study of yoga everyday. Believing that it is important in our busy everyday lives to slow down, center yourself and just simply breath.
She enjoys teaching classes that create a safe space for her students allowing them to find sanctuary in their yoga practice.
Dawn Dayton - Yoga Instructor
Dawn is an Experienced 500 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance. She received her 200 hour yoga teacher certification from The Center for Health and Healing in Toms River, NJ in 2015 and her 300 hour advanced yoga teacher certification from Elevate Yoga in Hazlet, NJ in 2019. Dawn is also a New Jersey Licensed Massage Therapist having graduated from the Institute of Therapeutic Massage in Tinton Falls, NJ.
Dawn started practicing yoga in the late 1990’s as a way to make time for herself to renew, reflect and reconnect. As she adopted a regular yoga practice, she noticed the positive effects it was having on her mind and body creating a deeper sense of peace and connection. In 2014 she felt called to become a yoga teacher to share her peace and joy with others.
Dawn specializes in gentle, aligned yoga and her style is calm, mindful, and relaxed. Her compassionate, nonjudgemental approach creates a welcoming environment for anyone wanting to begin or continue a personal yoga practice. She encourages her student to connect to their uniqueness and let go one’s of things which do not serve one’s true self and purpose.
Dawn's belief is that “Love can change the world and we must first love ourselves to love others. As humans we have many layers of ego that can keep us distracted from loving ourselves and others. Having a yoga practice in our lives can help us to quiet the mind, connect to our true self and be a better person”. She also believes that yoga is for everyone.
Ellie - Ceremoniolist ...Life is a Ceremony and Ceremony is Life
Ellie has been a student of Native American...1st Nation People,,, teachings, traditions and ceremonies for about 40 years. She began this journey with her first teacher, Hope McCormick (Mountain Song Woman) and worked with her for 10 years, following the traditions of the Picuris Pueblo tribe. She was introduced to Joseph Rael (Beautiful Painted Arrow) a Picuris Medicine Man through Hope and was honored to sit in circle with him, as well as participate in his visionary dances...The Long Dance and The Feather Dance. She was given her Medicine name ...Medicine Drum Dancer...by Hope.
She also learned the ways of the Lakota People attending workshops and participating in ceremonies with 2 Lakota Medicine Women, Deioti and Oshuna. For the past 25 years,she has studied with her teacher, Brant Secunda, in the Huichol traditions. Although the traditions and teachings of all the 1st Nation People vary, they are all based on the teachings of the Medicine Wheel - The Sacred Hoop of Life.
"We stand together on the rim of the Sacred Hoop with all of creation...all that walk on Mother Earth, fly in the sky, crawl on the Earth, swim in the waters...all that is above and all that is below. In the center, is the Creator...the Divine...the Source of All Life. There is no beginning and no end to the Circle...it is infinite. We are all connected on the rim and nothing and no one is greater or lesser. The thread of life connects us to each other and that thread connects to the center...many hearts become One."
Ellie was given the gift of visioning and brings blessings to all using feathers and the sacred light of the fire. She shares her gifts and connections with all people and animals...honoring all of creation.
Aho Mitakuye Oyasin...All My Relations