Workshops and Events

Be Well Studios is a community of instructors, practitioners and students in the active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward healthy, fulfilling lives. We practice and study together for the purpose of self-awareness, well-being, and spiritual awakening. 

Naturopatic Strategies for Self-Care: Autoimmune Diseases

March 24 and 31, 1 to 2:30 pm; $40

There are many different naturopathic approaches to autoimmune disease that can be effective, including diet, food-sensitivity testing and supplements. All of them involve putting the patient in charge of his or her own healthcare.  The best modality of care for autoimmune patients is a cooperative approach between MDs and NDs to determine the root cause of the disease and then treat the resulting effects.  Registration is requested.

Osho Dynamic Meditation

Second Friday of each month, 6:30 to 7:30 pm; $15 pre-register.

This meditation is a vigorous, intense and thorough way to break old, ingrained patterns in the body and mind. A playful method of meditation that gets you into a state of bliss and connects you to the world around you. Healthy heart and lungs are required to participate. Each workshop is limited to 8 participants ($15 pre-register; $20 drop-in, if space allows). 

Energy Basics for Caregivers

Saturday, April 11 (9am to 4pm); $60

Energy work can help your clients relax.  It can reduce stress, balance the body, or alleviate pain.  This one-day introduction to sensing and using energy will provide a basic overview of theories of energy healing and the human energy system.  You will learn and practice simple techniques which you can use in regular contacts with your clients, or in any formal or informal caregiving setting, as well as for your own self-care.  Participants remain fully clothed and your hands are the only essential equipment.  Basic energy techniques can be used by parents and other family caregivers, massage therapists, health care providers, and chaplains and pastors.  

Yoga & Ayurveda for Migraine Relief

Thursday, April 16, 4 to 6 pm

In this 2-hour workshop, you will discover how your body type and lifestyle make you vulnerable to migraines and how to Integrate the ancient, complimentary therapeutic techniques of yoga and Ayurveda with your current healthcare modalities. Facilitated by Shreejan Sita, Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist. $30 pre-register ($40 drop-in).

Reiki Level 1

Saturday, April 18, 9 am to 2 pm; $125

Obtain your Reiki Certification at Be Well Studios with Reiki Master Teacher Jackie Drake. To be certified as a Reiki Master, participants must complete three levels (or degrees) of certification.  In our traditional Usui First Degree Reiki (Level 1) class, participants will learn about Reiki, Reiki history and how Reiki works. We will also explore treatment techniques for self and others, receive Level 1 Attunement, and participate in a group Reiki practice session. $125. Registration is required.

Reiki Level 2

Saturday, May 9, 9 am to 2 pm; $175

Obtain your Reiki Certification at Be Well Studios with Reiki Master Teacher Jackie Drake. To be certified as a Reiki Master, participants must complete three levels (or degrees) of certification.  In our traditional Usui Reiki Level 2 class, participants will learn about the Reiki symbols, receive a Level 2 attunement, and participate in a group Reiki practice session. $175. Registration is required.

Natuopathic Strategies: Gut Health, Part 1

September 22 and 29; 1 to 2:30 pm; $40

The incredible complexity of the gut and its importance to our overall health is a topic of increasing research in the medical community. Numerous studies in the past two decades have demonstrated links between gut health and the immune system, mood, mental health, autoimmune diseases, endocrine disorders, skin conditions, and cancer. Registration is requested.

Naturopathic Strategies for Self-Care: Gut Health, Part 2

October 20 and 27; 1 to 2:30 pm; $40

We will continue learning about how pathogenic microbes take hold of our GI tract and overall health.  We will discuss how to determine and address the root cause of gut issues rather than focusing on symptom management. Registration is requested.

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