Then the practitioner prepares themselves for the session, usually in a silent, meditative state, by calling on their allies and helping spirits, as well as the patient’s, to begin to receive information and instructions about what is needed in that particular healing.
Depending on the guidance they receive they may take any number of approaches to the healing, using a variety of shamanic tools for the job. This typically includes some combination of feathers, rattles, drums, tobacco, crystals, bells, essential oils, as well as light touching and/or massage. Commonly the practitioner will sing, whistle, or hum traditional healing songs during the session. Since most issues come from energy becoming “stuck” somewhere in the body, the most common approach is to use these tools and techniques to restore the flow and movement of energy throughout the body.
The effects of a shamanic healing vary from session to session. They are often quite powerful, and a noticeable shift may take place during or directly after the session. The effects can also be more subtle, and take longer to integrate, sometimes days or weeks, allowing you to heal in a more gentle and natural way that you may notice physically, or through changing attitudes, beliefs, thoughts, feelings, and desires.
David Dormon is a trained shamanic healing practitioner who has been working with the Power Path School of Shamanism in Santa Fe, NM, since 2010. He has also trained with the Shipibo tribe in the upper Amazon, as well as the Huichol in Mexico. He runs Home Sweet Healing, a private healing practice in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. David brings great joy, humor, warmth, and sensitivity to his practice as he works with clients from all walks of life to restore, realign, and reconnect them to their hearts and to their higher selves.
Saturday May 4, 10:30am-12pm
Ayurveda holds the secret to being a healthier and happier person. It’s comes down to self care: not the rare yoga class or juice cleanse or facial kind of self care, but the day to day way in which we take care of ourselves. It’s simple, intuitive, and feels oh so good.
In this workshop, you’ll learn what ayurveda is (imagine a body of wisdom that tells you exactly what to do and what not to do to for a healthy body and mind!) and some of its most important self care rituals, including:
How to wake up with better energy
The key to better digestion
How to cleanse and nourish the sense organs - from tongue scraping to eye baths
All are welcome — ayurveda is really and truly meant for all!
About Julie Bernier
Julie Bernier teaches women the art of self-care so that they feel their healthiest and happiest in their own unique bodies. This holistic approach to individualized wellness is rooted in the ancient Indian knowledge of ayurveda: a system of healing and way of life which explains that our wellbeing blossoms when we align ourselves with nature. Julie is a registered Ayurvedic Practitioner and Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist with the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA) as well as a Certified Massage Therapist. She studied each of these modalities in the US and straight from the source in India.
Ayurvedic Face Lift Massage is a hour long, holistic, anti-aging technique composed of acupressure, Swedish massage, yoga, lymphatic drainage, and energy balancing polarity therapy.
Expect to retrain your muscles to a more youthful state by connective tissues being relaxed, marma points (vein super highways) refreshed through acupressure, collagen regrowth stimulated, toxins and lymph drained and muscles unwound and lifted effectively. This divine service combines outer beauty with inner balance to create a natural face lift whilst soothing the entire nervous system.
12-7p, Every Thursday
60 minute - $220 // 90 minute - $330
* tax included in booking prices*