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Energy in Motion, Energy in Stillness

IMG_0900In this yoga class we will explore the energetic body through movement, stillness, visualization, touch, sound, and scent, using awareness to identify and experience how energy moves in yoga and healing practices. Employing both internal and external senses, we will open blocked energy channels, strengthen the inner gaze, and find restoration and release by candlelight.
Offering this class twice in August. Join us Saturday 8/16 or 8/23, from 3p to 5p. Space is limited to 6 students per session. Suggested donation starts at $25, all proceeds will be donated to Make The World Better, a foundation dedicated to improving parks and recreational areas with the intent to provide Philadelphia youth a safer, active, more enjoyable experience.
Taught by Ashley Renee Wagner and Holly Arace.



Learn the art, methods and essentials of making your own botanical extracts (tinctures) and salves facilitated by Herbalist Ryen Eggleston, practicing herbalist of 15 years and co-founder of Tucson Herb Store.

This two hour class will cover the methodology of tincture making; including fresh and dry plant extracts & glycerines, salve making from beginning to end including in depth discussions of the plants and their uses (material medica).

Each participant will leave a 1oz salve of their very own and an enriching skill set to integrate to your lives!
When: Sunday, August 10th, from 10:30-12:30
Cost: $35
About the teacher: Ryen Eggleston had been a practicing herbalist for 15 year.  He studied under Michael Cottingham, Michael Moore, and Erica Roundtree.Space is limited!  To reserve your spot, email:

Infant Massage Classes

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Infant Massage is a positive interaction that cultivates love, compassion, respect, and well-being for infants and children through touch. Early Development aspects influenced by touch are communication, motor skills, socialization, self-help and cognition.


There are many benefits for both child and parent, for example- 

Benefits for child:

  • enhances child development
  • more relaxed restful sleeping patterns
  • helps with elimination

Benefits for parents:

  • enhances the bonding/attachment relationship between parent and child
5 one hour session classes will begin in August.

Contact Beverley McNeill, Certified Infant massage instructor, for more information or to enroll: 267 231-8663.

Mind/Body Blah, Blah, Blah

IMG_2684Mind/Body. The words fall flat.  Your eyes do a mini roll. What does that even mean? There’s value in this conglomeration of words, but where?

Join me for a four-hour workshop aimed at shaking up the slashes and juicing up the jargon to access to the power locked inside this personal and potent relationship:



  • Explore the ancient and current practice of anatomic votive-making
  • Make an anatomic votive of your own
  • Learn the anatomy of your hand
  • Learn techniques to release tension in your shoulders, neck, upper back, arms, and hands

As your mind’s relationship to your body comes into focus in its own potent and personal way, surprising self-healing abilities appear.

  • Connect your focused will with intentional action to access healing powers
  • Learn and take away self-massage techniques
  • Deepen your appreciation for and add dimension to your sense of touch
  • Upgrade your dialogue with that part of you that wants to and knows how to heal
  • Play, so joy can fuel you

Where: Threshold Wellness, 440 East Girard Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19125
When: (I’ll be offering this twice):Wednesday, July 2nd, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
and Saturday, August 9th, 12-4 p.m.
Cost: $55


Touching the Surface

Feeling the depths: Continuum and the Joy of Contact

by Mary Abrams
May 18-19
Sun-Mon 12-6pm
Threshold Wellness, 440 E. Girard Ave., Philadelphia  Location change to accommodate a larger group.  This will now be taking place at The Iron Factory118 Fontain Street Philadelphia, PA
$350 with deposit
Registration Open with just a few spaces left!

To thrive as humans we are in constant skin contact with our world. We know the support and healing gifts and creative play of touch first with our early caregivers, then with playmates and/or siblings, and eventually as adults with trusted loved ones or bodywork professionals. Deep calmness and satisfaction can awaken in one’s nervous system when they experience considerate, listening, and playful touch. When one experiences interested attention through trusted touch, joy and self-recognition can flow freely.

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This workshop explores ways to experience integrity and intimacy by developing “body listening” skills through breath/sound and the fluid resonance of Continuum Movement, and by moving with body to body contact. We will explore spontaneous movement expression individually, with partners, and in small groups to awaken our capacity for being with each other in genuine moments of moving, feeling, and expressing. Each day will also include verbal exchange using compassionate self-reflective awareness, to expand our possibilities for discovering new meaning and for building community through moving, touching, and being touched.

Mary Abrams brings passion, skill, and an inquisitive spirit to her teaching offering dynamic and detailed attention to breath, sensation, emotion, and creative development. She is an Authorized Continuum Teacher, directs and teaches at Moving Body Resources in New York City, and is course leader of the Master of Arts Dance & Somatic Well-being programme from the University of Central Lancashire (UK) in the USA. Her background includes 30 years of dance training and performance, 19 years of Continuum with Emilie Conrad and Susan Harper, and work with Gary David, Ph.D. incorporating body awareness and movement with the fields of Epistemics and Affect-Script Theory. She holds a BA in Dance Education with Departmental Distinction from St. Olaf College and a masters degree in Consciousness Studies through Goddard College.

Welcome Sarah!

photocropWe’re so excited to introduce a new, and incredibly skilled massage therapist to our team.  Sarah Hummel recently moved back to Philly after living in Austin the last few years, and has begun taking clients at Threshold.  She is truly amazing and will book up fast.  Sarah’s available by appointment on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, and can easily be scheduled using this online calendar.  You can read more about her, here ore here.

Pelvic Floor/Wild Femme Body Wisdom Workshop

DSC_0145 (2)Free interactive workshop! A Body Wisdom class focusing on the pelvic bowl and Wild Feminine Living! Blissful living can be found through connecting to your body. Through this workshop we will learn a few tricks to hear the wisdom of your body, how to go deep and stay present. Laughing and learning = healing! See you there!
Tuesday, March 25th from 6:30-8pm
To register, email hofferperkins @
Sophia Hoffer-Perkins, BA, LMT, Wise-Woman. Life-lover. Hilarity-Bringer. She brings over 25 years of healing experience to her authentic and dynamic workshops and private sessions. As a shamanic practitioner, intuitive licensed massage therapist, holistic pelvic care provider and Reiki Master she helps cut through layers of stress in transitions, physical pain, and loneliness and self-doubt to bring reconnection, renewed faith, and real, compassionate and inspired perspectives on life. Sophia is known for digging deep and laughing the whole way.

Get to know Sophia more at her blog:

Never Enough Time? Your Body Knows More.

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 Join Julia Taylor of Julia Taylor Massage Therapy and Lee Fogel of The Visioning Body as they share powerful insights into how your body can guide you to have a more easeful and expansive relationship to time

In this experiential talk, Julia and Lee draw on their years of combined experience in Massage Therapy, Somatic Movement Education, Reiki, and Entrepreneurship to teach simple tools you can integrate into your life and work now to feel relaxed and empowered about the time in your day.  

Where: Threshold Wellness, 440 East Girard Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19125

When: Wednesday, March 19th from 6-8pm

Cost: $35

Register with the button below! 

Email for more info.

Acupuncture at Threshold!

photo-6Jason Rinker is now accepting new, acupuncture clients on Wednesday mornings and Friday afternoons.  One-on-one sessions are tailored to meet your needs.  First session is 60 minutes and may include cupping, use of herbs, and/or therapeutic touch.  Book your first appointment at