Mindfulness Immersion

September 24th 11 AM – 3:30 PM

Embark on or deepen your mindfulness practice with Threshold Practitioners Beth Jellinek and Julia Taylor.  Focus will be on three elements of noticing what is happening now:

thoughts, sensations, and compassion

  

Click here for more info and to register for the immersion

  

What Is: Mindfulness (WIM) was founded by Julia Taylor and Beth Jellinek. Beth and Julia lead eight-week mindfulness programs in Philadelphia schools, provide professional development workshops for educators and parents, and facilitate introductory classes for adolescents. Click here to learn more about What Is: Mindfulness. 

Movement Therapy Workshops

We are excited to offer an 8 week series that utilizes movement therapy, play, and mindfulness to build deep connections between caregivers and young children.

Please Note ::  Our August 12 Movement Therapy Workshop will be rescheduled to a different date. Please check back for more information. All other workshops will run according to schedule.

Conscious Connected Breathing with Ambrose Sappho

Join us for Conscious Connected Breathing Workshops.  Three offered this summer.

June 25th, July 23rd, August 27th

10 AM- 1 PM 

All loving relationships begin within ourselves. When we give ourselves love and acceptance, only then we can truly love others. Clear communication is the basis for all loving relationships. However, many people are stuck in patterns that tend to block their health, prosperity and enlightenment or aliveness. Many of these patterns are unconscious and stem from childhood, and so we create situations for ourselves that we think are outside our control. These patterns will repeat themselves until they are identified and interrupted with conscious awareness and intention.

Using relationship tools, self-discovery processes, creative thinking techniques, and most importantly, the gentle and powerful tool of Conscious Breathing, you are able to:

*Make Love the basis of ALL your relationships — beginning with your relationship with yourself

* Communicate more clearly and tell the truth faster

* Learn to ask for and receive what you actually want

* Bring more of what you love into your occupation

* Recognize patterns in love life, work life, and home life, and learn to change the behaviors to change the patterns

* Accept and enjoy your body without judgement

* Feel fulfilled in your sensuality

* Enter your natural state of love and bliss

* Integrate your spirituality in practical, fun ways

* Heal our current relationships, and/or Attract the relationships we truly want

* Breathe and live more deeply, fully, and without inhibition

Registration : Contact Ambrose Sappho with questions or to register at ambrose.sappho@gmail.com. Cost of attendance is $63. 

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When : June 25th July 23rd and  August 27th from 10am-1pm.

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


 

Mindfulness Immersion

If you:

  • Notice you are lodged in one kind of emotion a lot of the time.
  • Relationships feel stale, conflict ridden, or function mostly on autopilot
  • Feel an urge to act but are having trouble finding an authentic way to do so
  • Are going through a challenging time
  • Want to allow in more joy

…this program is for you.

We will be focusing in on three elements of mindfulness practice:
Thoughts/mind
Somatics/body
Heartfulness/compassion

Walk away:

  • Feeling more free to respond rather than react
  • Experiencing more honesty within yourself
  • Cultivating greater intimacy with those you’re closest to
  • With a deepened connection and dialogue with your body
  • Experiencing more happiness and enjoyment of life
  • Empowered to practice mindfulness anytime or even feeling it to be a way of life

Threshold practitioners, Julia and Beth, started What Is: Mindfulness, an organization that brings mindfulness education to children and adults. As we set out into our Spring programs in schools, we are seeking more funding and opportunities to share. So, we created a way to do both! If you want to see more mindfulness education for students and have been wanting to deepen or begin a practice of your own, this program is for you.
When:
Sunday, April 9th, from 11am-3:30pm

Cost: $295
Register here

Thoughts:
In the first part, we will delve deeper into an introduction to a mindfulness practice, with a focus on our mind. We will learn to pay attention to our thoughts without judgement. We will gain tools and practices to allow thoughts and feelings to flow, rather than the experience of getting stuck in unhelpful thought patterns. Labeling thoughts and feelings, with compassion, can reduce the sensation of stress and allow for more present living.

Somatics:
The second Sunday will be devoted to noticing how your body plays a role in your experience of now. Drawing from craniosacral therapy, somatic experiencing, and anatomical specificity, Julia will offer you insight into how feeling and sensation can shift your experience of the present moment, tools to regulate your own nervous system, and anatomy to support your ability to become more intimate with your body.

Heartfulness:
We will finish out the series by swimming into the realm of the heart. As an integral part of mindfulness, the ability to cultivate feelings of closeness to the self and others would never be left out of our agenda. We will practice intentional thought and reflect on what comes up as we cultivate love. Everyone needs and can have more of this practice, and studies show the effects of the happiness that is generated reverberate out into the wider community.

SCAR TISSUE RELEASE FOR ALL: LARGE & SMALL, OLD & NEW(ISH)

IMG_6681Join Julia for a morning of self-care. Our physical bodies do a miraculous job healing from injury and surgery, closing up large and small openings so that we can continue on with our lives. Still, after our tissue pulls together, there is almost always new pain, discomfort, or numbness sometimes even places that seem unrelated. On top of that, the visible evidence of surgery may be upsetting or feel too public.

In this workshop, I want to teach you how to use your scar, no matter how old or new*, large or small, as a handle for healing:

  • Decrease the size and visibility of your scar
  • Bring greater range of motion to joints, muscles and skin around the scar
  • Increase hydration, metabolism, and resilience where your scar once limited these abilities.
  • Give more space for processing emotions sometimes secretly stashed in the tight scar tissue

This two-hour, hands-on workshop allows you to:

  • Discover why your touch matters to scars – get the (mind-blowingly beautiful) basics on the anatomy and physiology of scars so you can understand how your surface attention effects your depths.
  • Approach touch with care and holistic intention so that your emotions and physical sensations can meet and magnify your healing.
  • Learn proper scar tissue release techniques and take home a plan, so that you can take action beyond this workshop.
Register HERE

Feel free to contact her with questions at: JULIA@THRESHOLDWELLNESS.COM

Julia is a bodyworker and educator. She has been a licensed and certified massage therapist since 2008, taught anatomy and physiology at massage school, and founded Threshold Wellness in 2013. She works with people who are interested in expanding their relationship to the body for big healing, breakthroughs, and enjoyment. Her deep listening, both with her ears and hands, allow those she works with to get clear on what they need at a gut level, and get to a place that feels better. She offers self-massage workshops, individual bodywork programs, and space for healing professionals to practice in community. 

Scar Tissue Release for YACC

newsletterI’m excited invite you to join me and other members of YACC for a morning of self-care. Our physical bodies do a miraculous job healing from surgery, closing up large and small openings so that we can continue on with our lives. Still, after our tissue pulls together, there is almost always new pain, discomfort, or numbness in the area or even places that seem unrelated. On top of that, the visible evidence of surgery may be upsetting or feel too public.

In this workshop, I want to teach you how to use your scar, no matter how old or new*, large or small, as a handle for healing:

  • Decrease the size and visibility of the scar
  • Bring greater range of motion to joints, muscles and skin around the scar
  • Increase hydration, metabolism, and resilience where your scar once limited these abilities.
  • Give more space for processing emotions

In this 90-minute, hands-on workshop, we will:

  • Discover why our touch matters to scars – get the (mind-blowingly beautiful) basics on the anatomy and physiology of scars.
  • Approach touch with care and intention – making space for fear, sorrow, and feelings of loss that often come along with surgical scars.
  • Learn and practice scar tissue release techniques on yourself.
  • Take home a plan, so that your self-care is specific to you, pleasurable, and accessible.

 

Feel free to contact me with questions at julia@thresholdwellness.com

When: Saturday, December 12th, 2015 from 10:30 am until 12 pm

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

Cost: $10





032Julia is a bodyworker and educator. She has been a licensed and certified massage therapist since 2008, taught anatomy and physiology at massage school, and founded Threshold Wellness in 2013. She works with people who are interested in expanding their relationship to the body for big healing, breakthroughs, and enjoyment. Her deep listening, both with her ears and hands, allow those she works with to get clear on what they need at a gut level, and get to a place that feels better. She offers self-massage workshops, individual bodywork programs, and space for healing professionals to practice in community.

Mother’s Wisdom: A Workshop for Wellness- Saturday November 14, 2015 2:30-4:30pm

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The leaves are starting to change colors and the bustle of the holidays will soon be arriving. Take a few hours to recharge and nurture yourself with support, gratitude, and wellness.

During this 2 hour weekend workshop you will:

  • Practice self care with meditation, relaxation, and art making
  • Explore ways of approaching motherhood with gratitude
  • Discuss the struggles and joys of motherhood in a safe and supportive space
  • Connect with other women who are at various stages of their transformational journey as mother.

This workshop, led by Megan Bousquet, MA, ATR, LPC,  is open to all women…. whether you are contemplating motherhood, expecting, a new mother, or an experienced mama!

pre- registration – $40  investment

For more information or questions, contact Megan at info@mazenspace.com                             To register for this workshop and reserve your spot sign up HERE

Megan

Megan Bousquet, MA, ATR, LPC is a Registered Art Therapist (ATR) and Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who specializes in women’s issues, children, and families.

My practice focuses on Counseling and Art Therapy for Women to promote emotional and mental well-being. Specialities include: women’s wellness, overwhelming emotions, self esteem, child art therapy, parent guidance, maternal mental health, pregnancy, new mother support, postpartum, infertility, traumatic birthing experience, body image, and eating disorders.

Learn strategies to manage stress, express yourself, and find support and connection on your journey to grow through life’s difficult moments.

Sometimes expressing ourselves requires more than words and at times we might make artwork together. Art Therapy is based on the belief that the creative process involved in artistic self-expression helps people to: Identify, explore, and express emotions, resolve conflicts and problems, reduce stress, increase self-esteem and self-awareness, and achieve insight.

Baby Food Making Workshop on November 14th at 1pm

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Becoming a parent for the first time can be one of the most joyous and frightening experiences of a person’s life. And for many dads or partners of any gender who are sharing parenting responsibilities with a new mother, it is not always easy to figure out where you fit in to caring for your child. If this sounds familiar, or you just really love to cook and want to lend your expertise to your parenting, then please join local dad and urban farmer Nic Esposito at Threshold Wellness on November 14th at 1 PM for a fun and informative culinary demonstration of the art of home cooked baby food. Whether you’re an expecting dad, a new dad, dad for a second time, or a partner of any gender who is co-parenting a child, come learn how to make easy, nutritious meals for your infant and/or toddler. Nic will show you how to prepare well-balanced purees of both fruits and vegetables for your infant and easy to make meals for your toddler. He will also share how he feels that his experience of making his son’s baby food has led to a healthy and adventurous eater.

 




NicandLuca-Post 2Nic Esposito is an urban farmer, writer and father from Philadelphia. Nic and his wife Elisa co-manage Emerald Street Community Farm in the East Kensington section of Philadelphia, as well as their own homestead complete with fruits veggies, and a whole bunch of chickens and their son Luca. He is the author of the novel Seeds of Discent and the memoir essay collection Kensington Homestead. He got into baby food making as a way to forge a healthy and natural diet for his son. 

Immune Boosting Foods & Remedies

0004Immune Boosting Foods & Remedies
with Amara Wagner, Certified Health Coach
September 21, 2014 @ 10:30am ET

 Make this your family’s healthiest year yet…

  • Does the end of summer mean the start of ear infection/cough/cold/fever—season for your family?
  • Do you or your child seem to always “catch it” whenever someone is sick?
  •  Did last winter feel like you were constantly fighting something?

If this sounds familiar, join Amara Wagner for an information-packed class Immune Boosting Foods & Remedies, just in time for cold and flu season. In this class, Amara will be sharing valuable tools and information she normally reserves for clients, to keep their families naturally healthy.

During this class, you will learn:

  • How to know if your immune system needs help
  • Surprising things that could harm your body’s natural defenses
  • Important foods and remedies you’ll want to start incorporating NOW to boost your immune system

You don’t want to miss this! Learning with Amara can help shift your family from feeling sick and tired to vibrant and healthy.

Register here today!

$18

image-6Amara Wagner is a speaker and coach who empowers moms to trust their intuition and guides them, with practical tools, to raise naturally healthy families. Her private and group coaching programs help moms navigate holistic parenting with a sense of humor and without dogma. Amara provides a unique, down-to-earth approach to moms who want to feel confident using whole foods and ancient remedies to support their family’s health.  To learn more about Amara and her programs please visit www.amarawellness.com

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.