Workshops and Groups

 

Embodied Homecoming: Foundations

Our relationships with our bodies can be complicated. Our bodies hold our history, our ancestry, and the systems woven into our society. Maybe being aware of our bodies brings up anxiety or fear or shame. We may at times forget we have a body at all. Yet, our bodies can also provide us with invaluable information about our needs, boundaries and intuition. With gentleness, curiosity and practice, our bodies can become a powerful ally on our human journey. 

The aim of this 12-week group is to provide you with a space to explore coming back home to the innate wisdom of your body. Sessions will incorporate mindfulness practices, somatic tools, yoga therapy and Polyvagal Theory to support learning about your nervous system, reacquainting yourself with your body and reclaiming it as a trustworthy resource. During each group, there will also be opportunities for individual check-ins, personal reflection and group processing. 

Next group begins September 12th, 2022.

Where: Online

When: Every Monday (with some exceptions) | Weekly for 12 weeks | 5:30 - 7pm 

Cost per session: Sliding scale, $30 - 60 

Group limited to 6 participants. 

To be added to the email list for future groups, please email me

Kind words from past participants:

"I have found this group to be very helpful in modeling practices for supporting the nervous system. I feel like I am building a repertoire and exploring resilience by choosing to engage with what is coming up - even when it is hard. I have also appreciated the group's meaningful dialogue about our individual lived experiences with anxiety and these tools. One of the biggest realizations is knowing that I am not alone in facing these challenges and that anxiety is often a valid and understandable response to everything we balance in the collective and personal. I have found a deep sense of solidarity and compassion in this."

"I really enjoy the adaptability and flexibility offered in this group. While it maintains a familiar structure week to week, I feel that Jess does a wonderful job leaning in to the needs of the participants and shifting the session's practices as needed. Whatever we choose to engage with feels relevant to the present moment's needs. This is helpful as it models the practice we are working to cultivate - tending to what is here. I also have deep appreciation for the space offered in group. We can put into practice tending to our needs. I find that honoring of self really sacred. Being in a group setting where that type of caring for yourself is not only acceptable, but encouraged, has been so radical and important to me personally."

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The Foundations group is the first of three 12-week series.

Participants that complete the Foundations group can continue to the Integration and Homecoming groups, both of which build off of the previous groups, go deeper into Polyvagal Theory and how we can support nervous system resilience, and expand into

the somatics of emotions and attachment. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With the multitude of changes and challenges in recent years, a lot is being asked of us as providers and how we show up for our clients. Now more than ever it is important for us to tend to ourselves and our nervous systems so that the care we offer others is sustainable. By increasing understanding of how our nervous system functions and equipping ourselves with accessible and adaptable tools, we can shift how we respond to the needs of our bodies and build resiliency in the face of stress. 

 

We invite you to join us for a half-day in-person urban retreat to care for your nervous system. This retreat is specially designed for providers to come together as a community and sink deeply into receiving nourishment. Healthcare providers and healers of all kinds are welcome to join. 

 

Our time together will incorporate:

• Connection to community of supportive healthcare providers

• Experiential practices to invite body awareness

• Short somatic tools that you can use throughout your work day

• Personal reflections and group discussion

• An extended practice, including mindful movement, restorative yoga and sound healing elements to encourage the soothing and centering of your nervous system. 

 

Please note this is a size-inclusive, anti-diet environment.  No yoga experience is necessary.  

We will be sitting on the floor and will have props such as blankets, bolsters and blocks available to aid in comfortable sitting. If you desire a chair, please let us know.

 

COVID considerations: Please complete an at-home test the morning of the retreat. We facilitators will not be wearing masks, and mats will be fairly close. You are welcome to wear a mask.  

 

Julia Hollenberg, RDN, Yoga Teacher

Julia (she/her) is a Food + Body Therapist, Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, and yoga and mindfulness teacher of 13 years. She identifies as a white, cis-gender, able-bodied woman. As an advocate of body liberation for all, Julia supports others on the journey toward freedom from restrictive eating and body shame. Her work is influenced by Intuitive Eating and Health at Every Size, buddhist philosophy, mindfulness, and Polyvagal Theory. She is honored to support women in (re)claiming their body autonomy, developing a caring and respectful relationship to their body, and developing trust in their body's innate wisdom.

Jess Jarris, LMHC, C-IAYT, SEP candidate

Jess (she/they) is a Somatic Psychotherapist, Yoga Therapist and Somatic Experiencing practitioner candidate and has been a facilitator of mindfulness and embodiment for the past decade. She identifies as identify as white, femme, queer, able- and smaller-bodied, and living well with chronic illness/pain. Her approach is rooted in an intersectional, anti-diet, body liberation lens and draws upon embodiment practices, Polyvagal Theory, attachment theory and parts work. She is passionate about supporting others in exploring their relationships with their bodies, processing and releasing trauma, and rebuilding trust in their inherent body-wisdom. 

Price: $125 early bird by September 10th, $150 full price

Location: The Yoga Tree, Seattle

Please click here to register. 

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Nervous System Care: Embodied Resources

If you have been feeling stressed, anxious or overwhelmed by all that is going on in our local and global communities, you’re not alone. While there may be a lot we cannot change, we can have some say in how we are showing up for ourselves, and in turn, our loved ones and our community at large.

 

Join me for for this virtual workshop hosted by Three Moon Collective to increase understanding of how our nervous systems function, so we can also shift how we relate and respond to ourselves in the face of stress. Equipped with accessible and adaptable tools, we can establish greater self-regulation, build resiliency and even find calm within the storm.

In this workshop, you will walk away with:

  • Foundational understanding of the nervous system and Polyvagal Theory

  • How to “map” your nervous system

  • Somatic tools to soothe anxiety and stress, support nervous system regulation and build resiliency

 

Our time together will also incorporate group check-ins, personal reflection and an all levels movement practice to encourage the grounding and centering of our nervous systems.

Open to all bodies.

Video from this workshop available to purchase through Three Moon Collective

Past Offerings

Restorative Yoga for Anxiety

 

Next Series: TBD

 

Unwind and soothe your nervous system in this 6 - week restorative yoga series specifically designed to ground and support your anxiety. Each session will offer tools for cultivating a deeper sense of calm and ease within your body and in your daily life. Research has shown that restorative yoga can help to:

 

  • lower cortisol and create a buffer for chronic stress

  • soothe the nervous system

  • boost the immune system

  • restore muscle and brain function

  • support digestion which in turn supports mood regulation

  • reduce stress and anxiety

 

Each session will include gentle movement to warm up the body and encourage blood flow as well as restorative postures to ground and soothe the nervous system. Restorative yoga utilizes props to support the body in a fully supported position that are held for an extended period of time (up to 5 - 10 minutes) to encourage the body and mind to rest. Throughout the practice, mindfulness tools, breathwork and meditations specifically to address anxiety will also be incorporated. Each class will also provide opportunities for personal reflection and group processing as well as invitations for home practice. 

Where: Fjord Collective (near Fishermen's Terminal)

When: Wednesdays 6:30 - 8:30pm | TBD

Cost: Sliding scale, $125 - 175

 

All levels welcome. Limited to 8 participants. 

To register, please email Jess

 

Whether you are living with a roommate, family member or significant other, staying home full-time has presented new (or amplified old) challenges for many of us. While there may be a lot we cannot change right now, we can have some say in how we are showing up for ourselves, and in turn, our loved ones. By learning the language of our nervous systems, and that of our partner’s, we can foster communication, understanding and support during times of stress.

Join me for this virtual workshop hosted by Three Moon Collective to explore supporting co-regulation and connection through somatic tools and movement practice. This workshop is open to all forms of partnership, whether roommates, family members, or romantic couples.

In this workshop, we will explore:
• Understanding the basics of co-regulation
• Creating a common language about the nervous system to foster communication between partners
• Somatic tools to soothe stress and support nervous system regulation both individually and between partners
• Individual movement practice focused on grounding and centering
• Partner movement practice to explore building trust, playfulness and communication through words, touch, and breath

Our time together will also incorporate personal reflections and group check-ins. Please come prepared to provide and receive physical touch and support from your partner. This workshop will also be recorded and sent as a replay for those who are unable to join us live.

 

Where: Online via Zoom

When: TBD

Cost per session: pay-what-you-can and 25% of proceeds going to the Seattle Foundation's Covid-19 Response Fund. 

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