Healing from the inside out: Releasing old patterns physically and emotionally

A series of workshops for releasing, balancing, and thriving

Friday night, September 14th, 5-7pm

Healing Trauma through Nervous System Regulation


Join Joanne for an evening of Somatic Yoga and an introduction to nervous system regulation.   Our weekend will start with a brief explanation how our bodies behave during nervous system deregulation. At any given time many of us have a deregulated nervous system, which can cause the systems and the rhythms of the bodies to be out of balance. This session will provide you with simple, accessible ways to ground and settle your nervous system through gentle movement, breath work and awareness.



Saturday, September 15th, 9-11:30 am

Meeting our Shadow through Personal Investigation and Somatic Yoga


True healing occurs when we begin to investigate those things about ourselves, often just out of view, that represent what ails us. Our shadows are exactly what we are unable to see in ourselves and are often the result of life experiences that we don’t even necessarily realize are limiting our quality of life. Exploring our shadows can lead to greater authenticity, clarity, creativity, energy, and personal awakening.


Join Joanne for an afternoon of self-exploration through shadow work, somatic yoga, and tension releasing. The session will begin with a lecture on why shadow work is important bring the body back into balance and will conclude with somatic yoga and gentle movement followed by neurogenic tremoring to release any energy that arises through our shadow investigation. The practice will end with a long svasana guided by singing bowls and essential oil.


Saturday, September 15th, 3-5pm

Feeding your Demons-Accessing the Shadow and Ally within


Feeding Your Demons® is a five-step process developed by Lama Tsultrim Allione and based on the Tibetan Buddhist practice of Chöd by which we learn to feed rather than fight our so-called demons as a means to liberate our energetic and emotional blockages. Demons in this context are not ghosts or goblins, but rather, they are our negative emotions, fears, illnesses, and self-defeating patterns. When Machig Labdrön, the 11th century Tibetan Yogini who founded the Chöd lineage, was asked to define demons, she replied: “That which is called a demon is not some great black thing that petrifies whoever sees it. A demon is anything that obstructs the achievement of freedom…”


The Demons practice will be followed with restorative yoga.


Sunday September 16th, 9-11:30am

Bringing it all together: Enhance Your Well-Being


On our final day together, Joanne brings all of the workshops together for a playful gentle, somatic movement, meditation, and expressive art. Leave the session with practical take-aways that you can bring into your home or individual practice.


$40 one session/early bird before 9/1/18

$45 after 9/1/18

$140 for all workshops early bird before 9/1/18

$160 for all workshops after 9/1/18


Contact Emily at emily@trailswithin.com to register.