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A Journey in Thai Massage, Cacao + Sound Healing

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Flaming Barrow Farm

451 Park Ave

Woodbury, NJ 08093

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Join us from 4-9 PM in our beautiful urban microfarm / homestead setting for a three-part workshop to ignite the senses. We will journey together with Thai Massage, an Introduction to Cacao, and a Sound Healing / Meditation. Do arrive early (4PM) to get comfortable and to prepare for our journey together, which begins promptly at 4:30PM. Do bring a healthy snack (see below). Our space is located 15 minutes from Center City Philly, across the Walt Whitman Bridge.

Exchange: $30. Registration is limited and is open through September 22nd. You must register / pay in advance via Eventbrite in order to attend.

- Thai Stretching Massage -

Jen will begin our journey together, leading a traditional thai massage session, a form of bodywork using hands, feet, elbows, and knees - combining massage with stretching and breathing. This introduction to Thai massage will include your learning a 30/45 min sequence. Each person will get to give and receive Thai massage. All levels and stretch abilities are welcome (we will be kneeling in class, so it may not be suitable for individuals with knee injuries); wear clothes suitable for stretching in. If the weather is nice, this will take place outside.

- Sitting with Cacao -

Enjoy drinking a delicious handground cacao (pure chocolate) beverage with Ruth. The cacao we will be using comes from the hands of The Chocolate Alchemist, Philly maker of organic, nutrient-rich handmade chocolate creations. This cacao is sourced direct trade from small cacao farms in South and Central America. Explore how it feels to soak up true chocolate (no sugar or dairy added), sipping it as if it were a thick tea - feel the sweet, steady energy that this "bean" gifts its' students.

** We ask that each of you bring healthy snacks to share with others during this time. Nuts, berries, and fruits would be perfect and would combine well with the cacao. **

- Sound Healing + Meditation -

Bliss out in the third and final portion of our session together with a sound journey with Colin. Fall into yourself as he uses the low frequency waves of a number of instruments (a guitar, singing bowls, a buffalo drum, a rattle) along with his own voice to gently massage the body in a unique experience. Through a time of connective toning, participants will sing a number of vowel sounds as a way to express and connect with one another.

- About Your Guides -

Jen Merritt has a unique background in healing arts. She is an experienced and intuitive massage therapist, yoga teacher, life coach and energy healing of 16 years. She is a passionate and motivating speaker for health and wellness, with a very sweet and calm personality. She enjoys teaching and learning.

Ruth K has been fostering community in the Philadelphia area since 2004, and, over the past two years, she has been holding space for regular and consistent skillsharing and gathering. She has been an advocate for humankind finding connection within and on earth for as long as she can remember. She finds joy in relationship with plants, animals, and earth, and celebrates opportunity to bring folk together – to hold space for their growth, for their gathering as community.

Colin Murphy is a yogi with a passion for music, art, and philosophy. Discovering his natural musical talents at a young age led him to experimenting with a multitude of instruments. His curiosity made him question the various ways music affects human consciousness. Spending six months in the Karma Yoga program at Kripalu center for Yoga and Health allowed him to explore his body and voice, leading him to discover his ability to practice Overtone Throat Singing, channeling a plethora of sounds and voices. He was also introduced to the practice of Shamanic arts. Furthering his yoga studies, in 2015 he acquired his 300 hour YTT certification in Sri Lanka with Golden Buddha Yoga.

"Within all beings contains a spark of life, dating back to the dawn of creation. This spark is our true identity. When we are able to bypass the chatter in our mind and remove the ideas we have created about ourselves and our reality, we can connect to this spark and weave its energy into whatever we do. If we allow this energy to sing through us, the vibrations will then resonate through the body deeper than the cellular level. We all have this ability and with practice, we can unlock these treasures found within our innermost being. My deepest desire is to share the treasures I have found within myself, and guide you towards uncovering your own." - Colin
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Flaming Barrow Farm

451 Park Ave

Woodbury, NJ 08093

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