workshops, events and circles
At Somawell we will regularly be hosting workshops and courses. Our Somawell team as well as guest teachers and practitioners will be offering yoga immersions, mindfulness classes, nutrition support groups and more. Check in here to find out what is happening this month!
We strongly recommend signing up online for all workshops
Diva Rising Women's Circle
with Michelle Hogan
The experience of witnessing and embodying our authentic self in the context of a safe and compassionate circle of women is profoundly healing and transformative. Being held by sisters, deeply heard, and seen without judgment, and without projection is one of the most precious and nourishing gifts I have ever received.
Allow me to share this gift with you. Now is the time. Together let's explore all aspects of being a woman in 2019.
Please join Integrative Somatic Psychotherapist Michelle Hogan MFT for Diva Rising Women's Circle... while using the power of embodied expression through Deep Listening, Conscious Communication, and Authentic Movement we dissolve shame, and uncover what has been cast into shadow.
All women, all colors and feminine identified humans are welcome, and invited to join.
When: Tuesdays 12:45-2:15
Exchange $35 per session, or $180 for six sessions.
Please call or email Michelle Hogan to register
Healing Your Life with Ayurveda
With Teresa Devine
Ayurvedic Health Counselor intern at The California College of Ayurveda
Learn to bring the ancient teachings of Ayurveda into your life. Ayurveda is the oldest system of medicine in the world, the sister science to Yoga, and addresses healing at its root.
In these six classes you will learn:
- The basic principles of Ayurveda
- Your natural constitution
- How to bring yourself into balance using five sense therapies, including Color Meditation, Sound Healing,
Aromatherapy, and much more!
When: Monday 11-1pm
Investment: $150 for 6 classes + $75 material fee. Total $225
Canvas tote bag
Healing Your Life book by Dr. Marc Halpern
Himalayan pink salt
Eye wash cup
Abhyanga massage oil
Parenting Circle with Michelle Hogan LMFT
Raising children these days is becoming increasingly complicated. With access to endless amounts of information, more demands, higher expectations, higher stakes, the stress on our children and on us is taking its toll. All of us as parents want most of all to keep our children safe and to provide them with a sense of belonging in this world. When our child's emotional safety or sense of belonging is threatened we often react and panic. This emotional response leaves us vulnerable to the "expert" advice, the latest theory, diagnosis, medication, nutritional trend. All of these things are valuable and have a rightful place in the dialogue, but the exploration should never begin or end there. As parents, we need to reclaim our authority. There is a knowing, a wellspring of wisdom we can access when we attune to the powerful bond between parent and child. In this Parenting Circle, you will learn skills to facilitate this inner knowing as well as how to use that knowledge to navigate the tricky terrain parents face whose children don't easily fit the typical mold in one way or another. This circle is an opportunity to deepen your connection to yourself, and your child, as well as find the support of a community of parents that understand. The skills you will cultivate in this circle will provide a strong foundation of self-trust to empower you in advocating for your child, as well as having a sense of what help is the right kind of help for your specific child.
When: Wednesdays at 11:00-12:30pm
Exchange 8 weeks, $35 per session or $240 for 8
Please call or email Michelle Hogan to register
with Nancy Rich
Yoga Nidra is the art of conscious relaxation. You will learn techniques which will allow you to reach new states of conscious awareness with acute perception of both your physical and subtle body. As you practice these techniques you will feel the flow of prana move through physical, emotional, and energetic blockages. The end result is the healing of the body and mind and the expansion of consciousness.
The sessions are done laying down or sitting and are appropriate for EVERYONE, regardless of physical limitations.
Yoga Nidra allows us to heal deeply held patterns of energy in our bodies, manifest health and wellness, and consciously create whatever it is that we want to create for ourselves in this lifetime!
Experience the peace and joy that you are. Nourish yourself in the many additional benefits of Classical Yoga Nidra:
• Improves functioning of the immune system
• Lowers blood pressure
• Pain & inflammation reduction
• Helps to stabilize blood sugar
• Calms & cools the nervous system, while improving & stabilizing mood
• It treats insomnia, psychological disorders, & psychosomatic diseases.
• Relaxes the mind, relieving stress & anxiety
• Helps in enhancing memory & increases capacity for learning
• Relieves muscular, emotional & mental tension
• Results in increased energy levels
When: Thursday March 19, 7:30-9:00pm
Exchange: $30 single session or $75 for series
Nancy Rich, E-RYT 500, a graduate of SUNY Stony Brook with a dual bachelor's degree in Women's Studies and Psychology, is a partner at Abhaya Yoga, BK., where she has received a 500 hr. Yoga Alliance Teaching Certification. Nancy is thrilled to be a representative for the California College of Ayurveda's Classical Yoga Nidra Certification course, where she's also enrolled in the Ayurvedic Health Counselor Program. Additionally, she has earned her E-RYT 500 hours; Yoga Alliance approved Restorative Teacher training and 100 hr. Anatomy & Therapeutics Certification; Ayurvedic Massage & Body Therapy Certification course and 126 hr. Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy Certification through The California College of Ayurveda. Nancy is a Reiki Practitioner, at the Master Level, of the Usui System, aromatherapy practitioner and delights in the ability to offer different healing modalities to her students
HypnoBirthing® is as much a philosophy of birth as it is a technique for achieving a satisfying, relaxing, and stress-free method of birthing. This amazing program teaches you, along with your birthing companion, the art and joy of experiencing birth in a more comfortable manner. You will learn how to call upon your body's own natural relaxant and thus lessen, or even eliminate, discomfort and the need for medication. When a woman is properly prepared for childbirth and when mind and body are in harmony, Nature is free to function in the same well-designed manner that it does with all animal mothers in Nature.
In this comprehensive childbirth education course you will be fascinated as you view HypnoBirthing® films, showing laboring mothers, awake, alert and in good humor as they experience the kind of gentle birth that you, too, can know when you are free of the fear that causes pain and tension. Through self-hypnosis, special breathing, and visualization, HypnoBirthing® teaches you to release all prior programming about birth, how to trust your body and work with it, as well as how to free yourself of harmful emotions that lead to pain-causing fear and unyielding muscles.
This course will be taught over five weeks, meeting once a week.
When: Friday 6:30-9pm 3/27-4/24
Liz is excited about all things pertaining to integration of the Self. She believes that each one of us has a deep desire to make sense of our experience and connect with our innate wholeness. Liz is trained at the 500hr level as a yoga teacher and is certified as a birth doula, prenatal yoga teacher and HypnoBirthing® childbirth educator. She is currently completing a master's degree in psychoanalysis.
While completing an internship in a psychosocial clubhouse program, Liz wondered what it would be like to be able to work with people when their earliest experiences were being formed, before the personality hardened in ways that would manifest later in life as unwellness. This inquiry led to birth, a rock she had never turned over. What she found is that the earliest experiences of a person are really the early experiences of the family unit, and that a supported, confident and connected family during pregnancy and birth means greater wellbeing down the road. Further study in birthwork has only amplified Liz's passion for supporting mothers and partners in their birth journey, believing that this helps to heal the mother wound of our world and ensure the wellness of future humans.
Real Food, Real Learning, Real Support = Real Results!
Part nutritional education, part sugar detox, part support group – an empowering combination!
The RESTART® Program is a simple, powerful way to give your body a vacation from sugar and processed foods.
With a 3-week sugar detox built right in, the program focuses on how
to use REAL FOOD to boost your energy and cut sugar and carb cravings.
Discover how good you can feel!
Week 1: How to prepare for your REAL FOOD sugar detox
Week 2: Your digestive check-in
Week 3: What sugar really does in your body
Week 4: The truth about FATS
Week 5: How to move forward and celebrate your success!
Benefits That Participants Have Experienced:
-Clothes Fit Better
-Sleep Clarity and Focus
-Boosted Immune System
Start Date: TBA
Exchange: $250.00, includes course, binder, journal, handouts and cook book!
Register here or call 631-848-2268
Debbie Dolan Sweeney
Certified Restart Instructor
Certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner. In the field of nutrition since graduating from Bridgeport University with a Masters in Health Science, 2001 Certified Bioenergetics Practitioner - mapping your body field. Certified in Primal Nutrition, Sports Nutrition, and Functional Medicine Health Coaching.