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“Bring yourself into conscious movement, and you will find that new doorways spontaneously open to unseen possibilities.”

Jacqueline Rubinstein

Move with Ease: The Feldenkrais Method

Jacqueline Rubinstein is dedicated to creative, powerful, healing movement that makes you feel good. She has been a mover and a shaker in the Improvisational Dance and Feldenkrais Method scenes since 2004. She is the proud director of SomaSpace: Movement Arts & Healing Center, and Move With Ease, her Chronic Pain & Repetitive Injury Recovery Practice.

She has been dancing since 1994 and really fell deeply in love with the innovative and life-affirming world of Improvisational Movement in 2003. Completing a degree in Improvisationally-based Choreography at Wesleyan University gave Jacqueline a strong foundation in teaching creative movement to folks with diverse backgrounds. She has led hundreds of creative and somatic movement classes.

After a severe concussion and a pinched nerve, Jacqueline was incredibly blessed to find the Feldenkrais Method. Lost and frustrated after all the traditional Western forms of healing were insufficient, she tried an introductory Feldenkrais workshop on a whim, and she fell in love!

The powerfully gentle and insightful somatic education of the Feldenkrais Method has been an incredible learning journey, leading her to become a practitioner and open her Feldenkrais practice, Move With Ease, in Portland, Oregon in 2011. She also serves as the Outreach Director for the Feldenkrais Method Professional Training Programs.

She specializes in helping folks suffering from chronic pain and repetitive injuries to make foundational changes to their movement patterns creating fundamental, lasting relief in many aspects of their lives. For more information about Move With Ease, please visit: www.FeldenkraisPortland.com

Combining her passions for Improvisational Movement and the Feldenkrais Method, housed in the gorgeous SomaSpace studio, has been a dream come true! Balancing the gentle, slow, Ying-quality movements of Feldenkrais with the limitless, creative, Yang-quality movements of Improvisational Movement has brought great joy and healing to Jacqueline’s life, and she looks forward to sharing her passion with you through her classes, events, and individual sessions.

Contact Jacqueline to book a FREE Feldenkrais assessment or jump right in with an individual treatment or class: jacqueline@somaspace.us / 971.373.4059

Marissa Leigh

Marissa Leigh is a sound healer, Reiki Master-Teacher, sacred ceremony holder and song-keeper whose passion is in providing people with a restful and nourishing space to return home to themselves.

She discovered sound healing, Reiki, yoga and meditation at a critical time when her life was seriously lacking magic and joy and she was experiencing constant anxiety. These amazing practices were miraculously all introduced to her in the same week and helped her open her heart, allowing her to feel the magic of the world around and within her where previously had been skepticism and disconnection. She began a deep journey into exploring her inner world, past traumas and conditioned behaviors in a life-altering way and her anxiety and disconnected feelings gradually melted away. 
 
She became certified as a Reiki Master and committed herself to using this medicine to help others. Many intensive meditation retreats taught her the deep importance of self-awareness and the freedom we have when we welcome all of our emotions, thoughts and body experiences without resistance. She incorporates this knowledge and understanding into her practice as well as the use of 8 crystal singing bowls, shamanic practices, crystal healing, sacred ritual and song. She provides gentle guidance for individuals to open fully to themselves to allow their bodies, minds and hearts to heal what they feel must be healed. This looks different for everyone but is in essence allowing ourselves to return fully to experiencing the joy of our true being exactly as it is.

 

To contact Marissa: healingwithmarissa@gmail.com / http://www.earthmamamedicine.org / http://www.facebook.com/earthmamamedicinemarissawww.instagram.com/earthmamarissa

 

“My vision in this world is for all beings of humanity to be empowered by the recognition that we are Nature. Through making choices in health that reflect the movements of Nature- we can achieve and maintain the natural rhythm that enables each one of us to flourish.”

Ryan McLaughlin

Ryan McLaughlin, L.Ac., a practitioner of classical Chinese Medicine, is dedicated to creating individualized treatments that harness and compliment the innate healing wisdom and mechanisms of the body. Utilizing acupuncture, bodywork, cranial sacral, shiatsu, qi gong, herbal medicine and food recommendations, Ryan gently and directly addresses underlying patterns in the body that are contributing to the myriad of symptoms that may bring a person in for care. Ryan is passionate about guiding patients back into deeper connection with their bodies, community and natural world, as they find the trail back to feeling empowered to care for their own health.

Ryan earned a Masters of Science of Oriental Medicine from the National College of Natural Medicine, is certified by the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), and is licensed by the Oregon Medical Board. After graduation, she began a residency at the private clinic of Heiner Fruehauf- the founder of the Chinese medicine program at NCNM- where he specializes in chronic parasitism, Lyme disease, autoimmune and digestive disorders, cancer care, and degenerative lung diseases. She continues to practice at his clinic in Corbett, and integrates this training with her body oriented treatments.

Aside from practicing Chinese medicine- Ryan loves to spend her time adventuring amidst the trails, rocks, and mountains of the Pacific Northwest, playing with the flow arts, making medicines, or spending time at home with her dog, goats, and garden.

To schedule an appointment with Ryan please call: 971-220-8839 or e-mail ryan@flourishoflifemedicine.com

www.flourishoflifemedicine.com

Drea Lett

Drea J Lett is a somatic therapy practitioner, Kriya yoga teacher and medical intuitive. Drea holds a baccalaureate in neuroscience and nutrition and a master’s in medical anthropology with a concentration in somatic psychology. Her primary focus is to assist in others in healing from psychosomatic and chronic illness. Her private practice, 5 Element Therapeutics serves as a bridge for individuals seeking transformation in their physical and emotional health as well as helping others deepen their spiritual connection. It is the 16 year culmination of Drea’s study and experience that has its roots in anthropology, narrative medicine, somatic psychology, ecological identity, shamanic tradition, meditation and breathwork. Drea uses her ability as a medical intuitive and channel to guide people along their path toward a reclaimed sense of wholeness. 

One on one sessions explore health and wellness concerns that are or have been particularly challenging to treat using standard of care. Chronic fatigue, nutritional depletion, stress and trauma, digestive disorders, grief, sense of place and identity or life transitions are all reasons people seek this work.

It’s Like Coaching: You are 100% responsible for your own power, health and vitality. You do the inner work, ask the tough questions, set the goals and we use time in session to gain perspective.

It’s Like Counseling: You are guided every step of the way and supported in stepping further into your awareness and sense of self. You are gently held accountable for your choices so you can lean in and rise up.

It’s Like Shamanic Healing: You are soul energy projected into a dimension and density that challenges you and helps you grow.

A 30m free phone consultation is required prior to booking a session.

To schedule an appointment with Drea and learn more about her offerings: 503-928-2565 / dreajlett@gmail.com /www.dreajlett.com