Yoga quite literally saved my (Kim) life over 15 years ago and it has been a passion ever since!! While my primary Yoga training and certification is quite traditional, I don't approach my classes in the traditional sense. We will break down moves and approach them in a way suitable for YOUR body type and personal situation. Every class is different and based solely on the energy of the class and what the students present need most for their bodies that day. We are also not a quiet bunch... we laugh and joke and ask questions... and I LOVE it!!!! That being said, I understand that approach may not suit everyone, so if you do not resonate with the style PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE let me help you find a class style that you DO resonate with!!! YOGA SAVED MY LIFE AND I'M SURE IT CAN HELP YOU!!!!! Note: our classes are a bit different... please read below to find out a bit more.
Shamanic Yoga combines the ancient arts of Shamanism and Yoga in a beautiful and very complimentary meld of traditions, which can include drumming during Savasana to support Shamanic Journeying, Shamanic Breathwork and introduction to Guides. Both arts support inward reflection while honoring the interconnectedness of all beings on this beautiful planet... including this beautiful planet, Gaia! Aho! These classes bring awareness to living consciously within the flow of this beautiful human experience, while instilling confidence in our own power to connect and communicate with our Highest Self and other Guides to heal ourselves... We all contain within us our own shamans! But, these classes are taught with joy, so there is talking and laughing and often very interesting conversations during classes! Shamanic Yoga Classes are 10 dollar dropin style ... class cancellations or important updates will be posted on the day of class on the Metamorphosis Arts Facebook page.... or contact Kim here.
Shamanic Energy Work combines the ancient and beautiful art of Shamanism with Reiki - a form of energy work - chakra work, crystals, shadow work - work to clear childhood and adult onset traumas - body work, breath work, intentional music and introduction to Spirit Guides in a private and confidential, one-on-one setting. This is a very personal undertaking. We work with Guides from the Spirit Realm such as Galactic Family, Angelics, Ascended Masters, Elementals, Spirit Animals, etc. and with their support can work to clear traumas such as rape, abuse, feeling unworthy, feeling unloveable, anxiety and all the other "things" that hold us back from experiencing this beautiful human adventure as the powerful creators WE TRULY ARE!
The sessions are usually 3-4 hours and we are always protected within the circle of light and love. Most people are tired after the appointment and just wish to rest and reflect. Where I go, you go... we journey together to meet your Guides.... and that can be exhausting the first time... so please plan accordingly (i.e. don't plan on a day when you will need to immediately go into work, etc.). Appointments are 65 dollars regardless of the length of time we are together... NOT because I wish to undercut any other workers in the area, but because I accepted a lifetime oath "to serve any on their journey to self healing regardless of their ability to pay" and I will honor that oath and the Guides that brought it to me. So if 65 dollars is a hardship, please contact me... health and happiness are your birthright and are not dependent upon your ability to pay for a service... we will work it out! :)
Due to the personal nature of this work, I ask that we speak prior to scheduling an appointment just to ensure you are comfortable with my style... your comfort is my priority... and if you are not, I will joyfully recommend other workers in the area!!! Trained in: Reiki, Soul Retrieval, Shamanic Extraction, Psychopomp, Guide Retrieval and other aspects of Shamanic Arts.
For more information or to be added to the notification list for upcoming Shamanic Workshops, please contact Kim here.
Shamanic Breathwork is a tool that acts as a bridge between the conscious and unconscious, the seen and the unseen, the normal state of consciousness and the altered/higher state of consciousness, the mind and the body, and the autonomic/somatic and parasympathetic/ sympathetic systems. You can control your breathing consciously (somatic) using pranayama or breathwork exercises... but even if you don't think about breathing, you will still breathe (autonomic)... MAGIC!!
With so much of our life spent in fight or flight (sympathetic) mode, breathwork can facilitate the shift to rest and digest (parasympathetic) mode. Breathwork works on the principle that there is a direct connection between mental and physical well being, so relaxing and releasing with breathwork dissolves tension in both the body and the mind.
Through breathing continuously without break, your body takes in more oxygen than usual, which changes the O2 and CO2 levels in your blood and brain. You enter an altered/higher state of consciousness where memories, images, emotions or body sensations can surface to be reviewed, released and integrated. The power of breathwork is that in this state, you are both the experiencer as well as the observer of the experience, enabling you to release and re-interpret the experience from a newly conscious and fresh perspective.
Through consciously connecting to the breath, you increase the flow of energy through your body (experienced as tingling, energy rushes, waves, heat, etc.). This loosens up stored blockages held in your four bodies - physical, energetic/emotional, mental and spiritual - thus working on all four bodies simultaneously.
What you experience during breathwork will vary every time and the spectrum of experiences range from: physical sensations of pain or pleasure, release of body blockages through heat or energy movement, release of emotions (sadness, anger, etc.), realizations of dysfunctional thought patterns, new thought connections and insights, deeply spiritual or energetic experiences... and so much more!
Breathwork is a journey towards freedom... and it can assist us in releasing the blockages that hold us back from experiencing our fullest, truest, free Selves, such as:
*relationship patterns and life cycles that keep repeating (karma)
*not knowing who you are and why you are here (dharma)
*not knowing what you want and therefore not expressing your full potential
*feeling trapped in a way of being
*needing to please others to the detriment of Self
*depression, anxiety, panic attacks, phobias
*shyness, low self-esteem, unworthiness, lack of confidence
*general unhappiness with your life
*an inability to feel or feelings of being disconnected from Soul and Source
Breathwork will help us know and connect with ourselves more deeply.... it will open doors we were unable to access... or ones we didn't even know existed.
For more information or to be added to the notification list for upcoming Shamanic Breathwork Ceremonies, please contact Kim here.
Move like a goddess! This class will pull influence from Bellydance, Qigong, Yoga, Pranayama/Breathwork and will connect movement to the energies of each chakra. Movements will be slow and slinky and will focus on foundational level movements to bring fluidity, control, strength and energy flow back into the body. This workshop is for all levels and is open to all genders/identifications. Recommended attire: comfy, flowy bottoms/skirts, hip scarves, etc. Register
"The Journey" is a non traditional support group that welcomes previvors, current warriors and survivors of any and all cancers. We are here to create a space to heal, learn and teach each other how to move forward from our “labels”... and most of all, to support and bring light and love to each other while bringing it back into our own lives.
The space we create will be a safe place. No judgement... only love, compassion and respect. We will do our best to leave our ego at the door during our time together.
The group is free flowing, so each week I (Nicole) will do a check in to help gauge the direction of the meeting. Topics could include: sharing & listening, learning to advocate for ourselves, art therapy, or yoga just to name a few... but options are endless! This is a no-cost group.
Our Journey is ongoing, but it does not mean we have to go it alone. For more information about The Journey, contact Nicole here.