Kintsugi Mended Heart Workshop
August 15, 10 am, $35 includes all materials and a delicious brunch by chef Anouk Booneman
Spring into Health, Ferry Drive, Rexford, New York 12148
Join me for a workshop in which you will create a personalized piece of art using the kintsugi concept to honor your strong, beautiful heart followed by a lunch poolside (menu TBD).
Kintsugi is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with gold, silver, or platinum. Transformation is not just about putting the pieces of one’s broken life back together, it’s about a total reinvention of self in which our shattered pieces are alchemized into a beautiful, thriving masterpiece. Every experience we have, whether joyful or heartbreaking, can make us stronger and increase our capacity to love ourselves and others.
The workshop will begin with a guided meditation which will help you connect to your heart center and visualize your expanded heart before beginning your painting. JuliAnn will guide you through the process of painting your heart on watercolor paper. You will then rip the heart into pieces symbolizing any heartbreaking and disappointing experiences you have had. Next you will reassemble the pieces and paint the “cracks” with metallic gold paint making the piece even more beautiful than it was when you began. This process is very therapeutic in itself and you will have a beautiful visual reminder of the power of transformation. During the process we will be discussing our experiences and paths to transformation.
Register: Workshops (springintohealth365.com)
Heart to Heart Events
I have been exploring the idea of opening a community center (Heart to Heart) in the Beekman St. area. My vision is to have a place where people can gather, connect and nourish their body, mind and soul. Part of my exploration involves doing some of the activities I envision happening at the center, at my house and other venues in the area. Below are some upcoming events taking place at my house.
Saturday Morning Coffee/Tea Hour
Join me for coffee/tea and breakfast treats at my home on a Saturday morning while we connect and share a relaxing moment. I will try out a different healthy, breakfast item recipe each time to serve along with coffee and a variety of teas.
Time: 9-10 am
Dates: 10/12, 11/9, 12/7, 1/4, 2/1, 3/7, 4/4, 5/2
Wednesday Evening Tea and Art Gatherings
Join me on a Wednesday evening in my home studio to connect, support and inspire each other. We will begin each gathering with some tea and a chance to share our intention/focus for the month. We will then use provided art materials to create, play and record ideas and experiences in an art journal. There are no rules and the focus will be on the experience of creation, not on the product. This group will be limited to eight people (including me) so please be sure to RSVP early.
$10 suggested donation for supplies.
Time: 6:30-8:30 pm
Dates: 10/23, 11/20, 12/18, 1/15, 2/12, 3/18, 4/15, 5/13
RSVP to JuliAnn@JuliAnnGessler.com. There is no need to commit to all dates in a series.
Peek Through The Portal with Sheila Applegate
Saturday, September 7
2 – 3:30 pm
Namaste Yoga Studio
Saratoga Springs, NY
In this inspirational talk, Sheila explores how guided meditation and communication beyond physicality can enhance your emotional health, relationships and career.
This guidance is practical, compassionate, expansive and lighthearted. Sheila helps people reconnect to the truth within them, enhance their relationships, propel their careers, heal grief, discover joy and love deeply.
This event is perfect for those who want to experience channeling and learn more about the process. It is also perfect for those who simply can’t get enough of these majestic messages and want to bask in the energy of the Divine.
Awaken to the clarity that is already within you by attending this Peek Through The Portal With Sheila Applegate.
‘SHE DREAMS BIG’ WOMEN’s Summit
Saturday, April 13th
8 am – 4:30 pm
Renaissance Hotel, Albany, New York
$50 per person includes breakfast and lunch
The Power of Forgiveness Workshop – 11 am
Holding onto hurt, bitterness and resentment creates roadblocks in your own life path. By forgiving and releasing these, you clear the way to create the beautiful life you are meant to live.
In this workshop we will discuss the meaning of forgiveness, learn some clearing exercises and create a therapeutic art piece to bring home as a reminder of the power of forgiveness and your ability to create a beautiful life.
Choosing to forgive is not about condoning bad behavior. Nor does it require you to let someone back into your life. In fact, forgiveness is not about anyone else at all. It’s about you and your choice to not be defined by this painful experience moving forward. It’s about your decision to not live a compromised life because of this disappointment, and your resolve to be liberated from all toxic emotions that could seriously diminish your chances for happiness in the future. Katherine Woodward Thomas
Saturday, February 9 from 1-3:30 pm
Bloom Fitness Boutique
153 Regent Street
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Join relationship coach JuliAnn Gessler and Nia Black Belt Teacher Laura Bulatao for a fun afternoon of love and connection including:
- Guided meditation and visioning
- Identifying ways of being that will help you become magnetic to love
- Heart opening exercises to release old barriers to love
- Creating an art project as a visual reminder of the love that surrounds you always
- Joyful Nia movement that will help you express love toward your body, mind, emotions, and spirit
Please bring a notebook and water bottle and dress comfortably in clothes you can move in.