with Laurie Lynn Clark
*Reflexology Self-Care: Group Workshops / Private Sessions at Lotus Wings in Perth
*Bereavement Circles: Grief Sharing in a safe space.
*Land-based Practices: Day workshops for groups on the land in the Lanark Highlands (McDonald’s Corners): To inspire relationship healing and interconnection with each-other and with nature.
*From the Garden: Garlic and seasonally foraged medicinal teas.
* Also refer to Cabin/Silent Retreat Page for more land based silent retreat options.
Self-Care Reflexology Workshops
with Crystal Quartz Singing Bowls, Native Flute .
Applying pressure to reflex points on the hands and/or feet facilitates one's healing process. Sound bathing with crystal quartz singing bowls assists one in reaching homeostasis. Reflexology and Sound Bathing Sessions offers opportunity for interoception while simultaneously connecting through breath's somatic release process. Laurie offers her foraged medicinal teas to serve in the closing sharing circle. When the season allows, there is an option to participate outdoors on the land in Lanark Highlands.
Bereavement Circle Sharing:
As a Restorative Communication Circle Facilitator, she hosts bereavement circles in Lanark County Home Support/ Hospice programs. As a musician, Laurie also offers sound bathing experiences for grief ceremonies in death doula certification courses. Laurie invites the opportunity to host bereavement circle groups out on the land around the council fire in the Lanark Highlands.
Land-Based Restorative Communication Practices
Group day programs (for all ages) inspires ‘new relational healing and interconnection’ with each
other and with nature (in the Lanark Highlands). Mindfulness exercises in the cedar grove,
Restorative Communication(active listening) around the Council Fire, Foraging for medicinal
teas, salves and infusions(to take home), journaling, interception, gratitude sharing and silent
reflection while sitting on Mother Earth's lap.
Group Sound Bathing and Self-Care Reflexology
January 23d, 2020 / 7-9 pm
Limit 7 participants
Fee $30 per participant.
Last Thursday of the month. 6pm-7:30pm
November through until April, 2019-2020
Musical Sound Bathing workshop with native flute.
Drop in: $10
Balance Within Studio
Balance Within Mind Body Soul
20 Albert Street, Carleton Place
Schedule a private session with Laurie:
Laurie will also offer Reflexology and Sound Bathing Workshops in your home, business and/or organization:
Invite Laurie into your home to host a Reflexology-Sound Bathing Workshop.
(Fees will be adjusted to reflect travel time)
Group Workshop Fee
(minimum 5 participants)
$40 per participant (2 hour Reflexology/ Sound Bathing Workshop)
Individual Session Fee
(1.5 hour sessions)
Fee for private Individual sessions: $130
Fee for couples: $ 140
Note: Laurie prefers not to turn people away and is open to work with sliding-scale fees.
More about Laurie's practice...
Self-Embodiment Workshops for Women and Girls.
Given the evidence that self-objectification is linked to compromised mental and physical well-being, strategies that buffer girls and women against the internalization of a sexually objectified view of self are needed. Efforts to refocus attention on what the body does and how it feels (rather than how it looks) may provide new, direct, and positive bodily experiences.
A healthy alternative to self-objectification is experience grounded in embodiment. Laurie's self embodiment workshops assist women to find their breath, their inner voice and their unique gift through silencing the mind, reflexology techniques and breath work. Her holistic approach is strongly influenced by Rudolph Steiner's Anthroposophical lectures and biofeedback information based on her knowledge of the Reflex Pressure Points on the hands and feet.
A poem written by Wendell Berry
that hit home for me...
i. Make a place to sit down.
Sit down. Be quiet.
You must depend upon
affection, reading, knowledge,
skill—more of each
than you have—inspiration
work, growing older, patience,
for patience joins time
ii. Breathe with unconditional breath
the unconditioned air.
Shun electric wire.
Communicate slowly. Live
a three-dimensional life;
stay away from screens.
Stay away from anything
that obscures the place it is in.
There are no unsacred places;
there are only sacred places
and desecrated places.
iii. Accept what comes from silence.
Make the best you can of it.
Of the little words that come
out of the silence, like prayers
prayed back to the one who prays,
make a poem that does not disturb
the silence from which it came.”