Capen Hill Nature Sanctuary is an 86 acre wildlife preserve located on 56 Capen Road, Charlton, MA. Trails are open from dawn until dusk. Visitor Center has a gift shop, library and animal residents. We offer Birthday Parties and Nature Programs.
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The Town of Charlton Massachusetts was founded in 1755 and is located in the south-central portion of Worcester County and is less than 50 miles away from Boston.
History of the town includes James Capen Adams also known as "Grizzly Adams" who was one of the last mountain men. Adams spent eight years in the Rocky Mountains. He became a friend and slayer of grizzly bears as well as having several hand to fang encounters with the bears. In 1860 Adams died with his boots on and was buried in the Old Burying Ground in Charlton.
History of the town also includes that of Dr. William Thomas Green Morton whose experiments with ether first made anesthesia possible during surgical operations. Visit the cemeteries for a closer look at both the head stones of Grizzly Adams and Dr. Morton as well as a peek into your own family roots!
Join Heiner Fruehauf and Lonny Jarrett – two of the leading practitioners, teachers and scholars of Chinese medicine – for this 5-day retreat. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take part in an inquiry into the deeper and higher dimensions of medicine with these two teachers. Heiner and Lonny will co-teach all sessions, complementing each other’s knowledge, and striving to push into new domains. Hosted at the Eastover Estate & Retreat, a breathtaking 600-acre sanctuary nestled in the beautiful Berkshires, this is sure to be a nourishing and enlightening opportunity for personal and professional growth. Forty hours of continuing education credits are being applied for.
This all-inclusive package includes:
Daily meditation and qi gong
Three teaching sessions daily
Facilitated discussion groups
Well-appointed accommodations to suit everyone’s budget: from rustic to contemporary.
Three highly nutritious gourmet meals daily with vegetarian options.
Heated indoor pool, sauna, hot tub, tennis courts, and woodland trails.
When: Aug 26, 2015 4 PM to Aug 30, 2015 1 PMin Charlton, Massachusetts (Wed, 26 Aug 2015 16 )
Join Gina Barrett, John Rene Berard & special guests for 5 days of Tantra lifestyle transformation & play at the new Eastover Estate in Lenox, MA!
During this Tantra lifestyle immersion, you will...
Share daily solo & partner Tantra yoga & qigong practices in the mansion & meditation gardens, surrounded by the Berkshire Mountains.
Move through the chakras & embody your sensual self
Enjoy sacred touch
Be guided to create an energy based orgasm
Practice honest, clear & loving communication skills to express your needs
Relax by the pool, receive healing arts treatment (additional cost), hot tub or take walks along the 660 acres of trails
Why go anywhere else when you can make deep connections & embody Tantra lifestyle in community?
Prana Regina Barrett and John Rene Berard have shared a Taoist, shamanic, and yoga-based tantra path for 18 years. They share safe and sacred movement, breath, play, touch, communication and intimacy. Allow these practices to awaken your true purpose, enliven your senses, and expand and elevate your connection with Self and others!
Tantra is a practice of breath, movement, sound, meditation and bodywork that encourages the body’s energy centers and pathways to open, so dormant energy is free to rise. Tantra practices also help to bring balance to the active & passive Sky & Earth energies one experiences within and around us. When Tantra becomes a lifestyle practice, one can experience new levels of expansion, clarity and connection.
Rejuvenate your relationship in the Berkshires.The Urban Tantra Experience is an approach to sacred sexuality that adapts and blends conscious sexuality practices from Tantra to BDSM into a hot and healing brand of sex for the 21st century sensualist. Learn the secrets for giving and receiving a body-melting, mind-altering, sensual and erotic massage. You’ll also learn how conscious breath and energy work can transform touch into a deeply intimate ecstatic encounter. All genders and sexual preferences welcome.
Healing Touch is a Philosophy, a way of caring, and a sacred healing art. It is an energy based therapeutic approach to healing.
By assessing, treating and evaluating the energy system, the practitioner assists the client to self heal.
Anyone is capable of taking these classes. You need not be a professional. The individual must desire an in-depth understanding and practice of healing touch work using energy based concepts.
Healing touch is a multi level program using energy based therapy that moves from beginning to advanced practice.
These techniques were designed for use on people, but have been found to be extremely useful when working with animals as well.
The HTI Healing Touch Certificate Progarm has been in place since 1996. It is the continuing education program of Healing Beyond Borders, Educating and certifying the Healing Touch™. Classes are sequenced through five levels using didactic and experientral learning modatities. Five levels of classes move the student from a beginning to an advanced practitioner and incorporate a variety of energy-based modalities that are sequenced per class levels.
Level 2 is for students who have completed Level 1 and wish to increase breath and deph in the study of Healing Touch. (17.5 continuing education contact hours.) The second level of study in Healing Touch includes an intake interview, back techniques and a one-hour healing sequence. Emphasis in the experiental learning is on developing healing sequences for specific client needs.
Level 2 Objectives
The participant will:
Share the experience of practicing level 1 techniques.
Develop interviewing and additional assessment skills.
Demonstrate a one-hour healing sequence for specific client problems.
Document clinical work.
Practice back and neck techniques.
Describe specific techniques in addressing client health challenges.
Describe application of Healing Beyond Borders, Educating and certifying the Healing Touch™ Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics within a Healing Touch session.
When: May 7, 2015 4 PM to May 9, 2015 1 PMin Charlton, Massachusetts (Thu, 07 May 2015 16 )
WHO: This course is for anyone wanting to understand different philosophies and evidence-based habits that are correlated with general well-being and happiness. While everyone is welcome, this course may be especially suited for people in direct service and helping professions like therapists, social workers, life coaches, holistic counselors, doctors, psychologists, and educators.
WHAT: Bring the science of happiness to life with this intensive course that explores seven research-based habits of well-being: relationships, caring, flow, health and wellness, positive mindset, spiritual engagement and meaning, and strengths and virtues. Learn about the latest research on happiness in a setting that encourages self-exploration and critical inquiry. Discover concrete tools and strategies to cultivate habits that research shows to correlates with improved well-being and/or decreased anxiety and depression. Explore how to use these practices in your personal life, profession, and communities.
WHEN: The course will be held from Sunday August 16th (arrival by 5:00pm) to August 23rd (12:00pm on Sunday).
WHERE: Eastover Estate and Retreat, located in the beautiful Berkshires on 600 acres of unspoiled natural beauty with inspiring views.
WHY: Increase your happiness and improve the well-being of those around you by:
Cultivating positive interpersonal relationships in your personal and professional life
Exploring and designing ways to help others in your communities, families, and/or organizations
Discovering new and existing activities that bring you greater fulfillment
Understanding the relationship between physical, emotional, and mental health
Learning tools and strategies for cultivating optimism, gratitude, and mindfulness
Discovering and clarifying your sense of purpose or greater meaning in life
Identifying and using your character strengths for the greater good
When: Aug 16, 2015 4 PM to Aug 23, 2015 1 PMin Charlton, Massachusetts (Sun, 16 Aug 2015 16 )
Join us for your ultimate transfiguration! As you remember your Divinity and access your full potential with these cutting-edge tools offered here by Grand-Master Sandra Saradesi. Enjoy life and transcend limitations, open to endless possibilities and remember that you are all things…and that All is also YOU. Immerse yourself in this One of a Kind Retreat designed specifically for your next level of Evolution in consciousness...
Here is a taste of our Cutting Edge program: We will start our days with a day of deep silence and hands on healings for everyone on day 1 and we’ll continue with all the tools to necessary tools to promote higher states of consciousness, awareness and silencing the inner dialogue of the mind.
We will delve into the most mystic forms of Yoga, The Yoga of Illumination, for all levels of practitioners - four different types under this name - The ancient Arasatma Breathing techniques for grounding and clearing of the Pranic tube, these techniques will also assist with the increasing of our power for Manifestation. Followed by Angelic Healing Circles that will include “Emotional-Tune-ups” to purify your Meridians and negative emotions, 48 in total (with Acupressure and Egyptian sacred oils) in order to assist you with your next level of evolution in consciousness; we will also enjoy daily guided Meditations. Topics such as The Principles of Abundance, Principals of Perpetual Self-Regeneration, The Art of Happiness and Divine Love will also be taught as part of the Curriculum.
There will be plenty of time to relax, to enjoy and invigorate with walks on the property trails, outings to museums, nature hikes, music concerts and more…Give yourself the gift of yourself!
Join us and experience your true Divinity…your FULL POTENTIAL!
When: Aug 23, 2015 4 PM to Aug 30, 2015 1 PMin Charlton, Massachusetts (Sun, 23 Aug 2015 16 )
Energy Practitioners, Reiki Practitioners, students or Healing Touch, Practitioners working with Trauma, PTSD, & Chronic/Acute Illness.
In this 3 day prgoram, studentd will learn and experience a series of Full Spectrum, Energy based techniques that may be used to repair, restructure, and strengthen the Hara Line, Cleanse, repair, and re-connect the chakra system to the Hara, and support and balance the entie human bio-energetic system.
Discuss the anatomy and physiology of human bio-energetic systems
Practice Clinical Alignment of the Hara Line
Identify the effect of trauma on the bio-energetic systems
Identify, repair strengthen the Hara Line
Reconnect, support and balance the chakra's and the bio-energetic systems
The HTI Healing Touch Certificate Program has been in place since 1996. It is the continuing education program of Healing Beyond Borders, Educating and certifying the Healing Touch. Classes are sequenced through five levels using didactic and experiential learning modalities. Five levels of classes move the student from a beginning to an advanced practitioner and incorporate a variety of energy-based modalities that are sequenced per class levels. Level 1 begins with 18 continuing education contact hours of instruction, allowing persons with caring backgrounds to enter, acknowledge their previous learning and to further develop concepts and skills in energy-based therapy. A strong commitment to personal growth is required.
Do you, your family members or clients suffer from some frustrating, debilitating or a nagging condition that have resisted healing. Would you like to learn a set of self-help tools that truly work, because they address what is actually happening in your body? Get a healing, uplift your spirits and regain your hope in an atmosphere of warmth and playful exploration. This is a new program in the Energy Mastery certification track from Yuliya Cohen, a visionary teacher, energy coach, medical intuitive, tantra educator and a healer who for almost 30 years has been offering unique perspectives and a groundbreaking mind-body solutions that will empower you to unlock the inner healing potential of your body for rapid healing and repair of your deepest wounding. We will be exploring the Four Energy Gates (not the same as chakras), the vitally important major energy relay stations of the body and a vehicle through which the flow of our vital energy is directed that keeps the body aligned and balanced. Ancient energy medicine practitioners were aware of how our bodies regulated this flow of energy. These practitioners developed detailed maps of the Four Gate energy systems and how they affect our emotional and physical health. Taoists masters teach that without energy flow through the Gates there is no embodiment and there is no life. Discover how a wide range of physical and emotional symptoms are caused by this little understood vertical energy displacement of the energy field within the body through the Four Energy Gates. Every time you are shocked by some unexpected/traumatic event or even a news report, part of your energy literally checks out, jumps out of your body? Hence the expression to "jump up" in surprise. Adjusting this displacement by realigning and reintegrating your energy field back into the body along with reprograming your neural pathways, will bring quick relief and resolution to your discomforts associated with a plethora of seemingly unrelated and unexplained conditions, such as insomnia, rapid heartbeat, racing thoughts, abdominal distress, severe headaches, feeling dizzy or faint, loss of energy, anxiety and panic disorder, unexplainable rashes, suicidal states and many cases of mental illness diagnoses, as well as various issues related to sexual dysfunction or sexual performance and many others. Through highly experiential presentations, live demonstrations and personal practices of movement and mediation, learn the system of Energy Gates and powerful techniques that will: Step-by-step, safely and playfully shift you through four levels of embodiment into a full presence within yourself and with other people in your life. Decrease anxiety, eliminate persistent worries, and create states of profound healing Significantly lower your stress levels and lower your levels of brain chemicals related to worries, fears and anxiety, and increase your production of vital (and very pleasurable) brain chemicals related to your well-being Dramatically improve your ability to sleep better, focus, concentrate and think more clearly, increase you vitality and desire. Stimulate the creation of new neural pathways between the right and left hemispheres of your brain, balancing your brain and leading you to a high-performance state, scientists call "whole brain functioning" What distinguishes this course: Expert knowledge and fundamental practicality - Much of professional advice that is based on theoretically learned knowledge of what must be going with you, often leaves you frustrated, misunderstood and utterly hopeless. Yuliya is a master teacher who's depth of understanding is grounded in the first hand knowledge, since she has personally discovered the universal system of Energetic Structural Displacement in the course of an extensive personal experience in her 30 year private practice with thousands of clients, by investigating what worked and did not work within the existing systems and paradigms and then researching how this knowledge is reflected in all the major spiritual traditions. Comprehensive personal support - Yuliya is an energy intuitive and and an energy coach who is able to provide you with a new framework that completely validates every aspect of your experience and guide you through all the necessary steps toward the long awaited healing. Having had an opportunity to work with the most varied range of conditions and symptoms related to Energetic Displacement, she will be able to answer all the questions you have always wanted to find an answer to, and offer you a practical advice and guidance for healing your particular condition.
Awaken the Authentic Self: 5 Steps to Living and Working More Consciously
Have you noticed?
In today’s fast-paced and stress-filled world, many of us find ourselves living lives of quiet desperation. How often do we find ourselves regretting the past or worrying about the future? Many of us feel so scattered and inattentive we have lost the capacity to achieve even our most rudimentary goals. Life’s constant pressures and daily distractions have eroded our self-confidence and inner peace to such an extent that we have become despondent and dispirited. Through a simple, fully integrated five-step practice, each of us can learn to live and work more consciously and compassionately in the present moment. By Awakening the Authentic Self, we can release the painful effects of the past and transform each moment into a blooming paradise.
This introductory retreat offers individuals, business executives, educators and professionals of all fields the tools and awareness to become more conscious, aware and fully “alive” humans. By effectively addressing the lethal daily traps of habituated, conditioned and reactive thinking patterns each of us can experience gift of the Awakened and Compassionate Presence. Learn how a simple practice of meditation, coupled with appropriate spiritual guidance and deep fellowship can transform our lives making each moment filled with deep peace, insight, and expansive joy.
What’s different about this retreat?
This retreat program addresses the underlying causes and characteristics of our lack of awareness and inability to be fully conscious human beings. Through a careful and systemic analysis of our “wrong” thinking patterns, toxic beliefs and other forms of “life-alienating” behavior we can learn to develop connect to the authentic selves and experience life affirming connection to all beings. It is not for the faint of heart! We are asking ourselves to change how we see ourselves and the world. Participants will learn to live in the living presence openly, honestly and compassionately by staying in touch with the Light of Our Authentic Self. Participants will walk away from this retreat challenged, inspired and with practical and accessible tools and techniques to meet life’s daily challenges.
Benefits and Outcomes of this retreat include:
• Staying centered, connected and conscious within our Authentic Self • Develop expansive compassionate awareness of ourselves and others • Increase the quality and depth of our communication skills and attention • Learn how to reframe and refocus our attention and not dwell on the past or worry about the future • Connect to our inner spiritual guides through meditation. • Develop and extend our ability to stay fully focused and concentrated • Develop and extend your practice of Meditation
Why this approach works.
This unique “integrative” approach utilizes a full spectrum of proven life enhancing and life changing tools: including mystical insights from the great spiritual masters of all traditions, a variety of body/mind contemplative practices and careful systemic self-analysis. Some of the individual and group activities include, quiet reflection, interactive discussion, storytelling, inspired poetry and music, Iyengar yoga, and silent and guided meditation.
Sponsored by the Science of Spirituality
Under the Direction of His Holiness Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj
These highly experiential and interactive seminars are designed to educate the health and exercise professional, with regularly up-dated evidence, on the epidemiology, pathology and sequelae of osteoporosis and to give the clinician practical information that they can use in their clinics the very next day. The Meeks Method, a comprehensive 12-point approach to the physical therapy management of patients with osteoporosis, is an evidence-based, SAFE and therapeutic movement program adaptable to all levels of care and all age groups. It has been shown to be useful in the care of patients with back pathologies such as spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, and degenerative disc disease among others. Learning to move from the bones, with safety and therapeutic intent for the bones as the focus of movement, and with an optimally-aligned spine maintaining the natural spinal curves will change both the way YOU move and teach others to move. LEVEL 1 - OSTEOPOROSIS: A Comprehensive Treatment Strategy LEVEL 2 - Advanced Movement Concepts for Skeletal Health LEVEL 3 - Therapy For The Therapist These seminars are designed primarily for the physical therapist and physical therapist assistant; however, the information is also highly applicable to occupational therapists, certified occupational therapist assistants, other medical and degreed exercise professionals as well as Yoga and Pilates teachers. Level 3 is primarily for Physical Therapists. However, depending upon circumstances and the therapist's involvement with The Meeks Method, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapist Assistants, Yoga and Pilates Teachers, and Exercise Professionals may be welcomed into the Level 3 course. Contact Sara Meeks Seminars for details.
Are you ready for a magical weekend in the heart of the Berkshires? Come to renew your passion for the outdoors, connect with like-minded people, and feel spirited and fully alive through yoga. Spring is a great time to explore nature. We'll observe the new plant growth and animal tracks on our walks through raised trails in the wetlands and on our hike through October Mountain State Park to the Appalachian Trail. Begin each day with sun salutations and qigong. After a full day outdoors, you can enjoy floating meditation in the pool, soothing qigong movements, or a restorative yoga session. A short walk from there, on the property, awaits Tally Ho, an iconic bar and reception space. You'll greet the new day by a roaring bonfire, have breakfast, hike if you choose, and rejuvenate with moderate yoga. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Are you ready for a magical weekend in the heart of the Berkshires? Are you ready to renew your passion for the outdoors; connect with like-minded people, and come away feeling spirited and fully alive. Experience a winter wonderland at Eastover. Let's take our snowshoes through beautiful winter trails through October Mountain State Forest to the Appalachian trail. Begin each day with sun salutations and qigong. After a full day outdoors, you can enjoy floating meditation in the pool, soothing qigong movements, or a restorative yoga session. A short walk from there, on the property, awaits Tally Ho, an iconic bar and reception space. You'll greet the new day by a roaring bonfire, have breakfast, a short walk, and rejuvenate with moderate yoga. Contact email@example.com for more information
Release, Recharge and Reawaken…… Programing New Patterns through cleansing and connection. This retreat/cleanse offers a transformative experience through meditation, energetic and spiritual development as well as cleansing the physical body with high vibrational foods and juices. Whether you want to simply reclaim your inner peace in the midst of a life that is controlling you, do some soul searching or go deeper into your spiritual life, this retreat is for you! Our time together is mapped out with a blend of movement and classes to heighten our vibrational consciousness. Remove any expectations, as well as structure and simply allow the experience of surrender.
~ As we become immersed in spring, the buds begin to flower and new life begins to flourish…invest in your soul.
ReClaim….to reset, remove what is no longer serving
ReAwaken…to remember our authentic origin
Cleanse: you will beginning stepping into the transformation process with 4-16oz. fresh organic juices, all organic alkalizing foods, 5 Days of Cleansing Herbs from Dragon Herbs, manual, recipes, and 5 day after the cleanse support, via email.
When: May 13, 2015 4 PM to May 17, 2015 1 PMin Charlton, Massachusetts (Wed, 13 May 2015 16 )
Hike through the 600 acre woodland of Eastover, learn about the environment, and get back in touch with nature. Study foraging and nature, locate the wild healing plants in your back yard, and satisfy your pallet by cooking with "Wildman" Steve Brill. Explore our renewable resources and reaffirm our commitment to preserving and building our ecological riches.
There will be foraging, hiking, and cooking classes throughout the whole weekend.
When: May 1, 2015 4 PM to May 3, 2015 1 PMin Charlton, Massachusetts (Fri, 01 May 2015 16 )
One of the most challenging health concerns in the U.S. is obesity. The number of overweight and obese adults and children in this country has risen dramatically in the last 5 years. It is truly a problem in epidemic proportion. Eating disorders like anorexia and bulemia have also increased as people's relationship to food has become so imbalanced. With weight increasing, type 2 diabetes and heart disease have risen as well. There is no question that diet and lifestyle play an enormous role in prevention of these health concerns as well as the reversal.
This special weekend program will give you the tools to find your optimal weight with minimal effort. We will look at how to address blood sugar issues the natural way as well as how to reverse heart disease using food, natural remedies and lifestyle. The program also includes 2 cooking classes where you will see and taste specific dishes and remedies to create the balance we are looking for. Warren's lectures on weight, diabetes and heart disease will clarify just how to address these concerns.
Don't miss this fabulous weekend of education, great food and fun!
When: Apr 30, 2015 4 PM to May 3, 2015 1 PMin Charlton, Massachusetts (Thu, 30 Apr 2015 16 )
In this workshop, students will learn Permaculture principles as applied in temperate homes and gardens. We will discuss organic gardening, building with local natural materials, ecological lawn, meadow, stream and wetland care, orchards, composting, off-the-grid water systems, and domestic and wild animal management. Bring questions about your garden and home and be prepared to learn about ideas that can improve your quality of life, simplify your needs, and increase your family time by cooperating with ecological processes to create abundance and diversity.
When: May 15, 2015 4 PM to May 17, 2015 1 PMin Charlton, Massachusetts (Fri, 15 May 2015 16 )
Healing and Rejuvenating our Immune System, Nerve, Glands and Hormones Through Yoga, Exercise and Detoxification Practices
Join Jeff Migdow, M.D. in this powerfully rejuvenating retreat program as we explore yoga, breathing and lifestyle practices, including exercise, herbs and diet, that will:
strengthen your immune system, decreasing susceptibility to disease
relax your nervous system, increasing mental clarity, emotional balance and joy
recharge and balance your adrenal and thyroid glands, increasing vitality and metabolism,
detoxify and purify your blood, liver and kidneys, helping to heal and rejuvenate your cells
During this program you will experience and learn powerful yogic and lifestyle techniques, including hiking and yoga in the beauty of nature, and delicious healthy meals that can diminish your stress related diseases and body pains, increase resistance to infection, aid in overcoming low thyroid and hormonal/menopausal imbalances and rejuvenate your cells, energy, mind and appearance.
When: May 21, 2015 4 PM to May 25, 2015 1 PMin Charlton, Massachusetts (Thu, 21 May 2015 16 )
Healing through sacred sound is a traditional shamanic medicine path that has been widely used by every indigenous culture in the world since the beginning of time to maintain wellness, balance, a clear connection with the nature and the spirit realms, and a full union with all of life. Pravada Sound Healing weaves the heart of this ancient practice into a new method of self-healing and empowerment that supports mindfulness, spiritual awakening, full connection with the human, nature, and spirit realms, and tremendous personal transformation in daily life.
In this experiential workshop, Nina Umai Spiro, ( founder of Pravada ), teaches us to re-connect with the innate wisdom and power of our own sacred vocal sound, as it is a natural vehicle for becoming present in each moment, awakening our most authentic selves, and living in full union with all beings.
While honoring every group member as a sacred teacher, we will experience the awakening and complete transformation that " full spectrum vision " ( tm ) brings, as the unique ability of our own voices leads us deeply into shamanic sound altered states.
In these natural states, we are easily able to arrive fully in our bodies, learn to hear, trust and follow our own wisdom and guidance,... heal fully,...receive guidance from other realms, ...and live in complete partnership with the earth, spirits, and all our relations.
When we are more fully present, we automatically return to a healthy balance with all of life, rejoin our original state of oneness, ( where we are held lovingly in balance by all beings ), and re-awaken to the beauty and guidance that always exists within and around us.
In our circle, we will each learn follow the natural wisdom that calls us home to be the radiant beings we are here to be in this lifetime,...as we learn about our unique individual gifts, and receive precious healing blessings from our many relations in all forms.
" Prepare to be moved when Nina Umai's fluting enters you. She gives sweet voice to the earth, the plants, your bones, sticks, and stones. Delicious and deeply nourishing." ~ Susan Weed, Wise Woman Tradition, author and herbalist. ~
"In the hands of Nina Umai Spiro the Native American flute becomes a powerful instrument of healing and contemplation.....When she plays the flute, she goes deep within, and draws the listener in with her." ~ Daniel Jarvis - flute maker, teacher, and concert performer ~
When: May 22, 2015 4 PM to May 25, 2015 1 PMin Charlton, Massachusetts (Fri, 22 May 2015 16 )
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