Workshops & Events






 
“Healing doesn’t mean the damage never existed.
It means the damage no longer controls your life.”

Akshay Dube

Listening to Your Body
Zoom monthly drop-in class

2nd Wednesdays

9a-10a Pacific

Zoom

Develop a healing relationship with your body

Harness  your innate wisdom

Have your body be a safe and nurturing place

 

Our body talks to us all the time - not in the language of words, but in sensations and vibrations. Our body stores all our feelings, many of which the mind has either forgotten or ignored. When we have unresolved feelings, they can become trapped or stuck in our body, causing aches and pains, stiffness and soreness, poor digestion, sleeplessness, depression, and even illness. 

When we take the time to listen to our body, we can gain awareness of our feelings, energy, and even wisdom and intuition. We can gain knowledge about our habits, tendencies, and old patterns that aren't working for us any longer. We can make healthier choices for our lives. 

Sometimes, our body is not a safe place to be, due to our life experiences. As we start to listen to our body, we can discover within us a place that is solid and grounded, a place that is safe and nurturing, a place that is the source of love and joy.  We can learn to cultivate this feeling and rely on it to soothe ourselves during tough emotional times or whenever we are triggered from our past.  

 

Benefits of this class:

  • Enhance your ability to tune into the subtle and not-so-subtle sensations of your body to more quickly identify when you are becoming stressed, anxious, triggered, or ill.

  • Drop into a deeper state of awareness of your feelings, energy, and innate wisdom

  • Cultivate a safe and nurturing feeling in your body that you can go to any time

  • Relate to your emotions as body sensations, so they are not so overwhelming

  • Become more grounded, calm, and resilient 

What we do:

After a brief introduction, I lead you through a guided meditation where you will slowly scan your body, taking note of all the sensations. Instead of assigning meaning to these sensations, you will simply feel them in their raw form. For example, you may notice a heaviness in your chest, a tingling on the surface of one of your arms, or an expansiveness in your belly. You will simply notice, without judging. There may be "ah-ha" moments, where intuition and wisdom come forward. The more you work with this meditation, the more information you are able to retrieve and resolve. Over time, you will learn to tune into your body during your everyday life and notice much sooner when you are becoming stressed, nervous, triggered, or ill. 

“Move deep in your sensation, and you will realize the spirit in the body. Your life is possible only because of the spirit. The spirit is your power in the body.”
― Roshan Sharma

When: 2nd Wednesday (this is a drop-in class)

Time: 9a-10a

Cost: sliding scale $10-$15

Location: Zoom

To Attend and for Zoom link: email joyce@joyceleonard.com or call/text 831-421-1877

 

A Time for Healing Group Breathwork
Zoom monthly drop-in classes

3rd Tuesdays

6:30p-8p

Zoom

Reduce physical and emotional pain

Heal from past hurts

Increase self-love and acceptance

 

Breathwork is a type of therapy that utilizes specific breathing patterns to improve mental, physical, and spiritual wellness. The breathwork that I use during our sessions is called the Conscious Connected Breath. Using full deep breaths, you breathe in and out continuously, through your mouth. You do not hold your breath at any point. The pace of the breathing changes, increasing and decreasing in pace, throughout the session.

This type of breathing is designed to tone down our thinking mind and put us in touch with our wisdom mind. It also drops us into our bodies – where emotions and feelings are stored. With our thinking mind toned down and our wisdom mind and our bodies more front and center, we can start to release the energies of anxiety and stress, depression, insomnia, poor digestion, and trauma. Our state of being and our perspective on life and the world we live in also starts to change as we do this healing work. We can even receive messages about how we’re living our lives or a path forward.

Benefits of this class:

  • Take a break from your mind and come into your body

  • Heal from anger, anxiety, isolation, and trauma

  • Reduce physical and emotional pain

  • Enhance your connection to gratitude, authenticity, and wisdom

  • Increase self-love and acceptance

  • Explore altered states of consciousness - naturally. 

 


What we do: 

We’ll do a 45-minute open-mouth, conscious connected breathing pattern, accompanied by music, while you are either sitting or lying down. I’ll guide you the entire way. There will be instruction in the beginning and time for sharing afterwards. 

 

Note: If you have cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, glaucoma or detached retinas, brain or abdominal aneurysms, bi-polar, epilepsy, schizophrenia, uncontrolled diabetes or thyroid conditions, or a sensitive pregnancy, please check with your doctor before joining. 

 

"The breath is like a river and is our path

to the ocean of peace that lies within." 

Michael Brant De Maria

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Zoom Sessions: 

When: 3rd Tuesdays (this is a drop-in class)

Time: 6:45p-8p

Cost: sliding scale $15-$25

Location: Zoom

To Attend: email joyce@joyceleonard.com or text/call 831-421-1877

Guided Meditation Circles
Zoom weekly drop-in class

Every Thursday

6:45p-7:45p Pacific

Zoom

Calm your mind 

 

Relax your body

Become more present in your life

Meditation is a way to calm our busy minds, relax our tense bodies, and become more present in our lives. With guided meditation, you can sit back and allow me to be the driver as you journey into a deep meditative state of being. When we meditate with a group of people, it is more potent than meditating alone. 

Benefits of guided meditation: 

  • Feel less stress and anxiety

  • Reduce physical pain

  • Sleep better

  • Experience less anger and negative thinking

  • Increase feelings of well-being

 

Enjoy this time of relaxation and connection with yourself and your community.

What we do:

After a brief check-in, I offer a guided meditation or chant, then we sit in the space we have created, receiving whatever we need for our relaxation and healing.

“The more regularly and the more deeply you mediate,

the sooner you will find yourself acting always from a center of inner peace.” 

J. Donald Walters

When: Thursdays (this is a drop-in class)

Time: 6:45-p-7:45p 

Cost: sliding scale $10-$20

Location: Zoom

To Attend: email joyce@joyceleonard.com or text/call 831-421-1877