Jun
23
to Jun 24

A Journey of the Heart

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Join us for a life changing workshop based on the work of Byron Katie (A Journey of the Heart)

Saturday and Sunday, June 23rd and June 24th

 

Byron Katie is the world renowned workshop leader and author of the books: Loving What Is, Question Your Thinking - Change the World, The Work of Byron Katie, and A Thousand Names for Joy as well as many children's books.

We all want to be happier, relaxed and enjoy more success in our lives.  We would love to be free of judgement and have smooth relationships with friends and family and partners. We would like to be more spiritual but are often thwarted by our own thinking.

 

What keeps us from consistently having these experiences? Why does it all seem so hard at times?

This program, based on the Work of Byron Katie, will teach you how to end your own suffering. As you are guided through the powerful process of inquiry known as the Work, you will find stressful beliefs—about life, other people, or yourself—radically shift. Through this process, lives are changed forever.

Based on Katie's direct experience of how suffering is created and ended, The Work is an astonishingly simple process, accessible to people of all ages and backgrounds, and requires nothing more than a pen, paper, and an open mind.

Through this program, anyone can learn to trace unhappiness to its source and deal with it there. Katie (as everyone calls her) not only shows us that all the problems in the world originate in our thinking: she gives us the tools to open our minds and set ourselves free.

 

With this powerful way of inquiry, perspectives shift and bring about an entirely new experience - one that is lighter, happier, easier and free of stress.  

In this hands-on workshop, lead by Tim Miller, one of the original certified facilitators of The Work, you will learn the practical tools of self-inquiry that can be used to lighten your relationships with family, friends, money, health, career, and yourself.  The workshop is presented in an atmosphere of lightness, humor and fun.

Trained by Byron Katie herself, Tim Miller is one of the first certified facilitators of The Work. He has taught this process at the New York State prison system at Beacon and Fishkill, lead multiple retreats with Adult Children of Alcoholics and taught at the Mariandale Retreat Center in New York.

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Tim served as staff and participant support leader at many of Byron Katie’s’ nine day schools and retreats, and facilitated hundreds of individuals over the past 14 years.  

Tim is also experienced in other modalities of inquiry and has worked personally with other notable teachers including Lester Levenson (the Sedona Method) and David Hawkins (author of the bestseller, Power Vs Force). He is also an experienced practitioner of The Presence Process, a powerful journey into present moment awareness.

This two day workshop is divided into four segments; each lasting approximately three hours. Both Saturday and Sunday's schedules will be similar with each beginning at 9 am. The first session of each day will last until noon. There will be a two hour break for lunch which will be followed by a second three hour segment beginning at 2 pm and ending at 5 pm. The lunch break allows time for reflection and refreshments. (Please bring your own bag lunch.)

 

Below is a basic outline of each session.

Session 1

Music
Introductions
Loving What Is, Katie's book. (All participants get a copy)
Exploration of the definition of Love
The Nature of Thought and Emotions
Completing a Judge your Neighbor Worksheet and Identifying Concepts and Beliefs
The four questions, A meditation
Subquestions to enhance self inquiry
Facilitation exercise on JYN concepts

Session 2

The Use and Power of Turnarounds
Rumi Poem
Review of Participants JYN worksheets
Using a One Belief at a Time worksheet
Guidance for doing and recieving facilitation
Breakout session to exchange facilitations
Homework

Session 3

Meditation
David Whyte Poetry
Q and A on Saturday's session
Universal Beliefs
Popcorn facilitation on Universal beliefs
Video
Judge your Neighbor Worksheet on the Body
Foundation of stress worksheet
Popcorn facilitation on stress worksheet or breakout session

Session 4

The Gift of Criticism Exploring the value of criticism
Rumi poem
Responding with an Honest No, discussion
Hidden Agendas, exploration "If, then" beliefs
Making Amends, Living Amends
Q and A
Aftercare

 

The total cost for this two day workshop is $150 which includes a copy of Byron Katie's book, Loving What Is. Preregistration is required. Please call the Center at 570-966-2484 to reserve your spot for this life affirming, life changing experience. Namaste

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World Tai Chi & Qigong Day
Apr
28
9:45 AM09:45

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day

Be a Healing Part of History!

Saturday, April 28th

 

 

Join in the Worldwide T'ai Chi & Qigong 'One World...... One Breath' Day at the Whole Life Society..... breathing together, to provide a healing vision for our world!

For nearly two decades, a quiet subtle phenomenon has grown across the planet. Each year, on the last Saturday of April, World Tai Chi & Qigong Day events have been held in 100's of cities in over 80 nations, spanning 6 continents.

 

Starting in the earliest time zones of New Zealand, mass Tai Chi & Qigong exhibitions and teach-ins will occur. The events then expand across Australia, Asia, Europe, Africa, North & South America, and end in the final time zones of Hawaii.

 

Beginning at 9:45 am on Saturday, April 28th at the Whole Life Society, 428 Market Street, New Berlin, PA.... Michael LaBant, master teacher of both practices, will lead us in a relaxing, rejuvenating hour of QiGong followed by a tea and refreshments reception.

 

This event is 'donation only' and all proceeds will benefit the Whole Life Society in its efforts to provide the Susquehanna Valley with a continuing variety of health and wellness options.

 

We hope to fill our practice sanctuary on this special day!!!! Please join us and bring all of your friends and family!

 

To Learn More About This Worldwide Event Visit:

http://www.worldtaichiday.org/

To View Past Event Videos Visit:

https://m.facebook.com/World-Tai-Chi-Qigong-Day-393654825812/

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Feb
12
6:30 PM18:30

Experience the Sound Journey with Angela Miele

For those of you who love the sound journey experience but were unable to attend the previous event, Angela has agreed to return to the Center on Monday, February 12th to share her crystal singing bowls, drums and voice toning from 6:30 - 8 pm. This event will take the place of the regularly scheduled yoga class for that evening.

Experience a profound level of relaxation and meditation that has folks coming back each and every time she is here.

This event will be donations only. Preregistration is not required. For more information feel free to call the Center at 570-966-2484.

 My name is Angela Miele, I am a way shower and light worker. My purpose at this time is to guide humanity into their hearts connecting them with their higher selves and Source of all that is. The journey is inward, into the heart vortex, one of love, one of remembering who you truly are, nothing to fear, and nothing to learn. Sharing my journey of remembering my true self is a tool for you, to guide into your true self. Along my path, I opened to remembering my creative and healing abilities. All that I do now has been guided by my higher self. I create light-infused jewelry utilizing the energy field of the crystals I work with, to aid in your awakening process. I offer private and group journeying sessions. I work with light, sound and color energy to guide you into harmonic balance with your higher self where you experience the bliss of divine love. Healing, release, awakening take place on many levels. This is an inward journey, reclaiming your power and self-mastery through the remembrance of who you already are. You can follow me at amsoulactivation.com , youtube.com/c/ AngelaMiele222, and Facebook. I have chronicled my journey through a blog, "Courage to Journey" and beginning a new one called "Choosing Love, Choosing Life". Many blessings to all!

My name is Angela Miele, I am a way shower and light worker. My purpose at this time is to guide humanity into their hearts connecting them with their higher selves and Source of all that is. The journey is inward, into the heart vortex, one of love, one of remembering who you truly are, nothing to fear, and nothing to learn. Sharing my journey of remembering my true self is a tool for you, to guide into your true self. Along my path, I opened to remembering my creative and healing abilities. All that I do now has been guided by my higher self. I create light-infused jewelry utilizing the energy field of the crystals I work with, to aid in your awakening process. I offer private and group journeying sessions. I work with light, sound and color energy to guide you into harmonic balance with your higher self where you experience the bliss of divine love. Healing, release, awakening take place on many levels. This is an inward journey, reclaiming your power and self-mastery through the remembrance of who you already are. You can follow me at amsoulactivation.com , youtube.com/c/ AngelaMiele222, and Facebook. I have chronicled my journey through a blog, "Courage to Journey" and beginning a new one called "Choosing Love, Choosing Life". Many blessings to all!

The Sound Journey
We will begin with an open discussion, sharing or just listening. I may begin with sharing some part of my journey to inspire us. I prefer an organic dialogue sharing our experiences, inspirations and questions for the benefit of us all. This will be followed by a sound journey in which I allow spirit to guide me in drumming, crystal bowls and voice toning to take us on a journey into the vortex of the heart, into conscious awareness of all that is. Experience divine bliss and receive your hearts desire. I welcome you to tone with me if you feel inspired. Each person receives individual attention and the group creates a love dynamic for the benefit of humanity, as well. Know, as you raise your vibration, you raise the vibration of collective consciousness. We are one, we are unity consciousness, and we raise the vibration together.
Jewelry created by Angela will also be available for purchase that afternoon.

 'I also create beautiful artistic jeweler designs that are imbued with light as I create it with intention to serve your highest good.  Each piece has its own energy signature and I write an intuitive message to go with it.  You will naturally be attracted to the piece that will benefit your energy field for your highest good.  May it bring you as much joy as it has brought me in making it.'   Angela Miele  

'I also create beautiful artistic jeweler designs that are imbued with light as I create it with intention to serve your highest good.  Each piece has its own energy signature and I write an intuitive message to go with it.  You will naturally be attracted to the piece that will benefit your energy field for your highest good.  May it bring you as much joy as it has brought me in making it.'   Angela Miele
 

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Jan
13
1:00 PM13:00

A Sound Journey with Angela Miele

Angela's coming back to the Center!!!! Please join us on Saturday, January 13th from 1 pm - 2:30 pm for a very special journey at the Whole Life Society. Experience a level of relaxation and meditation that is extraordinary and has folks coming back time and time again.

This event will be donations only. Preregistration is not required. For more information feel free to call the Center at 570-966-2484.

 My name is Angela Miele, I am a way shower and light worker. My purpose at this time is to guide humanity into their hearts connecting them with their higher selves and Source of all that is. The journey is inward, into the heart vortex, one of love, one of remembering who you truly are, nothing to fear, and nothing to learn. Sharing my journey of remembering my true self is a tool for you, to guide into your true self. Along my path, I opened to remembering my creative and healing abilities. All that I do now has been guided by my higher self. I create light-infused jewelry utilizing the energy field of the crystals I work with, to aid in your awakening process. I offer private and group journeying sessions. I work with light, sound and color energy to guide you into harmonic balance with your higher self where you experience the bliss of divine love. Healing, release, awakening take place on many levels. This is an inward journey, reclaiming your power and self-mastery through the remembrance of who you already are. You can follow me at amsoulactivation.com , youtube.com/c/ AngelaMiele222, and Facebook. I have chronicled my journey through a blog, "Courage to Journey" and beginning a new one called "Choosing Love, Choosing Life". Many blessings to all!

My name is Angela Miele, I am a way shower and light worker. My purpose at this time is to guide humanity into their hearts connecting them with their higher selves and Source of all that is. The journey is inward, into the heart vortex, one of love, one of remembering who you truly are, nothing to fear, and nothing to learn. Sharing my journey of remembering my true self is a tool for you, to guide into your true self. Along my path, I opened to remembering my creative and healing abilities. All that I do now has been guided by my higher self. I create light-infused jewelry utilizing the energy field of the crystals I work with, to aid in your awakening process. I offer private and group journeying sessions. I work with light, sound and color energy to guide you into harmonic balance with your higher self where you experience the bliss of divine love. Healing, release, awakening take place on many levels. This is an inward journey, reclaiming your power and self-mastery through the remembrance of who you already are. You can follow me at amsoulactivation.com , youtube.com/c/ AngelaMiele222, and Facebook. I have chronicled my journey through a blog, "Courage to Journey" and beginning a new one called "Choosing Love, Choosing Life". Many blessings to all!

The Sound Journey
We will begin with an open discussion, sharing or just listening. I may begin with sharing some part of my journey to inspire us. I prefer an organic dialogue sharing our experiences, inspirations and questions for the benefit of us all. This will be followed by a sound journey in which I allow spirit to guide me in drumming, crystal bowls and voice toning to take us on a journey into the vortex of the heart, into conscious awareness of all that is. Experience divine bliss and receive your hearts desire. I welcome you to tone with me if you feel inspired. Each person receives individual attention and the group creates a love dynamic for the benefit of humanity, as well. Know, as you raise your vibration, you raise the vibration of collective consciousness. We are one, we are unity consciousness, and we raise the vibration together.
Jewelry created by Angela will also be available for purchase that afternoon.

 'I also create beautiful artistic jeweler designs that are imbued with light as I create it with intention to serve your highest good.  Each piece has its own energy signature and I write an intuitive message to go with it.  You will naturally be attracted to the piece that will benefit your energy field for your highest good.  May it bring you as much joy as it has brought me in making it.'   Angela Miele  

'I also create beautiful artistic jeweler designs that are imbued with light as I create it with intention to serve your highest good.  Each piece has its own energy signature and I write an intuitive message to go with it.  You will naturally be attracted to the piece that will benefit your energy field for your highest good.  May it bring you as much joy as it has brought me in making it.'   Angela Miele
 

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Beijing 24 T'ai Chi 6 Week Course
Jan
9
to Feb 13

Beijing 24 T'ai Chi 6 Week Course

The Whole Life Society is proud to offer a 6 week introductory Tai Chi class for The Beijing 24.  This Tai Chi form, also known as the Simplified 24 is aimed at beginners.  It uses 24 representative moves from the traditional Yang style.  Although it has been simplified by reducing the repetition of moves and some of the more difficult kicks, it contains the important, traditional characteristics and features of the Yang family style.   This form enables beginners, old and young, to concentrate on, and appreciate, the essential principals of Tai Chi of effortless movement, relaxation and awareness of the mind and body as one. It is said to be the most popular tai chi form practiced today. 

The course will be held on Tuesday evenings from 7:15 - 8:15 pm beginning January 9th, 2018. The cost of the entire six week series is $100. We expect this course to fill up quickly so we are opening enrollment early. Call us at the Whole Life Society -  570-966-2484 to reserve your spot.

Our in house instructor is Michael LaBant, a USMC veteran and certified instructor with the National Qi Gong Association, Institute of Integral Tai Chi and Chi Gong, and a professional instructor with the National Institute of Tai Chi & Chi Gong.   LaBant has studied with numerous Masters, Teachers & Doctors of Chinese medicine, including Dr. Roger Jahnke, the founder and former president of the National Qi Gong Assoc.  Master Ken Cohen, teacher, author, and Dr. of Chinese medicine.  LaBant, a 27 year practitioner of Tai Chi and Qi Gong,  will be introducing the coarse starting in January 2018. 

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Sep
26
to Oct 24

T'ai Chi Easy - 5 Week Series

A five week T'ai Chi Easy Series is scheduled to begin Tuesday evening, September 26th from 7:15-8:15pm.  Each hour-long class will be taught by Michael LaBant.  Michael currently leads Qi Gong classes at our center and is a Professional Member of the T'ai Chi and Qi Gong Association.  He is very excited to have this opportunity to offer this new set of classes at our special place of peace in New Berlin. 

A mind-body practice that combines gentle exercises, breath practices, self-massage, and meditation, T'ai Chi Easy honors the beauty and traditions of T'ai Chi and simultaneously distills the essence and principles of T'ai Chi as a health and self-care practice for our modern times. 

T'ai Chi Easy form consists of classic and simple Qi Gong movements including the four essential Qi cultivation methods: Postural Alignment and Gentle Movements, Breath Practice, Self Applied Massage and Relaxation, and Visualization and Meditation Practices.  This compilation of practices is called the Vitality Enhancement Method and is known in China as a form of medical Qi Gong called 'Bu Zheng Qi Gong'.  For this particular program 5 movements from the traditional Yang Style Tai Chi can be done sitting (Tai Chi Chair) or standing.  It is a carefully developed approach that makes Tai Chi Easy fun and beneficial from the onset for each practitioner. 

The cost for the entire five week series is $90.00.  Pre-registration is required.  Please contact us at the Whole Life Society by calling 570-966-2484.  There is a limit of 20 students so please register today to reserve your spot. 

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Asana Alignment Workshop for Yoga Instructors
Jun
24
8:00 AM08:00

Asana Alignment Workshop for Yoga Instructors

The Whole Life Society at 428 Market Street in New Berlin, PA invites yoga instructors from around the region to a very informative asana alignment workshop being held Saturday, June 24th, 2017. 

Register securely online or by calling the Center at 570-966-2484

The instructor will be Mary De Angelis. She is a 500 hour RYT. Mary received her levels one and two Hatha training and Yoga Sutra studies in residence at Satchidananda Ashram, Yogaville VA. Mary has practiced and honed her teaching skills at her yoga studio and at various retreat centers over the last 20 years. Currently Mary is the Director of Mount Eden Retreat and Holistic Center in Washington, NJ.

DEEPEN YOUR PRACTICE, GUIDE YOUR STUDENTS TO DEEPEN THEIR OWN

8:00 to 9:00 a.m.

This hour is specifically for the Teacher Training Class of 2016. (Mary and this class of students will share experiences, ask questions, address concerns specific to their experiences instructing a Hatha 1 class and each individual's personal practice). Others attending the workshop arrive at 9 am. 

9:00 to 10:00 a.m. 

Exploration of  Alignment in Hatha Postures: We practice asana in order to create an environment of ease in the body so the mind can also dwell in quiet and ease.  Aligning the body so that every part is participating in balance with every other part creates a state of ease and integration. When this happens, the asana is meditation.

10:00 to 10:20 a.m. 

Meditation

10:20 to 11:00 a.m. 

Brunch Provided. Reading from Swami Satchidananda.

11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 

Fundamental Hip, Shoulder, Chest, Low Back and Opening Exercises.  When a student has pain and/ or difficulty with the postures, we can assist by offering exercises to release tightness and make the postures more accessible. 

1:00 to 1:15 p.m. 

Break

1:15 to 2:00 p.m.

Deep relaxation followed by meditation and closing. The cost for the entire workshop is $94 and includes brunch. Register securely online or by calling the Center at 570-966-2484

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