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What Is Therapeutic Movement?

Emotions can become trapped in the body causing energetic imbalances. Offerings at H.O.P.E. are designed to connect and embolden mind/body/spirit evolution. All are designed for Therapeutic enhancement, including Qigong, Expressive Dance, Recovery Based Yoga, Yoga for Trauma, and Chair Yoga, with more to come. We believe that everything happening outside is simply a reflection of one’s inner process. To truly work towards holistic renovation all aspects must be addressed, physical, emotional and spiritual.

What Services Are Offered?

We offer both group and individual Therapeutic Movement services for adults.

Interested in working with one of our specialist one-on-one? Please contact us if you have questions or would like to schedule an individual session.

Recovery Yoga

This is a “Meeting” on the mat, followed by Yoga poses that co-ordinate with the topic of the evening to help us “feel” the experience in our bodies. Movement and meditation is designed to enhance and support the “12 Steps” but this is not an official AA meeting. ALL A’s welcome. Anyone working on themselves welcome. You do not need to identify as a member of the Recovery community. Anyone with a desire to address compulsive behaviors using the mind-body-spirit approach is invited.

Every Sunday @ 7:15PM. Donations accepted.

No one turned away. Bring your own supplies, or borrow ours. Led by Yochai W. a trained Y12SR certified instructor.

Trauma Recovery Yoga (T.R.Y.) with Patrick

Trauma lives in the body. Trauma Recovery Yoga seeks to help with release and reinstatement of calm in the body using movement, guided visualization, breath work, grounding exercises and an approach that draws on safe space creation. What makes this different than a typical yoga experience? There is no music and the instructor will not make adjustments to the student’s body. Instead, there is a consistent verbal connection and suggestions to rebuild relationships to different parts of the body using movement, breathing, etc. at a slow, contained pace. The student is always in control allowing them to build a sense of security. There are no inversions or balancing poses, everything is designed to allow for a somatic experience that is affirming and in no way triggering. There is no “right” way to engage, it is up to the student individually and what their body says is right for them. The goal, if there is one, is to help the student stay in their body and reengage with themselves in a manner that builds a new experience. A new mind-body experience can be healing in itself. This offering is recommended for anyone who identifies as recovering from trauma, anxiety, depression, addiction, grief or just a challenging period in life.

We are hoping to make this offering recurring, working up to weekly, come out and support this amazing process for yourself and others.

Space is limited due to Covid restrictions, please pre-register.

About Patrick Alan Murad

Patrick Alan Murad is trained in a wide variety of yoga styles, including Power Vinyasa and Acrobatic Yoga. He specializes in, and has a special passion for Trauma Recovery Yoga. Patrick has completed the 200 hour certification in Holistic Yoga Flow as well as a 20 hour certification in Trauma Recovery Yoga. H.O.P.E. is pleased to welcome Patrick to our team of healers and supportive helpers

Qigong - Seated Energy Work

Qigong will help you shield yourself from toxic energy, fill you up with healthy energy and keep it flowing. Most (if not all) of the movements can be done seated. Beginners are very welcome! 

Here’s what Qigong will give you:

  • Peace and serenity
  • A physical connection with your Higher Power (called Direct Prayer)
  • Increased flexibility and fewer injuries (Matt cured his own Carpal Tunnel Syndrome with Qigong alone)
  • The magical feel of your life force as it flows through your hands

Qigong with Matt recurs every 3rd Monday of the month at 6pm. Limited seated to provide a safe atmosphere for all, social distancing appropriate! Please reserve your spot! $15/person

Questions? Want to chat with Matt? Please RSVP.
Mattmintz@hopewellness-studio.com or call 909-572-1019

About Matt Mintz

Matt has been practicing and teaching the Chinese moving meditation called Qigong for over a decade. Qigong is a close relative to Tai-Chi. It is an ancient set of exercises designed to wash the internal body thereby clearing the energy channels from blockages and strengthening the internal organs and Qi or energy.

Mindful Movement

Give your mind a break and let your body do the talking. Mindful Movement invites clients to take time to honor their thoughts and feelings through expressive movement. You do not need any prior dance experience or training to attend this group. Mindful Movement explores our own authentic movement styles and encourages you to tap into your creative voice. In this group, you will learn guided exercises that help mobilize your natural energy source, increase positive experiences in the body, and improve your self-esteem.

Join us in welcoming our newest H.O.P.E. Wellness Team Member, Megan!

About Megan Shaffer, MA, R-DMT

Megan is a registered dance/movement therapist. She obtained her M.A. in clinical counseling with a specialization in dance/movement therapy at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA and holds a B.F.A. in dance performance from California State University, Long Beach.

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