WORKSHOPS


For information on offering workshops and courses for your organization or facility, contact Nancy at nbloemer@fuse.net or 859-750-6710



2019 WORKSHOPS AND COURSES


Guided Meditation Adventures

One of the most consistently reported obstacles to a meditation practice is giving one’s self permission to carve out the time and space to practice.  The second most common obstacle is the sense that you are somehow not “doing it right” and would prefer some kind of gentle guidance. 

This series is designed to address both obstacles.  Taking place on the second and fourth Monday evenings of each month, this series sets aside the time and space to explore your inner silence with a gentle guide to assist you during the journey.  No meditation experience is necessary for these sessions and seasoned meditators are welcome, too.  You will be encouraged to “get comfortable” and for many people (myself included) that means lying down.  Or, you may sit upright if that is your preference.  No rules or regulations here – just time to spend with your own inner stillness.  Bring a mat, blanket, pillows and whatever allows you to get comfortable.  You might also want to bring a journal to record any insights or self-discoveries that arise.

Many people find it helpful to be a part of a group meditation experience, specifically benefiting from the “collective” stillness.  I hope you can join us for these meditative adventures, finding novel ways to spend time with and nurture yourself.

Dates:          Second and Fourth Monday Evenings of the Month
Time:           6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Location:     St. Charles Lodge, Level C Conference Room,
                    600 Farrell Drive, Ft. Wright, Kentucky 41011
Fee:             $15

September 2019 Guided Meditations
Monday, September 9, 2019
Mindfulness:  Practice the art of being fully present, awake and aware.

Monday, September 23, 2019
Nalu:  Practice the Hawaiian meditation technique of “being at peace with.”


October 2019 Guided Meditations
The October Chill: Snuggle up and Relax into Fall
Sessions in October will have one purpose – to help you relax deeply.  Bring your mat and a blanket and prepare to find stillness in body, mind and spirit!
Monday, October 14, 2019
Monday, October 28, 2019



Previous Meditation Journeys
August 2019 Guided Meditations

Monday, August 12, 2019
Little Buddha Meditation:  Changing how we react to the people, places and events in our life requires a change in how we interpret them.  This meditation practice can help us see things in a new light.

Monday, August, 26, 2019
Harmonizing Relationships: Based in the Hawaiian practice of ho’oponopono, this guided meditation will walk you through an inner process for harmonizing relationships.






Previously Presented Course Sessions:


Cultivating Therapeutic Presence: Caring for Yourself While Caring for Others
Would you like to be more of a healing presence for others?
Do caregiving activities (professional or personal) leave you feeling helpless and drained?
Do you wish you had dedicated time and space to explore how you choose to “be” with others?

Therapeutic presence has been described as a way of being fully present physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually with another in order to accompany them in their healing journey.   We are all called upon to do this work at one time or another either through professional choice or personal responsibility.  These six sessions allow time to examine and define how you “show up” in a way that is uniquely yours and serves both you and those with whom you interact.

Sessions will build upon techniques and discussions from previous sessions. 
By the end of the series, you will have:
- Explored and defined for yourself how you choose to “show up” with another
- Acquired specific skill sets for being present physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually
- Established your own approach to preparing for, participating in and processing interactions
- Gained concrete and pragmatic tools for addressing burnout and compassion fatigue

Series Outline:
Sessions I and II: Preparation (Self-care; “Presence” skills development; Intention setting; Conscious ritual)
Sessions III and IV: Participation (Roles, Expectations, Limitations, Focus, Presence, Listening, Confidence, Protection, Effectiveness, Flexibility)
Sessions V and VI: Processing (Awareness, Burnout and compassion fatigue, Letting it go, Self-care, Harmonizing relationships, Healing power of gratitude)

Dates:      Monday evenings: April 8, 22, May 6, 20, June 3, 17, 2019 —Six sessions total
Time:       6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: St. Charles Lodge, Level C Conference room, 600 Farrell Drive, Ft. Wright, KY
Fee:         $180 for all six sessions ($35 per session for drop-in fee)
Register:   nbloemer@fuse.net or 859-750-6710





Food for Thought:


Living Room Sessions
I have noticed a trend in the music industry whereby artists perform for a small group of people in the intimate setting of someone’s living room.  It occurred to me that this might be the perfect avenue for some of the more popular sessions I have offered through the years.  Below are some ideas that come to mind for me; perhaps you have more!  Let’s talk about getting a few of your friends together to discover, learn and grow!

Huna Primer (practical principles and practices of the Hawaiian Kahili Family Tradition)

Cultivating a Meditation/Mindfulness Practice Series (explore and develop your own meditation and mindfulness practice)

Cultivating a Healing Presence Series (caring for yourself while you care for others)

Active Listening Meditation Series (fine tuning your “inner” listening skills)

Inner Conflict Resolution (harmonizing the conflicts within)

Transformational Tools Series (tools, tips and techniques for personal transformation)

Meditations for Letting Go (sometimes releasing is the best way to grow)

Cultivating your Inner World: A Garden Meditation Series (discover your inner garden)





Instructor for all workshops listed:  Nancy L. Bloemer, ThD, LMT, E-RYT500, C-IAYT
Nancy is a registered yoga teacher and certified yoga therapist (since 1986), is a licensed massage therapist (since 1992), and has earned a doctorate in theology researching the impact of yoga on adolescent women.  Nancy presents workshops and classes regionally, nationally and internationally; produces wellness related newsletters, articles, videos, audio recordings and has authored a book on practical self-care. 


Contact Nancy at nbloemer@fuse.net or 859-750-6710