2018 WORKSHOPS


July 2018 Huna Play Summer Series

This summer, come play with Huna based, practical techniques for self-care, exploration and healing.  You can join us for all four sessions or simply “drop-in” on the sessions that pique your interest or fit with your summer schedule!

Monday, July 9, 2018: Huna Principles in Action
So, if you’ve been to any of the yoga classes offered through PracticalWellness.org chances are you’ve heard about my mentor Serge Kahili King and his teachings including the seven principles of Hawaiian Huna.  In this brief session, we’ll explain more about seven principles of Hawaiian Huna (listed below) and how to they can be practical tools in your everyday life. 
Ike – The world is what you think it is
Kala – There are no limits
Makia – Energy flows where attention goes
Manawa – Now is the moment of power
Aloha – To love is to be happy with
Mana – All power comes from within
Pono – Effectiveness is the measure of truth

Monday, July 16, 2018: Dynamind (Serge’s version of tapping)
You may have heard of something called Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) or “tapping” as some call it.  It is generally believed that the techniques originated in the 1990’s.  Much has been written about it since, so I will leave that investigative research up to you should you be so inclined.  What I can tell you from personal experience is that a version of “tapping” developed and taught by Serge Kahili King is a simple and effective tool for self-care and personal growth. It involves a simple procedure of words, breathing and tapping certain areas of the body.  It can be done quickly, easily and even discretely to transform physically, emotionally, mentally or spiritually.  In this session, we’ll explore the basics of the technique, practice how it’s done and discuss potential uses for it in your everyday life.

Monday, July 23: Kupono – An Approach to Harmonizing Your Inner World
Ho’oponopono and its many variations offer systematic approaches to harmonizing relationships – typically involving “outer” relationships among family members, community members or nature, for example.  Serge Kahili King teaches a version of this system that he calls kupono, which more often addresses relationships of the “inner” world.  In this session while highlighting the relationship between your head and your heart, we’ll explore the practice of kupono and how it can be used to heal and harmonize the relationships in your inner world.

Monday, July 30: Pikopiko – Breathing Hawaiian Style
Collectively, the breathing techniques of Hawaii are called pikopiko.  The specific techniques and practical applications of pikopiko are limited only by one’s imagination.  In this session, we’ll explore a few basic pikopiko techniques and discuss how these breathing techniques can become an effective and practical part of your everyday life – for instance in managing stress, reducing pain, manifesting your dreams, centering and grounding yourself, calming adverse reactions to other people or situations, as an entry way into meditative states, and the list goes on and on!!!!!


Dates:      July 9, 16, 23, 30, 2018 - All Monday Evenings
Time:       7:00 PM—8:30 PM
Location:  St. Charles Lodge, Level C Conference Room, 600 Farrell Drive, Ft. Wright, KY
Fee:         $80 for all four sessions ($25 for single drop-in sessions)
Register:   nbloemer@fuse.net or 859-750-6710



RECENT WORKSHOPS

Cultivating a Meditation/Mindfulness Practice


  • Would you like to meditate but don’t know where or how to start?
  • Have you been impressed by the reports on the benefits of meditation but don’t know how to incorporate those benefits it into your life?
  • Do you wish you had dedicated time and space to explore what a meditation practice can do for you?


Consider this five week series as a primer for your journey into meditation and mindfulness.  Even if you already have an established or sporadic personal practice, this series can facilitate spending time with your inner stillness, perhaps even experiencing it in novel ways.

Each week’s session will include:

  • Experiential exploration of a specific meditation/mindfulness technique
  • Discussion on variations and suggested uses for the technique practiced
  • Suggested “homework” to practice on your own between sessions


Sessions will build upon techniques and discussions from previous sessions. By the end of the series, you will:

  • have established your own regular meditation “habit”
  • have a variety of techniques for keeping your practice alive and interesting
  • have ideas for sharing the benefits of meditation and mindfulness with others


Dates:        February 12, 19, 26, March 5, 12, 2018 (Five consecutive Monday evenings)
Time:         7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Location:    St. Charles Lodge, 600 Farrell Drive, Ft. Wright, KY 41011
Fee:           $125 for all five sessions ($35 for single drop-in session)
Register:   Email nbloemer@fuse.net; text or call 859-750-6710



Cultivating a Therapeutic Presence: Explorations in How You Show Up

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 journey of healing.   We are all called upon to do this work at one time or another either through professional choice or personal responsibility.  These five consecutive sessions allow for the examination and definition of how you “show up” in therapeutic interactions in a way that is uniquely yours and serves both you and those with whom you interact.

By the end of the series, you will have:
 - Explored and defined how you “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 therapeutic interactions
 - Gained concrete and pragmatic tools for addressing burnout and compassion fatigue

Dates:        April 2—30, 2018 (Monday evening five session series)
Time:       7:00 PM—8:30 PM
Location:  St. Charles Lodge, Level C Conference Room, 600 Farrell Drive, Ft. Wright, KY
Fee:            $125 for all five sessions ($35 for single drop-in session)
Register:   nbloemer@fuse.net or 859-750-6710


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.