Village Healers
We are delighted to introduce you to the Healers who will be supporting your Residency with restorative practices, wisdom, teachings and community care.

Each healer brings a range of modalities and experiences, matched to Villagers’ requests.

If you feel moved to, we encourage you to explore a variety of group and individual sessions - while listening to your own body’s intuition to rest, connect with yourself, and be in nature.
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Dr. Joi Lewis (she/her)
Meditation coach, yoga teacher, multi-disciplinary artist

 

Dr. Joi Lewis is a visionary community healer and facilitator of liberation.and social justice As a speaker, author, the CEO of Joi Unlimited, and President of The Healing Justice Foundation, she’s on a mission to put healing in the hands of anyone, anywhere. Dr. Joi helps individuals, institutions, and communities heal from oppression-induced historic and present day trauma, using Healing Justice as an on ramp to reclaim our own humanity and each other’s.

 

Dr. Joi’s book, Healing: The Act of Radical Self-Care, educates individuals on the Orange Method of Healing Justice, a framework to interrupt historic cycles of oppression through both self and community care.

 

The Orange Method is an integrative process that uses four practices: meditation, mindfulness, emotional liberation and conscious movement.She offers this meditation to all who believe in freedom: #MayTheRevolutionBeHealing

Dr. Joi’s Offerings:

Orange Method of Healing Justice:

(Meditation, Mindfulness, Emotional Liberation, Conscious Movement)

Radical Self-Care & Healing Coaching

 Two-Way Prayer ( Journaling)

Yoga ( Recovery, Restorative)

1 : 1 sessions: Integrative mind-body- soul medicine approach, using the Orange Method, it is very much a powerfully iterative process but with some structure but not rigid. As reminder the four practices include: meditation, mindfulness, emotional liberation, and conscious movement.

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Group Offerings: 

Session 1 From Hollering to Healing: Radical Self-Care for Emotional Laborers   

This session provides space for us to center healing in community. We explore practices of Healing Justice and reclaiming our own humanity and create space for radical self-care grounded in the Orange Method of Healing Justice, which is accessible to every human being, right where we each are. Radical self-care is “the intentional practice of attending to your mind, body and soul in ways that oppose forces of oppression that want us exhausted and sick.” This allows us to hold heartbreak and joy even more, or perhaps for the first time, particularly as “invisible emotional laborers.” 

 

Session 2 May the Revolution Be Healing: We don’t have to be Raggedy Revolutionaries

This session offers us a collective space to ask, what constitutes a revolutionary act? What does revolution look like? Do we need to martyr and exhaust ourselves in order to be considered a true REVOLUTIONARY?  We take time to reflect, ground in the present moment, and engage in radical re-imagining about what may be possible in terms of healing justice as we look towards a healed future. #MayTheRevolutionBeHealing

Rosanna Chang

 

Rosanna "Rose" Chang is a devoted facilitator and ally of healing. She helps others release their bondage of internalized shame and reclaim their most precious birthright: to love and be loved. Rose offers embodied heartfelt wisdom gleaned from over 25 years of both deep personal healing and her work serving others. She utilizes a dynamic holistic blend of integrated tools that helps to activate the organic inner intelligence inside her clients. It is this force inside of all of us that drives us towards healing and growth. Rose is honored to witness trauma transform into sources of unshakeable resiliency, wisdom, and compassion for self and others. In her spare time she revels in the magic of Nature, is learning how to center rest and pleasure as an act of liberation, and can be found in the kitchen cooking up global soul food for her loved ones.

Rose’s offerings: Reiki, Plant Medicine, Coaching, Therapy, Somatics

 

Group Crystal Reiki: Group reiki is an opportunity to drop into sacred space and receive the restorative healing energy of Reiki. Group Reiki Healing is meant to gently support you and your well-being at the emotional, physical, energetic and soul level. Many have experienced being held in Universal love, felt stagnant energy being released and cleared, see light and colors, and experience subtle positive shifts in perception and sensation. Each group member will be gifted a crystal ally attuned specifically for them that will assist in the channelling of Reiki. Participants will have some time to reflect and share their experiences afterwards to assist in integration of their healing experience.

1:1 Sessions: As a holistic liberation-focused therapist, coach, Reiki Master, and energy healer, I am offering a safe space for individuals to explore and release any discomfort and dissonance they are experiencing as well as receive guidance and support in an area of growth that is ready to be explored with curiosity and compassion. Through dialoging, somatic awareness and movement, resourcing, walking in nature, hands on energy work, etc. there are many pathways and modalities available to assist villagers.

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I enjoy working with people in groups, creating a shared field that is felt and acts as a greater resource for everyone. I lead groups in movement and breathing rhythms that will facilitate the embodiment of different states of consciousness, resonating with the cyclic stages of healing and awakening.

 

I work with individuals using gentle and light touch along the spine to engage the connective tissue and energetic intelligences that organize the body. The result is a somatic movement into ease, peace, transformation, awakening, release, focus, unwinding, and other forms of healing directed by the body's innate intelligence.

Teresa " Dr. T"  Lau (she/her)
Energy and Bodyworker, specialist in somatics and tending to the nervous system

 

Dr. Teresa Lau, DC, has a passion for the beauty and richness life has to offer, and she is an expert in real-world health, and solutions for stress. She has seen thousands of lives transformed by the lightest touch at the right moment and frequency. Dr. T, as she's affectionately called by her clients, is committed to revealing and reveling in the embodied expression of the power of our humanity, and she is dedicated to more of us skillfully inhabiting our bodies, as an integral component of transforming systems of oppression and co-creating our new, emergent world. 

 

Dr. T is licensed as a chiropractor, specializing in the energy of alignment, somatics, and awakening for sixteen years at Vibrant Body Wellness in Berkeley. Raised in the Washington DC area, Dr. Teresa has a Bachelor of Science in Physics, and one in Women's Studies, from MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She received her Doctorate of Chiropractic summa cum laude from Life Chiropractic College West in Hayward, California, and Dr. T has been voted Best Chiropractor of the East Bay three out of the past four years.

Her work is to cultivate a world of radical belonging, through body-based healing and creating collective learning space.

Teresa’s offering: Nervous System Energetics