A GATHERING PLACE
A Gathering Place is a place of alchemical transformation
The environment is designed to feel like home; a safe place where you can unmask, kick off your shoes and allow your nervous system to quiet and enter a responsive state.
All of our offerings are built on the precept that each of us has an innate capacity to heal. Our work centers around empowering each other to honor the bodies’ wisdom, meeting ourselves with compassion and coming together to build community that creates a sense of belonging and fosters our individual and collective healing.
Our private sessions as well as live and online classes and retreats, weave a variety of Eastern and Western healing modalities together to deliver a wholistic experience of health, wellness and community.
A GATHERING PLACE
I have spent the past 20 years acquiring a multitude of skills and experiences that have helped me to navigate the raw beauty and chaotic messiness of life. I have explored studied, and practiced the Eastern Wisdom traditions, including Chinese Medicine and yoga. I have coached individuals and businesses and have practiced wholistic psychotherapy both individually and in group settings.
Having walked many paths of awareness, Jacqueline is no stranger to the raw and most genuine aspects of the human spirit. Dialogue with her own body led her to complete a Masters in Five Element Acupuncture, after which, she practiced acupuncture with precision and intuition. It is with that same zeal for learning about the body, mind and spirit, that lead her into a Corporate Coach-U certification, a Masters in Counselling and her certification as a KRI certified Kundalini Yoga teacher.
Kundalini Yoga, often referred to as the yoga of awareness, supports the natural unmasking of our true natures. Through this practice, we are invited to shed the tension from our physical, emotional and mental bodies, so that we can step into our truest expression. Kundalini Yoga has many benefits including: increased strength and flexibility, increased vitality, improved mood, stabilization and strengthening of the nervous and glandular systems, boosts metabolism and aids in digestion. The benefits of this practice span far beyond the physical body. Through steady practice we learn to take control of our minds, build our capacity to be with difficult emotions, enhance our capacity to respond instead of react, and learn how to listen to that still quiet voice within ourselves for guidance.
“In many shamanic societies, if you came to a medicine person complaining of being disheartened, dispirited, or depressed, they would ask one of four questions: When did you stop dancing? When did you stop singing? When did you stop being enchanted by stories? When did you stop being comforted by the sweet territory of silence?”
- Gabrielle Roth