Healing Arts

Movement Tent

Movement Tent workshops are open to all experience levels and walks of life! Modifications and assists will be offered to deepen and individualize the practice for beginners as well as more experienced practitioners. Please wear comfortable clothing suitable for movement and bring water. A yoga mat, blanket or towel is a good idea for yoga and pilates classes.

Healing Arts – Healers

Is your body sore from dancing past midnight with your friends? Need a place to catch your breath? Just want to rest in a quiet and peaceful space?  Come by the Healing Arts area – you can just sit in our park space, visit our herbal apothecary, participate in a workshop, or receive some caring touch for your body.  You might choose a massage, acupuncture, cranio-sacral therapy, energy work, a chiropractic adjustment, or simply a few moments of rest in sacred space.  Experience a variety of holistic health modalities with treatments offered (for a fee) by practitioners from many healing traditions. Open Heart Meditations will be held daily, as well as a number of other workshops.

Healing Arts Herbal Apothecary

Open during the Healing Arts hours, the herbal apothecary offers tea samples, herbal products, education, and a peaceful place to rest.  And new this year, the pharmacy will have herbal first aid products for headache, bee stings, burns, tick bites, etc.  Stop by and visit in the healing arts area!

Healer Bios:

Jenn Browning, LMBT, believes that the body has the wisdom to heal itself given the correct tools. I strive to connect with that innate wisdom through touch, nutrition, and movement. Through my study and practice of yoga and body work, including Swedish, myofascial, and Thai massage, I help others find more ease in their bodies.   I have a practice in Pittsboro, and offer mobile massage throughout the triangle area. Fri 10-6, Sat 10-6, Sun 12-4
Contact: thriving.jennbrowning@gmail.com or 910-538-7134

Melanie Diana, L.Ac, MSOM, Dipl.OM, practices Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology in downtown Pittsboro, NC. Additional modalities include Cupping, Gua Sha, Tong Ren Healing and Ki Treatments. Fri 10-2, Sat 10-2
Contact: faith6061@yahoo.com or  401-451-7210.

Dr. Rick Essman, DC, is a 1990 graduate of Western States Chiropractic College in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Essman has taken many hours of postgraduate instruction in Chiropractic Spinal Care, Extremity Adjusting for Sports, Recovery, Nutrition, and Neurology. Adjunctive additional trainings and certifications are Conscious Language Instructor and Sacred Body Language Instructor with Mastery Systems, the Therapeutic use of Essential Oils with Young Living Essential Oils. Additionally, Dr. Rick has a fondness for the study of Epigenetics. Sat 2-6, Sun 12-4
Contact: chirorick@gmail.com  or 910-620-5910

David Hamilton, LMBT, specializes in the blend of bodywork with somatic therapies. He is particularly interested in how touch, awareness, breath and movement can be combined to support physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual health. Fri 2-6, Sat 2-6
Contact: dsjhamilton@gmail.com or 919-904-0074

Roxanne Hollander, BS, DC, has been in the health field for over 30 years. Dr. Hollander specializes in Chiropractic & European Biological Medicine.  Her practice of Integrative Functional Medicine uses a wide range of therapeutic modalities including structural alignment, nutrition, and lifestyle modifications to achieve optimal health, and combines contemporary and advanced diagnostics with personalized health care.  Fri 10-6, Sat 10-2
Contact: energeticmedicineheals@gmail.com or 919-542-0325

Tracie Little has worked in the Natural Health Industry for 25 years and received her herbal certification from Green Comfort School of Herbal Medicine in Castleton, VA.  In addition to managing the wellness department at Chatham Marketplace in Pittsboro, Tracie is a trained massage therapist and holds a CNA license in home health care.  She has been a regular attendee of the Medicines from the Earth Symposium for the last 22 years.  Tracie is heading up the Healing Arts Herbal Apothecary.
Contact: Chatham Marketplace, 480 Hillsboro St., PBO   919-542-2643

Andrew McAfee, became extremely electrically sensitive after moving into a new home with bad wiring. To recover, he worked with the nations’ foremost EMF experts and now helps others discover and remove EMF sources that keep them chronically ill.
Contact:  andrew@RaleighES.info  or 919-787-3022

Edwin Nothnagel, RCST®, LMBT, is a craniosacral therapist working in the biodynamic model for 15 years. In this approach to health Edwin listens through skilled hands to the subtle rhythms and dynamics of the central nervous system. By engaging with the brain, spinal chord and the fluids that surround them the therapist can assist the client’s own system to self correct and promote a more potent expression of health.  In a craniosacral therapy session the emphasis is to help resolve the trapped forces that underlie and govern patterns of disease and fragmentation in both body and mind. Ideal for releasing stress and trauma from the body and for feeling more embodied. Fri 10-2, Sat 10-2
Contact: ednothnagel@gmail.com or 919-349-3914

Jane Stolper, LMBT, uses movement practices of yoga, ecstatic dance and contact improvisation to support present moment awareness.   Her professional career as an urban, public school teacher taught her the value of open hearted listening.   Jane developed her skills to be a licensed, massage therapist at Body Therapy Institute. Jane is prepared to offer clients a customized session that integrates Swedish, Myofascial and Polarity techniques.   “I will stay focused on your experience and well being during the session.   I value my clients as unique individuals and am committed to interacting respectfully and compassionately with them.” Fri 10-6, Sat 10-6, Sun 12-4
Contact: jane.stolper@gmail.com or 919-259-4232

Andrew Wilson, LMBT, is an embodied massage practitioner with skillful, nurturing touch. His private practice, Ground & Center Massage & Bodywork, is  located in downtown Pittsboro. Fri 10-2, Sat 10-2, Sun 12-4
Contact: andrewwilsonmassage@gmail.com or 919-548-4343

Graham Whitley, is an Eastern North Carolina native who moved to Asheville to study music at UNCA. He is leading several simple and sweet Open Heart Meditation sessions in the Healing Arts, and invites you to experience the peace and joy within your Heart. Miss the workshops, but this sounds fun?
Contact: gwhitley99@gmail.com

Scotty Young, LMBT, offers Integrative Massage, Massage Therapy, Swedish Massage. Sun 12-4
Contact:  trancedance@mindspring.com or 919-414-3338

Healing Arts – Workshops

Getting to Know Your Gut – Dr. Roxanne Hollander, BS, DC
Dr. Hollander will present an experiential journey through your digestive tract.  Let’s play while we get to know a little more about how digestion works.  Sat 2-3

Open Heart Meditation – Graham Whitley
Open Heart Meditation Workshops at Shakori are fun, easy and simple! Participants will be offered a Free CD to take home to continue the experience. This guided meditation is easy to learn and share, and takes no special skills to participate. Come experience the peace, calmness and joy within your Heart! Fri 1-2, Sat 12-1, Sun 1-2

Reiki Tummo – Graham Whitley
Reiki Tummo is a gentle, yet effective form of energy healing based on the heart. Our spiritual heart is the key to our connection to the Divine, the Source of Love and Light. It is very good for relieving stress, clearing stuck emotions and energetic blockages, helping to bring balance and healing to your whole being. Sun 11-12

Essential Oil Raindrop Technique demonstration – Rick Essman, DC
Raindrop technique is a powerful technique using essential oils that was developed by Dr. Gary Young in the 1980s. It combines several holistic modalities to bring balance and alignment to the body in a non-invasive manner. It also stimulates all the body systems on a physical and emotional level.   Dr. Rick will demonstrate Raindrop Technique and describe the neurological,  biochemical, and plant medicine archetypes at work during the session.  Sat 5-6

Sacred Body Language Translations – Rick Essman, DC
With every move we make, or every symptom we experience, our bodies reveal our subconscious thoughts, and hidden emotions. Sacred Body Language Translations is a personal exploration of our words, thoughts, and emotional patterns as they correspond to our physical states of consciousness, physiological condition, and well being.  Dr. Rick will demonstrate the unspoken conversation going on within an individual, through physical symptoms, and body sensations. Once identified, you will learn about the fundamental patterns of Translating Thought/Word/and Emotional Patterns into Your Higher Choices.  Fri 2-3

EMF (Electro Magnetic Fields) Presentation – Andrew McAfee
Andrew helps others discover and remove EMF sources that keep them chronically ill. Using the latest tech,  Andrew tests for the four main sources of unhealthy EMF’s, 1) radio/microwave radiation,  2) electric/magnetic fields from common wiring practices, 3) “dirty” electricity, and   4) body voltage. These have been directly associated with aggravating  Lyme infections, ADHD, Cancer, MS and Diabetes (among others). Expectant mothers especially need to know about the different sources of radiation we are exposed to, their potential long term effects on our children, and what we can do about it. Sat 11-12, Sun 12-1

Coming Home to Your Body – David Hamilton, LMBT
No matter where you are, your body is your home. Come to learn and share simple yet effective strategies for feeling more at home in your body. This workshop will be fun, collaborative, experiential and useful. Sat 4-5

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy & Trauma – Edwin Nothnagel, RCST®, LMBT
Edwin will discuss how biodynamic craniosacral therapy helps resolve trauma in the body.  Sat 3-4

If you are interested in being a participant in the Healing Arts Area, please see our: Healing Arts Vendor Application / Info Page

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