workshops
SOMATICS + MOVEMENT WORKSHOPS
MEDICINE MAKING
HERB WALKS

AUTUMN: honoring the season of grief

HAKOMI + QI GONG + SOMATIC MERIDIAN THERAPY

 

when

Saturday 9/26/20 

3-6pm (PST)

location

Live Online via Zoom

cost

$125 (early bird)

$160 (after Sept. 20, 2020)

 

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Every season of the year stirs up the Qi (energy/life force) in different aspects of our healing. Within the Daoist Five Element Theory, autumn is the season of grief. We invite you to join Hakomi therapist Jendi Watson, and Medical Qi Gong and Somatic Meridian practitioner Abby Rappoport as we deep dive into the emotional seasonal offerings of autumn. There will be movement to strengthen and nourish this seasonal vulnerability in our bodies, and there will be deep Hakomi therapeutic work to leave you with tools to work through your own grief.

 

Scholarships available

have questions?  contact Abby.

WOMB: a soul body retreat

HAKOMI + QI GONG + SOMATIC MERIDIAN THERAPY

when

6-week series

Thursdays October 15 - Nov 12, + Dec 3, 2020

6:30 - 8pm (PST)

location

Live Online via Zoom

cost

$600 (early bird)

$750 

payment plans available

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I invite all who have EVER given birth to join Jendi Watson and I for a 6-week series blending of Qi Gong, Hakomi, and Somatic Meridian Therapy to explore the “post partum body”.
How do we heal? How long does it take to heal? Months? Years?
Join us as we dive into the physical, emotional, and spiritual healing needed to feel whole and supported after giving so much of ourselves to another life. Having a baby takes a huge toll on your body.  Whether it's incontinence, a yielding abdominal wall, or general disconnect with your body that you are dealing with, This course is designed to help you restructure your body awareness and physically re-learn how to use your body from a place of deep core strength. 
Whether you are 6 months or 15 years post-partum, let's unwind both physical and emotional trauma acquired post-partum to reconnect with our womb and ourselves.

scholarships available.

have questions?  contact Abby.

GARDEN HERBS: Cold & Flu

A WORKSHOP FOR THE HERB-CURIOUS

when

Saturday November 7, 2020

10am-12pm (PST)

location

Live Online via Zoom

cost

$50 (early bird)

$65

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Herbal medicine is such an incredibly effective ally to help keep our families healthy during cold and flu season. Back by popular demand, I am offering this workshop to help folks understand how to identify specific symptoms, and how to treat them herbally. We will learn about some of the easiest and most effective home herbal remedies that you can grow, make, and buy.  One more step in filling up your in-home herbal medicine cabinet. 

have questions?  contact Abby.

MEDICINAL PLANT WALK

BACKYARD HERBALIST SERIES

when

Sunday 4/19/20, 1-2:30

CLASS POST-PONED

PARTICIPANTS WILL BE NOTIFIED WHEN RE-SCHEDULED

 

location

The Grand Forest, Bainbridge Island, WA

cost 

sliding scale $20-40

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For more information, or to register for the event, Please contact Abby.

Curious about the medicinal uses for the plants growing here on the Island? Ever wonder how you can use the "weeds" in your garden for your family's health? Interested in learning more about the native plants growing in your own backyard? Join Abby Rappoport, clinical herbalist, and professional member of the American Herbalist Guild, on a fun walk through the Grand Forest where we will take a deeper look at some of the flora on the Island. We'll discuss how many of these plants can be used as effective medicines for the whole family while enjoying the beauty of the forest!

Kids are welcome to join in the fun free of charge, but parents will be held responsible for their well-being

previous classes + workshops

BREATHE

an hour to focus on healing

 

Sat, September 2020

An hour-long class to focus on breathing, moving, and healing as we navigate the  smokey skies.

 

HOME-MADE MEDICINE (calendula)

HEALING HERBAL SALVE MAKING WORKSHOP

 

December 8, 2020

 

Herbal medicine can be a powerful tool in your medicine cabinet.  In this workshop we will learn about the benefits of calendula, a common flower that grows easily in almost any garden. We will then learn how to extract its medicinal constituents in several ways,  and create a topical salve that can be useful for a huge variety of skin issues, and safe for the whole family. You will go home with a jar of salve for yourself, and all sorts of fun new knowledge about using herbs at home!

SEASONAL WELLNESS WORKSHOP

IMMUNE SYSTEM AND LUNG HEALTH FOR AUTUMN

 

Sponsored by HERBFOLK  and Terra Firma Farms

Sept 22, 2019

 

This workshop will draw upon traditional wisdom and current trends for staying healthy with the seasons. Abby Rappoport will lead a class on the energetics of Autumn through the lens of Eastern medicine. We will explore how to boost the immune system and the Lungs during the Autumn months with herbs, traditional cold/flu remedies, self care, and intention.  Then we’ll walk the herb gardens at Tara Firma Farms to learn about seasonal herbs that grow in abundance in our region. There will be an herbal honey demo, medical mushroom soup tasting and traditional remedies workshop. Everyone will take home a seasonal herbal tea blend.

 
MOVING FROM CENTER

RETRAINING THE BODY'S CHRONIC MOVEMENT PATTERNS | INCREASE HEALTH FROM THE INSIDE OUT

 

This unique workshop is like pressing the "re-set button" for your movement patterns. Elements from pilates, qi gong, gyrotonic, dance, meditation, and ordinary life come together to help you move more easily through space. Skills learned in this course can be easily applied to your current movement or teaching practice, and well as enhance work with clients, as well as yourself. The course is designed for all levels of movers from novice to professional.

 

Part 1: Core Connections 

There is so much buzz about “core strength” and “working from your center”, but what does this actually mean? A strong core is so much more than just having strong abs. True core strength will emanate through your entire body, allowing you to easily re-train old movement habits to rid the body of chronic pain, increase your overall energy, health, flexibility, and well-being.

 

Part 2: Spinal Connections

The spine is much more than vertebrae and some nerves. There are countless tiny muscles surrounded by nerves and fascial sheaths, that all must work in harmony with each other.  Deepen your understanding of how the spine moves and how it connects to the rest of the body, in order to decrease pain and increase health through proper movement patterns and alignment.

 

Part 3: Breath Connections

While we do it automatically all day long, breathing is often the missing link to heal the body, and overcome both physical and energetic blocks. Learn to breath in conjunction to movement patterns to improve you health, energy flexibility, stamina, and well-being.

ANCIENT WISDOM FOR MODERN HEALTH.

LOCATION

 

Bainbridge Island, Washington

Eagledale

(private studio)

 

CONTACT ABBY

 

Tel : 206.452.3998

em: abby@abbyrapp.com

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