This dynamic membership was designed with those with chronic pain in mind — from learning to move with ease, to feeling more in control of their lives. It's also a hub for like-minded and proactive people to come together to learn about pain, reduce their suffering, and transform their lives for the better.
Both of the membership plans that we offer, the Embodied Wellness Core Membership and the Embodied Wellness Plus+ Membership, provide you with an On-Demand Membership Library. This ever-growing library allows you to explore experiential practices and lessons in knowledge, building on your own schedule and in the comfort of your home ...or on the road.
But we don't stop there! We also offer you an opportunity to connect with a private community and take live classes each month via an online video class platform that's similar to Skype. The class feature is really where the two membership options differ. Our Core Membership is our most basic plan and perfect for those looking for a mostly self-study option. On the other hand, our Plus+ Membership includes unlimited Feldenkrais® Classes, Group Coaching, Online Meditation Sessions, and more.
So if you've tried it all and your pain persists, then maybe it's time for a different approach! Let us show you how implementing integrative and lifestyle-based changes can be different. We invite you to join us and learn how to develop habits that nourish your nervous system, soothe your soul, and feed your mind.
Mindfulness is a practice of deliberately paying attention to the mind in the present moment, with both care and compassion. It's the difference between noticing what is true just now (fact) and observing the running commentary of the mind (thought). As you learn to pay direct attention to your experience in this way, the mind/body complex naturally eases.
The practices offered within this membership will help you to cultivate mindfulness in two ways. The first is through the practices of meditation. The second is by learning how to discern the habits of mind which are helpful, from those which are not. As your capacity to be mindful grows, you'll be able to handle mental & physical challenges with greater ease and clarity and live your life with more joy.
Communing with others can give us strength, keep us accountable, and fill us up. When you join the Embodied Wellness Membership, you gain access to a members-only community.This is where the magic happens! It's a sacred space where you can connect with others — from fellow students to helping & healing practitioners. You can also receive support by joining one of our accountability topics or finding an accountability buddy to learn and grow with. It's also a safe haven to ask questions, share your experiences, and give & receive support.
As part of the Embodied Wellness Core Membership, you have access to a limited number of live classes that are held online. You'll be able to attend an Awareness Through Movement® class, the Culinary Celebrations Gathering, and a Taste Of Mindfulness each month. However, with the Embodied Wellness Plus+ Membership, you have access to unlimited Awareness Through Movement® classes, Nourishing Fundamentals Group Coaching, and so much more.
All of the classes are held via Zoom — a video-based online platform. For our movement classes, this allows your instructor to customize her/his teaching based on what you do. For all of our events, you'll have an opportunity to learn with one of our instructors and engage with your fellow members.
If you suffer with complex pain and/or chronic illness...
Then joining a membership like this can be a game changer. In part, because of what you will learn. You'll learn how to make friends with your body again and feel comfortable in your own skin. You'll learn how to move with ease and grace. And you'll learn how to nourish yourself from the inside out.
More importantly, a membership like this can be a game changer because of the people that you'll connect with. It can be challenging to find a community of like-minded individuals who understand where you're coming from. Saying yes to a community like this is acknowledging and reavowing that you want to be a part of a community of curious and proactive people. It's saying yes to taking the time to move, to grow, and to have shared experiences ...that's the stuff that sacred community is made of!
For those who want to move more and stress less...
This membership can keep you moving. Why? Because it can be challenging to get to a class as frequently as we'd like. Class schedules don't always work with the schedules of our lives, bad weather can keep us away, or we might simply hunger for more than just a 'one day a week' experience. Heck, here in the USA there are many communities that don't even have a local Feldenkrais Practitioner® or offer regular meditation classes.
That's why we offer online classes that you can do in the comfort of your own home. And since the scheduled times of the live classes don't work for everyone, we also offer an opportunity to learn on your own via our online courses and library.
That said, practicing with others is different than practicing alone. Yet both are a vital part of having an ongoing practice. So please, if you have an instructor or meditation community in your area, then join others in moving & finding stillness and let this platform support your home practice!
People in pain or who have lost mobility.
Those who believe in the power of nourishing the mind, body, and brain.
Clean eaters and those who want to be.
Those looking to support their learning, healing, and growth. Especially those who are already working with a Feldenkrais Practitioner® or Health Coach.
People who are looking to move beyond pain and befriend their bodies again.
Those with chronic pain or a disabling disease who have not already worked with a Feldenkrais Practitioner® and/or consulted with their doctor.
Anyone with a condition, or who is taking medication that impacts their ability to sense pain or discomfort, or affects their ability to control their position and movement.
Those looking for a quick fix! This work and this membership were created to support those who understand that change, even positive change, is a process.
Buffy Owens is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner® and Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach. Her journey with the Feldenkrais Method® and Meditation began in the early 1990's. During that same time, she was introduced to the idea of using food as medicine and the importance of Community Supported Agriculture.
Today, Buffy has a steadfast passion for helping people to move beyond pain and into a life that fills them up — from the inside and out!
Most of the people that she works with have been suffering from complex pain for so long, that the idea of getting back to living a life they love seems impossible. She helps them to gain the knowledge, skill, and awareness that's necessary to shift from a life of suffering to one of meaning and joy.
Sarah Ferreira is an Integrative and Functional Nutrition Certified Practitioner, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Health and Wellness Coach. Sarah is dedicated both to the art and science of cutting-edge nutritional care and to the joyful use of food to nourish and support resilience.
Nourishment takes many forms, one of which is the food that we choose. Through a strengths-based integrative nutrition approach, Sarah helps her clients to learn how to truly nourish themselves. They are encouraged to develop a healthy relationship with food and to reclaim their nutritional wellbeing so that they can normalize digestive function and experience more energy and vitality in their lives.
Jon Aaron first came across meditation in the 1970s, and then became more involved with the Insight Meditation community in the late 1990s, studying mindfulness meditation and Buddhism, which have since become central to his life. Along the way, Jon was asked to become a Practice Leader and started formally training to teach.
Jon trained in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction with the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, which has granted him full certification as an MBSR teacher. He has taught over 65 cycles of the seminal curriculum, as well as numerous courses for alumni of the program. He is a co-founding member of New York Mindfulness Meditation Collaborative.
Following an interest in working with people struggling with trauma, Jon studied with the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute, which as qualified him as a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner®, having completed the 3-year professional training.
I've never taken an Awareness Through Movement® class before and/or sat in meditation. Will this be suitable for me?
Yes! The membership is designed to be very welcoming and appropriate for beginners as well as for people who have experience. In fact, we've got some special beginners courses and series to help you to get started.
How Does The Membership Work?
The membership consists of two primary components.
#1 The On-Demand Library: The library gives you instant access to recorded lessons, guided meditations, nourishing immersions, and more.
#2 Live Classes + Gatherings: As a Embodied Wellness Plus+ Member you can register for as many Awareness Through Movement® class as you'd like, join in on the quarter coaching programs, attend the monthly events, and more. Registration is required for these events and you'll be able to register inside the membership portal.
It's important to remember that the fee for this membership is an automatically recurring payment based on the payment option you choose. If you choose to purchase the Annual payment, it will automatically recur on the anniversary of your sign up date. You are always free to cancel at any time.
Can I view the course material on my smartphone or tablet?
Yes! The course is completely responsive and will work on your computer as well as any mobile device you choose. So don't fret, you can have easy access to your movement and meditation on-the-go.
Will I get immediate access?
Yes and No. Some of the courses within the Membership are set to 'drip' out the lessons so that you have time to absorb the learning. Other courses are actually more of a growing Library and not true courses. For those, you'll have immediate access.
How long do I have access to the materials?
You have unlimited access to all of the Embodied Wellness Membership on-demand library and live classes for as long as you are enrolled as a member.
The number of classes that you receive depends on which membership you are enrolled in.
What if I am unhappy with the membership?
We would never want you to be unhappy!
That's why we offer a free trial period and a 21-day Money Back Guarantee. This gives you the opportunity to get a taste of the membership and decide if it's a good fit for you. If not, simply cancel before your trial ends and no charges will be made to your account.
Once you become a paying member, you have 21-days to cancel and request a refund. After the 21-days, you can cancel your subscription from within your student dashboard at any time.
A Space To Grow was created by Buffy Owens as a collaborative endeavor. One that will continue to grow and thrive over time.
Buffy's soulful vision is to create an online space that is more than a business, but a space to grow a community. A space to develop meaningful professional and personal relationships. Where like-minded practitioners from around the world can support one another in growing their life’s work and passion by sharing and collaborating online.
ARE YOU A PRACTITIONER?
If so, then consider joining he Embodied Wellness Professional Membership. This will include nearly all of the same features and offerings within the regular Embodied Wellness Membership. But that's not all! You’ll also have access to practitioner only resources and benefits.