Talks and Workshops


Upcoming Events 2016:

Compassionate Communication through Movement: A Movement Play-Shop
Date: Sat., Oct. 1
Time: 2 – 4 p.m.
Cost: $30 pp sacred exchange, or $50 per couple sacred exchange
Location: New Harmony Farm, Newbury, MA
Pre-register: For one person click here. For couples, click here.

– Experience fun partner movements.
– Unplug and connect to yourself, to other people, to your surroundings.
– Get a great workout in and have fun!
– Explore the edge of your comfort zone.
– Learn how to communicate through sound, touch, space, and with the surrounding environment.
– Learn how to respond vs react.

With today’s technology, go-go-go culture, and crush it attitude, we rarely give ourselves permission to unplug anymore and connect with ourselves, with other human beings, with animals, with nature. Communication tends to be hurried, rushed, limited to text messages and the occasional email, with phone calls and human-human face-to-face communication an event to be celebrated indeed.

In this movement play-shop, you will have the opportunity to unplug from your day to day world and relish in the gift of connection and compassionate communication through movement. Using a variety of partner-based movements, we will explore what it is like to use our voice to communicate clearly, concisely and compassionately — both setting and exploring the edges of our comfort zones and personal interpersonal boundaries. You will be given the opportunity to listen, to hear what your partner is saying without judgement and honor the space that you and he/she find yourself in.

You will experience the gift of using sound, movement, the earth, and space to communicate — to listen and respond to each other, to play, explore, and hold space for both outer and inner exploration of the physical world. The workshop will explore the boundaries of your comfort zone, both physically, mentally, and emotionally.

What if I don’t have any movement experience? Do I need to bring a partner?
No prior movement experience is needed. You do not need to come with a partner. This play-shop is open to practitioners of all levels. All that is asked is that you come with a willingness to explore.

What should I bring?
Clothes you don’t mind getting dirty in. Comfortable shoes, or the equivalent. The option to be barefoot is encouraged, though not necessary. A blanket or yoga mat. A journal. Natural bug and tick repellent. Water.


Former Events:


Movement Clinic
Join Holistic Movement & Wellness Coach Amanda Patti for this special event. Come with your niggling injuries, your movement concerns, your broken, tired, and/or weary body and she will work with you 1:1 during this first-come, first-serve Movement Clinic to help you develop a movement and wellness plan that will:

– integrate strength, flexibility, mobility, and soft tissue exercises
– help resolve acute and/or chronic injuries
– help prevent future injuries
– increase your performance
– get you on your way towards developing and nurturing a fantastic climbing season-ready body

Date: Wed., May 11th
Time: 5:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Cost: $20 pp
Location: Boston Rock Gym, Woburn

Upper Body Mobility & Injury Prevention for Climbers
We’re excited that you are joining us for Part 2 of our Mobility and Injury Prevention series! Some of the most common climbing injuries are related to the fingers, elbows, and shoulders. Open to novices and seasoned climbers.

During this workshop, you will be exposed to and learn mobility, flexibility, strength, and soft tissue work tips and tools to actively develop:
– fingers that can take a licking and keep on ticking
– tendons and ligaments that are strong, yet flexible and less likely to tear
– mobile (strong and flexible) fingers and wrists
– activated, functional lats to take pressure off of the elbows
– balanced shoulder stability and mobility to reduce SLAP tears, dislocations, and tendonitis
– core movements that integrate the various functional patterns between the lower and upper body so you can move more efficiently during your climbs.

Date: Wed., May 4th
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Cost: $20 members/$40 non-members
Location: Boston Rock Gym, Woburn
Register at Boston Rock Gym

Lower Body Mobility & Injury Prevention for Climbers
Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned climber, preventing and appropriately rehabbing climbing related injuries is a big concern. Building a foundation in the lower body will help provide the stability you need in order to move in an integrated way on the rock without over-compensating with the upper body and/or causing injury.

In this workshop, you will learn and be exposed to mobility, flexibility, strengthening, & soft tissue work tips and tools to actively develop:
– strong, supple ankles that can handle a roll, toe and heel hooks, as well as long crack climbs
– fluid, supple feet that recover well from being stuffed in climbing shoes
– knees that can safely move and support your body in a variety of movements
– balance and strength within the musculature around the knee to rehab and/or prevent tears
– flexible and strong hamstrings that are less likely to tear or pull
– hips that allow for a wide range of motion and support you to move fluidly over your feet
– restoration of glute function from cases of glute amnesia
– a functional core that supports the body and helps to reduce low back pain
– ways to begin to balance and activate the core to provide a platform for the distribution of forces fro the feet through the hands and vice versa

Date: Wed., April 20
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Cost: $20 members/$40 non-members
Location: Boston Rock Gym, Woburn, MA
Register at Boston Rock Gym

Healthy Parents, Healthy Kids: Movement that Matters
Join Holistic Movement and Wellness Coach Amanda Patti for this FREE event. You will learn:
– why movement is important
– how the advances in technology and society are causing a de-evolution of the human species
– how to incorporate movement into your day in a way that allows you to:
– experience the freedom of moving your body
– experience what it feels like to move like a child
– connect with your children
– lose weight and get in shape
Children are encouraged to attend. Adults/Parents – wear clothes you can move in.

Date: Thurs, 3/31/16
Time: 7-8 p.m.
Location: Danvers YMCA
Cost: FREE

Healthy Parents, Healthy Kids: Food to Survive, or Food to Thrive?
Join Holistic Movement and Wellness Coach Amanda Patti for this FREE event. You will learn:
– what real food is
– how your food choices impact your family’s health and longevity
– how to switch from eating to survive to eating to thrive
– how to model healthy food habits
– recipes that kids love
Children are welcome to attend.

Date: Wed. 3/2/16
Time: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Location: Danvers YMCA

Jumpstart your Way to Health – A 4-wk series

Come explore the Four Doctor Approach to health and wellness.

During this 4-wk series, you will learn:
– how eating impacts your health and wellness
– how to devise and implement an eating plan geared towards your unique bio-individuality
– how to de-stress and incorporate more rest into your day
– how to increase your energy without the use of stimulants
– physical movements that support your goals
– what happiness means to you and how to experience it
– what your one dream is and how to begin taking actions towards it
– how to begin to recognize, accept, and move past self-sabotaging behaviors and negative thought patterns

Date: Mondays 2/22 – 3/14
Time: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Cost: $50 for the series
Location: ZoomZone, USA, Wakefield, MA

Compassionate Self-Care: A Movement Workshop
Date: Sat., Feb. 13
Time: 2 – 4 p.m.
Cost: $20
Location: Marblehead Zen Center, Beverly, MA

Connect to your body.
Experience moving meditation.
Learn compassionate communication.
Experience fun partner exercises.
Learn how to respond vs react.

Explore the power and grace of taking seated meditation into a moving practice that is guaranteed to open new doors of discovery and flow. Fuel your inner fire and get your energy flowing during this all levels practice. Learn how to listen compassionately to yourself and others through partner exercises. No prior experience needed.

10-Day Transformation
Jan 18 – Jan 27, Tai-Chi Acupuncture and Wellness, North Reading, MA

10-Day Transformation Preparatory Meeting
Sat., Jan 16, 11-12 p.m., Tai-Chi Acupuncture and Wellness, North Reading, MA

Yoga & Movement Workshop
Sat., Jan. 9, ZoomZone USA, Melrose-Wakefield, MA


10-Day Transformation Presentation
Sat., Dec. 19, ZoomZone USA, Melrose-Wakefield, MA

Healthy, Happy Hour
Mon., Dec., 14, Tai-Chi Acupuncture and Wellness, North Reading, MA

Introduction to Holistic Health and Wellness
Sat., Dec. 12, ZoomZone USA, Melrose-Wakefield, MA

Ladies’ Night
Thurs., 12/3, Floating Lotus, Gloucester, MA

How to Eat Right for your Metabolic Type
Thurs. 10/22/15 Danvers Community YMCA

You Are What You Eat
Wed. 9/23/15 Danvers Community YMCA

Explore your Emotions – An Expanded Perspective on Yoga: The Inner Critic
Fri. 7/17/15 Yoga Joy, 169 Main St., Gloucester, MA