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Sharing Wisdom - Meet & Greet & More, 6-9 PM, Tues, May 8th


Wisdom -

Meet & Greet


Sharing Wisdom: Meet & Greet is our monthly get together, network and lecture series has been on-going for several years now. It is your opportunity to meet a bunch of wonderful people interested in alternative health, holistic practices and self-development. To get acquainted and share warmth, energy and each others' experience and wisdom.

In addition to wonderful conversation and marvelous teas, you have the chance to meet and receive a some nuggets of information from different presenters about their area of expertise or interest.

Typically, you will have the opportunity to experience 3 different speakers, while each gives a 20-30 minute presentation. The presentation can take the form of a short talk or a more experiential demonstration. It is wonderful way to acquire a little bit of knowledge about various forms of alternative health, holistic practices, bodywork, energywork and more.

Schedule (Exact timing may vary)

6PM - mingle, meet and greet, chat.

7PM - Presenters begin

9PM, winding down


Once again we will be meeting at the lovely, JujoMukti Tea Lounge in the East Village. JujoMukti serves amazing teas, a little bit of food,in a rich, visual setting full of warmth and energy.

In our mission to constantly expand, grow and offer more opportunities to our communities and the general public, we have some exciting and important changes to announce.

First we are charging $10.00/$15.00 to all attendees. But you get so much more.

You will get:

  1. $5.00 off on your purchase of 1 pot of tea.
  2. Samples of a select number of exotic teas for FREE.
    (Free tea served between from 6-7 PM. so come early!)

And our good friend, Mukti Banerjee, the Organizer of Mukti's Kitchen is still coming by with her wonderful samples of Indian cooking for sampling or purchase. Mukti is a beautiful presence who makes cooking healthy Indian food simple, easy and fun.


$10@web - Pre-paid




The list of speakers will usually be announced a week or two in advance. Please stay tuned to these pages for more details.

This Month's Speakers are:

Speaker 01 - Peace Arnold – Rebirthing-Breathwork –Intuitive Energy Breathing - A Way of Relaxation and Aliveness

Speaker 02 - Malou Thein - Intro to Altar of Creation and the Sacred Map of Healing

Speaker 03 - Kevin Sachs - When Your Awakening Becomes a Crisis


======More About the Presenters ======


Speaker 01 - Peace Arnold – Rebirthing-Breathwork –Intuitive Energy Breathing - A Way of Relaxation and Aliveness

Sometime referred to as the American Pranayama, Intuitive Energy Breathing was developed by Leonard Orr and Rebirth International in the 70’s and launched todays Breathwork Movement giving rise to the many popular forms we have come to know, today.

This simple, yet powerful practice is deeply relaxing and energizing at the same time. In the Rebirth International School of though and practice this breathwork form is used to heal inhibited breathing patterns, clean and balance the energy body - the source of our physical bodies, and access a profound sense of peace and intuitive awareness.

In this presentation I will teach you a simple daily exercise that you can use to begin to access the power and potential of Rebirthing Breathwork and touch on other elements and practices of Aliveness offered through the programs at Rebirth International around the world.

Peace Arnold is a Rebirther, Trainer and International Coordinator for Rebirth International. Peace brings a long history in the healing arts to her work with Leonard Orr and the Breathwork community. Beginning her formal initiation into the Healing Arts with Susun Weed in the Spirit and Practice of the Wisewoman Tradition, Peace went on to train as a Yoga Therapist with Alan Bateman, in NYC, Massage Therapy at the New Center College continuing in Advanced Amma Therapy Training. Peace maintains a private practice in Breathwork and Amma Therapy in NYC and conducts trainings in Rebirthing Breathwork and Amma Therapeutic Massage in NYC and VA.

Contact Info:
Peace can be reached by email at: [masked];

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Speaker 02 - Malou Thein - Intro to Altar of Creation and the Sacred Map of Healing

Encoded within the human body and being is a sacred map - a geometry of Health, where Health is that vibrant matrix of perfection that precedes form and is present within us from the moment of conception. This map is the human embryo, and the generative forces, which drove its development, are still fully present and necessary for healing at the deepest levels.

Altar of Creation, in exploring this map, weaves together an eclectic blend of elements, derived from biodynamic cranial osteopathy, energy medicine, embryology and sacred geometry.

As such, it is a uniquely integrated and effective healing system addressing both physical and spiritual law.

Malou Thein holds a BFA in dance, is a certified shiatsu practitioner, a licensed massage therapist and a diplomate of Dr. Steven Weiss’ Altar of Creation curriculum. She is the director of the Altar of Creation school, a 31/2 year program for healthcare practitioners.

Her knowledge and experience include dance, choreography, traditional Chinese alchemical martial arts, shiatsu and Swedish massage, extensive study and practice of energy medicine and healing derived from biodynamic cranial osteopathy, embryology and sacred geometry.

Malou is a Rebirthing breathwork facilitator, and has been practicing Rebirthing breathwork ( also called conscious energy breathing) since 2005. She studied with Leonard Orr, Glenn & Barbara Smiley and Dan Brule.

She is currently engaged in a full-time healing practice at the Medicine Lodge Clinic in NYC.

Contact Info:


Speaker 03 - Kevin Sachs, Ph.D. - When Your Awakening Becomes a Crisis

Do you feel like you’re losing your mind?

This is a talk is about Spiritual Emergency. For many, spiritual awakening can be very dramatic and sometimes destabilizing. Very profound non-ordinary states of consciousness are evoked and the deep, unconscious psyche is activated. These profound initiatory states - which include Kundalini crises, shamanic initiatory illnesses, unexpected episodes of unitive consciousness, near-death experiences, the emergence of past life memories, psychic openings, communication with spirit guides, possessions and others - were honored in native and non-western cultures. However, in modern western culture, we often view these experiences through the lens of the medical model and diagnose these states as psychotic, bi-polar, borderline or addictive.

In this talk, we will discuss what Spiritual Emergency is and why it happens, different types of Spiritual Emergency, how to determine whether a set of “symptoms” should be treated as a Spiritual Emergency or as a psychological dysfunction. We will also talk about modalities for working with Spiritual Emergency, what kind of support you might need and more.

A Spiritual Emergency can be a powerful initiation and a call to a more expanded life, and in this talk we discuss how to use such an event to facilitate powerful psycho-spiritual transformation.

Kevin Sachs, PhD has been on a spiritual path for 39 years. He has a professional practice in New York City as a holistic and experiential spiritual guide. He offers ongoing personal, spiritual, and emotional support for people who do spiritual practices, are attempting to integrate deep, transformative inner experiences, or going through psycho-spiritual crisis.
Kevin offers individual sessions in NYC or by phone or Skype, as well as workshops. In addition to ongoing spiritual guidance, he also offers sessions and workshops in Grof Holotropic Breathwork™, Eugene Gendlin’s Focusing, and shamanic journeying. Some of his teachers include Stanislav Grof, Ann Weiser Cornell, Jane Bell, C. Michael Smith (Mikkal), Jan Edl Stein, Parashakti, Carla Meeske, Kenn Day, Swami Muktananda and Gurumayi Chidvilasananda.

Contact information for Kevin Sachs:




$10@web - Pre-paid



  • Are you interested in presenting?
  • Do you know someone who should present?

We're always looking for new presenters. If you or someone you know would like to give a talk, please contact Joel. (see below for contact information)


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