Truth without Relativity

June 25, 2013
"Seeing the truth as it is, is the goal as well as the path. Confused existence, or samsara, is a complex situation based on passion, aggression, and ignorance. Its essence is turmoil. But unless you relate to passion, aggression, and ignorance as the path—understanding them, working with them, and treading on them—you will not discover the goal. By discovering the truth of confusion, or samsara, you are also discovering peace, or nirvana—freedom from confusion. Truth does not depend on formulas or alternative answers, but truth is seen to be one truth without relativity." Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche


June 25, 2013
"Maybe you are searching among the branches, for what only appears in the roots."


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Open House at Heart of Wellness - October 22nd

October 12, 2011
Please Join Us on October 22nd from 1-5pm for our Open House
and 4 Year Anniversary Celebration!!
Come Learn More About 
Our Heart Centered Offerings and Our Diverse Community of 
Practitioners!  Experience Sample Sessions, Wellness Center Tours, 
Delicious Food and Joyful Community!

Heart of Wellness Center
205 Clark Place SE Tumwater, WA 98501
Telephone:(360) 570-0401
Fax:(360) 570-2060


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Passionate Ease

June 1, 2011
I wanted to share an extraordinary teacher that I have been working with.  Lawrence Conlan offers workshops called Passionate Ease Retreats.  Lawrence has studied with many wonderful teachers and has cultivated a lovely and profound presence within himself.  In this presence, he is tuned into the essence of what is needed in the moment to bring you to your own deep presence.  He brings together the wisdom of many rich traditions (zen, yoga, mindfulness and more) and creates an exquisite new p...
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Soma at the Heart of Wellness in Olympia

March 23, 2011
Jennifer is now working at the Heart of Wellness on Fridays!  

To schedule a Soma session or a private yoga consultation in Olympia, please email Jennifer...

Check out the Heart of Wellness website...
Heart of Wellness Center 205 Clark Place SE Tumwater, WA 98501

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Why Chant?

March 23, 2011

Chanting can reduce anxiety and depression, balance our hormones and boost our immune system.  Chanting quiets the mind and allows us to feel a deeper connection to self and the world around us.

Below is an excerpt of an article that details many great reasons to consider chanting as part of your daily self care program.

10 Reasons to Chant: On the Benefits of Mantra Meditation

by Donna Quesada, March 21, 2011

#1: The Benefit: Reduces Anxiety and Depression... The Technology: By combining ...

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Effort and Action

May 3, 2010
"We often confuse effort with action.  Often, in the body, there is more sensation when we are using less effort."  Jesse Guerrero, Core faculty at the Soma Institute

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Center Point

February 4, 2010
Anything is possible when you come from the perfect stillness and truth of the core of you.  The generosity of the Universe is astounding.  Have you felt how brilliant and alive you are today?

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November 12, 2009
I ran across this quote today and thought it was so poignant.  This is a choice each of us can make.  It's a life philosophy.

"You can't always be happy, but you can almost always be profoundly aware and curious, and reap the psychological and physical benefits. Thankfully, curiosity is not a fixed characteristic. It's a strength we can develop and wield on the path to a more fulfilling life." --Todd Kashdan
Author of Curiosity? and Associate Professor of Psychology at George Mason University w...
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Soma: The Physics of Consciousness

November 10, 2009

excerpted from

One primary component that is present in a full and healthy lifestyle, and especially apparent in healthy aging, is one's ongoing ability to embody the process of growth that requires change in our lives, both psychologically and physically.  Soma, through the eleven-session structural format, facilitates our ability to respond creatively to an ever changing environment. Soma is a system of bodywork, which works by way of the fascial (connective tissue) n...

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