At Barefoot Living Arts, we strive to create a safe environment that accommodates all individuals. Through workshops and classes, our teachers offer diverse healing modalities to help you explore "your path to life balance".
Amanda Cizek is a MELT Master Teacher Trainer, NCBTMB certified massage therapist, ACE Certified Personal Trainer, and an educator in the fields of fascial health, wellness, and the healing arts. She has been a licensed massage therapist in Connecticut since 2011 and is a graduate of the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy. Amanda leads MELT Trainings across the United States, provides instructor mentoring, and teaches workshops and classes in MELT self-treatment techniques for groups and private training.
Brooke Thomas has been in practice as a manual therapist (Rolfing practitioner) and movement educator since 2000. She also runs the podcast Liberated Body. Her work is devoted to uncovering and celebrating how truly wondrous our human bodies are as alive, thriving, whole organisms that connect us to ourselves, our world, and our source. Brooke came to embodiment the hard way after growing up with physical and neurological challenges related to a birth injury. This made her body an uncomfortable place to be, and therefore one that was convenient to ignore until a health crisis in her early twenties challenged her to heal. Since coming home to her body, Brooke has discovered that there is so much more available than simply "feeling better", and that cultivating a relationship with the body can allow one's whole life to unfold. Brooke dedicates her work with gratitude to her teachers: Kiran Trace, Reggie Ray, Tami Simon, Amma, Grace Bell, and Judith Blackstone.
Julie Moffat is a teacher of Qigong, sound healing and meditative movement. Her passion is to share the powerful and transformative practices of Qigong with people of all ages and show them how to create new pathways of internal and external health. It brings her great joy to help others learn ways to take their health into their own hands. Nurturing ourselves through Qigong, we surrender to the preciousness of the present and our own presence. She teaches simple but powerful ways for people to improve their health by lessening anxiety, stress, sadness and learning to let go of daily frustrations. Julie holds certifications from the Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi, Radiant Lotus Women’s Qigong and Organ Cleansing Qigong. She has studied with many international teachers including Daisy Lee, Francesco Garri Garripoli, Roger Jahnke, Master Kenneth Cohen, Robert Peng, Dr. Yang Yang, Master Sat Cheun Hon, Solala Towler and teachers from the Chinese Health Qigong Association
Lauren Lanham has been practicing meditation for over 20 years. She strives to create safe spaces where everyone can explore what their practice means to them. She believes that meditation helps us to know our own story and be present as life unfolds. Lauren holds teacher certifications in Yoga, Meditation and Reiki.
Marti LoMonaco, Ph.D., RYT-200 (Kripalu), is Professor of Theatre and Resident Director at Fairfield University where she has grounded her teaching and theatre work in breath, movement, and meditation for the past 27 years. What for years has been standard actor training practice is now being enjoyed by everyone as a means of building presentation skills, eloquent expression, and present moment awareness.
Michelle Giliberto is a passionate, caring spiritual and medical intuitive. She has developed her own healing modality, The Art of Vibrational Healing™. By matching vibrational signatures in the body, she transmutes all manner of illness by releasing the blocks that create them. She enjoys taking inspiration from music, art, poetry, her family and especially her clients to channel in hundreds of vibrational signatures that are facilitating healing for people all over the world. Michelle holds a B.S. in Communications and Public Relations from Boston University. After 12 years in the corporate world, she embarked on a journey to help her children heal from chronic illness. That led to her co-founding the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Epidemic Answers which connects parents and caregivers with recovery solutions for compromised children. Concurrently, Michelle became a Reiki Master and Theta Healer and extensively studied Metaphysical Anatomy, Dowsing, Energy Kinesiology, and Shamanic healing. Michelle currently has a full time practice in Fairfield County, CT. She holds healing sessions and workshops in person and remotely. She also teaches the Art of Vibrational Healing for personal healing and for professionals to use in their existing practice.
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