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Sun, Jun 23


Movement Insights Studio

Art of Moving Through Grief

Experience the healing power of music, movement, and art expression.

Art of Moving Through Grief
Art of Moving Through Grief

Time & Location

Jun 23, 2024, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Movement Insights Studio, 100 Saratoga Village Blvd, Suite #10, Malta, NY 12020, USA

About the Event

Loss affects us all differently.  The arts provide a powerful universal healing balm.  Join us for a day of renewal through movement, art, and sound healing.

The workshop will begin with open space for personal practice. 

We will move into an opening circle and grounding energy exercise to connect and set our intentions for our day of healing.

JuliAnn will lead us in a guided mended heart meditation and each participant will create their own personal mended heart 🖼️ using the kintsugi concept to honor the beauty and strength of our reclaimed selves.

The flow will gently transition into conscious movement, JourneyDance, 💃🏽walking our own personal loss line, and bringing forth renewal of spirit, hope and joy. There are no wrong steps in this expressive movement practice.

We will close with a theraputic cello sound 🎶healing to integrate our experience by Demetria Koninis of Spac City Cello.

Art, music, writing, prayer, and divination stations will be available to participants in our spacious meditation room throughout the workshop. 🙏


JourneyDance is a dance movement practice that releases stored energy to make room for healing and growth.

There is no teacher, just a facilitator.  This is your dance.  Your time.  Your story.  You get to move to music in any way that your body wants to move.  There are no mirrors in JourneyDance.  No right or wrong.  There is no comparing yourself to anyone.  Get into your own zone, make your own shapes and movements, all without judgement.  Open to people with any level of physical ability.  Facilitated by Jean Trewhella  

Jean's  Bio:

Jean Trewhella draws from a wide set of skills developed through her corporate executive leadership experiences, her spiritual/theological training, recovery community service work, diversity and inclusion positions, and her lifelong study of intuitive movement practices to bring this new offering to you. She is a certified JourneyDance facilitator since 2017 and fouder of Movement Insights LLC . Movement Insights is dedicated to using the power of dance to connect people to joy, hope and love.

Open to all ages and ability levels!

Kintsugi Mended Heart Art

Kintsugi is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with gold, silver, or platinum.

Transformation is not just about putting the pieces of one’s broken life back together, it’s about a total reinvention of self in which our shattered pieces are alchemized into a beautiful, thriving masterpiece.

Join artist and conscious relationship coach JuliAnn Gessler during the workshop where you will create a personalized piece of art using the kintsugi concept to honor your strong, beautiful heart. Every experience we have, whether joyful or heartbreaking, can make us stronger and increase our capacity to love ourselves and others.

Each person will receive a painted heart which you will then rip into pieces symbolizing any heartbreaking and disappointing experiences you have had. Next you will reassemble the pieces and paint the “cracks” with metallic gold paint making the piece even more beautiful than it was when you began. This process is very therapeutic in itself and you will have a beautiful visual reminder of the power of transformation.

During the process we will be discussing our experiences and paths to transformation.

JuliAnn Gessler's Bio:

JuliAnn is an artist with a BFA in painting from Syracuse University. She has taught art classes and workshops for many years and sells her work on Etsy at  She is also a certified relationship coach certified in Conscious Uncoupling and Calling in The One, two programs created by best-selling author Katherine Woodward Thomas.

Life Coach Saratoga Springs NY | JuliAnn Gessler 

Therapeutic Cello Sound Healing

Cello sound therapy is a holistic healing modality that uses the vibrations of the cello to promote deep relaxation, stress relief, and emotional healing. The cello’s sonic vibrations are said to match those found within the human body, and they can be used to restore balance and harmony on a cellular level.

During a cello sound therapy session you lie down comfortably. You may close your eyes and focus on the sound of the cello or simply allow yourself to relax and let the vibrations of the cello wash over you. You will experience breathing with the cello, tonal vibrations, and sounds from other instruments. Therapeutic cello sound healing  session offers a powerful synthesis of ancient wisdom and contemporary musical practice, providing a profound pathway for healing, self-discovery, and transformation.

Demetria Koninis' Bio:

Demetria's journey into sound healing began with her early training as a recreation therapist, then continued as she trained in the Suzuki method for teaching cello to children and adults.  It was then she started to explore the cello’s resonant frequencies for healing purposes. Building upon this foundation, she delved into the realm of energy medicine, studying  Donna Eden techniques for balancing the body's energies. Certified as a Level 2 Reiki healer by the Reiki Alliance, Demetria channels universal life force energy to facilitate healing on multiple levels. Demetria’s intention for each session is to use the resonant frequencies of the cello to tap into the vibrational essence of emotions and intentions, guiding your body and soul towards emotional release, relaxation, and alignment.Demetria Koninis is a seasoned practitioner in the art of therapeutic cello sound healing, with a rich background in both music and holistic wellness. With her Bachelor of Science degree in Therapeutic Recreation, she has honed her skills over 15 years of dedicated practice. Spa City Cello – Demetria Koninis – cellist


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