Learn With Us

Help Your Self offers a calendar of workshops, classes and events for healing, transformation, and connection to self and nature.
If you are interested in being a part of our programming, write to us at [email protected].

A monthly, sliding scale Reiki clinic serving the East Village in the Sanctuary at the Sixth Street Community Center. We welcome adults and children of any age to receive a 30-minute Reiki treatment at the price you can pay. Reiki is a wonderful anecdote for the stresses and pressures of our modern lives, and can transport you to a deep state of relaxation and peace.

SANCTUARY REIKI

Sixth Street Community Center • November 29

Shift Integrative Medicine hosts Reiki Happy Hour 4-8pm every Friday through the end of the year. Book a 30-minute session with Reiki Master Catherine Foley for just $40. Soothe the holiday frazzle and enjoy the season with the peaceful, harmonizing support of Reiki.

REIKI HAPPY HOUR

Shift Integrative Medicine • Fridays in Nov & Dec

Catherine is now available for Reiki sessions every Friday at Shift Integrative Medicine in Union Square. Shift specializes in a holistic, compassionate approach to pain and injury. Catherine believes physical challenges bring us in closer relationship to ourselves, and by way of that, we learn how to care for our body and being in more authentic and meaningful ways. She is delighted to bring her expertise in energy medicine to this beautiful, integrative space.

REIKI AT SHIFT

Shift Integrative Medicine • Every Friday

``I walk in golden light. I see the sweetness of life. I have strength and ease.``

YELLOW SWEET CLOVER

Melilotus officinalis

“I open to my true gifts. I see clearly. All parts of me are united as one.”

QUEEN ANNE'S LACE

Daucus carota

Past Workshops & Events

Please join Help Your Self Founder Catherine Foley and a fabulous group of healing artists for the new Sunday Self Care party hosted by Anna Toonk at Space Ninety 8 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, happening this Sunday, 12-4pm.

SUNDAY SELF CARE

Space Ninety 8

“I open to my true gifts. I see clearly. All parts of me are united as one.”

QUEEN ANNE'S LACE

Daucus carota

A monthly offering for the healers of our community – we invite you to join us for an evening of healing, support and networking.

This weekly meditation class is dedicated to exploring a variety of meditation techniques while building community.

This New Moon in Aries invites in fresh, fiery energy as we transition into Spring. Often we encounter sluggishness or restlessness this time of year as our bodies wake up and we are feeling the push to move our energy outward in this season of new beginnings. Aries can create a lot of mental activity that may feel overwhelming. Smooth out the kinks and get your whole being in alignment with the Spring season with a loving Reiki treatment under the power of the New Moon.

Kirtan, a form of Bhakti yoga based on ancient chants, is the universal language of spirit; the song of the soul. This traditional Indian call-and-response singing has the ability to quiet the mind when listened to with intention, and inspires a sense of deep inner connection.

Need help energizing for the new Spring season? Craving deep relaxation and stress relief? Curious about Acupuncture, but aren’t sure if it’s right for you? Here’s your chance to meet our wonderful in-house Acupuncturist Aimée Derbes and receive a loving, mini acupuncture treatment to support your body during this seasonally transitional time.

Calling forth the Empath, the listeners of life, guardians of emotion, and heart centered seekers. Empathy is a beautiful, intuitive gift that can be fine tuned as a psychic super power or send us into complete energetic depletion. This workshop is for those who wish to create stronger energetic boundaries for self protection and preservation.

Earth. Air. Water. Fire. These four Elements represent four planes of experience - four specific ways of engaging with the world. Through Yoga, Astrology and Tarot, this integrative, monthly workshop series will immerse you in each Element while exploring your personal connection to it.

IN THE ELEMENTS: PLANES OF EXPERIENCE

Virginia Mason Richardson

From March 4th to April 15th, Venus is in retrograde - an astrological event that only occurs every one-and-a-half years. During this time, our focus on love and money is heightened, calling us to examine the worth of our relationships and things.

VENUS RETROGRADE TAROT MINI READINGS

Virginia Mason Richardson

Inside every woman lives a Goddess - half human, half universe. When our inner Goddess is activated and empowered, we are an unstoppable force. Join Emily Mikaelah of Helios + Solene in an intimate women’s circle to awaken your Goddess and share in the healing of sisterhood and solidarity.

The Earth is waking up and so are our bodies. Spring brings a tremendous amount of new energy to us on all levels—herbal medicine can help us shed the Winter vibrations and welcome the delightful emergence of this new season. Join us to learn about the best herbal remedies and self care practices for Spring, and how to make your own herbal tinctures from scratch.

SPRING MEDICINE MAKING

Catherine Foley

Deepen your connection to self-healing and support others in their own healing as you focus on treating others and expanding your Reiki practice to include ancient healing symbols and empowered intention work in this Level II Certification weekend.

Empower your self discovery with the healing art of Reiki as you learn how to support your own healing journey and connect with your intuition in this Level I Certification weekend.

The Full Moon in Virgo marks the final completion of Eclipse season, and we now step firmly forward with a grounded sense of empowerment from all the ways we have grown. The energy of Virgo helps fine tune what we have been processing in the past seven weeks, and guides us in finding closure and embracing the new. To prepare you for the transition, Help Your Self practitioner Eva Perrotta offers 30-minute Craniosacral Therapy Mini Sessions to support your body in integrating and embracing your new sense of self and your new directions.

Eva Kornet, a life coach and artist of consciousness, offers a series for self empowerment and personal growth that culminates with the Spring Equinox. As the Earth begins to wake up and bloom into Spring, this series will support you to blossom in your daily life. In each class, you will gain new self-awareness and the tools to help you transform your life.

In order to meet the demands of our times and to thrive, it is sometimes necessary to access deeper support from the plant kingdom. Flower essences are a gentle and effective vibrational plant medicine specifically concerned with our evolution, and are available for the unique challenges facing the Collective and Planet right now.

The astrological portrait for the end of February is intense and complex. Prepare yourself with the support of a restorative and protective Reiki mini session on the Pisces New Moon Solar Eclipse.

It seems a cruel irony that toxic stress can be a natural by-product of working to help others. Most of us made a commitment to compassionate action not expecting to be faced with this reality. The truth is, if we desire to be great healers to others, we must become even better healers to ourselves first.

We are all healers. Everyone can access higher wisdom, universal truths and the archetypes.

A new monthly offering for the healers of our community - we invite you to join us for an evening of healing, support and networking.

We will assemble in circle to share a concoction of cacao and damiana before embarking on a guided meditation to work on opening our hearts. This offering comes at a turbulent time when we could all benefit from loving more openly and fully.

Are you ready for back-to-back eclipses? With a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse on February 10th and a Solar Eclipse on February 26th, the first Eclipse season of 2017 is here. Eclipses can shake us in unforeseen ways, often completely shifting our expectations and leaving us grasping for clarity.

ECLIPSE SEASON TAROT MINI READINGS

Virginia Mason Richardson

A three-part meditation series to cultivate a practice of self connection. We often spend our days on autopilot, living life by default, all the while knowing there is something more. Through meditation, we learn to connect to a deeper part of ourselves where we discover our innate power to live our truths and manifest our dreams.

Winter is a time when the roots of all living things nestle and retreat closer to the Earth to find warmth and conserve their nutrients. We, too, retreat indoors and deep within ourselves. These months are a special time for receiving teachings through root work with help from plant medicine and rituals that encourage grounding and centering, restorative sleep and inspired dreaming.

What is Reiki and how does energy healing work? What can Reiki help with? What does Reiki feel like during a session? How does one become a Reiki practitioner? Get all your questions answered and learn about the Japanese art of Reiki energy healing with Reiki Master Corinne Feinberg.

INTRODUCTION TO REIKI

Corinne Feinberg

When our sacral chakra is in balance, we hold the power to manifest our true passions. It is from here our creativity is birthed, pleasure is experienced, and the dance of our soul is stoked to life. Imagine if you could harness the power of your sacral center and engage with your creativity whenever you wanted to!

Need help navigating the internal changes called up by the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse? Craving deep relaxation and stress relief? Curious about acupuncture, but aren’t sure if it’s right for you? Here’s your chance to meet our wonderful, new in-house acupuncturist and receive a loving, mini acupuncture treatment to help you open to the power of the Full Moon in Leo.

Overwhelmed by your wellness goals this Winter? Looking for extra support and camaraderie as you take on new ambitions and dreams? Seeking inspiration for ways to create positive change in your life?

Inside every woman lives a Goddess - half human, half universe. When our inner Goddess is activated and empowered, we are an unstoppable force. Join Emily Mikaelah of Helios + Solene in an intimate women’s circle to awaken your Goddess and share in the healing of sisterhood and solidarity.

The Unfolding is an embodied journey, inviting you into deeper awareness of your present moment experience. When we slow ourselves through restorative movement practices, we create space to sense more fully, to listen in and to explore how to just ‘be.’

Need fresh kitchen inspiration this Winter? Curious about how to use Chinese herbs in your cooking? Want to learn about potent vegetarian alternatives to bone broth? Join us and learn how you can boost immunity and stay nourished through the Winter with easy Chinese herbal broths.

As we navigate the intense atmosphere of our times, and see an opportunity in the upcoming Aquarius New Moon to amplify more healing and love to the world, on Sunday, January 29, Catherine Foley will provide mini Reiki sessions as an offering of support, protection and empowerment.

Are you ready to dive deep? Sometimes the most challenging part of the journey is showing up. Join Helios + Solene in an intimate Breathwork Ceremony and tap into the creative and courageous energies of the Aquarian New Moon.

Need help pushing the reset button for a brand new year ahead? Craving deep relaxation and stress relief? Curious about acupuncture, but aren’t sure if it’s right for you? Here’s your chance to meet our wonderful, new in-house acupuncturist and receive a loving, mini acupuncture treatment to get you started off right in 2017.

Breathwork is a powerful breathing technique that opens the energy pathways in the body and helps us move stagnation or debris from our consciousness. The breath allows us to break up old holding patterns, encourages emotional release and fosters your brave heart into its wildest dreams.

As dynamic, creative, soaring women living in New York, our lives are busy and often challenging, leaving self-care and social time with women at the bottom of the priority list. The Wild Women’s Medicine Circle is a reclaiming of our tribal roots, holding space to restore the feminine spirit in a way that can only be done when we come together to sit, listen, and share.

Sacred Work is a collaboration between destiny, karma and your free will. It is a higher calling, a way of serving the greater good by doing what no one else can do: being yourself.

SACRED WORK

Molly Burkett

Fall is here! With a crisp chill in the air, our bodies begin to adjust to the changing season. With that comes the need for extra nourishment and some preventative medicine from our plant and herbal allies. Medicine making is an empowering way to engage with plants and herbs found right here in the Western world. Caring for yourself and loved ones can be super fun using a loving and joyful approach.

FALL MEDICINE MAKING

Jaqueline Zajdman

As dynamic, creative, soaring women living in New York, our lives are busy and often challenging, leaving self-care and social time with women at the bottom of the priority list. The Wild Women’s Medicine Circle is a reclaiming of our tribal roots, holding space to restore the feminine spirit in a way that can only be done when we come together to sit, listen, and share.

Breathwork is a powerful breathing technique that opens the energy pathways in the body and helps us move stagnation or debris from our consciousness. The breath allows us to break up old holding patterns, encourages emotional release and fosters your brave heart into its wildest dreams.

As dynamic, creative, soaring women living in New York, our lives are busy and often challenging, leaving self-care and social time with women at the bottom of the priority list. The Wild Women’s Medicine Circle is a reclaiming of our tribal roots, holding space to restore the feminine spirit in a way that can only be done when we come together to sit, listen, and share.

A weekend of heart opening and nourishment in two parts with visiting Canadian artist, writer, dreamer and yoga teacher Bryonie Wise!

Become a vessel for healing. In this powerful and comprehensive, professional two-day training, you will receive everything you need to become a confident and successful Shamanic Reiki I practitioner. You will learn to harness this powerful healing energy, and in deep connection with Nature itself, channel this energy to yourself and others.

Join us for a nourishing and beautiful Libra New Moon Ceremony with intuitive healer & tarot reader, Lindsay Mack.

As dynamic, creative, soaring women living in New York, our lives are busy and often challenging, leaving self-care and social time with women at the bottom of the priority list. The Wild Women’s Medicine Circle is a reclaiming of our tribal roots, holding space to restore the feminine spirit in a way that can only be done when we come together to sit, listen, and share.

Breathwork is a powerful breathing technique that opens the energy pathways in the body and helps us move stagnation or debris from our consciousness. The breath allows us to break up old holding patterns, encourages emotional release and fosters your brave heart into its wildest dreams.

Join us for a potent and medicinal ritual to welcome the New Moon Solar Eclipse in Virgo, led by intuitive tarot healer, Lindsay Mack.

As dynamic, creative, soaring women living in New York, our lives are busy and often challenging, leaving self-care and social time with women at the bottom of the priority list. The Wild Women’s Medicine Circle is a reclaiming of our tribal roots, holding space to restore the feminine spirit in a way that can only be done when we come together to sit, listen, and share.

Breathwork is a powerful breathing technique that opens the energy pathways in the body and helps us move stagnation or debris from our consciousness. The breath allows us to break up old holding patterns, encourages emotional release and fosters your brave heart into its wildest dreams.

In this workshop, we will use the power of the moon to set and identify intentions. We will learn to harness the power of the moon for manifestation into the physicality of our bodies. Using somatic exercises, writing and the Moon Angel / Malakh Halevanah Deck as tools for more humor and creativity in our lives, we will tap into our innate ability to manifest. Unstuck our ruts! Walk with integrity! And bring about full-bodied manifestation! Get ready to RrrAWR people.

This workshop is centered around simple at-home recipes and remedies for revitalizing your magical self within the hustle and bustle of the city. We will work on the exceptional acts of cleansing and grounding energy, strengthening boundaries, and enhancing dream powers with special emphasis on transforming stress.

Informed by the lens of ethnobotany, we will discuss the magical uses of near and dear urban plants.

Breathwork is a powerful breathing technique that opens the energy pathways in the body and helps us move stagnation or debris from our consciousness. The breath allows us to break up old holding patterns, encourages emotional release and fosters your brave heart into its wildest dreams.

“I just have a feeling…” How many times have we thought this, but then pushed away our intuition in order to listen to our minds instead? Many of us have been taught that our feelings aren’t as valuable as our thinking minds. Our feelings can tell us so much about our lives, if we can learn to listen to what they are saying.

LISTENING WITHIN

Jennifer Dopierala

Each day of your life is shaped by a series of choices, large and small. Some choices are almost automatic, like which foot steps first. We rarely examine our everyday habits as long as we get from point A to point B, and we sometimes lose sight of the variety of options that nurture our well-being. In this somatic movement workshop, we will create a playful, relaxed environment to take refuge from the city rush.

Join us on Mother’s Day for two mystical in-store offerings! Tarot Reader Lauren Cucinotta gives 20-minute Divine Feminine mini sessions using the Cosmic Tarot, Vessel Oracle cards and the Medicine Woman Deck. Melanie Herring brings you 30-minute mini sessions of her Sacred Mothering head treatment.

MYSTICAL MOTHER’S DAY 2016

Lauren Cucinotta & Melanie Herring

This seasonal herbal cocktail workshop will be both lecture and hands on. We will begin with a bit of information on the history of cocktails, herbal additions, how alcohol extracts were taken medicinally and how that can be incorporated again when imbibing in a cocktail. As well as the historic revival of cocktails in US and the return to classic methods.

SPRING HERBAL COCKTAILS

Las Brujas De Yerbas

In this workshop, we will create a calming, relaxing space to enter, beginning with a smudging and short meditation to allow you to leave the city energy at the door and sink into a more dreamy state. There will be a talk on the history of dream, and different rituals from various cultures.

NIGHT RITUAL & DREAM

Las Brujas De Yerbas

Join us for a free herb workshop! This fun-filled introductory class with Twin Star Herbal Education Director Lupo Passero is an opportunity to get to know what herbalism is all about and meet the teacher for our eight-month foundational herbalism class starting in March.