Weekly Guest: Jennifer Lovejoy will share her wisdom and insights on Embodied Presence and the Human Condition every Tuesday on the Radical Love Now Podcast.
Jennifer is perpetually attracted to the mystery of life. As a somatic therapist, she explores this mystery through the wild and unpredictable relationship between body mind and soul. She loves to question life…. What does it mean to be human? To live in a body? To be connected and awake? In her practice, Lovejoy Embodiment, she employs Soma Neuromuscular Integration, as a way to journey with clients from the outside into their internal terrain and Embodied Presencing as a way to assist clients unique discovery from the inside of their bodies and beings out into connection with the world.
In this wholistic way of viewing the interconnected being, explorations of mind, experience of the body and soaking into the essence of soul, blend in ways that are unexpected and often circular, which seems to bring the mystery into view again and again.
Jennifer has studied classical horsemanship, the Alexander Technique, Body Mind Centering, Kundalini Yoga, embodied mediation and movement practices and many spiritual models that inform her in formulating sessions (and creating more questions).
Her most profound teachers have been the Soma Institute (www.soma-institute.org), Kim Lincoln (www.kimlincoln.com), Lawrence Conlan (www.passionateease.com), and all of the horses that she has had the pleasure of knowing in her life. But far and away the most powerful teacher of all is the body itself. In the years of working with the beautiful beings and bodies that bring themselves into her practice, she is constantly in awe and wonder at the brilliance, wisdom, mystery and elegance of the body. The teachings are never ending and one lifetime would never be enough to understand it all.
Jennifer is an Advanced Certified Soma Structural Integrator with a BA in Human Ecology.
Special Guest: Shannon Duncan – Chawla, LAc
Balance comes through reduction of pain, improved immunity, emotional well being and increased energy. Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine have the ability to brilliantly effect this balance. Acupuncture, herbs, bodywork, healthy eating and lifestyle all play a role in obtaining overall synergy. I feel so blessed on a daily basis that I am doing what I enjoy most – helping people find balance and feel better in their bodies.
Having practiced for 15 years I have had the honor to treat many different types of people and issues. True healing comes from within; my role is to help support you during your process of healthy self-discovery and making good choices that bring balance into your life.
Areas of Focus
My areas of focus include Acupuncture, Herbal Therapy, Aromatherapy, Colorpuncture, Shiatsu (form of bodywork) and Tuning Forks (sound therapy). Each session incorporates one or more of these disciplines allowing enhanced support for each individual. I use many non- invasive techniques to allow comfort for the people I treat.
Children and Teens
I love working with children, including those with special needs. I started focusing on working with kids and teens a few years ago and found that it was so rewarding to see children become stronger in their minds and bodies. Headaches, stomachaches, bed wetting, anxiety, stress, body pain, hormonal imbalances, side effects from autoimmune diseases, side effects from prescription drugs are just some of the areas I have helped treat. Watching children begin to navigate the world differently due to reduction of stress and pain is amazing and makes my job so fun!
From Dance to Acupuncture
I initially studied modern dance, and my favorite courses were Anatomy, Physiology and Kinesiology. Learning how the intricacies of our body work together was what I loved most. In 1995 I had a severe dance injury that required long term healing. I decided to try Acupuncture to reduce my pain and was amazed at the results. That injury took me out of dance and into medicine, a path that I happily embrace.
When I am not treating patients I am either spending time with my two beautiful boys, in a yoga class, dancing, hiking, climbing and traveling.
I look forward to working with you,
Shannon Duncan Chawla LAc
Authentic Healing Wellness Center
503.501.4565 or 503.998-2678 (text)
“Specializing in Supporting Kids and Teens”
Special Guest: Linda Negrin, AHB*
Linda doesn’t prefer to have a specific title associated with her. Her life is
devoted to living the implications of the great spiritual teachings and
bringing them to the life of a human be-ing. Her days are spent studying of
the teachings, meditation practice, doing energy healing (Pranic Healing)
on herself and her community, coaching others in the use of energy healing
for their own health, and guiding meditation sessions. Linda likes to say
that at this point in her “career” she is “on-call for God.”
In her twenties and early thirties, Linda was in Project Management in
corporate America as a Director of Project Management for an international
e-business marketing firm building web sites and internet application for
Fortune 500 companies all over the world. She left that work in 2001 to
pursue other aspects of life including the Lakota Medicine Way, Buddhism,
and training in energy medicine. In 2006 she received her associate
certification as a Pranic Healer under Mary D. Clark, Ph.D.. In 2006 she
became an Arhatic Yoga practitioner under Master Choa Kok Sui, and in
2010 she received her teaching certification for Level 1 Pranic Healing from
the U.S. Pranic Healing Center under Master Stephen Co. Most recently,
Linda has been working with the meditation and mindfulness practices from
both the Yoga and Buddhist traditions.
Linda offers guidance in mindfulness, meditation, and energy healing. She
prefers to work with small groups, and is most delighted when someone
seeks her guidance as a part of their wish to cultivate inner peace.
*AHB = A Human Be-ing