With Sara Jolena
Creation is Sacred.
Your mind-body-spirit is part of Creation.
Your mind-body-spirit is Sacred.
Sacred Body Work Sessions:
Where Sacred ReConnects with/in You
My name is Sara Jolena.
From the age of five, I have been doing hands on healing work. Soothing anxiety, easing pain, and channeling energy.
For most of my adult life, I've pursued the theory and practice of social and ecological healing through crafting regenerative cultures.
I've worked as a minister, certified massage therapist and social change specialist.
Five years ago, Spirit started teaching me a different way of connecting the social, ecological and human body.
This is a different kind of healing work.
I call it Sacred Bodywork.
Online Embodied Spiritual Life Coaching
So much is happening. People need you. Our world needs you. You need yourself. And we are all, inherently, so small.
These coaching sessions take you to your next step on your journey, regardless of your spiritual practice. Combining eco-theology, energy work, art, music, and somatic engagement enables an incredible growth along your own healing adventure and capacity to be of service to others. I am also increasingly offering highly individualized training and support for healers and others in service to Her, whom I know of as The Gracious One.
For individuals, circles, or faith communities.
Together, we co-design rituals for your needs, for these times.
Rituals may be created for the mundane - or the transformational. I've co-created rituals for completion, grief, life transitions, marriages, forest fires, hurricanes, loss, joy, baptisms, separations, or other aspects of this human ecological life journey.
In person or online support are both possible.
In person Sacred Bodywork
Often likened to going on a journey, these sessions are utterly personalized and unique. People bring physical pain, spiritual life questions, and grief or concerns related to our world to these session: everyone finds a shift towards greater peace or grounding. These can be akin to rituals or they can be "simply" super awesome bodywork sessions.
At the moment, only outdoor sessions are available, and utmost precautions are taken to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
In person healing sessions
Each session begins with prayers of thanksgiving and invocations of the Divine presence. Together, we listen. The session flows from what arises in our listening. Deep listening and attention: the heart of healing.
I draw upon:
As Needed. For You.
Bodywork - I am trained in: Swedish/Deep Tissue/Sports massage, shiatsu, reflexology, North American Healing Arts, hot stones, scalp massage, Reiki and other forms of energy work.
Eco-theology - Working with sacred stories that are most fitting for you and your healing journey. I'm trained in Judeo-Christian stories, and am comfortable with Buddhist, Hindu, animst and some indigenous training
Energy - breath, water, wind, sun/light, vibrations, reiki, chi, etc.
Narrative Healing -storytelling around and with your body, symbols, dreams, ancestors, and theology
Sound Healing - Working with song and sound vibrations, especially my flute (a Dancing Bird rosewood flute, made in the Lakota style)
Spatial cleansing and home energy - working with via incorporating sacred objects, altars, pillows, exercise balls, nature, oils, herbs and the energies of your home for greater healing
Ancestral knowing and engagement - yours, mine, and "landcestors"
Bio-Cultural traditions - moon cycles, seasonal cycles, celebrations, and grief from multiple traditions
“When I first met Sara for our session she said, 'this is where the magic happens.' Truer words were never spoken, as her hands felt like a magician taking away all the stress and worry and putting me in total relaxation. Sara is truly true to form!”
- Frederick Jackson
(Our first session was in 2006!)
Holly and Sara Jolena
"Sara is a lovely soul with an infectious smile and a huge heart. Sara is filled with spirit and love that exudes from her. She is both intellectual in her pursuits regarding climate change and she is inspirational in her work to empower women. Sara truly has healing hands. She is an intuitive bodywork professional and at the same time she creates a safe environment for clients to share their pain – both physical and emotional."
- Holly McCathren
I"I have worked with many healers, and Sara's work is amongst the best I know. Sara's Sacred Bodywork sessions have given me insight, encouragement, validation and integration. Sometimes my mind and body get out of sync and Sara has a magical way of midwifing me into a space of total reconnection, clarity and peace."
- Shanta Marie, healer