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Greetings! Here is a recent testimonial from a Yoga/Meditation Student: "I have benefited deeply both spiritually and physically from yoga practice at the Sukhasala space.  Jenn Cormier is an excellent instructor with great energy and a wonderful understanding of the practice and traditions of yogic and native american healing modalities. The classes are spiritual, physically rewarding, and great fun! I have, and would recommend Jenn to anyone interested in deepening their practice of healing through yoga, meditation, or movement therapies" James Roby - Artisan

Over the last few decades I've woven a tapestry of healing work and beauty as a Healing Artist, Visual and Performing Artist, Dancer, Licenced Massage Therapist, Certified Yoga Teacher, and Ordained Interfaith Minister.

I have a backround in somatics (healing arts of the moving body)  Yoga since 1997, (Three times Certified through the International Sivananda Yoga Center, Hatha Yoga Teacher Trainings and Yoga Therapy through the Naam Center) Theraputic Pilates since 2001, Traditional Thai Massage since 2003, and under mentorship of one of my Native American teachers I have practiced the healing form of traditional Cherokee Bodywork.  

I have long term affiliation with Scapegoat Garden (a creative engine based in Contemporary Dance and Dance Theater Performance) as Board of Directors Member, Core Collaborator and Photographer.   My art portfolio includes two solor photography shows and one first prize award at a juried photo show at the Art League of New Britain.  I have created a Meditative Dance Practice called 'Dances of Self Reflection' in collaboration with Megan Golden, and most recently a Workshop and practice of 'Dream Dancing' that weaves together meditation, writing and dance.   

As an Earth Based Interfatih Minister, I hold space for transformational threshold moments such as weddings and end of life celebrations. 

I am overjoyed to offer my unique skills, talents and passions to the world. My practice weaves the moving breathing body with beauty and mindfulness.  I am honored to hold meditative, creative and ceremonial spaces where time shifts and old stories become new.  I love creating art, witnessing sunlight, taking mindful woods walks, creating unique ceremony, offering healing.  It is a brillant path that is my authentic work in the world.  My website is being updated but you can get a feel for who I am at  - Sukha means Joy and Ease, Sala is a dwelling place.  I look forward to witnessing you in your walk toword more and more ease and joy. 

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Encinitas, CA 92024
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I enjoy meeting a new student over the telephone for a voice to voice connection.  With a short conversation, we can determine if your needs and wants are a good fit for my experience and offerings.  From there we can determine if you can join an existing class, group or workshop or if working one to one would be prefered. 

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

2000 BA in Fine art and Art History 

2006 - 2008 Completed Thai Yoga Massage Therapy Training Levels 1, 2, 3, 4 with Physiotherapist Jonas Westring 

2006 'Yogi Siromini' or Teacher of Yoga title granted from the Sivananda Vedanta International Center 

2006 - Present - Study with Dr. Lewis Mehl-Madrona M.D, PhD Native American Healing with Story, Healing Circles, and Traditional Cherokee Bodywork 

2007 Hatha Yoga Teaching Certification - Chiang Mai, Thailand Jonas Westring and Sara Avant Stover 

2008 Managed Hatha Yoga Teacher Training in Chaing Mai, Thailand 

2009 Completed Ashland Institute of Massage - Licensed Massage Therapist in the state of Oregon 

2011 Opened 'Sukhasala' Center in New Britain CT a community based space for Meditation, Massage, Yoga and other Somatic and Theraputic Arts 

2014 Yoga Therapy Certifiacation Completed with The international Naam Yoga Center, Santa Monica, CA 

2015 Ordained as a Minister of Walking Prayer, (a two Year  Earth Based Interfaith Ministerial Program) with the Center for Sacred Studies, Guerneville, CA 

2016 Co-Created 'Dances of Self Reflection' a Meditative Movement practice with Megan Golden, PT 

2017 Created 'Dream Dancing' a practice of meditative and creative self study through the wisdom of the dream states, the breath and the moving body. 

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

My pricing system varies in relationship to the format being offered.  Healing Circles and Ceremonies may be offered by donation or sliding scale donation. 

Small Yoga or Therapeutic Pilates Classes offered in my space are usually $20 drop in rate with tax included. 

My massage rate or private session rate is $100 / hr. 

Workshops range from $40 - $150 

Private Sessions and Workshops at a diffrent location are assested on a case by case basis.

How did you get started teaching?

Through my love of the forms I practice.  It was a natural progression toward teaching them. 

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with every age group from small children to wise elders in their 90s. 

I have worked with wall street traders and landscape designers  with people in physical pain to people with anxiety. 

People who are caregivers looking for a way to finally take care of themselves to young adults seeking their place in the world. 

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Follow your intuition. Ask questions.  Let the teacher know what your needs wants and desires are, then ask them if and how they can help you in those areas. 

Lessons offered

Alternative Medicine Courses Art History Tutors Dance Classes Flexibility Trainers Life Coaches Massage Classes Meditation Classes Pilates Classes Yoga Classes Anatomy Tutors