An authentic and engaging communicator, Lois Grasso travels internationally to deliver workshops and trainings on a wide variety of health, marketing, and evolutionary topics. In private practice as a Holistic Health & Business Coach in Hartford, CT since February, 2001, she has since assisted thousands toward the realization of vibrant health and their passionate mission. For many, this includes deep emotional clearing and the elimination of self-limiting belief patterns. For some, the dream was to become an entrepreneur or promote an already existing business or practice. Certified in Transformational Breathing™, Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), Cranial Temple Activation™, Psych-K™ and Reverse Therapy™, Lois is quite talented at aligning both the inner and outer aspects of abundance creation.
Expanding her own mission, Lois is now offering Visionary Branding & Coaching in addition to creating holistic cruise conferences. Her expertise and flair for marketing, promotional writing, book titling, graphic design, web presence and presentation skills development is being passionately applied to a select few Consciously Evolving Leaders, about whom she feels inspired to share their wisdom far and wide.
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*The OxyGenesis Institute is a non-profit 501c3 program of United Charitable Programs based in Virginia. Visit www.OxyGenesis.org for more information.
EcoTherapy; Nature as Nurturer & Supportive Ally
Most cultures view Mother Nature as a threatening force to be feared or conquered. Even environmentalists who love and appreciate the trees, flowers, rivers, oceans and the delicate balance maintained by the ecosystem, are often surprised to find that conditioning, deep within the human psyche, blinds us from amazing possibilities. With the right attitude we find that Nature is willing to nurture and waiting to support us far beyond the typical “uses” we find for her fruits and beauty. The level of intimacy available to us, with elements of nature, may well dwarf anything experienced in human relationships. And it’s consistently reliable!
This program consists of two parts:
1) Open Session: On board the ship, we will explore ideas and principles put forth by a variety of leaders in the burgeoning new field of EcoTherapy (aka Nature Therapy or EcoPsychology). Participants will share iconic experiences we’ve had with Nature and explore how they shaped our perceptions and sense of relationship to the Earth and Sea.
2) Inside Track: Those who choose to go deeper will embark together on a “field trip” into Mangrove National Park in St. Thomas, for two deeply intimate experiences of Nature. Participants will discover and practice a simple yet ego-challenging process for establishing intimacy with tropical fish while snorkeling among them, and with birds, water, sky and trees while kayaking.
Tuition Supplement: $125 | Facilitated by Lois Grasso | CEs Available
Transformational Breath®; Experience the Movement of Spirit in the Body
Whether you stub your toe, have a traumatic experience, an argument with a loved one, or just need to get your point across… the best thing you can do is take a deep belly breath… allowing your abdomen to expand and shoulders to relax, and dumping the exhalation like a relaxed silent sigh.
The problem is, this is the exact opposite of what we have been “programmed” to do in response to stress. Since early childhood, most of us have learned to stuff our feelings to avoid getting in trouble. Remember hearing this? “Don’t cry or I’ll give you something to cry about!”
The only way to stop crying is to restrict our breathing. It’s not a healthy pattern, but about 80% of adults do so automatically, without even noticing. Shallow breathing and the thoughts preceding it, switch on the fight or flight (stress) response. This contributes to unhappiness, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, chronic pain, chronic fatigue, irritable bowel syndrome and other forms of emotional and physical disease.
Transformational Breath® is a highly-evolved method for freeing up Restricted Breathing Patterns, clearing emotional baggage, and re-establishing your healthy, natural connection with your true, innate feelings and therefore your spiritual guidance system. In this workshop, participants will learn how it works and then experience the power of this process in a full Transformational Breath session. Bring pillow, yoga mat, journal and water bottle.
Tuition Supplement: $45 | Facilitated by Lois Grasso | 3 CEs Available | Limit: 30 participants
OxyCise™ & BreathWalk™
OxyCise™ is a gentle and easy exercise warmup developed over two decades by Lois. A series of rhythmic, meditative breathing synchronized with circular movements of the joints, this fifteen-minute process really brings alive the body, mind and soul. When done properly, you can feel the body and mind tingling with positive energy, enhanced by a series of powerful affirmations integrated into the final elbow, wrist and breath movements. This serves as a creative-mind workshop as well as an energetic tune-up and physical wake-up. It’s a great way to start your self-empowered day.
We’ll follow-up with BreathWalk™ a meditative power-walk, developed by Lois, around the deck of the ship.
This class is perfect for those who want a gentle and enjoyable way to incorporate exercise into daily life. Also perfect for athletes who want a multi-purpose warmup routine that works on all levels.
Wear simple clothes suitable for exercise. Bring walking shoes and water bottle.
Tibetan Five Rites & BreathWalk™
On his show, Dr. Oz recommends the 5 Tibetan rites as an “ancient health secret” that can help you develop balance and live better and longer. This practice is grounded in the ancient traditions of Tibetan monks, and a book was written about it in 1939, entitled, “The Fountain of Youth”. It consists of 5 yoga-based movement patterns designed to renew and balance energy and vitality. Those who suffer with low back pain will likely find relief from the gradual and repeated daily practice. Lois Grasso has been practicing the Five Rites for over a decade and will show you some tricks for enhancing the overall benefits, as well as ways in which even the least physically fit among us can participate and benefit tremendously. Best of all it only take 20 minutes or LESS to complete the entire workout. Combined with her OxyCise™, it’s an amazingly effective 35-minutes!
Afterwards, we will experience BreathWalk™, a meditative walking method, developed by Lois, that turns the simple act of walking into an empowering, peace-inducing practice.
Bring a mat and/or beach towel, walking shoes and water.