2nd Wednesdays: April 12th, May 10th, and June 14th // 7:00 – 9:00 pm // Laurel Shop: 3807 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, 94619

Feeling a little off? Looking to find better balance and more clarity in your life? Curious about working with your energy for personal growth and vitality? Wanting to add some potent tools to your self-care ritual kit? In this Energy Medicine Series, we will explore three aspects of energy medicine: breathwork, the chakra system, and healing minerals. You will learn how to take better care of yourself, clear the pathways of energy in your body, support yourself with minerals from nature, and and cultivate the courageous heart you are here with to share with the world.

Class 1: Breathwork Fundamentals

The first workshop in the Energy Medicine Series will dive deep into conscious breathing. The breath is our foundation for life and for learning to work with energy. Changing your breath is the quickest way to shift your emotions, thoughts, and vibration. In Breathwork Fundamentals you will learn the anatomy of breath, how the breath impacts your nervous system, and specific breath-based techniques for grounding energy, reducing stress, and developing your intuition. No experience with breathwork is necessary. Please bring a yoga mat, blanket, notebook, and pen.

Class 2: Chakra Balancing Basics

The second workshop in the Energy Medicine series will give an overview of the subtle energy centers in the body called chakras. Translated from sanskrit as “wheel” or “disk,” each chakra is associated with specific elements, sounds, colors, emotional states, types of relationships, and qualities of consciousness. When the chakras are balanced, we feel healthy and strong. When the chakras are weakened or overactive, we experience emotional and physical discomfort. In Chakra Balancing Basics you will learn to identify and work with your chakras through breath, guided meditation, visualization, and sound. No experience with the chakra system is necessary. Please bring a yoga mat, blanket, notebook, and pen.

Class 3: Mineral Therapy

The final workshop in the Energy Medicine series will guide students through the use of minerals in their personal self-care rituals. Crystals have been used for centuries to ward off negative feelings, encourage prosperity, improve sleep and create harmony. Even the most common crystals on the market work on a vibrational level and have the ability to heal, protect and transmute energy. In the Mineral Therapy workshop you will learn how crystals are formed, how to choose the right one, how to cleanse and activate your crystals for maximum healing benefits, and practices for incorporating them into your daily life. This workshop includes a small set of crystals to take home. No experience with minerals is necessary. Please bring a yoga mat, blanket, notebook, and pen.

TEACHER BIO: Ashley Neese is a certified breathwork teacher and energy healer with an MFA from the California College of the Arts. Her private sessions, workshops and lifestyle journal help to guide spirit seekers toward living with hearts wide open. Learn more at


CANCELLATION POLICY: We have a 48 hour cancellation policy for workshops. This policy helps us support our teachers and allows our teachers to put on the best workshop possible.