Date & Time
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Lewis Mehl-Madrona & Barbara Mainguy
Cherokee people have long called their techniques of healing “reading the body.” In this workshop you will have the rare opportunity to study this unique form of literacy with Lewis Mehl-Madrona, a physician who has trained with both Native American elders and his own Cherokee family members. He will introduce you to a variety of Cherokee, Shawnee, and Pawnee healing strategies—such as touching the body, applying deep pressure, rocking, shaking, running energy meridians, mobilization, acupuncture, and breath work. He will also guide you through healing mind-body-spirit integration, illuminate the ways in which medicine is a dialogue with the body, and describe how Native American forms of bodywork and hands-on-healing have been passed into contemporary American osteopathy. This workshop is suitable for all levels—from experienced bodywork practitioners to those who are merely curious.
A One-Day Workshop
Saturday, January 19, 2019, 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Members $125/ Nonmembers $145
New York Open Center
Of Cherokee and Lakota ancestry, Lewis Mehl-Madrona, MD, PhD, is a board-certified family practice physician, geriatrician, psychiatrist, and author of Coyote Medicine and, more recently, Healing the Mind through the Power of Story: the Promise of Narrative Psychiatry. He is the executive director of the Coyote Institute and its Center for Narrative and Indigenous Studies in Brattleboro, Vermont, where he also has a private practice.
Barbara Mainguy is a body centered psychotherapist, co-author of Remapping Your Mind: The Neuroscience of Self-Transformation Through Story and Education Director of the Coyote Institute in Orono, Maine.