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hi.


i'm jean-jacques, 

 

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hi.


i'm jean-jacques, 

 

jean-jacques gabriel

i love drawing & painting portraits,
teaching yoga, AcroYoga and Thai Massage,
and offering healing therapeutic touch. 

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Peru Retreat


Peru Retreat


heal & Transform

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January 4-14, 2018

This retreat is for those who seek a responsible way of elevating their self awareness and consciousness. The traditional plant medicine work sheds light into our reality and shows you what you need to heal, and/or integrate in order to transcend onto higher levels of expanded awareness and harmony. The retreat offers you the key to ancestral shamanic practices which will lead to amplified states of consciousness. This retreat is for people of color, creating safe, sacred, healing space for transformation, where we can process our individual and shared experiences in community, and will include:

-DAILY YOGA ASANA
-PARTNER YOGA
-PRANAYAMA
-MOUNTAIN HIKES
-GUIDED TOURS OF SACRED RUINS
-THAI MASSAGE
-TRADITIONAL SHAMANIC MEDICINE WORK
-POST MEDICINE CEREMONY GROUP INTEGRATION CIRCLES

We will stay at a new Yoga retreat center in the the village of Pisaq right next to the entrance of the sacred ruins, at the base of the mountain -where the energy flows strongly. We can house a maximum of 15 participants.

We will also have opportunities to learn about medicines and food from Peru from other local guides who will teach during the retreat. We will work on sacred medicine songs as well as Sanskrit mantras that we can sing during ceremonies to help purify and move energy. The meditations and visualization practices will be specifically geared toward cleansing our energy and staying present so we may receive the most from our work with the plants.

more info : http://www.baltimoreyogavillage.com/yoga-retreats/

 
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Embodied


Philadelphia Printworks + jean-jacques

Embodied


Philadelphia Printworks + jean-jacques

The embodied Collection

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philadelphia printworks

The "Embodied" Collection was created in collaboration with Black Yogi and collection co-designer, Jean-Jacques Gabriel, to honor and inspire the efforts of people of color in creating wellness. The line was birthed by the desire to wear products that represent POC engaged in self-care practices. The line is rooted in the words of Audre Lorde, “Caring for myself is not self-indulgent. Caring for myself is an act of survival.” The collection is now available now at http://www.philadelphiaprintworks.com
 
 
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classes


classes


mondays :: $6 align & flow : 5:30pm - 6:45pm

tuesdays :: align & flow : 12pm - 1:30pm

tuesdays :: acroyoga : 7:30pm - 9pm

thursdays :: led practice : 12pm - 1:30pm 


AcroYoga

blends the wisdom of yoga, the dynamic power and connection of acrobatics, and the healing touch of thai massage. all levels are welcome and no partner necessary.

align & flow

alignment-based vinyasa. open to all levels, accessible alignment cues and variations offered so students can be playful, explore their creative potential, heal and transform.  

led practice

students and teacher practice together in an align & flow class, where cues are called from the yoga mat. high possibility of inversions and partner work. not ideal for beginners.  

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events


to deepen your study. 

events


to deepen your study. 

Get Free Fest
nov 10-11th : Mascher Space Coop
philadelphia, PA

POC yoga & plant medicine retreat
jan 4-14th 2018 :: via Baltimore Yoga Village
Pisaq, Peru

 

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bodywork


healing made accessible.

bodywork


healing made accessible.

thai massage : a clothed form of massage where the receiver, completely passive, is moved through traction, compression, and twist, that open up lines of energy in the body, and promote healing, relaxation and stress reduction. 

therapeutic flying : a suspended form of bodywork that leverages gravity for more potential to release stress, and more possibility for depth in stretches, twists, and backbends. this practice engages participants in trust, and is highly transformative. think of if like a great massage upside-down on feet. 

i believe healing practices should be accessible to all and offer combinations of thai massage and therapeutic flying that range from 30min to 90min. please use the contact form below or email connect@jeanjacquesgabriel.com to explore options. 

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art


carefully crafted portraits, 

a mythology of symbols.

art


carefully crafted portraits, 

a mythology of symbols.

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bio


bio


Jean-Jacques is a Haitian-born artist, father, and teacher living in Philadelphia. He started painting in his father’s studio, before he could walk, and later studied at the University of the Arts, and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. He found yoga while at art school in 2001, and has delighted in consistent practice and study since. In both art making and asana, he honors the power and potential of rituals and inspired creativity. Jean-Jacques studied Ashtangta in Southern India, receiving his first yoga teacher certification in 2007, and became a certified AcroYoga teacher in 2008. He completed an Anusara teacher training in 2011, and completed YogaHour Teacher Training with Darren Rhodes in 2013.

He is a Level 2 Certified AcroYoga instructor, and teaches immersions, workshops and classes that foster play, power, pliability and presence. He has also enjoyed teaching compassionate communication workshops to young people, teens, and adults, in prisons, public schools, summer camps, yoga studios, and workplaces. Jean-Jacques paints portraits, in oil and gouache, that aim to capture bits of beauty both inner and outer. He loves the opportunities to steep in story that live portraiture provides. Feel free to contact him for interest in portraiture,  and yoga and AcroYoga workshops, immersions, and private instruction. 

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