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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. 

yoga & plant medicine in peru


yoga & plant medicine in peru


Peru retreat

Dec 27 - Jan 3

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Join Anjali and I for a tranformational retreat in the Sacred Valley of Peru. We will use traditional medicines for awakening deeper insights into consciousness fueling self-discovery and healing. Yoga, Thai massage, partner yoga, AcroYoga, ayurveda/marma pressure point therapies, and delicious vegetarian meals will support this inner work, helping us to prepare, and then integrate. We will experience 5 ceremonies: despacho, 2 ayahuasca, wachuma, and sweat lodge with local, trusted, and experienced shamans.

Investment : $1,450 double or triple shared room / $1,700 single private room

All meals and expenses included, except flight and transportation to retreat center.

Monthly payment plans are offered! Sign up today and start looking for flights into Cusco, Peru. The retreat center, Paz y Luz, is a cab ride away in the sacred valley, outskirts of the town of Pisac.

This retreat is for those ready to explore amazonian plant medicine and physically capable to walk in high altitude.

Contact byvprograms@gmail.com to register and for more details!

 
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Embodied


Philadelphia Printworks + jean-jacques

Embodied


Philadelphia Printworks + jean-jacques

The embodied Collection

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Liberation is Embodied

The Embodied Collection was created in collaboration with Philadelphia Printworks, 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 available now at 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. 

studio 34 yoga teacher training
july - dec :: west philly
studio 34 yoga & healing arts

peru yoga and plant medicine retreat
dec 27 - jan 3 :: pisaq, Peru
register here

 

 

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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. jean-jacques found yoga while at art school in 2001, and has delighted in consistent practice and study since. he has studied and trained in ashtanga, vinyasa flow, Thai massage, AcroYoga, Anusara, and Yogahour. in both art making and embodied practices, he honors the power and potential of rituals, inspired creativity, and human connection to foster freedom.

jean-jacques has taught in prisons, public schools, yoga studios, and festivals both nationally and internationally. he currently co-leads the teacher training program at Studio 34 in West Philly. jean-jacques is the co-creator of a yoga clothing clothing line with Philadelphia Printworks called “The Embodied Collection”. it was created to honor and inspire the efforts of people of color in creating wellness. 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.”

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