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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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This retreat is for those who seek a responsible way of elevating self-awareness and consciousness. The traditional Peruvian plant medicine work sheds light into our reality and can show us what we need to heal in order to rise into more expanded and harmonious versions of ourselves. This people of color specific experience creates a safe, sacred, healing space for transformation, and includes:

  • YOGA PRACTICE

  • GUIDED TOURS OF SACRED RUINS

  • PARTNER YOGA

  • MOUNTAIN HIKES

  • PRANAYAMA

  • THAI MASSAGE

  • TRADITIONAL SHAMANIC MEDICINE WORK: 
      2 Ayahuasca ceremonies and 1 Wachuma

The yoga and embodied breath work will support both preparation and integration. We will be taught 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 and staying present so we may receive the most from our work with the plants. We will stay at a new Yoga retreat center in the the village of Pisaq, at the base of a mountain which contains sacred ruins. All meals are included in the stay.

Available:
$950 triple shared room
$1100 double shared room
$1250 private room

This includes all workshops, ceremonies, housing, and meals. There are also some excellent restaurants in the area.

Again, the fee does not include your flight to Cusco or the cab/bus ride to Pisaq. The price is very reasonable compared to similar retreats. The sooner you get your tickets the better!

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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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 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. 

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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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