Newsletter – May 2009

There will be no Open HART Night for the month of May. Check the website for the return in June, possibly on another night. Jane



May 2    9 am – 3 pm 

Keith and Jane  $75 

Hart Work can carry you to a deep reflective inner space for exploration of your psyche. This experience involves lying on a sleeping bag or mat, closing your eyes, breathing deeply and listening to music for about 90 minutes. The music is your trajectory and breath is the vehicle. After the music is completed you will go to the art table and capture as much as you can with art supplies that will be provided for you. You will tap into your emotional spiritual physical aspects for healing. Bring a sleeping bag or mat from home along with a pillow and may a blanket to be most comfortable.



Hearing the Unheard Story: Tools for Awareness Print

Monday, June 08 2009

9:00am – 3:00pm

$65 for 6 contact hours

lunch included

Register Online

    For the last twenty four years, David Austin Sky has enjoyed life as a full time speaker, trainer, and storyteller. He tells stories to share life’s wisdom. His daughter says that he puts wings on simple words. Audiences say he is a child in a bald man suit.
    David has a Masters Degree from the Methodist Theological School. He is the author of See the Forest, Hear the Trees: The Art of Storylistening and Sky Stories: A Storybook for Grownups. David has been a counselor, a bar band musician, and a janitor at Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum. Maybe he cannot hold a steady job.
    Dave spent many years playing music in bars to rowdy crowds full of delightful characters. This experience gave him a perspective to write about drinking, relationships, and confusion. The people he tells stories about are based on folks he has met, or thinks he has met in the dim lit halls of taverns and churches. Regardless of the place, the people have their stories.
Participants will be able to:

Apply a new method of hearing the client unheard stories 

Identify the stories that influence the client behavior  

Create questions that lead to awareness and to insight into their issues 

Present new stories of hope and change that tap into the clients core beliefs 

     Everyone tells stories that they cannot hear. We talk about changes, loss, addictions, and our unresolved issues. We will continue to tell the story or act it out, until we have awareness and a new story.  This workshop will give helpers the tools that lead to new stories for change, healing and growth. This program is for helping clients of all ages, economic and educational levels. We all tell and listen to stories. 

This will change how you listen.  This will change how you help. 


 June 6    9 am – 3 pm 

Keith and Jane  $75 

     Hart Dance is a new experience the Keith and Jane co-created. It is a combination of Integrative Breathwork and trance Dance. You will begin lying on your mat for about 30 to 45 minutes breathing deeply listening to meditative music that opens and aligns your upper Chakras. The music will change as you open them with your breath. When you reach the fourth Chakra you will stand up while the Guardians remove the bedding. At that point the music will carry you into movement. You will dance your experience into your body for about 30 minutes. After the music has opened all of your Chakras and aligned them the music will shift again and you will go to the art tables to capture your experience with art supplies that we will furnish. We will break bread together and then process each participants experience. Remember to bring bedding or a sleeping bag from home for the first part of the experience.

                                         A Matter of Timing                                       

     As we have all experienced there is our timing and the timing of Universe. Often those are not congruent. As human beings we exhibit  impatience with everything around us when we don’t get what we want when we want it… With that said let’s look at things we can do to make sure we stay balanced as Universe unfolds. By the way this is not to advocate for predestination. I think with free will we have the right and ability to change anything in our lives whether it’s a healthy or unhealthy change. 

     Sometimes when we are on the rush we forget that there may be other things to consider. So often we leave behind our sense of otherness and step on the toes of our fellows which in turn results in retaliation. Maybe it is becoming time for us to remember to check out everything in our reality before we take that step.

     As we move more into community we may discover the incredible opportunity to actually manifest the hopes and dreams we have carried with us our entire lifetimes. We have all heard that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. That seems to be a truth that I have observed many times in my lifetime. Therefore, let us remember that we can all work together toward the larger picture by learning to communicate with each other clearly and distinctly. For instance, Dean Graves has brought us together on the Memphis Light Circle. Let us begin to utilize that wonderful connection to get all of our events on the calendar. If we have a calendar with all the events listed then we may begin scheduling events that are not conflictual with other events in the community. If we remain mindful and hold a sense of otherness we can all find ways to support each other so everyone can get their needs met by the community. 

     Another way we are organizing our community is by developing a directory on The HART Center web site. We are working diligently towards manifesting a place where healing practitioners may log in their information to go before a screening committee to determine if it would be an appropriate listing for a healing directory. When that gets up and running we will inform everyone through every means possible, such as The Sanctuary and Memphis Light Circle. It is going to be a great way to get established with your healing modalities. 

     There are so many wonderful things happening in our community right now. Let’s stay open to the beautiful changes all around us and spread our wings and fly together.

You Are Loved,



Ipsalu Tantra Yoga Retreat

June 12 – 14, 2009

 $250 per person   $225 per couple 


     Antoinette and Richard Asimus will help you break through your limitations to uncover your authentic self. Open and surrender to infinite Love as you discover life to be spiritual and orgasmic simultaneously. Free and channel your sexual energy to higher levels of awareness as you learn the Cobra Breath technique to safely activate unlimited energy. Contact Patrick Harris 901-483-3255.

Community Services from the HART – Love Offerings and Fees


We have had so few community participants that we are gong to take a hiatus again for the month of May like we did last year. Please look for the return notice on the calendar of events at

Wednesday   7 pm – 8:30 pm    Meditation Classes    Dean Graves & Carol Crane $5 love offering

Dean and Carol have been studying meditation together for years. They offer these classes at The Sanctuary. Please join them for this wonderful experience to learn about meditation. Contact Carol Crane 901-650-0506.

Thursday    6:30 – 8:00 pm     Yoga Class      Lazora Jones      $5 love offering       

Lazora became a yoga instructor through a ten month intensive at The Yoga Center Of Jackson, in Jackson TN. She studied under owner Deborah Perry and director, Kevin wheat. Lazora studied the Iyengar method with focus on good body alignment. And of course good body alignment allows for excellent body mechanics while doing massage, or standing in line at the grocery store. As a mother of nine, Yoga has been instrumental in helping me keep mind and body together, and continues to be as I grow.  Call Lazora at 901-620-1854. 


By Appointment Only       Massage        Concorde Career College    $20 fee

We have three Massage Students all day Wednesday, Saturday afternoon and Sunday evenings until May 31. Call Jane at 901-828-1332 to take care of yourself and set regular times for your massages. Here are the new available times.

All Day Wednesdays 10:15, 11:30, 1:30, 2:45, 4:00 (one male and one female student)

All Day Saturdays 10:15, 11:30, 1:00, 2:15, 3:30 (one male student)

Sunday Evenings 5:15, 6:30, 7:45 (two males and one female student)

By Appointment Only       Massage        Stephen Pair        $65 fee

Stephen is a Licensed Massage Therapist and Certified Physical Fitness Specialist. He is providing therapeutic massage on Wednesday afternoons until we get a new student. Stephen is not only my personal massage therapist he is also my personal trainer. He really gets tension, stress and sore muscles and knows how to move it out of the mind and body. He is managing his own schedule so give him a call at 901-277-1705 to set your appointments. He is an incredible healer in many, many ways.

By Appointment Only       Massage        Lazora Jones       $65 fee

Lazora Jones is a licensed and certified massage therapist and yoga instructor in Memphis. She attended and graduated from the Massage Institute Of Memphis under Karen Craig She is certified in Pain Relief Therapy. Lazora’s hands possess an educated yet intuitive touch that allows her to be disciplined yet tailor each massage to meet the individual need. In essence she honors the sacredness of each one. And each massage becomes an invitation to unique experiential journey that allows the individual to let go, and let go and let go and just be~~~~   Call her at 901-620-1854 to set your appointment. 


Grace House Regional Training Events  

May 22   Meditation  $35

Rev. Dr. Jane Abraham, LCSW, LADAC, ADS

Dean Graves and Carol Crane

Meditation 101 will provide you with new techniques to help make life easier. You will also get to explore deeper forms of meditation that include guided meditation, walking meditation, eye-open meditation and mantra meditation. 

Make check payable to Grace House and send it to Regional Training Event, Att: Jane Abraham, 329 N. Bellevue, Memphis, TN 38105. You can register online at  

You Are Loved,








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