Workshops and Retreats

TUNE UP YOUR SPIRIT!
Using Lessons from Music to Harmonize Your Life

You know how you want to show up in the world – expressing yourself through your Essence, centered in your heart, effective in your life and work. But this is sometimes easier said than done! Navigating our complicated, stimulating culture makes it difficult to stay aligned and in tune with Spirit, in harmony with our active lives.

Tune Up Your Spirit workshops are created from the concepts and practices embedded in my book Music Lessons for the Spirit. These workshops draw inspiration from music to enrich our spiritual lives and get us “in tune.” We’ll use a tapestry of self-exploration, group discussion, sound healing, and musical experiences to deepen your connection with your soul and inspire you to live a more insightful, meaningful, and satisfying life. Note: No musical background or experience necessary to benefit from and enjoy these workshops!

Workshops and retreats are offered periodically – or upon request – and are listed on the Events page. Check there for what’s happening and for registration information. Contact Janet at janetkessenich@gmail.com with questions and inquiries.

TUNE UP YOUR SPIRIT!
Themes and Topics

Tune Up Your Spirit workshop themes/topics can stand individually or be combined to create a workshop that will meet the needs of your group.

Rest, Renew, Restore

Other than the occasional dramatic pause, rests in music are not generally something the listener notices or deems important. But, rests are vital to music, creating the musical punctuation and cadences that help create order and sense. So it is in our lives; rest is vital to the structure of our existence. Reconnect with the power of pausing, taking time to reflect and regroup. Learn practices that will help you feel refreshed and renewed in your daily life.

Is the Real You Poised to Emerge?

Musical nuance and expression bring the notes and rhythm of a score to life. What brings you to life? What gets in the way of that? Let the Real You emerge. Dissolve the inner obstacles and retune your energy field so you’re in alignment and ready to emerge more fully yourself and able to contribute to the world.

Amazing Grace: Small Steps to Change & Transformation

As music modulates through subtle adjustments, so can we transform our lives by subtly modulating limiting beliefs and behaviors. Step-by-step, we can shift and change ourselves to become healthier, more loving, more Spirit-centered. In this workshop, you will create simple resolutions and themes to shape and inspire your spiritual inner and active outer life.

Centered in the Heart: Balancing and Harmonizing Your Life

The more deeply connected we are with Spirit, the more loving our life will be. Explore getting out of your head and into your heart, bringing your best to everyone you meet and everything you do.

Tending Our Spirit and Ourselves: Bringing the Divine into Our Busy Lives

Most of us lead fast-paced, breathless lives that can crowd out spiritual practices and seemingly drown out the voice of the Divine. Rebooting our lives to include regular, meaningful connection and communication with the Divine opens the way to a more profound, spiritually guided life.

SPIRITUALITY IN EVERYDAY LIFE
Additional Workshop and Retreat Themes

Workshops offer the opportunity to learn new information, discover new perspectives, and to meet others with similar interests and issues. My workshops are based on the principle that our spirituality can be a part of our every-day lives, that we are meant to integrate our spirit into our being and doing in an easy, effortless, conscious way. Recent workshop topics include:

Spa for the Spirit

Spa for the Spirit is a retreat for your whole self: body, mind, and spirit. You’ll do some inner work to explore and release the attitudes, patterns and beliefs that get in the way of taking care of yourself. You’ll spend time outside nurturing yourself. Sound and energy healing work will help deepen your connection with your body and your Highest Self and ground your resolve to continue on a path of wellness and well-being.

“Very energizing, focusing, centering” ~ I. R.

“Incredibly powerful, insightful, and helpful on my journey of health and wellness” ~ M. F.

“This was a much needed, unique, and thought-provoking experience. Thank you, Janet.” ~ J. J.

Keep It Flowing: The Blessing of Giving and Receiving

While giving and receiving gifts is a traditional practice, the dynamic of giving and receiving encompasses a larger scope than this. Deepak Chopra tells us, “The universe operates through dynamic exchange… giving and receiving are different aspects of the flow of energy in the universe.” Right energetic flow keeps vitality and richness circulating in our lives.

Learn simple practices that promote this exchange. Explore how to step into dynamic of energetic flow so that you share in the blessing of fully giving and receiving.

“Janet led a truly inspiring session. I could feel the vibration of the whole room lift as she brought in the flow of giving and receiving. By the end I felt the energy of my heart flowing with love. Janet’s loving, graceful and supportive presence allowed everyone to open to the healing vibrations she was bringing through.”
~ Linda Manning, Energy and Emotion Code Healer, Concord, MA

Get Your Gratitude Going!

Gratitude is an appreciation or thanks, and its highest form is a simple appreciation of the gift of life. Being consciously grateful and appreciative on a regular basis has been shown to have positive results –- spiritually, mentally, and physically. It seems to provide the energetic basis for shift, change, and feeling better about yourself and your life.

This workshop explores what might seem like an obvious and simple practice, but which can actually be more complex and rich than we realize. We’ll discuss and learn from each other, set our intention to connect with gratitude and take steps to establish this practice in our lives.

Go for It! Why Not?

When a challenge comes up, do you ever wish you could just get over your uncertainty and answer, “Why not?”It’s time to do it – step out of your comfort zone, take a risk, find your cutting edge.

Through exploration and sound healing, you’ll shift whatever might be standing in the way of taking your next step. As the sense of risk and uncertainty around your issue feels less perilous, you’ll be ready to answer your own challenge with a resounding, Why Not? and move forward.

Well Being in Five Easy Pieces

Learn easy-to-do techniques and practices to cultivate well-being in your active life! We are meant to experience overall well-being, the body-mind-spirit state of feeling balanced, peaceful, satisfied, connected to the meaning and purpose of our lives.

While we’ve all known this wonderful feeling from time to time, it can be challenging to sustain it. Learn simple practices that help make this happen.

By layering consciousness into some of the activities you already do and trying out a few new techniques, you can reconnect with this powerful sense of well-being and learn how to keep it operating in your life.