Pray, Breathe, Write with Elian Zach
LIVE IN MIAMI
Tuesday, November 3rd, 7 - 9PM (EST)
Once again, Modern ŌM hosts acclaimed WOOM CENTER NYC at its Miami Bungalow. WOOM Founder Elian Zach returns to lead a special multi-sensory 2hr experience for our Miami community.
FREE FOR MEMBERS WITH THE CODE: MEMCLUB
Part I // Introduction + Ho’oponopono Practice (45 min)
A short explanation on the practiced techniques and the course of the evening, followed by relaxation and guided meditation into the magic of the transformational Ho’oponopono healing technique.
What Is It About?
Ho'oponopono is an ancient Hawaiian prayer and practice of forgiveness and reconciliation. It is a profound process of correction in all relationships, with the Self, with loved ones, enemies, life-situations, ancestors, and the earth. The word “ho’o” means “cause,” while “ponopono” means “perfection,” and the entire term can be translated as “correct a mistake” or “make it right”.
It is thought of as a cleaning practice, which does not require much teaching. It is a powerful method of purification for the physical, emotional/mental, and spiritual bodies alike, through which practitioners are offered an opportunity to rid themselves of bad memories or feelings that hold the instrument in an out-of-tune state.
By virtue of this practice, which focuses of the purification and cleansing process of the self alone, it is believed that we are of the power to heal everything and everyone around us. The main transmitter of this methodology in our time is Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len, whose unbelievable story is one of immeasurable success in applying the technique. Dr. Len cured an entire pavilion of mentally ill criminals in Hawaii without even talking or interacting with any of them. Dr. Len set up an office within the hospital and reviewed his patients’ files. As he was reviewing them, we would fully engage in working on himself, simply applying ho’oponopono. Over the course of four years, all the patients improved and were eventually healed, becoming the living-proof of self-Love being the key for all healing.
Ho’oponopono assumes that our individual perceived reality is experienced by our minds. Therefore, we not only have the right to our personal experiences, we also are 100% responsible for them. We are the creators of every occurrence, thought and emotion. By mere thought we can form an array of illusions that cause a world of problems.
The main purpose of ho’oponopono is to seek the cure of these problems through forgiveness, mainly of the Self. At the core of this practice is the understanding that what happens to us is not as relevant as what we do with what has occurred. Essentially, we are both the problem and the solution, that is, until we release the patterns that cause the problems to begin with, as we engage in a continuous course of cleaning and unveiling.
The traditional version of ho’oponopono consists of four main phrases:
1. I’m sorry.
2. Please forgive me.
3. I love you.
4. Thank you.
Part II // Breathwork (45 min)
For many years and by various cultures, breath has been used to explore non-ordinary states of consciousness and release heavy stagnant energy, caused by unprocessed trauma and emotion. This circular breathing session, inspired by legendary psychiatrist and psychedelic researcher Dr. Stanislav Grof’s Holotropic reathing Technique, will encourage a harmonized mind, body and spirit through conscious placement of breath and a curated playlist. This is an opportunity to embody the powerful intention set by the Ho’oponopoo meditation.
Part III // Writing + Connecting (30 min)
We will integrate insights from the journey through prompted writing exercises and small sharing groups, then circle back up and offer closing words.
*The experience will be set up responsibly with adequate social distancing and limited to 30 participants
*BYOM – bring your own mat, blanket and pillow
*Bring a journal and a pen
*Eyemask/scarf/blindfold are highly recommended
Elian received her formal training in sound therapy at The New York Open Center under the guidance of world-renowned sound researcher, practitioner and ethnomusicologist, Alexandre Tannous. An advanced, E-RYT yoga teacher, she completed her trainings and continuing education in New York with a variety of master teachers from different yogic disciplines, including Nevine Michaan of Katonah Yoga, Colleen Saidman and Rodney Yee of Yoga Shanti, Leslie Kaminoff, Ramanand Patel, Sam Chase and Kevin Gardiner. Elian is also a trained breathwork facilitator, a modality which she frequently incorporates into her offerings.
Early in her life’s journey, she was trained in classical and contemporary theatre at Circle in the Square Theatre School on Broadway, and has worked extensively on stage, film and television productions, as well as contributed her voice to various projects. She also worked as a professional writer for various online and printed publications around the world.
Together with David Shemesh, she co-founded WOOM CENTER, New York's first of its kind multi-sensory yoga and meditation studio, based primarily on the therapeutic and psychedelic properties of sound vibration, where she both facilitates and hosts practitioners from all over the country and the world. Along with Alexandre Tannous, David and Elian host WOOM Sound School several times each year, a celebrated sound practitioner training program.
WOOM has been featured in Vogue, The New York Times, New York Magazine, and Well + Good, and has also been covered by BuzzFeed, NowThis and The Culture Trip.
Elian has had the pleasure of sharing sound, breathwork and yoga with both smaller private groups and on larger scale events such as MediClub, Flavorpill’s Quiet Mornings at The MoMA, and Burning Man. The team has taken their work all over the world and facilitated experiences in Costa Rica, Ibiza, Tel Aviv, Colombia and Hong Kong.
Elian’s greatest joy is to meld all of her passions into one transformative practice that invites a holistic participation of the physical, emotional, intellectual, creative and spiritual bodies.
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