Sep
10
to Nov 19

Body Positive Birmingham Therapy Groups- Fall Semester

A Six-Week Body Image & Personal Growth Group
Fall Schedule
Tuesdays, 12:00-1:30pm
Dates: September 10 & 24; October 8 & 22; November 5 & 19

What are Body Positive Birmingham Groups?
Body Positive Birmingham therapy groups exist to empower women to embrace and care for the bodies they live in through the cultivation of community and compassion. Based on The Body Positive model, as well as our own expertise as mental health therapists, we utilize group work, meditation and yoga practices, and intuitive awareness to assist women in finding what self-care and wellness means for them. We seek to create a space of non-judgment and acceptance for women to find a space to connect and have meaningful discussions around the ways we relate to our bodies. These groups will be wellness-promoting, non-shaming, hope-instilling, solution-oriented, and will utilize a weight-neutral approach to health.

Body Positive Birmingham groups will last for 6 weeks, meeting twice monthly, and will be limited to 8 participants per session. These therapy groups are dedicated to the core competencies of The Body Positive model: Reclaiming Health, Practicing Intuitive Self Care, Cultivating Self-Love, Declaring Your Authentic Beauty, and Building Community (https://www.thebodypositive.org).


Who would benefit from BPB Groups?
Body Positive Birmingham groups are for women of any shape, size, age, race, religion, sexuality, or story who are interested in learning to love themselves more fully by engaging in authentic community. Please note, this is not considered eating disorder therapy, though it may be a beneficial addition for women in recovery from disordered eating.


Group Facilitators
Katie Reed: Katie is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Body Positive Facilitator. She received her Masters in Counseling from UAB and has worked with a variety of adults, teens, and families in the Birmingham area concerned with anxiety, depression, addiction recovery, body image, relationships, spirituality, and life transitions. She frequently incorporates meditation and mindfulness training into working with her clients.

Melissa Scott- Melissa is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Yoga Teacher who specializes in working with clients with eating disorders, anxiety, and trauma backgrounds. She uses a client-centered, mindfulness-based approach to help clients move toward overall health and wellness. She has diverse clinical experience in private practice, higher education, and treatment center settings. She writes and presents regularly on issues related to body image, mindfulness, and holistic mental health.


Registration for BPB Groups
Clients are requested to commit to the entire series, but may pay weekly. Cost is $40 per session or $200 for the entire series when paid up front. Inquire about the use of insurance for payment. A registration fee of $40 is requested to hold a client’s spot when not paying for the full series up front; this will cover the cost of the first session or copays.

To Register: Contact Melissa Scott at 205-427-2794 or MelissaKScott@gmail.com

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Earth Church Gathering
Oct
27
10:00 AM10:00

Earth Church Gathering

Join Jasper Elliott Wolfe and Shannon Andrews Skipper on one Sunday a month for our Earth Church Gathering! These Sunday meetings are Spirit filled, Earth centered, and led in a way that inspires community! Yoga , Walking Meditation, Nature reconnection exercises, Live music, Play and More!
When the weather allows this class will be held outside at a local park. For the next 3 months we will be at McCallum Park. Join us afterward for brunch at a local restaurant. Please check Facebook the weekend of class to verify park in case of last minute changes. ALSO ASK TO JOIN OUR EARTH CHURCH YOGA FACEBOOK GROUP

Earth Church yoga is gentle and safe for all levels. Classes include energization techniques to warm the joints and cleanse the energy field. Participants are given time to move intuitively and encouraged to practice radical acceptance of their own bodies. There is a theme that pertains to Mother Earth and our connection to her as well as our place in the family of things. We also join together in Ecotherapy exercises to reconnect us to Mother Earth. Walking meditation and play time is a part of each session. Bring a bag to pick up trash as a way to show our gratitude at the end of each gathering.

Earth Church tithes each month to Tree Sisters! Check out this amazing global organization that is working toward Reforestation of Mother Earth!
www.treesisters.org


When held outdoors, please bring your mat, water, journal, pen, and any props you need! Don't forget your bugspray, sunscreen, hat, layered clothing, or sunglasses if needed!

If weather drives us indoors we will meet at Conscious Body Healing Arts Center.

The center is located at 300 Office Park Drive, Suite 205, Mt.Brook, Al.

Donation based event- cash or check to Conscious Body

Love to you all!

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Outdoor EcoTherapy Workshop
Nov
2
10:00 AM10:00

Outdoor EcoTherapy Workshop

Join Jasper Elliott Wolfe for an Outdoor Ecotherapy Workshop!
This is a unique experience where participants learn some steps to having a more connected and spiritual relationship with Mother Earth while gaining the benefits of being in nature.

Jasper is an Ecotherapy Guide and teaches a specialty yoga series called EcoYoga. It is a blend of Ecotherapy practices and Mindfulness. This outdoor experience is a great way to embody and practice all that students have been learning during the Fall semester of Ecoyoga. Packages do apply to this workshop. However, even if you haven't made it to a weekly class, this workshop is open to everyone.

Each workshop will be a blend of experiential exercises to reconnect us with the natural world as well as mindfulness practices to get us in touch with our body, mind, and Spirit. The goal is to REMEMBER who we are.

Class Packages with Jasper will be honored and can be purchased and used for all of the classes offered during the Fall Semester of ECOyoga. (even the Tuesday, Wednesday,Friday, and Saturday specialty classes)

Please email Jasper at consciousbodyyoga@gmail.com if you plan to attend this workshop. You will receive an email with instructions on what to bring.

4 Class- $58
8 Class- $108
16 Class- $200
Single Drop in- $17
First Class Special- $10
*All Packages will expire at the end of the Winter Semester.

What is Ecotherapy?

Ecotherapy can take many forms but it is based on the scientific evidence that human beings are affected positively through their connection to the natural world. However, it is more than just a walk in the park. Not only do we need the exposure to sunlight, fresh air, water, and earth but on a spiritual level we must remember that we ARE Nature. Human beings are in a symbiotic and reciprocal relationship with Mother Earth. The health of the Earth is reflected in us and vice versa. Interdependence is the name of the game.

Many humans suffer from Nature Deficit Disorder and this can lead to depression, anxiety, and a feeling of unease. By reconnecting to our Source and purpose through intentional contact with Nature, we give ourselves the very best environment to heal from the stressors of modern day society.


However, this is not just a one sided relationship. Earth is not here solely for humans to consume and use. We are in a reciprocal relationship with her. By reconnecting on a spiritual level with Gaia, human beings understand their place in the system and what is required of them to give back to Earth.

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Earth Church Gathering
Nov
24
10:00 AM10:00

Earth Church Gathering

Join Jasper Elliott Wolfe and Shannon Andrews Skipper on one Sunday a month for our Earth Church Gathering! These Sunday meetings are Spirit filled, Earth centered, and led in a way that inspires community! Yoga , Walking Meditation, Nature reconnection exercises, Live music, Play and More!
When the weather allows this class will be held outside at a local park. For the next 3 months we will be at McCallum Park. Join us afterward for brunch at a local restaurant. Please check Facebook the weekend of class to verify park in case of last minute changes. ALSO ASK TO JOIN OUR EARTH CHURCH YOGA FACEBOOK GROUP

Earth Church yoga is gentle and safe for all levels. Classes include energization techniques to warm the joints and cleanse the energy field. Participants are given time to move intuitively and encouraged to practice radical acceptance of their own bodies. There is a theme that pertains to Mother Earth and our connection to her as well as our place in the family of things. We also join together in Ecotherapy exercises to reconnect us to Mother Earth. Walking meditation and play time is a part of each session. Bring a bag to pick up trash as a way to show our gratitude at the end of each gathering.

Earth Church tithes each month to Tree Sisters! Check out this amazing global organization that is working toward Reforestation of Mother Earth!
www.treesisters.org


When held outdoors, please bring your mat, water, journal, pen, and any props you need! Don't forget your bugspray, sunscreen, hat, layered clothing, or sunglasses if needed!

If weather drives us indoors we will meet at Conscious Body Healing Arts Center.

The center is located at 300 Office Park Drive, Suite 205, Mt.Brook, Al.

Donation based event- cash or check to Conscious Body

Love to you all!

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Outdoor EcoTherapy Workshop
Dec
14
10:00 AM10:00

Outdoor EcoTherapy Workshop

Join Jasper Elliott Wolfe for an Outdoor Ecotherapy Workshop!
This is a unique experience where participants learn some steps to having a more connected and spiritual relationship with Mother Earth while gaining the benefits of being in nature.

Jasper is an Ecotherapy Guide and teaches a specialty yoga series called EcoYoga. It is a blend of Ecotherapy practices and Mindfulness. This outdoor experience is a great way to embody and practice all that students have been learning during the Fall semester of Ecoyoga. Packages do apply to this workshop. However, even if you haven't made it to a weekly class, this workshop is open to everyone.

Each workshop will be a blend of experiential exercises to reconnect us with the natural world as well as mindfulness practices to get us in touch with our body, mind, and Spirit. The goal is to REMEMBER who we are.

Class Packages with Jasper will be honored and can be purchased and used for all of the classes offered during the Fall Semester of ECOyoga. (even the Tuesday, Wednesday,Friday, and Saturday specialty classes)

Please email Jasper at consciousbodyyoga@gmail.com if you plan to attend this workshop. You will receive an email with instructions on what to bring.

4 Class- $58
8 Class- $108
16 Class- $200
Single Drop in- $17
First Class Special- $10
*All Packages will expire at the end of the Winter Semester.

What is Ecotherapy?

Ecotherapy can take many forms but it is based on the scientific evidence that human beings are affected positively through their connection to the natural world. However, it is more than just a walk in the park. Not only do we need the exposure to sunlight, fresh air, water, and earth but on a spiritual level we must remember that we ARE Nature. Human beings are in a symbiotic and reciprocal relationship with Mother Earth. The health of the Earth is reflected in us and vice versa. Interdependence is the name of the game.

Many humans suffer from Nature Deficit Disorder and this can lead to depression, anxiety, and a feeling of unease. By reconnecting to our Source and purpose through intentional contact with Nature, we give ourselves the very best environment to heal from the stressors of modern day society.

However, this is not just a one sided relationship. Earth is not here solely for humans to consume and use. We are in a reciprocal relationship with her. By reconnecting on a spiritual level with Gaia, human beings understand their place in the system and what is required of them to give back to Earth.


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Earth Church Gathering
Dec
22
10:00 AM10:00

Earth Church Gathering

Join Jasper Elliott Wolfe and Shannon Andrews Skipper on one Sunday a month for our Earth Church Gathering! These Sunday meetings are Spirit filled, Earth centered, and led in a way that inspires community! Yoga , Walking Meditation, Nature reconnection exercises, Live music, Play and More!
When the weather allows this class will be held outside at a local park. For the next 3 months we will be at McCallum Park. Join us afterward for brunch at a local restaurant. Please check Facebook the weekend of class to verify park in case of last minute changes. ALSO ASK TO JOIN OUR EARTH CHURCH YOGA FACEBOOK GROUP

Earth Church yoga is gentle and safe for all levels. Classes include energization techniques to warm the joints and cleanse the energy field. Participants are given time to move intuitively and encouraged to practice radical acceptance of their own bodies. There is a theme that pertains to Mother Earth and our connection to her as well as our place in the family of things. We also join together in Ecotherapy exercises to reconnect us to Mother Earth. Walking meditation and play time is a part of each session. Bring a bag to pick up trash as a way to show our gratitude at the end of each gathering.

Earth Church tithes each month to Tree Sisters! Check out this amazing global organization that is working toward Reforestation of Mother Earth!
www.treesisters.org


When held outdoors, please bring your mat, water, journal, pen, and any props you need! Don't forget your bugspray, sunscreen, hat, layered clothing, or sunglasses if needed!

If weather drives us indoors we will meet at Conscious Body Healing Arts Center.

The center is located at 300 Office Park Drive, Suite 205, Mt.Brook, Al.

Donation based event- cash or check to Conscious Body

Love to you all!

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Oct
13
6:30 PM18:30

Prema Hara Kirtan!

Join us for a blissful evening of call-and-response kirtan with the European sacred mantra music duo Prema Hara, making a rare stop in Birmingham as part of their annual 3 month nationwide tour. Don't miss them -- they won't be back in the US till Fall 2020!

Doors open at 6:00 for you to browse their amazing bhakti shop!

"Prema Hara's chants are filled with love - total love!" ~ YogaChicago

ADMISSION: $20 pre-pay / $25 day of event

Advance Ticket link: www.squareup.com/store/prema-hara


** Prema Hara’s music as well as wonderful yoga / bhakti themed t-shirts, hand-made gemstone jewelry, & inspirational books about the path of bhakti yoga will be available at their pop-up shop before & after the event, so arrive early!

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Awaken the fullness of your heart with this dynamic duo who have dedicated their lives to their love of kirtan (mantra music) and living that joy with others! Prema Hara's mellow, meditative songs build into ecstatic rhythms, creating a jubilant celebration of the spirit. Kirtan, the music of the heart, is the calling of the soul; a blissful musical journey to invoke divine presence. Come sing and dance, or just come and be! No previous experience is necessary.

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:: ABOUT PREMA HARA ::

Kamaniya and Keshavacharya are kirtan gypsies, touring internationally as the sacred music duo Prema Hara. Attracted by Bhakti Yoga, the path of devotion, both have spent many years living in ashrams, searching for the divine through devotional service and singing. Seeing so many people's hearts transformed through the power of chanting sacred mantras, they were inspired to commit their lives to sharing the universal practice of kirtan with the world. Prema Hara has toured extensively throughout the USA & Europe, quickly gaining recognition as one of the West’s most prominent mantra music bands.

Visit www.PremaHara.com to listen to their music and connect with them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PremaHara.

"... pure, kirtan at it's best." ~ Yoga Journal Magazine

"Refreshing, deep, authentic..." ~ LA Yoga Magazine

“Heart-melting melodies and stirring rhythms.” ~ Jai Uttal

“One of the greatest kirtan groups today… Prema Hara makes some of the sweetest Sanskrit yoga music you’ll ever hear.“ ~ Spirit Voyage

“Prema Hara create a kirtan experience that melts the heart and touches the spiritual Self. Their devotion is contagious and their sound is as Divine as the names of God they chant.” ~ Swami Ramananda (President, Integral Yoga Institute of San Francisco)

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Earth Church Yoga
Apr
7
2:30 PM14:30

Earth Church Yoga

Join Jasper Elliott Wolfe on the First Sunday of the Month for a Slow & Sacred Flow class that emphasizes moving at a pace that is unique to the individual while meditating on Gratitude. These Sunday classes are Spirit filled, Earth centered, and led in a way that inspires community! When the weather allows this class will be held outside at a local park. Join us afterward for brunch at a local restaurant. TBA on Sunday morning. Slow & Sacred Flow combines pranayamas, meditation, vinyasa flow, and props for added support to create a flow that brings the practitioner fully into the present moment. Rest easy in a long savasana while Jasper plays her guitar, or her singing bowls, and sings about Love, Grace, and our connection to the Divine.

When held outdoors, please bring your mat, water, and any props you need!

$15 cash or check to Conscious Body

Much Love, Jasper

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Earth Church Yoga
Mar
3
10:00 AM10:00

Earth Church Yoga

Join Jasper Elliott Wolfe on the First Sunday of the Month for a Slow & Sacred Flow class that emphasizes moving at a pace that is unique to the individual while meditating on Gratitude. These Sunday classes are Spirit filled, Earth centered, and led in a way that inspires community! When the weather allows this class will be held outside at a local park. Join us afterward for brunch at a local restaurant. TBA on Sunday morning. Slow & Sacred Flow combines pranayamas, meditation, vinyasa flow, and props for added support to create a flow that brings the practitioner fully into the present moment. Rest easy in a long savasana while Jasper plays her guitar, or her singing bowls, and sings about Love, Grace, and our connection to the Divine.

When held outdoors, please bring your mat, water, and any props you need!

$15 cash or check to Conscious Body

Much Love, Jasper

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Earth Church Yoga
Feb
3
10:00 AM10:00

Earth Church Yoga

Join Jasper Elliott Wolfe on the First Sunday of the Month for a Slow & Sacred Flow class that emphasizes moving at a pace that is unique to the individual while meditating on Gratitude. These Sunday classes are Spirit filled, Earth centered, and led in a way that inspires community! When the weather allows this class will be held outside at a local park. Join us afterward for brunch at a local restaurant. TBA on Sunday morning. Slow & Sacred Flow combines pranayamas, meditation, vinyasa flow, and props for added support to create a flow that brings the practitioner fully into the present moment. Rest easy in a long savasana while Jasper plays her guitar, or her singing bowls, and sings about Love, Grace, and our connection to the Divine.

When held outdoors, please bring your mat, water, and any props you need!

$15 cash or check to Conscious Body

Much Love, Jasper

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Yoga for Men: Monthly Workshop
Feb
2
9:00 AM09:00

Yoga for Men: Monthly Workshop

Facilitated by R. Daniel Walker. The Yoga for Men: Monthly Workshop will center on many of the issues that men are faced with as a minority of the yoga practicing population. Everything from ethics to yoga clothes from a societal aspect to male specific anatomy and how to properly use props for maximum benefit. This monthly workshop is suitable and encouraged for everyone from beginners to seasoned practitioners. The two hour workshop will be about 50/50 discussion/fellowship, and asana movement. So be prepared to move and bring a notebook to aid you during our talk.

Early Bird Pricing - $20 per class, $25 drop-in on the day of the workshop.

Contact: info@flyservices.org or visit FLY Yoga and Massage on Schedulicity to reserve your slot and pay online.

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Earth Church Yoga
Jan
6
10:00 AM10:00

Earth Church Yoga

Join Jasper Elliott Wolfe on the First Sunday of the Month for a Slow & Sacred Flow class that emphasizes moving at a pace that is unique to the individual while meditating on Gratitude. These Sunday classes are Spirit filled, Earth centered, and led in a way that inspires community! When the weather allows this class will be held outside at a local park. Join us afterward for brunch at a local restaurant. TBA on Sunday morning. Slow & Sacred Flow combines pranayamas, meditation, vinyasa flow, and props for added support to create a flow that brings the practitioner fully into the present moment. Rest easy in a long savasana while Jasper plays her guitar, or her singing bowls, and sings about Love, Grace, and our connection to the Divine.

When held outdoors, please bring your mat, water, and any props you need!

$15 cash or check to Conscious Body

Much Love, Jasper

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Yoga for Men: Monthly Workshop
Jan
5
9:00 AM09:00

Yoga for Men: Monthly Workshop

Facilitated by R. Daniel Walker. The Yoga for Men: Monthly Workshop will center on many of the issues that men are faced with as a minority of the yoga practicing population. Everything from ethics to yoga clothes from a societal aspect to male specific anatomy and how to properly use props for maximum benefit. This monthly workshop is suitable and encouraged for everyone from beginners to seasoned practitioners. The two hour workshop will be about 50/50 discussion/fellowship, and asana movement. So be prepared to move and bring a notebook to aid you during our talk.

Early Bird Pricing - $20 per class, $25 drop-in on the day of the workshop.

Contact: info@flyservices.org or visit FLY Yoga and Massage on Schedulicity to reserve your slot and pay online.

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Earth Church Yoga
Dec
2
10:00 AM10:00

Earth Church Yoga

Join Jasper Elliott Wolfe on the First Sunday of the Month for a Slow & Sacred Flow class that emphasizes moving at a pace that is unique to the individual while meditating on Gratitude. These Sunday classes are Spirit filled, Earth centered, and led in a way that inspires community! When the weather allows this class will be held outside at a local park. Join us afterward for brunch at a local restaurant. TBA on Sunday morning. Slow & Sacred Flow combines pranayamas, meditation, vinyasa flow, and props for added support to create a flow that brings the practitioner fully into the present moment. Rest easy in a long savasana while Jasper plays her guitar, or her singing bowls, and sings about Love, Grace, and our connection to the Divine.

When held outdoors, please bring your mat, water, and any props you need!

$15 cash or check to Conscious Body

Much Love, Jasper

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Dec
1
2:00 PM14:00

Therapeutic Partner Massage Workshop

Celebrate your relationships and learn some fun and easy techniques for therapeutic touch.
This workshop incorporates traditional massage therapy techniques as well as Thai massage & Energy Balancing techniques. Participants are led through a routine designed for couples, friends, and family members to practice on each other. These techniques will be simple, fun, nurturing, and stress relieving. Handouts to take home will be provided. 

Jasper Elliott Wolfe and R. Daniel Walker are both Massage Therapists that value the benefits of therapeutic touch within the family unit and world. With extensive training as Massage Therapists, as well as being Reiki Practitioners & Yoga teachers, they bring with them knowledge, wisdom, and a passion for the healing arts and for spreading the message of the power of human touch. 

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Yoga for Men: Monthly Workshop
Dec
1
9:00 AM09:00

Yoga for Men: Monthly Workshop

Facilitated by R. Daniel Walker. The Yoga for Men: Monthly Workshop will center on many of the issues that men are faced with as a minority of the yoga practicing population. Everything from ethics to yoga clothes from a societal aspect to male specific anatomy and how to properly use props for maximum benefit. This monthly workshop is suitable and encouraged for everyone from beginners to seasoned practitioners. The two hour workshop will be about 50/50 discussion/fellowship, and asana movement. So be prepared to move and bring a notebook to aid you during our talk.

Early Bird Pricing - $20 per class, $25 drop-in on the day of the workshop.

Contact: info@flyservices.org or visit FLY Yoga and Massage on Schedulicity to reserve your slot and pay online.

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Spoiled Rotten Yoga
Nov
17
2:00 PM14:00

Spoiled Rotten Yoga

Hello Beautiful Friends,
Join me at the Center for this very special offering of Spoiled Rotten Yoga! This will be a combination of Restorative Yoga, Reiki, & Rocks! We are bringing together all of the good stuff for this class. Participants will be able to pick a healing essential oil to use during the class as well as share which area of the body may need some TLC (Reiki). We will use weighted sand bags and lots of props to get into relaxing positions. Warm stones will be placed in the hands or various points on the body. Register early! Limited to 12 participants. 

R. Daniel Walker will be assisting me and making this workshop extra special. Daniel is also a massage therapist, reiki practitioner, and yoga teacher. 

Much love! -jasper

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Earth Church Yoga
Nov
4
10:00 AM10:00

Earth Church Yoga

Join Jasper Elliott Wolfe on the First Sunday of the Month for a Slow & Sacred Flow class that emphasizes moving at a pace that is unique to the individual while meditating on Gratitude. These Sunday classes are Spirit filled, Earth centered, and led in a way that inspires community! When the weather allows this class will be held outside at a local park. Join us afterward for brunch at a local restaurant. TBA on Sunday morning. Slow & Sacred Flow combines pranayamas, meditation, vinyasa flow, and props for added support to create a flow that brings the practitioner fully into the present moment. Rest easy in a long savasana while Jasper plays her guitar, or her singing bowls, and sings about Love, Grace, and our connection to the Divine.

When held outdoors, please bring your mat, water, and any props you need!

$15 cash or check to Conscious Body

Much Love, Jasper

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