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(917) 617-8481

36 Rivington St, ground floor, at Forsyth, New York, NY 10002, USA




Sunday Dec 1, 2019, 9am-5pm


You Me


It IS possible for you to navigate the most difficult conversations and exchanges, to be kind and relaxed, while still maintaining your boundaries and asking for/getting what you need.


Come gain the experience and tools you need to grow into that possibility.

Sunday, December 1st Christine Vargo, Brynn Wallace, and I will explore the body, thoughts, and feelings which make up the beings that we all are, how our primitive brains can derail our efforts to bond and build trust, and how to bring the kindness and love we're all capable of back into our relationships.

COMMUNICATION & TRUST BUILDING WORKSHOP - Deepen Your Listening, Get Your Needs Met, Experience Greater Love & Success

Bring yourself, your loved one, your partner, a coworker, even your child (14+)





$200 Individual

$380 Me Plus One

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Learn to Heal Those You Love

Friday August 9th, 2019
9:30am - 11:30am
Location: Sei Shin Dojo
34 Avenue A https://g.page/SeiShinJiuJitsuPTK?share
Free, invitation only

This is a workshop for anyone who leads a community - dance teachers, personal trainers, meditation teachers, therapists, anyone who leads in self-care or lifestyle medicine. Also invited are the partners, family and friends of those whose connection is diminished by chronic pain or injury.

Injuries and chronic pain separate us from our friends, and take out community members out of action. They miss meetings and support groups which they need. Others - having been told that rest is the only option - stop training completely, sometimes "resting" for months or years. Pain is also a distraction which disconnects us from our loved ones in intimacy or in simply being present.

In all cases, the well-being and happiness of every individual in the community is impacted. This is a problem I want to teach you how to solve so that everyone can return to their training, communities, support groups, and families.

Wouldn't it be amazing if *you*  could be the individual who could lead your community, clients, or loved ones back to being present and functional? To reduce confusion and provide a clear plan which brings relief, to be able to keep the injured person coming to practice or training to receive the benefits of community, to help solve the problem of intractable pain that keeps the person in recovery from their meeting or sangha, to help your partner or client recover from injury and be able to return to family time and intimacy undistracted?

My clients describe the tools you are going to learn in this short course as life-changing.

In the workshop, we will:

- Uncover the causes of misalignment and pain
- Learn and practice specific correctives, and
- Eliminate the confusion around how to use movement in even the most painful cases


The ultimate goal of this project is to help every person we know get unnecessary pain and injury out of the way, thereby improving the quality of life and happiness for every person in our city, and the world. In keeping with that goal, you will be asked to find at least two people in your community who need help, and ask those people to pass on those skills to others. You may also bring one person to the workshop with you.

Better Listening & Communication Series - more love, greater success, and acupuncture can help!

Saturday June 15th & 22nd, 2019

12:00-1:30 Free In person, or via Zoom 

With Special Guests Christine Vargo, LCSW, and Brynn Wallace, LCSW

"I feel like I'm not getting my needs met with my partner."

"My wife and I can't even talk about that issue."

"I can't get my clients/team to work with me, it's endless arguments"

"My body is derailing me - before every meeting I have tremendous anxiety, indigestion, insomnia"

These are real complaints from real patients, and all signs of a breakdown in listening and its effects on our nervous system.

When we have obstacles to listening to others, or when we feel unheard, it starts a vicious cycle of mistrust and fear. Our nervous system literally stops our ability to hear the human voice, and our connections with each other deteriorate as we switch from safe and social, to distressed/freeze.

But there are quick, effective ways of switching yourself back to safe mode, where you can listen, be heard, and bond with those in front of you - including acupuncture, breathing techniques, and other ways of affecting the connection between the physical body and the mind, and vice-versa.

Bring a loved one or a colleague who is not a current patient, and you both will receive $50 off your next acu session when you join the discussion.













Saturday June 15th, 2019

12:00-1:30 - Christine Vargo, LCSW 

Learn to listen using your body, and you will learn to listen deeply to others.

Special guest Christine Vargo helps clients learn to see and weed out old habits that create communication breakdowns. Explore vulnerability, and learn why being vulnerable helps others trust and hear you more deeply. Practice a body-centered approach to listening, and practice navigating difficult situations with others in a safe and supportive environment. The discussion will start with an overview of the nervous system and how our ability to listen changes when we become fearful, emotionally reactive, or triggered. There'll be room to discuss personal experiences and work with each other to learn to embody trust and facilitate listening.

Chris Vargo is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Gestalt Therapist and a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator 








Saturday June 22nd, 2019

12:00-1:30 - Brynn Wallace, LCSW 

Learn the new tools being used to shift into a feeling of safe and social mode, so you can listen and be heard more fully, and connect with others more deeply.

Special guest Brynn Wallace will be part of a group discussion on listening and how feelings, the brain, and the body all work together to either enhance or block our ability to hear others. We'll have an overview of the nervous system and the body, discuss polyvagal theory and how we learn the habits of shutting down, and most importantly we'll practice body-centered techniques to unlearn these things and self-sooth, resulting in open ears and a receptive heart.

Brynn Wallace is the founder of The Fourth Wave, a therapy model which combines the fields of Neuroscience/Neurobiology, Mindfulness, Attachment, and Somatic Therapy to offer a multi-pronged approach to meet your multi-dimensional needs. http://fourthwavetherapy.com/