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Dear Clients and Friends,
 
After a particularly poignant session with an injured ballerina, she casually quipped, “Well, you know what they say, a dancer dies twice.” I nodded in agreement and replied, “Maybe more than twice.”
 
Martha Graham was the source of that quote and she was speaking to something very raw and real for anyone devoted to a life of bodily achievement. She was also evoking something so embedded in the human experience that it surfaced in my mind as the ides of March took hold on Friday and raged against the tides of spring.

We have this wish when we enter into a period of hardship that our life should right itself without any kind of loss or sacrifice—that good times should resume with no scars to show for it. Or if we must have scars, they can, at the very least, have the decency to be resolved with botox.

But nature is not like this. So much has to die and decay and desiccate before the floods of spring runoff coax the dormant seedlings to renew.
 
It’s a shaky time of push and pull—transcendent warmth, brutal storms, high winds, and soaking rains. It requires enormous presence and the willingness to let go of the weather we experienced yesterday to embrace and prepare for that which will become today.
 
Just like the trees who lost their branches in the storm, we cannot, nor would we ever, turn away from the buds that will burst forth on those that remain. But how easy it is to steep ourselves in longing for better sensations, that we miss the chance to bloom right now as we are.

Can we be like that dancer striving for perfection and know that progress can’t go on forever? Can we die over and over again to the parts of us that have dried, that are hurt, that are stuck and cultivate the humility required for the rest of us to unfold?
 
Spring is a complicated season.
 
And it is one of a thousand reasons that we need each other to be reminded of the beauty about to burst forth no matter what condition the winter has left us.
 
I look forward to seeing you all again as we renew.

With folded palms,
Jennifer
 
 

See You Soon.


I'm really hoping you'll break the third wall and come have a session at the lovely Kinetic Body Lab (41 Union Square West at 17th Street).

For those of you who are new to me, sessions are something like movement, something like medicine (for the soul), something like nothing you've ever really done before, but know it's right once you do it. It's like mysticism, if you could buy it at a food truck. And wellness that embraces the relaxed fit. . 

And you can really really be hurting. And I can hold that, too.

Here are my hours and a link to MINDBODY to schedule. 

 
HOURS
Monday: 3:30pm – 8:30pm
Tuesday: 2pm – 8:30pm
Wednesday: 9am – 2:30pm
Thursday: 5:30pm – 9:30pm
Friday: 9am – 5pm
Saturday: 1:30pm – 5:30pm

I'm ready and here for you.
 
 

Cranio Practice. Free Sessions.


I will be in Craniosacral Therapy training for the next 2 years. If you would like to participate in FREE sessions please email me at jennifer.sokolov@gmail.com and I will add you to the specific list where I explain the process in detail. I need 250 practice sessions and encourage you to forward this letter to your friends. Nothing beats free healing.
 
  
Jennifer Sokolov has sought to advance embodiment, awareness, and expressiveness through Yoga, Pilates, and Intuitive Healing. She is a thought leader in the role the body plays in finding depth, meaning, and purpose in life. Her new blog Moving Toward Meaning is due to launch in the Spring of 2018. Currently, she teaches private sessions leading clients towards greater levels of physical, emotional and spiritual health. She also teaches Centered technique to Pilates and other movement professionals in the heart essence of her mentor Madeline Black. 

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