In Conversation with Gennet Song

Gennet Song is an essential oil advocate who works with people to enjoy greater health and wellbeing and to discover their deepest passion in life. We speak with Gennet about how essential oils came into her life, the integral role they play in her own wellbeing and journey, and where she’s headed.

Gennet’s first workshop in collaboration with Ho Kah Keh at Gallery Helios is a “Get to Know Essential Oils” series in July and August 2018.  Join Gennet and Kah Keh and find out how to use essential oils from the pure fundamentals and their functional uses in all areas of your life.

Each workshop is $25, with an essential oil giveaway and the first evening is Tuesday 24 July 2018 from 7.30 PM to 9.30 PM.

How did you come to into essential oils?

Essential oils have been part of my life since I went to massage school in Australia decades ago. At that time, Aromatherapy was a “by-the-way I use essential oils in my massage”. It was more for aroma first, effect second. I didn’t really believe essential oils had any real therapeutic effect until I finally started using Young Living.

How are the oils part of your life?

I wake up to using oils after my morning shower to prepare for the day, I exercise and do yoga with oils, I meditate with oils, I “essential oil” myself in the car at red lights. Waiting for appointments, hanging out with friends, before a meeting, during one … Before bed!

Essential oils are my partner in health and wellness!

What’s your personal mission?

I get a kick out of watching people succeed at what they do, especially if I have in some way been a part of their journey or contributed to it. There is a sense of fulfilled achievement from playing a part. Through my Young Living business, I have the privilege to serve through my skills, experience and gifts.

What is something exciting you would like to see happen?

What would be exciting is for us to go one full circle and go back to our ancestors’ partnership with nature for healing and a toxic-free environment and lifestyle!

What are some of the different skills you have acquired over the years?

I love somatics, healing modalities and personal growth. My interests are pretty diverse so I have invested my learning from Reiki to basic horsemanship to being a Death Doula to animal wisdom. I love learning.

I think the NLP curriculum gave me a foundation to some of the people tools I have been using without working from within its framework. Kundalini Yoga instilled in me a sense of discipline and stillness. My Integrative Health Coach training excites me that healthy emotions is primary nutrition and food secondary, besides understanding the physical aspects of health. My Passion Test training is the cornerstone from which I create a safe space for people to get clear on what they truly want in life.

Which skills do you find the most relevant to you now?

The skill to create and hold a non-judgmental space for people on their life journey, either through the modalities of essential oils business, relationships or health challenges.

Do you see these “alternative” methodologies fit into or help with our circumstances?

I look for a language that those who come to me would feel comfortable with. I present them as complementary perspectives rather than alternative. My latest interest is Dr Joe Dispenza’s work which through science invites people to experience the so-called “supernatural” and the mystical.

What motivates you?

What motivates me – I recognise my worth and teach people to do the same. After all, I believe each of us want to be loved and accepted and to belong.

How would you explain or define what being on the path and self work means?

Being on the path is living my truth, who I am, unapologetically and respectfully and self work is recognising what my stuff is and taking responsibility for my growth and healing, in partnership with the Divine.

What does “living” mean to you?

Living means I’m fully vulnerable to the pain and challenges of being human yet fully embracing the divinity within which can at any moment surprise me.


Gennet Song’s life revolves around health, wellness and personal growth. Often seen as a seminar junkie on subjects related to holistic well-being, healing, body and emotional wellness and resilience, she is driven by her passion for learning and growth.

Her unique gift to others is her nurturing presence of stability and trustworthiness. She awes her audience with her communication presence of love, grace and passion that usually captivates and inspires them on a deep level. She now leads people to rediscover their true deepest passion in life and nurtures them on a holistic and transformational path of growth through a conscious business entity called Sparks of Life.

Gennet is a Certified Integrative Health Coach with the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, New York, a Certified Passion Test Consultant for Business (Solopreneurs and Executive Leaders) as well as a Certified NLP Master Practitioner.

In Conversation with Ricardo Neuman

Ricardo Neuman is an expert bodyworker and therapist of 30 years. He is skilled in a range of mind-body therapies including structural bodywork, myofascial release and Biodynamic Cranial Sacral Therapy. Ricardo has worked in clinical, wellness centers, and private settings. He has also been a trainer and spa director in one of Asia’s environmentally-conscious spas. Based in Koh Samui since 2005, Ricardo travels regularly to Singapore and in the region to offer his individually-tailored bodywork sessions to people from all walks of life, from yogis and weekend warriors to computer folks and athletes.

What is your philosophy of health?

I’ve come to feel that we all have the pattern of perfect health, or perfect expression of our genetic heritage within us. All healing is intrinsically coming from within the system. There is no external onto-the-system healing. Tissue regeneration, wound healing, and everything else is coming from the body’s own systems.

Western medicine I came to understand is largely, up to now, an attempt to deal with symptoms and remove causative agents of disease. While I am grateful for western medicine’s ability to deal with certain acute situations, there is no long-term health without the body’s systems doing the work. So supporting them through diet and lifestyle is essential and now I am coming to understand more and more, right thinking and energy level kind of stuff is the real essence of healing.

How do you see your role as a therapist?

As a somatic therapist, I feel that we all have an innate level of intelligence. At some level we know everything that is happening with us so as a therapist, I try my best to connect with that level and find out how I can assist using my resources and my skillset to help the system come back and to get the most out of whatever the system itself knows it needs and can benefit from in that session. Of course, the client expresses their own conscious situations and hopes for improvement, and that is a key starting point for the session. Sometimes I’ll tell people to look to some other modality or person as possible solution. Any responsible healthcare practitioner does that.

What is your approach to your work?

In a certain sense and at a certain level, like hospice care, just being present with the person is already fundamentally powerful modality. There is something we can do which is being present and mindful with that other person and hopefully that becomes sort of a substrate. My work is grounded upon the degree of success that I can do that for myself and the other person. I find that it’s become my spiritual practice, my meditative practice, to do my work with that attitude. I find it easier to do bodywork with a meditative attitude than to do meditation.

Who benefits from your modalities?

At one level, everyone with a modern lifestyle is suffering from office syndrome and Myofascial Release Therapy is very beneficial for that. On another level, dealing with trauma whether physical, energetic, emotional, is amenable to physical manipulation or the craniosacral approach.

I would say since there is a lot of good regular massage, physios, and whatever out there, people who feel like they should be getting better but not finding a way to improve, especially people who fall between the cracks of muscular-skeletal modalities. When they go to a physio, it gets better but it never really gets better. Or if the doctor says “oh you’ll be fine in a while” but they don’t actually get fine.

Or people on the other end of the spectrum who are trying for higher and higher levels of performance and health and they are being blocked by some physical or energetic limitation that may be amenable to this kind of practice. Like for people practicing yoga who are struggling to do the lotus or even some of the simpler things because of restrictions in the body. Dancers or athletes who previously had attained some level and regressed due to injury or they feel some physical aspect is holding back improvement.

Can you explain more about what happens in the body with our modern lifestyle?

When you have an unbalanced structure, being in the office all day, wearing high heels, being hunched over the keyboard, the tissue responds by getting shorter and stronger which means it doesn’t move as easily. It doesn’t stretch as far.

When you are talking about performance, whether it’s on an instrument or with your body, getting through limitation into balance, lengthening, pliability and being able to fully contract and relax can be blocked by the response of the body to shorten. It gets sort of twisted because we are asking it to support us in twisted unbalanced ways. This kind of release work, both physical and energetic, can help release the system back into the more neutral mode. Unlike working with only muscles, working with connective tissue has a longer effect and with changes in your lifestyle, can lead to long-term improvements.

What makes your work different from a purely physical approach?

There seems often a lack of a whole three-dimensional sense of the client’s body. Working with different layers, instead of specific muscles, and getting the sense of concentric layers of themselves and of structure, releasing fully into breath and into the connection between soft tissue and the bones that can be a more dynamic relationship with the body. These patterns arise from our personal history, use of our body, and traumas of all sorts. Giving space in the session to release some of that and to reorganize the structures leads to more profound results than just attacking tight places or working on isolated structures.

Tissue restriction is sort of my specialty and I work some with the self awareness parts of change. I tend to go more on the physical and energetic rather than the movement education and such but I make it at least a part of the sessions to try to help the person to be aware of the change that happens.

How does bodywork help if the lifestyle or habits cannot be changed? A computer programmer, unless s/he change careers, needs to return to the computer and a violinist plays “one-sided”.

It helps to release the tissues and to increase their awareness that they can do this activity with less negative effects. It takes years to get more and more strained. Myofascial Release Therapy can take us back to a more neutral structure in one or several sessions and restore ease with less pain. Then it’s understanding how to do that activity in a way that is less unbalanced and it’s also helping them to feel the difference from what was their old normal and this better feeling. That helps them get some relief and to understand how they seek balance through exercise or other practices.

Even sitting at the desk or sitting at the piano, people expend a lot of unnecessary tension and stress and they use their bodies less gracefully and expertly than they could. Once they’ve done that, they’re sort of trapped in their own tissue. They may still be doing an inherently unbalanced activity.

For singers that would be more cranial sacral work to open up the bones of the face and also releasing the diaphragm. When I say bones of the face it also directly works with the membranes in the cranium and the facial structures. Releases here can not only open up the voice in themselves, but also to open up the student to better feel what their teachers are trying to get them to accomplish.

Ricardo himself studied voice for three years and has performed Beethoven with a professional orchestra so he has an appreciation for the art, acoustics, and the physical structures involved. He finds the more technical and less well-known level of working with the resonating cavity in the head very interesting. This work is not only for singers as everyone has a voice.

What is your philosophy?

I consider myself an animist because I never lost track of the childhood experience of realising that everything around us has an intrinsic kind of energy. That’s technically called animism while animism is often looked at as a pre-formal lower kind of religious activity.  To me, it’s the right description of a reality that is my direct sensory experience. In terms of my own spiritual practice, it’s been much influenced by shamanism, and more formally by Mahayana Buddhism.

How did you become interested in somatic work?

I had taken many classes after I dropped out of college, partly from a lack of knowing what I wanted to do, partly from a total disillusionment with western intellectualism as the pathway to both self-knowledge and larger knowledge. At the time I felt dualism was the biggest difficulty inherent in the western intellectual tradition, and in language and human thought. So I explored everything Asian to try to look for non-dualistic ways of understanding.

My entry into doing this as a career was a search for a calling and my philosophy is that we are all gifted with something or somethings and that with that gift as a responsibility to share it or use it in a positive way. I realised in the classes I had taken in Shiatsu that I could immediately feel a point versus a non-point. I had a direct immediate sensory experience. This was unusual in fact to do it so easily that in fact this is a gift and I could use it to help people.


Before moving to Hawaii and becoming a professional bodywork therapist, Ricardo was already involved in the health and wellness fields. He continued to study a variety of modalities including sports massage, Soft Tissue Release, Namakoshi Shiatsu, Swedish/Esalen massage, and Hawaiian Shamanistic Lomi Lomi and Cranio Sacral Therapy.

He offers Myofascial Release Therapy and Biodynamic Cranial Sacral Therapy at Gallery Helios. The release work, which is sometimes referred to as “deep tissue massage”, is effective for tightness from injury, athletics or lifestyle habits and other limiting conditions by lengthening and releasing shortened connective tissues and bringing the body back into alignment. Biodynamic Cranial Sacral Therapy is recommended to release energetic and emotional blocks through subtle touch to rebalance the cranium, facial bones, and nervous system.

Ricardo is at Gallery Helios 16 to 29 May 2018.

Fees: S$160 for 1 hour / S$240 for 1.5 hours.

Click here to book a session with Ricardo

Or contact Siewfan Wong,  text or WhatsApp +65 9459 8262.

Click here for more about Ricardo’s work.

The 5 Elements Approach to the Unified Field – Soul-stice Weekend Seminar.

The 5 Elements (Air “Wood”, Water, Fire, Earth & Ether “Metal”) are the building blocks of everything in creation. They hold the balance to all life.

By Intertwining the AIR: Zero Point Transmission, WATER: BreathLight Experience, FIRE: ShamanEka Somatic Movement, EARTH: Sacred Cacao Sound Medicine, and ETHER: Soul-stice White Tantra, we harmonize a unified field of resonance in our physical, emotional, sexual, psychic, and spirit bodies.

When we move through these 5 sacred elements with the ensuing seminar experiences, we can shift timelines, we can shift psycho-emotional stagnancy, we can shift “lost our purpose” feeling, we can shift dysfunctional relationships, we can shift depression, we can shift anger, we can shift stress & confusion, we can shift “things not working anymore” and we can shift anything not in personal alignment towards a huge conscious breakthrough of collective heart freedom.e move into an empty-spaciousness beyond our tricky minds, transcending the ego-personalities, forming a deeper self-love of our physical body and ultimately returning back to our core soul feelings of why we incarnated here, anchoring a loving expanded clarity in our emotional intelligence.  We come home to ourselves.

We move into an empty-spaciousness beyond our tricky minds, transcending the ego-personalities, forming a deeper self-love of our physical body and ultimately returning back to our core soul feelings of why we incarnated here, anchoring a loving expanded clarity in our emotional intelligence.  We come home to ourselves.

We come home within the space of each other.

The one thing we all have forgotten is how to “FEEL”, really feel without judgement, without fear, without comparison, without competition, without being controlled not to feel anymore.

There is immense power in our feelings. ridiculously immense. But one must clear the ego-mind and release the pent up or stagnant emotions in order to start the feeling process through beloved innocence again. It is a Return to Trans-personal Remembrance.

Over this powerful Summer Soul-stice Full Moon window, which begins a week before and lasts a week after June 20th. We have an incredible opportunity to dramatically shift these old ancient karmic cycles and move swiftly into a newer, clearer individual embodied space of true authentic feelings, align and unify our purpose together.  And we can do all of it with personal courage, truth, wisdom, compassion, understanding, love, joy and even blissful ecstasy.

The Power of Choice is always yours, I can be your Unified Field Soul-stice guide & help open the gateway but you have to walk through on your own.

Are you ready to show up now, dear friend?

Love, Mikael

 

Mikael profile

Mikael King

Mikael King is a Sacred Sound Master, BreathLight Founder, MU Star Jewelry Designer, Ecstatic Dance DJ and Documentary Film Maker. Since the inception of his DivineJoy.org Global Ministry in 2005, He has led and co-facilitated life-affirming events all over America and the Islands of Hawai’i. He has led in-depth trainings, seminars, ceremonies & experiential retreats internationally in Japan, Canada, Italy, Switzerland, New Zealand, Russia, Peru, Bali, Brazil and Singapore. He is a certified Sampoorna Hatha Yoga Instructor and Ecstatic Dance DJ known as Mikki MU. He has lived in Mt. Shasta, Kaua’i and since 2013 resides currently in Bali.

Over eighteen years ago, Mikael awakened to the enlightened heart sovereign path when he returned from a “near life ending, eternal review” Pacific Ocean drowning experience. The divine message received was simple, ”Serve Planet Earth by assisting Humanity to Consciously Shift, Embody their Fullest Potential, and Remember who they are and why they have incarnated.”

Since that moment, he has journeyed to over 36 countries, studying, learning, counseling, facilitating, initiating, dancing, playing, surfing, activating and awakening the sacred heart codes for thousands of fellow human beings into the inherent truth of living in the Unified Field Magic of DivineJoy MU Presence.

 

Unified Field Soul-stice FIVE ELEMENTS Workshops
Thursday, 16 June 2016 Unified Field Introduction: Sound and Mantra Purification
Saturday, 18 June 2016 Unified Field Air: Zero Point Transmission
Saturday, 18 June 2016 Unified Field Water: BreathLight Experience
Sunday, 19 June 2016 Unified Field Fire: ShamaEka Somatic Movement
Sunday, 19 June 2016 Unified Field Earth: Sacred Cacao & Sound Medicine Ceremony
Monday, 20 June 2016 Unified Field Ether: Soul-stice Fullmoon Ritual and Resonance

Unified Field Soul-stice ADVANCED WEEKEND Workshops – Breath and Sound
Weekend, 25 & 26 March 2016 Unified Field Soul-stice Advance Weekend – Breath and Sound

Rainbow Diamond Heart Activation – Private Sessions
Weekdays, 21 – 23, 28 2016 Private Unified Field Sessions

New Earth Destiny Documentary and Q&A
with Mikael King (Proceeds to be donated to Charity)
Monday, 27 June 2016 New Earth Destiny Documentary

 

One on One Sound Therapy

“Sound healing should be an artistic synthesis of beauty, harmony and inspiration. Sound healing is an expression of love. The soul must be nourished and given hope for the body to heal.” – Fabien Maman

 

Tama-Do sound therapy is based on decades of sound healing research and practical application. From this work comes the framework of a subtle structure that shows linkages between sound and DNA, acupuncture meridians, organs, chakras and energy fields. Kirlian photography has shown the changes in the energetic fields of human cells when exposed to different sound frequencies. Research also shows that each cell has its own “fundamental note”.

 

For a variety of reasons, blockages occur in our energy fields and can lead to physical imbalance. Physicist Joel Sternheimer found that the molecules of a defective organic structure did not vibrate but will resume once their “fundamental notes” are heard. It was found that colour, sound and movement effectively dissolve the blockages, clearing the energy fields.

 

Sound therapy is known to provide a non-invasive and natural support for many physical conditions, ranging from arthritis and sports injuries to behavioural difficulties and speech problems.

 

From 3 – 6 October, Tama-Do practitioner Shervin Boloorian is available for sound therapy sessions. Shervin is trained in a variety of Tama-Do Vibrational Therapies and

 

1 on 1 Sound Therapy

Dates: Tuesday to Saturday, 3 – 6 October 2012

Facilitator: Shervin Boloorian

Fees: $150 for a 90-minute session

 

email Antoinette at Antoinette.Biehlmeier@GalleryHelios.com to book a session with Shervin.

Shervin BoloorianShervin Boloorian is a certified sound therapy practitioner and graduate of Fabien Maman’s Tama-Do “Way of the Soul” Academy. Tama-Do is a program of non-invasive vibrational therapies using sound, color and movement to nourish the human energy system and aid the body in the recovery of its own balance in health.

Trained in a series of techniques, including tuning fork on acupuncture point therapy, musical spine and acoustic sound harmonization, Shervin supports each individual’s “inner calling”. He does this “to release tension and provide the inspiration to positively engage with community, communicate with coworkers, and reintegrate with loved ones.”

Healthy Oil Free Cooking

Joining Gallery Helios is nutrition consultant and health writer Mayura Mohta. She will be offering individual sessions and workshops, both in-house and for corporate venues.

A proponent of a plant-based diet, Mayura also believes in moderation. She knows that hardcore or sudden changes in habit do not work for most people. For them, she advises a 80-20 rule of thumb. 80% healthy and conscious eating, at least for the general public. The key is choosing nutrient-dense (not calorie-dense) foods.

Why wait for the extremes, as seen with former President Bill Clinton. You may have seen his dramatic weight loss but it wasn’t for vanity. After his bypass failed, Dr Caldwell B Esselstyn Jr (world renowned Cleveland Clinic), along with Dr Dean Ornish (NPO Preventive Medicine Research Institute) consulted Mr Clinton on a plant-based diet to stop the progression of his heart disease.

Based on the research of Dr Esselstyn Jr, Mayura co-authored The Heart Smart Oil-Free Cookbook. It was a love of labour for two years as chefs, nutritionists, and doctors both in Singapore and worldwide were consulted for the book. Recipes from vegan chefs, including Singapore’s own Original Sin, were collected. They were road-tested by Mayura and lab-tested by the Singapore Heart Foundation. Some, like local recipes that were a little heavy on the soya, were tweaked to meet nutritional standards.

These are good and tasty recipes and all ingredients can be sourced locally. In fact, eating locally and seasonally is important but as Mayura pointed out, we are lucky Thailand is so close for our durians, mangoes and other fruits and foodstuff.

So to clear up some confusion and to get some tips here are some questions we asked Mayura:

What is a vegan diet?
That is a diet that includes no animal products. The diet is based on plants – legumes, beans, greens, lentils, grains…no fish, no eggs, no dairy.

People say olive oil and avocado oil are good for us…are they not good when they are cooked or just not good for us at all?
For heart patients specifically and for people who tend to have obesity or excessive weight gain, no oil is the policy. You can have a bit of nuts and seeds – raw. Even if you don’t soak them, as long as the nuts and seeds aren’t toasted.

So I see it as two-fold – knowing you have to make a healthy choice and getting what you want on the go or when you are working 10 hours…what would you advise?
There are a lot of options in Singapore. Things like wraps are good. But you can also have our local foods. We have lots of brown rice and vegetables in the food courts. The Singapore government is initiating healthy eating and most food courts are now required to serve brown rice.

Smoothies are also a good choice – it’s a meal in a glass. There are many smoothie recipes in the cookbook.

Speaking of smoothies, what’s a good one?
Broccoli, pineapple, lime, orange…You have add seeds and nuts, if you want. You can have a banana, almonds, …You can put in agave or dates, apricots – anything naturally sweet. I normally pre-soak what I want to use. I use goji berries – any berries – they are good for antioxidants. I soak my seeds and the dried fruits for about 1/2 hour. Chia seeds and flaxseeds get soaked. So you can soak these and add them to your smoothie to increase the thickness.

If I give the seeds to my kids, they won’t have it. So normally I put the flaxseeds and chia seeds in smoothies. Because the chia seeds are grinded in the smoothie, this is good for kids. They don’t mind. This is a nutrient-dense meal so I’m happy as a mom.

(It’s important the blender doesn’t overheat. The enzymes get denatured.)

I think breakfast is the most difficult meal for many people…what do you suggest?
Oats, grains – unrefined cereals and top it with apples.Pineapples and papaya, with digestives enzymes, are also okay. But other fruits is not good to mix. Combining food is very important. No fruits for 1/2 hour before other food and 2 hours after – that’s the golden rule.

So.. in summary – eat breakfast, have many small meals during the day to sustain a constant level of energy, be a smart consumer, choose nutrient-dense foods, separate your fruits from other foods, stock healthy foods and eat at least two hours before sleeping.

80/20 because we still have weddings, parties, and dates to go to in real life.

Mayura Mohta is a Singapore-based nutrition consultant and a health writer. She is a qualified fitness and wellness coach and has an academic background in biochemistry, microbiology and nutritional science.

In 2010 Mayura founded Healthfriend, a social enterprise that combines her love for health and fitness with her desire to contribute to community welfare.

Mayura believes in prevention and reversal of disease through a plant-based diet. She has co-authored “The Heart Smart Oil Free Cookbook” which is launching October 2012.