The Alternative Therapists Partnership, Inc.


Herbal Arts Training

An immersive program, Herbal Arts Training delves into the creative and cultural dimensions of working with herbs. This training offers a holistic exploration of the historical and contemporary significance of herbs in various artistic and cultural traditions. Participants engage with the sensory experiences of herbs, learning to appreciate their aromas, textures, and visual beauty while understanding their symbolic meanings and cultural contexts. The program emphasizes sustainability and respect for nature, fostering a deep connection with the environment and encouraging mindful harvesting and use of botanical resources.

Throughout the training, participants are guided in developing their artistic expression by integrating herbal elements into their creative processes. They explore the interplay between nature and art, discovering how herbs can inspire and enhance their work. This includes understanding the role of herbs in different cultures and artistic movements, as well as how to incorporate this knowledge into their own unique artistic style.

The Herbal Arts Training program also focuses on the personal and communal benefits of working with herbs. Participants learn to create meaningful and intentional art that reflects their connection to nature and their cultural heritage. By the end of the program, individuals will have cultivated a deeper appreciation for the botanical world and a richer, more nuanced approach to their creative practices, empowered to continue exploring and sharing the beauty and wisdom of herbs in their artistic journeys.

Magical Arts Training

Magical Arts Training is an innovative program that integrates the expressive elements of art and the mystical aspects of magic into personal and professional development. Participants engage in creative activities such as painting, drawing, creative writing, and movement to explore their inner landscapes and express their deepest thoughts and emotions. These practices help individuals access the unconscious mind, uncover hidden insights, and overcome challenges, leading to a more enriched and meaningful life.

The training emphasizes the use of symbolism and archetypes from mythologies, fairy tales, and personal dreams. Participants use these symbols for self-reflection and transformation, gaining new perspectives and connecting with their inner wisdom. Personalized rituals and ceremonies, tailored to each participant's cultural and spiritual background, mark significant milestones and transitions, providing structure and purpose to the training journey.

Connecting with nature and the elements—earth, air, fire, and water—is another key component of Magical Arts Training. Nature-based activities and elemental work ground the training process and draw inspiration from the natural world's wisdom. This holistic approach helps participants cultivate a deeper sense of belonging and harmony with the environment, ultimately enriching their personal and professional lives.

Intuitive Tarot Readings

As a tool for self-development, an intuitive reading can provide insight into one's very Being. At each reading the energy of the individual is brought into focus. The individual's own inherent wisdom is allowed to flourish through the recognition of patterns, images, and sensations.

What emerges is the clarity and understanding of the path that the Self is on. When needed, the Self gains the impetus to change directions, to grow, and even to evolve.

Tass​eography(Tea Leaf Reading)

Whether reading the leaves of tea, the grinds of coffee, or the sediment sometimes found in wine; tasseography is all about images, symbols, patterns and what they may possibly mean. Part ritual, part mindfulness, and part meditation; the intent of the drinker, to quiet the mind, is essential.

The deliberate slowing down of the body and mind has been known to create a very meditative state for the individual being read. Individuals may look for insights into their daily activities. They are able to contemplate various actions that have taken or may possibly take place in the future. It is a most wonderful way to connect with one's subconscious mind.

Chirology(Palm Reading)

Though its precise origins remain unknown, it is believed that palmistry began in ancient India, then spread across the Planet through China, Tibet, Persia, Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and the Roman Empire. Palmistry is the art of analyzing the physical features of an individual's hands to interpret personality characteristics and learn more about that individual-past, present, and future. Chirologists do observe how the hand's attributes connect to greater themes. However, Palmistry is a non-predictive tool. It does not tell the future though it has erroneously been believed to do just that. Nevertheless, an individual's future is not set in stone. Individuals can, and do, change the course of their lives when and if they want to. The palms do have scores of markings as well as lines which can depict one's talents and general ways of showing up in the world. Chirologists reveal how the lines and markings in the palms of the individual's hands can be used as an assessment tool. One's fingerprints hold the keys to one's life purpose, one's life path and one's life lessons.

Chakra Communications

Since everything in the Universe is made out of energy, as the Scientists suggest, the human body should be no different. In fact, Quantum Physics has allowed for the discovery that physical atoms are made up of vortices of energy that are constantly spinning and vibrating. It has been further found that each one of these radiates its own unique energy signature. Perhaps, our ancestors were on to something with their ideas of Chakras, Energy, and Vital Life Force?

The word “Chakra” is derived from a Sanskrit word which literally means “wheel” or “disc”. In Ayurveda, Yoga, and Meditation it is used to describe the wheels of spinning energy vortices found in the subtle body. The subtle body is distinct from the physical body; yet it is still a part of the body-mind-spirit complex. In it these spinning energy vortices act as the focal points from which all radiant inner energy flows.

Though there are many Chakras found in the subtle body, Chakra Communications works with the Seven Main Chakras. These Seven Main Chakras align with the spine. They start at the base of the body and rise up to the crown. Since energy moves and flows, it is essential that one’s Chakras stay open and receptive to this energy movement.

Archetypal energies that vibrate with the same energies and powers of the Chakras have come to be called, Totems, Power Animals, Spirit Animals, Guides, Allies, or Guardians. These are the symbolic representations of each Chakra's power. Chakra Communications helps the client find his or her own specifical animal symbols. The client will discover that as the Chakra frequency grows, his or her animal symbols can and may change. The power of Chakra Communications is that it give the client the tools to connect with these power centers and tap into the energies that are needed to gain strength, courage, guidance, and growth.

Authentic Person-Centered Performance Art Mentoring

It has been said that there is an innate healing power which emerges during the creative process. It can be used to facilitate personal growth. It encourages self-expression. It can aid in the achievement of self-knowledge. It fosters self-advocacy skills and a sense of empowerment. It can also promote holistic well-being.

Authentic Person-Centered Performance Art Therapies focuses on the artist's creative process. Borrowing elements from a number of different artistic mediums, this multidisciplinary art form is a "live art". It emphasizes the body's role in the artistic production.

Nevertheless, it encourages the expression of feelings or emotions
that require release. It regards the artist's creative act as equal to that of the artwork produced. Thus, acceptance is the primary expectation when the artist's vital roles meld. To that end, patience is encouraged; while support of each other is the priority. It is the intentional use of these techniques that will clear the pathway to self-discovery and healing.

The Ancient Art of Belly Dancing

What is belly dancing exactly? Well, belly dancing is a form of dance, of course. It is actually considered to be one of the oldest known dance forms. Its roots are planted in the Middle East, the Mediterranean, and Northeastern Africa. However, belly dancing is so much more! It is a form of expression. It encompasses a world of emotion. It can be a celebration of heritage. It may also be viewed as a form of exercise.

What it does is remarkable! It provides stress relief. It creates a nurturing and supportive environment where camaraderie flourishes. It builds self confidence as well as promoting body confidence. It's been said to help with child birth, as well as menopause.

Belly Dancing is personal. Certainly, it is unique. Above all else, it is essentially spiritual movement!

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Burlesque Lessons

Burlesque Lessons offer a unique and empowering approach to fitness, health and mental well-being. This movement technique combines the playful and expressive elements of burlesque dance, creating a fun and liberating workout experience. Clients engage in movements that emphasize body positivity, self-expression, and confidence-building, exploring their sensuality and creativity in a supportive environment.

Beyond the physical advantages of increased flexibility, strength, and coordination, burlesque sessions promote mental and emotional wellness. The routines and improvisational aspects of burlesque dance allow clients to release stress, enhance their mood, and develop a stronger connection with their bodies. This holistic approach to fitness not only helps clients achieve their physical health goals but also fosters a sense of joy and empowerment, providing a dynamic and inclusive space for personal growth and transformation.

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*Many services may be performed at the client's home.

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*All our services are provided on a sliding-scale basis.

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