Co-hosts, Emily Hester and Krista Tew speak with Beth Herzig, John Yokum, and Jennifer Malik, members of the Holistic HeArts Collaborative. They are offering a wellness retreat and campout, featuring yoga, meditation, a multi healer sound bath, commUnity drum circle, dancing and healing arts. Resonance: Retreat and Campout is scheduled for March 25, 2023, 2 PM until March 26, 2023 at 11 AM CDT. Location: Cedar Tree Farms 12477 Old Port Gibson Road Edwards, MS 39066 Catering: Sweet Pea’s Vegan Eatery & Catering.
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John Yoakum is an intuitive massage therapist, reiki master and sound healer, based in the Jackson, Mississippi area. He has been a healing arts practitioner for the last 15 years. Additionally, he is a spiritual DJ (DJ Jon Juan) which can be found creating sonically curated atmospheres at intimate meditation and yoga gatherings, as well as leading blissful ecstatic dance journeys at regional festivals such as Mahabhuta Yoga Fest and Bhakti Farms Yoga Fest. In late 2021, after conversations and collaborations with a few friends in the local spiritual and wellness scenes, John co-founded Holistic Hearts Collaborative. HHC is a conscious and holistic events team which hosts and produces various healing and wellness experiences throughout Mississippi and beyond. John is an active event organizer, healing artist and DJ for HHC. Shortly after the creation and formation of HHC, John also co-founded Ecstatic Dance Mississippi, a conscious dance events team and community based in central Mississippi, but collaborating regionally. EDM unites to share sacred, safe and sober space through holistic, free form movement meditation. John is an event organizer, DJ and collaborator for various conscious dance events in the area. DJ Jon Juan FB- @DJ Jon Juan IG- @dj-jonjuan johnyoakum17 Ecstatic Dance Mississippi FB- @Ecstatic Dance Mississippi IG-ecstaticdancemississippi
Beth is the small business owner of Discount Trophy and a board member at Flowering Lotus Mediation. Contact info: @takeabreathwithbeth and @bethherzig (Instagram and Facebook)
Jennifer is dedicated to spreading the practice of yoga as a way of life. Her classes are designed to align
the body in such a way that the organs, muscles, joints, bones and fascia can breathe and function freely as designed. Jennifer believes that we should live in such a way that we consciously and constantly seek to refrain from the intention of causing physical and psychological pain to any living being. Jennifer emphasizes that we must live the life we practice and practice the life that we want to live. Jennifer’s
classes are grounded in mindfulness and gratitude. Jennifer is accredited with Yoga Alliance as an E-
RYT200 and is currently a 300-hour yoga teacher training student with Dristhi Beats Yoga. Jennifer
focuses on the importance of sharing our earth journey with each other, teaching students how to bring
the practice of yoga into their everyday lives through the active expression of compassion.
Holistic Hearts Collaborative is a conscious and holistic events company that hosts and Holistic HeArts Collaborative collaborates on various immersive healing and wellness experiences throughout Mississippi and beyond. Our mission is to facilitate individual and collective holistic change through healing and wellness, creation, education and liberation. We are of the collaborative and inclusive mentality, in that we collaborate with many healers and practitioners throughout the area with our events, and also in that all are welcome to and embraced at our events. We facilitate various healing and wellness modalities, and we assist in empowering others to be able to empower themselves. FB- @Holistic HeArts Collaborative IG- @holistic_hearts_events firstname.lastname@example.org