LIFE ESSENCE COUNCIL AUTUMN RETREAT

October7-13, 2018

Casa Wallace Cremolino, Italy 

“Removing the protective covering of the past so that you may grow to meet the future. “
 I-Ching,  Hexagram 23

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  Spa Day At     Casa Margherita     .

Spa Day At Casa Margherita.

  Truffle Hunting with Marco & his gorgeous pups.

Truffle Hunting with Marco & his gorgeous pups.

  Biodynamic apple picking.

Biodynamic apple picking.

We are so thrilled to share some of the highlights from our debut retreat that took place in picturesque, Cremolino, Italy. Many thanks to our wonderful guests who flew in from New York to spend 6 days enjoying biodynamic farm to table meals as well as the coveted Casa Wallace wine.

The daily schedule of our retreat combined the wellness modalities of acupuncture, astrology, guidance counseling and movement therapy to enhance and support our guests on their journey of to a fulfilling life.

Michelle Cohen-Coté of Movement Forest led the group with movement work in the morning using interdisciplinary somatic techniques to build strength and ground the body.

  Michelle Cohen- Coté.

Michelle Cohen-Coté.

 
  The Grounding Circle .

The Grounding Circle.

  Morning movement with Michelle .

Morning movement with Michelle.

Erika Weber founder of 16th St Acupuncture and Urban Tonics combined acupuncture to alleviate jet lag and shared techniques to strengthen the body during the seasonal shift from warm to cool.

  Private Acupuncture Sessions By The Fire Place .

Private Acupuncture Sessions By The Fire Place.

  Erika Weber During The Group Acupuncture & Acupressure .

Erika Weber During The Group Acupuncture & Acupressure.

Using her bespoke Urban tonics products, Erika held an acupuncture-facial demo as guests sipped biodynamic wine.

  Urban Tonics Guasha & Rose Quartz Roller Brush .

Urban Tonics Guasha & Rose Quartz Roller Brush.

Co Founder of Life Essence Council and astrologer, Francesca Vuillemin set the agenda for the next 2 months and how the various planetary motions would be affecting our lives and how to navigate these influences.

  Francesca Vuillemin During TheGroup Astrology Session Focused On Planetary Progressions.

Francesca Vuillemin During TheGroup Astrology Session Focused On Planetary Progressions.

  Taking Notes While Having a laugh at why one shouldn’t get a hair cut during a Venus retrograde.

Taking Notes While Having a laugh at why one shouldn’t get a hair cut during a Venus retrograde.

  Francesca explaining the influence of each planet within our chart.

Francesca explaining the influence of each planet within our chart.

Intuitive counselor and Life Essence Council co-founder, Pier Pagano combined journaling and visualization techniques with her intuitive insights to enable our guests to let go of thought patterns inhibiting personal growth.

  Pier Pagano leading the visualizing techniques of ‘‘ the garden’’.

Pier Pagano leading the visualizing techniques of ‘‘ the garden’’.

  Journaling & creative visualization.

Journaling & creative visualization.

  Pier Explaining Her Process & How To Utilize One’s ‘‘Inner Tool Box’’.

Pier Explaining Her Process & How To Utilize One’s ‘‘Inner Tool Box’’.

On the last night of the retreat guests and the life essence council collective enjoyed Italian music, home made pasta and delicious desserts made by our hosts Sarah and Maria.

  From L- R Erika Weber, Michelle Cohen-Coté, Pier Pagano & Francesca Vuillemin.

From L- R Erika Weber, Michelle Cohen-Coté, Pier Pagano & Francesca Vuillemin.

  Bonding Over Organic Breadsticks.

Bonding Over Organic Breadsticks.

  Local Musicians Performing Pop Songs.

Local Musicians Performing Pop Songs.

  Home Made Italian Cookies.

Home Made Italian Cookies.

  Casa Wallace Hosts Maria & Sarah Wallace.

Casa Wallace Hosts Maria & Sarah Wallace.


LIFE ESSENCE COUNCIL SUMMER SOLSTICE SEMINAR 06.16.18 The Assemblage, Nomad, NY

During The 3 Hour Seminar Our Guests Were Taken Through Journaling, Movement, Progressed Astrology & Finally Acupuncture Focusing On The Heart Meridian To Provide The Tools To Navigate The Energy Of This Summer With Multiple Planetary Retrogrades.

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 Life Essence Council Founders Pier Pagano, Annette Barrett & Francesca Vuillemin.

Life Essence Council Founders Pier Pagano, Annette Barrett & Francesca Vuillemin.

 Center Left Michelle Cohen Founder Of  The Movement Forest  Leading A Grounding Exercise.

Center Left Michelle Cohen Founder Of The Movement Forest Leading A Grounding Exercise.

 Each Guest Was Asked To Light A Candle & Say Their Name Prior To The Grounding Exercise.

Each Guest Was Asked To Light A Candle & Say Their Name Prior To The Grounding Exercise.

 Erika Weber Founder Of  16th St Acupuncture  &  Urban Tonics  Preparing For The Heart Meridian Acupuncture.

Erika Weber Founder Of 16th St Acupuncture & Urban Tonics Preparing For The Heart Meridian Acupuncture.

 Lana Pozhidaeva Founder Of  WeTalks  With Life Essence Council Founder Francesca Vuillemin & NYU Professor Lea Diaz.

Lana Pozhidaeva Founder Of WeTalks With Life Essence Council Founder Francesca Vuillemin & NYU Professor Lea Diaz.

 
 Life Essence Council Founder Setting The Right Tone With The Meditation Gong.

Life Essence Council Founder Setting The Right Tone With The Meditation Gong.

 

LIFE ESSENCE COUNCIL SEMINAR INTRO 03.15.18

Bilancio, Members Club,Battery Park City New York Photography by Allison Deutch

  Featured Guest Debi Merrifield sharing an incredible case study of her client in England whose house had been on the market for years with no interest from buyers until Debi remotely cleared the energy of the property.  Photography by  Allison Deutch

Featured Guest Debi Merrifield sharing an incredible case study of her client in England whose house had been on the market for years with no interest from buyers until Debi remotely cleared the energy of the property. Photography by Allison Deutch

   Michelle sharing tips on how to counteract the every day habits that can put us physically out of balance and how deeply this impacts so many areas of our lives.

Michelle sharing tips on how to counteract the every day habits that can put us physically out of balance and how deeply this impacts so many areas of our lives.

  Pier Pagano Discussing Her Process Of Work.

Pier Pagano Discussing Her Process Of Work.

  Humor is healing. From Left to Right Erika Weber, Pier Pagano and Francesca Vuillemin.

Humor is healing. From Left to Right Erika Weber, Pier Pagano and Francesca Vuillemin.

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 Debi Merrifield closing the seminar using a Tibetan singing bowl to ground and center.


05.15.18- TBA | New York, NY

07.15.18- 4 Day Seminar | Bali, Indonesia

10.07.18-7 Day Retreat Piedmont, Italy

For more information please email Pier at pier@lifeessencecouncil.com


PAST EVENTS December 2017, Gramercy Park New York, NY

Our first Life Essence Council Collective at The Abbey Condominium December 2017

 
  Life Essence Council Founder, Pier Pagano discussing her process an an intuitive counselor..

Life Essence Council Founder, Pier Pagano discussing her process an an intuitive counselor..

  Erika Weber giving an example of how to use tapping to promote healthy energy flow.

Erika Weber giving an example of how to use tapping to promote healthy energy flow.

  A grounding exercise created by Michelle Cohen-Coté.

A grounding exercise created by Michelle Cohen-Coté.