Private Yoga Session- In-person

Work with Carla to create a practice that fits your individual needs. Each 60 minute session will incorporate poses and adjustments that are tailored for you specifically. Private sessions provide the benefits of working one-on-one with Carla in a safe and welcoming environment.

If you would like to register for class or have any questions, email

“I became a yoga teacher after suffering a vitreous hemorrhage and found yoga to be a healing outlet for me. I am certified in Hatha, Vinyasa, Restorative and Yin Yoga and have been teaching since 2016. I love to work with beginners, anyone with injuries, and/or anyone going through tough life events.” -Carla

Tai Chi with Michael Ward

Time: 7:00 – 8:30 pm  Corrections (review and refinement of entire 37 posture Yang Style Tai Chi form and partner exercises)


April: 15, 22, 29
May: 6, 13            (No Classes May 20th & 27th )
June: 17, 24         (No Classes June 3rd & 10th )
July: 1

Contact: Michael Ward 301-525-8266


Sunday July 14, 2024

Learn the Clinical Application of Traditional Five Element Acupuncture with Jane Grissmer and Linda Simons

  • A fresh perspective on your patient’s needs
  • One-on-one guidance with assessment, diagnosis, and treatment planning
  • Clear direction and treatment plans to support you and your patient over time

Practitioners are invited to bring one or more patients for consultation and instruction, or may attend as an observer* for a half day or a full day.

* Space for observers is limited.

Crossings Healing & Wellness
8720 Georgia Ave Silver Spring, MD 20910

Register at:

CEU’S: Full day 7 CEU’S/ half day 3.5 CEU’s
Patient Consultation Fee: $225
Observer’s Fees: Full day $225 (9 am – 5 pm); Half-day observers fee $140 (9:00 am -12:30 pm OR 1:30-5:00 pm)
Student rates: Full day $175/half day $100

Tao of Trauma


Friday/Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time
– 80 CEUs per module
Metal September 29 & 30, 2023
Water November 17 & 18, 2023
Wood March 1 & 2, 2024
Fire May 3 & 4, 2024
Earth August 9 & 10, 2024


Join Licensed Acupuncturist and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner Alaine Duncan for a 5-session, year-long exploration of her East meets West approach to restoring balance and regulation in survivors of traumatic stress.

Follow the 5 Elements and the 5 Seasons of the Chinese agricultural calendar — and their interface with self-protective responses found in animal predator-prey relationships and described in western neuroscience in general and PolyVagal Theory in particular.

Be amazed at the innovative approaches to support balance and regulation in trauma survivors that emerge out of this East meets West approach.

Receive in-depth didactic and hands-on instruction and practice to help trauma survivors complete missing or thwarted steps in the Self-Protective Response.

Acupuncturists, body-workers, medical providers, and somatically-oriented mental health clinicians are welcome.

Central to The Tao of Trauma classes are the supervised clinical practice sessions in each module. Students “lend” their nervous system/energy body to fellow classmates to explore and practice the interaction, observation, and touch skills inherent in The Tao of Trauma model.

Dyadic practice merges cognitive learning with body wisdom, cultivates deeper somatic awareness in the therapeutic experience of both practitioner and client — and builds the fabric of the class. They are the heart and soul of the classroom model.

Going Deeper: A 3 Day Retreat in Washington DC

Dates and Times:
Friday October 4, 2024 / 10am – 4pm
Saturday October 5, 2024 / 10am – 4pm
Sunday October 6, 2024 / 10am – 12pm

Location: Crossings Healing & Wellness Center in Silver Spring, MD
In-person and Online
Going Deeper
Meeting, discovering and coming home
3-day retreat with Henry in Washington DC

This 3-day retreat is a rare opportunity for people who have been meditating with The Way and in the Original Love programs, and any others who are drawn to Henry’s approach, to gather together for three days of deep practice and renewal.

Traditionally, the shared space of a retreat, where we sit in community over several days, have always been seen as the preeminent way to deepen our practice and our understanding of life, compassion and peace.

Over the three days, as we go deeper into practice, we will have guided meditations, silent sitting, talks, teachings, poetry, Q&A’s, discussion time and plenty of opportunity to meet and hang out in community.

The teaching will be based on various methods and approaches from Zen and other ancient meditation schools, which allow us to come back to our true home – one of peace, awareness, ease and “original love.”

In this retreat, Henry will be drawing inspiration and teachings from his newly published book, Original Love: The Four Inns on the Path of Awakening.

Please email our Program Manager, Jeremy.

Registration link: