Empowerment Center

We are so very honored to have such an incredible team holding the circle of Empowerment.
The Empowerment Center is place to ground and empower yourself with the support of our amazing team.  2024 classes, facilitators and info will be announced in the spring!


THE EMPOWERMENT CENTER IS A RE-SOURCE CENTER for the BODY, HEART & MIND , A PLACE ​to recenter, recharge, realign and reconnect on every level WITH THE SUPPORT OF OUR CARING AND SKILLFUL TEAM. We are a group of professional therapists, coaches, and spiritual counselors here to support your mental, emotional and spiritual process. We offer three main services.

Empowerment Meditations & Embodiment Practices

Participants will have the opportunity to authentically express, come back to their truths, and share in an empowering way in a loving and sacred space. Empowerment classes will be centered around specific topics such as:

 Empowerment Circles

Participants will have the opportunity to authentically express, come back to their truths, and share in an empowering way in a loving and sacred space. Circles will be informal and also centered around specific topics:

One-on-One Sessions

One on One sessions are for those who would like to receive further support regarding their experience at the event, integrate learnings or insights that are occurring, or would like personal assistance to facilitate shifts and awakenings related to their spiritual path and process. Our primary intention is to provide a clear, loving and liberated space where we can recenter, be witnessed, and connect deeply within.


In gratitude,

The Empowerment Center Team


Sandra K. Bowling

Sandra K Bowling, MA, LMFT is a transpersonal and somatic psychotherapist, sound bath facilitator, vibrational bodyworker, and jewelry maker in Berkeley, CA. Sandra’s offerings are rooted in supporting authentic expression, healthy conscious relations and vibrant embodiment. She is especially passionate about awakening the sensual connection and communion with the earth as a resource and teacher. Sandra works with individuals who seek relief and transformation from symptoms of depression, anxiety, trauma, empathic burnout, chronic health conditions, existential and identity crisis. Sandra is also an experienced provider of therapeutic support, crisis response, and mental health first aid for communities gathered for education and transformation in remote locations.

As a body worker Sandra focuses to support the clearing and transmutations of energetic impressions and emotional memory’s that block or impede energy flow and impede wellness. Integrating a number of modalities including Acutonics tuning forks, chimes, metal and crystal singing bowls, light, and hands on massage techniques Sandra creates a field of transformation in which you are invited to release and receive in order to expand and flow.

You can learn more about Sandra on her websites and can contact for a complimentary consultation call.
Follow her on Instagram @sandrakathleenjewelry

Stephanie Moreno

Stephanie Moreno, MA, ATR, LMFT is the daughter and granddaughter of Mayan and Mexica families. She is first generation Chicana born on Tongva land, currently resting and nesting on Lenape territory. Stephanie works and lives as a holistic art therapist, therapist, and gentle artist; walking along and supporting folks on their personal paths. She is honored to be of service and excited to be with you all on in Cedar Bloom in 2022.

Learn more about Stephanie at artselflove.com

Laurie Jean Vogler

Laurie Jean Vogler, CMT is an Oakland based writer, artist, teacher and facilitator of healing through bodywork and energy work. With deep love and soul purpose she teaches others how to create sacred space and deepen one’s connection with self. She believes that we are all creative beings and enjoys igniting the spark of inspiration so that love may guide our path.

Laurie Jean has professionally facilitated healing and bodywork since 2003.  Listening with hands and heart she customizes each session using her many tools.  Myofascial Release, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Reiki Master, Pre and Post Natal, Thai Massage and EFT(Emotional Freedom Technique) a.k.a Tapping  Her passion for connecting with the soul’s innate healing wisdom allows her to work intuitively with the body as a whole.

Her ability to hold space is only as deep as her own self healing. Abandoned at a young age and adopted by age 5 she has grown to accept these challenges as one of the greatest gifts of her life. These experiences gave her the opportunity to heal, to forgive, to love and grow! Bringing love, light and empathy into the dark depths is one of her superpowers.

Learn more about Laurie Jean at lotusintouch.com

Lis Elle (she/they)

We live in a world full of paradoxes; the weave is not an exception to that.  A lot can come up and swirl around at the gathering, so I hope to be able to sit with anyone seeking some security, validation, camaraderie, allyship, grounding, and some laughs.  Afterall, “we’re all just walking each other home”! (Ram Dass)


Uma Kahn

I specialize in mindfulness-based, body-integrated psychotherapy… supporting clients in exploring the vantage point through which they see and experience their worlds. My practice is deeply informed by Buddhist psychology, Hakomi and my own history with physicalized spiritual traditions, including yoga and martial arts.

With equal parts gentleness and honesty, we uncover the strategies and limitations that contribute to discontent. From this clear seeing, choice emerges. We then collaborate to stabilize their tender, newer Self. I think of this process as cultivating “self-agency.” It’s one of the most important things we can do to increase our vitality and thus, happiness.

website: www.umakahntherapy.com


Charna Cassell, LMFT

For over two decades, Charna Cassell, LMFT, a Trauma-Trained Psychotherapist and Sexuality Coach, helps clients heal from trauma and access more bodily joy, emotional regulation, vitality, and hope.

She is also a published author, a teacher, and a podcast host. Every week on the LaidOPEN Podcast, Charna shares her own stories, answers listeners’ questions, offers practical exercises, and interviews post-trauma thrivers who share creative resources to support living an authentic,  passionate, mindful existence.

Charna’s work and expertise have been featured in Oprah magazine, TeenVogue.com, InStyle.com, Psychcentral.com, and Askmen.com. This summer, she is launching an online course, Pathways to Peace: Mindful Practices for Transformative and Vibrant Living. Charna is in private practice in Oakland, California. You can learn more about her at https://passionatelife.org/ and www.charnacassell.com and follow her on Instagram at  https://www.instagram.com/laidopenpodcast and https://www.facebook.com/laidopenpodcast