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As we prepare to celebrate Samhain, All Souls Day, Halloween and Dia de los Muertos, the Soul Body Team gathers to discuss their personal and professional experiences with entities and ideas about soul clearing and releasing negative energies to return to love. This conversation is just under an hour long. We hope you enjoy it!
Angelique Dupre grew up an only child in the country swamps of Louisiana, close to nature, and riding horses in her father’s rice fields, and the dirt roads that surrounded them. As a teenager, she found respite from her busy high school schedule contemplating life silently by the bayous with her horse, playing the piano, and spending time with her beloved Siamese cats.
After receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree at Louisiana State University, Angelique moved to Florida, where she enjoyed modeling professionally for national television with Home Shopping Network for three years, as well as freelance acting and modeling. She realized shortly, however, that she craved a more fulfilling career that could truly help people. She was attracted to alternative health therapies, and eventually chose Massage Therapy.
In 1997, Angelique moved to the wonderful town of Ojai, California and has been there ever since. She raised her two children in Ojai, and they are now 18 and 20 years old. She has always loved Ojai because of its small and quaint feeling, much like the town she grew up in, but also because of its spiritual, artistic and healing vitality, its magical mountains, and nearby oceans.
Angelique is now a California Certified Massage Therapist and a White Lotus Foundation yoga instructor fully trained in 1996. She has been a massage therapist since 1995, when she received her Florida State license for Swedish and Deep Tissue massage. Shortly after receiving her license, Angelique studied Neuromuscular Therapy, Trigger Point Therapy, and Myofascial Release, as well as Therapeutic Touch. Therapeutic Touch is a style of energy work that addresses the auric field of your body. It is serendipitous that both of the originators of Therapeutic Touch, Delores Krieger and Dora Kunz, were active members of the Theosophical Society here in Ojai!
Angelique was a yoga instructor and massage therapist in Florida before she moved to Ojai, and found a position as a yoga instructor and massage therapist at the Ojai Valley Inn. She worked there for 16 years as a massage therapist and two years prior as a yoga instructor. During that time, she received certifications in Prenatal Massage, Reflexology, Oncology, Craniosacral Therapy with an Upledger certification at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, and Reiki Energy Work, level 2. She was also trained in a specific protocol of table Zen Shiatsu by a Zen Shiatsu and Chinese Medicine practitioner from China, which is a facilitated stretch and acupressure treatment designed to open the vital energy pathways in the body. Angelique also co- designed and trained coworkers at the Ojai Valley Inn in an original detox massage, which incorporates a vigorous massage style with dry brushing lymphatic work, as well as breathwork and hot towels for a unique, luxurious and detoxifying massage experience.
Angelique’s specialty is working with those in pain…..whether it be sciatica, frozen shoulder, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, migraines, TMJ, thoracic outlet syndrome, other chronic/acute soft tissue pain, or emotional stress, distress, and/or trauma. She has also worked with clients who are dealing with cancer or its after-effects, and other challenging illnesses, injuries, or surgeries. She has worked with the elderly, as well as expectant mothers, and understands their individual needs. Whether you are looking for deep work to release adhesions that cause pain, or you are looking for gentle, loving, spiritual healing, (or both!) Angelique has you covered. She uses her intuition and often integrates her massages with breathwork and pranayama, vocal toning, aromatherapy, energy healing, reflexology, and/or guided visualization. In addition, Angelique can incorporate her yoga and stretching expertise for one-on-one sessions that empower you to heal yourself. This versatility gives Angelique the ability to assist you in customizing your healing journey tailored to your specific needs and goals.
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Venus in retrograde can be related to the ancient Babylonian story from 300 BC of the Goddess of Heaven (Inanna) traveling to the underworld to visit her sister the Goddess of the underworld (Ereshkigal). This story is about the Gemini duality- of the other half. It is about meeting the shadow of oneself and only through the acceptance and understanding of one’s shadow is one able to fully embody all of their true power.
In the story- the Sumerian Queen- the Goddess of Heaven and Earth descends into the underworld. She is asked to leave everything behind- purifying and releasing like the 7 Chakras of the body until she is nothing but a dead corpse. At that point she experiences and witness the pain and suffering of her sister from the death of her sister’s husband. Inanna is then rescued and saved from the underworld but only after she has passed through all the stages of letting go of any worldly gifts or protections and bares her soul- without anyone or anything aiding her- to be witness to her sister’s pain and sorrow. Her sister feels Inanna’s empathy for the pain and then releases her. When Inanna returns to the Heavens- she is able to be a true Queen- because she has integrated the light and the dark parts of herself. Thus she embodies her true self even more and is more powerful because she has faced her shadows.
So I ask you- What shadows are you ready to face during the next month?
I am facing my shadows of love, intimacy, sex, sensuality, femininity, money and relationships. I am reclaiming my story and I am stepping into new ground in these places. When there is growth- there is often feelings of uncomfortableness and fear- but the the growth comes when we courageously continue to stand in our truth and be our authentic self despite whatever is being projected at us.
I feel incredibly blessed by my recent visit to Sedona where I got to connect even deeper with the Goddess. To guide other sisters into a deeper connection with the Goddess. To understand and to know the Goddess and her many forms. To realize that I am the Goddess- and it is my life’s devotion to teach the men and the woman how to honor, love and worship the Goddess. And so with this gratitude and love in my heart- I say thank you Venus for gifting me this moment in time to cleanse, to purify and to release the old beliefs that I have carried that are not who I truly am. May I enter the shadows of my heart, my womb and my feminine beauty- to feel, to gain compassion and understanding and to finally release the story of shame, blame, victim and inferiority. May I emerge as a true embodiment of the Maiden, Mother, Crone- the Goddess. I am a guide for others to find their connections to the Goddess.
May we Remember
May we Awaken
May we Honor the Goddess
I am love
To all my relations
I am grateful
Join Jennifer Marcaccini and team for a weekend getaway. This retreat is full of inspiration, relaxation, and renewal in beautiful Ojai, CA. It’s the perfect opportunity to finish the 2018 year with a renewed sense of spirit and a fresh outlook on life.
Your weekend away will include yoga, meditation, delicious vegetarian meals, beautiful natural surroundings, and optional free time activities such as guided nature hikes and message.
206 N Signal Street, Suite M
Ojai, CA 93023