Yogaville's Yantra
 "Truth is One, Paths are Many."
(symbolizing all the known and unknown traditions of our world)


(Light of Truth Universal Shrine)

















The Lighter Side of TransformationSM
 A periodic health and wellness newsletter sharing thoughts,
 therapies and events for conscious living.

From the desk of Lisa Wessan LICSW, RM, CLYL
Psychotherapist & Life Coach
Author, Speaker, Consultant

ISSUE 25       July/August 2013

I. Back from Yogaville.
2. Release and Let Go: Therapeutic Decluttering Group starting August 1.

3. Save the date for Laughananda in Lowell.
4. Insurance Update.


The Road to Yogaville...

As part of my summer vacation, I spent some time with my sister in Yogaville, a retreat center in Buckingham, Virginia, the birthplace of Integral Yoga. 

Yogaville exceeded my expectations for its sheer architectural beauty, interfaith awareness, great yoga classes and lectures,  gourmet vegetarian and vegan meals prepared with organic produce picked daily from their own farmland, plus a multitude of blessings.  I can highly recommend this place for anyone seeking to get away for a few days (or weeks) to rejuvenate. 

As many of us visitors on the "Welcome Weekend" noted, it's a lot closer than India, and one can reap similar spiritual rewards here. 

By the time one leaves Yogaville, a deeper sense of Oneness is felt.  We were touched, moved and inspired by the monks, residents and fellow travelers.  We came to understand more powerfully the founder Sri Swami Satchidinanda's motto, "Truth is One, Paths are Many." 

Release & Let Go:
Therapeutic Decluttering Group

August 1, 8, 15 & 22, 2013
7:00-8:30 PM

This summer, I'm offering a four week program for people who want to work on healing their clutter or hoarding tendency. This group requires a minimum of six and maximum of 10 participants, registered by July 26.  If you're interested, read more and register here.

 Vandenburg Esplanade, Lowell, MA
(We will be seated by the benches, not visible
in this photo).


Save the Date: Sunday, September 15, 2013


LaughAnanda by the Merrimack River, Lowell, MA

ananda (ä·nänˑ·da), n. Sanskrit term for bliss, an aspect of pure consciousness. n. (in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism) Extreme happiness, one of the highest states of being.

Where: Vandenberg Esplanade,  Lowell, MA 

When: September 15, 2013 , 4:30 - 6:00 PM


Tuition: $15.00, children under 10 come for free. For this event, a generous portion of your tuition is being donated to Charity Water.

For details, logistics  and to register, please click here.

Insurance Update

For the past several years I have been working as a Life Coach in Massachusetts because there is no reciprocity with New York for clinical social workers (or any health care providers). 


It was an exciting challenge to become re-licensed in Massachusetts, and now, as of May 3, 2013, I am in-network with Blue Cross Blue Shield,  and can provide out of network reimbursement for other insurance carriers. (I have maintained my licensure in NY as well).


If you would like more information about this, or would like to schedule an appointment, please call my office at 978.710.8039.

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