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Natural Awakenings Twin Cities

Transformational Healing with Music

Owner of the Piano Garden, Liz Lupien has seen the musical flow halt in students and professional musicians alike. A private piano teacher all of her adult life, Lupien knows how to deal with the kinds of walls or barriers that everyone faces at some point.

“People want to perform yet are terrified by it. The left hand won't cooperate with the right; an inner critic takes over saying 'you will never be good enough,’ all real challenges,” says Lupien.
"With gentle guidance we can learn to cultivate a special connection with the part of us that really wants to express musically. Our bodies, our emotions and our minds are constantly trying to show us a deeper possibility," she explains.

Soon to graduate from the University of Spiritual Healing and Sufism, Lupien spent four years immersed in Sufi healing techniques. "I have come full circle to bow even deeper to the transformation that is possible with making music. When I'm sad, music fills my heart. When I'm upset, music calms me down. Now, music has become a tool of self-discovery as well."

Drawing on Sufi healing techniques and other modalities, Lupien is offering students from ages 5 to 85 a new way to journey a very old and precious path, drawing from various disciplines to address the needs of her students. A student herself of process work author and practitioner, Lane Arye, she is learning to follow students into their complaint, to find the treasure inside. Thich Nhat Hanh's mindfulness book for children, A Handful of Quiet: Happiness in Four Pebbles, offers a transformative approach for children. Exercises also come from The Artist's Way for Parents by Julia Cameron and A Soprano on her Head by Eloise Ristad.

Location: St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 1895 Laurel Ave., St Paul. For more information, call 651-214-0646 or email [email protected].

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