Home to Sacred Roots are two beautiful spacious studios; Suite 246 & 247 located in the Eastworks Building in Easthampton, Mass.
Our Yoga Studio & Wellness Center is 1,800 spacious square feet featuring hardwood floors and 14-foot ceilings, a wall of decorative windows, extensive live plant life, and a gorgeous view overlooking Mt Tom. We offer a variety of yoga classes and styles including Aerial Yoga as well as more traditional styles of Yoga. We feature many unique wellness workshops, events, and trainings.
Across the hall is our serene 1,000 square foot healing sanctuary infused with elements of nature. Here we offer Bodywork such as Shiatsu, Thai, Deep Tissue, and other healing modalities including shamanic healing and energy work.
Meet The Team
Jen Marie Parmentier
Jen has been busy cultivating and curating her very own Soma- Manas-Psyche Alchemy Healing Program.
This program is a culmination of over 20 years of extensive training in the healing arts, integrative therapy modalities centered around individuals that have experienced trauma, multiple bodywork and energy healing systems, Reiki Master, Integrative Energy Therapy, 5- Element Shiatsu,
TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine), Thai Yoga Massage & Bodywork, Ayurvedic Psychology and Marma Therapy, Herbalism, Shamanism, Shamanic Breathwork, Rituals & Journeying, Biodynamic Trauma Release Breathwork, over 20 years and 1000 hours of therapeutic yoga training, and as a sound and frequency healing practioner incorporating her intutive skills that have continued to floursih. Jen has put together a unique one of a kind program to offer a comprehensive integrative wholistic healing system in order to fully understand what combination of healing will acheive the greatest desired results. This is truly a body-mind centered therapeutic program to help you align with the devine within and heal from the inside out.
Jen's yoga experience ranges from a practice beginning in her late teens of Ashtanga, Vinyasa and Kripalu Yoga to her early begining trainng in Iyengar Inspired Yoga for her first 200 hour training. She then studied with various teachers through her home studio such as an advanced Yoga Teacher Training with Rodney Yee. She has gone on to specialize in trainings focused on a trauma informed approach. Shortly after her first YTT Jen trained in Vajra Yoga, a Social Action teacher training aimed at working with at-risk youth, and soon found Y12SR, Yoga for Recovery and Prison Yoga, after becoming involved with The Yoga Service Counsel. She trained in Jaguar Yoga which combines Shamanism, the 5 elements and martial arts inspired movement, Aerial Yoga and Mantra Yoga. Jen grew her love for Kirtan while running a community Kirtan for 2 years with folks coming from all around the US and Canada to play at her wellness studio. This was sponsored by the Call and Response Foundation and supported bringing Kirtan into Recovery Centers and Prisons. Jen has enjoyed studying Ayurvedic Yoga, Marma Therapy and Psychology. Recently, on a trip to Sedona, AZ Jen experienced a powerful transformative Goddess Yoga Class and extended her stay to join the training finding the practice deeply moving in the ways it celebrates and honors the divine feminine, connection, ritual and sacred sensual movements, she is excited to offer these classes to the commmunity. Jen is also currently studying advanced Kundalini Yoga and Ayurveda infused by the wisdom of the Enneagram and Lunar Cycles from a trauma informed perspective.
After many years of uncovering the myriad of ways grief and trauma are stored in our bodies creating dis-ease Jen has taken a deep dive into the world of Somatics receiving certifications in Integrative Somatic Trauma Therapy, Somatic Stress Release, Biodynamic Trauma-Release Breathwork, and Polyvagal Theory. Jen has also been influenced by her studies in Internal Family Systems, Hakomi, Compassionate Inquiry, Post Traumatic Growth Work, and Non-Violent Communication (NVC).
Over the past few years Jen has been receiving gentle nudges from the universe to tap into her innate intuitive abilities she was born with and expand upon them. She has studied the science of medical intuition, ancestral wisdom and healing, and constellation therapy.
Since experiencing deep loss and grief in the last few years Jen has been feeling much more tapped into the other realm. She has been working to develop her Intuitive Skills using tarot, oracle cards, and pendulums as well as honing her psychic abilities as a Clairaudient, Clairsentient, and Claircognizant. She combines all these skills as well as many other alternative approaches to healing.
She has studied herbalism for the past 10 years and the therapeutic benefits of plants throughout her life growing up and being immersed in plant life in the family garden center ( Birch-N-Bend) formerly located in Chicopee, MA. The healing journey continues as Jen is enrolled in a Cosmic Herbalism Program studying the intersection of herbs and Astrology & Indigenous Plant Medicine & Rituals always seeking more natural forms of healing and services to help her clients. She loves to make therapeutic tea blends and recommendations to folks to augment the therapeutic work done together in sessions.
This is balanced with formal education, Jen completed a Bachelor's Degree in Integrative Wholistic Therapies in Mental Health with a concentration in Psychology based courses as well as complementary modalities. Jen has extensive training in a diverse array of subjects. She is a Certified Addiction Counselor, Harm Reduction Counselor, she received training in, WRAP( Wellness Action Recovery Plan) Behavioral Risk Assessment & Risk Reduction, HIV and Hepatitis C testing and Counseling, Clinical DBT Training (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, ) Rape Crisis Counselor and Community Educator/Advocate for the Prevention of Violence against women including working with local area organizations such as Jane Doe Inc. While working as the executive assistant to the Director at The Everywoman's Center Jen co- created a 6 week series called Finding Safety in your Body - A Trauma Informed Therapeutic Yoga and Movement Group. Jen taught therapeutic yoga, meditation, and movement for both consumers and employees of a local non-profit human service agency for three years. More recently she was involved with The Care Center in Holyoke,MA as part of an educational program with two College Professors, Jen’s role was to integrate the “Flip Your Script” curriculum into an embodied yogic movement practice to help integrate the writing experiences into their bodies and lives.
Jen has led many educational and empowering groups for women, survivors of trauma and family violence, at-risk youth, injection drug users, and underserved individuals within the mental health, domestic violence, and substance use, and recovery communities. Service work is deeply sacred to Jen, it is an integral way she engages in the practice of reciprocity. She has been involved in the Yoga Service Council for many years. She never forgets the roots from which she came and the folks who helped her along her journey to healing. It is very important to Jen to honor the teachers who have influenced her practice, work, and education; here are a few of her teachers and mentors she would like to honor; some who have inspired her, held her, healed her, and help set her soul free: Eileen Muir, Seane Corn, Nikki Myers, James Fox, Dr Gabor Mate, Ray & Nina Crist, Arielle Schwartz, Peter Levine, Stephen Porges, Marianne Winters, Mark Epstein, Dr Bruce Lipton, Sharon Salzberg, Pema Chodron, Brene Brown, Tara Brach. and her beloved friend who inspired her always, Charity.
Jen is a lifelong learner always looking for ways to transform wisdom into embodied action and healing for both herself and others. Jen's work is deeply rooted in her intuitive and compassionate nature and her view that all beings are sacred. She holds the perspective of “what happened to you?“ and how can we work together to heal the wounds and not only grow but thrive in a delightful life filled with abundance, joy, resilience,integrity and a sense of peace and ease in the body, mind, and soul.
Steve Fluery Founder
Steve Fleury has been practicing massage since 2005. His focus on deep tissue massage benefits all clients who work in a demanding profession, especially athletes. He is an avid cyclist, swimmer, and horticulturist (holding a degree from Umass Stockbridge). His diverse experiences as a LMT include work at Tanglewood, pamper the band documentary series, corporate events, volunteer work at local community events, as well as many individual clients. He allows each individual the time they need to discuss what is happening in their body and tailors his massage accordingly. His gentle nature helps him intuitively listen to each client’s body. Currently, he has joined with his partner Jen, a yoga teacher and shiatsu practitioner, to teach a restorative yoga with massage class weekly.
"Wednesday nights and Saturday mornings you can always count on a great class with Jess. Not only does this class seriously stretch you out in a fun and motivating way, but it also relaxes and restores your muscles that you may not have even known you had. From the moment you walk in, Jess welcomes you with her encouraging energy and by the end you feel like a new, refreshed being. Between the step by step guidance, and overall empowerment I feel in each move, I highly recommend anyone get into arial yoga, because this place, and especially Jess, really make a difference in people’s wellness and healthier lifestyles" ~T.C.
Astrology-Infused Yoga with Rebecca is a wonderful class to take. Rebecca was welcoming and asked great questions about each persons practice and how she could best help them have a great experience. The class had the right combination of opening and relaxing poses which was especially nice since it's an evening class. The Astrology details and how they intertwine with our body and practice was very interesting and I look forward to the next class. ~L.C.
"Laura is a wonderful yoga instructor! Both classes I have taken with her are awesome! She has a great combination of relaxation and active poses and I always learn something new when I take one of her classes! She explains each pose simply and easily so that even if you have never done that pose you are able to do it. I would highly recommend taking one of her classes!" ~K.M.
"I am speechless. This class has taught me so much in a short time and has become an outlet for my day to day stress. Leaving that class, I feel so rejuvenated and refreshed. The instructor makes your experience so enjoyable. I feel so much lighter leaving class, very excited to keep challenging myself with Aerial yoga!" ~A.T.