All content created by Peregrine Bermas, 2019

tulaymedicine@gmail.com

Chicago, IL

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The foundation of my creative practice is embodied wellness - wellness in a lived, circular and wholistic sense. This is not to say that I always feel well or connected to my body. It's an ongoing commitment to my healing, to listen deeply to my needs, longings, shadows, and patterns for individual and collective wellness.

I facilitate workshops, events, and classes to support folks recommitting to deep listening. In our work together we hold possibilities for ease, compassion, gratitude, healing and inspiration that we all innately have and deserve to experience as often as possible!

For public booking and collaborations, email tulaymedicine@gmail.com

Private sessions

I also work privately with people in a home space or other comfortable setting to curate integrative healing sessions to their specific needs.

My practice spans a variety of healing methodologies (outlined below). I value curiosity and awe, sustainability, accountability, and a critical lens of the impacts of colonialism (including modern settler colonialism in the US) and other oppressive systems pervading wholistic wellness practices - and I intend to bring these values to each session. 

Tools

Yoga is a health science and spiritual discipline with roots in Tantric and Vedic traditions, woven through the long and complex history of India. Over time it has taken as many forms as its practitioners worldwide. Hatha yoga, yoga asana, or focus on the physical postures and controlled breathing (pranayama in Sanskrit), is how yoga is widely represented, but/and is just one piece of larger philosophy and living practice.

Whether you wish to focus on the physical aspects of yoga, or the more meditative and spiritual, yoga can create space to release stress and tension and reflect on what needs balance in the present.

I work with practitioners of varying levels of experience and ability, and many of my clients are new to yoga. We begin with a conversation about the kinds of support you hope to receive and your familiarity and comfort level with different aspects of the practice. This can happen over email, phone call, or video chat prior to our session. Regardless of the focus of our session, the client will learn basic principles of physical alignment and safely explore non habitual movement; explore different entry points into meditation and breath work; and receive tools and resources to start or bolster a home movement practice.

Yoga has many benefits:

  • Stretch and strengthen the physical body

  • Increase range in motion

  • Relaxation and deeper sleep

  • Focus thoughts and clear distractions

  • Alleviate physical tension

  • Increase mindfulness and intentional action throughout the day

  • Space for deep reflection

  • Regulate digestion

  • Regulate energy

Usui Shiki Ryoho (Reiki) is a natural healing system that was formalized in Japan in the early 1900s. This system supports a client by encouraging the natural flow of Source energy, or reiki (known by other names in different traditions of medicine: Qi, Ki, Ch'i, Prana) and clearing inner blockages to vitality that may develop over time. Reiki has been called to address countless forms of imbalance, with the understanding that physical ailments often are linked with emotional, spiritual, or generational dis-ease. I am fortunate to be able to share reiki with myself and others. In my personal practice it has been a critical tool for both relaxation and restoration of basic trust after traumatic experience.

During an in-person treatment, I use gentle noninvasive touch or hover my hands just above the client’s body to find areas that are most in need of reiki. Based on our initial conversation, I may use crystals and/or tarot cards in the session. There is no right way to experience reiki - some may notice tingling, hot or cold sensations, fall into a deep sleep, or be present with their thoughts throughout the session. It can be a meditative, restorative, and insightful experience for folks moving through stress, tension, difficult times, or just seeking relaxation.

Because reiki works with the subtle body, I am also able to offer treatment from a distance. Distance reiki can be helpful for folks who live outside of my area of practice (Chicago) or are unable to meet in person. Please make sure you can access a quiet place to rest for the duration of the session (in total between 45 minutes and 1 hour).

Other tools I may bring into a session include tarot, stones and stone essences, aromatherapy, herbalism and plant wisdom, art-making, and contemplative movement.

Booking a session

Send an email to tulaymedicine@gmail.com to work with me. Include any questions, concerns and specifications in your initial email and we can move forward from there. I mostly work in-person (Chicago), and am also open to distance sessions (via phone) when that is preferred.

Rates

1 hour integrative healing session: $65-120

* additional time spent on intake/consultation (15-20 mins for an initial session) will not affect the agreed upon payment

Where do I fall on the scale?

Money can be a tricky thing to navigate, so I do my best to meet folks at a per-session rate that both aligns with their personal financial experience and is also fair to the skills and labor I provide. I invite you to honestly consider your own needs, assets, and lifestyle in factoring how much you are able to pay. Some days you may have more to give and be able to pay higher up the scale, and vice versa. Feel free to email me with any questions or concerns about payment.

For further reading, here are some resources I've found really helpful for navigating sliding scale:

Low income and PWYC

Every month I offer 3 low income private sessions for $40 and 1 pay what you can for special circumstances. Currently I don't have capacity to barter.