The Healing Center

The Healing Center is a collaborative space created to tend to the hearts and spirits of the Village and beyond. We offer the opportunity for holistic healing through body work, massage, counsel and grief groups. This space also serves as the meeting house of Sparkroot Farm's Green Burial Services and Death Doula offerings.

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CATHY EDWARDS, DEATH DOULA, COUNSELING AND HANDS-ON HEALING

Cathy Brooksie Edwards is a licensed therapeutic counselorbodywork therapistartist and singer.

She has developed an integrated personal change model embodying talk therapies, body therapies, creativity and spiritual practices. She applies it in individual and group therapy, and workshops.

Brooksie is a sound healing practitioner and hands on healer. She is training as a Death Doula through the Village's Green Burial Ground Sanctuary. 

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SPARKROOt farm's green burial services office

This is the meeting center to discuss the offerings of the Green Burial Ground and the Sparkroot's Funeral Services including ceremonialists, flowers, memorial dinners, grave markers. We also offer Death Doula and support for home dying, vigil and guidance for Home Funerals. We have a four home funeral guides on call to assist with your concerns. 

The Burial Ground will be open for new green burials on October 1. 

The Healing Center is open now for massage and counseling.

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BEN SCHIKOWITZ, MASSAGE THERAPIST LMBT #12257

Ben Schikowitz studied massage at the Florida School of Massage Therapy in Gainesville, Florida in 1997. There he learned Swedish, reflexology, sports massage, shiatsu, polarity therapy, deep tissue and neuro-muscular therapy.

He worked and lived at the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies in Rhinebeck,   New York for 10 years where he completed a 4 year apprenticeship in Bodytuning with master bodyworker and yoga teacher, Glenn Black.