Events

The Lyme Disease Resource Center periodically hosts guests speakers and educational events. Join us in learning more!

Practitioner Presentation Series

All events are free and open to the public.
Donations are appreciated and help us to continue offering free programming and support. Suggested amount $5-20.

Healing Yoga with Milena Pastore from Soul Tribe Yoga Collective
July 25, 6:30-8:00pm
Via Zoom
Register here
After you register, please complete this waiver to attend the class: https://waiver.smartwaiver.com/v/july25healingyoga
All events are free and open to the public.
Donations are appreciated. Suggested amount $5-$20. Donate here.


We will begin with an enlightening and interactive discussion on healing yogic practices followed by a short break. We will then put what we have learned into practice with a live community class. Our practice will include very gentle, modified asana (postures), breathwork, and meditation techniques designed for highly sensitive individuals experiencing pain, weakness and fatigue.
We ask that all participants complete a waiver in advance (sent when you register). No prior experience with yoga, meditation, or breathwork is necessary. Please reach out to Milena if you have any questions. She will provide further information on what to expect and how to prepare as we get closer to the event.
About Milena Pastore, Founder & Owner Soul Tribe Yoga Collective:
Milena contracted Lyme as a young child from a tick bite while playing in her grandmother’s yard in Boulder, Colorado. She has endured her own debilitating, life-altering experience with tick-borne disease, and understands how devastating its impacts can be. Through the depths of her illness, her study and practice of various yogic concepts and techniques helped her to soothe her body, quiet her mind, and gently maintain strength and flexibility.
Her passion for healing through traditional and modified yogic techniques led and inspired Milena to create Soul Tribe Yoga Collective, an online yoga studio designed for others whose lives have been impacted by various chronic health conditions. The majority of her students have Lyme and other tick-borne diseases.
Soul Tribe Yoga Collective is a culmination of specialized and accessible offerings Milena has designed to help others access healing and community during times of illness, grief and isolation. Her programs are centered on mindfulness, nervous system regulation, vagal toning, lymph drainage, fascial fluidity and energy healing. Milena’s carefully curated flows guide students in experiencing stress relief, rest, and relaxation.
Milena has compiled elements from her study and practice of various asana traditions, including Vinyasa, Hatha, Yin, Restorative, Gentle, Kundalini, and Kaiut to create a format that is safe, healing and accessible for those with highly sensitive bodies. Her inclusive programs are offered online as well as in person.
Serving the Lyme and chronic illness communities is a passion and priority for Milena. She has supported the Colorado Tick-Borne Disease Awareness Association, Colorado Lyme & TBD Support Group, Lyme Disease Awareness Month, Health and Human Services (HHS) Tick-Borne Disease Working Group, Lyme Disease Association, Global Lyme Alliance, and the Center for Lyme Action. Her writing has been featured on Lymedisease.org and she has been a guest on the Tick Boot Camp podcast. Learn more about Milena and Soul Tribe Yoga Collective at https://www.soultribeyc.com/.

Past Events:

2024

Science of Tick-Borne Pathogens and Testing: A Conversation with Paul Killinger of TickReport
View the recording of this June 12, 2024 even on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxMuajuV3Ck

For more information about TickReport, visit their website: https://www.tickreport.com/

Working in the Lyme & Tick-borne diseases ‘space’: A Conversation with Dr. Kenneth B. Liegner and Family Nurse Practitioner Erica Glazer
View the recording of this May 7, 2024 event on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiISZ5QVeOg&t=5s

For more information about Dr. Leigner and Erica Glazer, FNP, check out their website: https://www.drkennethliegner.com/

Introduction to Emotional Freedom Technique (Meridian Tapping) with Marianne Reiff, PhD

View the recording of this February 26, 2024 event on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TX-HeMIrf8s&t=10s


For more information about Marianne Reiff, check out her website: https://mariannereiff.com.

Book Talk with Noëlle Janka Rebel Healing: Transforming Ourselves and the Systems that Make us Sick

View the recording of this January 11, 2024 event on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HoZKMQd38iw&t=26s

To learn more about Noëlle Janka and the book, check out her website: https://www.noellejanka.com.

2023

Mental Health and Lyme Disease with Kerry Lang, LMHC

View the recording of this December 5, 2023 event on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJaO7_PdoyY

To learn more about Kerry Lang, LMHC, check out her website: https://www.kerrylanglmhc.com/.

How Traditional Chinese Medicine thinks about Lyme Disease with Amy E. Mager, DACM, Lic.Ac.

View the recording of this November 6, 2023 event on our YouTube channel:

To learn more about Amy Mager DACM, Lic.Ac., check out her website: https://www.wellnesshousenorthampton.com/

LDRC 10th Anniversary Celebration
View the recording of this event on our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_iMr7jSB1E

Botanical Approaches to Prevention and Treatment of Lyme with Hannah Jacobson-Hardy: presentation and Q&A

View the recording of this September 27, 2023 event on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tztkITKIfL8

Learn more about Hannah Jacobson-Hardy, at www.sweetbirchherbals.com, Follow her on social media @sweet_birch_herbals

Intro to Biomagnetism and Lyme Magnetic Protocol with Christina Sheppard

September 21, 2023

Learn about the biomagnetism technique that’s specifically designed to address the micro-organisms commonly associated with Lyme disease. Christina Sheppard, a Lyme Magnetic Protocol practitioner based in Turners Falls, MA, will explain this unique modality and answer any questions you may have about the technique and her practice.  

 About Christina:

Christina Sheppard stumbled upon the Lyme Magnetic Protocol (LMP) while seeking help for her teenage daughter, who was suffering from Lyme disease.  Seeing how well the protocol brought her symptoms under control, Christina began treatment for herself as she was struggling with host of health issues. After many months of treatment and tremendous improvement, Christina felt compelled to learn the modality and open a practice in the Pioneer Valley. She was trained in 2018 by Joan Randall, the founder of the LMP, and has been in practice-loving every minute of it-ever since. 
Learn more about Christina at: https://www.rootcausebmt.com.

Introduction to Meridian Tapping with Marianne Reiff

June 15, 2023

Tapping is a simple technique that creates a link between your physical and emotional experience. This powerful technique has a wide use spectrum.  As a self-help tool, EFT is easy to learn and flexible enough to be used by anyone. 

Meridian Tapping uses the same meridians used in traditional acupressure. The combination of tapping the energy meridians and voicing positive affirmation works to reduce the emotional or physical blocks that are getting in your way, thus restoring your mind and body’s balance. It’s like a reboot for your system.

About Marianne Reiff: 

Marianne has been introducing people to Tapping for over seven years and feels that anyone can benefit from learning this simple yet powerful technique.  If you, or someone you know is struggling with physical or emotional stress, or you just feel sick and tired of feeling sick and tired, this tool is worth considering. Tapping can help with both emotional and physical issues.  

Marianne is a Level 3 Accredited Certified Practitioner with EFT International. For more information check out her website: https://mariannereiff.com.

Presentation with Q&A by Cindy Kennedy, MS, FNP-BC Founder of Pursue Wellness https://pursuewellness.us/

May 15, 2023


Cindy received her M.S. from the University of Massachusetts and is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She has completed the Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice (AFMCP) course among several other trainings through the Institute of Functional Medicine. She has also received additional training from the School of Applied Functional Medicine (SAFM), Functional Genomics Analysis, Great Plains Laboratory, and regularly attends integrative and functional medicine conferences and seminars. Cindy has also successfully completed both the International Lyme and Associated Disease Society (ILADS) Fundamentals of Lyme and Tickborne Illness course, and the Lyme and Herbal Treatment Strategies program with Dr. Darin Ingles.
She has over 20 years of experience in women’s health and has provided gynecological care to thousands of patients. Learning firsthand the need for integrative, individualized, and compassionate care after struggling to get a Lyme disease diagnosis, her focus shifted toward working with those individuals who need more guidance and resources to pursue their own wellness.
She recognizes there is no better support than from someone who also struggled to achieve their own health goals. When not interviewing experts on her Living with Lyme podcast, Cindy loves to cook and have her family with her. She enjoys watching the sunset on the beach with a glass of wine, her husband Joe, and their dog Reese.