Free Workshops at Spirit Fest!

There are six free 50-minute Workshops to choose from.  You do not need to pre-register, but just show up. All Workshops are in "the Garden Room" at ISD.  Space is Limited.  Scroll down for Details!

10:00 am- 10:50  “Good Day Energy Routine”, IET Instructors Ally Sutton Pyle & Jo Ann Wormuth


11:00 am- 11:50 Sue Miller- “Pendulum work for Fun and Health”


12 noon- 12:50  Arlana Young- “Rejuvenating Workbreak Chair Yoga”


1:00 pm – 1:50  Michelle Howe - Embracing Energetic Sensitivity


2:00 pm – 2:50 Jackie Madden – What is Energy Therapy?


3:00 pm – 3:50 Sue Landon- “Channeling” – Lecture and Demo


10:00 am- 10:50  “Good Day Energy Routine”

IET Instructors

Ally Sutton Pyle

& Jo Ann Wormuth

Start each and every day off in a positive and balancing way with a quick and fun energy routine. It will take you less than ten minutes. Yet the impact on your life will be positive beyond your wildest dreams.


Drawing from several years of experience teaching Pilates (a mind-body exercise practice), participation in Yoga and Qigong classes, and study in energy medicine, I have developed a powerful energy routine. This routine when practiced daily will balance your meridians, get the left and right hemispheres of your brain communicating, ground you to mother earth, enhance your aura, get your lymph moving, and provide you with three layers of protection. This can be practiced at any time of the day (although, I recommend the first thing in the morning) and specific segments can be practiced throughout your day as needed.


This one-hour workshop will give you the tools to transform your life; and yes, receive healing miracles. And the greatest benefit of all…you will raise your vibration and in so doing raise the vibration of mother earth.

BIO:  Jo Ann Wormuth


Jo Ann experienced a dream visitation by Archangel Gabriel while recovering from a life-threatening illness in 2014.  She came to understand that this visitation was her calling by God to use her gifts as a “Lightworker” to help humanity on Earth.  JoAnn began a path to become an Energy Healer by completing Eden Energy Medicine Foundations.   She is now a Reiki Master Level Practitioner and an Integrated Energy Therapy® Master-Instructor.  She is also a Sanctioned Healer with the Oneonta Chapter of the Institute for Spiritual Development. In all her practices and teachings, she strives to impart that true health is a balance of physical, mental and spiritual bodies.
Alexandra Sutton-Pyle:  If you know Ally, you know you are working with one of God's Angels of healing.  While working as an EMT, Ally witnessed the spirit of a young child leave his body following a tragic accident at a parade.  The shock of that experience opened Ally up to a spiritual calling to heal others, and so she began her training.  15 years as an EMT and Nurse, plus training as a Reiki Master AND an Integrated Energy Therapy Master-Instructor developed her profound gifts.  Ally also discovered her abilities to see and feel intuitively, and uses that gift to inform her healing gifts. She is a certified "Fairyologist" through the Doreen Virtue program, and also regularly attends advanced trainings at Lily Dale. She is a sanctioned healer with the Institute for Spiritual Development in Oneonta, NY where she participates in the Sunday "healing chairs" once a month as a volunteer. 

12:00 pm-12:50 pm

Work Break Yoga

Arlana Young

Take a quick break from your work to re-energize your mind and body!  You will learn many easy techniques for stretching and breathing that will help you focus your mental and physical energies to get your tasks accomplished without exhaustion.  These exercises are based on yoga poses and breathing techniques, modified so that they can be done sitting in a chair or standing by a desk and in normal work clothing.  A ten to fifteen minute break can increase your concentration and productivity IF you know how to use the break wisely!


Arlana moved to Oneonta in 2015 after retirement and has taught or is teaching yoga in Oneonta at the Unitarian Universalist church, the Shangri-La Wholistic Practices studio, Hartwick College, SUNY Oneonta, The Plains. Southside Chiropractic, and through the CCAL program.

Arlana has been practicing yoga for more than 20 years and teaching for 4 years.  Her mission is to offer the benefits of a yoga practice to those who thought they could never do it.  She lived in Europe from 1999 to 2015, and began teaching medical yoga in 2014 to American soldiers returning from deployment.  Her chair yoga classes have developed over the years as she continued in her training and witnessed the difference yoga can make for people with mobility challenges. 

Arlana has completed over 300 hours of training in the practice and instruction of yoga.  She has completed the required courses for these certifications: 

Yogafit for Warriors (yoga for people with traumatic injuries)

Yoga for Athletes

200 Hour Instruction Certification

3:00-3:50 pm


Rev. Sue Landon

Channeling is communication between Divine sources and humans.  After a brief description, Rev. Sue Landon -- who is what is called a "conscious channel" -- will do some channeling to provide information and insight for those attending the workshop.

Rev. Landon is the former Pastor and Director of the Institute for Spiritual Development, Washington, D.C. and is currently the Pastor of the Institute's branch in Oneonta. She trained with Rev. James De Biasio, Bryan Christopher, and Tantra Maat in her psychic skills, and has been teaching and practicing for more than 30 years. She is noted for her direct approach, her humor, and her magical skills on the flugelhorn. "The most astounding reading I ever had," John G.


Contact:  [email protected]

11:00 -11:50 am

"Pendulum Work for Fun and Health"

Sue Miller

It's time to tune into ourselves with "Pendulum Work for Fun and Health." Learn to use little, unknown tricks with your pendulum. Pendulums are just not for "yes" and "no" answers, they are a spiritual guidance system that can take you to a state of better health in body and mind.  This is a hands on class. Health charts will be handed out and we will explore how to use them. Pendulums will be available or please feel free to bring your own. Sue will also touch on other ways to use pendulums if time permits.


Susan Murray-Miller is an author and ghost communicator living in Cherry Valley NY.  She is a member of the Northeast Dowsers Assn, the National Dowsers Assn and has been dowsing since 1973. Sue migrated to Cherry Valley over 28 years ago and has been its resident "Ghost Meister" ever since. Author of the widely popular books "Time Between, the Hauntings of Cherry Valley NY" and her newest ghost/murder/mystery novel "Chasing Sarah", she has entertaining insights and answers questions with knowledge and experience. [email protected] on facebook as Susan Murray-Miller and Susan Miller

1:00 pm – 1:50  Michelle Howe - Embracing Energetic Sensitivity

Emotional Empowerment ~ Intuitive Connection ~ Personal Success


Do you struggle with certain people, emotions or anxiety? 

Would you like to feel better and gain deeper understanding of yourself and your life?


Michelle will speak to you today about intuition, energy and the energetic dynamics that impact each of us in very real and subtle ways.  She will help you understand and navigate the reality of energetic sensitivity and the journey of awakening.  In this workshop, Michelle shares unique insights, tools and techniques to strengthen you on a daily basis - that allow you to step into greater levels of confidence, stability and fulfillment into your life. 




Michelle J. Howe is the founder of Empath Evolution.  Michelle is an evolutionary guide, speaker, teacher and healer. Her mission is to awaken your sense of inner connection for expansive living.   Michelle is also a highly skilled and intuitive Empath who was unaware of the intimate way she was connecting with others.  In her late 30s, while navigating through a series of challenges, she discovered the word “Empath” which described her in many ways.  This realization sparked a thirst for knowledge that began her deeper journey to Self.  Michelle is here today to guide others on a similar journey.


Empath Evolution offers individual guidance, healing sessions, development programs and events that allow deeper souls a space for new success in the world. Our mission is to light the way for others to live with wisdom, peace, joy and fulfillment.  Our intention is to empower each person to navigate beyond negativity, trauma, mood swings, anxiety and more – to more fully enjoy their lives at home, at work and in relationships. For more info, visit

2:00 pm – 2:50 Jackie Madden – What is Energy Therapy?

Usui Reiki Master, Jackie Madden will explain and demonstrate energy therapy.  Western science is finally catching up to what ancient cultures have known throughout the ages; how energy affects us and how it may be used to promote balance and harmony on all levels.  You will learn what energy is, some common energy therapies and what they may be used for.  ISD incorporates energy work into much of its’ programming.  You will experience the flow of energy and learn how energy therapy may complement your self-care routine to create, maintain and sustain optimal health and happiness in your life.

 Bio:  I am a Reiki Master/Teacher & Infinite Possibilities Trainer. I offer sessions/classes to adults, children & animals. Gift certificates avail. Changing your thoughts, beliefs, actions help you live the life you want. I offer talks & workshops to groups and individuals to help you to help yourself.
Pre-book with Jackie to assure your spot at the Spirit Fest, or just drop in!
Contact: (607) 437-8276; email:[email protected];
Office:  64 Chestnut St, (Upstairs Parsonage), Oneonta, NY 13820