• Heal Your Mind & Body at Dewa Spa

  • Study with World-Class Teachers

  • Practice in One of Our Unique Venues

  • Expand Your Awareness with Meditation

  • Go Hiking in the Catskill Mountains

  • Enjoy Delicious Nourishing Farm-to-Table Cuisine

  • Menla is a Project of Tibet House US,

    the Dalai Lama’s Cultural Center in NYC

Jade Shutes

With over 32 years in the field of aromatherapy and holistic health, Jade is bringing her knowledge and experience through her own personal journey with trauma, both acute and complex, to the forefront of her work. Over the past seven years, Jade has studied Polyvagal Theory at the Polyvagal Institute, Jungian Somatics with Jane Clapp, Herbs and Somatic Practices for Stress, Trauma and Resilience with Larken Bunce, and Integrative Somatic Trauma Therapy at the Embody Lab including Polyvagal Theory and Pathways to Connection with Deb Dana.

She has completed & Embodying Nature: “Exploring the 5 Elements Inside” and “Intersections with Somatic Experiencing: Promoting Post-Traumatic Growth Using SE and Hakomi” with Somatic Experiencing International.

Jade has studied with the BlueKnot Foundation in Australia and holds a certificate in ‘Foundations for Building Trauma Awareness’ and ‘Introduction to Energy Psychology for Working with Trauma and Complex Trauma’ from BlueKnot. She also holds a certificate for ‘Trauma-Informed Herbalism in Clinical Practice’ from the American Herbalist Guild and ‘Healing Trauma’ with Dr. Peter Levine through the Embody Lab.

She is currently studying “Transforming The Elements: Supporting the Mental & Emotional with Essential Oils” with Tiffany Carole.

Throughout her studies, Jade has been most interested in the intersection between trauma, aromatics, and somatics.

This retreat is the result of her own journey with both acute and complex trauma, its far-reaching impact on the body/mind/psyche, and the power of aromatics, our sense of smell, and somatics & embodiment practices in supporting healing and building resiliency.


375 Pantherkill Road, P.O. Box 70 Phoenicia, NY 12464