Stele Ely : Eco Warrior, Musician, Artist, Body Worker


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Hello Friends and Visitors,

Services I offer include XOEarth eco shows, massage therapy, music lessons and music therapy.

Stele Ely
it's me, Stele Ely

I hope you'll peruse my services via the links and below, and then call to talk about these journeys for your body, mind and spirit.

The fun eco show I do as XOEarth Man is great for schools, events, weddings and parties. These shows can include custom songs and an environmental awards ceremony.

I do a fair bit of website and graphic design work, so if you have a sustainability related project, give me a call.

As a massage therapist I focus on my clients' personal growth, physical health and life empowerment.

When I am a music teacher, I help peeps find ways to make music that is fun and that makes the world a better place.

I offer simple outdoor yoga and outdoor personal training and on local trails and in parks that is ultra fun too.

I do some local eco handyman work too.

To get a discount on any of my services, post an environmental action that you have taken for planet Earth on your Facebook timeline, and tag it with @XOEarth.

Here's my little bio.

For all the life, Stele Ely
72O.34O.8O8O
Boulder, CO 80305
stele(et)xoearth(dat)org
facebook.com/stele.ely


      GreenDreamz ~ XOEarth School with Guitar, Songwriting,
            Voice, Ukulele & Keyboard Lessons

My GreenDreamz music lessons help youngsters, grownups, musicians and non-musicians to explore, create and record music that will help make our planet a better place for humankind and other critters.

I offer tutoring, classes, workshops and shows to help lovers of the Earth develop their inner eco music potential via songwriting, instrument instruction (including guitar, keyboard and fiddle), voice and performance coaching.

Those who want to learn the guitar or piano will be able to play a cool song after one or two lessons.

For beginning guitar students, even soft fingers can have painless fun with a method that has been used by Joni Mitchel, George Harrison, Richie Havens and other great musicians.

We will make some time to study a little music theory and poetics so you can write your own songs. If you would like, I will help you write or co-write a song for someone, for a special celebration, to help make our world a better place, and/or for your personal goals.

I can help you perform and record a song that you write. We'll to lay down your or our tracks and turn them into an MP3, CD and maybe even a video.

If we compose a song you like, we can dedicate it to someone as a gift, and can add their name to the copyright certificate to give to them along with an MP3 and CD.

Then we can upload your song to your or my music website for your friends and the world to hear.

So explore your musical side for fun, for love, for the planet and/or for your own growth.

My guided GreenDreamz songwriting and music lessons are a great addition to before and after school programs K-12. College classes in music, writing, environment and science can benefit from my guided songwriting as well. Weekly classes work well. Each GreenDreamz student gets a chance to write and perform their own songs, or sing and play instruments with others on a song.

I can create an educational show for specific academic material if the instructor or program director gives me a few days of lead-time.

I also perform eco music shows for all ages that are focused on various nature or environmental subjects. For little and big kids, I sing nature stories using various nature picture books while singing and playing the guitar. I add voice created sound effects and invite the audience to participate as characters in the stories.

For more about my music lessons and performances, and for other teachers that I can refer you to, see GreenDreamz ~ XOEarth School.

Some of my songs can be heard at XOEarth.org/Environmental-Songs/.




      Body~Mind~Works
                      Massage Therapy

Therapeutic massage and music therapy have all been part of my life since for years.

In addition to doing massage, I do a lot of environmental and climate change education. Therefore, my current schedule is quite full. I am rarely accepting new clients for now.

As a massage therapist, my goal is to help clients to synergize their life forces to achieve their physical, personal, professional and ecological goals. In all cases, these massages are intended to provide a space for the client's meditative exploration.

Massage modalities I offer include Neuromuscular Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Meditative Massage, Range of Motion Massage, Reflexology, Trigger Point Massage, Prenatal Massage, Thai Massage, Hydrotherapy Massage, and Swedish Massage.

Massages are available via house calls, my office, and chair massage in business offices. My massage tables are heated if needed. Beautiful meditative music accompanies massages.

My work experience includes several years at the 5 star Aspen Club Spa and Sports Medicine Institute in Aspen. As a member of Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals, I have pledged and abided by the ABMP code of professional ethics.

If the client would like, the massage can include psychological and meta-physical journeying - such as custom music, poetry, totem, and earth connection work. These journeys can be recorded for the client's use.

With any of these modalities, it is my intention to enable clients to synergize their life forces to achieve their physical, personal, professional and/or eco goals.

After over a decade and a half of massage therapy, I am still very honored to help people attain an empowering balance between body, mind, spirit, humankind and our planet.

Testimonial by Nate, "Every time I see Stele, it seems like he's learned something new. Great pressure, feedback method by wiggling your thumbs or fingers. Just an overall great experience!

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Here is my massage pledge:
As A Member Of Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals, I, Stele Ely, Hereby Pledge To Abide By The ABMP Code Of Professional Ethics.
= I shall endeavor to serve the best interests of my clients at all times and to provide the highest quality service possible.
= I shall maintain clear and honest communications with my clients and shall keep client communications confidential.
= I shall acknowledge the limitations of my skills and, when necessary, refer clients to the appropriate qualified health care professional.
= I shall practice honesty in advertising, promote my services ethically and in good taste, and practice and/or advertise only those techniques for which I have received adequate training and/or certification. I shall not make false claims regarding the potential benefits of the techniques rendered.

My ABMP page is at bodymindworks.massagetherapy.com.




      Body~Mind~Works
                      Music Therapy

My intuitive, spontaneous and fun song and poetry journeying is based on a client's personal, professional, spiritual or ecological goals.

The first step is identifying the goal(s) that the client has for the music therapy session - such as helping achieve a specific personal goal.

The next step is usually the creation of positive statements and psychological tools that the client can use to attain their personal goal(s). The client and I work together to create these tools.

With these tools and statements in mind, the client and I create the lyrics for their song(s). This co-writing process may be structured or intuitive, depending on what works best for the client.

Once the song lyrics and melody have been created, the music is then sung live by me or played from a recording for the client during their music therapy session or meditation. The recorded song may be a duet by myself and the client, or a solo by either the client or myself.

These sessions are recorded for the client's later use, to share with others and/or to help our planet, when applicable.

In many sessions, the client and I work together to create a poetic statement and psychological affirmation that will empower the client in the attainment of their goals while also benefiting our planet Earth.

The client and I will play with the affirmations by reciting, singing or chanting the poetry and lyrics. The recorded affirmations may be done as a duet, or a solo by either the client or myself.

The sessions can be accompanied by me playing the guitar or keyboard or other instruments.

If we decide that the recording and/or the re-recorded version could benefit others and/or our planet, it may be added to XOEarth.org, YouTube and/or ReverbNation.

These music, poetry and/or ecological journeys can be integrated into a massage session if a client would like. If the spontaneous recorded song or poetry session sounds good, the client and I will decide whether or not to release the recording to XOEarth.org, YouTube and/or ReverbNation.

My studies in Ericksonian psychology and ecopsychology helps guide this work.




                        Outdoor Yoga
    & Outdoor Personal Training

My client's personalized outdoor training sessions [usually in the Flatirons] are designed to maximize upper, lower and core body training or post rehabilitation goals.

In addition to doing massage, I do a lot of environmental and climate change education. Therefore, my current schedule is quite full. I am rarely accepting new clients for now.

My simple yoga coaching and yoga partner work is good for those looking for a little variety in their workouts and practice. Easy, safe and meditative asanas.

In training, I use various rubber stretch bands [the ones used by physical therapists], sticks, rocks, and natural features in nature to create a fully balanced workout session.

My personalized outdoor training sessions [usually in the Flatirons] are designed to maximize upper and lower body training, or to achieve post rehabilitation goals. I use various rubber stretch bands [the ones used by physical therapists], sticks, rocks, and natural features in nature to create a fully balanced workout session. I often weave some rad ecology and biology facts into these awesome workouts.




      Eureka Website Design
            Eureka Graphic Design

XOEarth VOX logo / earth voices and creatives unite
Taking a public and united stand for the biosphere is a crucial aspect of protecting it. So let's get 1 million eco citizens to put on the XO or XOe by 2012 -- kiss green, hug blue!



The EarthE Honors mission is to manifest a world that honors people for helping the planet, and stops rewarding those who hurt it.
Aston-Patterning / A comprehensive system-oriented approach to neuromuscular issues

Logos and Graphics ::
I love designing logos and trademarks for sustainability oriented orgs and projects. One part of me says I should not charge for designing eco logos or graphics -- because it is such a thrilling journey. But, another part of me says 20 an hour -- this week anyway.

Websites ::
If you need a website for your sustainability oriented org, give me a call. I can help you maintain your site and can teach you how to update it yourself if you want to.

Examples of my work for others include XOEarth.org, VidaVerde.info,
DaveWeilMassage.com and Luke Addington Therapist.

PR ::
I do some PR for environmental organizations through my XOEarth Public Relations ~ xoepr project. If you are interested, check out my XOEarth Public Relations page that summarizes some of the strategies I have learned and developed.




                                Bio

I grew up in Colorado. As a child, I liked using my magnifying glass to find and look at insects, other small creatures and plants. I tried to figure out what those little critters were up to and tried to imagine what they were thinking.

Even though I loved the big stuff in nature too, I especially loved to look at the way all the plants and animals lived together in small and medium sized places.

Even when we were playing sports, getting crazy, exploring and traveling, I tried to be nice to the tiny critters, the big critters and the plants.

As I grew up I started falling in love with science. I loved what the science tells us about the simple and complex relationship between the lifeforms. The behavioral sciences, physics and chemistry that applies to the little and big ecosystems has always been fun for me.

My ecologist self is still fascinated daily by the beauty and mystery of those things I can see with a magnifying loupe in the field.

To help protect humans and some of those other life forms in our priceless biosphere, I have tried use music and other media to create more awareness.

My sweet Mom taught me the value of love and acceptance. Her nurturing and trust honored my choices and helped me be brave, dream big and go for it. Thanks to Mom.

Papa turned junk into functional art. His art was woven into the yard and fields to include the trees, flowers and bugs. My inventor and artist self still loves to create useful eco things from discards. Thanks to Dad.

Stele The Nerd
Stele The Nerd

When I was young, my massage therapist Aunt Gladys told me that the sometimes painful muscle treatments that she gave her clients were good for the internal organs, joints and muscles. For years, the foot and hand and body treatments that she showed me with her strong hands made me feel good too.

Aunt Gladys schooled me in the science and art of massage. I studied anatomy, physiology and some pharmacology with her as well. I still use many of the massage techniques and principles she taught me to help people stay healthy.

A big thankyou to my Mom, Dad and all my early mentors that helped me find ways to help people and the planet while having fun at the same time.

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About Stele

Earth Lovers, Write enviro songs, make art and media with me to inspire peeps to join us in taking eco actions that help save our imperiled Earth and slow down the climate change monsters. For love and life, Stele

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