Pheo Rose Martin, PhD
Pheo Rose Martin,PhD, is Director of the Replenish Vitality Institute. Her work develops and promotes Integrative Wellness and Integrative Personal Development. She has developed innovative and comprehensive programs, taught courses, given numerous retreats and workshops. She blends eastern and western spiritual teachings with rigorous study of anatomy, biomechanics/kinesiology, developmental and cognitive psychology, and comparative spirituality/mysticism.
Dr Martin received a PhD in Curriculum Development and Teacher Education from Stanford University, that includes a minor in Kinesiology, and graduate study in anatomy and physiology. Her dissertation contributed a re-conceptualization of educational theory based on an integrated definition of human nature. Using Yoga, Zen, and Ken-do, she presented what integrative education must include.
In her recent book, The Age of Life: 21st Century Vision, she presents the precedents in the Healthcare system that point to increasing emphasis on Wellness, and Personal Integrative Healthcare (individuals take a proactive and integrative approach to their health and work with interdisciplinary healthcare teams).
Drawing from the Eastern spiritual paths, Dr Martin has become a Pranayama (breathing) and Hatha Yoga master, as well as a Tai Chi Master.
Her creative output as Pheo Rose include her composed/performed/edited music under the Mystic Rose Music Label. Through these well received music recordings, she created ‘Musido,’ the first music based integrative program that blends music, breathing, meditation and contemplation. This program allows those with physical disabilities to have the fullness of an integrative personal development. She has also put her kinesiologically based Tai Chi forms to many of her musical pieces to augment the benefits of Tai Chi as a movement meditation. Pheo Rose also has a substantial collection of poetry and parables. Her photography is often under the name “Ann Martin,” which honors the artistry of her mother.
Decades of programs, courses, workshops, retreats, writings, and multimedia presentations have been developed to promote and develop holistic self-care and integrative personal development.
More about Pheo Rose Martin
Pheo Rose – The Musician
Pheo Rose produces music under the Mystic Rose Music Label. Pheo’s music composing and improvising began as a child. During much of her journey to self-integration music poured forth which she now shares with others. The music was not composed on page and then played; but rather, poured out of her fingers so to speak, and probably will be difficult to put into the mathematical based musical scores (Two extremely gifted composers gave up). This gives a uniqueness and freedom of expression which was of higher value to her.
Her 4 music CD series, Entering Oneness, “Soul Bridge,” “Soul Pulses,” “Soul Yoga,” and “inner Universe” is music to enjoy, and also a progressive meditation for accessing the greater Self/deeper mind/spirit. The listener needs headphones to focus on the 180 degrees of stereo. Melodies change from one instrument to another, and right, left, and center music instruments change. The goal is to focus into all three. This music is used in the Breathe program, as well as the Land of Being program.
For those suffering, grieving, and seeking inner healing, Pheo produced You are Not Alone , a 4 music cd series. “Giving Life,” is to revitalize. “Compassions Caress” is filled with music that soothes. “Soft Light” is for the times when the suffering becomes overwhelming. “Emerging Through the Darkness.” also know as “Emerging through the Darkness,” “Peace Bringer, Lullabys for All Ages” helps with relaxing into sleep which can be challenging at times. This music is relaxing, soothing, and can be used as a musical presence to alleviate some of the pain, and help in the healing/restoring process. This music is used in all the Replenish Vitality Programs. This music has been used in hospitals, hospices, treatment centers, and bereavement programs.
Her Healing Earth Life music CD is a musical progression of prayer/energy vibrations for healing all life on earth.
Pheo Rose – Poet/Writer of wisdom and Parables
The journey to self-integration is exquisitely powerful. Pheo has recorded much her own journey, and what she gained through it, through poetry and parables, which can be found on this site.
Pheo Rose – Photographer
Pheo has brought forth what her contemplative eye sees through the lens of a camera. She gives the expression “Insight is seeing the ordinary in a new way” meaning through her photography. Daughter of an artist, she has said that she has to capture the image in the moment seen, rather than using the layers of oil to bring about the image. She does have her own form of artistic patience. When photographing the ruins of the Gardens of Babylon, she was asked by the person standing behind her, watching the Zen-like lineup of the shot, “Are you waiting for them to grow before you snap that?” Her response was “I was waiting for the camera and the gardens to take the shot.” Her photography has been used for her cd covers, and in her books. Her photos are used throughout the website, and eventually will have their own section for viewing.
Pheo Rose Martin– Scholar
The journey to self-integration and is greatly enhanced by study of the writings of those who have written about their own journey. Pheo’s study began as a senior in high school reading cognitive and developmental psychology. Her commitment to a thorough foundation of knowledge led to an undergraduate degree, a graduate degree, a PhD, and years of study that still continues. Her library is a comprehensive collection of eastern/western wisdom and mystical traditions; as well as fields of knowledge pertaining to the body, mind, and greater Self/deeper mind/spirit.