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The Dosha Yoga Classes: Flame, Fruition and Fullness, w/Master Teacher, Virginia McKinnie

~The Dosha Yoga Classes, 
A September Series with Master Teacher, Virginia McKinnie
September 5, 12 & 19, Thursdays at 6:30pm  BRAND SPANKIN’ NEW! 
Flame, Fruition, and Fullness:  
Practicing the Practice that Fits your Dosha
What if:
~There’s a style of asana that matches your body type and emotional make up perfectly.
~You can change your mood, your motivations, and your entire practice by understanding what sort of yoga your body craves.
~The food you eat and the way you breathe can shift the way you feel and think and settle into your body.
Feeling sluggish? You gotta burn through it without burning it down!
Feeling spacey? You gotta pull yourself together and get down!
Feeling edgey and burned out? You gotta slow down and cool down!
Let’s explore the heat that reves you up, the way you get settled and grounded, and the breath and the expansiveness that nourishes you and lifts you up. Finding different postures, or finding different ways of doing the same posture, or changing the pace at which you practice could be the key to shifting your practice into the perfect fit for you. Join me and let’s explore why some yoga styles feel better than others. And you know what? We will play with water, earth, air and fire because that’s just who we are.
Join me for three Thursday evenings in September…the 5th, 12th, and 19th, at 6:30, in Susan’s Yoga Shala Love Shack, 6:30 until???? Three sessions, three styles of yoga, emphasizing a different dosha each week, including some breath work and some meditations…and maybe a few other surprises.  And let’s find the practice that really works for your Dosha.
(OMG! What’s a “dosha,” you ask? So glad you did, cause we’re gonna explore that notion too.)
Bring your mats and your journals and your curiosity.
It’s most beneficial and a really interesting learning curve to immerse in all three classes & you’ll get a discount to do that!  But if you can only make one or two that’s fine…you’ll be likely to miss the one you REALLY need tho…just sayin’ 😉 Single classes are $40.  Take all 3 for $100.
See you in September!
PS  Susan is totally taking these…wouldn’t miss it for the world!

October Day Retreat is ON the Calendar…10/20, loves…

O Is For October Day Retreat at Bethel Road

Sunday, October 20 9:30am-4:30pm

Our first day retreat at Bethel Road was pure perfection and we can’t wait to do it again…so we are NOT waiting!

Please join us in October…it is time for coming home and winding down…rest in cozy rooms and warm company, thrill to crisp vistas and cool breezes, move to the steady beat of Autumnal rhythms and prepare for winter creeping in.

The day’s agenda includes yoga, meditation, circle, ceremony, personal questing, community sharing, feasts, hikes, naps, arts & crafts, exploring & happy hour!

When seekers and true believers come together for a day of respite, rest and renewal there is no telling what goodness and Grace will erupt!

Your ticket to this beautiful adventure is an all-inclusive $160…the most well-spent contribution to your health, your revivification and your joy!

Just ask the women who sunk in deep and rose up wild during our inaugural voyage yesterday:

“the best…getting down to the primordial bones”

“amaaaaazing, magical, crafty day! Thanks again for your generosity and guidance!”

“it was absolutely perfect. I really enjoyed the day. Would definitely do it again.”

“today was magic…ceremony, yoga, art, nature, community of women, and animal spirit stuff…and an ah-maze-ing lunch…wow, I felt held today!”

Save your spot quick…I’m only taking six gorgeous guests for this epic opportunity to settle into and savor sweet solace!

Willing To Shine…our Retreat on the Elk River…September 26-29…3 Nights OR 1!

 

And so, she shed her doubts, her apathy and her fear like so many pieces of clothing and stepped forth, willing to face her sorrows and love herself through any challenge, into the light of a new day.

Come study, strengthen, frolic and feast in celebration of your own soul-fire on retreat to the Chesapeake!

THE WHOLE ENCHILADA (as it were)
September 26-29, 2019
$795 (the registration deadline is September 14)

THE ONE-NIGHT Sisterhood CELEBRATION
September 28-29, 2019
$265  (the registration deadline is September 14)

Discover Manipura, the Golden City of Gems…bask in Light and Fire, held by Mother Earth, brought to balance by Water and Air…it’s elemental. Ply the tightrope walk between the third chakra homelands of willing and willing…your willingness to surrender, let go, flow and keep on in trust AND your active agency of moving from the seat of will, making manifest bright change by willing it so!

Embody. Rest. Revel. Exude. Create. Be.

Your bliss will only grow where the river shines soft with heat and mud. And eagles drift and hunt for bass. And there’s a family of foxes and a dragon guards the labyrinth. Behold gardens galore with herbs for healing and seasoning, poultices and blossoms’ tincture, tender rocket and hot burst of tomatoes, sweet peas and gritty carrots to dig yourself. And wide wild places of friendship sweat and delight. Be welcome and sleep here. Sing and learn. Come.

The location is pure peace. The trappings are fine- feathered FIVE star. The food is fresh/local/nutrient-dense divine. The yoga is deep and expansive, a dance of somatics, senses and sweetness.. The teachings create the sacred space for natural magic to reign supreme. From first gathering to departure, you’ll be held in the beauty and care needed to let your intuition be heard and to allow your soul to sing.

We’ll practice yoga in the tree-top studio overlooking the Elk River twice each day, dive in the waters at the beach, observe ceremony & ritual & fire circles under the careful watch of eagles and osprey and a sky full of stars. Call in all you’ve dreamed of from the dock jutting out from shore. This is a life-changing kind of retreat. Plush and potent. Fun and fiery. Natural and so very needed!

This gorgeous, private location at Old Field Point in Elkton, MD is easy to access from our home-base in Spring City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, DC and surrounding areas. Think wide vistas from the deck, food/herb/flower/fairy gardens to wander, a sacred labyrinth to walk. Fabulous, laughter-wild spaces and endless tucked away silent spots. A porch swing. A hot tub. Driftwood. Barges slowly plying the river. A tiki bar. Sumptuous linens. Sunrise.

The formal retreat, will include yoga with Virginia and Susan, bodywork, thematic programming each day, time for beach meandering and garden walks and nutrient-dense meals prepared by our own in-house chef, Tamara Sheen.

If you haven’t already, it’s time to meet Virginia! This Master teacher is a wondrous Mama-Bear and lifetime friend. She keeps it simple and real: “Yoga and breath and writing and herbs and lots of open space to feel the Earth. That’s what I’ve been focusing on all my life in some form or another. And I want to share what I’ve learned. As far as letters go: RYT 200 and 500, Yin Yoga Teacher, Chakra Teacher, Poet, Space Holder, Spirit Guide, Wise Woman and lover of wet earth, warm winds, dashing water and brilliant fire. Come share my passions and claim your own joy.”

Tamara Sheen is a brilliant cook and she’s booting Virginia right out of her gourmet kitchen. Tamara’s kitchen component is utterly pleasing and profound…I will NEVER lead a retreat without her again! She has this to say about yoga, retreating and food: “In a world where our food comes from thousands of miles away and is part of an Industry, is produced in factories and bares little or no resemblance to what our forebearers would recognize as food…here comes REAL FOOD! Feast on eggs from pastured hens, meat raised on grasses and vegetables grown in chemical free soil. Everything unsprayed and in Season, Food as Nature intended it! Nutrient dense bone broths, fermented and pickled foods, kombucha, fresh Fish , fresh berries, wild foraged food and golden milk…all this will bring your body, your soul and your spirit into balance. Then Yoga will truly be your life.”

The full cost of the retreat, room, programming and meals is $795 per person. We will be accommodating a total of eleven guests. Please understand that these blissful trips are designed to be intimate and joyful…and spaces fill quickly. Your $250 deposit will secure your spot. Formal registration materials with agenda and further details will be sent first-come-first-serve as the deposits arrive. Payment plans for balances are available by request. Please contact Susan directly with any questions.

This will be a transforming experience you won’t forget. It is my deep privilege to introduce you to this magic place and it’s powers of healing and vibrancy, as well as to my co-conspirators Tamara and Virginia. Please join us for a teaching trifecta of poetic living, vital nourishment & sacred movement! This celebration is your opportunity to revive and re-energize in the company of yoginis, with the support of the river’s flow, fresh winds and that epic sunrise each morning. Join us in the Golden City of Gems…

Our retreat is also OPEN for ONE-NIGHT-GUESTS!
Sunstone & Sisterhood Celebration takes all of the goodness of the full retreat and creates a small treasure of bliss that’s both potent and convenient.

Arrive on Saturday afternoon in time for happy hour, dine at a sumptuous feast prepared by our cook, Tamara, circle for ceremony to cast a Flaming Fairie Spell and dive into the renewing waters of Mama River (weather permitting, but naked of course!) to dance in abandon with the elements you are made of.

Bliss!

The cost of this convenient and POWERFUL opportunity for sisterhood, self-care, renewal and reverie is $212 during the early-eagle/osprey registration available until Aug 5. This incredibly low price includes: Happy hour, dinner feast, guided ceremony, firepit, swimming, luxury, shared overnight accommodation in the stunning lodge or cozy guest cottage, morning yoga and a bountiful brunch! What??!!

Spaces are limited and will fill on a first come basis! Please book directly on the website with easy pay buttons. After early bird registration ends on Aug 5, the full cost will be $265, available through Sept 14 deadline.

Easy Peasy to Get to Bethel Road!

The new location of ocean earth wind fire…& all yoga classes, bodywork sessions, workshops and day retreats:

203 Bethel Rd, Spring City, PA 19475

Some GPSs are leading peeps astray! I’m NOT on Bethel CHURCH Road…I AM on Bethel Road which runs between Pughtown Road and 23; so whether you’re traveling west from Phoenixville on Pughtown or 23 or traveling east from Rt 100 on Pughtown or 23, you will turn onto Bethel Road and look for 203 which is marked on the mailbox. It’s VERY straightforward and fast and there is parking on both sides of the house for your convenience. Just be aware that you might not be able to trust your GPS.

Parking is to the right of the house in my driveway and to the left of the house by the barn.  If you park near the barn, please angle your car in towards the house, leaving plenty of room for the barn access to be used by tractors & trucks if necessary!

Outdoor Yoga on Tuesday Nights Is Epic…9 classes left this season!

Roll out to 203 Bethel Road, Spring City, PA 19475 and take a deep, sighing breath…because you are about to be hit by a huge whopping dose of Grace and beauty!

This is the view, peeking out of our new yoga shala, across the fields, towards the sunset…and Devin! Holy WOW, our community has been blessed with some sacred ground on which to open our hearts, clear our minds and move our bodies!

This season, because we are on HOME turf, we can linger after class for fire tending, star gazing and bevvies from the cooler!

There are 18 Tuesdays in our extended season this year…a later start, but longer lasting! We will have class from June 4- October 8 (no class July 16)!

As always, I’ll have mats to borrow to put under your mat, but expect the same smooth floor, natural beauty, birdsong, sunsets, stunning storms and rainbows that we always enjoy in summer season!!!

Ample parking is on both sides of the house and I’ll mark the designated areas with chalkboards for clarity!

This year, your ocean earth wind fire class card is good for Tuesday nights, so there are 2 easy ways to pay:

Yoga Class Card: $150 for 10 classes!  Drop In Anytime: $18

I’m so excited to share this fantastic slice of heaven with you! Make sure your people know you’re BUSY on Tuesday nights this summer! Bring friends and lovers! We gonna ROCK this LOVE SHACK!

Freya-Moon Women’s Circle…August Circle is 8/16…only 2 spots left!, Aug-Dec OPEN for registration!

Freya-Moon Women’s Circle
One Friday/month…7-9pm
3/22, 4/18, 5/17, 6/14, 7/12, 8/16, 9/13, 10/11, 11/15 & 12/13!
Freya is a Nordic Earth Goddess of fertility, celebration and passion, and no wonder, then, that the day of the week Friday was named in her honor!

Freya’s message to all who are preparing to awaken is this: “Don’t play it safe right now. Instead, take bold action in the direction of your true heart’s desire. Success comes not from timidity but from committing yourself fully to realizing your dream. Hold the clear intention of success and it shall come about. Enjoy the excitement of taking risks, of being bold, and of being daring. And be sure to celebrate…”

I say we roll with that, and invite the moon too and all of our sisters and mothers and women we love to sit with us in circle and sharing and celebration! Freya-Moon Circle is held one Friday evening every month (the Friday closest to the full moon)…each month will bring a new tale to tell. $20/Goddess must be pre-paid…only 11 spaces per month, so register early to hold your seat.  You can pre-purchase a membership/Goddess-ship to attend all ten circles for the discounted price of $150 or six circles for $90.  Even if you miss a couple, you’ll still save and be investing in a commitment to serve your soul.  (Also, it dawned on me to list out the dates on pay buttons, so check your calendar and purchase ahead so you don’t miss out!)

 

New Whole Living Therapy with Susan!

SPEEDY RECOVERY
Let’s get to the heart of the matter and bring you back to life FAST! Purchase and book three consecutive weekly 45-minute sessions at a discounted rate to really kick-start your return to balance and glee. It’s a no holds barred kind of badassery that is worthy of your commitment, focus and devotion. Three sessions are $266. Why are you waiting to put this strain and trouble in the past? Let’s fast-forward together!  Email Susan directly to book.  Spring has sprung!

Blue Eggs & Yoga, Custom Retreats w/Tamara & Susan

The Big Picture: Blue Eggs & Yoga
Did you know that Tamara & I will create a perfect CUSTOM RETREAT for your special occasion? Think Domestic Luxury Locations…Martha’s Vineyard ~ Chesapeake Bay ~ Berkshires ~ & Beyond! Reserve your sacred space or ours for our expert facilitation of
yoga ~ bodywork ~ ritual ~ ceremony ~ adventures ~ exploration ~ nature ~ fun
You and your family, your friends and loved ones will revel & relax in connection & care! Retreats include all meals: whole, fresh & nutrient-dense feasting for optimal gut biome health to your specifications. 1, 2, 3 & 7 night resets are available for your rejuvenation. Wouldn’t you love a personal chef, yoga teacher and massage therapist at your beck and call? The “full monty” pricing begins at $220 per person, but each aspect of your getaway will be tailored to your needs. Birthday, bachelorette, just for fun…simply contact Susan to get the ball rolling. A lead time of two or more months is suggested.

“we hold the whole of life,sweet grapes and bitter,healing herbs -we hold until we overflow and offer back the gifts that we’ve received”

The Sanctuary Practices: One-to-One

New this year in the expedition towards wellness and wholeness, I initiate…

 

The Sanctuary Practices: Your Personal Freedom…a one-to-one reintegration-solution designed specifically and only for you. Bring me your sports injury, your headaches, your carpel tunnel! Come bare the bones of your anxiety, your stuckness and lethargy. We will concoct the remedy through hands-on manipulation, crystal healing, yoga nidra, oracles, herbs, artistry and togetherness. Personal home practices, sadhana, book study and meditation may be prescribed as home-work. Sessions may be scheduled in one-hour or half-hour sessions. Sometimes one little spark can become the catalyst to arriving home to your holy self and your birthright freedom.
Any and all therapy sessions may be scheduled by contacting me directly by email at susanmaddencox@gmail.com.
Convenient pay buttons and discounted packages are available on the website.