Announcements

Into Me See: A Meditation Workshop for Couples

Back by popular demand! This is a repeat of the workshp given in Febuary but we welcome returning couples who want to refresh thier skills! Do you want to deepen your intimacy as a couple? Are you new to meditation and want to learn mindfulness practices together? Jen Lubas, NCC, LPC, RYT and Suzanne Fisher, LCSW, RYT, along with their partners, will share their journeys into developing a partner meditation practice and how to create your own. Couples will learn meditation strategies, mindfulness and breath-work practices designed to improve intimacy, communication and a deeper connection. Meditation and connection to others is linked to improved health mentally, physically and emotionally. Beginners and seasoned meditators are all welcome. All couples are welcome. Join us as we begin this journey together!

Register today at www.oceanearthwindfire.com or directly with Jen or Suzanne. Space is limited. Investment is $90 per couple if pre-registering by September 15th or $100 per couple at the door. Returning couples contact Jen or Suzanne for a discounted rate.

Contact Jen: 610.223.0188 or Suzanne: 484.678.2104 compassionate.presence.lpc@gmail.com with any questions or if funds are an issue.

Jen and Suzanne are both mental health clinicians and registered yoga teachers who are passionate about the mind-body-spirit connection. Jen Lubas is in private practice is works with individuals struggling with co-dependency and using meditation to deepen connection to self. Suzanne Fisher works with couples and individuals to help them understand dis-ease in thier relationships and educates clients on the mind-body connection.

Harvest Dancing, A Chesapeake Retreat Celebration of Abundance

Join us on the Elk River to celebrate the Autumnal Equinox and harvest the abundance of the seeds we have been planting in our lives! This is the second seasonal installment of blissful yoga retreats divinely created on the Chesapeake at Old Field Point in Elkton, MD.

If you joined us in June for the Solstice, you KNOW how impactful, inspiring, lush and nourishing this retreat will be and this is a fantastic culminating immersion for you! If you haven’t retreated with us before…don’t delay! This is your time and all is ripe and ready for harvest of soul, heart, health and goodness!

Join Ocean Earth Wind Fire, Virginia McKinnie and Blue Egg Nourishment for a lush & luxurious respite on the river. 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 bringing dreams to life and harvesting what is ripe. 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 dance.

These are the nine muses! What inspires you? What have you asked and prayed and worked and envisioned during this fiery summer in wild roaring LEO (or throughout your life)? Let’s reap what we have sown while the picking is good and manifest abundance in our life now. Let’s map our desires and set a course correction for deep, deep grounding of what we want most to consume, connect to and BE.

Of course, this dance will involve sweat — we’ll do asana.
This dance will involve deep listening — we’ll meditate.
This dance will involve creating — we’ll DANCE!, paint, and write, and more.
This dance will involve letting go of our egos long enough to bring home the unstruck, Anahata (heart) of ourselves.

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 Bald Eagles and a sky full of stars. This is a life-changing kind of retreat. Plush and potent. Fun and fiery. Natural and so very needed!

This gorgeous, private location is easy to access from our home-base Phoenixville, 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 ten guests. Please understand that these blissful trips are designed to be intimate and joyful…and spaces fill quickly. We are offering this retreat because we couldn’t stop ourselves from doing it AGAIN!!!, but the turnaround is quick and the deadline firm! Check your calendars, your bank accounts, your significant others and then make your deposit here to avoid being left out. Your $250 deposit made NO LATER THAN AUGUST 23 will secure your spot. Formal registration materials with agenda and further details will be sent first-come-first-serve as the deposits arrive. Please contact Susan directly with any questions.

This will be an 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 Equinox celebration is your opportunity to revive and re-energize in the company of yoginis, with the support of the river’s flow and fresh winds. What abundance will you harvest? what dance will your feet lead you to?…

 

9 More Tuesdays at AT AUDUBON…you don’t want to miss this!

Outdoor Yoga at the Audubon Center happens every Tuesday night at 6:30pm in the open air pavilion!  Enjoy the bounty of nature while you practice to birdsong and summer breezes!  $16 per person and the season runs through the end of September!  This class is rain or shine (and the rainy nights are awesome!)

…at the John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove

We Have a NEW Massage Therapist! Meet Mary Edmonds:)

Welcome Our New Massage Therapist!
First time clients $60/hour; $90/90 min
Regular rates apply thereafter $80/hr; $110/90 min
Packages available at reduced rate.
Mary Edmonds, ThM, LMT
Professional Member AMTA

Mary is a Licensed Massage Therapist trained in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Lymph Drainage and Reflexology. A graduate of the Academy of Massage Therapy and Bodyworks in Pottstown, she also holds an MA in Theology and Certification in Transpersonal Psychology. As a Pastoral Counselor and Social Therapist for 19 years, she has accompanied many through physical pain and emotional trauma through active witnessing and authentic listening. Her massage sessions can be a silent haven created to induce deep relaxation and centering of the body, mind and soul.  Yet, she also enjoys working on athletes for a more intense session of deep bodywork and breathing exercises to help heal and rejuvenate.

 

New Moon Dreamwork Circle Every Month…next up Wed, Aug 23@ 8pm

Join Megan for a New Moon Dreamwork Circle, every month on the Wednesday closest to the new moon! In this circle we will delve deep into dreamspeak, the unique language of your dreams, and the messages your dreams are trying to gift you. In addition to group discussion, we may use guided mediation, oracle cards, tarot cards, ritual, or reenactment to get closer to the dreams. After dreamwork has finished, we will make moon wishes for the upcoming lunar cycle.

All are welcome to join, as we are not alone as we sometimes fool ourselves into believing, but instead are ALL ONE. To prepare, bring at least one dream that you are interested in discussing. Suggested donation is $15.

All of life goes through cycles. While full moons are a time of high manifestation and activity, new moons are a time of introspection, stillness, and intention setting. A new moon is the space between breaths, the momentary void between death and rebith. The light has fully receded into darkness, and the sky has an emptiness where the moon used to be. During the time of the moon’s retreat, we too have the opportunity channel into ourselves to let go of stale energy and prepare for the new cycle. As Demetra George puts it, “the point between destruction and creation, where a matter becomes energy, is called transformation.”

By incorporating dreamwork into new moon rituals, we can begin identifying the patterns of our subconscious, such as our unconscious beliefs, fears, aspirations, desires, and even our shadows. Once we understand the language of our our dreams, we can absorb the messages they offer us, allowing us to integrate disparate parts of ourselves and come into a more comprehensive self-awareness.

Prenatal Yoga Is Back-OPEN to Drop-Ins:)

Prenatal Yoga Series! Mondays @ 7:15pm, July 10 thru the end of August!

This 8-week series will meet every Monday at 7:15PM and is taught by Cassidy Carre (RYT 200 certified and advocate for maternal self care).

Pregnancy is an exciting and emotional time as wild growth happens inside us.
It’s imperative to nurture ourselves and cultivate the tools that will help relax and strengthen our bodies and alleviate anxieties during pregnancy and prepare the body for labor.

To assist with this time of change, we designed a class series dedicated to the expecting mama that includes safe yoga postures for pregnancy (including hip opening and pelvic floor strengthening postures), breathing techniques, connecting with baby, and meditation all in a supportive and cozy environment.

Meet other pregnant woman to share each other’s company, advice, concerns, and excitement within our safe space. This class is for all mamas, all trimesters, and preconception and Postpartum are welcome too! Pre-registration is required:http://oceanearthwindfire.com/registration Please email wildheartcollective@gmail.com to reserve your spot! $90 for 6 classes plus online support group❤️ email us with any questions or concerns.


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Soak in some water lovin’ sloshing out from the Ocean Workshop last Saturday…

AND…get all the goods on the Earth Workshop this coming Sunday, August 14 at 10:45am. You must register to attend. This workshop pre-empts our regular Sunday morning yoga class…but that returns on Aug 21 and 28…