Announcements

July Is a Month of Changes!

It has been the most amazing first month of classes, clients and celebrations at Bethel Road!
July holds a few changes…so be sure to mark your calendars:

ocean earth wind fire @Bethel Road will be CLOSED July 16-20
during Jacqueline & Brigham’s wedding celebration!
Please send love and kisses to the bride and groom and the groom’s mama!

Classes will be held on Tuesday, July 23 & Wed, July 24 AND Fri & Sat, July 26/27! 
Yes!  All classes are ON during the week of July 22…even while I’m on retreat!  You are going to LOVE Lisa & Rachel, the fantastic teachers covering for me on Friday and Saturday while I’m on the Chesapeake!  So don’t skip yoga…either come down to the river with me, or have a ball on Bethel Road!

Beginning in August, we are smooth sailing until Christmastime! 
I just LOVE welcoming you all to our new sacred space.

August, And Abundantly So…Day Retreat at HOME

August, And Abundantly So
Day Retreats at HOME…August 11, 9:30-4:30pm

Special NOTE:  Your postcard invitation offers you an early-bird discount for registration…only $128 for the full day retreat if you register by THIS Monday July 22…POSTCARD required for this discount! (PS.  I have no idea who is holding a postcard!  Errbody gets the discount if you register by Monday!)

Retreats are far more necessary than extravagant, but not everyone has the time and resources to travel even locally to gather in rest and inspiration…so this August, I am bringing the retreat to you! Join me right here for day long immersions in the curriculum, play & richness that have made our recent travel retreats such a raging success! You’ve heard the raving reviews of the ways in which our retreats are life-changing…come now to find out for yourself.

Commit to offering yourself a deep experience that will take your yoga practice, your self-actuation and your joy higher than ever before. The day-long retreat will be held from 9:30am-4:30pm and will include asana, art, meditation, ceremony and time in nature…plus lunch will be served. Your ticket to adventure is $160 with all materials & your meal included.  We are exploring an optional field dinner so you can stay for sunset at an additional cost!

August 11
Bones And Satisfaction…An Animal Spirit Journey
“And when you get right down to it, the essence is in the bones…the pure dead-white center of deepest held intuition and animal instinct. Pare the ephemera away. Now.
How do you pray? How do you heal? How do you play? How do you protect?” ~SM

Learn from otter and fox and moose and owl. Never to be forgotten, these inborn knowings burst forth in courage and in Grace.

No one wants to leave Bethel Road.  This is your chance to linger and heal your inner sanctum.  Now is the perfect time to make a positive choice in the direction of your soul.

Sunstone & Sisterhood Celebration on the Elk River…ONE Night Retreat OPEN!

Willing to Shine Summer Retreat on the Elk River is now OPEN for ONE-NIGHT-GUESTS!
We have a beautiful but small bevvy of wonderful women gathering in luxury on the Chesapeake at the end of July; but we are devoted to bringing evermore Goddesses to rest and renew on the banks of Mama River & in the sweet and potent care of Susan, Virginia & Tamara.

So YOU are invited to join our retreat for
The Sunstone & Sisterhood Celebration on Saturday, July 27
for one night of pure, intoxicating, ritual and ceremony on (and IN) the Elk River!

This special invitation is being offered only to divine women who I know are aching to revel and circle with their sisters to marvel at midsummer and make some magic!

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!

Arrival is anytime after 2pm on July 27 with departure by 2pm on Sunday, July 28.
24 hours of pure joy and connection await!

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 July 4. 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 July 4, the full cost will be $265, available through July 20 deadline.
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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 Season Begins Tuesday, June 4…in the LOVE SHACK SHALA!

Outdoor Yoga begins THIS COMING TUESDAY, June 4 at 6:30pm!!! 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…July Circle is SOLD OUT, 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!

Willing To Shine…July 25-28…our Summer Retreat on the Elk River!

Double check your calendars…there’s been a CHANGE!…We have shifted the dates of our summer retreat by five weeks.  Tamara, Virginia and I have chosen new dates in the sultry summer heat of July which is the PERFECT time to sizzle with third chakra fire and plunge ourselves blissfully into the river for a refreshing swim!

So…come join us on the Cheasapeake July 25-28, 2019!

“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 the Summer Solstice on retreat to the Chesapeake!

July 25-28, 2019
Old Field Point, Elkton, MD
With your hosts, Virginia, Tamara & Susan…this luxury adventure of yoga, visioning, feasts & fun will surely spark action and joy!

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 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 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 Solstice 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…

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.