Fear Sits Here, A Workshop in Fear & Freedom w/Susan Madden-Cox

Fear Sits Here…
A Workshop in Freedom
w/ Susan Madden-Cox
Saturday, May 7, 10am
Have you any fear? Do you feel the impact of fear’s icy fingers and burning ache in your body, mind or spirit? Would you like some practical ways to deal with fear in a friendly way?
We are urged to “live fearless”, but this is not realistic. Join Susan in feeling out the ways we could meet and even welcome our fears as allies without giving fear control. Help us create a “fear chair” for the studio…for the benefit of ourselves and for the greater good. A great workshop to move with confidence into your most creative & productive self…let’s get free together! Through an exploration of body somatics, meditation, discussion, intuitive writing, a fire ceremony and plenty of PAINT, we can look at fear and fearlessness from a new angle. Wear comfy cloths you don’t mind getting messy. This workshop is NOT for women only…everyone is welcome!
$40 per person, by registration only…sign up here! Email Susan with questions.
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ONE SPOT JUST OPENED! Retreat!…Register NOW…Lively Up…Replenishment at the Water’s Edge

Times like these call for a YOGA RETREAT! And my next travel adventure is right around the corner at the end of May. You’ve heard me wax poetic about the bliss of the Vineyard and the “soft” announcement was made months ago…now it’s time to secure your sacred space in the house that Grace built.

Lively Up…Replenishment at the Water’s Edge is your opportunity to revive and re-energize in the company of yoginis, with the support of island waves and fresh winds. This retreat will be held at OEWF’s home-away-from-home, Martha’s Vineyard, May 25-29, 2016. Check out our beautiful location, the place we lovingly call “Umbagog”…it’s better than the pics!

The formal retreat, will include yoga with Sherry and Susan, bodywork, thematic programming each day, guided exploration of wildish sacred spaces on the island and nutrient-dense meals prepared by our own in-house chef, Tamara Sheen. The full cost of the retreat, room, programming and meals is $730 per person. (Travel to and from the Vineyard is not included.) Carpooling will make the road trip an exciting part of the journey. I promise you a profound experience of love, laughter and light!

Please understand that these blissful trips are designed to be intimate and joyful…home to 8 Goddesses only and 3 spots are already filled. Check your calendars, your bank accounts, your significant others and then make your deposit here to avoid being left out. Formal registration materials with agenda and further details will be sent first-come-first-serve as the deposits arrive. Please contact me 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.Grace at Umbagoggangplank grace hammock

Saturday Sangha with Susan

Saturday Sangha with Susan…SAWEET!
February 27, March 5 & 12 then the first Saturday of every month 10-11:15am
When we meet in circle we deepen the practice and the direct experience of the practice and our lives. Sangha is the gathering, the “same-boat”, the support network, the family that can bring our yoga to wild heights. Danielle has Women’s Circle and Wolf Woman Circles covered! But we can never create too many circles! Join Susan for Practical Alchemy sessions, book study, crafting, hikes, Goddess Immersions, E3 Exploration and more. The only thing required is an inner curiosity. We’ll grab coffee after yoga and meet in the council room by 10am…short & sweet, ending by 11:15! $20 per person No registration needed.ihavearrived-e1432838498402

DEADLINE TOMORROW! Happy Hour Yoga is Back in February!

Happy Hour Yoga – Wine and Cheese Pairing
Date:  Sunday 2/21/16
Time:  3-6pm
Cost:  $45 per person
Happy Hour Yoga with Amber is back for a special Valentine’s Day inspired Wine and Cheese pairing.  Join us for an hour of gentle yoga followed by the pairing of 4 wines with complimentary cheeses and other light snacks.  Learn how notice the subtle flavors and textures of each wine and cheese individually and then see how they can enhance each other for a surprisingly new flavor experience.  This will be the ultimate sensual practice of mindfulness – using all 5 senses to slow down and enjoy the food experience as well as enjoy each other!
This makes a great gift to share with someone special but no dates required!!  We will all be stretching and enjoying the aromas and textures together and end early enough for you to continue your evening out in town or home in your PJ’s (with or without more wine!).
Space is limited and an RSVP/payment is needed by Wednesday 2/17/16.  Please email Amber at to register and for payment information.  Wine-And-Cheese-Pairing-In-Los-Angeles_2

Fermenting Workshop…YUM!

Come learn the Ancient and Artisa12510478_1724859127749862_2053590674445410130_nnal art of Fermentation
With Tamara Sheen creator of Blue Egg Nourishment…

Saturday, February 27, noon-3pm @ocean earth wind fire
$60 for this 3-hour, hands ON “kitchen-shop” OR $70 at the door.

All disease  begins in the gut …so the wisdom tells us;
And one way to ensure good gut health is by eating cultured or fermented foods !
Many of our already-favorite foods were traditionally fermented and once you learn how easy it is you will be hooked .
Tamara is a Certified Healing Foods Cook and has been specializing in nutrient dense food for People with allergies and sensitive systems .
Check her out on Facebook …Blue Egg Nourishment

It’s best to sign up and prepay for this event which is expected to fill quickly…
register here for a great winter’s afternoon in our warm home…LOVE is in the kitchen!

New Classes (and times) for a New Year!

Tuesday Mornings with Darby continues every week at 9:30am!

Tuesday nights with Susan has shifted from 6:30pm to 7pm!

Wednesday mornings with Jen Lubas is now ON-GOING!  Try this great Midweek Meditative Yoga at 7:30am every week!

Wednesday nights gets a new teacher and a NEW CLASS with Julie Nieznay every week at 7pm!

Prenatal with Kelly is now ON-GOING and has moved to Thursday nights at 6pm!

Caregivers Yoga is every First Sunday at 5:30pm and it’s still FREE!


Massage Appointments Open

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open therapy appointments (not limited to the following! please email to book)

Friday, Feb 26 at 11:30am or 1pm

support your transition
soothe your nervous system
knit your bones

email Susan directly to schedule


Prenatal Yoga…is ON-GOING! Every Thursday at 6pm!

Prenatal Yoga!  
Kelly Nastasi teaches prenatal yoga every Thursday night at 6pm & you don’t need to register to attend! Prenatal yoga is quite beneficial for both mother-to-be and baby. It can reduce stress, help prepare for labor, and can also keep the woman in shape. The mother-to-be learns to become tuned in to her body’s needs. Join Kelly for this 75 min. class that includes breathing, guided meditation, and gentle and safe prenatal yoga postures.

NEW Class! Monday Night Just Got Hotter…


New Class!
Mondays Now Even Hotter…
You already love Danielle’s Monday night class at 6pm, but now you’ve got more Vinyasa Yoga to move that booty!  Join Cassidy at 7:30pm every week beginning November 30 …Monday Movement Magic!