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Everything Old Is New Again September Sale…Massage, Yoga & Gift Cards

 

 

 

 

 

SALE ENDS SEPTEMBER 30!

For years, I held an annual sale usually starting in October, as a way to celebrate my loyal clientele and encourage everyone’s own personal devotion to healing and community.  And from day one on Bridge Street, there was always a yoga punch card.  Then pandemic happened and everything changed for a time.  It was brought to my attention recently that the old, tried and true systems apply again, offering convenience and accessibility; so for the month of September I’m bringing back all of the standards.  Take a look and make a choice that suits you.  All purchases must be made by September 30 but the value extends way on ahead into a vibrant and healing future!

Yoga Punch Cards
For those of you who like the ease of paying ahead and picking and choosing when to attend classes, our 10-class punch card is back!  Take any 10 classes for the price of 9!  Class cards are valid for any yoga class on the schedule, including Saturday 9am, Sunday 10am, Tuesday 6:30pm and 3rd Saturday Hips Don’t Lie Pop Ups.
$180  Punch cards are valid for 3 months from date of purchase…PRACTICE!  Get yours HERE.

Massage Bundle Options
When you know how beneficial bodywork and healing touch can be, it is supremely wise to make it a priority.  I’ve never felt better since I’ve been seeing my massage therapist monthly over the past two years.  I know how easy it is to let my own self-care drop away in the midst of all the noise of life, and making an investment and up-front choice can go a long way towards meeting your body’s needs.  If it’s right for you, here are the options…

1 Session:     Always available.     $149
3-Pack:     Always available.  $399 ($133 each)
6-Pack:     Back from the vault at the 2021 rate for this limited time offer!  $750 ($125 each)
12-Pack:     Discounted by 15% for this limited time offer/a $200 savings!  $1130 ($94 each)
Choose HERE.

Massage Gift Card BOGO Sale
Sure, the holidays seem a long way off right now, but you know how that goes!  I’ll create a unique and delightful pair of gift certificates appropriate for any occasion.  Buy one and get one half off during the month of September but both are valid through to the end of December 2024.  And who’s to say that second one can’t be for YOU?!
$222 for two!  Be generous.  Give love HERE.

Sanctuary Saturdays, A Series of Workshops for the Soul

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who remembers Sanctuary Saturdays on Bridge Street?!  They’re back!

Each year as we near the end of Summer, my calendar for Autumn, Winter and NEXT YEAR begins to flesh out and take on a life of its own.  This year I am feeling the pull to the tried and true.  After all, we have everything we need inside of us…the bulk of our work as creatives and change agents is the work of remembering.  When we spend time in connection within the sacred space of our community, we are supported and held in our pursuit of evermore growth and expansion.  Sanctuary Saturdays are Pop Up Workshops, and this year’s series is all about those essential, effective standards that we always benefit from reviewing and welcoming home to our practices.

Each segment is a stand-alone standout!  But you can commit in advance to your good self-care and ascendance by pre-registering for all four at a 20% discount!  So check the deets and the dates and set aside time devoted purely, essentially to YOU.  Each workshop will run for about 2 1/2 hours followed by an informal brunch at Bethel Road or yumminess out at Butterscotch:)
$48 for each session OR $155 for all 4 (a 20% savings!)

Psoas Workshop   It’s about time.  End stop.
Saturday, November 11 @ 9am

La Posada  The only way I know how to prepare for holy holidays after all these years!
Saturday, December 9 @ 9am

The Wheel of the Year Workshop  You know…
Saturday, January 13 @ 9am

Big Loving for Your Vagus Nerve  A Valentine for your nervous system & your life.
Saturday, February 10 @ 9am

Okay, I know…I don’t have a 2024 calendar yet either!  And November, December, January & February don’t even sound like words that make any sense right now.  But our continued devotion to balance, joy, peace and love requests our attention and attendance at the altar of our very bodies, minds and hearts.  Your soul says Hell Yes.

YOGA and BODYwork and Circles

Love Shack yoga!

The bliss of yoga & community on the farm at Bethel Road IS, with no sense of exaggeration, life-changing.  To spend time in natural beauty & Grace beyond understanding, with others, will restore your soul & peacefulness.
Tuesday Evenings @ 6:30pm 10/10-31
Get your IN here.

Autumn Session Yoga Classes are OPEN for registration! 
October brings us back indoors to the cozy studio and spaces are more limited than our summer classes outside…so it is a good idea to save your spot now.
Plus, pre-registration offers you the gift of 6 classes for the cost of 5!

Sunday Morning @ 10am  October 15-Nov 19  6 classes for $100
{pssst…Sunday morning classes are available online via Zoom!}
ONE Saturday EVERY Month Hips Don’t Lie Pop Ups for $20 each
Oct 14, Nov 18, Dec 16 & Jan 20
Register HERE.

Yoga Class Cards Are Back!
The Everything Old Is New Again September Sale has revived our tried and true standard 10-class yoga punch card…take any 10 yoga classes for the price of 9!  This card is good for a period of 3 months (from the date of purchase) for any class on our schedule including the Hips Don’t Lie Saturday Pop Ups and all Tuesday evening and Sunday morning classes.  And Sundays have a Zoom option!
Keeping things convenient and accessible is my goal.  You can get your yoga as one-off drop-ins, by pre-registering for a session or with the punch card!
Choose HERE.

 

Massage Therapy Appointments
will welcome you home to sanctuary and self.
Booking ahead is easy by contacting me directly
Appointments are available Monday – Friday at various times.

~All Freya-Moon Circle & New Moon Circle dates are available for booking now….NOVEMBER 17 & DECEMBER 8 DATES JUST ADDED!

~A Pebble in the Pond Custom Circles are available to book in 2023.
I think it’s time for you to bring the magic of women’s circle home to roost!
Contact me directly to book your private circle into the future.

 

 

ALL NEW RETREATS…Creating Sanctuary As Your Basecamp

 

It’s official…our mystical retreat on the Elk River in June ’23 was “THE BEST ONE YET”!
Truth be told, I think I feel that way every single time; so we know for sure that I love the body of work I am happily creating for our beautiful community.

So with the encouragement to build, be and share SANCTUARY ringing in my ears; and the joy of that reverberating too, it only follows that I am now buzzing with excitement to announce ALL NEW opportunities to escape and relax into sacred retreat!  Behold what awaits us in the near and far future…bright interfaces on our swirling, evolving timelines at which to insert sweet, healing, blissful memories…

October Witch’s Sacred Sleep Over (SOLD OUT)
Bowing Down to This Land Under the Blood Moon

October 27, 2023 @ 6:30pm – Oct 28 @ 2pm   ocean earth wind fire @ Bethel Road

No one ever wants to go home after moon circle!  We have laughingly dreamed of sleeping bags to slip into under the drowse of our caring connections and magical rememberings.  Well, now, at last, the dream is coming true!  Only the accommodations are way better than sleeping bags!

Arrive for Freya Moon Circle on Friday evening and stay the night for morning practice and ritual, then sup and spellcast over a revitalizing witch’s feast!  Sumptuous bedding awaits in our 4-person Bell Tent or in the farmhouse guest rooms.  We’ll keep the practices deep and devotional this time around, a no-frills dive into devotional recognition of how critically important it is for us to bow down to Gaia, hold each other and praise the Moon.  Each time we fill the voids and disturbances within us with togetherness, understanding and Grace, we make a lasting mark on our own psyches and on the heart blood of the collective.  Circling as one, we change the fabric of the Universe.  We practice, once again, for ourselves and for the greater good.

Call yourself witch or Goddess or Wild Woman or seeker or seer or healer…call yourself, simply, by your given name…regardless, we are the keepers of a benevolent power we are determined to harness and share.  Fly in on your broom…bring your drum and dancing shoes and be prepared to be heard and seen by La Luna and the night.

Tamara Sheen of Blue Egg Nourishment, my partner in reteating and our favorite cook, will be on hand to prepare a sumptuous Samhain Feast on Saturday morning!
This meal is available at $30 per person payable at the event.

7 Guests max:
1 private farmhouse guest room:$236
1 full & 1 twin in the shared double farmhouse guest room:  $221 pp
4 twins in the shared Basecamp bell tent under the Moon:  $206 pp
$110 Deposit Holds Your Spot

The Mourning Moon Day Retreat
Sticky Toffee Pudding & Candle Wax to Make the Last Dark Days Bright

Sunday, November 26, 2023  9-5pm  ocean earth wind fire @ Bethel Road

Made it through Thanksgiving, phew!  With the holidays just ahead.  Take yourself out of the endless loops of expectation and delivery for one day of deep quiet and sweet communion with women who absolutely GET you.  It’s ALL about generosity, gratitude, gifting and the delicious gooey center FOR YOU.  And only you.  Eight blessed hours beginning with Cacao Ceremony and ending with Happy Hour, and all the enchantment of the approaching Solstice in between.  Gentle, restorative yoga, blissful self-massage & spa-adjacent pampering, witchy candle crafting and the ultimate decadence of sticky toffee pudding served before lunch.*

9 Guests max
$187 per person
*meal pricing (additional) dependent on the cook, to be determined
$77 Deposit Holds Your Spot

When Winter’s Wonder Ices The River Over
Skating the Path of Eternity

January 25-28, 2024 Old Field Point/Elkton, MD 

When we invite the mysterious unknowables of this earthly existence into our lives, all becomes ventilated and open beyond our temporal worries and conflicts.  Mythic numerology tells us that 2024 is an 8 year…a year that when tipped on it’s side for another look reveals the path of eternity…an endless, wide open sky above and the vast rich depths of bedrock support below.

There are such beautiful, evocative correspondences associated with the number eight:
In Tarot, the major arcana Justice card!  Libra’s here-there star shine!  The Goddess Ma’at!  Our sushumna root of grounding!  Heaven’s sweep of possibility!

All are invitations to BALANCE, you see…a way to finally attest to our natural affinity for light and dark, masculine and feminine, found and lost, now and then.

We feel that January 1 is waaaaaay too soon to “begin again”, so join us towards the end of the month to explore what an 8 year might have in store for you.  We’ll hold Wheel of the Year Ceremony, practice our balance poses a lot (and fall down some too!), reflect on sources of imbalance in our lives; and perhaps most wonderful of all, cozy up together in furry throws by the wood-burning stove.  Expect candlelight and fairytales and steaming cups of soup and honeyed golden milk in abundance.

6 Guests max (4 SPOTS OPEN)
6 private rooms*  $956 per person
*IF You would like to share a room with your BFF or another agreeable guest, please contact me directly to arrange this at the reduced cost of $880 per person.
$280 Deposit Holds Your Spot

Women’s Circle…Freya-Moon & New Moon Monthly Circles

Freya-Moon & New Moon Women’s Circle

OPEN for registration
Circles fill quickly so please contact me directly if you would like to be put on the waiting list.
February 17 New Moon
April 7 Freya-Moon
May 19 New Moon
June 16 New Moon
June 30 Freya-Moon
August 25 Freya-Moon
September 22 Mabon!  A special circle for the Autumnal Equinox!
October 27 Freya-Moon
November 17 Freya-Moon
December 8  New Moon

Our full moon circle is a celebration of our connected power as Empress Queens and you are invited!
One Friday/month…6:30-8:30pm. The cost is $40 per person.
New Moon Circle (when available) is a somewhat less formal gathering, intuitive and holy.  6:30-8:30pm.  The cost is $30 per person.

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. 

A Pebble in the Pond, Sacred Circles & the Ripple Effect


Sacred Circles are for everyone.

The mysterious and moving power of circle is undeniably felt in the moment and reverberates with positive impact far beyond our understanding.  Whether you attend circles regularly or don’t really have a sense of what I’m talking about, I want you to perk up your ears and pay attention.  This new offering is about to bring some brilliant vibes into your life!

Welcome to A Pebble in the Pond, a new opportunity to access your own vitality and presence while bringing your friends, family, colleagues & community along for the ride.  For years, I’ve been holding sacred space for circles of women and yogis and retreat guests and friends.  And every so often I’ve been hired to lead a private and customized circle which has ever been my honor.  Now those fine-tuned, personalized, inspirational and celebratory circles are about to become a mainstay of my work.  I hope you will leap at the chance to bring the alchemy of ritual and ceremony home to your inner circle.

So let’s play at the outer edges of those ripples, shall we?  Who, what and why would a custom circle be right for you?  Think birthdays and blessing ways for bridal showers, marriage, births & baptisms, mother’s day or to memorialize a loved one who has passed away.  Multi-generational family gatherings and reunions, or a celebration to bless or cleanse a new home or mark an important milestone.  Circles can repair discord in a group, inspire environmental or social activism and connect members of a neighborhood or community.  In the work or corporate realm, circles are great team-building events, enhancing alignment and revitalizing project cohorts and workplace environment.  Circles are great for book groups and study pods and are epically transformative when life and direction council is called for.  Circle for holidays or for special moments on the wheel of time, moons and seasons and just for the joy of it.  Maybe the most perfect reason of all to hold a circle is to have fun…gathering to relax and get grounded and simply BE.

A sacred circle is a potent and effective tool of self-care, a chance for rest and renewal and remembering.  In connection with the others in the hoop of focused awareness and heightened alignment, you can finally be yourself, show up for yourself, share yourself and accept yourself.  It’s a mini-retreat for the soul, a spiritual touch point.  Did I mention fun?

You can book A Pebble in the Pond Circle at your convenience beginning as early as January 2022.  You choose the event date and invite 3-8 guests.  Circles can be held here in the peaceful bliss that is Bethel Road (in our cozy indoor studio or safely under cover in the open-air Love Shack) OR at your home or other chosen location.  Plan on a two hour gathering with every detail tailored perfectly for you and yours.  A phone consultation will be facilitated at the time of booking to make sure every aspect is just so.

The full cost of A Pebble in the Pond is $320 for any size group ($40 per person if you invite the maximum 8 guests).
Your $160 deposit holds your date at booking and advanced booking is advised. 
Potential 2022 dates:  June 3, July 8, Aug 5, Sept 16 (these are upcoming Friday evenings that are available, other days or times may be chosen)that A menu of optional add-ons is available…think crystals or candles or journals as “favors” or canvases for plein air painting.  And who knows what else we will come up with for your beautiful event!

Holding space for sacred circles is my expertise, my passion, my love let loose to channel higher consciousness, create change and spread joy.
Please contact me directly with any questions or for more information.

The beautiful truth is that my very first event at ocean earth wind fire when I opened the studio doors on Bridge Street in 2007, was a private, customized circle created for a family who held tradition of gathering all of the females together annually to learn and experience and enjoy life together.  Four generations of women came aged 83 to 12 to practice yoga & meditation & togetherness with me that day.  And over the years I have grown in my understanding of the magic of circles by attending, immersing, creating and holding them as often as seemed possible.  But anything is possible, so I want more!  Bringing this project to a wider audience spins the ripples out wider than I can ever imagine…we all come “full circle” and so the love grows.

What kind of circle can I create for you?

Raising Wildflowers Podcast ~ From Longing to Belonging

I am so honored to have been invited to talk with Ashley & Lori of the Raising Wildflowers Podcast.  Our episode, Longing to Belonging, aired on January 11 and I’d be so thrilled if you would give a listen!  We talk about yoga, motherhood, spirit, silliness and what brings us along the path.

I feel, listening back to my own voice, that I’ve shared fluently and authentically here.

May my words have meaning for you.

May our energies of love and connection ripple out infinitely and for the greater good.

THE COMPASS OF EVOLUTION ORACLE…Now Offering Private Readings In-Person or Virtually!

THE COMPASS OF EVOLUTION ORACLE
Holding ceremony and reading oracle cards is one of my greatest pleasures; and the guidance and inspiration I’ve gleaned has been breathtaking and transformative.  Setting time for ritual and readings on your own is highly recommended, but sometimes the BOOST of drawing and discerning with support makes all the difference.  I am offering private sessions both virtually and in-person.  Your reading will be fine-tuned to your needs and intentions and my support will open up realms of mystery and delight.  It’s FUN!

*Virtual appointments may be booked for 30-minute Zoom connections (more powerful than would have been thought!) and are priced at a pay-what-you-like value (minimum suggested payment $5).
*In-person appointments may be booked for 1-hour salons in the Cacao Chalet and include Cacao Ceremony for $55.  Whether you’ve drawn oracle or Tarot cards a million times or are brand new to the beauty and magic of the oracles, I promise a fulfilling and fantastic experience.

How will the points on the compass guide you to the heart of your becoming?