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Massage Therapy Special Sales, a Springtime Launch to Wellness

As March wends it’s way (LAMB-like) towards April Fool’s Day, I am offering two sweet opportunities for you to enjoy soothing, renewing bodywork at a discount price!  Spring calls us forth into clarity and freshness, and touch therapy intertwined with sacred ritual and devotion increase our capacity for emergence and blossoming.  Here are the details:

Rainbow Awakening, Time to Balance & Bloom
Developed especially for our tender and sensitive bodies and spirits, this 60-minute session is unique and intentional.  Together we will unwind your fascial restrictions, reset and balance your chakras and inquire of the Oracles a true path forward.  This special therapy will be uniquely crafted for each client and is certain to result in a sense of integration, rejuvenation and control.  Rainbow Awakening is only available for booking April 3-19 and all purchases must be made by April 3.  The cost is only $77, revitalizing elixir included! Supplies are limited so carve out your sacred time to feel wonderful in your skin and ready for Spring!

Annual Massage Subscriptions are BACK, baby!
With the wonkiness of pandemic’s “can we or can’t we?” behind us, I am reviving the option of subscribing to discounted, monthly therapy sessions with me…one of the tried and true WIN/WIN equations, where YOU devote to your own consistent healing and good care while also supporting your favorite bodyworker, ME!  Many of you will be thrilled to have this option back!  I am currently offering 12 full sessions for $1330…this is a discount on top of the discounted 3-pack that many of you enjoy, a savings of a whopping $458!  [the math:  1 session=$149/3-pack=$399 or $133 per session/Subscription=$110 per session!].  Only a limited number of subscriptions can be accommodated and must be purchased by April 1, 2023.  2023 subscription sessions may be scheduled at any intervals (monthly or more frequently) and are valid through May 2024 (13 months).  Imagine the healing you’ll enjoy as the wheel turns!

Something New: Wheel of the Year, A Practice

March’s daily practice is BONE TOUCH!
Take 3-5minutes every day this month to feel into and make contact with your BONES!  Anything goes!  Try a systematic head-to-toe or toe-to-head scan by knocking, tapping, squeezing, shaking and pressing into your bones.  OR just focus on a small area such as jaw and teeth or ribs or heels and toes.  This is not self-massage but a simple exploration of the reality that underneath your persona, ideas, emotions, actions and soft tissue of muscle and connective tissue there exists a SKELETON!  What does that mean?  Well, I’m not here to propose any conclusions!  I’m here to invite you into an ever-evolving intimacy with your body and self through consistent and elemental practices that awaken your senses and focus your attention.  Let me know what you discover, bone-wise!

The next POP UP Class will be held on 4/2 at 10am:
The Whole Enchilada Practice t
akes all of the monthly mini-resets and loops them together into a truly cleansing and reinvigorating reset for your body mind and spirit.  Try it once and get the full roadmap for the year or do it every time it’s offered…I mean there is no limit to the healing and fun available to us in this lifetime and waking up is always top priority!you must register to attend the Whole Enchilada Practice!

Our Wheel of the Year Workshop is an annual favorite and now I’ve created a new format to encourage somatic healing and expression through pure and simple daily activation practices that we can devote to over the course of 2023.  They say that “the way we live our days is the way we live our lives” so let’s get busy inserting little safe havens of inspiration and rejuvenation into our every day.

The program is easy!  I’ll post a reel (video) once per month February through November to learn and establish accessible & sustainable daily actions that take less than 5 minutes each day, but will produce a cumulative effect over the course of the month and then the year…meaning, your life!  In addition, I’ll be offering POP UP sessions (in-person OR via Zoom) where the whole year’s wheel of mini-resets swirls into one beautiful somatic practice that will leave you refreshed and motivated to keep up the good body/mind/soul hygiene.

When I say simple, I mean it.  Sometimes the most profound gifts are tiny…I’m learning that self care doesn’t have to be complicated.  The practices will follow the Wheel elementally, meaning we’ll begin with Earth, moving around through Wind, Fire and Ocean.  Bone-touch therapy, fascia sweeping, pranayama, trataka and water blessings are just a few of the basics we will utilize to bring you instantly to presence.  Trust me, I’ve developed a protocol that even I can follow…so you’re going to love it!

Wheel of the Year, A Practice:  All the Way Around (or The Whole Enchilada!)
~ February 18, April 2, May 14  in-person in-the-studio OR via Zoom (if you want to attend virtually via Zoom, please contact me directly to find out if the session is confirmed and to receive the link!)
This 90-minute class is a yoga-ish, community practice of all 12 mini-resets woven into one wonderful and balancing swirl, a master training in somatic awareness and healing.  You’ll go home with all the tools needed to use the practice anytime you like.
Pre-registration is required.  Each practice is $40.

YOGA and BODYwork and Circles

Spring Revival 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
Session 1:  April 4-May 16
A new Spring Session of Tuesday night yoga begins on April 4 and runs for 7 weeks thru May 16!
With any luck, at least one of those classes will be held outdoors…can you believe it!  7 classes for the price of 6 when you pre-register for the full session…$120…sign up here!

Session 2:  June 6-July 25

Same time, same place but OUTDOORS!  In the field or in the Love Shack if it’s rainy…either the way the view is fire (and sometimes there’s a fire!)

All Tuesday evening yoga is available one class at a time!  Sign up online to hold your spot (if a class date isn’t showing on the payment page it is full or is not being held so be sure to check online even if you want to pay in cash in-person.)   Get your IN here.

POP UP Classes~An Elemental Practice Around the Wheel
“The Whole Enchilada” Pop Ups are yoga-ish 90-minute explorations of elemental devotions that will awaken, revive, regulate and realign your body, nervous system, attitude and senses.  You’ll feel more like you than you have in a long time!  No experience is necessary as this practice is accessible to everyone.  A minimum of 4 registered students will confirm the class so save your spot now for 2/18 @9am, 4/1 @9am and 5/14 @10am.  Each class is $40~Sign up here.

Friday Mornings @ 9:30am  June 9-July 14
Saturday Mornings @ 9am  June 10-July 15
Friday and Saturday morning classes are coming back if the desire is alive!  Both of these offerings are available ONLY by preregistration for the full 6-week session.  A minimum of 6 students per class is required so tell your friends!  Plan ahead for a brilliant summer season on the farm, 6 classes for the cost of 5, $100!

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.

Rainbow Awakening Therapy available ONLY in April…click here to learn all about this special $77 sale for your complete renewal!

~All Freya-Moon Circle & New Moon Circle dates are available for booking now.

~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.


Retreat Is Your Birthright & Responsibility…2023 Retreat Season Takes Shape

2023 Retreat Season
~Every Day is Earth Day Day Retreat @ Bethel Road
April 22, 2023 9-5pm
~Stay Wild, The Great Rite in the Greening Time
May 4-7, 2023 on the Chesapeake (only TWO SPOTS remain!)
~Strong Sun Moon Glamping Sleepover Retreat @Bethel Road
June 3-4, 2023 

Life is complex and kaleidoscopic, wouldn’t you say?

And therein lie the bounteous gifts of unexpected treasures bestowed…ever-changing patterns of experience, thought, inspiration and possibilities in constant flow.  How lucky we are!  And, how painful it is to be a sensitive human in a world overwhelmed with violence, injustice & destruction.  We shake our heads and try our best to be present and loving, and to be of service…it can often feel like too much and our very nervous systems stall and dis-regulate.  As messy, hopeful seekers in this time and place, we can get caught up in becoming resistant and rigid, withdrawn and full of sorrow…wishing to get some ground below our feet and some clarity about what comes next on our personal trajectory and in the future of our beloved planet and all of humanity.  And so, we change course, by making a change of course…and we change…of course.  We are not powerless in this existence, in the reality of our manifest lives.

“Chaos is found in your brainwaves, heartbeats, the fractal structure of your breathing, circulatory, digestive and nervous systems. We see chaos in all natural processes from the weather to evolution. And the turbulence in our lives reminds us that “we are that.”

By embracing -instead of resisting- chaos in your life, you begin balancing out millennia of identification which says that only order equates with “good.” Our programming tells us that that we should stave off chaos and disruption at every point. But the continual dynamic interplay of chaos and order is fundamental to your well-being. By rejecting it, you run the danger of rejecting yourself.
Chaos is the essence of life. Chaos is essential to health.”  ~Lorna Bevan

Retreat is one of the proven ways we women have to restore ourselves and to employ effective and essential practices and techniques to create a living mandala of what drives our willingness to flow, adapt, activate and ultimately fly free.  On retreat, IN retreat, we are able to begin to embrace chaos as an essential aspect of a wild, vital and breathtaking life. When we gather to celebrate, to play, to innovate, to mourn, to tend the earth and our bodies, we finally reconnect to our vibrant self-expression and release ourselves from old fear-patterning and limitations.  It is sacred art, this gathering together, this circling with!  Let us relax here to accept our changes of mood, season, circumstance and visioning to create lasting changes in our lives and our world.

Do you recall that well-aged admonition from the elders, encouraging us to “let go of the shore, push off into the middle of the river, keep our eyes open…see who is in there with you and celebrate!”  NOW is the perfectly abundant time to collaborate in the sanctity of circle to explore our most basic desires, our true and fluctuating foundations and some mind-blowing wonder that will spin our hearts in the direction of our dearest dreams for peace, love and understanding.

Whether it’s Day Retreat at Bethel Road or a get-out-of-town jaunt to the Chesapeake or Eastern Shore, retreat is both serious and playful, relaxing and invigorating…a time to be seen, understood and accepted in a hoop of women showing up for themselves and each other unconditionally.  I promise you will be nourished.  You will shed some tears and guffaw in lightness.  You’ll have time away from it all to simply BE, and at the close of day, you’ll wonder when you can do it all again.  These sacred locations and my devotion to creating events to support women are only two of the ingredients that guarantee that the whole thing is magic.

Every Day is Earth Day Day Retreat @ Bethel Road  April 22, 2023 9-5pm
Let’s take this special day to pause and listen to the Great Mother, bowing deeply to our Earth and the bounty of nature.  We’ll move our bodies in rhythm and playfulness, take a hike, rewild and forest bathe, feast and celebrate all that this wondrous planet offers to us every single day!  Might we celebrate and honour Gaia and our Earth more often than once per year???…of course!…but let’s devote ourselves here and now, shall we?  Tamara Sheen of Blue Egg Nourishment will provide our welcome noshes, blunch and happy hour snacks to fuel us for the reverie and togetherness.  Intimacy and optimal energy and exchange will be honored by limiting the maximum number of guests to 8 women.  The full cost of this retreat is $210 which includes all classes, ceremony, materials, meals and beverages.  Your $77 deposit will hold your spot.  

Stay Wild, The Great Rite in the Greening Time   May 4-7, 2023 on the Chesapeake (only 2 spots left!)
The blessed rites of Spring shall be celebrated!  Dancing the maypole at Beltane is our passage to wonderment and light.  “The trees shape-shift the land before our eyes like conjurers pulling miniature leaves out of their cuffs…rising in love under skies bluer than euphoria, we leap the bel-fire into summer.”  I say we revel with the fairies and ground to Gaia’s bounty as the wheel keeps on turning!  Join Susan and Virginia for rites of passage, sacred embodiment, inspired fun and the growth that only our collective womanly truths can elicit.  4 days and 3 nights in the lap of luxury at Old Field Point will restore and renew your body, mind and bright spirit!  Tamara will nourish with her seasonal and nutrient-dense (and possibly detoxing!) culinary creations.  Your private room awaits.  A fresh Spring breeze whispers you to awaken to new life.
This intimate retreat will host a maximum of 6 guests for optimal engagement and ease.
The full cost of all programming, meals, materials and lodging is $920.
A $240 deposit will hold your spot, don’t delay.

Strong Sun Moon Overnight Glamping Retreat @Bethel Road     June 3-4, 2023
You KNOW by the beginning of June we will be so phenomenally READY for a strong sun, a strong moon, a strong center and a strong connection to our community of wild women and our collective passions for magic and power!  It’s a time for breaking molds and flying free of restriction and resistance…a time for growing into our most lush and creative selves with a dance of true abandon and sunny joy.  Let’s GO!  Summer’s longest days call us out and onward…this is the time to prepare for your Solstice fires, both inner and outer!  And FINALLY, the long-wished-for SLEEPOVER on the farm is happening!  You might choose a private or shared room in the house, OR the magic of camping out yurt-style in the field!  The full cost of programming for June’s shindig is $190 which covers all activities, yoga, ceremony, supplies and luscious nourishment for a maximum of 8 guests to maximize the potency and privacy needed to really turn up the heat.  Overnight accommodations are extra:  $110 for a private room (queen), $90 for a shared room (1 double/1 twin) and $77 for our posh glamping tent (4 twins).  Room assignments will be facilitated upon receipt of your deposit!  Any questions, just ask.
Your $77 deposit will hold your spot for communing with the sultry Strong Sun Moon.

Retreat promises that yoga, meditation, creativity, journaling, joint & independent study and free-time will all be incorporated into moments you can relax into.

Retreat is your birthright and also your responsibility.

Retreat is a way to employ your agency, to activate your power to be the change you wish to see in the world.

Retreat is a choice you can prioritize in a world that needs you to stand up and rise up.

Retreat whispers:   RELAX, and do not lose heart.

Secure your place in this wheel of change and joy today by using the convenient pay button HERE.

We’ll welcome you essentially, sensually and with abandon as the 2023 Retreat Season whirls to life.

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 29 Freya-Moon
October 27 Freya-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 $20 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. 

Fifth Element Therapy…A New Opportunity for Integration

The hybrid bodywork treatment that has always been my specialty is now available in mini-sessions for your convenience and ascendance!  Often referred to as Unwinding, my signature modality blends cranio-sacral therapy, myofascial release, Reiki and intuitive touch to release your stagnant holding and set your vitality free.

Each session will be booked for 45 minutes, which includes a bit of silent reflection for you while you gaze out into the fields and sky.  You’ll remain clothed and we’ll begin with you seated in the cozy and light-filled studio space.  A little chat and then open sesame!…reconciliation of all essential elements allows for your attentive relaxation and rejuvenation.

Each session costs only $76, allowing for a more affordable appointment with all the effectiveness and powerful punch as a full therapeutic massage.  It’s apples and oranges, as many of my clients who enjoy both types of therapy with me will confirm.  Fifth Element may be a touch more mystical, but if you’ve ever experienced my healing touch you’ve already had a taste of this sweet and sensory adjustment.  If you are new to my practice, this is a great introduction!

Booking is facilitated by contacting me directly.  Appointments are available most days and evenings (no Sunday appointments) and I am currently booking a few weeks out.

Your curiosity is the sign that it’s time for you to give Fifth Element Therapy a try soon.
The Fifth Element is ether…the origin AND the culmination of all other elements:  ocean, earth, wind and fire.
Come feel.  Come alive.

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!

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?