Thursday, April 28, 2016 7:00PM-9:00PM
Studio B Annex – 20 John Albanese Place Eastchester, NY 10709
Isn’t it time you start thriving in all areas of your life? We think so!
Do you want more energy and less stress?
Do you crave more joy and less anxiety?
If yes, this workshop is for YOU!
In this much anticipated workshop led by Peter Iocovello and Stephanie Filardi of Bronxville Wellness Sanctuary, you will embark on a journey back home to yourself. Using meditation, gentle yoga, group discussion and journaling, learn how to be present with yourself as you uncover what you need to thrive in the areas of health, relationship, career or life purpose. With each breath learn what gets in the way of taking inspired action and what you need to do in order for you to THRIVE.
*Please bring an open mind, a yoga mat, and journal. Wear loose, comfortable clothing.
RSVP required, limited to 14 people
$55, Early Bird; $65, After March 31st
All payments due upon registration. No refunds.
To Register: Call 914.337.9356 or register online.
Everyone experiences some level of stress & anxiety. But when it becomes severe and persistent, or shows up in the form of panic attacks, it doesn’t take long before someone reaches out for help. More and more people are looking for holistic alternatives to the “mainstream treatment” of medication and talk therapy – treatments that work with the body, address the underlying causes, and benefit body, mind and spirit. Energy healing, yoga and meditation all work directly with the nervous system and the mind to do just that.
Reiki & Shamanic Healing
We spoke last week about how both Reiki and Shamanic Healing are highly effective ways of making the unconscious conscious and healing deeply rooted trauma that we can’t always get to in talk therapy. Reiki and Shamanic Healing are able to target the root cause of anxiety and panic attacks, heal wounds that we aren’t consciously aware of, and release core beliefs and experiences stored in the body or the subconscious mind. Reiki also switches the nervous system out of “fight or flight” mode into a state of deep relaxation, allowing for both short-term and long-term relief of stress and anxiety.
Yoga & Meditation
The ancient practices of Yoga and Meditation are two more widely practiced alternatives to “mainstream” treatments for panic attacks, anxiety and stress.They teach us how to interact with the nervous system through breath and awareness, so that over time we are able to soothe and strengthen the nervous system. They also work with emotions, mental images, thoughts, and relationships, seeing them all as part of an integrated whole. Controlling the body and breath while opening the mind to allow and accept whatever arises sends messages of steadiness and balance to the emotions and nervous system, even as normally disturbing or triggering images may arise, for example. This neutral reaction allows the time and space needed to process or let the image pass through.
For questions or to schedule an appointment, call 914.337.9356 or click here to book online.
Meditation & New Moon CeremonyTuesday
March 8th, 2016
7pm-8pm at Bronxville Wellness Sanctuary
When we are in charge of our attention, we are in charge of our choice.
When we are in charge of ourchoice, we are in charge of our life.
Meditation gives us the tools to be in charge of our attention and therefore our life.
During this ceremony Stephanie will guide you to:
Meditate and hone your attention.
Honor the new moon by seeding intentions for what you want to bloom.
$25 cash, RSVP required, limited spots: 914.337.9356
Facials and Well-Being
Facials can provide both immediate and long term benefits to the health and appearance of our skin. In addition to the cosmetic benefits, here are 5 reasons you should treat yourself to a facial!
1. Preventative Care – Estheticians are trained to promote the integrity and resiliency of your skin. The skin is our body’s largest organ and our first line of defense against germs, infection, damaging UV rays, and other external elements.Talk to us about how to protect and care for your skin to avoid future or long term issues.
2. Pamper Yourself – In addition to the different luxurious products we use on your face,enjoy a hand & arm massage, neck & shoulder massage, & aromatherapy, all while snuggled in our cozy, heated bed & under steam.
3. Quiet the Mind – A treatment in our facial room is the perfect time to be in the present and meditate. (New to Meditation? Book a Learn to Meditate Session here!)
4. Rest & Relax – Booking a facial allows you to have one hour of uninterrupted time to let your mind and body rest. This may even be the perfect nap time during our hectic day!
5. Look Good, Feel Good – Not only will you leave your facial feeling pampered but your skin will have a visible radiance and improvement. Practicing self-care is important to our self-confidence and well-being.
ENERGY WORK & TALK THERAPY
Having practiced for several years as a therapist, I’ve witnessed profound changes in people undergoing talk therapy, and have a deep appreciation for its effectiveness. But I also know that there’s a limit to what it can do. Talk therapy can delve deep – but only as deep as our conscious mind will allow.
This is where other types of therapy, including energy work, come in. Energy work heals at a deeper level, and can access those unconscious beliefs, preverbal memories, and residual trauma stored in the body rather than the mind.
Both Reiki and Shamanic Energy Healing are incredibly effective at targeting and healing these wounds. Energy work makes the unconscious conscious, and can act as the equivalent of “miracle grow” for conventional forms of therapy.
If therapy or other forms of healing have stalled for you, or if you are looking to add a complementary type of treatment, consider booking a Reiki or Shamanic Energy HealingSession here! Call 914.337.9356 or click here to book online.
Banana Bread Recipe, by Abby
About once a week, my husband’s grandmother will produce an early morning delivery of anywhere from 3-8 bananas. Nothing said, nothing asked for in return, just bananas. Now, we both love bananas, but this does lead to me needing to get creative in the kitchen to keep up with the fruitful supply. One morning while looking for ideas and recipes online, I stumbled across this gem from Boston’s Flour Bakery. As a recent transplant from Beantown, I couldn’t wait to see if I could reproduce the yumminess of my former favorite baked-goods spot! This recipe is delicious, easily adaptable, and (so far) fool-proof!! Enjoy!
1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar **You can cut WAY back on the sugar – I used ½ c. brown sugar instead**
1/2 cup oil
3 1/2 bananas, very ripe, mashed
2 tablespoons crème fraiche or sour cream **I used Greek yogurt**
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2/3 cup walnuts, toasted and chopped
** adding a little orange zest really brightens up the flavor!!**
Set oven to 350 degrees F. Line the bottom of a loaf pan with parchment paper.
Sift together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Beat sugar and eggs with a whisk until light and fluffy, about 10 minutes. Drizzle in oil. Add mashed bananas, crème fraiche, and vanilla. Fold in dry ingredients and nuts. Pour into a lined loaf pan and bake for about 45 minutes to 1 hour.
Let cool about 1 hour before slicing.