Nourishment For Body Mind Spirit
We've heard it said we teach/offer/share what we most need to learn.
It's no coincidence that here at the Sanctuary
Our Purpose is to guide and support one another further along on their personal journey.
Our Mission is to provide the space for all beings to thrive.
Why? Because all of us on Team BWS need it too. By serving others, we help ourselves in the process. Magical blessing.
The services, workshops, writing, recipes...opportunities we offer are to help you nourish - and in the process connect with- body mind spirit.
Body offerings include: massage, facials, energy healing and the occasional yummy recipe from Steph's kitchen like this protein smoothie here.
Mind offerings include meditation and yes, yoga therapy.
Spirit offerings include all of the above...plus events like the Love Meditation happening next week.
What will you choose? Whatever you decide, choose YOU.
Looking to give someone you love the Gift of Stress Relief?
Give a Gift Certificate for a Learn to Meditate Session.
Looking to give even more bliss?
Give a Gift Certificate for a 3 Part Meditation Series.
Benefits of meditation are many including: managing stress, anxiety, and PTSD while helping to cultivate a deeper sense of inner peace and well-being. Benefits increase over time with practice.
Here's what Elisa had to say about her meditation experience with Stephanie:
"Thank you for giving me such a wonderful gift on Saturday. The meditation session and your words have been with me since. I'm making more of an effort to sow seeds daily and continue to acknowledge and appreciate my self worth. For starters, I wrote a Joy List to remind myself of things I do or would like to do that make me happy. The last several years has been emotionally taxing for me and I have lost sight of who I am. After your session, I'm trying to look at things as "opportunities" rather than obstacles. Again, thank you."
Purchase instant on-line gift certificates here and choose from custom templates to print or email…
Or, if you prefer to stop in to purchase, we'll gladly package it for you… and you can combine it with one of our specialty items! OM.
Summer Energy Maintenance
In addition to drinking plenty of fluids, preferably water, there are other ways to keep your energy levels up by managing your energy flow!!! How so?
Have you tried a Shamanic Energy Healing Session with Stephanie or Reiki Healing Session with Maggie?
While both are forms of energy healing, there are differences. The truth is, to feel the difference you have to experience a session. Afterward, you will know what resonates with you.In the meantime, Stephanie explains Shamanic Energy Healing as a way to deeply uncover, uproot and reset the entire body in order to live the life we were meant to live - a JOYFUL one. As she shares in Chapter Two of her book Reclaiming JOY, shamanic energy healing led her to a past life regression that ultimately helped Stephanie release her fear of living the life she desired.
Maggie describes Reiki Energy Healing as raising your vibration level, helping you move out of whatever feels "stuck" into a place of expansiveness, freedom and choice. Summer is a time for play, and Reiki can help you connect to your inner child. It fosters a sense of SPACE in which you are able to give yourself permission to explore with less self-doubt and more curiosity. Read more here about how Reiki can help you care for and fall in love with yourself!
Interested in booking an energy healing session? Call 914.337.9356 or click here to book online
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, is a disorder which causes disabling anxiety after a traumatic event – or series of events – such as being in combat, a car accident, or childhood abuse. This high level of anxiety can lead to associated problems like panic attacks, insomnia, depression, hypertension, alcoholism and substance abuse. Awareness and acceptance of trauma-related flashbacks, intrusive thoughts and overwhelming feelings may be especially helpful for individuals with PTSD, as it may lessen the need to avoid situations and interactions as well as foster the ability to regulate emotions. Relaxation techniques such as Yoga and Meditation can be used to combat these negative emotional states and can lead to greater mindfulness and acceptance of potentially distressing triggers.
Both yoga and meditation been shown to have significant healing benefits, enabling PTSD sufferers to find a safe, quiet peace within themselves from which they can deeply relax and begin to sort out troubling experiences and visions.Increasingly, yoga and meditation are being seen as a critical addition to other forms of therapy and as an important alternative or complement to antidepressant drugs.
These aren’t simply feel-good sessions: meditation and yoga literally help create new muscle memory, actually rewiring the brain to enable people to process and recover from stress. This brain “rewiring” is what neuroscientists recognize as the potential for patients with PTSD to increase their ability to experience disturbing images and memories without reacting in an emotionally negative way. Recovery from PTSD can take time, but by adding these relaxation techniques, the brain can continue the healing process in a state of calm.