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.
Give Love, Give Reiki Bronxville
We are excited to announce starting Saturday, February 17th, 2018 Heather (bio below) will be joining team BWS to offer Reiki.
Reiki is a Japanese energetic healing technique that works holistically on the body, mind and spirit from the inside out. Reiki energy breaks up and flushes out energy blockages, often built up over time, whether from past trauma, toxins in our food /environment, lack of movement, or chronic patterns of negative thinking or emotions - which we know by now affect us on a cellular level.
Reiki re balances the body’s complex energy systems and opening the channels for the body to heal itself.
Book Your Reiki Session Now.
Give Reiki Love to Someone you Love with an Instant Gift Certificate.
Heather has been a student of holistic wellness since she was 14 years old. Before she even knew what the term “reiki” was, she was practicing it on her friends. She is passionate about helping clients reduce stress and anxiety through her energy work.
Heather has gained knowledge from some of the most experienced teacher trainers in the country (Reiki: Jeff Migdow, Brett Bevell, and Libby Barnett. Yoga: Devarshi Steven Hartman, Jovinna Chan, and Lakshmi Voelker).
When she’s not practicing reiki or on her yoga mat, Heather enjoys seeing live music. Taken from the lyrics of her favorite song by The Allman Brothers, she hopes her sessions will “let your Soul Shine”!
We don't know about you, for us when January hits it feels like winter is here, inside and outside... Some of us get very sensitive to the darker cooler days and it affects our mood.
What to do? Come get some Sanctuary!
Indulge your senses with a Hot Stone Massage or a yummy Facial.
Re-charge your energy with a Reiki session. If you enjoy aromatherapy, ask and we will gladly give you a dose of lavender or eucalyptus.
And if you time it right, we may still be serving up those chocolate peanut energy bars from Stephanie's kitchen.
Perfect for anyone who needs a dose a wellness... And who doesn't?
Sanctuary Gift Certificates can be purchased in person or online for dollar amounts - allowing your recipient to choose how to spend it - or for specific Sanctuary Services:
Gift Massage for Relaxation...
Gift Meditation for Stress Relief...
Gift Reiki for Energy Balancing...
Gift Facials for Pampering
Gift one of our Discounted Packages & let your loved ones sample the best of what we offer - for less! (Bonus: they can always use the amount towards another package or service!)
Here are some favorites...
Restore and Renew, $220 ($20 savings)
75 Minute Massage with Reflexology
45 Minute Facial
Be Well, $170 ($15 savings)
45 Minute Massage
45 Minute Facial
Perfect Gentleman, $210 ($20 savings)
60 Minute Massage
60 Minute Gentleman's Facial
Stop in to purchase a Sanctuary Gift Certificate & we'll gladly package it for you.
Don't want to leave the house?
Purchase instant on-line gift certificates here to print/email.
Sanctuary Week Specials...
What: Our best services at 30% OFF! Each service is 45 minutes for $65.
When: Monday Oct 9th - Sunday Oct 15th, 2017
Why? Nourish you-- Enjoy more of what you love at a special price. Maybe even try a new service... instead of booking one service, book two or even three!
45 Minute Sanctuary Massage
45 Minute Sanctuary Facial
45 Minute Sanctuary Reiki
45 Minute Sanctuary Meditation
45 Minute Sanctuary Shamanic Reading
How: Call to Book: 914.337.9356 & Mention Sanctuary Week Special. Spots go fast.
Being Heard by Stephanie
Last week we talked about the importance of energetic balance and
energy healing as part of on-going self-care.
This week the theme of self-care continues as it relates to whether or not we feel we are "being heard".
Why? Quite simply, if we don't feel heard, our needs will go unmet. Over time, this drains us and we may give up asking altogether. When we do this, we invalidate what's important to our well-being.
For those of us who are em-paths, we may not even be asking at all! Perhaps we are so sensitive that we are afraid to ask. Whatever the case, not being heard isn't sustainable or enjoyable. Open, honest, respectful communication - also known as conscious communication is the foundation for all healthy & enjoyable relationships...and for life!
If you're looking to be heard, consider attending my communication workshop next week. You'll learn a model of conscious communication to help you get your message across, and get what you want, without all the drama both in personal and professional relationships. Details here.
When things heat up this summer, in addition to drinking plenty of fluids, preferably water, there are other ways to keep your energy levels balanced.
First, what do we mean by balanced energy?
No question we are living in tumultuous times. There is much change, and as such many of us are feeling the effects. If you are an em-path, you are feeling the effects even more.
Whether we feel the effects physically, mentally and/or emotionally, it all comes down to energy. As a result, some of us feel drained, tired...lazy, not motivated and we need to gain energy.
Others of us feel wired and perhaps even scattered and unable to focus. As such our energy needs to be pulled back or "in" and re-directed.
How do we bring energy back into balance?
With an Energy Healing Session. During a session, the intention is to restore energy back to balance.
At BWS we offer Shamanic Energy Healing Sessions with Stephanie and 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 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.
Interested in booking an energy healing session?
Call: 914.337.9356 or Book online
Reiki & Pregnancy by Maggie
Is Reiki Safe During Pregnancy?
Some women are wary about receiving Reiki during pregnancy, not wanting to introduce an "unknown" during this fragile time - and for most people, energy healing still falls into that category. However, not only is Reiki safe for both mommy and baby, it benefits them both in so many ways!
Reiki provides emotional as well as physical support to the pregnant woman, and has the power to make a baby wriggle with pleasure in the womb.
Reiki has a deeply calming effect on both the mother and the child. It restores balance and health, easing every stage of pregnancy. It reduces exhaustion, nausea, achiness, and inflammation in the mother, and helps her to release the fears related to pregnancy and delivery. It has also been found to reduce anxiety, sleep problems, and colic, as well as enhance motor activity and active sleep for the baby!
Questions? Call us: 914.337.9356 or Schedule an appointment here.
Sanctuary Week April 2017
What: Our best services at 25% OFF!
Each service is 45 minutes for $60.
When: Monday April 24th - Sunday April 30th, 2017
Why? We want to give you, your family & your friends the opportunity to enjoy services you haven't tried at a special price -- and -- enjoy more of what you love. Instead of booking one service, book two or even three!
45 Minute Sanctuary Massage
45 Minute Sanctuary Facial
45 Minute Reiki
45 Minute Meditation
45 Minute Shamanic Chakra Balancing
How: Spots go fast.
Call to Book: 914.337.9356 & Mention Sanctuary Week Special
Sadness, guilt, low self-esteem, loss of interest in people and activities, sleep and appetite disturbances... these are the hallmarks of depression, a serious condition that affects 400 million people today.
As we've talked about, we advocate holistic treatment alternatives to mainstream treatment of mental health conditions, including PTSD, anxiety and panic attacks.
The Top 3 Services we offer at the Sanctuary for Boosting Mood and Alleviating Depression:
Did you know that regular massage helps depression? Several studies have found that massage lowers cortisol levels (the stress hormone) up to 50%, and can raise serotonin and dopamine, neurotransmitters that stabilize our mood. The result is less anxiety, a better outlook on life, improved sleep, and fewer aches and pains, another symptom of depression.
Yoga is another fantastic way to alleviate depression. Not only is there plenty of anecdotal evidence (just talk to anyone who has a regular yoga practice!) but research backs this up as well. Various studies have found that yoga improves mood, outlook, distress, anxiety, anger, hostility, stress, physical pain, and more. Heart opening poses and inversions are particularly effective.
Energy Healing- Reiki and Shamanic- can be beneficial to clients with depression in multiple ways, and this has now been backed up by research as well. Published studies have found that people who receive regular energy healing sessions have improved symptoms of depression, which continue after treatment has ended. Some of the benefits of energy healing sessions for people who suffer from depression include: improved in mood, decreased feelings of shame, guilt, and sadness; a significant lowering of anxiety (both short term and long term); improvement in relationships and interpersonal effectiveness; and increased energy/less burnout.
Have questions or want to book a session? Call 914.337.9356 or click here to book!
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