Valentine's Day is 2 weeks away. It's one of our favorite occasions here at the Sanctuary.
We love to love & Valentine's Day is a reminder of why we are here. More than ever, we believe taking care of ourselves is an act of self-love that keeps on giving.
From our own self-love, all other love grows. In fact, the ability to nourish ourselves first enables us to effectively (aka without resentment) nourish others.
And as Stephanie writes, you must Save Yourself First.
Here are 4 Ways to Plug into our LOVE:
1. Treat Yourself to a Sanctuary Service.
Enjoy the familiar and try something new...Book Now.
2. Give Sanctuary Love with a Gift Certificate.
Favorites: Be Well Package, Restore & Renew, Couples Massage...or simply gift a dollar amount & let your loved one decide.
3. Attend Stephanie's Manifesting Love Event
Next Tuesday, Feb 6th, 6:30pm @BWS
Embark on a Meditative Journey through the Chakras to Release what gets in the way of Manifesting the Love you want. Learn More & RSVP.
4. Register for Reclaiming Joy Retreat Information Session via Phone
Next Wednesday, Feb 7th, 12pm-1pm EST
Looking for more information about Stephanie's Retreat? If so, join Stephanie and Jeannie for an informational & inspiring phone call. Learn about what to expect, what others are saying, and why now. RSVP Here.
These Hips Don't Lie by Stephanie
What does it take to reawaken??
Last week I spoke about times of transition and how we find our way.
Then on Monday we experienced a major transition with the solar eclipse and the new moon. Did you feel the energy? It's powerful!!
Having said this, there are so many opportunities these days for us to reawaken. By reawaken I mean to consciously choose change. We pick up our head and finally decide what we are willing to do about what we want.
What type of opportunities lead to reawakening?
Often pain related ones...physical, mental, emotional, etc.
My reawakening came last week while receiving a much needed massage with Jhancarlos. Let's say we dealt with my psoas...otherwise know as our other soul. I had no idea the emotional pain I was in until my hips were being worked on. The hips are an energetic storehouse for emotions.
Why is this interesting?
Those of you who know me, understand I meditate daily, practice yoga and self-shaman (aka energy healing on myself). I got lots and lots of tools. And yet...even I fall asleep.
During the massage, Jhancarlos reminded me -- with clarity and grace -- that my hips/psoas have been storing lots of emotion that simply needed a physical release. It was a humbling reminder that my hips don't lie and when I am undergoing heightened stress, I need to reach out for other kinds of support and book that massage. Thank you Jhancarlos for setting me straight and for holding safe space for release. As many of you know, trusting the person who is helping us is necessary for deep release.
So I ask you: Are you in need of reawakening to your life?
If so, what will YOU do about it TODAY?
Make that change?
Book a session?
Try something new?
Go on retreat?
Have more fun?
Yoga Love...Yoga Means Union
To anyone who has taken a yoga class, perhaps you have felt more connected to your body, mind, spirit during and afterward. This is one reason we love yoga! It's about union.
When we are on the mat (or the sand), we are invited to practice what it means to be in union- first with ourselves and then with others. We create this union when we stop to feel our toes...notice our breath and coordinate it with our movement...unite intention with where our attention flows...and it goes on.
If you're new to yoga and have not yetexperienced this, next time you are in class, look for union.
We are still feeling the yoga love as we share this FB picture album from the May Outdoor Yoga Event. Talk about union. It was a blessing to connect with our community...to join together breathing and being one.
Practicing union...another powerful practice for life.
If you want to deepen your understanding of yoga and union, check out
Stephanie's Fall Tulum Retreat here. There are a few rooms available. Questions? Email Stephanie here.
Radical Self Care
Summer is the perfect time to slow down and notice where you need to be "fed".
What needs nourishment, love & attention?
Here's one idea:
Book a massage and request one of our specialty oils... try peppermint for cooling or lavender for relaxation. Massage relaxes muscles, soothe aches and pains, releases energy blocks...rejuvenates body, mind and spirit.
Speaking of Radical Self Care...
Taste of Tulum in New York
Monday, July 31st
@East Atlantic Beach, NY
Interested in Stephanie's Tulum Retreat this Fall?
Enjoy a day at the beach with Stephanie to experience what it means to Nourish... & Get a Taste of what it will be like in Tulum...continue reading
SWEET RETREAT - TULUM, MEXICO
With Stephanie Filardi
October 31st - November 5th, 2017
Relax, Renew & Nourish yourself in this amazing Mayan land.
Start the day with meditation and yoga in front of the sea, savor healthy and fresh meals, unwind with free time by the Caribbean Sea or explore the wonders of the area, connect with like minded people.
Open to All Levels!