Looking to go deeper into your healing practice? Consider giving yourself the gift of wellness by attending one of our events.
To register you can call 802.888.4054, email us at email@example.com or go to our program calendar page. To make registration quicker, we recommend you download our app available through Apple App Store or Google Play.
AromaYoga Retreat with Virginia Merriam & Jennifer Moody
Registration required. Maximum of 8 students.
Looking to deeply unwind and restore?
In this special monthly restorative yoga retreat, reiki & gentle massage, aromatherapy, sound bowls, warm packs and eye pillows are integrated to facilitate a deep sense of calm in mind, body and spirit.
Restorative yoga is a deeply relaxing practice, often referred to as the yoga of surrender. It is a receptive practice which incorporates the use of bolsters, props, and blankets to support the body in holding gentle yoga poses. At the heart of restorative yoga is the balance of energies that flow throughout the body bringing the body and mind into balance, allowing for the body to enter a deep state of relaxation. In this state you are able to let go of deep holding patterns in your body allowing your body to heal.
Therapeutic grade essential oils are specifically chosen for each yoga pose, to promote overall health, well-being, relaxation, and stress reduction. Essential oils are the pure essence of a plant and have been found to provide both psychological and physical benefits. When inhaled, they work by stimulating smell receptors in the nose, which then send messages through the nervous system to the limbic system — the part of the brain that controls emotions. When restorative yoga and essential oils are incorporated into a single practice, your whole body is brought into a deep relaxed state, allowing your mind to become quiet and reflective.
Reiki and gentle massage will be offered while resting in poses. Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing.
Journeys in Nature with Kim Jensen
Join naturalist, Kim Jensen, to explore the woods and waters for the secrets within. Identifying the gems of the forest through tracking, botanizing, and birding, Kim will lead participants to those “aha” moments where keen observations meet undiscovered skill. An introduction in nature journaling will be led at the beginning, and then we’ll discover the true nature in all its form each month.
Each program will have individual and shared group activities. Meet at Blackbird Wellness VT with appropriate clothing for the outdoors. Rain or shine. All the proceeds will benefit BBW.
May 20, 2017 10:00am-12:30pm – Bird Song Blooms
June 10, 2017 10:00am-12:30pm – Flower Leaves Trees
July 15, 2017 10:00am-12:30pm – Living Water Rocks
***Students must bring their own drawing journal, pencil and eraser***
Cost: $20 or $55 for all 3 (LCCD members receive an additional discount, please call 802.888.4054 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for special rates).
Thank you, Jennifer and Virginia for the most pleasurably soulful days at the AromaYoga Workshops! Having these monthly opportunities for me to restore myself with your gentle guidance, healing hands, and breath giving oils has been my saving grace. I truly appreciate the experience and your work, thanks for making it possible! Namaste –- Kim Jensen