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Beginner’s Tarot with Gretchen Davidson

Beginner’s Tarot with Gretchen Davidson

Thursdays September 27th, October 4th, October 11th, & October 18th,  5:30 PM –  8 PM

$25 per class or $90 for the series

Tarot is the ancient art of divination through cards. Tarot cards depict archetypal images that allow us to connect with the hidden aspects of ourselves. When you work with tarot you connect with your highest self to gain wisdom and insight that you can apply to your day to day life. This class covers basic tarot theory and provides an introduction to reading tarot for yourself. After completing this course, you will have concrete knowledge that will provide the foundation for developing a daily tarot practice. Please bring a copy of the Smith Rider Waite tarot deck.

Week 1: Tarot overview and the Major Arcana

Week 2: Wands and Cups and Introduction to Spreads

Week 3: Swords and Pentacles and Spread Practice

Week 4: Court Cards and Reading for Yourself

Gretchen Davidson, LICSW is an intuitive psychotherapist, hypnotherapist, and tarot card reader in the Mount Washington Valley. She is passionate about helping people work through past challenges and open to their divine purpose. Gretchen has a Master’s in Social Work from Smith College. You can learn more about her and her practice by visiting www.gretchendavidson.com.  

 

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– Awakening Awareness –

– Awakening Awareness –
A 4-part series to spark and harness your 6th sense!

September 14th, 21st, 28th & October 5th, 6 PM – 8 PM with Melissa Wyld

Body – Sept 14th, 6 PM – 8 PM – Embodied Awareness.
A one-on-one conversation with your physical Self.
(Be Well Studios)

Nature – Sept 21st, 6 PM – 8 PM – Embrace the Mother.
Awakening your 6th sense, tree communication and more.
(The woods of Narnia)

Mind – Sept 28th, 6 PM – 8 PM – Conscious Communication. From micro-truths to self-aware listening.
(Be well studios)

Spirit – Oct 5th, 6 PM – 8 PM – Harness your inner-Storyteller. Connecting a direct line to a Greater Wisdom.
(Be Well studios)

Introductory offer: pre-register for 4 classes: $100
A class may also be taken individually. $30 in advance or $35 drop-in fee.

Melissa Wyld – Author of “Crazy Free – an Epic Spiritual Journey”, Yoga Instructor (Be Well Studios), Nature Awareness Guide (Earth Tours of Sedona), professional Free-spirited Nomad, former Geophysicist, Adventure Manifester and Storyteller, Life-long Learner, full-time Esoteric and Spiritual Explorer, Long-distance Hiker, Gardener, TreeHugger, Gaia Lover and Advocate.

Awakening Awareness Series – Part 1

• Body – Sept 14th, 6 PM – 8 PM – Embodied Awareness.
A one-on-one conversation with your physical Self.
(Be Well Studios)

Your body is speaking with you. Are you listening?

Like a faithful best-friend, your body communicates with you continuously about the state of your physical and emotional health. It warns you of stored negative emotions, precursors to diseases and potential poor life-choices. It guides you toward what is best for YOU, regardless of the common consensus. And it listens, trusting that anything you tell it is true.

In this hands-on workshop, we will open this vital dialog, listen to the body’s subtle and/or urgent messages and apply scientifically-backed techniques* to query our innate body wisdom. We will also learn to speak to our bodies in a language that benefits us and practice somatic techniques* to rewire our minds for self-healing.

* – Osho dynamic meditation, chakra toning, EFT tapping, Qi-Gong shaking, Felt-sense Focusing, Muscle testing, Uddiyana Bandha Pranayama, somatic meditation and more.

Awakening Awareness Series – Part 2

• Nature – Sept 21th, 6 PM – 8 PM – Embrace the Mother.
Awakening your 6th sense, tree communication and more.
(The woods of Narnia)

In a 1966 scientific experiment, Backster showed the world that plants not only have intelligence and feelings but also that they communicate energetically with each other and with every other sentient being. In fact, humans are the only creatures self-excluded from the global Gaian conversation. We have been deaf, mute and isolated for too long. Let’s join in! It is time. Let’s remember how to communicate with all our relations again. Our health and that of our planet might just depend on it.

For this class, we will step among the trees and let them be our guides. We will explore the healing benefits of the ancient art of Shinroku (forest bathing), and apply sensing techniques* to consciously open the doors of perception to reconnect and communicate with the living world as children do.

* – Shinroku, Earthing, Sensory gating relaxing, Deep Earth Listening (Stephen H. Buhner), Feeling Into technique (Penny Peirce), tree meditation and more.

Awakening Awareness Series – Part 3

• Mind – Sept 21st, 6 PM – 8 PM – Conscious Communication. From micro-truths to self-aware listening.  (Be well studios)

With each pulse of our heart, an electromagnetic signal gets sent into the world, advertising the truth about our inner state, regardless of the mask we choose to wear. And in return, we receive the pulse of every living being in our sphere of connection, and react, mostly unconsciously. Since this process is built-in and cannot be changed, let’s learn to harness its power. Let’s learn to speak the language of the heart.

In this hands-on class, we will create a safe container for exploration and experimentation with ourselves. We will learn techniques* to co-lovingly speak our truth, recognize and own our reactions and offer deep listening – the greatest gift of all – to each other. These applied techniques are guaranteed to spark authentic, loving and constructive engagements, in all aspects of our lives.

* – 6th-sense communication, heart sensing, micro-truth telling, deep listening, talking-stick sharing, group meditation and more.

Awakening Awareness Series – Part 4

• Spirit – Oct 5th, 6 PM – 8 PM – Harness your Inner-Storyteller.
Connecting a direct line to a Greater Wisdom.
(Be Well studios)

The mind that sees all Paths sees the Map
The mind that sees the Map is Free. (My 4 am brain, Melissa Wyld)

What if you could change your life simply by changing the stories you believe and tell about it? What if you could converse with God (or the Universe, your Higher Self, Spirit Guides, Gaia, or the innate wisdom in your DNA), one-on-one, any time, and get answers to your most pressing questions? What if you could clear your goggles of emotional filters and acquired societal programming and actually see the Map?

You can! In this hands-on workshop, we will explore personal vibrational frequencies, how they manifest in your life in the form of stories told and lived, and how the patterns they represent self-recreate via bio-feedback. Using Dr. Hawkins Map of Consciousness, we will harness the Storyteller to walk a new Path. In the second part of the class, we will release and transcend the Storyteller and open a channeled dialog with the Unseen, for guidance, support, and answers.

Please bring a journal to class.

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Free to Beginners Meditation

Free Beginners Meditation

Every fourth Monday of Every Month 4:30 PM-5:30 PM with Leah. 

 

Great for first time meditation seekers to experience the benefits of this healing and calming practice. For BEGINNERS ONLY.

 

September 24th, October 22nd, November 26th

Free to Beginners Meditation

Meditation. You probably know it is supposed to be good for you. Maybe you’ve even heard all the talk and research done on meditation. Have you thought there is no way you have time in your day to meditate? Stress reduction is one of the most common reasons people try meditation. Did you know you can meditate anywhere? No special equipment needed. No sitting on the floor with legs crossed chanting. Not even a totally quiet space is required.  If you been wondering about how you can fit meditation into your life ~ these free beginning sessions are meant for you.  It is easier than you think.

12 health benefits of meditation:

  • Reduces Stress.
  • Controls Anxiety.
  • Promotes Emotional Health.
  • Enhances Self-Awareness.
  • Lengthens Attention Span.
  • May Reduce Age-Related Memory Loss.
  • Can Generate Kindness.
  • May Help Fight Addictions.
  • Improves Sleep
  • Helps Control Pain
  • Decrease Blood Pressure
  • You Can Meditate Anywhere
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Benefits of Hatha Yoga Stretch

Benefits of Hatha Yoga Stretch
Offered 8:15 am each Monday/Be Well Studios

There are plenty of unhealthy, thin or very athletic people who are living on processed, GMO body-building supplements and others who might be considered over-weight (large boned ? ) who drink raw milk, eat all organic and practice yoga. In many cases, size is not an indicator of health, but rather your mindset plus how many prescription and over the counter drugs you take.

This is where yoga and stretching come into play. How? Because these exercises challenge you to think about what you are doing and the benefits spill over into many areas of your life. I realize there are plenty of you out there who think intentionally while you are running on the machines, but it’s too easy to zone out or tune into the news or whatever is on the tv rather than noticing your thoughts.  Yoga and stretching are mind-body exercises because they take thought and intention. Yoga and stretching are not just about moving the body, which they do, but they have many other advantages.

What is the difference between the two?  Stretching is simply that, stretching. It’s pretty much body movement, kinesiology and lengthening the body. Yoga involves stretching, but also strength, balance and often yogic philosophy. The word yoga means union, and often the practice of yoga encourages you to form a union with whoever or whatever you desire. These are very simplistic definitions for the sake of saving space, all two practices help you become more flexible and increase your range of motion. Regardless of how you practice stretching, you’ll benefit in many ways:
• More flexibility: In the body as your muscles and ligaments lengthen, and in mind as you practice patience to achieve that length in your muscles. Building patience through stretching can help you become comfortable with stillness in your mind and body.

• Ability to manage stress:  Often we are so busy in life we don’t take time to reflect on our day and take time to understand how we are responding to daily activities or illness. Stress can be caused by many things. When you take time to slow down, stretch and become familiar with your body and mind it gives you the space to process how you are feeling and how you might be responding to any circumstances. Stretching your muscles creates a controlled kind of stress on the body when your brain identifies how to deal with this controlled stress, it teaches you skills to deal with everyday stress so you’re better prepared. This includes stress from pain, stretching in a controlled manner will help you deal with chronic pain. Often stretching can alleviate pain if it is rooted in muscles or joints that are stiff.

• Clearer thinking:  The busy-ness of life can be an obstacle to keeping healthy perspectives and actually seeing the truth. When you clear away the clutter from schedules, work and relationships it is easier to understand what your priorities are, what you can do in situations, and what you should let go of.

• Pain Management: Controlled stretching helps your mind and body deal with stress, which pain creates. Often, just moving the body helps you realize where your pain is coming from and discovering movements that can alleviate that pain. I always encourage my students to explore movements rather than just striking a pose and holding it one way. Pain management improves when you learn breathing exercises and specific stretches to ease tension in the whole body.

• Improved body awareness:  Life is busy and often our self-awareness is one of the first things we neglect. Whether it’s feelings of hunger, fatigue or pain, ignoring your body’s signals that something is wrong can become a chronic habit until something major happens. Stretching gives you the time and space to tune into your body and realize how you are feeling physically and emotionally. One of the most important elements to helping this happen is to do stretching in a relaxing environment away from any distractions that will keep you from focusing on what you are doing.

• Better sleep: When your body is tense and muscles tight, it can keep you from relaxing at night to sleep. Many of us carry tightness in our muscles without realizing it. The shoulders, back, and belly are the main areas most people carry stress. Simple stretching can help release that tension and help ease you into a peaceful night’s sleep.

• You’re less likely to get injured:  Bodies that don’t bend break. As people get older, their muscles and ligaments often get tight making it more likely they will break some bones if they fall.

• Make you happier overall:  Scientists have found that exercising only 7 minutes a day can help you feel better, lessening your chances of suffering from depression. Yes, stretching is exercising.

• Lose weight:  Stretching helps all your body systems work more efficiently. It increases circulation, gets fresh oxygen to your muscles, brain and all body systems. Your body can eliminate toxins more easily and often that results in lost weight. Weight loss with stretching is often a nice side effect of managing stress, breathing better and stretching.

• Improved balance and posture:  As your muscles become more limber, it helps your body to balance. Stretching helps you to free up areas in the body that are rigid, it is these imbalances that make our posture out of alignment. When you stretch and free up areas of tightness, it allows your body to become more symmetrical and you’ll see almost instant improvement in your posture.

What do you find is the biggest challenge in doing more stretching? Time? Instruction? Unsure how to begin? Join me at 8:15 am, Mondays at Be Well Studios. This class is for everybody, no yoga experience needed.

Daphne Miner LeMay/Balance/ DaphneBalance.com
300 RYT, Reiki I, II, III, Master & Teacher, Cert. Thai Yoga Bodywork, Cert. Children Yoga, Cert. Personal Trainer, Ayurveda Therapy

Be Well Studios Services

Grow with us at Be Well Studios, in a collaborative, artisanal setting of a truly holistic nature.  Eco-Yoga Studio – Wellness Workshops and Special Events – Community Meeting Space – Massage – Reiki – Organic Skin Care – Hypnotherapy – Holistic Personal Training.

Organic Cafe

As the Valley’s only all-natural café and deli, we’re the place to go for a creative and nutritious breakfast or lunch.  We use 100% organic produce, beans, grains, nuts and seeds, all-natural deli meats, regional cheeses, fresh made organic bread, local organic eggs, and buy locally whenever we can!  No nitrites, growth hormones, or antibiotics here!  Almost everything on our menu can be made GLUTEN FREE! Come by for breakfast and try one of our breakfast burritos, omelets, french toast, vegan breakfast bowls or breakfast sandwiches.

enjoy …..

  • an organic espresso or latte made with locally roasted, organic and fair trade coffee beans.
  • a super smoothie – fruity, nutty or green!
  • a fresh pressed organic juice
  • a lunch menu that is healthy, creative AND delicious
  • an assortment of sandwiches, soups, salads and daily specials.
  • a tasty dessert from our gluten free bakery case

We have something for the vegetarian, vegan, and the omnivore too!  All our sandwiches can be made gluten-free. …..Did I mention the free wifi – if you have to work while you eat – or at least need to check in – enjoy  really good yummy food rather than the same old  fast food…

Yoga Studio

The main studio is a beautiful space designed with both aesthetics and the environment in mind. The green guard certified cork floors make it the perfect material for yoga and dance. Punch cards and monthly unlimited yoga and meditation cards are available to use in any of our 21 weekly yoga and meditation classes.

Be Well Studios is Growing

With 9 different instructors and 21 weekly yoga and meditation classes, we have something for everyone’s schedule, experience and fitness level.

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The Yoga Studio is OPEN

It’s time to book your time – walk-ins welcome

Enjoy a Great Meal in a Great Space

Come see what we’ve done to our space…check back for the details – we are busy building right now!