February at MSY

January was an amazing start to a new year at MSY, and February is continuing that trend.

As usual, we’re kicking off the month with our Relax & Recharge open house. Join us on Friday, February 1st for reiki with Jen and Suzie, AromaTouch with Paula, and tarot readings by Stacey. Our doors will be open from 5pm to 7pm. Stop in, sign in, and enjoy a relaxing and illuminating evening. All services are donation-based.

If you’d like to learn more about essential oils, join Paula on February 9th for Hidden Gems of the Essential Oil World. Perhaps you’re familiar with the basics: lemon, lavender, and peppermint. Maybe you have a few “go-to”s in your collection. In this class, Paula will introduce you to some of the lesser-known essential oils that you’ll definitely want to add to your oil collection. Although these essential oils may not be talked about as frequently, they are very valuable and hold unique benefits for us. A few are sure to work their way into your favorites rotation! Pre-register at Essentially Balanced Mama.

We have three events for kids this month! On Saturday, February 9th and on President’s Day (Monday the 18th) Jen Sunderlin is back with Energy Explorers! We had so much fun with this last month, and I can’t wait to see what she has in store for us this month! Exploring our energy can bring a mind-body awareness that can be applied outside of class. Combining breath-work, movement, imagination and sound, we bring awareness to our energetic systems. This fun and interactive time together begins at 11:45 and will conclude at 12:30 with a centering exercise to ground and calm the kiddos. This 45-minute class is appropriate for kids 4 years and over. Pre-registration is encouraged, but not required.

Our third offering for kids comes on Saturday, February 23rd at noon. Sheray Efaw recently achieved certification with Kidding Around Yoga, and she’s super excited to share what she’s learned with kids of all ages. Young Yogis focuses on playfulness. It includes breathing instruction, relaxation techniques, stretching and strengthening poses, all using fun-filled music, games, and imagination. The Kidding Around Yoga method gets children singing, dancing, skipping, marching, jogging, shaking, laughing, hopping, limbo-ing, and storytelling ALL while practicing yoga to original KAY music. Pre-register to secure a spot for your young yogi.

Valentine’s weekend provides us with three opportunities to open our heart chakras! On Saturday, February 16th, book a tandem AromaTouch and reiki session for you and your sweetheart, best friend, or loved one at our AromaTouch Reiki Afternoon Special with Jen and Paula. Enjoy a relaxing, immune-boosting AromaTouch Technique, or bring harmony to your energetic system with a Reiki session . . . or schedule both! Select and schedule an AromaTouch Technique or Reiki session at a special rate of $30.00 per person for a 45 minute session! We'd love to assist you into relaxation, melting your stresses away! Follow the ticket link, then message Main Street Yoga to schedule a time for your experience!

At 6pm on the 16th, join us for Valentine’s Couples Yoga and Oil Massage. A blissful evening is in store for you with a fun, light-hearted couples yoga class, ending with a luxurious hand massage you will practice on each other! We spend time with the ones we love daily, and sometimes forget how incredible they are! This couple’s class will stir up the love, friendship and unity you share. You’ll learn playful couples poses, then we'll conclude with a guided hand massage using a romantic blend of essential oils. You will also receive a bottle of massage oil to take home! Please pre-register for this enjoyable and entertaining evening full of laughs!

On Sunday, February 17th, Jen is hosting Illuminated Reiki 2 training. If you’ve had your Reiki 1 attunement, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to deepen and expand your reiki practice with a combination of the Usui traditional method and modern techniques, including distance healing, how to work with your chakras, and power exercises. We will experience a hands-on practice and much more! You will be attuned to and receive additional Reiki symbols. Your registration fee includes informative handouts, The Healing Touch Reiki 1 & 2 by William Rand, and certification for completing the training. Pre-registration is required. If you have any questions, email Jen at illuminationhealing8@gmail.com.

February 22nd presents a unique opportunity for reiki practitioners of all levels to come together for a Collective Reiki Practice. Join together with other Reiki practitioners in a collective self practice. Enjoy a peaceful, serene environment that allows you to relax deeply into your practice. If you'd like to join in after, we'll discuss our practices, ask questions, and share insightful information. You'll also receive an exercise or topic to enhance your personal exploration at home! Bring a yoga mat if you have one, or anything that would assist in your comfort, and any items you'd like to infuse with your Reiki energy! The exchange is $10.00 or register through the event link.

Looking forward into March, I’ll be hosting a meditation workshop on the 3rd to teach you how to build a simple home meditation practice. Most of us know that meditation is a powerful tool for reducing stress and building mental and emotional resilience. Yet the prospect of meditation can be intimidating if you’ve never tried it on your own (or if you have and felt you “failed”). In this workshop, we’ll eliminate the mysticism and strip the practice down to its essence – sitting in silence. We’ll talk about ideal times to meditate, how to take mini-meditation breaks, and how to sit (or lie) comfortably for meditation. I’ll explain how to build your practice gradually, and we’ll explore different styles of meditation so that you can find one that suits you. Following the workshop, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in 21-day meditation challenge to help you get your zen ball rolling. Pre-registration is required. This event is free to Body Wisdom course members.

So there you have it: the shortest month of the year packed with fun things to do at Main Street Yoga!

See you at the studio!