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Introduction to Reiki: Part II

»Posted by on Dec 18, 2012 in Blog, Services | 2 comments

Introduction to Reiki: Part II

In my Introduction to Reiki: Part I, I provided the history of Reiki and some information on what a Reiki session is like.  But I still have yoga students and clients asking me, “what IS Reiki”? The answer means we have to explore some science.  So, here we go! Everything is energy, according to science.  The entire universe is made up of a thing called matter.  Matter is neither created nor destroyed; it simply changes form.  Thus, matter is varying frequencies of energy.  If you can imagine energy as being a band of frequency where at one end there is very high vibrating energy that moves very fast and gets very hot.  The opposite end would be very low vibrating energy that moves very slow and gets very cold.  The higher vibrating energy would be very...

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Why Private Yoga?

»Posted by on Dec 5, 2012 in Blog, Yoga | 0 comments

Why Private Yoga?

Group yoga classes rock. They bring yoga to the masses at affordable prices. We also get to see our yoga buddies and feel the energy of a roomful of people connected to the same practice. And… Yoga was traditionally taught one-on-one because every BODY is so wonderfully, beautifully different! Some students have injuries and need a customized yoga sequence to create muscular balance in the body and avoid further injury. Some students are on fire for yoga and want targeted instruction that applies to their personal goals and growing level of practice. Here are a few more goodies that private yoga offers: Your yoga, your time: Reserve regular sessions at times that work around your busy lifestyle. Personalized attention: Address specific mind-body issues such...

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Benefits of Organic Skincare

»Posted by on Nov 21, 2012 in Blog, Natural Beauty, Services | 2 comments

Benefits of Organic Skincare

There’s a lot of buzz these days concerning items found in skin care products, and for good reason. This is because most mainstream beauty products are compromised with synthetic preservatives and other highly processed and contaminated ingredients such as parabens, sulphates, and artificial dyes and perfumes. Being that our skin is the largest organ, which eliminates body waste and is our largest immune defense barrier, when we put these toxic ingredients on our body, it is absorbed up to 60% into our blood stream. Over time, our skin becomes overburdened and weak as our bodies try to cope with these foreign substances. The results are anything but nurturing, rejuvenating, or healing, and can actually affect our health negatively and accelerate the aging...

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Introduction to Reiki: Part 1

»Posted by on Nov 21, 2012 in Blog, Services | 0 comments

Introduction to Reiki: Part 1

In my eight years of being a Reiki Master, I have heard many things from my clients and students about Reiki.  Many swear by its ability to heal, calm, and restore.  Many are shy, fearful, and even wary to try a Reiki session.  Many are not exactly certain what Reiki is.  And others think Reiki is a silly, “woo-woo” New Age practice. Some say they have experienced a Reiki treatment and not felt anything.  Others say they were blown away by their experience and received more benefit from Reiki than from a massage. Regardless of the varying viewpoints, Reiki is an amazing healing system that works with the body’s energy.  It has been found so healing and helpful that it is now recognized by the Florida Department of Health as a treatment for the diminishment of...

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Who’s the New Owner?

»Posted by on Sep 19, 2012 in Blog, Staff | 5 comments

Who’s the New Owner?

As the new owner of City Yoga- Dolce Spa, I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself for those of you that I have not had the pleasure of meeting. I am originally from Southern Illinois and lived in St. Louis before moving to beautiful St. Augustine. I attended the University of St. Augustine where I received my Doctorate in Physical Therapy and now work Mon, Wed, and Fri at First Coast Rehab on the University campus. Tues, Thurs, and Sat I am at the studio & spa. I have enjoyed getting to know many of you over the past several months, but for those of you that I have not met I look forward to meeting you in the near future. I have been practicing yoga for 8 years, but am currently not an instructor. I love to incorporate yoga into my physical therapy...

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Benefits of Aromatherapy Massage

»Posted by on Aug 25, 2012 in Aromatherapy, Blog | 0 comments

Benefits of Aromatherapy Massage

Aromatherapy massage has many benefits. Aromatherapy affects the body in two main ways. The inhalation of aromatherapy oils affects the nervous system, changes heart rate, breathing, digestive functions, stress levels, and triggers memory. Aromatherapy essential oils, when applied to the skin in a massage, travel through the skin into the blood vessels and directly into the blood stream. From there they have powerful affects on the body. They can purify the blood, increase digestion, warm or cool the body, relieve anxiety, increase or decrease heart rate and breathing rate, and re-balance hormones, just to name a few benefits. Essential oil blends made with oils such as marjoram, black pepper, and peppermint can be used in your massage which will help with...

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