I was asked by Little Mended Hearts of Charlottesville to lead a meditation for parents whose children had passed away as a result of a congenital heart condition. It was an honor to help provide a container for people to share their grief and their love for their angel warrior. I was reminded of how important it is to be able to share your story with others who understand and how we can connect with our loved one through our heart connection. Thanks to Little Mended Hearts of Charlottesville for all they do to support families with heart conditions.
I keep getting reminders that the mundane is actually not. I was at the gas station and my car wouldn't start and right when I was about go down that path of getting grouchy, I looked up and saw this, a beautiful Luna Moth. Luna Moths only live for 7 days and during that time they can't eat (they have no mouth) and drop 400-600 eggs. They are often considered a symbol of intuition, reproduction and rebirth. And for me a reminder to find the pause.
Elizabeth and I are joining with lots of wonderful folks presenting at the first ever Retreat Week at IX Art Park. From June 12th through the 19th, there will be a variety of mindfulness offerings for everyone, from those just starting their explorations to those with practice under their belts. Please check the schedule and you can follow it on Facebook. Click here to like Elizabeth's page or here to like mine where we will also be posting schedule updates.
Elizabeth’s Upcoming Classes
Explore Your Inner Realms
This same presentation will be offered on two different days.
Sunday, June 12th, 6:00PM-7:00PM
Thursday, June 16th, 5:00PM-5:45PM
Join me for a different perspective on meditation as well as some guided meditations. With my guidance you will journey within to explore the landscape of your heart space, and discover your elemental support structure specifically finding your major and minor elements. This class is for all who are interested in knowing self in different ways. No experience necessary. If you have already worked with me and experienced these meditations, know that repeating them is always helpful and can sometimes be very different. Please join me for this special gathering and to meet some wonderful folks.
Elizabeth can be found at here.
Kim’s Upcoming Classes
So many fun opportunities coming up in June.
Therapeutic Benefits of Essential Oils ~ Tuesday, June 14th, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Crozet Studio
Tricia Lucas will discuss the practical application of medicinal plants for common everyday complaints, illuminating the wisdom behind this lost yet reliable tradition. I will teach about the body's chakras, and which oils can open, stimulate, and bring them back into balance. Please RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org
Mindfulness for Kids ~ Saturday, June 18th, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM IX Art Park Charlottesville
It's never too early to teach your children about self awareness. Join us for a fun active class where children and their parents learn to develop body awareness through a variety of exercises that utilize all of our senses. This class is designed for ages 3-10 but all are welcome. Following the class, kids can make a calm jar ~ supplies provided.
Chakra Readings ~ Sunday, June 19th, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM IX Art Park Charlottesville
Come get a status update on your chakras. Chakras are gateways that regulate energy flowing in and out of the body. When these flows are unbalanced we may experience problems on a physical, emotional or spiritual level. Self awareness of your chakras can help you bring them back into alignment and provide important insight into your life. If you know someone who has been curious about what chakras are, please send them down for their own chakra assessment.
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