For certified massage practitioners only, this advanced aromatherapy class will teach you about how to use Michelle's 13 botanical formulas and her method for prescribing oils so that you may start to use specific oils and blends that are unique to each client's needs. Expand your practice and look forward to offering a highly personalized and unique experience to your clients!
Make a day out of enjoying and learning about essential oils by joining us for both classes! Come in the morning for the FREE event to get to know Michelle and her products. Then stay for the afternoon for her renown Aromatherapy DIY Class.
In the afternoon Michelle Bardwell of Flower Road will lead us through her Aromatherapy DIY Class which focuses on preventative health and maintaining wellness using natural measures. In this class, Michelle introduces five unique Flower Road formulas for daily use, and teaches students how to incorporate these formulas, premium grade essential oils, and other simple measures to optimize health.
Join us for this complimentary event where Michelle Bardwell, a world-renowned Aromatologist and owner of Flower Road, will share all about her product line, and you may learn more about her process, her products, and why it's important to use essential oils that contain the highest therapeutic properties (like hers!) that have a complete, well-balanced and natural array of aromatic molecules.
This is a FREE event, and you are welcome to come & go as you please. If you'd like to make a day out of it, please stay for the afternoon for the Aromatherapy DIY Class (ticket purchase required for afternoon class).
Although this is a free event, we are still requesting RSVPs.
Please do so below.
Come ready to move at Willow Room!
Written by Katy Bowman, along with 4 of her long-time students (all of them in their 70s!), Dynamic Aging gives practical advice about how to move more & move well as we get older…so that we can keep moving as we get older!
The Dynamic Aging Book Club incorporates discussion along with doing many of the exercises in the book, all with hands-on guidance from Carla Harless, a Nutritious Movement® Certified Restorative Exercise Specialist. Read the book, do the book.
Read through it before you come, and then stay after for a boxed lunch (for an additional charge).
What's all included: 3-hour movement workshop, limited number of attendees for individualized attention. (For an additional fee, join us after for a boxed lunch with a view!)
To do first: Buy the book! https://www.amazon.com/Dynamic-Aging-Exercises-Whole-Body-Mobility/dp/1943370117/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1490131150&sr=8-1&keywords=dynamic+aging
We are so excited to host Lauren Ohayon, as she brings her renowned Restore Your Core workshop to Central Texas!
The Restore Your Core workshop is a live, in-person, hands-on experience designed for anyone of any age and stage who wants to learn about having a functional, strong, working core.
You will learn how your legs, pelvis, hips, spine and shoulders can and will affect the health of your core and what you can do to bring balance back into these structures. You will get adjustments, guidance and a ton of personal attention.
This workshop is perfect for those with core weakness, diastasis recti, pelvic floor issues, urine leaking, prolapse or any other core related issue.
In this workshop you will learn:
- Alignment + self assessment
- How to do core exercises so they benefit you
- How to assess your spine, breath, pelvic floor and core
- The art of breathing + tools and strategies for re-patterning breath
- A thorough breakdown of common core exercises + common cheats
- Many laughs + community feeling
This spring, enjoy a weekend of massage, meditation, meals, and movement designed with your health & well-being in mind. Give yourself this time for reflection, renewal, and rejuvenation to better take on the year and make it your best. It is not a luxury but a luxurious necessity!
What's all included?
- All meditation and movement classes for the weekend
- One, 60-minute Signature Massage to be scheduled for Saturday, March 18 in the afternoon
- All meals for the weekend
- A room at the adjacent lodge for both nights (Single & Double occupancy rooms available)
General outline of the schedule:
FRIDAY, MARCH 17
- 4:00pm: Check-in, unpack & unwind
- 6:00pm: Dinner
- 7:00-8:30pm: Evening meditation & movement class
SATURDAY, MARCH 18
- 8:00am: Breakfast
- 9:00-11:30am: Morning movement workshop
- 12:00pm: Lunch
- 1:00-5:30pm: Free time (able to use the sauna and/or heated Willow Pool while you await your turn to receive your 60-minute Signature Massage)
- 6:00pm: Dinner
- 7:00-8:30pm: Evening meditation & movement class
SUNDAY, MARCH 19
- 8:00-9:30am: Morning walking meditation
- 10:00am: Brunch
- 11:00-12:30pm: Movement class
- 1:00pm: Check-out
Meet your guide for the weekend
Carla Harless is the owner of Sanctum Spa and one of our exceptional massage therapists at Willow Room. She is a Licensed Massage Therapist and Restorative Exercise Specialist, among her other specialist, while also being a loving mother and grandmother. Please find out more about her over on her website.
What do I need to bring?
- Comfortable clothes that you feel free to move in.
- Walking shoes
- Optional: Your favorite journal if you'd like to take notes
- We also recommend that you bring an activity that relaxes you to focus on during free time. Whether that be a book that you've been meaning to read, or the needlepoint you've been meaning to finish. This is not a requirement, but this is a weekend for you. What would bring you the most joy? If it's getting some time to work on a creative project, please feel free to bring it.
Frequently Asked Questions
I've never meditated before; is this for me?
Absolutely! These will be guided meditations so you will learn the techniques to help you start a meditation practice.
What if I have a food allergy? Can you accommodate?
Of course! We'll send you a questionnaire closer to the start date about your preferences, and that is where you can notify us of your food allergies. Our professional chef is trained in modifying foods to ensure they are safe for everyone at our table.
What if I want to share a room with someone in particular?
We can accommodate that, too! Just let us know when you register who you would like to be paired with, and we'll ensure it is arranged.
What if I have limited range of motion?
That's OK, too! Our instructor is trained in Restorative Yoga which is a gentle practice, but we do ask that you notify her of any injuries, recent surgeries, or movement limitations. She'll be able to provide you with specific modified movements.
I'm really interested, but I can't pay it all up front. Do you have an option for a payment plan?
Yes! You may pay in two installments. A 50% deposit will be due to confirm your spot, and the remaining 50% will be due Thursday, March 16, prior to your arrival.
Do you have a refund policy?
Yes. If extenuating circumstances arise, and you are no longer able to make it, we are able to offer you a full refund if you send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, March 14 at 12:00pm (noon) CST.
Mindfulness starts in the body. Join us for a morning meditation where Carla of Sanctum Spa will begin with a brief lecture and Q&A session followed by a head-to-toe assessment. Then she will take you through a whole body guided meditation, which helps to develop better interoception (the felt sense of the body). This is the perfect way to take some time for yourself before the busy holiday season begins!
To purchase tickets, click here!
You deserve to take a day just for you, and we hope that by starting off your day with us, you'll be able to carry that feeling throughout the rest of your Saturday.
We'll start the morning with a yoga class utilizing Tune Up balls to roll the feet. We are constantly utilizing our feet, yet we don't do enough to properly take care of them. After this class, your entire body will thank you as you notice an overall sense of relief and your entire body starts to relax. We encourage you to continue this practice as a part of your daily routine, so each participant will leave with a pair of Tune Up balls.
Once class has concluded, you will have the opportunity to choose from one (1) mini facial treatment: Cupping Facial or Aromatherapy Facial Massage. We have four (4) available slots for each treatment, and these will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.
The remainder of your time may be spent in the dry sauna, hot tub, or yoga sanctuary. Please feel free to bring that book you've been meaning to pick up again, the craft project you haven't had a chance to work on in a while, or simply enjoy the time to do nothing. This is your morning to relax and spend it as you wish.
Should you want to utilize the hot tub, we ask that you bring a swimsuit.
Tickets available here.