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Relax & Renew!

 

Design your own afternoon of necessary indulgences and modalities with friends.

We help you create a curated gathering of meaningful interactions to share with loved ones, including program add-ons from the menu below, or suggesting your own personal faves. Experiences include the possibility of meandering our magical trails outside with secret seating spaces, hammock, meditation areas, a fire pit, and covered outdoor seating/dining. Cedar Sanctuary studio space is available for a minimum of two hours at $300 (100 per additional hour), plus your awesome add-on modalities to create a personalized and magical private gathering. Contact Susan Creighton for more details or to schedule now.

 

Program Options Include:

 

Biomat Therapy

Immerse yourself in a full body relaxing and rejuvenating experience! As you lie on the mat, you will feel the warmth penetrate your muscles helping your body and mind to relax. Enjoy the healing properties of a BioMat session with a combination of far-infrared light, negative ions and crystals. The Biomat is FDA approved as a device that converts electricity into Far Infrared Rays (FIR). FIR was discovered by NASA to be the safest, most beneficial light waves, as the heat penetrates and increases circulation to skin, muscles, and internal organs.

Benefits of Biomat Therapy:
• Relieves minor muscle or joint pain and stiffness
• Supports immune system, increases tissue oxygen from increased circulation, and reduces inflammation
• Reduces stress and fatigue, and promotes restful and improved sleep

The entire top surface of our professional grade HealthyLine biomat is infused with jewelry grade untreated, unpainted, and crushed natural amethyst, tourmaline, and obsidian gemstones, which are reported to provide healing properties. Amethyst promotes calm, balance and peace. Tourmaline aids in relieving stress, increases mental alertness, improves circulation, and strengthens the immune system. Obsidian draws physical and mental negativity while amplifying the beneficial effects of surrounding stones.

With a light trickling fountain in the background, or music of your choice. Dress comfortably as you’ll have the option to be cozy and comfortable under the covers of our heavenly soft blankets as the infrared rays leave you feeling revitalized and refreshed. Ahh…

Add on: $35 for 30 minutes for individual session.

 

Catering

Community Cuppa

Community Cuppa connecting time is included after many programs, or add-on to your special gathering. Because it’s delicious, and everything is better with tea!

 

Crafting

So many options, or bring your own ideas.
Let’s talk!

 

Custom Yoga – Individual or Group

Customizable yoga centered around your theme or intention such as self-love, clarity, peace, wellness, etc…  Your theme will be incorporated into the movement, the pauses, the breath, the rest and the meditation. The movements can be tailored to work with various levels or abilities from beginner to advanced.  Rest will include an optional head massage.  The session can be for an individual, partners or a group. Facilitated by yoga therapist and yoga teacher of 16 years Sonia Weirich C-IAYT E-RYT 500

“Sonia draws me beyond the physical movement into an enveloping sense of spiritual awareness that relaxes and nurtures the mind.  Sonia continues a flow throughout class that keeps me in the moment at every moment and I feel beautiful.”  – KS

More info at https://onetoone.yoga
Add on: 75 minute session for up to 8 participants at $100 (yoga mats provided or bring your own). Includes Community Cuppa connecting time afterwards!

Despacho Ceremony

With Dawn Little Torres. More info at https://www.dakinihealing.com

Details coming soon!

 

Doodling: Art Playdate

Doodling is for any one, artists and non-artists alike! Intuitive creativity is about the process, not the product. You cannot get this wrong!

You know that ‘frazzled nervous system feeling’ that comes when your mind is so busy and you are thinking of a million things at once, and feeling overwhelmed by all the demands of life? That feeling that it’s all “just too much”, and you wish you could get some space for yourself to ‘think”?

In this fun, simple Doodle Session with  Brenda Loukes Johnson,  you will learn how doodling can help you to:

  • relax your mind and body,
  • feel more present and centered,
  • calm your thinking,
  • focus your attention,
  • connect you to your True Creativity
  • and come up with awesomely creative ideas and solutions to problems – beyond what you could ever have imagined.

What participants say:

“I can express myself, I can lose myself in the moment, I can meditate and calm myself, I can find answer to something, and I can doodle anywhere! I love that I don’t have to have something to show for it at the end.”
“I love feeling when to leave a blank and when to fill one in. I love the feeling of flowing with a thought without judging it. This doodling stuff really does teach you more than just doodling. We should doodle life, it’d be more fun
“This is a wonderful way to let your mind wander and wonder too…. thanks again for opening this door. Your workshop really is powerful.”
“I’m a 35-year-old professional male, and doodling with Brenda was energizing, calming, and surprisingly fun! I felt more inspired to use my creative side and “flow” through the rest of the workday.”

With Brenda Loukes Johnson. More info: https://inflowproject.com
Add on: $247 for 1 hour experience for up to 6 participants, and $30 per additional person (includes all materials).

Foot Soak

Luxurious 20 minute hot water soak with Epsom Salts and your choice of essential oils while listening to heavenly music playing in the background. Aaaah…

Add on: $25 per person

 

Fire Ceremony

With Dawn Little Torres. More info at https://www.dakinihealing.com

Details coming soon!

 

Freedom Dance

With Dawn Little Torres. More info at https://www.dakinihealing.com

Details coming soon!

 

House Concerts

We LOVE music and house concerts! Indoors, or out. Bring in your fave artists or stay-tuned on our occasional mailing list here.

(Pic of https://JamesHowardMusic.com, a fave program at CS!)

Massage/Bodywork with Aloha Flow

Brenda Loukes Johnson provides massage and bodywork at Cedar Sanctuary to support physical, mental, spiritual and emotional well-being. Inspired by the Hawaiian healing art of Lomi Lomi, her style is imbued with the spirit of aloha, deep compassion, and respect. Aloha Flow gives people like you deep relief, rest, and the possibility of renewal and lasting change on all levels. When flow begins to move in our body, it opens up our mind, hearts, and life with a sense of of ‘coming home’ to one’s self.
 
Add on: $60 per person for 30 Minute session (fully clothed).

Meditation: Beginner to Advanced

Experience the benefits of meditation through an easeful progression from beginner to advance.  The session will start with moving meditation then transition to bodily relaxation, then to breath meditation and into more and more subtle levels of meditation and stillness.  Facilitated by spiritual practitioner of 25 years and non-dual renunciate Sonia Weirich C-IAYT

“I liked the progression of going deeper and deeper. When my thoughts became more active, as you instructed, I went back to meditation on breath which always calms me.  From there I was able to dip my toe into the deeper meditation you were guiding us into and had my anchor to return to if I needed it.” R.T.

With Sonia Weirich. More info at https://onetoone.yoga
Add on: 60 minute session for up to 15 participants at $100.  Includes Community Cuppa connecting time afterwards!

 

Meditation

With Dawn Little Torres. More info at https://www.dakinihealing.com

 

Meeting Space

Studio setup with chairs, yoga mats, speaker table, plus other items as needed to be discussed. An inquirer asked about the cost to lie on the studio floor on a yoga mat while gazing up at the skylight and listening to the trees!

Minimum 2 hours @ $300, plus $100 per extra hour. Add $10 per chair for up to approximately two dozen participants, or $5 per yoga mat.

Move& Groove Dance

There is a dance only you can do, that exists only in you, here and now, always changing, always true. Are you willing to listen with fascination?

“We dance to fall in love with the spirit in all things, to wipe out memory or transform it into moves that nobody else can make because they didn’t live it. It’s a sacred thing, the beat. We love beats that move faster than we can think, beats that drive us ever deeper inside, that rock our worlds, break down walls and make us sweat our prayers.

We dance to survive and the beat offers a yellow brick road to make it through the chaos that is the tempo of our times. Chaos is the way of the mind when it is free-styling , winging its way back to an instinctive, intuitive intelligence, the kind we need to survive — not only the real shit going down, but the massive amount of stuff we insist on making up to insure our suffering. God provides, and god don’t need no help. God is the dance and the dance is the way to freedom and freedom is our holy work.

So get down and find out what your hands, your shoulders, your elbows, knees and, most importantly, your hips and feet have to say about it. There is a dance only you can do, that exists only in you, here and now, always changing, always true. Are you willing to listen with fascination? If you are, it will deliver you unto the self you have always dreamed you could be. This is a promise.” -Gabrielle Roth
 
Freestyle dance (dress to move easily barefoot, socks, or comfy shoes) to a playlist of your choice, or we can provide! (Check out a few possibilities on Spotify here.) It’s a dance party for every body, and all about having fun together! Because: We were born to dance / Your brain loves dance / Dancing makes you feel better!
 
With Susan Creighton, Brenda Loukes Johnson, or others.
Add on: 60 minutes at $100. Includes Community Cuppa connecting time afterwards!
 

Restorative Foam Rolling

Move, perform, and feel better with Movement Medicine! Using a soft foam roller that makes you smile and small balls for the hands and feet, you can learn easy self-care techniques to reduce tension and stuck-stress, decompress joints, align bone structure, and help you move smooth! Whether you’re a dancer, an athlete, or someone simply looking to move with greater ease, MELT is complimentary to any wellness program and a proactive approach to maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle.
 
The MELT Roller is significantly softer than traditional rollers, creating a compression that is ideal for rehydrating connective tissue/fascia (the flexible support structure of your body). Unique cross-linked memory foam construction allows you to make significant immediate changes while creating remarkable lasting results. Bonus: MELT feels great, and is appropriate for all levels of ability.
 
Session geared to area of interest. Upper Back? Legs? Happy feet or hands? You choose! MELT rollers/balls provided for class and sequence handouts provided to take home. Includes Community Cuppa connecting time afterwards.
 
With Susan Creighton. More info at www.MELTmethod.com
Add on: $150 for 90 minutes.

Restorative Meditation – Yoga Nidra

 

Ritual

Stay-tuned for details!

 

Sacred Ceremony

For the events and moments in our lives that we wish to give the significance and honor they deserve.
 
Dawn Little Torres will guide you to co-create and customize a magnificent ceremony, whether it is an intimate time for yourself or a larger event with friends or family. Dawn creates experiences that beautifully support and honor your treasured moments in a way that uniquely celebrates you.
 
More info at https://www.dakinihealing.com
Add on: $300 for up to 8 participants at 90 minutes.
 

Sauna Session

Healing Sound Baths

Sound Healing is a wonderful, feel good way to release stress and tension, to allow all of the cells in the body to harmonize and to soften and enter into deeper states of restorative relaxation as vibrations swirl around and inside of the body.
 
The benefits of Sound Healing range from reduced stress and anxiety, better sleep, lower blood pressure and cholesterol, reduction and release in physical pain symptoms, balancing mood swings and chakras, improved mental clarity, sense of inner peace to increased energy levels. The experience has been described as  “A shower on the inside”.  Each of us will respond differently to the process, but each of us receives exactly what we need from the experience.
 
With Dawn Little Torres. More info at https://www.dakinihealing.com
Add on: $300 for up to 8 participants at 90 minutes (check-in/group connecting time, pulling cards ritual, light movement, sound bath).

Sound Bath – Private Session

Writer’s Workshop

Yoga

With Dawn Little Torres. More info at https://www.dakinihealing.com

Details coming soon!

 
“Art Is Restoration” Immersive Art Exhibit
Stay-tuned for future programs
BY SPECIAL INVITATION ONLY: Email Brenda Loukes-Johnson at loukesb@gmail.com.
 
This sensory immersive art exhibition is coming up soon at Cedar Sanctuary!
 
Brenda Loukes-Johnson will be exhibiting “Bodies of Water,” which is a series of large, flowing vibrant paintings that lure visitors to ‘bathe’ in the art and the forest… where Art meets Art. “House of Belonging” is made up of two installations of mesmerizing ink and bleach squares that reference fragmented parts of the natural world and the emotions associated with settling into a new home in a new land from South Africa.
 
Participants will also enjoy a meditative audio component, recorded sounds of water, and a hands-on meditative community drawing experience to connect to one’s own innate creative nature.
 

Amigas

Stay-tuned for next date!
Potluck (Store-bought is aok!)
Amigas Group on Facebook

Amigas is a multicultural community of women who know that there is more that connects us than divides us. We connect to grow meaningful and enriching relationships, create a sense of belonging for everyone, and have fun together.

As we remember our strengths and reconnect with our vibrant selves and each other, we benefit both as individuals and the evolution of our planet as a whole. To quote female role model Mamma Gena, “The joy of life is not simply in serving oneself. The true joy of life is in being able to be a part of a larger community of service, taking one another higher.”

Amigas meets regularly at Cedar Sanctuary to surround each other with the support of sisterhood, community, connection, and inspiration. For more information contact Susan Creighton: susan333@live.com / 425.298.6428

COVID-19 UPDATE

We take COVID-19 measures very seriously and in addition to mandated or recommended safety measures, we’ve implemented additional precautions such as high grade air purifiers, motion-sensor soap dispensers, wall-mounted paper towels, spray sanitizer/disinfectant at entries, and more. We look forward to connecting with you!