Restorative Yoga and Aromatherapy Workshop, Jan. 12

Restorative Yoga and Aromatherapy Workshop, Jan. 12

Join Luahn, Lisa, and Kim for an extended practice of deep restorative yoga asana and luxurious aromatherapeutic treatment. Use yoga postures and essential oil-based skin care to help relieve stress and enjoy deep rest. January 12, 2013, 1-3:30pm at Yoga Sanctuary. Fee $45/$40 (YS Members). Sign up online or call Yoga Sanctuary (413) 585-9642 See you...

Luahn, Finding Inspiration In Everyday Life

As one of the partners of JoiaBeauty, Luahn seeks to integrate life styles changes with natural skin care. She looks for inspirations in everyday life. “I am inspired by my commute from the Berkshires down to Northampton. The autumn leaves remind me of the seasons of our lives. As in nature, we fly our true colors in autumn.” Expert Care JoiaBeauty offers deep knowledge and care. We aim to develop relationships with our customers. For Luahn it is impossible to separate outer from inner beauty. She also brings a certain playfulness to her approach, “by playing in the sandbox of outer body beauty we hope to help our customers to nurture their inner beauty.” What will you find in Luahn’s purse? Dr. Hauschka’s toned day cream “gives me a natural glow that I love. It’s decorative effect is harmonious with the other natural, organic products that I like to use, including the clothes I like to wear.” JoiaBeauty just started to carry Synergy; an organic cotton clothing line that uses low impact dye and fair trade practices.Luahn’s styles her curly hair every day with Phyto’s 9 Daily Ultranourishing Botanical Cream. It’s very light and effective! People always compliment her on her lip gloss. It’s Dr. Hauschka’s limited tinted lip gloss #15. It enhances like her natural lip color and prevents fine lines.For her eyes she loves Annemarie Börlind’s black mascara. It applies nicely and evenly and lasts a long time. It even contributes to the health of your lashes. Börlind’s eye pencil is great too because you can use it as an eye shadow and as an eyeliner. The attached sponge makes it easy to achieve a smoky tone. What Luahn’s likes to do “I love practicing yoga. Right now I am really drawn to poses that develop my core strength, like navasana. “Northampton has a lot to offer. For example, “Mary Lou...

ReCharge! (By Luahn)

The other morning I woke up and did a ritual scan of my devices to see which one needed charging.  iPad?  iPhone?  In fact, they’ve become such a central part of my daily life I consider them like close friends and I admit I asked out loud “which one of you needs charging?” I checked the battery icon on each one and plugged the adaptor into the one who needed it most.  Such good care! In asking the question out loud, I started to laugh, and realized that it was ME who needed recharging the most.  I asked myself if I scan myself with the same ritualistic commitment that I do my devices and then respond with the same treatment as my iFriends?  No-o-o.  It’s not that my body, mind and spirit aren’t sending plenty of messages as clearly as the depleted battery icon on my iPhone or iPad.  I’ve just been ignoring them and charge myself just enough to keep going.  I have a thin, green sliver, to continue with the same metaphor. I rarely get myself to 50% let alone 100% charge. After this realization, I can’t say I’ve made huge changes but I am more conscious of my habits.  Could I schedule “tune-ups” every 3500 miles, as I do my car, to use another analogy?   I’m taking an occasional restorative yoga class, meditating even if it’s for just a few minutes every day (see our invitation to meditate), eating the fresh produce of the season and trying to get a tad more sleep.  Start with the basics! How about you?   Luahn is a  co-founder of JoiaBeauty...

Sri Revealed

Recently my friend and I offered a Yoga and Skin Care workshop entitled “Sri Revealed”.  The Sanskrit word Sri can be defined as effulgent beauty, abundance, glory, excellence .  My favorite definition is an “explosion of a star radiating” outward – it has that much power and light.    AND, the best part about it is each one of us at our very essence is this star and our beauty and the beauty we create in the world is Sri.  This vibration exists everywhere and in everything. It’s the twinkle in our eyes, the dramatic display of autumn leaves, the joy of seeing a snowdrop poke through receding snow, the smell of cinnamon toast or the sound of a concert pianist. So, where ‘s the connection to our skin?  Our skin is the bridge between our inner and outer worlds. It is luminous when we allow our “star power” to shine out.  We do this when our thoughts, words and actions are guided by the wisdom of  hearts.   As powerful as this  star power is it speaks in a still, small voice which means we need to take time to listen.  By nurturing body, mind and spirit. Luahn is a  co-founder of JoiaBeauty and has a passion for practicing and teaching Yoga....