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Diet & Hormonal Balance

April 28, 2018, from 12:00 to 1:30 PM --- You are invited to a FREE initial lecture and Q&A session at Sterling Hot Yoga & Wellness;

The 6-week program will run May thru June / Sterling Hot Yoga Works, 2540 Old Shell Road, Mobile 36607

What you will learn in this program:

  • How your hormones work and how everything within your body is connected.
  • How you can balance your hormonal system by determining and leaving out food triggers and adding nutrient dense food, herbs, and supplements to your diet, thus establishing lasting wellbeing in your life.
  • How to prepare natural wholesome foods that work with your busy schedule.

Week 1 - Happy hormones - Our glands and chakras

Develop An Action Plan / Identify Your Triggers

Week 2 -  Curb your sugar cravings

Push the 'Reset Button'/ Detox your liver and Cleanse your gut

Why Physical Healing Starts In Your Colon

How proper liver function connects to balanced hormones

Week 3 - His & Hers

Women only - heal migraines and PMS, smoothly surf through menopause, improve fertility, prevent breast cancer

Men only - testosterone and lean muscle, prostate health

Support Sex Hormone Production For Wellbeing

Week 4 - Adrenal Health

Lower Your Cortisol Levels / Reverse Adrenal Fatigue

Guided meditation - stress management

Week 5 - Hands-on Cooking Class

Fermentation - How to make fermented foods at home

Herbs & Supplements For Specific Conditions

Guest speaker: Dr. Donald Ponquinette will be giving an overview of possible interactions between common supplements and frequently prescribed substitute hormones.

Week 6 -  Thyroid Care Herbs

Improve Your Energy Levels / Reduce Stress On Your System

What you will get in this program:

  • weekly in-person classes with educational lectures and Q&A
  • PDF worksheets / self-assessments
  • 50+ recipes and easy go-to-guides for food preparation at home
  • instructions for fermentation, sprouting, juicing, detox
  • weekly email newsletter with charts, motivational quotes, and meal plans
  • guided hypnotic trances
  • one-on-one email support
  • consultation based on your personal lab results by an experienced pharmacist (lab work has to be done outside of this course by your doctor)

Your investment for the entire program: $197 (includes all supplies and cooking class). 

Blue Moon Transformational Health And Yoga Retreat in Costa Rica

From January 28th to February 3rd, 20187-day / 6-night retreat in the gorgeous Cañafistula Valley in Costa Rica, called

Blue Moon Transformation Health And Yoga Retreat

January 2018 started the new year with two full moons in one month, therefore the second moon is called a blue moon. As if that wouldn't make the timing special enough yet, there happened simultaneously a full lunar eclipse. For me, reason enough to make this time all about looking inwards and bringing awareness to the shadow aspects of our mental and emotional life. The larger cosmic cycles are a great reminder that our lives go through cycles as well - after work comes rest, after excitement a quiet moment, and back to pushing forward and then resting again. Can you see where I'm going with this? 

Why would you want to go on a yoga retreat? And what is all this talk about transformation and health about?

There sure are plenty absolutely amazing resorts, beautiful beaches, and other destinations out there in the world that just wait for people to come and spend a relaxing vacation with them. If that's all you long for - some time out from work, sunshine on your belly, and hanging out in a beautiful place - go for it! No hard feelings. Just know that what I'm inviting you for is so much more.

I'm committed to offering you:

  • a body cleanse with locally sourced, fresh, plant-based food
  • hold space for you to feel safe to do your inner work
  • guide you through meditations, breath work, and yoga practice to help you to realign with your true purpose
  • help you make shifts to heal old wounds, limiting beliefs, and negative self-talk
  • guide you to a positive outlook on your life, so that you can bring compassion and love to your family, work environment, community, and yourself
  • teach you about herbs, trance work, and energy healing - to help you stay balanced and centered, and make lasting changes towards a mindful lifestyle.

And that's not all! While being still and listening inwards is important for healing and soul-purpose-alignment, it is almost equally important to create excitement and joy and lots of motivation to say fully YES to life.  So, I invite you to go with me on daring tours, expanding your comfort zone and reviving your ability to get excited and feel the feelings and burst open into laughter and awe. 

This is personal - the people who decide to join a retreat with me are ready, internally, for a deeply spiritual experience. It's not just about "hanging out". The people who take time for this trip are like you - seekers, students, open-minded, and heart-centered - that don't just practice yoga to maintain a sexy butt but as a practice for healing, personal growth, and mindfulness.

The Inner Space Meets The Open Sky

Vegan Yoga Retreat, September 2 thru 5, 2016, in Destin, Florida

Time to reset, to breathe salty air, detox the body while learning how to prepare healthy meals, daily yoga and guided meditation to allow all of you become spacious and feel connected with the Divine source of our all being and with the amazing possibilities available for your life.

Review by Linda C.: 

"I wanted to thank you Manja for a wonderful weekend in Destin at her yoga retreat. I am on the go with so many responsibilities and I rarely take the time to relax. (I realize now) At Manja’s retreat, I was able to use her theme of inner space meets the open sky to help me refresh and come back with a new outlook. In this intimate setting we felt supported; mind body and spirit. Nutritionally with excellent meals, teas and snacks, with all the amenities for the body (including Reiki session) breathe practices, asana practice, and nourishment for my soul in meditation and yoga Nidra. Plus plenty of free time to read, relax in the hot tub, at the beach, and engage in enlightening conversation. I feel more equipped now to face my busy schedule with greater knowledge on how to handle stress. Much gratitude"

 

My Work With Reiki – A Pure Blessing

How little did I know when I first started working with Reiki. As a matter of fact, I thought I knew why I was interested in learning more about it but really, I had no idea what I would get myself into.

Over and over, when working with my clients, I am blown away by how fast Reiki works, and by how much it exceeds my expectations of what it can do.

Practicing Reiki has been an extraordinary lesson in letting go of my ego. Letting go of what I think would be best for my client, but simply trusting into the Divine Source of all life that healing will always be provided at it’s own pace, where it is needed the most, and only to serve the highest good.

One of my clients came to me with severe disturbances in her life, and asked me to guide her through a Past Life Regression session. For a variety of reasons, I don't use past life regression in the first session that we meet. My client was severely impacted by family trauma, causing a whole lot of hardship in her current life including financial issues, an inability to find and keep a fulfilling relationship, sleeping and eating disorders, plus trauma-related behavioral challenges in her children. When she entered my practice the first time, she was drastically underweight, deprived of sleep, plagued by anxiety and panic attacks, and just overwhelmed by completing daily life tasks. Only two sessions later she started smiling, came in happy and almost bubbling over by wanting to share how much better she felt already. After about six weeks, she had visibly gained some weight, her complexion went from very pale to a lively glow, her eyes had gained their shine back, and her anxiety was gone.

Another client scheduled Reiki sessions with me after her husband had died way too early, and left her and two teenage aged children behind. She was overwhelmed by grief and had a hard time fighting back her tears. She felt lonely, cut in half, like she had lost her vision for her life and her sense of belonging. The first session was energetically very intense. Only two weeks later, she showed up to her follow up session - with a big smile on her face, a loud “thank you” followed by “I feel like I have my life back”! Oh wow, I was so touched and happy for her!

Over the past two years I helped clients with fertility issues, helped them to dissolve unhealthy relationship patterns, overcome depression, sleeping disorders, anxiety, and addiction.

In severe cases I combine Reiki with hypnotherapy and take my clients into a safe, deeply relaxed and highly suggestible state of trance. If appropriate, I include healing crystals into Reiki sessions - selecting crystals to amplify the healing energy channeled to address physical, mental, and emotional challenges.

When things are not going well in your life and the same patterns keep appearing, Reiki can loosen the emotional chains holding you back, after which they can be released so you can focus on your purpose here on Earth - what brings you joy, and how to attain your personal power and take charge of your life.

People who open up blockages and let the energy flow through may experience an intense rush. People touched by Reiki Universal Life Force energy strive for self-improvement and for the higher good of all concerned. People become more loving with each other. Sharing kindness from the heart is possibly the noblest thing a person can do. Have the courage to live your light!