Category Archives: Diet & Hormonal Balance

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"

 

Reiki Session Offer

Reiki is the Universal Life Energy that flows through all living things.

Body-Soul-StonesReiki is right for you if you wish to:

  • balance your energy system
  • regenerate your cells so that they can reproduce healthy and be better oxygenized
  • support your healing from physical illness and from emotional trauma
  • boost your brain’s capacity, sharpen your focus, improve your memory and willpower
  • increase your spiritual awareness, be more sensitive and receptive of intuitive insights.

Customized for your individual condition treatments can be conducted:

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  • while playing relaxing music
  • using binaural waves
  • applying healing crystals
  • adding essential oils.

Reiki is not a massage. Reiki treats the energy body, which then in return has a positive impact on our emotional, mental and physical wellbeing, literally enhancing and balancing the energy in each of our cells, inducing frequencies that allow healing, allowing our cells to stay healthy, and reproduce healthy.

Reiki may cause emotional responses which indicate that you start to release old trauma and heartache.

The effects of the treatment may not all be noticeable immediately but rather unfold over the course of one week. You may experience:

  • signs of detoxification including light headaches and unclear skin
  • deeper, more restful sleep
  • remembering dreams clearly
  • decreased desire for “comfort drugs” including wine, chocolate / sweets in general, and coffee
  • heightened awareness during meditation.

General instructions:

  • be open and ready to receive Reiki energy
  • provide your Reiki practitioner with details regarding your health history, any chronic ailments, or acute issues
  • children under 16 need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian during treatment - consent for a healing session is needed by both parent/guardian and child

Sessions are recommended to last between from 30 to 60 minutes. During a session, the entire body will be treated, no need to undress at all. I have my own treatment table and blankets to help you feel comfortable.

I offer Reiki Sessions upon appointment at Sterling Hot Yoga & Wellness, or, if it would be more convenient for you, in the comfort of your home. I also offer Distance Reiki.

Call 251.234-4771 to schedule a session!

I’m looking forward to meeting you and sharing with you the Universal Life Energy.

Blessing your way always!       - Manja

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Reiki For Children

Children in our modern world are exposed to many stress factors that even adults often have difficulties to juggle. These stress factors include long hours of learning and following behavioral rules at school, pressure to be successful, not being allowed enough time to eat mindfully while at school, consuming highly processed foods, being exposed to polluted air, water and pesticide residues on food, and being exposed to electro-smog to name just a few. The resulting symptoms are quite similar to the ones developing in adults: disrupted sleep patterns, eating disorders, anger, depression, anxiety, general nervousness, diminished self-esteem, inhibited capacity to focus and learn, again to name just a few.

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Reiki is a gentle way to restore and balance our children's energy levels, and thus teach them to relax and to be mindful about their subtle energy system from an early age on for them to benefit from all life long. When children receive Reiki, they simply relax and are willing to embrace with you this feeling of peacefulness that is generated. Reiki has a very calming effect, thus promoting relaxation and confidence. Children are able to unplug and get the time they need and deserve to tap into the Universal Life Energy.

Little babies can also get positive impacts of Reiki. It is helpful for soothing colics and for teething babies as the treatment will ease the pain. Usually children, babies, and teenagers enjoy Reiki because their bodies respond quickly to energy treatments.

Reiki Benefits for Children and Teenagers:

* provides a tool to cope with depression and anxiety
* improves concentration
* supports relaxation and sleep
* soothes pain and promotes recovery from injury, infections, and surgery
* calms and restores balance
* empowers self-esteem
* helps with conditions such as hay fever, asthma, and seizures

Reiki can be very helpful with attention deficiencies and hyperactivity.
Since Reiki works on all levels of the body - mental and emotional as well as physical - the body will be able to use the energy to find balance in its own way.

What is Reiki?

Reiki, originally developed and taught by Mikao Usui in Japan, is based on the concept of an universal life force, which flows in all living beings (and surrounds us as well known as the Self or the Divine or God or the one and only truth), and which we can access through prayer, attunements, alignment of our chakras, and then channel it onto others through our hands. The syllable "ki" means "life force", and it refers to nothing different but what is called "qi" or "chi" in other Asian, primarily the Chinese, traditions, the breath of God in the Christian teachings, and "prana" as known from yogic, and Ayurvedic philosophy.

Reiki is a simple and natural method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. It is administered by "laying on hands". Reiki energy work is safe for pregnant women, seniors, children, and even babies. From thousands of individual experiences it is known to reduce stress, promote relaxation, and harmonize imbalances. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit. It is believed that a person’s “ki” or energy should be strong and free flowing. When this is true a person’s body and mind is in a positive state of health. When the energy becomes depleted or blocked it comes to symptoms of physical dis-ease or emotional imbalance. The Reiki practitioner can channel universal life energy into the patient, or more precisely be the channel through which the patient draws energy in, to activate the natural healing processes of the patient's body and restore harmony. For this reason Reiki works well combined with other medical or therapeutic methods to relieve side effects or promote recovery. Reiki works because it connects the universal life force energy with the body’s innate powers of healing.

While Reiki is spiritual in nature, it is not a religion. It has no dogma, and there is nothing you must believe in order to learn or use Reiki. In fact, Reiki is not dependent to belief at all and will work whether you believe it or not. The energy will always go where it is needed the most.