Cedar Sanctuary

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Cedar Sanctuary is a Seattle Eastside oasis featuring wellness classes and mini-retreats to rejuvenate body, soul, and spirit.

You can choose from a variety of preset programs below or custom design an afternoon of indulgences for your special occasion or gathering with friends. Pick one or more modalities from below, and you can then enjoy a cuppa, sit by a fire (inside/out), find a reading spot in the woods or an inside nook, bask in an indoor infrared sauna with therapeutic lights, indulge your footsies in an aromatic foot bath, your whole body in a massage chair, or submerge yourself in the outdoors hot tub. All that, and no travel hassle. Aaaaaah…

Imagine your self-care day including nourishing self-care options:

Acupuncture:
The Facial Rejuvenation program was fantastic! Stay-tuned for the next event, or contact Joie Jacala at Zenjoy Wellness.

Aromatherapy
Biomat Far Infrared Therapy
Bodywork: See “Kahuna Transformational Bodywork" below
Brainspotting

Chi Nei Tsang (Bellywork):

Happy Guts: Saturday, February 9, 9am-12pm
With Kathleen Yow-Wells of Eastside Wellness Center
Investment: $108 (space limited to 12 participants). Save-your-spot here

This class is based on the practice of Chi Nei Tsang developed by Taoist monks in ancient China. Chi Nei Tsang is deep abdominal organ massage with the purpose to detoxify, strengthen, and repair the body for health and vitality. This was the groundwork for their intense spiritual practices. Chi Nei Tsang means, ‘working with the energy of the internal organs'.

If you suffer from any digestive issues such as bloating, burping, gas, belly discomfort, high stress levels, constipation, loose stools, food allergies, this will be a most valuable class to you. Or, if you just want to learn life-long tools to take care of and love your guts, hope to see you!
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Coaching
Cooking Demos
Crafting/Arts

Dance

Move&Groove Dance: Thursday, January 24, 6:30-8pm
Investment $20 (limited to 10 participants and pre-registraiton required). Save-your-spot here

Move&Groove is a dance playground. Freestyle movement, dimmed lights, eclectic music, and an awesome supportive community. All are welcome and no dance experience needed.

We were born in motion and we came to dance. Every body is a dancer, and when we come together and move to the same rhythms, we rewire individual and group neural pathways, release stuck stress, connect through a universal language that transcends words, and have big fun together! Your dance. Our dance.

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Susan Creighton: susan333@live.com / www.subundance.com

SoulDance: Thursday, February 21, 6:30-8pm (repeats monthly 3rd-Thursdays)
Move Your Body, Dance Your Dance.
Investment: $20 (space limited to 10 participants). Email Brenda to save-your-spot.
We were born to move, and SoulDance is a safe and creative space to dance your dance ‘like nobody’s watching”. Dancing with no judgment of ‘right’ ways to move, this is a place for you to be you. To dance your soul with a freestyle movement experience that will light up your body, your smile, and your life. Come as you are.

“In a society that worships love, freedom, and beauty, dance is sacred. It is a prayer for the future, a remembrance of the past and a joyful exclamation of thanks for the present.”
-Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

(Co-ed. No fitness or dance experience is necessary. Dance barefoot, wearing socks, or flat inside shoes.)
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Brenda Loukes-Johnson creates a juicy free-flowing journey for each SoulDance session using voice and soul-stirring music, while drawing on her experiences as a dance instructor, Kahuna transformational bodyworker, and holding space for creative Soulpainting programs. Contact Brenda with questions at bloukesb@gmail.com

East Asian Medicine
Energy Alchemy & Healing

Essential Oils:

Essential Oils and Gemstones: Make your own Bracelet! Monday, December 17, 6:30-8:30pm
Investment: $20 for one bracelet plus EE booklet or $35 for two bracelets and one booklet (arrive on-time and you can also make a free holiday essential oil roller bottle). Email PJ to save-your-spot
Join aromatherapist PJ Hanks for a fun evening making a beautiful gemstone bracelet. Lava beads are added to the bracelet for essential oil application, so you can enjoy the benefits of your essential oils while wearing it. These also make great holiday gifts, especially when adding a bottle of a fave essential oil. PJ will also share how to use essential oils to get through the holidays with ease!
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Fitness

Foot Soak
Pamper & Pause: Happy Feet! Sunday, January 20, 2-4:30pm
Investment $50: Save-your-spot here
Your afternoon of necessary indulgences begins with simple MELT self-care foot techniques using small balls to awaken and restore balance and vitality. Followed by a Barefoot Signature Foot Soak with our Happiness aromatherapy blend and enhanced with a mineral salt blend. You will then be treated to a mini foot massage followed by a bed of warming Basalt stones to complete this grounding experience (cuppa and connect time while others are receiving their massage). Happy feet = happy you. Join us!
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(Contact Kristen Jawad of Women's Wellness Massage & Self Care to schedule your own pampering party!)

Goddess Programs
Infrared Sauna with Light Therapy
Intuitive Eye Reading
: Contact Laureli Shimayo of ThriveTypes for more info.

Kahuna Transformational Bodywork
This Hawaiian form of bodywork is often called the ‘dance of breath and life from the heart'. Kahuna bodywork uses dynamic music, movement, and breath to unblock stuck energy in the body and create more flow in your body- and your life. This prayer-in-motion experience will take you on a soulful journey while beautifully and effortlessly combining breath, touch, music and movement. Truly, a transformational experience.
Contact Brenda to schedule your private session at Cedar Sanctuary: loukesb@gmail.com or call 425.435.9498. (Brenda also offers Polynesian bodywork which is experienced fully-clothed. More info about Brenda’s work here.)

Massage Chair
Medical Constellations
Meditation

Kundalini Yoga & Meditation with Judith Kramer: Monday, January 14 & Monday, January 28 at 11am-12:30pm 
Investment $20 (limited to 12 participants and pre-registraiton required).
Jan 14: Save-your-spot here  /  Facebook RSVP/Share here
Jan 28: Save-your spot here /
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Your body is like an instrument, and Kundalini Yoga tunes your strings to bring you into harmony with the Universe. This ancient practice uses breath, movement, posture, sound, and meditation to stimulate the kundalini energy that lies dormant at the base of your spine, and to consciously direct it upward through your body’s energy centers.

By chanting ancient, sacred mantras during meditation, you create vibrations that will clear your mind of old thoughts and habits that no longer serve you. Even if your mind wanders, the vibration and flow of the mantras will keep washing through your subconscious. The goal is to grow your awareness beyond the inner duality of right or wrong, good or bad – to a state of listening deeply, guided by your intuition.

All levels of fitness are welcome; almost all of the exercises are done with your eyes closed to encourage an inward focus. This 1.5-hour class is all about you and your path to inner peace, clarity, and vitality.

MELT Method:

Restorative Rolling with MELT: Thursday Jan 3, 8:45-9:45am
Investment $20 (limited to 8 and pre-registraiton required): Save-your-spot here
Move and feel better! Improve your body’s stability, mobility, balance, and fun-factor with restorative foam rolling. Using a specialized soft foam roller and small balls for feet and hands, these easy self-care techniques release tension, stuck-stress, aches, and pain, decompress the joints, and help us move with greater ease from head to toe. Sound awesome? You bet! Whether you’re an athlete or someone simply looking to move with greater ease, restorative rolling is complimentary to any wellness program, and a proactive approach to maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle. Bonus: Appropriate for all levels, no pain, and feels great (includes an overall rebalancing sequence).
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(Contact Susan Creighton to schedule your own private or group MELT session: susan333@live.com or 425.298.6428. More info here.)

Neurosomatic Attunement
Outdoor Spa with Therapeutic Jets
Qigong
Reiki

Sound Bath Therapy

Sound Bath Meditation: Friday, December 14 at 8-9pm
Investment $25 (limited to 12 participants): Save-your-spot/more info here
Join us for a transformative journey into sacred sound, as you are bathed in an acoustic symphony of Tibetan and crystal chakra singing bowls played by Gail Kronberg, Certified Sound Healer of Singing Bowl Soundsations.
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Women’s Wellness
Yoga

Breath Centered Yoga: weekly class Thursdays 10-11:15am (Very complimentary to MELT)
Investment $25. Advance registration required (first class free & 5-class pass at $100). 
Email Sonia Weirich of One to One Yoga to save-your-spot or call/text 206-422-1317

This intimate yoga class is focused on breath, movement and meditation. Suitable for students of all levels, group classes are designed using safe sequencing and adaptation to serve individual needs. Breath is the fundamental link between body, mind, emotion, and spirit and it is emphasized in Viniyoga as the medium for all practice. Repetition and stay in a pose helps to build flexibility and strength as well as re-pattern bodily movement and habits (neuromuscular reintegration). The class ends with a guided meditation to calm and focus awareness.

Sonia Weirich is also available for private Yoga For Healing sessions at Cedar Sanctuary. The fee is $80ph, and you can schedule directly with Sonia via email or call/text 206-422-1317.


Reviews: 
"Thank you for such a wonderful time. I learned so much and had fun doing it. I can’t wait for the next class.”

“What a wonderful experience it was indeed...I felt so safe to be vulnerable, and connection and belonging
are two feelings I felt.

"Thanks a lot Laureli for all the amazing info you shared with us
and Thanks Susan for opening your incredible Sanctuary to us.” 

“Thank you Laureli for hosting a fabulous workshop -- the universe brought us all together at just the right time.  Susan -- thank you for holding space in your very beautiful and calming ‘Sanctuary.'
It is truly magical and I look forward to attending future workshops and events there.”

"This is a lovely, meditative, and relaxing treat to give yourself. The sound of the singing bowls truly enters your being and you can feel the atoms join!
I recommend it to everyone seeking deeper paths to inner peace and relaxation.”

“I really enjoyed Gail's Singing Bowls Soundsation event at Cedar Sanctuary last Sunday.
It was beautiful, relaxing and healing.”

Did I mention we will also host Art-ins featuring local artists and musicians? How cool is that?

> Contact Susan Creighton to schedule your wellness event or party with friends: 
susan333@live.com / 425.298.6428


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Cedar Sanctuary Meditation Room
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Foot Baths
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Cedar Sanctuary
21407 NE 6th Place, Sammamish, WA 98074
Susan Creighton: 425.298.6428 / susan333@live.co

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