Monday, November 24, 2008

Radiance in the newspaper!

Yesterday afternoon, we held our 2nd anniversary celebration at Radiance. We'd invited the local artisans whose work we carry in the shop to set up their booths in the classroom, like a mini craft fair. We'd sent a notice to the newspaper for the weekly calendar of events, and they ran the listing (twice actually). Well, I guess one of the reporters thought it looked interesting so he came over & brought a photographer! They mingled, interviewed quite a few people and ran this nice article in this morning's paper. Here's a link to the article!

And here's a link to Tina Sams' blog entry about the event, with several more photos. Thanks Tina!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Radiant Artisan Festival this Sunday Afternoon!

A lot has changed since we opened in 2006, and we would like to show just how much we appreciate our customers and our vendors. Sunday will be a gathering of friends enjoying what we have been able to offer- a place to buy, sell, and enjoy earth and spirit- friendly products and services, all in the nature of sustaining ourselves and our world. We sincerely hope you are able to come and meet those that have made our space what it is... radiant!

Enjoy an afternoon with the artists and craftspeople that make our shop special!

Festival events include:

Stands featuring the work of local artists
A lampworking demonstration with Maryanne Schwartz
Short sessions with our adult and kid yoga instructors
5-minute chair massages
A book signing with Tina Sams, author of Wild Foods, Under the Sun, and editor of The Essential Herbal
Live music, refreshments, and fun!

For more information, call us at 290- 1517, or just stop by... we hope to see you there!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Alice Schwager Showing at Radiance

Wow! Wow! Wow! We have a collection of Alice Schwager's paintings hanging in our gallery/classroom through the end of the year. They are stunning. Artist reception will be held on First Friday in December from 5 until 8pm. In addition to the paintings, Alice will have a collection of her dolls here at Radiance for the reception.

Alice is a mixed-media visionary artist, expressing spiritual and healing themes in her art. Her intent is that when we gaze into her works, mundane thoughts dissolve for a moment and we stare into our divine cores.

A prolific painter, Alice was born in Romania, however now lives in southern Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. She describes her inspiration for her artwork as being "a force outside of herself", almost as if she were simply compelled by channeling, rather than actually creating her own artwork without some sort of inexplicable or even divine drive. Although her original use of color, collage, textures and cerebral motifs make her work identifiable and recognizable as being "her own" style, nonetheless, each one of her hundreds of paintings is truly unique, thereby reaffirming both her creative talents and endless imagination.

Baby Yogi Bees - Infant Yoga & Massage Classes

Babies are born blissful, and transform the lives around them profoundly. Practicing yoga and massage with your baby eases their transition into the world and your transition into parenthood. In this six week class we will teach gentle yoga and massage techniques that help both mom and baby relax into their new life together.

Infant yoga and massage can improve digestion and sleep, enhance natural flexibility and growth, increase neuromuscular development, and boost the immune system, all of which leads to less stress and anxiety for the whole family.

Tuesdays, Oct 21 thru Nov 25, 2008, 10:30-11:30 am
Classes are held at Radiance, 9 W. Grant St, Lancaster- across from Central Market. Call Radiance at 290-1517 or stop by to register.
6 week session – $72 or $15 per class. Drop-ins are welcome.

Please bring a yoga mat, blanket or sheepskin for baby, and pillow for relaxation/meditation, plenty of water and snacks, and anything else you may need to be comfortable.

This class will be co-taught by Kara Kriner and Jen Lehman.

Kara Kriner is a Certified Massage Therapist with training in infant massage, and a teacher trained in both Radiant Child Yoga and YogaEd. She also teaches yoga classes for toddlers and young children.

Jen Lehman has been working with pregnant and postnatal women and their families since 1995. She is certified as a doula and childbirth educator through the Association of Labor Assistants and Childbirth Educators (ALACE) and received certification as a prenatal and postnatal yoga instructor through the Asheville Yoga Center.

Hatha/Anusara Yoga classes with Roberta Strickler

Based on the belief that all bodies are not created exactly alike, these six-week sessions are inspired by Anusara - a new heart-centered model of Hatha Yoga. Each class includes breath, poses, and some time for quieting the mind.

Morning yoga, Fridays 9 to 10:30 a.m.
January 9 – February 13, 2009 and
February 20 - March 27

$75 for 6-week session, paid in advance. $15 per class drop-in fee.

Classes will be held at Radiance, 9 W Grant St, Lancaster (across from Central Market). Call Radiance, 290-1517, or stop by to register.

Wear clothing without seams or belts and be prepared to be barefoot. Bring a yoga mat if you have one. Mats are available for sale at Radiance.

Roberta Strickler has taught Hatha Yoga in central Pennsylvania since 1995. Her teaching style is challenging, thought provoking and full of fun. She holds a teaching certificate from Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health and is currently accepted into the certification program of Anusara Yoga.

Bumbling Yogi Bees - for toddlers!

Four-week sessions of Yoga classes for kids ages 2 to 4
Saturday mornings from 11:15 to 11:45am
March 14, 21, 28 and April 4
$30 for the session, or $8 per class

Did you know that Toddlers who practice yoga regularly:
• Improve body awareness
• An outlet for social interaction and self expression
• Cope with stress more effectively and sleep better
• A playful way to relax
• Set a lifelong foundation for well-being and self-esteem

Kara Kriner is a Certified Massage Therapist and a teacher with specialized training in both Radiant Child Yoga and YogaEd. Kara will lead us through this delightfully fun class with stories, songs and games.

Classes are held at Radiance, 9 West Grant St, Lancaster, across the cobblestones from Central Market. Call 290-1517 for more information, or to register.

Toddler must bring an adult to class.