Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Extra Kundalini Yoga Class Tomorrow!

You may be aware that Dan Furst, international astrologer, is in residence at Radiance this week.  He had appointments all day today, and decided that he'd like to take Padmani's yoga class at 5:30.  He loved it so much that he asked if she would be willing to teach another class tomorrow, so...

There will be an extra Kundalini yoga class this week.  Tomorrow, Thursday at 5:30pm.  Come and join Dan and Padmani for yoga.  $12 for the class, or you can use your class-card if you have one.

And because it is the first of December, Padmani will be teaching us the meditation which will end every class during the month.  The theme of the meditation is Prosperity!  Hence, the image of Lakshmi...

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Kundalini Yoga Winter Solstice Workshop

The Greatest Gift
of All
A Kundalini Yoga workshop on Deep Listening

During this time of gift giving, share the human treasure of communication, not only with the ones you love, but with yourself as well!

The Greatest Gift of All:  Conscious Communication!

Experience the creative gifts of deep listening and conscious communication through the practices of Kundalini Yoga and meditation.  Begin to understand the power of the word and explore the nuances of deep listening as we engage in conversation.  Imbibe in the lessons of Yogi Bhajan, whose lectures are captivating on this subject.

Padmani Kaur (Christine Cappabianca) will lead us on this joyful journey, which will include yoga , lecture/discussion, meditation and a light vegetarian lunch!

Date:  Sunday, December 18, 2011
Time:  10am until 2pm
Cost:  $45 in advance, $55 on the day of the event
Place:  Radiance, 9 W Grant St, Lancaster

Call Radiance, 290-1517, or stop into register for this workshop.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Tara for a Yearning World

Venerable Tara reaches out to us
Arms steeped in compassion and capacity
Our yearning hearts open
She pours out her 21 Praises

Join Yasmin for this workshop dedicated to Tara and the embodiment of her 21 Qualities.  We will explore and embody these Qualities for ourselves and for our world through Dances of Universal Peace, meditation, chant and creative expression.  
Yasmin is a student of world religions as a vehicle for the cultivation of compassion between neighbors, culture and nature.  She is a representative for the Sufi Ruhaniat and a leader for the Dances of Universal Peace.
Held at Radiance on three consecutive Sunday afternoons, 11/27, 12/4 from 1-3pm 
and 12/11 from 3-5pm
$50 for the series.  Call Radiance 717-290-1517 to register.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Sacred Rattle-making with Adhi Two Owls

 Sacred Rattle-making with Adhi Moonien Two Owls

Saturdays, December 3 and 10, 2011 from 2 to 6pm, at Radiance in Lancaster

In this two-part workshop participants will learn how to make a rawhide rattle from beginning to end. This workshop is for those who want to develop deeper shamanic skills and knowledge.

The first day of the workshop will cover instruction on the parts of the rattle, the materials used to create the bulb, sewing and creating of your rawhide form.  We will take several shamanic journeys to find guidance about our personal rattles.  This first portion of the rattle needs to dry so.  During the week between classes, you will find your handle and materials to put in it.

When we meet again for the second day of the workshop, we will work on the actual assemblage of these parts into a working rattle. During this section of the workshop we will dedicate the rattle for its purpose, fill it, and attach the handle. 

Also covered in the workshop will be ways to work with your rattle and techniques for the care of your rattle.

All the materials will be provided except the handle and whatever you will put inside your rattle. 

Bring to class:  Your journal and a yoga mat and/or blanket to sit on

Class will be held at Radiance, 9 W Grant St, Lancaster, PA, across the cobblestones from Central Market.  Stop in or phone 717-290-1517 to register.  Cost is $85.00 in advance, $95 on the day of the class.

Adhi has been studying the rattle as a tool for transformation for almost 20 years.  She draws from many different teachers and their wisdom.  Adhi is an accomplished artist, energy worker, Radiesthesiologist (vibrational dowser), and researcher. Her primary area of study is sacred objects, ritual items, magical tools and the temple sciences that guide them. She has spent that last 2 decades understanding deeper patterns and energies that make them work. Adhi's formal training is from the Kansas City Art Institute. Other training is in Bio-geometry, Reiki, Shamanism, Buddhism, and advanced energy sciences. Adhi travels and teaches all over the world.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Filthy Farmgirl Soaps

 Several months ago I was gifted with a bar of soap.  Well, not just any bar of soap... this exquisite, all-natural (mostly organic) soap is also beautiful.  This soap has pieces of herbs, spices & pine needles right in it.  And it smells wonderful - all pure essential oils.
 And as I learned later, their slogan is "No yucky stuff".  I loved it.  But, I thought to myself, we already carry some wonderful, all-natural, locally-made soap at Radiance, so this is amazing, but I don't really need any more soap....
 And, yet...

The more I used it, the more I loved it, so I decided that we should carry both lines of soap.  So anyway, we just got a shipment of Filthy Farmgirl Soaps from Hawaii.  These soaps are gorgeous, exquisitely scented, and the labels are even fun to read!   So, next time you come into Radiance, be sure to look at them, and read all of the labels - really, they are hysterical!  Or, if you aren't local, you can find them on my web site.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Fall Collection from Steel Pony Has Arrived!

We're always excited when we receive a package from Steel Pony - the shop is filled with Oohs and Ahhs as each piece emerges from the box.  You'll be excited, too, when you see the new Autumn items that arrived this week!  Look at that swing sweater!  That vest!  The designs are timeless and funky.  This is truly wearable art!  Hand-dyed, hand-sewn and local. 

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Meditation for Courage in Kundalini Yoga Classes During the Month of November

For the past few months, Padmani has been ending each class at Radiance with a meditation specifically chosen for the month.  It gives us the opportunity to really deeply learn each meditation, and to allow the richness to emerge over time We practice the meditation and its corresponding posture for 11 minutes.

For the month of November, we will work with a Meditation for Courage. This meditation will be done in Archer posture.

"By encompassing Courage, we are making a conscious decision not to allow anything like fear, trepidation or doubt to be or become an obstacle on our path."  from the notes on this meditation...

Sound intriguing? Join us... 

The yoga of awareness, Kundalini Yoga combines pranayam (breathwork), mantra (sound), asana (postures), relaxation, and meditation in each class. This yogic tradition will create harmony throughout your entire being. Kundalini yoga can be experienced by all ages and fitness levels.

Tuesday Classes: 8:30am to 10am

Wednesday evening classes: 5:30 to 7pm

Saturday classes: noon to 1:30pm

$ 60.00 for a 6-class card or $12.00 per class.

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

Bring to class: a natural fiber blanket or towel or a yoga mat; a pillow if it will help you sit with more comfort on the wooden floor. Dress in layers. 

Radiant Artisan Festival

Radiant Artisan Festival
Sunday, November 20th 12-4pm
Bring the whole family for a day of creativity and eco-friendly fun!

Call us if you’re interested in a reading, meditation, or massage!

 We look forward to celebrating our fifth anniversary with you!

festival events include:

* Hands-on projects with Adhi Moonien Two Owls and Natasha Herr Alvarez *

* Tarot Readings with Beth Weaver Kreider *

* Beginner’s Meditation Techniques at 1:30pm and 3:30pm with Certified Life Coach Jen Yost, MS. ED. *

* Mini-Massage Sessions with Certified Massage Therapist Kara Kriner *

 * Henna Body Art by Padmani Kaur *

* DIY fun including natural fabric dyeing, aromatherapy, and more *

* An interactive musical experience with
The Dreamtime Lions *

Radiance, 9West Grant Street, Lancaster, PA (717)290-1517