Guess what I did in the jungle of Hawai'i?!?!?!
Oh, yeah, I got my aloha meditation ON! Alohaaaaaa, it was so exhilarating for me to be back on Maui, especially since I have lived there in the past and have a special connection to the place. I am very familiar with this Magical Isle of Maui, though I discovered some spots on the northeast shore that were intimately unknown to me and quite delightful. Being in the lush tropical landscape of Huelo, I gazed infinitely out into the trees as well as the striking coastline. Mindfulness seemed to come easy in such a place….noticing in the present moment what is occurring in all the senses, with compassion and non-judgment. I was elated! I could feel the spirit of the land, extremely powerful.
Maui is the heart chakra of our planet. There is amazing power on Maui – all of the Hawaiian islands combined are a super powerhouse and mecca for natural health and healing. I am also aware that the Hawaiian lands and people have experienced much trauma, some of which has not healed and instead continues as a cycle through generations. A component of Dragonfly Healing Center’s retreats in Hawaii will be service to the land and people. It is a beautiful honor to breathe in her air, walk upon her sands, swim in her waters, taste the bounty of the yummy foods, and be with her people. Just to see Hawaii is to catch a glimpse of heaven!
Soul-lution for Relationships!
In the photo below, I am in the Sacred Garden with founder, Eve Eschner Hogan, who is also the author of the newly released book, The EROS Equation: A “Soul-lution” for Relationships. Eve has authored the books Intellectual Foreplayand How to Love Your Marriage.
Congratulations Eve!!! Dragonfly Healing Center is excited to be in supportive collaborative community with Eve for hosting retreats in Maui. Yay!!!
“The EROS Equation is a simple formula that will transform your life.” –Jack Canfield, Co-Creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series
Six Essential Life and Love Skills from the EROS Equation:
- Remember who you really are.
- Determine what you want.
- Choose to let go.
- Recalibrate to your authentic self.
- Take actions in alignment with who you are and what you want.
Another huge blessing was connecting with Heather Salmon and her partner Donny Regalmuto of the Black Swan Temple. Their vibrational sound healing was pure radiance!
January was a Self-Care Celebration for the ladies! We talked about organic skin care, ate delicious foods, did mini-facials, shared our intentions for the year, and laughed a whole lot. Some of us continued on to a full scrumptious dinner and then kissed the night to sleep with wine and more laughs and genuine connecting.
Many of the ladies reserved their spot at the Moving Into the Light Women’s Retreat from October 17th – 19th in Pescadero, California. 12 spots have already been claimed. We are so excited for our growing community of supportive and fun ladies!!!
There are only 5 spots left in the retreat!!!! Save your spot HERE!!!
Super fun class in Maui in February – Stressed in Paradise??? Discover How to be Mo’ Happy! With an integration of mindfulness meditation, qi gong, gratitude practice, and loving kindness meditation, the evening was insightful and entertaining.
Saturday, March 15th – Holistic Health and Wellness Event – FREE
Serving the communities of East Palo Alto and East Menlo Park
Fabulous Sponsors of this event are the East Palo Alto Library, the San Mateo County READS Department, Project Happiness, and Awakening360
There will be speakers on mental, physical, spiritual and emotional health and well-being as well as a health fair with free mini-sessions of treatment with massage therapists, acupuncturist, counselors, yoga therapist, aromatherapy pratitioners, nutritionist, and more. Light healthy refreshments will be provided, translation from English to Spanish, a play and learn area for kids, community information, and great raffles!!!
The grand prize is a full scholarship for a woman from the East Palo Alto or East Menlo Park community to attend the Moving Into the Light Women’s Retreat in Pescadero in October.
Here is what last year’s winner had to say:
“Going to the Moving Into the Light Women's Retreat was the best thing that could have happened to me this year. I've been on a spiritual journey for some time now and it was great to be there with the women to hear their stories and connect. I learned how to meditate better and worked on some more yoga poses as well. The retreat gave me the confidence boost I needed to get through the rest of the year. I felt like a new person after I left and I can't wait to go back! Extra BIG thanks to Melissa and everyone who participated!”
The woman must be present at the Health and Wellness event on the 15th to win!
See more info about the Health and Wellness event HERE!!!
Dragonfly Healing Center supported the Wisdom 2.0 Conference in San Francisco by volunteering for the weekend event plus the Intensives on Monday, February, 17th. The conference was full of energy and connection! Wisdom 2.0 addresses the great challenge of our age: to not only live connected to one another through technology, but to do so in ways that are beneficial to our own well-being, effective in our work, and useful to the world. Through their series of conferences, meet-ups, and workshops, Wisdom 2.0 strives to bring this conversation to the world in an accessible, innovative, and inclusive way.
In turn, Wisdom 2.0 is of service to Dragonfly Healing Center by donating yoga mats from the conference to be used at non-profits and community service events in East Palo Alto. They also donated around 200 mini health food bars to be served at the Holistic Health and Wellness event on the 15th. Fantastic!!!!
Founder and Chief Alchemist, and James Hanusa, Advisory Board Chair!!! Wisdompreneurs are definitely aiming for the stars while we integrate wisdom and entrepreneurship!!!
Joining us at this gathering for Bay Area mindfulness teachers is a friend and colleague, Rochelle McLaughlin who will be implementing a school-wide mindfulness program at San Jose State University. Go Rochelle!!!
The mindful life can be quite exciting!!!
Thank you for your attention :-)
Best and Brightest,
Dragonfly Healing Center