Myofascial Release Workshop: Hips and Lower Body

Join Abby Strauss-Malcolm 200-hour RYT, 750-hour CMT, in this workshop series designed to release myofascial tension throughout the body. Each session will hone in on a particular theme or targeted body part. You will leave each session feeling balanced, inspired and living better in your own body.

For each session you’ll need: a yoga block (or foam roller), two tennis or massage balls, and a blanket or large towel for padding. Softer balls are available for purchase at the studio

Do you feel vague lower back, hip or even knee tension that you can’t quite pinpoint or stretch away? In this workshop we’ll drop into a space of self-study, discovering techniques to ease stress and unravel tension in the body. This sequence focuses on key transitional regions in the lower body that experience high friction or become stiff or fibrous. Mainly the outer thighs, IT band, lower calves, back of the pelvis and low back. You’ll leave with a greater sense of freedom in your own skin, feeling balanced, inspired and living better in your own body.

Register Here!

Courage, Compassion, and Connection: A Journey Through Brené Brown’s The Gifts of Imperfection with Sharon Esker and Katie Kilty

Please join Treetop Yoga’s Sharon Esker (RYT-500) and Katie Kilty, leadership coach and certified Gifts of Imperfection™ facilitator, in a six-week series based on The New York Times best-selling book, The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown. In six weekly 90-minute sessions, we will explore Brown’s “Ten Guideposts for Wholehearted Living” with gentle movement, active reflection, and artistic expression. We will learn and grow together as we celebrate our authenticity, nurture our resilience, and build new habits within our supportive community. If you appreciate Brené Brown, her books, and podcast, you will love participating in this workshop. This series will be held virtually through Zoom.

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE: If you are part of the BIPOC community, please reach out to us at info@treetopyoga.com. We are sponsoring two spots for you. We would love for you to join us.

Investment: $120, plus cost of 10th Anniversary Edition of The Gifts of Imperfection, available at your local bookshop

Dates: Six Tuesdays – February 16, 23, March 2, 9, 16, 23

Time: 6:30pm-8pm via Zoom

BIOs:

Sharon Esker (RYT-500) has been a student of yoga for more than 20 years, and a lifelong lover of movement. She offers dynamic vinyasa flow yoga – always with multiple variations for postures and light-hearted humor – to meet her students however they arrive on their mats. Sharon’s classes feature intelligent sequences with concise alignment cues that accommodate all levels of students from the beginning yogi to the advanced. Her ultimate goal is for her students to feel strong, calm, and ready to take on the challenges of living and working in today’s world.

Katie Kilty, Ed.D. is an experiential learner with an adventurous spirit, driven by curiosity and innovation. As a leadership coach, educator and facilitator she works collaboratively with organizations and individuals to create sustainable cultures of excellence and wellbeing. She is a certified Daring Way™, Rising Strong™, Dare to Lead™, and Gifts of Imperfection™ facilitator.

Register Here!

Love means taking care of yourself and the people who mean the most to you.

Treat yourself to the best Botanical and CBD products, bar none. We have a range of powerful oral micro mist sprays and topical products for you to try, and they’re all 20% OFF until February 15th, just in time to give the perfect Valentine’s Day gift! Shop the sale: https://herbtechstore.com/discount/VALENTINE20

There is only one Herb Tech Pharmaceuticals. –QUALITY, VALUE AND INNOVATION

Free Streaming Nia and Restorative Yoga Classes via Zoom with Linda for the Week of Feb. 8th Nia Routine-Disney Songs Restorative Yoga Mon and Wed. 5 PM

Hot off the press, Disney Songs!  I had a lot of fun finding new versions of most of these well known tunes.  A few are the originals but most are new takes.  I wanted to focus the routine on the hands and feet as these are the parts of the body we take the most for granted, until they are painful.

 So join us and we’ll have fun singing and dancing to Disney Songs.  Here’s a sneak preview of one of my favorite finds, an a cappella version of “I Wanna Be Like You” from the Jungle Book sung by DCappella.

For Restorative Yoga, find some cushions, large books, yoga blocks, blankets, whatever you can use instead of bolsters and blocks.  We make it work.  For more information on Restorative yoga, check out my site, niawithlinda.com.  It is a lovely passive practice that gives the participant relaxation and calm. Who couldn’t use that right now.

If you are new to Nia and Restorative Yoga with Linda, these streaming classes are free.  Share with anyone who you feel needs a little movement or peace in their lives during this period of social isolation.

So here is how it works.  It will be easier for you if you download the Zoom client for meetings for a desktop or laptop, or the app for phones and tablets.

Click here for the link to download the zoom client or the app

Then click on this link to bring to my website and the list of streaming classes

At my website, niawithlinda.com, you will want to click on the link for the class and time you are trying to join.  Otherwise you will be all alone!

If you have downloaded the client/app, the meeting will open automatically in that interface.

If you have not downloaded the app/client, it should open in a web browser.

You can join early and sit in the waiting room. No magazines but no doctors either.

I’ll leave the audio open till the class starts.  If I leave the audio on, it interferes with my audio and we can’t have that!  I’ll open it back up at the end.  If you need to get my attention, you can raise your hand.  It is an icon in the middle of the bottom of the screen.

If you need any techie help, call me  617-851-2738  or email me at contact@niawithlinda.com

Find a little space in your home and be prepared to move and have fun.

Feel free to share these invitations to classes with anyone who needs it.

Love to all and stay healthy,

Linda Wilkes

We HAD a hyper-anxious Dog! Not anymore…!

“Dexter was frantic.  He was bouncing between my lap and my husband’s lap.  He clawed at the floor – he was trying to get under the dashboard,” Dee explained.

Dee, her husband, their three-year-old and poor Dexter were on what should have been a seven-hour trip to Vermont to have Thanksgiving with family.  Dexter was so upset that it had taken eleven hours to complete the first three hours of driving.

“We finally gave up and went back to New Jersey and had Thanksgiving with our neighbors.”

Dee doesn’t know why these panic attacks started when Dexter was seven years old.   He was fine on a five-day drive to Oregon a couple of years before, but now Dexter constantly panted and drooled when riding in the car.

He also started getting so anxious during thunderstorms that he would scratch the walls and make so much noise that it would wake up their toddler.

“Our veterinarian didn’t recommend CBD oils.”  The vet prescribed a few different medications that made Dexter groggy.  “We weren’t happy about how they affected him.”

The CBD Solution

“We didn’t know about CBD oils for dogs, but when my aunt suggested it, we decided to give it a try.”

Before their next trip to Vermont, Dee put seven drops of Northeast Kingdom Hemp Healthy Pet on Dexter’s treats.

“It was a completely different traveling experience.  Dexter was calm and happy.  He lay and slept on the back seat.  Every now and then, he got up and looked out the window.  He wasn’t sedated.  He was just relaxed and comfortable.”

Since then, Dexter manages thunderstorms without stress too.   A few Healthy Pets CBD oil drops on his treats when the weather looks threatening spares Dexter from a distressing experience.

It’s not uncommon for pets to have anxiety from car rides, thunder, separation from owners, and many other causes.  Northeast Kingdom Hemp’s Healthy Pets CBD oil can get them through it and greatly improve quality-of-life for the pets and their owners.

Why Northeast Kingdom Hemp?

“We found Northeast Kingdom Hemp and checked it out.  They’re organic, and they test so you know the amount of CBD.  We feel good about giving it to Dexter.  It’s something we can trust.”

All Northeast Kingdom Hemp products are available here in Gloucester at Angel Wings Wellness and Gift Boutique- 12 Rogers Street, come by and visit! We offer free samples of 13 Pain Management topicals

About Northeast Kingdom Hemp

Northeast Kingdom Hemp is a family farm producing full-spectrum CBD oils and other hemp products in Barton, Vermont.  Four generations of family farmers – all born and raised in Vermont – lovingly tend all the hemp on our USDA Certified Organic farm.  We follow sustainable practices to grow pure and healthy hemp plants.  We do all the processing of our hemp, including small-batch supercritical CO2 extraction which preserves and captures the more than 80 active compounds naturally found in hemp.  The result is pure, great tasting, healthier CBD oils that are teeming with naturally occurring phytocannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids that are largely lost by more industrial extraction methods. Because we perform the entire process from planting to bottling right on the farm, we know that every step is done right to give you the purest and healthiest CBD oils.

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

All Northeast Kingdom Hemp products are available here in Gloucester at Angel Wings Wellness and Gift Boutique- 12 Rogers Street, come by and visit! We offer free samples of Pain Management topicals

What is the Healthiest FULL SPECTRUM HEMP OIL?

What is Full Spectrum CBD?

Full spectrum CBD Oils contain the hemp plant’s original terpenes and other types of cannabinoids, including cannabinol (CBN), cannabigerol (CBG), and less than 0.3% THC.  Oils with the full spectrum of these compounds are healthier due to the different cannabinoids working together synergistically.

Terpenes that create hemp’s flavors and aromas have health benefits (including promoting relaxation, calm and sleep).  These compounds are crucial to the range of beneficial action that hemp extract has on the human body.

The Healthiest CBD oils are made using cultivation and production methods that grow, preserve, and capture more of these natural hemp components.

Not All CBD Oils are the Same

The term full spectrum is loosely defined.  Many CBD oil products that are called full spectrum are not as healthy as others.  Cost cutting and labor saving practices causes reduced terpene and cannabinoid levels in the final product.

Cultivation, processing and extraction methods all impact the healthiness of the resulting CBD oil.

How Hemp is Grown Matters

Organic cultivation with adequate space for each plant produces hemp that is free from contaminants and rich in healthy compounds.

Because hemp is a bio-acumulator, meaning that compounds in the environment concentrate in the plant, no pesticides or herbicides can be used, ever.  Even organic pesticides can be unhealthy.

CBD oils producers that source hemp from external suppliers don’t control the growing conditions of the hemp they use. 

Small family farms like Northeast Kingdom Hemp know exactly how all their hemp is grown.  By caring for each plant by hand, and with cold winters eliminating almost all pests naturally, they can be sure that the hemp for their full spectrum oils grows free from contaminants and is rich with healthy hemp compounds.

Harvesting and Processing Matters

The delicate trichome hairs that cover hemp leaves and flowers are like tiny factories producing resins of cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids that give each hemp strain its unique character.

Abrasive industrial scale harvesting and processing may strip trichomes and resins from the plants.  Large producers may use industrial dryers that dry hemp so quickly that the highly volatile terpenes also evaporate in the dryer.

Even natural drying in the low humidity air of western states like Arizona, Colorado, or California can cause loss of terpenes because the hemp dries too fast.

The Deveraux Family of Northeast Kingdom Hemp

Operating on a smaller scale, hand harvesting keeps the delicate trichomes and resins that coat hemp plants intact.  Natural drying by hanging hemp plants in cooler higher humidity Eastern air provides optimum drying rates for preserving terpenes.  These methods take a lot more work but are essential for producing the Healthiest full spectrum CBD oils.

Extraction is Critical 

Extraction must efficiently preserve and capture the full spectrum of healthy hemp compounds while rejecting undesired components.  CO2 extraction is the best chemical-free technique, but flow rates in high-volume processing may blow terpenes through the system without capturing them.

Alcohol extractions leave chlorophylls in the extract giving a taste like a freshly mowed lawn.  Subsequent steps to remove chlorophylls can degrade or drive off terpenes.

Small batch CO2 extraction with multiple collection chambers and precise control provides the best chemical-free capture of cannabinoid and terpene oils and removal of undesired waxes and chlorophyll.

Though it may only be possible to process a single pound of hemp per hour using this technique, it produces the richest full spectrum oil with the most complete capture of cannabinoids and terpenes.

This time consuming process may not fit the business model for large scale manufacturers, but it’s the way to make full spectrum CBD oils that are teeming with healthy hemp compounds.

What Should You Do? COME TO ANGEL WINGS WELLNESS 12 ROGERS STREET-WE CARRY ALL NEK HEMP PRODUCTS.

When selecting CBD products, full spectrum is good, but make sure you get the Healthiest full spectrum CBD.  That means finding a source that puts quality first in every step of the process.  How your CBD is grown, processed, and extracted affects how it works in your body.

Small family farms like Northeast Kingdom Hemp don’t compromise quality for profit.  They only make the Healthiest CBD oils.

Angel Wings Wellness is proud to carry the full line of North East Kingdom Hemp products, the very best in the industry!

Please visit the shop at 12 Rogers Street Gloucester to try a free sample!

Free Streaming Nia and Restorative Yoga Classes via Zoom with Linda for the Week of Feb. 1st Nia Routine-Disney Songs Restorative Yoga Mon and Wed. 5 PM

Hot off the press, Disney Songs!  I had a lot of fun finding new versions of most of these well known tunes.  A few are the originals but most are new takes.  I wanted to focus the routine on the hands and feet as these are the parts of the body we take the most for granted, until they are painful.

 So join us and we’ll have fun singing and dancing to Disney Songs.  Here’s a sneak preview of one of my favorite finds, an a cappella version of “I Wanna Be Like You” from the Jungle Book sung by DCappella.

For Restorative Yoga, find some cushions, large books, yoga blocks, blankets, whatever you can use instead of bolsters and blocks.  We make it work.  For more information on Restorative yoga, check out my site, niawithlinda.com.  It is a lovely passive practice that gives the participant relaxation and calm. Who couldn’t use that right now.

If you are new to Nia and Restorative Yoga with Linda, these streaming classes are free.  Share with anyone who you feel needs a little movement or peace in their lives during this period of social isolation.

So here is how it works.  It will be easier for you if you download the Zoom client for meetings for a desktop or laptop, or the app for phones and tablets.

Click here for the link to download the zoom client or the app

Then click on this link to bring to my website and the list of streaming classes

At my website, niawithlinda.com, you will want to click on the link for the class and time you are trying to join.  Otherwise you will be all alone!

If you have downloaded the client/app, the meeting will open automatically in that interface.

If you have not downloaded the app/client, it should open in a web browser.

You can join early and sit in the waiting room. No magazines but no doctors either.

I’ll leave the audio open till the class starts.  If I leave the audio on, it interferes with my audio and we can’t have that!  I’ll open it back up at the end.  If you need to get my attention, you can raise your hand.  It is an icon in the middle of the bottom of the screen.

If you need any techie help, call me  617-851-2738  or email me at contact@niawithlinda.com

Find a little space in your home and be prepared to move and have fun.

Feel free to share these invitations to classes with anyone who needs it.

Love to all and stay healthy,

Linda Wilkes

THE LARGEST CBD BRANDS “ARE NOT” USDA ORGANIC CERTIFIED! WHY NOT?

Why is the USDA Organic seal important?  You buy CBD oil for your health so it makes sense that you want to make sure it is pure.

The USDA Organic seal provides assurance that your CBD is free of pesticides, herbicides, and other unwanted chemicals.  

So, why are the largest CBD brands “not” USDA Organic certified?  The big brands each have annual revenues in the tens of millions of dollars, with the largest exceeding one hundred million dollars.

Is there enough USDA Organic hemp?

It would be more expensive for the largest CBD brands to source the large quantities of hemp they buy from USDA Organic certified suppliers.  By buying their hemp from non-certified suppliers, they increase their profits.  Since so much non-certified hemp supplies the market, supplies of true USDA Organic hemp are limited.  

The supply of USDA Organic certified hemp is not a problem for Northeast Kingdom (NEK) Hemp.   They grow all their own hemp right on their USDA Organic certified family farm, so they know exactly how it’s grown.  No worries about sourcing hemp from suppliers who may cut corners.

In fact, NEK does the entire process from organic soil to bottling organic oil right on their farm.  This is how they know every step is done right to produce the highest purity oils.

Hemp is a bio-acumulator, meaning that compounds in the environment concentrate in the plant.  Any pesticides or herbicides used by non-certified suppliers of the largest CBD brands accumulates in the hemp plants. This is why Northeast Kingdom Hemp does not use any pesticides or herbicides.  NEVER ANY – EVER.

When the largest CBD oil producers source hemp from external suppliers, they don’t control the growing conditions of the hemp they use.  Any pesticides, herbicides and heavy metals in the growing environment can be concentrated in oils produced and be harmful to your body.

It makes sense that you want CBD oils that are pure.  Northeast Kingdom Hemp doesn’t have the large marketing budget of the big brands, but they know how to produce the Healthiest CBD oils.  

The Healthiest CBD oils are USDA Organic Certified.  All hemp oils Northeast Kingdom Hemp makes are fully USDA Organic. 

How does Northeast Kingdom Hemp do it?

Because Northeast Kingdom Hemp is located in the northern part of Vermont, they have a unique advantage over industrial hemp farms.  In northern Vermont, the long cold winters eliminate almost all pests naturally.  There are so few pests that Northeast Kingdom Hemp can prevent problems with aphids by using ladybugs. 

Industrial scale hemp farms are forced to use pesticides and herbicides to protect their crops.  That’s why they can’t get USDA Organic Certification.

Northeast Kingdom Hemp never uses any pesticides or herbicides, not even organic ones.  Even organic pesticides and herbicides can be unhealthy. 

By caring for each plant by hand, Northeast Kingdom Hemp can be sure that their hemp grows free from contaminants and is rich with healthy hemp compounds.  It’s all part of making the healthiest, purist CBD oils. 

When selecting CBD products, make sure you’re getting the Healthiest.  That means finding a source that puts quality first in every step of the process.

How your CBD is grown, processed, and extracted affects how it works in your body.

Small family farms like Northeast Kingdom Hemp don’t compromise quality for profit.  They only make the Healthiest CBD oils.  Use a source you can trust.

We at Angel Wings Wellness are proud to carry the full line of North East Kingdom Hemp Products!!!

Virtual Intro to Ayurveda with Abby Strauss-Malcolm

Align with the Rhythm of Nature. Kindle Wellbeing all Winter Long through Food and Daily Routine

This workshop is an introduction into the key concepts of Ayurveda, the sister science to yoga. We’ll dive into the fundamentals including the 5 elements, 3 doshas, 20 gunas, as well as the concepts of individual constitution (prakriti) and current state/imbalances (vikriti). Through these concepts we’ll focus on the season of winter, including specific challenges that arise during this time of year, who it affects the most, and will include recommended foods and daily routines to keep healthy all season long.

Please bring a journal.

Register Here!