Sedona, AZ Retreat ~

Sedona, AZ Retreat ~

Honor yourself, commit to yourself and return to your Authentic Self in Sedona, AZ… January 22 – 26, 2020

Meet Marleen Wood, a Usui and Lightarian Reiki Master, who will share her light and healing energy in clearing the path for you to return to your true inner self during the Authentic Self Retreat of the Invisible Soul, giving you tools to help you develop and safeguard your sublime energy. Your heart will start to open as Marleen guides you through Aura and Chakra balancing, yoga and reiki, as you let go of ways that are no longer supporting you.

Join Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC, Marleen Wood, Tia Crystal, and Earth Medicine School of Healing Arts, as we hold space for you and witness your true magnificent in the scared land of Sedona, AZ as you return home to your true Authentic Self.

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Tonight’s Clearing Full Moon ~

Tonight’s Clearing Full Moon ~

Tonight is the clearing Full Moon – time for releasing toxic people, relationships with institutions, groups, and habits that you’re no longer aligned with, and make space for the beauty to unfold.

Get out and moon bathe and feel the release.

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“Blockage is disease/Flow is health” šŸ˜Š


Authentic Self Retreats ~

Authentic Self Retreats ~

āœØWe have been on a journey with three beautiful souls this past spring!

So thrilled to share with you a collaboration of four inspiring companies coming together to create “Authentic Self Retreats” of the invisible soul
Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC, Marleen Wood, Tia Crystal and Earth Medicine School of Healing Arts

Mark your calendar for the first one to the sacred land of Sedona, AZ, January 22 – 26, 2020!

Details coming soon šŸ’—

“Blockage is disease, Flow is health”šŸ˜Š


Honey ~

Honey ~

Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC and the benefits of honey…

Through the Ayurvedic lens, raw honey has many benefits including scraping fat and cholesterol from the body’s tissues making it the “go to” sweetener for kapha or anyone trying to reduce kapha in their body. However, eating a jar of honey is not going to create weight loss…Ayurveda is about balance so let moderation be your guide.

Ayurveda cautions that heating honey above 108 degrees F will render it toxic at the cellular level which could cause blockage of subtle energetic channels.

Today we know that when honey is heated its molecular structure changes; it coagulates and becomes sticky. This sticky glue-like substance can clog mucous membranes and arteries leading to cellular toxicity.

Buying and consuming local honey can help with allergies.


“Blockage is disease/Flow is health” šŸ˜Š


Celebrating Arbor Day

Celebrate National Arbor Day Last Friday of AprilĀ – Plant a tree or take a walk in the woods today and enjoy connecting with nature. Dogtown and Ravenswood in Gloucester and Coolidge Reservation in Manchester-by-the-sea are favorite places to enjoy a peaceful and relaxing walk in the woods. The Arnold Arboretum in Boston is another great place. For more strenuous hiking, head to the Green and White Mountains of Vermont and New Hampshire or Acadia National Park in Maine. #NationalArborDayĀ 

“I think that I shall never see, aĀ poem lovely as a tree.” Ā ā€” Joyce Kilmer

The History of Arbor Day and the Morton Family.

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Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day

Join me in Celebrating Earth Day!Ā 

Wherever you are, spend some time in nature today embracing the beauty of Mother Earth.Ā 
What are your plans for Earth Day?Ā 

I will be walking in memoryĀ of my mother, at the Morton Arboretum where we shared many walks together. The daffodil and redbudĀ will be in bloom; some of mom’s favorites.

Tips for Celebrating Earth Day.

Practice gratitudeĀ as you enjoy a walking meditation this Earth Day, surrounded by the beauty of nature, and experience the peace, comfort and calmĀ that comes from that.

We have but one planet to live on. Be sure to take good care of her!Ā 

Happy Earth Day,



Karen Pischke BSN, RN, Alumnus CCRN, Author, Speaker, Nurse Researcher, Photographer. Certified Hypnotherapist, Tobacco Treatment Specialist, Usui Reiki Teacher/Komyo Shihan. Owner/Founder of Dreamtime Wellness LLC.Ā Your Bridge to Health.Ā Promoting Optimal Wellness for Mind, Body and Spirit.Ā Karen is a registered nurse with a background in critical care nursing, cardiac rehabilitation, cardiac risk factor reduction, wellness and integrative healthcare. Incorporating a collaborative, integrative approach, Karen strives to educate, advocate for, and empower you in your healthcare goals. Providing evidence-based integrative healthcare services and self-care tools that are safe as well as effective at improving overall health, happiness and wellbeing.ĀĀ Find us on Instagram andĀ Facebook

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On the right path?

On the right path?

Does the path you’re on feel right?

A good indiction that something is “wrong” in your life or the path is not leading you in the “right” direction would be feeling fearful, depressed or pessimistic.

When you’re on the “right” path you will know as you will feel enthusiastic, optimistic or content. Doing what you need to do, being who you really are brings out the best in us all.

Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC encourages you to sit with your thoughts, feel them, see them and most importantly “hear” them.

“Blockage is disease/Flow is health” šŸ˜Š


Dry Brushing ~

Dry Brushing ~

Dry brushing through the lens of Ayurveda….

The Benefits

Increases muscle tone
Improves skin texture (luminosity and suppleness)
Reduces the effects of stress on the body
Promotes weight management by supporting healthy metabolism
Supports natural detoxification
Improves lymphatic circulation
Enhances circulation
Stimulates areas that accumulate cellulite
The Contraindications

Avoid garshana if you have:

Very sensitive skin

A Skin condition, such as psoriasis or eczema

An open wound (skip area)

Inflamed skin due to sunburn or an allergy an allergy

Ayurvedic dry-brushing, called garshana (pronounced gar-shun-uh), promotes lymphatic cleansing and is a powerful way to support the removal of ama (cellular waste products) from the body. Garshana is traditionally done using raw silk or linen gloves, though many prefer to use a natural bristle body brush. This technique is recommended for people who have signs of ama, which may include fatigue, sluggishness, feeling physical or mental dullness, constipation, and a taxed immune system.

Dry brushing is also an excellent practice for the kapha time of year, the season of spring. During the spring months, snow is melting, water has saturated the earth, and flower pollen is carried on the breeze. This is the time of year when kapha can begin to accumulate in the lymph or the sinuses and create stagnation or respiratory congestion. Dry brushing helps to stimulate kapha in the body and encourage movement and drainage of excess mucus.

It is important to do abhyanga (Ayurvedic self-oil massage) after dry brushing. Organic cold pressed sesame oil is a good place to start. Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC carriers a wide variety of self-oil massage oils, including, sesame, Vata, Pitta, Kapha, and detox oil for your convenience.

Guidelines for Garshanaā€”The Traditional Ayurvedic Dry Massage

Skin brushing is best done in the morning before bathing, with dry skin that is free from lotion or oil

Make sure the room where the massage will be done is a comfortable temperature
Stand in the bathtub/shower or on a towel to avoid getting flaky skin on the floor

Using gloves or a brush, massage vigorously to stimulate the skin and lymph

Keep the direction of the stroke always toward the heart

Use circular strokes on the stomach and joints (shoulders, elbows, knees, wrists, hips, and ankles), and long sweeping strokes on the arms and legs (toward the heart)

Massage from the feet upward, continuing to the torso and on to the neck

Massage from the hands to the shoulders

Massage the stomach and buttocks in circular clockwise motions

Apply light pressure where the skin is thin or sensitive and firm pressure on thicker areas like the bottoms of the feet

“Blockage is disease/Flow is health” šŸ˜Š


New Moon = New Beginnings

New Moon = New Beginnings

Todays new moon is a gift of new beginnings! It’s a shift to call in what you want to manifest in your life. Activate what you want by calling it into your life.

Here’s a few ways to do just that:

ā€¢ Clear your Energy to get centered ~ Take a salt bath or space clear your energy with sage, a feather or a flame.
ā€¢ Set Your Intentions ~ declare to the new moon what your vision is ~ declare it boldly and with courage. Write them down and then speaking them loudly ~ by physically speaking them you symbolize your intention to manifest your goals.
ā€¢ Express Gratitude ~ from your heart and your soul believe that this IS granted to you and express gratitude.
ā€¢ Act ~ Take those steps forward toward your goal daily. You will be surprised by what transpires between now and the next Full Moon ~ a time of manifestation.

“Blockage is disease/Flow is health” šŸ˜Š


Have a dream?

Have a dream?

Your attentions activate your desires, be clear. Focus on your desire.

If you hit a bump – acknowledge and smooth it out. Keep positive flowing thoughts around it. Meditate and open up to receive.

We at Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC and North Shore Restorative Yoga Ā Ā had a dream to take a group to experience Sedona, through our eyes, working with Shamans out on the land, the magical land, the sacred land of the Native Americans. We set our attention and this activated our desire. We were clear. We focused on our desire and kept positive flowing thoughts around it. We mediated and we were open to receive… with planning and hard work it came to fruition. You can be part of our/your dream and join us in Sedona next January 23 – 27, 2020!

“Fulfilling your dreams fulfills your spirit” ā¤ļø

“Blockage is disease/Flow is health” šŸ˜Š