Upcoming Events

Chakra Balancing Workshop

January 18, 2018      6:00-7:30 p.m.

Let’s meet for a workshop and experience how balancing the chakras helps reduce stress and achieve a calmer, more peaceful state of mind. Together we will learn about the chakra system and how to create balance through breathing, stretching, meditation and guided imagery. All students are welcome, regardless of your level of fitness and experience.
Major energy centers align with the spine.  From the base of the spine to the crown of the head, we move from the most basic  to the more subtle, skillful and self-actualized aspects of who we are.  These energy centers, or chakras, parallel major developmental stages that we all move through over  the course our lives. Each chakra is located around a major gland of the endocrine system, and each gland is responsible for creating and maintaining hormonal balance, general functioning of our body, and health and well- being on many levels. If one gland is deficient or excessive/out of balance, the rest of the system begins to overcompensate in order to bring the body back into balance. The chakras function much the same way: if one is deficient/excessive, the rest of the system is unbalanced. The pace of the holiday season leaves little time to even think about any of this. We get caught up in the momentum and it seems, by the time the new year rolls in, here we are again – exhausted, stressed, and full of good intentions.  To carve out time and create more of what is meaningful and positive going forward, set an intention that serves you well this new year. Looking forward to seeing you soon!
Dec 2, 2017  1:30 – 3:30pm
Location – Synergy Yoga & Wellness, Rock Hill, SC

Happy Holidays – a special offer from Charlotte-Hypotherapist to you!


Are you or someone you love looking for a change?  Want to feel peace and balance in your life? Take the first steps in creating the life you dream about.  Charlotte Hypnotherapist is offering a Holiday package pricing for 5 visits of hypnosis and wellness counseling at  20% savings off of the individual session price of $150.  This is a one-time offer for the holidays and a chance to experience the powerful benefits of hypnosis, which has application in nearly all areas of struggles/challenges we all experience from time to time.  Whether you’re hoping to adjust your golf swing, re-affirm a commitment to yourself or another, lose weight, quit smoking, deal with depression/anxiety – the list is endless.  Hypnosis and wellness counseling are a powerful combination, a way forward, a first step towards a new beginning.  Please contact me for a private, complimentary phone consultation and allow me to answer any questions you may have.  The more information you have, the easier it is to make an informed decision.  No more procrastination, waiting for this or that to fall into place, just pick up the phone and let’s get started today!

DSCN0479The contract is signed, the dates are set! Peru’s the destination; another bucket-list check! We’ll stir the sacred in our hearts & souls, Machu Picchu wonders among our goals! Click here for info & pictures!

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Some pictures from our retreat in The Sacred Valley, enjoy!   

Happy New Year!

A new year, a new opportunity.  The spinning in your head is directly related to the spinning of the wheels/mental chatter in your mind – that happens without awareness.  When you notice you are feeling anxious, welcome the anxiety as your friend and teacher.  Close your eyes and breathe in deeply through your nose, breathe out slowly through your mouth, and pause for a second or two.  Repeat several times.  Notice the stillness that begins to settle in.  Want this year to be different and better, more joyful and fulfilling?  Everyone experiences anxiety and sadness, just in differing degrees at different times.  There are simple skills, seemingly small habits, we can develop and practice to effect profound and positive change in our lives.  Make 2017 your year.  Your year to create the life you dream of.  To write your brilliant story.  One page, one day, one skill/habit, at a time.  Let me guide you through this process.  Together we can be a powerful team.   Happy New Year to you!  May your life be peaceful, prosperous, safe, and joyful!  Call today for a complimentary consultation and special New Year’s intention pricing I’d love to hear from you!


Cooking for the Soul  – beginning October 13th, 17th, 20th & 24th

with Debra Young and Chanchal Khosla


Find joy in the simple art of preparing and sharing a balanced meal.  According to Ayurveda, our meals should be prepared simply, taking into account tri-Dosha theory (constitution), how seasons and climate affect us, the importance of food quality and “eating local” when possible, food combinations/six tastes, and the art of eating with family and friends.  Ayurveda, “the art and science of life”, is a system that has observed the effect of food and nutrition on the human body for thousands of years.  It is steeped in a belief that we should enjoy our food!  By observing and participating in this three-week course, you will learn how to create health, well-being and longevity – and eat delicious meals prepared with authentic spices and the freshest ingredients.  This is a hands-on experiential cooking class, beginning October 13th, 17th, 20th & 24th.  Classes are offered both day and evening times to accommodate all schedules, from either 1 to 2:30p.m., or 6:45 to 8p.m.  Cost is $150.  In addition to learning important factors in the actual process of cooking and eating, each class includes delicious and healthy meals, handouts and recipes.  Register with Debra Young at 704-771-6251.  We look forward to gathering together  in Elizabeth at 2406 E. 5th St., and sharing the joy of cooking!

September 7, 2016

Mindful Living at Baxter Health Center in Ft. Mill, SC

Are you ready to take the first steps of your path to balance, clarity and wellness in all areas of your Wyoming 037life?  Welcome, and join me for a journey into wellness thru healing mind/body/spirit!  This is a series of 90 minute classes that delve into current findings in the field of neuroscience, nutrition, movement as medicine and of course, Mindfulness.  Together, we’ll learn useful information/tips that have practical applications in managing the continual stressors we all face in modern life.  Discover how emotions impact our lives, and how to better tolerate stressful situations, to regulate emotions and live more fully and meaningfully in the present moment.  If you’re ready for a change, to learn how to be in wise-relationship with what’s going on in your life, this series is for you.  Join me for a 30 minute Mindfulness class at 6p.m, and transition into the series from 6:30-8:00p.m.  For more information, please reach out to me at 704-771-6251.

See below for Some Pictures from our Most Recent Retreat

Art of Living students 1a 2016 A of L 1b 2016 Debra teaching A of L 2016 Debra and Barb 2016


March 18-20, 2016

Art of Living Retreat Center & Blue Heaven Spa



Back by popular demand, our weekend getaway  to the Art of Living Retreat Center and Shankara Ayurveda Spa is designed with “letting go”, and truly a weekend not to be missed! Removed from noise & nestled among clouds & treetops, the Art of Living Retreat Center is a hidden gem in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Boone, NC! You’ll begin to relax & de-stress the minute you arrive, caressed by the cool breezes & refreshed by the spectacular views & sounds of nature.

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Your weekend will include:

* Stunning views of the Blue Ridge Mountains

* Hillside lodging in your choice of comfortable, simple retreat room with twin beds & private bath, or more luxurious hotel room with double beds/king bed & private bath

* Daily Meditation & All-levels Yoga, Pranayama, & Chanting

* Healthy & Delicious Vegetarian Meals

* Mind & Meditation Class with Art of Living staff

* Saturday evening Kirtan

* Personal time to rest, hike, get a spa treatment**, take a pottery class, or explore the town of Boone


**Shankara Ayurveda Spa is the ONLY Ayurveda spa in the Southeast! Don’t miss this opportunity!

Registration & Price for Weekend (per person):

Retreat Triple, $482

Retreat Double, $519

Retreat Single, $621

Hotel Double, $580

Hotel Single, $662



For more information visit:

http://www.livingyoga4peace.com   or   http://www.artofoliving.com



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