Tonight's New Moon also falls on a Solar Eclipse. The solar eclipse occurs when the Sun, Moon and Earth meet alignment. Additionally, this new moon hits in Cancer: a water sign ruled by the moon. Needless to say, we may feel more connected with the moon than normal tonight. What does that mean, exactly?
We gravitate to each moon’s personality based on the zodiac it passes through. Cancer is loyal and highly imaginative, sometimes she gets wrapped up in projecting fantasy rather than sitting with reality and what’s practical. When the aspirational v. reality relationship is out of balance, that realization can cause insecurity and doubt to arise. This water tide can come in & out smoothly or hit extremely hard. Depending on your relationship with water signs, this may be the portal into an emotional time for you.
So what to do? Gathering for a new moon circle is a sure way to journal priorities, relax, and cleanse energy to separate aspirations from fact. The New Moon is a time to set goals and keep your productivity moving forward… ideally towards those aspirations but with realistic expectations. This IS the time to plant seeds, but to also be honest with yourself + sit with your Self for a moment to really *listen*.
Join Marta Staudinger, Director of Latela Curatorial & local Reiki Practitioner Cierra Ross at Eaton Wellness in the beautiful Eaton Hotel in downtown Washington DC. Eaton Wellness + Latela Curatorial is a mindfulness & healing community in the heart of Washington DC that makes space for the community-at-large to gather and manifest every New & Full Moon. Healing dialogue + practices will be shared and come to life via a meditation podcast late-Summer 2019.
$33 PER PERSON, $59 IF YOU BOOK IN A PAIR (call Eaton Wellness for this option)-
This workshop includes the following:
1 - A discussion on the astrology, chakra, and the energetic elements associated with this moon phase.
2 - A group-led meditation to align the chakras while the room & our bodies are Reiki'ed with a collection of Healing Crystals, Sound Bath, and/or Aromatherapy.
3 - A writing exercise related to tapping into current spiritual waves with this moon.
4 – A group-led Yoga Nidra (sleep meditation) + Reiki relaxation session focusing on resetting, true intentions and cleansing energy.
5 – Tea provided
Consider this New Moon an opportunity to cleanse and reprioritize for the summer months.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?
Please bring a journal and pen.
WHAT IS REIKI?
Reiki, meaning ‘Universal Energy’ is an ancient and natural energy healing technique where the practitioner serves as a vessel to balance the subtle energies within our bodies. During a Reiki session, the practitioner uses a light touch to channel universal energy to a patient’s body.
The purpose of Reiki Healing is to promote relaxation and stress reduction as well as restore balance and eliminate blockages. This process addresses physical, emotional, mental and spiritual imbalances as well as aligns the chakras.
Benefits of Reiki include:
- Stress reduction
- Chakra (energy center) alignment
- Restores energy level balance throughout the body
- Improves concentration and perception/intuition
- Eliminates energy blockages
- Provides relaxation
- Assists with healing injuries
- Enhances immune system
IS IT OKAY TO BE A MEDITATION/REIKI NEWBIE?
YES! We will walk you through the basics and make sure we're focusing on the areas that best serve you during this workshop and its greater themes. This is why we keep circles small and have two leaders to be able to individually assist as well.
ABOUT EATON WELLNESS + LATELA CURATORIAL HEALING:
Eaton Wellness + Latela Curatorial is a mindfulness & healing community in the heart of Washington DC that makes space for the community-at-large to gather and manifest every New & Full Moon. Healing dialogue + practices will be shared and come to life via a meditation podcast Summer 2019.
Eaton Wellness is inspired by new-age practices and experiential learning traditions that embody a holistic approach focused on the mind-body connection. Eaton offers community-building classes such as yoga and meditation; alternative therapies ranging from reiki and acupuncture to crystal healing; and immersive, sensory experiences including infrared saunas, sound baths and shamanic journeys. The brand’s wellness values carry through to vegetable-forward and detox food and beverage options, as well as a program of guest speakers and teachers who promote age-old teachings and practices leading to consciousness-expansion, in the spirit of retreats such as Esalen and Burning Man.
Latela Curatorial is an Art & Curatorial Lifestyle Boutique offering consultation services to both art collectors and artists, with a strong focus on supporting the local arts in Washington DC, cultural exchange & mindfulness. The brand has been a pioneer in bringing art, consciousness, community, and mindful meditation practices together in synch with the cycles of the moon since the opening of the Latela Art Gallery (Washington, DC) in 2015.