Community Healing Circle on March 7

I’ll be offering Ayurvedic face massages at the March 7 Community Healing Circle.

I just served as a teaching assistant for my friend Margo Uma Gal’s class at The Lauterstein-Conway Massage School. The class sold out with a wait list of 12. She’ll be teaching it again next winter, and you do not need to be a massage therapist to take it.

These face massages are slow, gentle, calming, and balancing, stimulating marma points to release blocked energies. (Many of us hold tension in our faces.)

Other benefits include promoting good sleep, improving mental alertness, and lymphatic drainage.

I use a small amount of a special oil blend, depending on your constitution.

To participate, just show up at Zero Gravity Yoga and Wellness and sign up for the healer and time slot you choose. The earlier you come (starts at 6 pm), the better chance you have of not having to wait — although waiting amid the pleasant company and healing vibe is lovely. It makes a lovely thing to do with a friend or date, and there will be multiple healing modalities to choose from.

Suggested donation for a 25-minute session is $25-35, with proceeds going to local nonprofits. More information is available on Facebook. https://facebook.com/events/s/march-into-wellness/230021528015078/?ti=icl

Speaking about my work…

Today I have the good fortune to be interviewed on Mind Body Radio at 10-10:15 am CST. You can listen on the Internet live or find my interview afterwards. Here’s the link: https://mindbodyradio.com.

Sunday I hosted a brown bag education session on craniosacral therapy for 10 of my fellow members of the Austin Wellness Collaborative. I spoke for about an hour about how I got into CST, its evolution and branches, and answered questions. Then I did a demo, talking about what I was doing and sensing, on a fellow AWC member, who also commented on what she was noticing. Success!

Coming up, on January 29 I will be talking to the staff at the office of Dr. Elizabeth Raine, DDS (my own dentist) about what I do and asking questions about what they notice and how they work with TMJ issues. This will be my first talk with a dental office.

It feels good to be doing more educational work, continuing to get the word out that skilled manual therapy can relieve TMJ symptoms.

If you know of an opportunity to educate, please keep me in mind.

Join our class, Relaxed Jaw: Learn How to Unwind Tension, Pain, and Grinding

Siri Scull, certified hypnotist, coach, and nutritionist, and I (MaryAnn Reynolds, LMT, board certified in therapeutic massage and bodywork, provider of TMJ relief sessions) are offering a free class on April 1, 7:30-8:45 pm at Soma Vida.

This first class is free, and we ask that you claim a ticket on Eventbrite so we can be sure to have enough seating for everyone.

This (optional) class serves as an introduction to our 4-class series offered remotely via Zoom on April 8, 15, 22, and 29 at the same time period.

This 4-class series includes:
~ Hypnotic visualizations to help you unwind tightness
~ Specialized exercises and techniques to soften the jaw
~ Nutritional & supplement suggestions to promote relaxation
~ Best sleep practices to promote a relaxed jaw
~ Ongoing support as you change habits on a conscious and unconscious level

The tuition is $149 for the 4-class series taught over Zoom. Save $25 if you bring a friend! You may pay MaryAnn via PayPal (paypal.me/maryannreynolds) or Venmo (www.venmo.com/MaryAnn-Reynolds-1) at the April 1st meeting or before April 8 to secure your spot.

Class is taught by Mary Ann Reynolds, MS, LMT, board certified in therapeutic massage and bodywork, providing TMJ Relief sessions and packages, AND Siri Scull, NC CHt, certified Hypnotherapist, Coach, and Nutritional Counselor specializing in habit change.

Learn more about the instructors at maryannreynolds.com and siriwellness.com

Contact me, MaryAnn Reynolds, at mareynolds27@gmail.com or (512)-507-4184 (leave VM or text) if you have any questions.

We hope to see you at our informational meeting on April 1, or via Zoom for the class series, or both!

Nightwalking class in central Texas! Dec. 6-9, 2018

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My friend and NLP trainer Katie Raver has organized another nightwalking class — and you don’t have to go to Taos to take it! It’s at the Canyon of the Eagles, a dark-sky friendly place about two hours northwest of Austin on Lake Buchanan near Burnet, Texas.

You can camp or choose from lodging options, and there are two restaurants on the site.

The dates are Dec. 6-9, Thursday evening through Sunday mid-day.

Details are here. The course fee is sliding scale, making it quite affordable if cost is a consideration.

The Geminid meteor shower peaks on December 14, and some meteors will be visible Dec. 7-16. (I saw the brightest meteor I’ve ever seen last August on a nightwalk just outside of Taos.)

What I like about nightwalking:

  • you learn to use your vision differently
  • this affects your physiology — wide vision = wide mind, a state some meditation practices cultivate
  • anxiety is impossible while using your eyes this way
  • it’s outdoors in nature where the skies are really dark
  • your senses are augmented
  • you notice so much more
  • you become very sensitive to light
  • you really can walk fearlessly in the dark!

 

November 13 is Cindy Anderson Day!

Cindy Anderson was one of my teachers in both the basic licensing program and the advanced program at Lauterstein-Conway Massage School. She taught Swedish massage and Shiatsu. I’ve always appreciated Cindy’s abundant joie de vivre, her sense of humor, and her clear sparkling presence.

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Cindy is struggling with health issues that require medical intervention. To help offset the cost at a time when she’s struggling with her health and unable to work, Lauterstein-Conway has designated Tuesday, November 13, as Cindy Anderson Day.

You can participate in multiple ways.

  • You can donate directly any time to her GoFundMe campaign.
  • If you get one of my bodywork sessions on Tuesday, November 13, I will donate the full cost to Cindy’s campaign. I’m hoping for a full day, so sign up now!
  • There’s a benefit at Slow Poke’s Brisket Shack on Saturday, November 17, starting at 4 pm in Manchaca. Take I-35 or Manchaca Road south to FM 1626. It’s a food trailer court east of the railroad tracks and Twin Creeks stoplight, at 737 FM 1626.

If I hear of any more benefits or ways to contribute, I will update this post.