Monthly Archives: December 2011

20 Dec

Rockin New Yoga Playlist: Last one for 2011

blog_musicHunting Bears – Radiohead
What if We Could? – Trent Reznor
Ship – ISAN
Hammer – Drive Soundtrack
Eternal Feedback (Sly) – Massive Attack
Goin’ Bad – Nico & Soul
Back to the Light – Bruce Kaphan
Chi Che – Marzebian
Gravity – Lusine
Helt Perfekt – Folk & Rovere
Just Relax – Le Mani
Plain As Black ‘n White (Bliss Instrumental Lounge Mix) – Seikou Nagaoka
I Want to Be Ready – Ben Harper
Claire De Lune – Claude Debussy
Human – Atticus Ross

13 Dec

December Newsletter: Yoga and Massage specials!

Hello friends, colleagues and clients!
I am thrilled to be sending my very first newsletter out to you all… and I wanted to take this opportunity to express my sincere gratitude for your continued support and friendship. Each and everyone one of you has enhanced my life, and has helped me grow on both professional and personal levels. For that, I thank you.
As we approach the holidays and think about the special people in our lives, it’s the perfect time to treat those that you love (or yourself!) to a gift of health and wellness. It is true, these are the gifts that truly keep on giving. :)
As most of you might know, Ryan and I got married in October and traveled to Thailand on our honeymoon. We had an inspiring adventure filled with culture, vibrancy and humility. Many locals greeted us with a respectful bow and hello, which brought into my mind the idea of acceptance. It’s these small reminders that help us carry forward our gratitude for the past year, as well as for the year ahead and within our own hearts on a daily basis.
Along with the delicious Thai food, we also experienced some incredible Thai massages during our stay. This helped reinvigorate my interest in offering Thai massage to my clients. At the beginning of 2011, I completed a traditional Thai massage course through the Swedish Institute. Since completing this course, I have not focused on incorporating these new skills into my practice as much as I would have liked. Because of this, I need YOUR help in gaining more experience and will be offering a super special rate of $60 for an 80 minute traditional Thai massage! This special is available from now through the end of January. All pre-purchases or gift certificates can be redeemed for up to 6 months if purchased within the sale time.
80min Thai massage: $60 ($150 value!)

Two 80min Thai massages: $110 ($300 value!)
Traditional Thai massage combines elements of yoga, shiatsu and acupressure, working with the energy pathways of the body and the therapeutic points that are located along these lines. It is performed fully clothed, on a mat, on the floor.
In an effort to encourage you to share yoga and massage with your friends (or start fresh yourself for the new year), I’m offering another holiday discount from now until the end of January for massage and private yoga sessions. All pre-purchases or gift certificates can be redeemed for up to 6 months if purchased within the sale time.
60min deep tissue massage: $75 ($100 value)

90min deep tissue massage: $100 ($150 value)

60min private yoga session: $80 ($110 value)
*Yoga and massage packages are also subject to an additional 10% off and if you are interested in purchasing a package deal; please email me for more information!
Additionally, I am thrilled to “announce” that I’ll be assuming a new last name and will soon be known only as Mika Oakes. It’s in the works as of now (what a process!) and I will slowly begin to merge all of my contacts and existing files. So, if “Mika Oakes” pops up in your inbox, don’t be alarmed… I’m still the same person. :)
Wishing you all a safe and happy holiday season filled with love, joy, laughter and most importantly… healthy well-being!
Thanks for reading, and I hope to see you soon!
With love,