Sunday I attended a local blogger event held at the Insight Wellness Center, located in Warrensville Heights. I was most interested in the foodie and yoga-related material announced for the event, but found myself greeted by a few surprises including: aura reading, Reiki sessions, facials and I guess what would be similar to palm reading. Services routinely provide at the wellness center include:
Individual Psychological Counseling and Evaluations
Massage, Reiki & Aromatherapy
Meditation & Counseling
Yoga, Tai Chi, Qi Gong
I took part in the palm reading – quite by chance – and found some statements to be on par, others maybe a stretch. If anything the event had several components that took me out of my normal comfort zone – which is not always a bad thing. I did not try the aura reading, but you can read about fellow blogger Alicia’s experience here.
I did try a brief Reiki session, a Japanese technique for stress-reduction and relaxation. One of our hosts Alice Langholt, a local Reiki Master/Teacher, performed what she calls “practical Reiki,” which is a a non-touching session. Here you can see Alice performing a session with fellow Cleveland blogger Amie.
When it was my turn for a session, while brief, I found it did provide some peace. Like meditation, prayer or a yoga class, it gave me a chance to slow down, breathe and take in the moment. The highlight for me, however, was meeting Marni Task, a well-known and respected local yogi who has been teaching since 1995. Marni was at the event to promote her own handmade lotion – Indu lotion. Bloggers left with a sampler bottle, among a few other items.
I was first introduced to Indu lotion by fellow yogi Becca and have since experienced it while used during several savanasa poses at local yoga studios. It’s hard to describe the aromatherapy scent, I’ll leave that up to Marni, but it’s absolutely amazing. If you are looking for an natural lotion, or even to support local products – Indu lotion is a must!
Disclosure: I was provided free appetizers and refreshments, and I received a small free gift bag of product samples from the vendors in attendance at this event in exchange for writing a blog post about my experience. All opinions and thoughts here are my own.