As a child, I am sure I was many things but one thing that stood out a lot was how awkward I felt - frequently. There were times people mistook me as a boy due to my short haircut and my dominantly direct nature which was deemed as masculine. I remember sometime after college at a gathering ……Read More
In the new studio space (opening January 1st) I am proud to be able to share we will have yoga classes offered throughout the week. We'll start with a few classes and build on that as interest is gained. I sure hope you can all meet me on the mat, sharing our practice together, beautifully imperfect, visiting with our soul while strengthening our bodies.
Calm. Connected. Consciousness.
Throughout the years of being an esthetician, following other spa professionals, I'd see them posting on social media about cold and flu season and thought "gosh that takes some gonads to be so forward with people!" But here I am, being the fun police and having to have the serious conversation myself. It goes without saying - I love you “to the moon and back” but not so much that I want your cold, flu, cold sores or other contagious items.Read More
The new year brings a new schedule for appointment availability and the NEW yoga classes being held in the new studio!Read More
‘Tis the season for gift giving! Read more to find out about the great steals and deal offered up at The Refinery!Read More
It feels so great to finally let these secrets soar! In 2019 The Refinery will be moving into a new studio and will be hosting new amazing classes!Read More
Experience Bioelements therapeutic body exfoliation that uses medicinal Chinese herbs to smooth and retexturize your skin from neck to toes.Read More
hen we do open up to each other and share our realities, it is powerful and inspiring to witness the bond that communication creates. There are so many times clients and I have shared stories and parts of who we are and found so many commonalities. It makes you sit back at the end of the day and realize we are never alone. Connection creates community and without this only judgment and fear can reside.Read More
I see people coming through the doors burdened and walking out the doors feeling lighter again. I see love, joy, and compassion being spread like wildfire. I see a yoga room full of sun saluters. I see people pushing their limits in a TRX class. I see people finally allowing themselves to shed pent-up tears. I see many people asleep on tables in their treatment rooms, haha!Read More
A new way to book, a new menu, new add-ons and new products! What more can you ask for?Read More
She continued to communicate with me in her words, “up, down, flip, turn” and I obeyed and allowed her to do what she planned. She gently massaged rosemary and mint oils into my hair and scalp and wrapped my head in a warm towel. She massaged my face and painted on a cucumber and milk mask. She then placed warm hot towels across my body as she finished massaging my front side.
I was jelly.Read More
Since there is no real way to measure the level of sun rays we individually absorb it is best to be consistently vigilant of how we protect our skin. Here are a few tips to keep up your sleeve for skin safetyRead More
"Practice what you preach" ran through my head. I took a bath. I took a minute to walk away and get that solitude I crave. (fun fact - people that can work hours on end in a dark and quiet room are most likely introverts, lol) I felt bad doing it, guilty for not spending time with my kids, panicked the dishes weren’t done, and wondering if I was a bad person/mom/wife for taking that time. But I grabbed a book and dove in. Something had to be here printed in these pages for me to grasp onto.Read More
"We'll take them both please" with a smile on my face as I watched hers wash over with surprised joy. It was such a feel-good moment you guys - my heart swelled - I felt like the best big sister in the world - and then the words came.....Words out of the cashier's mouth. Words that make your eyes squint up a bit and your lips pucker.
"WOW, I wish MY mom was that nice!"
(insert sound of screeching tires)
For the average woman, collagen production begins to decline by approximately 50% from the ages of 30-50 years old. This gradual decrease is responsible for us waking up one morning wondering who we see in the mirror. We recognize this as the appearance of thinner skin, wrinkles, fine lines and achy joints in the morning. But here's the deal: you can slow the effects of collagen loss, and you can also take steps to restore collagen production.Read More
How we choose to answer the question I asked above, how we choose to look at the cards dealt to us over the last year, how we choose to think and act will only attract more of that energy. If we think of ourselves instead of human beings having a spiritual experience - but rather spiritual beings having a human experience, there becomes a shift in perspective.Read More
What does your year in review look like? What do you want to attract in 2018 when it comes to health, finances, family, purpose, etc? Take it another step - how are you going to actively get after those goals? What steps will you take to make this next year one you feel confident about?Read More
Most of the time when we hear about the benefits of CBD oil, it is being referred to in a medical setting. We know it can help with decreasing seizures, shrinking tumors and lessen inflammation in general. But how does it work with skin care?
The other day I scheduled a post on Facebook with an image of my morning routine. I was so excited for the feedback I received from it and thought this would be a perfect place to expand on some of the questions asked. After all, if one person has questions, it is likely more people do, too. "I noticed you seem to be applying two serums based on this picture....what is the purpose? I thought you can only do one at a time? Maybe I'm wrong, lol"Read More