OM - January 2015 - The Open Mind Center

January 2015
Issue #69
~ Starting Off Right ~
“You're off to Great Places! Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting, So... get on your way!”
- Dr. Seuss The beginning of every New Year is always full of excitement! The air is
fresh and everyone is open and ready for change. We are motivated to
become our best selves. Most importantly, we are setting ourselves up for
the rest of the year. If you start with a positive attitude, you are more likely
to succeed and accomplish our hopes and dreams.
Start this year with enthusiasm! Create a list of goals and intentions for the
year. They can be big or small, long term or short term. It’s important to
have a mix of them. If you can cross a few things off your list easily, you
will feel motivated to keep working on the more challenging tasks. Another
important key for accomplishing your objectives is to make a plan. Don’t
just say, “This year I’m going to better myself.” Instead, say, “This year I’m
going to go to a yoga class once a week,” or, “This year I’m going to
meditate everyday for at least 10 minutes.” The more specific we get with
our intentions, the easier they are to accomplish.
After making your plans, and setting yourself up for success, remember to check back in with yourself
periodically. On your calendar, mark one day a month to reflect on what you’ve done towards your goals and
intentions. Usually when we make New Year’s resolutions, we do really well for a month. Once the
excitement of the new year has passed, we lose motivation and get caught up in other aspects of our lives. By
planning ahead and dedicating a day to check in, you will be reminded why you made these goals in the first
place and reenergize your enthusiasm.
Sometimes it can be hard to jumpstart, or restart, our plans after we’ve made them. Maybe it’s the fear that
we won’t succeed. Maybe our goals themselves seem scary. But try to get passed the fear and remind
yourself of the positivity and love you were surrounded by during the holidays at the end of 2014. Don’t let
the connections or reconnections you made slip away as the season cheers dissipate. Feeling love and
supported by those around us can have a massive impact on our wellbeing.
Good luck to you! You will do great!
The Open Mind Center:
A place to be, a way to be.
comprehensive holistic center offering
programs intended to heal the body, nourish
the soul, and awaken the spirit.
1575 Old Alabama Road, Suite 213
Roswell GA 30076
Classes and Events You Don’t Want to Miss
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For a complete list of classes, see our calendar or catalog.
Restorative Yoga Workshop
Recover from the holidays and nourish yourself. Come relax and restore
with a gentle healing form of yoga. Let stress and tension melt away while
connecting with a deep sense of peace and well-being. All poses will be
practiced with the aid of props to provide a supportive environment for
total relaxation. You will move through a series of long held gentle poses
supported with blankets, straps and blocks. Pamper yourself and find
complete relaxation with the sounds of soft music and poetry. Practicing
this way can reduce the effects of stress related illness and can benefit your
overall health. This workshop is slow, deeply nurturing and suitable for all
ages as well as anyone with chronic pain or physical limitations.
Saturday, 1/17 from 2:00-4:00pm
Investment: $40 Instructor: Kiva Ellison
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New Year New Vision
A new year brings reflection of past goals and a desire for change. If
another year has slipped by and you need to take action, certain essential
oils can assist in the transformation. Whether it is for healthy lifestyle
changes, a new career, or more family time, essential oils can help you
achieve your goals in 2015. In this class you will learn how to create a
vision board and use it as your personal roadmap as well as a
transformational activity. You will incorporate key essential oils known to
assist with focus, transformation, and personal growth. These oils will also
help support the scent memory connection and turn your vision into reality
with sensory support. You will create a vision board, a diffusing blend and
an aromatherapy spray to support your transformation.
Saturday, 1/3 from 3:00-5:00pm
Investment: $25 Instructor: Jana Rife
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Past Life Regression
Physical and emotional issues can have deep roots in your past lives, which
can hold you back in this life. By beginning to gain clarity, healing can
come. In this class, we will discuss the amazing healing power of
remembering our past lives. A group past life regression will take place that
includes guided imagery for an energetic clearing. This will start healing
any negative karma that has built up. We will end by discussing our
experiences with each other to expand our insight. By the end of class, you
will have begun your journey and be ready to take the next steps for
reaching your full potential and dreams.
Saturday, 1/24 from 3:00-4:00pm
Investment: $25 Instructor: Sonia Abel
Release and Renewal: Activate Your 2015 Intentions
with a Burning Bowl and Labyrinth Walk
Join us on Saturday January 10th from 1:00-3:00 pm to release the energy
of 2014 with a Burning Bowl and then imagine and feel into your 2015
intentions, as you invoke your inner wisdom and call down the powers of
heaven while walking the Santa Rosa Labyrinth. You’ll go forth renewed
and blessed to being your joyous new year!
Offered: Saturday, 1/10 from 1:00-4:00pm
Investment: $15
Instructors: Sharlyn Menard and Melody LeBaron
Start this year with positivity by clearing out all of
the negative energy from 2014. Don’t just cleanse
yourself, cleanse your home as well. We carry
many products that you can use to get rid of all the
bad energy that has built up. Start by smudging
your house with white sage or cedar sage. In
between smudging, burn nag champa or lavender
incense, or light a white candle. Keeping crystals in
your house is also very helpful. Quartz, amethyst,
black tourmaline, and smoky quartz are great for
both cleansing and protection. There are plenty of
ways to protect yourself and your home and we
would love to help!
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Our Great Services
A problem in one area of your life tends to
have an effect on all areas of your life. Are
you ready to do the work to change that?
Coaching will help you explore the path
that feels appropriate for you. Once you
get to the core of the problem and are able
to heal and release it, your entire life
begins to change. Our philosophy is that
although goal-setting is an important part
of your progress, real, long-term change
only occurs when you examine and
become consciously aware of your
limiting thoughts, behaviors and patterns.
It is time to reconnect with who you really
are and find your best and highest path!
Chakra Balancing
The Chakras govern nearly every
voluntary and involuntary reaction we
experience. In order to maintain good
health, each chakra should be balanced
and able to function independently. Health
concerns can often be related to an
imbalance in the chakras which then
manifests into a physical illness. Chakra
balancing not only promotes physical
well-being, but also emotional, mental and
spiritual wellness. Whether you are in
need of healing, trying to prevent
conditions from occurring, or simply need
clarity, Chakra Balancing therapy can
Call us at (678) 243-5074 to schedule your
Spicing Things Up in 2015
Every year we say to ourselves that we’re going to expand our
horizons and try new things. Sometimes we do, but usually we
don’t. Make this year different and take initiative. Not only will you
be adding some excitement by changing things up, but you may
discover new hobbies and passions along the way. You’ll never
know until you try!
In 2015, try focusing your new adventures around health and
wellness. There are so many options that will enrich your life
physically and mentally.
Experiment with expressing yourself through creative outlets. Try
painting, drawing, or photography. Any art form that resonates with
you can open your eyes to a whole new world. For those that are
hesitant about visual art, try writing. Start by keeping a journal. You
can write anything in it, from to do lists to your dreams. Maybe
something you jot down will inspire you to write a novel or short
To make things easier, we offer a ton of classes and services that can
change your life. Give a meditation or yoga class a try to tap into
yourself physically and mentally. Book a Reiki session to start
unfolding your energetic history and heal from the inside out. You
can’t go wrong with any of our classes or services!
“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”
- Leo Tolstoy
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Classes and Events (Continued)
Tarot 101
Interested in Tarot? Curious to learn this ancient system? Want to be able to give readings for yourself and others? Well, come learn all
this and more in Tarot 101! This 6 week, highly interactive class will cover not only the basics, but will allow you to immediately begin
working with the cards. By the end of the first class you will be able to read a basic spread! We will cover: Quick History of Tarot –
where did this all come from?, Major Arcana – the heavy hitters, Minor Arcana – the daily tool kit, Court Cards – the motley cast of
characters, and so much more! All you need to bring is your interest, willingness to have a grand time, and a Tarot deck (Raider-Waite
based). This class is primarily for absolute beginners but is also a great class for those with experience who want to review and learn
even more.
Thursdays, starting 1/15 and ending on 2/19 from 7:00-8:00pm
Investment: $120 Instructor: Linda Sherer-Horton
Yin Yoga Workshop
Yin Yoga is a perfect complement to our active lifestyles, and is appropriate for all levels. This practice will develop new depths in your
postures with deeper ranges of motion and increases the flow of energy by focusing on the deeper tissues of the body. You will practice
slowing down and opening up the deep fascial layer of the body with long holds of supported poses. Fascia builds up over time and causes
stiffness, inflexibility, and decreased energy flow. It responds differently than muscle, and therefore requires this slow approach to begin to
open. You will end with a short, faster paced yoga sequence to maintain balance of the body and mind. This is a deeply meditative practice
and leaves the body and mind feeling energized, balanced and refreshed.
Saturday, 1/31 from 2:00-3:30pm
Investment: $35 Instructor: Kiva Ellison
Reiki I Certification Class
Reiki is both a spiritual practice and healing modality as it focuses on moving the universal life energy to support a healthy body, mind
and spirit. If you have any energetic imbalances or blockages due to stress, trauma, anger, fear, or illness, Reiki can help. Anyone who
is willing to learn can find the connection to Reiki energy. In this class, you will learn how to tap into that connection. You will be
amazed after your first class how quickly you can “feel” the energy flow from your hands. This class will include an overview of the
chakra system while learning hand positions that target each one. You will also be guided through a meditation as part of your own self
healing. At the end of our Reiki Level 1 Training, you will be certified to give Reiki to yourself and others. Preregistration is required
by Tuesday, 1/20. Class includes: history of Reiki, hand positions for giving Reiki to yourself and others, you first attunement, Reiki
manual, and Reiki certificate.
Saturday, 1/24 from 10:00am-3:00pm
Investment: $150 Instructor: Charmaine Taylor
Intro to Energy Medicine & Healing Circle
You will be given an overview of Integrative Energy Medicine and benefits of energetic healing followed by guided meditation and hands
on energy healing. Please dress comfortably. Gentle touch may be provided to naturally redirect energy to areas requiring healing.
Spontaneous dialogue and sharing are encouraged.
Monday, 1/12 from 6:00-7:15pm
Investment: $20 Instructor: Lydia Jankovic
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The Art of Attraction-Creating Aphrodisiacs
In preparation for Valentine's Day, we will discuss essential oils helpful in dissipating
the many outside factors that keep us from enjoying intimacy to the fullest. In this class
you will use a variety of oils known to open and comfort the heart, arouse sexual desire
and attract others. During class you will blend these oils to make an aphrodisiac
massage oil, an alluring body spray, and a romantic herbal bath tea. This will make the
perfect gift for someone special on Valentine's Day, or just to pamper yourself.
Saturday, 1/24 from 3:00-4:30pm
Investment: $25 Instructor: Jana Rife
Guest Reader: Matthew Sekunna
We are honored to have Matthew Sekunna as a guest reader. His gifts include psychic,
medium, and scientific palmistry abilities. As a psychic, he sees, hears, and/or feels
vibrations emanating from an energy source, either your own or from a spiritual plane
around you. As a medium, he brings messages from your loved ones, or guidance and
information that is important to your soul’s purpose on this earth. Using scientific
palmistry, he interprets your character and nature from the size and shape of your hand,
and can read the events of the past, present, and future. Schedule a reading with him
Monday-Wednesday, 1/5, 1/6 & 1/7 from 12:00-8:00pm
Monday-Wednesday, 1/19, 1/20 & 1/21 from 12:00-8:00pm
Investment: $75 for 30-45 min; $100 for 1 hour
Recommended Books to
Inspire You This Year
Enrich yourself and get inspired this
year with these great reads! They
are full of great quotes that are sure
to get you thinking!
Evening Meditation
Release the stresses of the day, promote relaxation, and enhance your personal and
spiritual growth. Join us for guided meditations and an hour of relaxation as you allow
the world to float away and you find calm and inner peace. The meditation techniques
will vary from concentrated focus on a sound, object, visualization, breath, movement,
or attention itself. All practice levels are welcome.
Every Mondays and Wednesdays, from 7:00-8:00pm
Investment: Donation ($5 minimum) Instructor: Kimberly Bolden
Zen Doodle
If you are seeking to awaken your inner artist and learn a calming, meditative hobby,
Zen Doodle is the class for you! You will learn a simple drawing style that uses
deliberate lines and shapes to create patterns. When different patterns are combined, the
results are elegant and unique works of art. This technique embraces living in the
moment by working without a plan and celebrates mistakes by banning erasers. As you
progress, a continuous and simple rhythm will form and allow your mind to relax and
your inner creativity to flow freely. By the end of class, you will have a 5”x5” creation
ready for framing. Once you have started, you won’t want to stop!
Saturday, 1/17 from 2:30-4:00pm
Investment: $20 Instructor: Madison Best
The Open Mind Center
1575 Old Alabama Road, #213
Roswell, GA 30076
The Book of Awakening by
Mark Nepo
The Gifts of Imperfection by
Brené Brown
The Alchemist by Paulo
Eastern Body, Western Mind
by Anodea Judith
Many Lives, Many Masters
by Brian L. Weiss, M.D.
Ask and It is Given by
Esther & Jerry Hicks
Conversations with God by
Neal Donald Walsch
The Four Agreements by
Don Miguel Ruiz