Greetings, One and All!
As I sit at the computer on this cold and snowy December Day, I am reminded of everything I love about this time of year. While the roads are slippery, and the dog gets cold on our walks which become shorter because of the weather, it seems as if the earth is cozy under its blanket of snow and I notice that there's a quietness that surrounds us. I love the opportunity to "turn the fire on" and find ways to bring more light in as the days grow shorter. One way we are doing that in the studio this year is through our Holiday Bazaar.
We have nine fabulous artists on hand who will showcase unique and very beautiful products that are perfect for holiday gifts as well as for personal pampering. Find gifts for your children's teachers, for your colleagues or boss, and for your best friend as well as yourself at this event. We hope you'll join us and share the joy these artists bring through their work. Stop by with a friend, meet new friends, enjoy a sweet treat and learn more about what we offer at Mountain Wisdom Yoga while supporting local businesses with your holiday purchases. We thank you for your support!
Blessings to all during this joyful holiday season. ~Sharon Harvey Alexander www.MountainWisdomYoga
Information about the Artists
Host: Mountain Smiles Yoga Studio is a quiet, comfortable place where one can learn about yoga at their own pace. Participate in weekly group yoga classes, sign up for seasonal guided relaxation practices, or come in and explore private issues in body, mind or spirit with Sharon Harvey Alexander, a seasoned Yoga Teacher, Yoga Therapist and Health, Wellness and Lifestyle Coach. Sharon has been exploring yoga for close to 25 years and offers compassionate, insightful and supportive teachings designed to bring out the light in each individual. At the Holiday Bazaar, you may order exquisite Essential Oils from Snow Lotus and Yoga Bolsters and other props from Hugger Mugger at discounted prices as well as purchase gift cards for classes and/or private therapeutic sessions through Sharon.
Other Vendors include:
Jenny Knuth with True June Jewlery. TrueJune jewelry is meticulously crocheted by Jenny Knuth in Boulder, Colorado. Her products include easy-to-wear crocheted necklaces in a variety of styles from simple to showy as well as holiday garlands, bracelets and more. Using classic glass and gemstone beads, her unique designs look delicate but are created for effortless, everyday wear. Perfect for yoga, they can withstand water, sweat, and chlorine and need not be removed on a daily basis. Almost weightless, you won't even know you have one on, and most have no metal parts so are hypoallergenic. All this, without compromising on beauty or adornment. Enjoy the simplicity of pure glass and stone. Delicate yet durable, rustic yet refined, from simple to showy, it's handcrafted jewelry that goes with YOU. If your life takes you many places, you'll find these designs both practical and pleasing. Yes! You can wear them to the office, at the gym or to yoga class, in the pool, on the beach, at the club, in the garden, or even while mucking out the barn. Why not? TruJune’s philosophy: Whatever you do, be true to yourself––and look great when you do it! Find Jenny’s products at TrueJune.com.
Melissa Beckwith of Melissa Beckwith Designs is a ceramic artist who makes beautiful hand-made and very functional pottery in Louisville Colorado. The majority of her pottery consists of wheel-thrown kitchenware. Glazed with a variety of aesthetically pleasing, water-tight glazes each ceramic piece is unique, durable and pleasant to use for eating and drinking. The pottery is food-safe and microwave/dishwasher friendly. Melissa believes in creating art work that people will love to use in everyday life - a cozy mug to savor coffee or tea from each morning or an ice-cream bowl to cradle in your hand as you enjoy each sweet bite. Check her out at www.melissabeckwith.com
Body Care by Shaman Lisa features aroma art soaps hand-crafted by Lisa M. Gillespie of Boulder, CO. Lisa uses her background in design and the healing arts to create hand-crafted pieces of personal art with a practical purpose. She says: "I want to give my customers a feeling of indulging in a personal spa day every time they use my products. I want people to fall in love with the entire experience: the scents, the appearance, and the feel of the bar." Unlike commercial "bars," these soaps contain NO chemical preservatives, petroleum-based oils, artificial ingredients, synthetic colors, or fragrance oils. Each soap is hand-wrapped in gorgeous, handmade paper with special detailing, making Shaman Lisa products not only a special personal treat, but also a wonderful gift!
Lora Terres, Dilp.Ac., has been a Licensed Acupuncturist since 1990, specializing in compassionate and comprehensive health care. Lora's unique style of healing therapies of acupuncture, functional medicine, and Chinese herbal medicine bring about a high level of wellness. She introduces clear and simple changes for a healthier way to live, honoring that mind, body and spirit are all one in Chinese medicine. Lora is offering a $10 Ear Treatment session to those attending this special holiday fair. Auricular Acupuncture is one of the more widely used microsystems within Eastern Medicine and is quite effective at balancing the energies of the body, useful at this time of year or any time.
Emily and Kelly Tarantini of Orion's Tale Unique Designs are a mother/daughter team, originally from Venezuela. Kelly, the mother, is a Floral Designer and is currently the Regional Visual Merchandiser for the Furniture Row stores. Emily is an Interior Designer and continuing her education at CU Boulder in City Planning. They both have design in them and have a unique product line based on recycling and reusing materials to create unique designs. They stick with green products and reduce waste by giving abandoned products a new life. Their main focus is repainting salvaged furniture, creating handmade greeting cards and framed original art and floral arrangements in recycled vases. Their product store is a high-end second hand boutique featuring lovely refurbished items and a philosophy based on green living and giving items second chances. Learn more at www.orionstale.com/blog .
Waleska Lopez is a Spiritual Consultant born in Caracas, Venezuela who has lived In Boulder for 14 years. She uses her knowledge of Feng-Shui and Vastu (the ancient Indian Science of Architecture and Spatial Design) to support the creation of harmony and good flow of energy in living, work and play spaces. In addition to making beautiful charms, Waleska offers consultations, performs sacred ceremonies and house blessings, and offers courses on manifesting through mantra and chanting. She will have her handmade charms for the balancing of Feng-shui and Vastu and a handmade card game for sale at the the Holiday Bazaar. The charms include gemstone sun-catchers made with gemstones and Swarovski crystals that are energetically charged for enhancing prosperity, healing, protection, harmony and love. The card game, called TAT SAT and featuring Gods, Goddesses, Archangels and other spiritual beings, has been lovingly designed and painted by Waleska and her three daughters. It is fun for people of all ages to play – adults, teenagers, children will learn about deities of different traditions.
Arielle Schwartz of Soul Fire Jewelry Designs has been designing jewelry as a form of creative expression for many years. Soul Fire Jewelry is wearable art that enhances ones inner light, illuminating the natural beauty of the human form. As a clinical psychologist, yoga instructor, and mother Arielle balances the demands of a busy life by making time to devote attention towards her creative side. This offers time to reflect and inspiration that comes from the colors and shimmering of the gemstones used in her designs. Arielle’s intention with this work is that the soulful and heartfelt feelings that go into the creation of each piece of her art bring joy and peace to the wearer.
Willow Arelena, visionary artist, psychic reader and Archetypal Energy Psychotherapist, is the author of TAROT OF TRANSFORMATION tarot deck, and SEASONS OF THE GODDESS book. Willow is also the founder of Dancing Willow Tree Mystery School. Willow will be offering her visionary art prints and plaques as well as the tarot deck, and goddess book. She will also be available for psychic energy and oracle readings. “My passion at Mystic Life Design is to assist people who are struggling to transform both their inner life and outer life according to their soul’s purpose. For the inner life I offer insight and clarity through psychic energy readings, psychotherapy, tarot, goddess work and classes. For the outer life I offer visionary art, graphic design services and promotional coaching for the “manifesting mystic” – and will be offering energy readings at the Holiday Bazaar.
Valerie Schultz-Gonzalez, owner, designer and healer at La V comes from a long line of Curanderas in Mexico, and has studied the magic and practices of traditional cultures from many lands. She blends this magic into her supercharged jewelry that are indulgent and designed to awaken the love and light within you (including prayer beads, earrings, waist beads) and her supernatural shea butters, mood mists, and bath salts. You will find tagua seeds, gem stones, pearls and African Trade Beads inspired by both magical Teotihuacan and Mali experiences as well as the unique Baobab tree in her jewelry. For Valerie, the healing path came naturally and led her to become a Japanese Reiki Master and Yoga teacher. Through her business, La V, she offers spiritual empowerment tools and services that connect you to your Divine Self and Infinite Potential. Learn more about her strong Curandera intuition that has been made even more powerful by Reiki as well as her Chakra-n-Soul clearings at the Holiday Bazaar. Be FULLY YOU, with La V.
Lisa Griffin Seidel from Arvada, CO is a yoga teacher and creator of Catspaw Cushions, a Colorado based company that makes locally-handcrafted meditation cushions as well as yoga and home accessories. Lisa’s colorful and comfortable products include zafus (meditation cushions/yoga props) and eye and neck pillows with removable covers that can be heated or cooled as desired for maximum effect. All are made with soft and delightful fabrics and are easy to use. Learn more at catspawyoga.com.