Creative Wellness -July 2022
Welcome to my monthly Creative Wellness Program!! Every month I put together a list of classes, artists, and projects to follow along with that help me stay expand my creativity, skill and calm!!! Having a motivated, feisty personality, I require a lot of movement, beauty and crafting. Here is my quick guide for the month July! Do get in touch if you want collaborate! You can also find me on IG @susan.mcginney for yoga, mythology and mantra or @themoongardencrochet for all my crochet related projects!
Aromatherapy & Bodywork
We have dug my massage table out from storage, that back room behind the kitchen, and my boys have been asking for massages! Sadly, I overdid it with a crochet project and my wrist and forearm are still tweaked out two weeks later :(. So I will be giving myself more self-care massages. If you are new to massage or aromatherapy…
Mark Peren-Jones teaches aromatherapy and massage & offers a really nice FREE course on Udemy that you can signup for here: Intro to Aromatherapy Course for Natural Living. I also just learned about his membership site which is something I am considering (Lomi Lomi Massage!) because I have purchased and enjoyed some of his other classes. You can have a look at that here: Mark Peren-Jones Membership Site.
Andrea Butje Aromahead Institute Another lovely person in the Aromatherapy world is Andrea Butje. I have been following them for years and it looks like they only have one FREE course (I took 3 FREE courses with them when they started out). Access the course here: How to Blend Essential Oils
Fitness & Movement
An Aha for me, a Duh for most people. There are fitness communities. Yeah, I know, amazing. With a lot of what I do, painting, writing, crocheting, reading… I am very sedentary. My husband has accused me of having old lady hobbies. The only issue I have with my hobbies is that the people in those circles do not want to do yoga, go for jog or swing weights. I also do not like cats or eat cake (zero sweet tooth). So I was struggling and annoyed and frustrated – with myself and situation. Welcome fitness.
Bulgarian Bag – I just love this thing. I have a very outgoing, aggressive personality and swinging that soft heavy weight gets all the stress and frustration out of me. I just ordered a lighter weight so that I can offer classes – contact me if you are interested in joining. There are very limited resources on YouTube and I have found the workouts just lacking – thus the decision to teach what I like.
Caroline Girvan – She is a petite, buff fitness trainer who offers a few multi-week Fitness Challenges on YouTube and I love her music choices. I will be moseying my way through the 6 Week, 30 Workouts FUEL Program available for FREE. You do need to have some hand held weights and elastic band.
Yoginis on YouTube I practice with: Kassandra Rheinhard, Leslie Fightmaster, Mady Morrison
Forrest Yoga – I also subscribe to Ana Forrest’s Yoga Channel ($26/ month) and am making my way through the workshops. I plan to become a “Forrest Inspired” Yoga Teacher.
Pranayama – Yogic Breathwork
I’ve recently taken up pranayama again and practice with the Yoga Vidya Pranayama Podcast in German but they do have an English Channel as well. I aim for 30-40min every day (Kapalabhati & Nadi Shodhana with Bandhas and other exercises thrown in). Another thing I can teach if interested.
Mixed Media (Free Classes)
Jane Davenport has a Mermaids in the Rainbow Ocean available on her site!
Tamara LaPorte at Willowing offers a Free Class when you sign up for her newsletter and offers many tutorials on YouTube and organises multi-artist events. Definitely with checking out. Her Kaleidoscope Taster Week is running for a few more days, for example.
Art is Magic is running a FREE mixed media Creative Retreat Weekend online. Next weekend Jul. 9th & 10th