Summer Solstice Shamanic Journey

Registration for our Summer Solstice Shamanic Journey on June 23rd is open and we want you to join us! Guest teacher Bonnie (Meadowlark Sings the Dawn) Lewallen will guide us through an introduction to Shamanic Journey in the beautiful red rocks setting of Shadowlight Center in Perry Park, CO. 

Shamanic Journey is an empowering ancient indigenous practice that can assist you in gaining insight and guidance for making life changing decisions and facing barriers that have held you back from getting the most out of life. Shamanic Journey is also a valuable self-care experience and inner guidance practice!
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We can’t wait to share this special day with you. We’ve chosen a beautiful retreat space at Shadowlight Center we just know it’s going to be a powerful experience for all who join us. Reserve your spot below!

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New Moon in Taurus + Uranus Enters Taurus

New Moons are an excellent time for making a fresh start, setting intentions, or starting a new project. It's also a powerful time to question old habits, behaviors, and beliefs. This New Moon in Taurus is an exceptionally powerful one as Uranus is also moving into stable Taurus for the first time in 76 years! For deeper astral insights we turn to Cathy Pagano:

“This month’s Taurus New Moon is energized by Uranus’ entry into Taurus. New archetypal energies can take root now and start to grow. The Earth herself awakens and so do we.

“The Aries fire that Uranus has been cooking in for the past 7 years will now engender – both personally and collectively – as it journeys through Taurus from May 15 – November 6th 2018 and for the next 7 years starting in March 2019. 

“When Uranus changes signs, major world events occur. Uranus, the Great Awakener, rules freedom, reformers, rebels, liberation, higher consciousness and the archetypes, as well as science and technology.

“As the archetype of the higher Mind, one geared toward the future, its energy will bring us unique and original ideas that can move our society into the future. It certainly shakes up the status quo, infusing us with the fires of the heavenly, archetypal Mind, rebelling against rules that no longer apply…

“Get in your body and exercise, dance, plant a garden. It will relieve tension and open you up to new energies. With this New Moon, we can plant a seed to help us develop our unique talents.

“It’s also a good time to work with our senses, which are often shut down in our plastic society…It’s time to develop a new relationship to our senses, for they can teach us about life in this time of change.

 “Taurus is also symbolized by the Garden. The Garden of sensual delight, of peace and fertility, the Garden paradise we all long for. We can reclaim our connection to this earthly paradise when we listen to and observe the world around us and understand how it feels to us.

“Relating to our environment and the Earth through our senses cause us to understand things through our feeling nature. We are called to deepen our consciousness, widening it so we can learn to listen to and respond to Earth’s dreaming.

“The shift comes when we leave behind our left-brain rationality and open to our right-brain imagination. In feeling the deeper realities in life, in a story, in Nature, we are opening the doors of perception in ways we haven’t done since early childhood. 

“Our feeling sense is what we use when we listen to music or drop into a good story or fall in love. It’s not something we can easily put into words, but it writes itself in our bodies and our feeling nature. It is through our feeling sense that we access information.

“Stephen Harrod Buhner in his book, Plant Intelligence and the Imaginal Realm, calls this feeling dimension the secret kinesis of things, something sensed beyond the visual, tactile dimension of the experience. This is what we have to relearn. We have to relate to our world on a feeling level.

“And by feeling, I don’t mean emotions such as anger, jealousy or happiness. It’s Jung’s feeling function, where we evaluate people and situations on a feeling level. Like Taurus’ relationship to values, we get to feel out what affects us. 

“So this New Moon in Taurus, with Uranus’ entry into Taurus hours later, offers us an opportunity to expand our consciousness by giving value to this feeling sense that can deepen our experiences of life.

“…The New Moon is opposed by Jupiter retrograde in Scorpio, demanding that we stop projecting our issues and own our shadows. It also calls us out of our collective trauma and into a renewed sense of hope and love.

“Nature heals. Even the shadow.

“If you’re in relationship, it’s time to acknowledge if your partner is enhancing your life or draining it. Partnerships are supposed to bring out the best in us, each partner feeding the other’s best interests. If they’re not, perhaps it’s time to take a break and recenter yourself in your Self…

“Stay centered in your inner Self and grounded in the Earth. While the world seems to be descending into chaos, know that you are the one grounding in the stillpoint, the center. That’s the real security that Taurus craves.”

What to Expect in a Reiki Healing Session at Womenfolk Beauty

Reiki is a hands-on form of energetic healing that balances the energy centers in the body. It is effective in improving physical, mental, and emotional health. Reiki is gentle, safe, and works in harmony with medical and therapeutic techniques. The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words — Rei which means God's Wisdom or Higher Power and Ki which means life force energy. Put them together and you have Spirit-Guided Life Force Energy. Reiki clears the energy pathways {also known as chakras} in the body and infuses the systems and organs with healing vibration.

When you arrive for your Reiki session, your Reiki practitioner will take you into our soothing Energy Healing room. We like to sit and talk with you for about 5 minutes before your Reiki healing to assess what's going on in your life or answer any questions you may have. You are then guided to lie down on your back on our comfortable massage style table. We have blankets to keep you cozy! If healing crystals are being incorporated into your session, your Reiki healer will place them on your body in the correlating spots. Then the magic begins. You close your eyes and sink into deep relaxation as your Reiki practitioner scans your body with their hands, directing healing energy throughout your body. 

Each Reiki healing experience is different. You may experience tingling, see flashes of light or images behind your closed eyes, or even fall into a meditative state. When your healing is complete, your Reiki practitioner will gently awaken you and give you ample time to "come back to earth" as you will feel deeply relaxed. Our Womenfolk Beauty Reiki practitioners will sit with you for 10-15 minutes after your Reiki healing to discuss what came up during your session as well as provide you any follow up care needed.

Everyone can benefit from Reiki healing, no matter what they may be experiencing in life. We recommend booking a 60 minute Reiki Healing session for your first time. Usually 30 minute sessions are adequate after that, but it's really an ongoing and individual process! We also recommend 3 consecutive Reiki healing sessions for the most benefit. We can't wait to guide you on your healing journey!

Energy Healing at Womenfolk Beauty in Denver

Womenfolk Beauty's Grand Opening Celebration!

Let's celebrate! We are holding a Grand Opening Soirée on April 15th at our brand new Womenfolk Beauty studio and we want you to be there!

Come by our studio on Sunday, April 15th from 4-7pm and enjoy 5 minute chakra clearings, hand massages, and mini facial reflexology sessions — all by our Womenfolk Beauty practitioners. We will also have a make your own fresh herb smudge bundle station and goodies for the first 10 guests! To top it off, we’ve got an awesome giveaway planned, so you won't want to miss out. 

Click here to RSVP on Facebook or just come on by the studio this Sunday! See you there!

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Happy Spring! Celebrating the Spring Equinox 2018

Happy Spring! Today as we have equal hours of day and night we are reminded about the importance of finding balance in our own lives. The start of the Astral Year and the new season also brings a distinct shift as we emerge into action oriented Aries energy. It’s time to place your attention on what you want to create!

Take advantage of this natural life force that arises with the Spring Equinox and the start of the new Astrological Year. This is a chance to manifest your soul’s desires! Set your intentions just like seeds that if planted in fertile soil and taken care of, will grow over the next season, to bloom at the time of the Summer Solstice in June. 

Here are our favorite ways to celebrate the Spring Equinox🌱✨🌷🌞

  • Go earthing! Walk or stand outside barefoot on a patch of grass and allow your body to absorb the healing energy of the earth.
  • Cook a spring meal. Incorporate fresh vegetables like asparagus, zucchini, baby spinach, etc. into a celebratory feast.
  • Meditate. This is a great time to do a guided meditation. We like this one!
  • Plant something! Get your summer garden started by planting indoors in preparation.
  • Set intentions. The first day of Spring is an excellent time to commit your intentions to paper or out loud into the warm air. It's time to get creating!

We hope you enjoy this beautiful day! We can't wait to see what the Spring season holds for all of you. 

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New Moon in Pisces

New moons call us to look inward, reflect, and adjust accordingly. This "healing moon" in compassionate and forgiving Pisces has us looking for areas that fear is blocking our growth.

With all of the fiery energy we've been experiencing lately, it's a time to go within and get quiet to allow some serious soul healing. If we open our hearts, we become more aware and allow a shift in perception. 

Tonight set new intentions and goals that will bring healing into your life and allow you to grow!

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Welcome to Womenfolk Beauty!

Dreams really do come true and our new skincare and healing studio is just that! We are so thrilled to be in our new space at: 2421 28th Avenue in Denver.

We love nurturing the authentic and individual beauty of every client by providing services that nourish inner and outer beauty. Combining non-toxic, science driven, organic products and soul enriching energy work techniques is the Womenfolk Beauty way! Our services include waxing, sugaring, Reiki healing, eyelash lift & tint, eyebrow wax & tint, spirited facial, dermaplane facial, Reiki facial, and much more!

Navigate around our fresh new website and check out our full range of services. We can't wait to see you at the studio! 

Offerings

Offering yourself, your authentic self, feels incredible. The payoff can be surprising, exhilarating, and real. It is an act of embodying beauty. Offerings can be given in many ways. Daily, I offer my services to others in a way that is authentic to me and my beauty philosophy. I want to help women embody beauty. Witnessing embodied beauty is so much more than something we see physically ~ it is an expressive vibration ~ something that we feel.

 photo by: Susan Anderson

photo by: Susan Anderson

Out of the Broom Closet

'It takes a strong man to call himself a Witch, because being a Witch calls upon the feminine energy in balance with your masculine energy so that you live your life in balance.' 

 image found on pintrest

image found on pintrest


I love the proclaimed awareness of the importance of balance between masculine and feminine energy from the mouth of a man, in this recent article from Refinery 29. 

Destress yo-self, before you wreck yo-self

DE_STRESS | you won't look haggard

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Spring is here, and along with the promise of warmer weather, beautiful sights of blooming flowers and the occasional aromatherapy of fresh blossoms on budding trees, comes a pick up in the pace of everyday life for many of us. With new life beginning before our eyes, it feels like spring is the perfect season to start new projects and give birth to all the wonderful ideas we’ve been harvesting all winter.

Be it exciting, the prospect of new adventures can be stressful at times. We all know our emotions show through our facial expressions, but did you know that our emotions have an impact on the appearance of our skin? Stress can cause our skin to be more reactive, causing breakouts to be more inflamed and rosacea to be more red!

It’s so important to reach in to our holistic skin care cabinet and remember to use the tools we have to reduce stress along with our cleansers, toners and creams. This spring remember to take the steps to prevent stress as much as fine lines and free radicals in order to improve your skins appearance :) 

Here are some tools that I have found to be very beneficial in reducing stress and keeping my skin looking as vibrant as these fresh spring days!

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1. Yoga - This is a fantastic way to feel balanced in mind, body and spirit. The beauty about yoga is that it is a personal practice and can be done at any pace that feels right for you. My practice of choice is heated yoga! It increases circulation and helps to detox.

2. Breathe Deep - This is so simple but so effective. Just taking a few minutes to be conscious of taking BIG inhales and exhales will immediately reduce feelings of stress.

3. Taking Walks - This is a perfect way to slow down and appreciate the beauty blooming around you! 

4. Drink Tea - Some times all you need to feel relaxed, warm and cozy is your favorite tea as the weather transitions. And if it’s warm out, ice it! I love mine with a spoonful of honey.

5. Reading Magazines - This is the perfect companion to tea. Some of my favorites are Kinfolk and Darling.

6. Face Mask - The next best thing to add to your tea and magazine combo is a face mask. Make it a mini at home spa treatment. You could even make your own with ingredients fresh from your kitchen (check back for simple receipes)!

7. Spend Time With Animals - Cuddle with your favorite creature. They love to make you happy and feel stress free.

8. Create Fragrant Flower Arrangements - Creating something to improve your surroundings (with the added luxury of aromatherapy), will instantly lift your spirits and increase positive feelings. Take advantage of the lovely flowers in season like freesias, poppies, and seeded eucalyptus! 

9. Spend Time With People That Make You Happy - Making time to be in the company of your loved ones is so balancing. More times than not it turns out to be just what I needed!

10. Reward Yourself - Remind yourself of all that you have accomplished and are accomplishing. Buy yourself a well deserved present! My personal favorite - A new face mask or a spa treatment!