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75 Main Street 2nd floor
Cold Spring, NY, 10516
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Acupuncture, Aromatherapy, Herbs, Yoga, and Women's circles by Masha Schmidt, L.Ac

Upcoming Events

Autumn Equinox Sister Circle
Sep
21
6:00 PM18:00

Autumn Equinox Sister Circle

Dearest Circle Sisters,

The landscape is dotted with yellow hued goldenrod, and the high energy of Summer begins to fade. This is the time of harvest, preparing ourselves and storing up for coming darkness. It is difficult for many to slow down, and September can leave us feeling overwhelmed and depleted. That is not how to celebrate the upcoming Autumn Equinox, so commit to slowing down. Clear your calendar, create some space, and join us on September 21st to celebrate the turning of the Wheel of the Year. If you can't join us, create space anyway.

On September 21st, we will once again gather in Sisterhood. It is more important than ever to come together for non-denominational and non-hierarchical gatherings.


Celebrated on September 21st or 22nd in the Northern Hemisphere, Autumn Equinox marks equality of day and night, tipping toward shorter days. It is a great time to make magic, and connect with our community in gratitude. 

Our celebrations are non-denominational and multicultural, honoring the seasonal changes but not requiring any specific belief system or practices. We are welcoming and inclusive.

* PLEASE RSVP * We plan and prepare very carefully, and it is important to know that you will be joining us so we have enough materials for everyone.

Details: 
Saturday, September 21st
6:00-900
Ascend Studio
75 Main Street in Cold Spring, 3rd Floor
Enter through the rainbow colored doors on Rock Street.
Colors of the Season: Orange & Brown - the colors of Autumn Leaves


WE START PROMPTLY, SO PLAN TO BE A FEW MINUTES EARLY TO GET SETTLED! 

Energy Exchange: $20 (cash day of or pre-register here)

Please wear the colors of the season - orange and brown


Be comfortable because we will sit in meditation.  Be beautiful, you are sacred. 

Feel free to bring a small item to be charged on the altar, or a snack to share (finger food please)

Many blessings!

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Folk Medicine Friday - Goldenrod
Sep
27
12:00 PM12:00

Folk Medicine Friday - Goldenrod

In class 11 of our Folk Medicine Friday series, we will learn all about goldenrod - that yellow wildflower that signals the winding down of Summer. Using high quality local raw honey, we will capture the essence of late summer and create a few jars of medicinal honey for our winter pantries. This is a delicious way to experience herbal medicine!

Rain or shine, we will go for a local plant walk to identify medicinal plants growing right here in the Hudson Valley.

Register Here.

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Strong and Steady for Teen Girls
Sep
27
to Oct 18

Strong and Steady for Teen Girls

Strong & Steady for Teen Girls with Melia Marzollo and Masha Schmidt

Fridays, 3:30pm - 5:00 pm

begins 9/27, 4 week series (9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18)

$100 per student

A true strength and wellness class for our young women, incorporating yoga, pilates and ballet barre with wellness tutorials in nutrition, essential oils, acupressure, breathing techniques, meditation and more!

**The fee includes snacks and all material fees!**

Minimum registration must be met. Sign up here.

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Herbal teas for Creativity
Sep
28
1:00 PM13:00

Herbal teas for Creativity

In this workshop we will explore some common and some uncommon medicinal herbs to boost creativity, intuition, and well being. Then, setting a specific intention, you will choose a plant palette and custom blend a tea to support your process. Tea blends will be formulated with intention, beauty, and flavor. All materials provided.

Register here.

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Folk Medicine Friday - Rose
Sep
13
12:00 PM12:00

Folk Medicine Friday - Rose

In this class we will learn different methods for working with roses to experience the emotional, mental, and spiritual harmony that these timeless flowers offer.

We will also learn some tricks to blending essential oils, using a variety of top, middle, and base notes. Everyone goes home with their own custom blended essential oil! All materials are provided.

Rain or shine, we will go for a local plant walk to identify medicinal plants growing right here in the Hudson Valley.

Register Here.

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Yoga Nidra and Essential Wellness - Heart Chakra
Sep
6
7:00 PM19:00

Yoga Nidra and Essential Wellness - Heart Chakra

Yoga Nidra and Essential Wellness

with Melia Marzollo and Masha Schmidt
First Fridays of Every Month 7:00-8:30pm

Yoga Nidra, commonly referred to as Yoga sleep brings you into a deep brain-wave sleep, one that can’t be reached by conventional sleep. Eliciting the relaxation response is a skill that we can learn and then practice. The practice of intentional relaxation rewires the nervous system and changes our habitual reactions to life.

Join us through a year of First Friday offerings - moving through 7 Chakras and 5 Elements to gain connection to ourselves and the seasonal changes around us. Each class includes corresponding herbal tea and essential oils, hands on acupressure, and time for your specific questions after class.

*please wear comfy clothes (layers are ideal)

We recommend registering in advance, Yoga Nidra does sell out.

Details:

  • Focus: Heart (Anahata) Chakra

    Essential Oil: Rosemary, which uplifts and gladdens the Heart

    Tea: Oat Straw - a gentle yet powerful nervine and aphrodisiac

    Register here

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Folk Medicine Friday - Holy Basil
Aug
23
3:00 PM15:00

Folk Medicine Friday - Holy Basil

Class 9 focuses on Tulsi, or Holy Basil, and the art of tea blending.

We will discuss the properties and varieties of Tulsi, and theories for making a delicious and effective herbal tea blend.

We will a create few custom blends to take home. All materials are provided.

Rain or shine, we will go for a local plant walk to identify medicinal plants growing right here in the Hudson Valley.

Register Here.

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Folk Medicine Friday - Lavender
Aug
9
3:00 PM15:00

Folk Medicine Friday - Lavender

Class 8 focuses on Lavender and the art of making dream/sleep pillows.

We will discuss the properties of lavender, and other aromatic herbs that promote relaxation and deep sleep.

We will make a dream or sleep pillow with a specific intention. All materials are provided, sewing experience not necessary.

Rain or shine, we will go for a local plant walk to identify medicinal plants growing right here in the Hudson Valley.

Register Here.

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Lammas Sister Circle
Aug
3
6:00 PM18:00

Lammas Sister Circle

As the Wheel turns once again, we will come together to enjoy the energies of Lammas - the first harvest festival, on Saturday, August 3rd, 6:00 - 9:00 pm.

At this time of year, we celebrate the Goddess in her aspect as Mother. We honor the abundant earth - which provides us so generously with fruits, vegetables, and grains. As it is a harvest festival, we share food and gratitude. We also honor the acts of mothering each of us participate in. This remains largely unacknowledged work, and we have an opportunity to change that!

Over the next few weeks - take some time to honor the mothers in your own lineage. We will be saying their names out loud - so research your matrilineal lineage if you can.

The Goddess goes by many names, and on this night - we will call her in as:

  • Demeter - Goddess of the Harvest

  • Mother Mary - Great Mother

  • Onatha - Corn Woman

* PLEASE RSVP * We plan and prepare very carefully, and it is important to know that you will be joining us so we bring enough materials for everyone.


Details:

Saturday, August 3rd at 6:00 pm. We start promptly, so plan to be a few minutes early to get settled.

Ascend Studio
75 Main Street in Cold Spring

Enter through the rainbow colored doors on Rock Street. 3rd Floor.

Colors of the Season: Yellow - like sunflowers and corn! 

Energy Exchange: $20 cash or pre-register online here.

Please wear yellow.  Be comfortable because we will sit in meditation.  Be beautiful, you are sacred. We offer our shared altar if you would like to bring a small object to charge. If you would like to bring an offering of food to be shared in sisterhood, that is appreciated.

register here

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Aug
2
7:00 PM19:00

Yoga Nidra and Essential Wellness - Earth Element

Yoga Nidra and Essential Wellness

with Masha Schmidt and Melia Marzollo
First Fridays of Every Month 7:00-8:30pm

Yoga Nidra, commonly referred to as Yoga sleep brings you into an deep brain-wave sleep, one that can’t be reached by conventional sleep. Eliciting the relaxation response is a skill that we can learn and then practice. The practice of intentional relaxation rewires the nervous system and changes our habitual reactions to life.

Join us through a year of First Friday offerings - moving through 7 Chakras and 5 Elements to gain connection to ourselves and the seasonal changes around us. Each class includes corresponding herbal tea and essential oils, hands on acupressure, and time for your specific questions after class.

*please wear comfy clothes (layers are ideal)

We recommend registering in advance, Yoga Nidra does sell out.

Details:

  • Class Six - August 2nd 

    Focus: Earth Element

    Oil: Fennel

    Tea: Fennel

    Register here

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Yoga Nidra and Essential Wellness - Solar Plexus Chakra
Jul
26
7:00 PM19:00

Yoga Nidra and Essential Wellness - Solar Plexus Chakra

Yoga Nidra and Essential Wellness

with Masha Schmidt and Melia Marzollo
First Fridays of Every Month 7:00-8:30pm (Except July is last Friday)

Yoga Nidra, commonly referred to as Yoga sleep brings you into a deep brain-wave sleep, one that can’t be reached by conventional sleep. Eliciting the relaxation response is a skill that we can learn and then practice. The practice of intentional relaxation rewires the nervous system and changes our habitual reactions to life.

Join us through a year of First Friday offerings - moving through 7 Chakras and 5 Elements to gain connection to ourselves and the seasonal changes around us. Each class includes corresponding herbal tea and essential oils, hands on acupressure, and time for your specific questions after class.

*please wear comfy clothes (layers are ideal)

We recommend registering in advance, Yoga Nidra does sell out.

Details:

  • Class Five - July 26th (Last Friday)

    Focus: Solar Plexus Chakra

    Oil: Bergamot

    Tea: Chamomile

    Register here

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Folk Medicine Fridays - Calendula
Jul
26
3:00 PM15:00

Folk Medicine Fridays - Calendula

Class 7 focuses on Calendula and the art of making salves.

We will discuss the properties of calendula, and the element of Earth in Traditional East Asian Medicine.

We will make an herbal salve, which is a traditionally prepared ointment. All materials are provided.

While our salves are cooling, we will go for a local plant walk to identify medicinal plants growing right here in the Hudson Valley.

Register Here.

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