Soho Pop-In: Ruby Warrington’s Aries Full Moon Workshop

Soho Pop-In: Ruby Warrington’s Aries Full Moon Workshop

Don’t miss your chance to learn more about this month’s full moon and how to selfishly navigate it to your advantage…courtesy of The Numinous’ Ruby Warrington!

In my book Material Girl, Mystical World, I talk about learning to cultivate a sense of healthy “higher selfishness.” That is, knowing when to put your own needs first for the highest good of all involved in any given situation.

Maybe it means saying “no” to bottomless mimosas at brunch Sunday when you want to be on your A-game at work the next day. Even when it’s your BFFs b’day and you know she’ll be offended that you “prioritized” work over her. Perhaps it means asking your Mom for a plant-based option at Thanksgiving. Or skipping the annual family drama fest altogether this year, and booking yourself on a silent meditation retreat.

And well, this week’s Aries Full Moon is an invitation to get super (higher) selfish, and really tap into what it is YOU want. In your deepest of hearts, in an ideal world, and if other people’s needs and opinions really didn’t matter. (Hint: this week, they really don’t). 

This Full Moon is opposite the Sun in Libra, sign of balanced negotiations and rational decision making. The message? When it comes to making the most aligned choices, and finding yourself in the healthiest relationships, a solid sense of SELF is a basic requirement. Until you can finish the sentence “I am … ” with confidence, there’s no point even trying to be anything to anyone else.

The October 5 Full Moon also closes a cycle kicked off by the corresponding March 28 Aries New Moon. Look back at your diary and see what was swirling then, and reconnect to what you were cultivating on a personal level. Can you see echoes of these situations asking to be revisited this week? Feeling deeper into this process will help you close out this chapter with the focus on YOUR personal growth. And to move swiftly forward on YOUR unique path.

Thanks to shady Pluto throwing some weight around at this Full Moon, the skies are also aligned to help you transform something you thought was fundamental to your being this week. The way through this portal? (Which might feel just a little edgy btw!) Be fearless. Take action. Start something that matters to YOU.

That way, when we reach the October 19 Libra New Moon, you’ll be ready to say YES to an exciting new collaboration or relationship that presents itself, knowing precisely what you are bringing to the table.

For some extra inspiration, use the below areas for self-enquiry as journal prompts to kick-start your intuition process. Read for both your Sun and Rising sign to get the fullest picture.

ARIES :: ARIES RISING

I feel most powerful when I…

Always acting from this place feels…

TAURUS :: TAURUS RISING

The spiritual practice I feel most called to is…

When connected to a higher power I am able to…

GEMINI :: GEMINI RISING

The people who most inspire me are…

I feel most confident in group situations when I…

CANCER :: CANCER RISING

If I spoke up more at work I could…

I feel most like a boss when I…

LEO :: LEO RISING

I am ready to learn more about…

One day I would like to teach…

VIRGO :: VIRGO RISING

The step I am most afraid to take is…

Moving beyond this will free me to…

LIBRA :: LIBRA RISING

My most empowering partnership is…

What I bring to this relationship is…

SCORPIO :: SCORPIO RISING

The biggest challenge to my own wellbeing is…

Feeling healthy and strong means I can…

SAGITTARIUS :: SAGITTARIUS RISING

I feel most creative when I…

The thing I would like to be famous for is…

CAPRICORN :: CAPRICORN RISING

My deepest emotional needs are…

Feeling emotionally secure allows me to…

AQUARIUS :: AQUARIUS RISING

I communicate most clearly when I feel…

I am ready to start a discussion about…

PISCES :: PISCES RISING

My skill that is of most value in the world is …

I feel most confident in my abilities when I …

Ruby Warrington is founder of cosmic lifestyle site The Numinous, and author of Material Girl, Mystical World: TheNow Age Guide to a High Vibe Life.

+ Sign up for Ruby’s 10/4 class at our Soho wellness pop-up here.

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Sophie Jaffe Shares Her Life’s Philosophie

Sophie Jaffe Shares Her Life’s Philosophie

Making her next appearance at our Santa Monica wellness pop-up on 9/20, wellness guru Sophie Jaffe took a few minutes to share with us — and you — just what makes her tick…

There are go-getters, and then there are GO-GETTERS. Pretty safe to say that Sophie Jaffe falls in the latter category. Yogi, mom of 2, raw food chef, health and wellness expert, founder of superfood brand Philosophie…we’re lucky enough to be working with her in Santa Monica this fall. If you’re in the area, stop and consider if your existing plans might want to be put on a brief hold?
Your astrological sign:
 Taurus moon, Taurus sun, Virgo rising (Earth mama!!!).
Your spirit animal is:
My son, Leo the Lion.
You are a yogi, raw food chef, healer, health coach, mother. What can you NOT do? 
 
We can all do anything we want. Truly. We are all standing in our own way because we think we have to do something perfectly or “right”. There is no right. There is just showing up and doing.
Best piece of advice you ever got.
Learning the word “no.” Saying “no” to others is actually oftentimes saying “yes” to yourself.
Worst piece of advice you ever got.
I get all sorts of unsolicited advice from other mothers. They loveeeee to share their two cents even when it isn’t asked for. 😉
Go-to superfood.
My berry bliss blend. It’s packed with vitamin C so it works on supporting and strengthening our immune systems while helping our skin glow from the inside out. I add it to smoothies, juice, oats, yogurt and just about anything else.
Your upcoming workshop in Santa Monica is all about the new moon. What do we as women need to know?
As women, we are all affected by the moon and her shifts. The new moon is a time to start fresh, set new intentions for the month ahead, connect inward and check in with our shadowy side. This is a time to journal, take long baths, meditate, rest and cleanse. Solo time is necessary.
 
What should we be learning from this experience?
It’s completely normal to feel more emotional around the new moon. It’s vital to connect with other women to be truly “seen” and felt, and that we are always supported and held by our sisters, even if we don’t always see it or feel it.
 
Your favorite crystal and why:
 
Citrine is so beautiful. It also manifests abundance and brings energies of generosity so that prosperity and success is shared. Citrine is a solar plexus chakra stone used metaphysically to increase, magnify and clarify personal power and energy.
 
What does free mean to you?
Free means expressing myself and living without restrictions — mentally or physically — so that I can feel open, vulnerable and fully connected. Free is a state of mind and I can get there as long as I’m focused on the moment, not future-tripping or living in the past.
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Soho Pop-Up: Ruby Warrington’s Pisces Full Moon Workshop

Soho Pop-Up: Ruby Warrington’s Pisces Full Moon Workshop

In NYC on 9/6? In need of knowing how to navigate through the mushy Pisces Full Moon? Stop by Soho and heed the call of The Numinous

The clue is in the name: the week after Labor Day is meant to have that whole back-to-work vibe, as summer officially concludes, the rosé gets put back in the refrigerator for another year, and we resume “real life.” Um, hands up if you’re not exactly feeling it yet.

As we covered in this post, August had some of the craziest ass astrology going down that we’ve seen in a long time, and the aftereffects are still being felt. First of all, if your head is still kinda foggy, you can blame the tail end of Mercury Retrograde (the planet of communication and tech went direct September 5, but the “shadow phase” will last through next week).

Meanwhile, looking ahead to fall, if you feel like Rapunzel emerging from her 100-year sleep, only to find that the world has completely been reorganized while you slept, you can thank two super-potent eclipses, which occurred August 7 and August 29. Life as we know it has shifted on its axis — throwing us off our footing, and instilling a sense that things may never be the same again. As unsettling as it is exciting.

All of which is to say, if you’re unsure even where to begin picking up the threads of your regular routine, you can forgive yourself if it’s taking a little longer than usual. Take your time navigating your way back into your inbox. Give yourself plenty of alone time to process how you’re feeling. And then look to this week’s mushy Pisces Full Moon for a dose of mystically magical inspiration.

The Moon becomes full September 6 at 3.04am ET and at 13 degrees Pisces. Crossing paths with Pisces’ ruling planet, Neptune, this is a super dreamy Moon — meaning, literally, that whatever you dreamed about last night (Tuesday) may contain some super juicy insights, delivered live and direct from mama Cosmos herself.

Whatever you’re intuiting right now is likely spot on, too, so please pay attention to whatever’s in your gut. Yes, the food you’re eating too! The Sun in Virgo right now is urging us back into healthy regimens that may have fallen by the wayside the past few weeks, and actually getting back into some healthy habits can create the emotional and spiritual space to wander into the vast unknown. The place where true inspiration lives, and where you’ll easily be able to vision the right next steps to take (even if logic is trying to lead you down another path entirely).

For a little further inspiration, use the below areas for self-enquiry as journal prompts to kickstart your intuition process. Read for both your sun and rising sign to get the fullest picture.

 

ARIES :: ARIES RISING

I am completing my healing process around …

This is allowing me to have more compassion for …

 

TAURUS :: TAURUS RISING 

The vision for my future I find most inspiring is …

The people I want to create this with are …

 

GEMINI :: GEMINI RISING 

My biggest ambition for myself is …

When I fully embody my power I am able to …

 

CANCER :: CANCER RISING 

The teachings I find most inspiring are …

Expanding my knowledge will allow me to …

 

LEO :: LEO RISING 

What hurts my feelings most is …

Which means I need to ask for more …

 

VIRGO :: VIRGO RISING 

My ideal relationships are founded on …

I ca give this to myself by …

 

LIBRA :: LIBRA RISING 

The routine my body is craving is …

With a clear head I will be able to create …

 

SCORPIO :: SCORPIO RISING 

What makes me feel most playful is …

The value of play in my life is …

 

SAGITTARIUS :: SAGITTARIUS RISING 

I can nurture myself every day by …

Feeling safe and secure allows me to …

 

CAPRICORN :: CAPRICORN RISING 

The idea that makes me feel most alive is …

To action this I need to let go of …

 

AQUARIUS :: AQUARIUS RISING 

My unique natural talent is …

Expressing this brings value to myself and others by …

 

PISCES :: PISCES RISING 

I am ready to see myself as …

I feel most confident and strong when I …

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Santa Monica Pop-In: Q&A with Maha Rose

Santa Monica Pop-In: Q&A with Maha Rose

Consider signing up for Maha Rose’s course on crystals this August 30th…and learn why they’re so healing (in addition to being beautiful and nice to have around), how to use them and how to cleanse them…


Maha Rose. What does it mean?

Maha means high, holy and great in Sanskrit. The rose is the bountiful crown of the plant kingdom, radiating beauty and the energy of unconditional love to the world.

Your spirit animal:

It changes, actually! Different animals come through at different times. I’m very connected to Wolf, Hawk, and Deer. I call on them at different times in my life — wolf for inner guidance and wisdom, Hawk for inspiration, taking action, and clear vision, and deer for softness, gentleness, and understanding.

5 words that sum up your philosophy:

Love
Integrity
Relaxation
Connectivity
Community

Is there a surefire way to reconnect with your self? 

Yes — listening to and respecting our intuition! Our “gut” tells us everything we need to know…it will guide us towards what we are really meant to be, do, and believe in life.

Tell us what one might learn at one of your workshops in Santa Monica…

All about crystals! Our crystal guru Luke Simon will be there to tell you everything you need to know…why crystals are so healing (in addition to being beautiful and nice to have around), how to use them, how to cleanse them, and specific attributes of different crystals.

Fave breakfast:

Lately I’ve been reading a lot about macrobiotics, and eating a macro bowl for breakfast. Rice/grain, veggies, tofu friend in sesame oil, some kimchi and whole bean miso. All organic and as much as I can get from the local farmer’s market. It’s so gratifying and energizing, and sustains me the whole day!

Fave self-care ritual:

Taking a walk in nature! I always feel relaxed and embraced by all the sounds, smells, breezes, and calming views. I live in the Catskill Mountains so nature is my constant self-care companion.

Song that best sums up your mood:

I lovee Joni Mitchell’s Ladies of the Canyon because I’m currently surrounded by amazing women collaborators and friends –Maha Rose is a female-owned and run business, so I’m just in awe of all of these ladies who are both mystical and creative, and also grounded and organized.

What does free mean to you?

Whew good question! “Free” means a couple of things to me: It is one thing to be physically free, where one is able to move and act with flexibility in one’s environment, to travel and make choices without inhibition. I think being physically free is definitely a privilege, and not everyone has it. A lot of us are pretty lucky in the U.S. in that regard. There’s also mental/energetic freedom, where we can have an open mind and literally “free” ourselves from restrictive and inhibiting patterns and blocks. That’s the kind of work we do at Maha Rose. Help people to unfetter their minds, and work towards getting to a place of calm spaciousness. This is the place where we can really tap into the guidance that comes from the heart, by stepping out of our negative mental patterning.

+ Don’t miss out — check out Maha Rose and more at our Santa Monica Pop-up. Sign up here today!! 

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FP x Girls Inc. Talk Careers

FP x Girls Inc. Talk Careers

As part of our year-long partnership with the incredibly impactful Girls Inc., 16 young women visited home office in hopes of learning more about our industry, and setting their sights on a gratifying future…

The second of our collaborative career exploration workshops presented an opportunity to learn firsthand about the many career paths within our industry, and highlight what many of us know to be true: sometimes it’s the hard roads that take you to the very place where you’re meant to be. Below, some thoughts from a few of our guests.

Thank you for coming by — we support you every step of the way to your beautiful and confident future selves!

Safiyyah: They taught me that it doesn’t always matter where you start your journey, it’s where you end, and that all those experiences and skills picked up along the way will help in some way, someday. You never know who you might meet or what you might learn.

I do think going to this workshop helped me realize that I may think I know what I want to do in the future now, but it might not be what I think later. Also, that in some point in time, I will have a lot of obstacles taking me off course, but I just need to be ready to deal with the changes and make the best out of them.

Kayla: What Free People taught me about making my dreams come true is that I must go through all the different steps as far as getting to where I have to be and there will be tough times where you think you can’t do something and free people encouraged me to still go forward to make it to the position I want to be in.

And they encouraged me that I can get through anything if I try harder.

Jayda: I always wanted to be either a fashion designer or a model and they proved to me that you can do and be anything in life — you just have to put your head in it and strive harder. They really inspired me, and now I know that the 3 careers I want to work in are fashion, nursing, and journalism.

Destiny: Free People taught me that when you work hard, you can achieve anything. After the workshop, it made me want to try new things.

Nyla: This trip taught me that you can have fun when working towards your dreams.

Chloe: At first, I wanted to be a music producer. But I was thinking how it would be cool to work there. As a stylist.

+ Take some time to get to know Girls Inc. and the incredible work they do. XO

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Soho Pop-Up: Ruby Warrington’s Full Moon Ritual + Workshop

Soho Pop-Up: Ruby Warrington’s Full Moon Ritual + Workshop

The Numinous’ own Ruby Warrington exposes the power of this week’s full moon…

On Monday, August 7 at 2:12pm EST, we experienced a Full Moon in Aquarius. Not just any old Full Moon — this astro event was a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse, and the first of two eclipses shaking up the cosmos in August 2017.

Each and every Full Moon brings with it an ending of sorts. A cycle is completing, and it’s a time to celebrate what we’ve manifested. To get together with friends and share what we’ve learned. And when this coincides with a lunar eclipse, this energy is ramped-up tenfold. The energy is fast and furious. With the Aquarius Full Moon Lunar Eclipse, something was ready to be “eclipsed” out of your life — seemingly overnight — to make room for what will be eclipsed in at the corresponding Leo New Moon Solar Eclipse on August 21.

Factor in Mercury stationing retrograde on August 12 through September 5, and we could be in for a wild ride in the coming weeks.

The best way to navigate eclipse season is to park expectations, loosen your grip on control, and opt to just roll with it. This could feel a little scary at first, as you may find yourself being asked to just trust that whatever is unfolding is absolutely, 100%, for the highest good of all concerned.

And be aware: the biggest shifts will likely be occurring behind the scenes, deep in your subconscious. Yes, this may be reflected by events in the outside world, but pay extra attention now to changes in how you see the world — and your role as a global citizen.

The Aquarius Full Moon Lunar Eclipse (8/7) rules the needs of the collective, while the Leo New Moon Solar Eclipse (8/21) governs our need to be recognized for our personal contribution. The big question this eclipse season? What needs to go, to make room for you to shine brighter and bolder than ever before, and all in service of a better tomorrow?

Use the below journal prompts to dive deeper into the lessons of the Aquarius Full Moon Lunar Eclipse for your sign, reading for both your Sun and Rising sign. If you don’t know your Rising sign, you can calculate it here (look for “AC”) — but you will need your time of birth to the nearest hour.

ARIES :: ARIES RISING

My ideal future life looks like …

The people I see myself creating this with are …

TAURUS :: TAURUS RISING

The next big thing I want for my career is …

My biggest block to achieving this is …

GEMINI :: GEMINI RISING  

I am most excited to begin learning about …

The first place I can begin to do this is …

CANCER :: CANCER RISING

When I think about real intimacy I feel …

To allow intimacy into my life I need to …

LEO :: LEO RISING

The partnership that most allows me to shine is …

I can give this relationship more energy if I …

VIRGO :: VIRGO RISING

True vitality to me means …

The new wellness practice I am ready to commit to is …

LIBRA :: LIBRA RISING

My creativity flows every time I …

I can prioritize my creative life by …

SCORPIO :: SCORPIO RISING

My emotional security lies in …

I can provide this for myself by …

SAGITTARIUS :: SAGITTARIUS RISING

The story I am ready to tell is …

The world needs to hear it because …

CAPRICORN :: CAPRICORN RISING

I value myself most when I …

I can show my body how much I treasure it by …

AQUARIUS :: AQUARIUS RISING

When I am fully self-expressed I feel …

I can boost my confidence daily by …

PISCES :: PISCES RISING

The personal story I am ready to re-write is …

This will help heal the part of me which …

+ Want to learn more from Ruby? Sign up for her class this week here!  

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FP How We: Eat Pretty

FP How We: Eat Pretty

Our monthly home office wellness series turns within, as we talk all things Eat Pretty with Jolene Hart …

This post comes to you from Certified Health and Wellness Coach, Jolene Hart.

As a health coach and author, I help my readers and clients look and feel their best via the beautifying powers of food and self-care. Together we look beyond the surface of the skin, into the various ways we nourish our beauty — beginning with our meals and extending to mindset, movement, energy, sleep, and all of the unique needs of our individual bodies in each season. Beauty, as you’ve heard before, is so much more than skin deep, and I love watching my clients build a dynamic and very personal lifestyle of beauty that reflects that, supporting their lifelong beauty and wellbeing in the process.

I shared my approach to beauty with the Free People Home Office this month, amidst vases of wildflowers, linens hand-dyed to match the covers of my Eat Pretty book series, and an abundance of fresh lemons (one of my absolute favorite skin foods) for beauty food inspiration. A sunlit space, the glow of a summer afternoon, and a room filled with the magical creative energy of FP employees made this event so special!

Whenever I share my work, I also tell my personal story, almost a decade’s worth of skin issues, and my exhaustive search for a product, prescription, or treatment that would heal them. Not only did I make it my job to figure out why chronic eczema and cystic acne were taking over my skin, it actually was my job to give beauty advice, as I was working as a magazine beauty editor at the time. After several years spent seeking and testing promising skin treatments and services, my skin was unchanged. Desperate, I left my magazine post and used my journalist role to search for answers — delving into various fields of study including Ayurveda, Chinese medicine, genomics, aesthetics, dermatology, and integrative nutrition to learn more about our bodies and our skin. My own frustrating experience inspired my second career as a coach and my beauty nutrition-focused coaching practice Beauty Is Wellness, and that personal journey has kept me passionate about eating for beauty every day of my own life.

During my visit, I challenged the Free People staff to rethink their own approach to beauty, beginning with their meals and extending to the sources of energy in their lives that influence their own mindset, stress, and emotions. We named some of the qualities that describe a universally ‘beautiful’ person — vibrant, energetic, fresh, glowing — and I asked the group to use those qualities as a guide when choosing their own meals. The foods we eat break down to become our bodies on a molecular level, so choosing foods naturally high in energy, vibrancy, and freshness strongly adds to the visible beauty of our bodies, even as it supports optimal physical function.

I shared other qualities that are essential to keep in mind when choosing foods for beauty — qualities like seasonality, anti-inflammatory value, and color — and explained the vital role that blood sugar balance plays in achieving radiant, youthful skin, balanced hormones, good moods and your healthiest weight. One simple strategy that I believe all women should know to support their blood sugar balance is to eat a meal that satiates the body and provides slow-digesting energy. To achieve this, it’s ideal to include a combination of protein, healthy fats, and abundant vegetables on your plate every time you sit down to a meal. This illustration of an Eat Pretty plate, taken from my book Eat Pretty, Live Well, helps visualize what those foods might look like together.

 

 

Above all, I encouraged the FP team to listen closely to their bodies, by watching their skin as well as their energy, digestion, hormone balance, and stress levels, to find the foods and the habits that best support their beauty and body. We’re all uniquely made, so it’s important to recognize our own needs by seeing and feeling those telling manifestations in our bodies. I’ve found, as have so many of my readers and clients, that building a lifestyle that supports your beauty from the inside out not only helps you look and feel your best, it teaches you so much about your body in the process.

So many thanks to the amazing FP staff for inviting me to share this message, and for providing so much creative inspiration as always!

+ Want to learn more from Jolene Hart? Check out these articles here and start your journey to healthy living today! 

Photo by Magdalena Fountoukidis.

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FP Escapes: Inside Glacier Under Canvas

FP Escapes: Inside Glacier Under Canvas

Get a glimpse inside the breathtaking campground, home to our August FP Escapes retreat

Where peaks touch sky, glaciers move earth, waterfalls carve rock, and wildlife roam free… Welcome to Glacier Under Canvas, and home to our August FP Escapes retreat. Glacier Under Canvas takes camping to a whole new level, with luxury tents and endless mountain views giving you the opportunity to camp without ditching the comforts of home. Still not convinced to join us this August? Read below our conversation with Crystal McDonald from the Under Canvas team to help make the trip to Montana that much more desirable. 

We love your mission statement, “To enrich lives by enabling people to share experiences in the outdoors in comfort and style.” Could you tell us a little more on how Under Canvas continues bring this mission to life. 

Being outdoors definitely inspires, restores and connects people!  Adventuring in the wild doesn’t come easy for everyone, but experiencing the outdoors also doesn’t have to mean “roughing it.” We provide unforgettable experiences and believe that immersing yourself in nature strengthens relationships and fosters environmental consciousness. Not to mention it allows you to decompress from the daily demands of being so connected!

Can you share with us some of the things that Glacier Under Canvas guests would be privy to: tours/activities/etc.?

We offer many fun activities that our guests can enjoy, like whitewater rafting and canoeing, stand-up paddle boarding, horseback riding, guided backcountry tours to Glacier Lake, even cowboy cookouts. Did I also mention Llama Trekking?  How cool is that!?  The park is nearly one million acres in size, so the list is virtually endless. You might even spot some cute bear cubs!

Under Canvas has a few other locations. Where are they located?

It’s so hard to pick a favorite because they’re all so fabulous!  Next month we are opening Under Canvas Zion, and our team has some really special things in the works!  I hear there’s going to be an amazing lobby tent with a fire pit and trees inside, a campfire-inspired restaurant AND a huge yoga platform with a meditation area! Each location is totally unique and incredible in its own way — but you guys already know that because you’ve visited our camps in Yellowstone and Moab!  Here’s some other exciting news too — we have more new locations rolling out in 2018, including Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

5 words that capture the essence of Glacier Under Canvas?

Adventure, relax, escape, inspire, discover.

Giving back is a huge part of who Under Canvas is. The months of May & June are blocked off specifically for hosting charitable camps. Could you tell us more about this? 

Yes, giving back is at the core of who we are!  We love sharing the gift of nature and we support organizations who work in partnership to offer that experience to children, youth and the disadvantaged.  Before our Glacier location opens each season, we host charitable camps and help provide the ultimate experience in the great outdoors — and when it comes to sleeping in a safari tent there is never a lack of excitement (or late-night laughter)!

Our mission to bridge society to the great outdoors is a priority. Organizations can always contact us for more information!

If Glacier Under Canvas had (or has) a spirit animal, what would it be?

A bear! They are wild and powerful creatures, yet beautiful and graceful.  And nothing says adventure like a bear!

What does the word free mean to you?

Not having a care in the world.  But more importantly, being confident and truly comfortable with yourself!

+ Join us in Glacier National Park this August! Book here today!! 

Want to learn more about our Glacier National Park Escape? Meet and stay up to date with our yoga teacher and holistic health coach, Maria, who will be joining us in Glacier NP!

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Soho Pop-In: The Power of Intention with Nina Endrst

Soho Pop-In: The Power of Intention with Nina Endrst

Consider making a new intention today — stop by and talk to Nina in person at our Soho location this Friday, 7/7!

Shared from our dear friend and muse Nina Endrst’s upcoming workshop…

Students often ask me about what it means to set an intention. Here, in this editorial series, we will begin to uncover and explore the meaning and importance of intentional living. Together we will dive in and practice the powerful art of positive thinking and manifestation.

What does it really mean when a guide invites you to set an intention? How can we actively participate in the creation of our reality?

About a year before I moved to Tulum, Mexico from NYC, I sat down with a somewhat cloudy vision of what I wanted out of this life. I asked myself this lofty question and wrote what at the time appeared to be the simplest list of all time. (Seriously? That’s all you got, Nina?) The list read:

Yoga. Beach. Peace.

At that time I was desperate for a change — sick and depleted. When I wrote it I had no plans of heading to Mexico — or any beach for that matter — and this list did not resurface in my conscious mind, even when I was offered a teaching gig in Tulum. I stumbled upon it right before I made the move and it was then I truly realized that our words, thoughts, and intentions are so incredibly powerful.

These practices are for everyone — whether intention setting is part of your daily ritual or you haven’t written in a journal since childhood. This is for the dreamers.

Clearing Meditation – releasing limiting beliefs.

We all have limiting beliefs – I’m not smart enough, I shouldn’t do ___, that would be selfish, I’m too old, my friends and family wouldn’t approve… the list goes on and on. It’s easy to get stuck in this dialogue, making it difficult to break free from the chains of our mind and live our happiest, most authentic lives. Think of this clearing meditation as the first step, a small but important step toward whatever it is you dream of.

Find a quiet place in your home or out in nature. Take a few moments to settle in and receive your breath. Notice what’s happening in your physical and emotional body as you begin to slow yourself down. When you feel grounded, start to elongate the breath, inhaling for a count of 4, exhaling for a count of 4, through the nose. Visualize yourself at the beginning of a long, clear and open path with nothing standing in your way. As you breathe, feel yourself walking down this path, sweet air on your face and supportive ground beneath your feet. Stay here for 10-15 minutes. When and if your mind starts to wander, be patient with yourself and gently bring your attention back to your breath count. Release.

Strip away all the stuff — what do you really want?

Perhaps this seems daunting – but instead of allowing the doubt to creep in, try and listen and, more importantly, trust that little voice inside — our intuition is pretty spot on. Only you know what is best for you. Grab a pen and paper and begin to make a list, or perhaps write a letter to yourself in which you paint a picture of your highest reality. What does it look like? How do you feel? Who is with you? What are you doing?

Co–create with the universe through visualization.

Many of us haven’t been taught or have forgotten that we can do anything, that we are, and always have been powerful enough to co-create with the universe. Let yourself tap into your childlike mind for a moment; spirited, imaginative, innocent, naïve, just beginning your journey. Take your list or letter and meditate on it, then draw or find images that evoke happiness and peace and bring it all to life on a vision board. Visualization is magic.

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Soho Pop-In: Ruby Warrington’s Full Moon Ritual

Soho Pop-In: Ruby Warrington’s Full Moon Ritual

The Numinous’ own Ruby shares key info about this week’s full moon…if you’re in NYC, make a point to learn more at our Soho pop-up, this Thursday at 6pm…

On July 9, 12.09am Eastern time, a Full Moon will appear in the sign of Capricorn.

What does this mean? In astrology, the Moon represents our inner, emotional world, and when she becomes full (yes, the Moon is a “she”— also representing the “mother” in our individual birth charts), it’s like the cosmos is shining a spotlight on this part of our lives.

This means that in the astro calendar, it’s the time of the month to gather with friends for some real talk.

This literally means that the Moon will be in the “Capricorn” part of the sky when she reaches peak fullness — meaning when she is exactly opposite this Sun (currently in the sign of Cancer).

At this moment (12.09am, precisely), the light of the Sun is being beamed directly onto the surface of the Moon, creating the perfect circle of light we see in the night sky when the Moon is “full.” And this month, all that light is being shone on the “Capricorny” stuff the Moon is stirring up for us.

In my studies of astrology, I’ve found it helps to imagine each sign of the zodiac as a specific character — and if the Moon is a super-nurturing mama, always there with a hug and a cup of cocoa, then Capricorn is basically…our boss.

Capricorn rules career, status, responsibilities and structure. He takes us to task and demands that we show up in the world — on time! (And yes, Capricorn is most def divine masculine energy, also representing the “father” in our charts.)

But not because he’s mean. Capricorn can also feel like a college tutor, or older mentor figure — he pushes us because he wants us to succeed and he knows we can do better, damnit! And so with the July 9 Full Moon occurring in his house, we’re being asked to get aware about where we’re ready to put in the work and to STEP. IT. UP.

Also, where our fears may have been keeping us playing small — when we know (and Capricorn knows—ha!) that the world kind of needs us to get over ourselves and go BIG.

Don’t know where to start? The way astrology works means there’s a clue in our Sun and Rising signs about the area of our lives the July 9 Full Moon is doing its cosmic probing. Read on for some Full Moon conversation starters for your sign …

*If you don’t know your Rising sign, you can calculate it here — but you will need your exact time of birth. 

ARIES :: ARIES RISING 

My ultimate career goals for myself are…

I want to achieve these goals because…

TAURUS :: TAURUS RISING 

I am super curious about learning how to…

This will help me change the world by…

GEMINI :: GEMINI RISING 

The business conversation that needs to happen is…

Getting the support I need will help me to…

CANCER :: CANCER RISING 

My ideal business partner would be…

What I can bring to the table is…

LEO :: LEO RISING 

Bad health habits are impacting my work by…

When I am truly being of service I feel…

VIRGO :: VIRGO RISING 

The thing blocking my creativity is…

If I had more time to get creative I would use it to…

LIBRA :: LIBRA RISING 

I feel out of my comfort zone when I…

The self-care practice that most supports my growth is…

SCORPIO :: SCORPIO RISING 

It’s time to speak to my boss about…

Holding back means I’m not able to…

SAGITTARIUS :: SAGITTARIUS RISING 

The unique value I bring to my role / company is…

Earning my true worth makes me feel…

CAPRICORN :: CAPRICORN RISING 

The work I put the most of my “self” into is…

Being recognized more for my work would feel…

AQUARIUS :: AQUARIUS RISING 

My absolute dream work life looks like…

In my fantasy career I help heal the world by…

PISCES :: PISCES RISING 

My ideal role in my team is…

I like to push boundaries because…

+ What is your rising sign telling you? Also, check our more from Ruby here

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