Fri. May 31: Ladies Healthy Happy Hour

Date: Friday, May 31, 2019
Time: 5:30pm – 8:00pm
Location: 2805 Tennyson Place, Manhattan Beach CA

Come explore some new and fun ways to balance your mind body and soul at the first ever Ladies Healthy Happy Hour. Hosted By the Fabulous Tristy Patterson and Amanda Lee LAc. Featuring Products from Brooke Farrell and Earth Medicine Hemp, Bone By Dawn, Alexis Fischer, and Carbon38.

Sun. May 19: Yin Yoga and Acupuncture with Amanda & Sarah

Harmony YogaDate: Sunday, May 19, 2019
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Location: Harmony Yoga, Redondo Beach | Register Today!

In this 2 hour workshop, Amanda and Sarah will be guiding you through longer yin holds designed to relax and prepare the body for a rejuvenating and blissful acupuncture treatment. During the first hour of the class, we will explore the calming nature of holding yin poses for several minutes at a time, while Amanda and Sarah offer hands-on adjustments and Thai massage techniques to create more openness and space within the body. The second hour of class settles you into a supported and peaceful savasana where you will receive a Traditional Chinese medical treatment of acupuncture designed to create balance within the mind, body, and spirit.


Service-AcupunctureAcupuncture has been successfully used for over 2,500 years as a complete system of medicine. It utilizes a different scientific lens as an alternative approach to view the body, physiology, and pathology. Acupuncture treatments embody a holistic approach to healing with individualized treatments aiming to bring harmony to the body, mind, and spirit. The general theory of acupuncture is based on the premise that there are patterns of energy flow (Qi) through the body that are essential for health. Disruptions of this flow are believed to be responsible for the disease. The number of treatments varies depending on the severity, duration, and nature of the ailment as well as the general health condition of the patient.


Service-MoxaMoxibustion is a traditional Chinese medicine therapy consisting of burning dried mugwort on particular points on the body. Practitioners use moxa to warm regions and meridian points with the intention of stimulating circulation through the points and inducing a smoother flow of blood and qi. Benefits include pain management, increases healing times of Injuries, treatment of arthritic pain, improvements in headaches, migraines, benefits gynecological issues, menstrual pain, turning breech position of fetus, boosts immunity, protection against cases of flu and colds, improvements from digestive complaints, such as abdominal pain, and diarrhea as well as vitality boosting and longevity promoting benefits.

Herbal Medicine

Service-Herbal-MedicineThe Chinese Materia Medica (a pharmacological reference book used by TCM practitioners) describes thousands of medicinal substances—primarily plants, but also some minerals and animal products. Different parts of plants, such as the leaves, roots, stems, flowers, and seeds perhaps minerals or other natural ingredients are used. In TCM, herbs are often combined in formulas and given as teas, capsules, liquid extracts, granules, or powders. Herbal prescriptions can be tailored to the individual to address most any known disease to help you restore your health and well being. Chinese herbal medicine works in tandem with acupuncture by providing the nourishing support for the energetic reprogramming efforts of acupuncture.


Service-CuppingThe ancient technique of cupping uses suction and negative pressure – provided by the use of Fire and the glass or porcelain cup. Its main purpose is to loosen muscles, encourage blood flow, and sedate the nervous system. Cupping is mainly used to relieve back and neck pain but can treat pain anywhere in the body by increasing blood flow. Cupping also helps aid the relief of anxiety, fatigue, migraines, rheumatism, immunity, and even cellulite.

Gua Sha

Service-Gua-ShaGua Sha is a Traditional Chinese Medicine practice that involves the scraping of the skin, historically with a spoon or coin and more recently with specialized tools made of stone or bone. It is theorized that GuaSha may help break down scar tissue and reduce inflammation thereby improving movement in the joints and relieving pain in musculoskeletal conditions. Gua Sha can increase collagen, ease migraine pain, get rid of puffy eyes and dark circles, smoothing fine lines and sagging facial muscles, improve blood circulation and promote lymphatic drainage on the face. Gua Sha can benefit the immune system and reduce inflammation. Gua Sha is often used with breastfeeding mothers experiencing breast engorgement. It can relieve painful and swollen breasts making it difficult for babies to latch. Women experiencing Perimenopausal Syndrome have also found that weekly Gua Sha treatments help to relieve insomnia, irregular periods, anxiety, fatigue, and hot flashes.

Auricular Therapies

Service-Auricular-TherapiesAuricular Therapies include Auricular ear seeds and magnets. Auricular Acupuncture is a type of acupuncture that involves inserting needles into specific points on the ear. Stimulating these points is thought to promote healing in other areas of the body. This is based on the idea that the ear holds a microsystem for the entire body. It has proven to be an efficient method of treating a wide variety of conditions, from headaches and allergies to addictions and pain disorders. Studies have shown that auricular acupuncture alone can increase calmness, better sleep, and reduce agitation, relief from stress and emotional trauma. Often times patients are given magnets or seeds to continue the treatment of acupuncture over a period of a couple of days post acupuncture session.

France 2018: Fall Yoga Retreat Vouvray, France

Fall Yoga Retreat

Sept. 9th – 15th, 2018

Vouvray, France

Sept. 9th-15th, 2018! Come to kick off the fall grape harvest season in picturesque Vouvray, France at the world-renowned “Domaine Huet” winery. This very unique and intimate retreat will allow you to immerse yourself in French culture and cuisine as well as getting a very personal and exclusive experience at what it’s like to grow, harvest, crush and produce some of the best wines in the world. Stroll through the vineyards, meditate on hillsides, learn to cook French dishes, deepen your yoga practice and of course learn about and taste some of the best wines in the world.

Led by Amanda Murphy, Rian Basilio and Hugo Huang of Domaine Huet this retreat will offer the following and more. Yoga, Meditation, Thai massage, feel-good vinyasa flow, restorative yoga, partner stretch yoga, acro yoga, and inversion/arm balance workshops. Domaine Huet owner Hugo Huang will give us access like never before to the inner workings of the winery, from planting vines to the first sip of a new vintage. Shop at local markets, tour surrounding wineries, explore iconic cultural landmarks and indulge in fresh handmade dinners paired with exclusive French wines. Come spend this week disconnecting from the modern world and reconnecting to the land, new friends and most importantly yourself.

France Retreat 2018

Retreat Includes

  • 7 days 6 nights accommodations Vouvray France
  • 2 daily yoga classes
  • 3 daily meals prepared by local gourmet chefs
  • 2 five-course wine-paired dinners
  • Exclusive access to Domaine Huet Winery Tours of vineyards and wine caves
  • Guided tours and information on the winemaking process
  • Gratitude Gift package
  • Tour of local markets Tour of local
  • Castle Classes on French cheese and jam making
  • Optional excursions from a river canoe ride to hot air balloon rides.

June 16-23 2018: Summer Yoga Retreat in Bol, Croatia

Start Your Summer in Beautiful Exotic Croatia with Amanda Murphy & Rian Basilio. Come explore the Adriatic Sea and see why it is Europe’s most sought-after summer destination. Experience the vibrant culture of Croatia through nourishment, tranquility, and connection. Discover island life in the most peaceful part of Bol, surrounded by lush pine forests and crystal clear blue sea.

Indulge in a week of Yoga, Meditation, Thai massage, feel-good vinyasa flow, restorative and partner yoga June 16-23th 2018. Come spend this week enjoying the amazing blue sea and rich culture while using the opportunity to rediscover your playful self. Experience Croatia with 2 of your favorite teachers and friends!

Retreat Includes:

  • 7 nights Lodging at Beachside Hotel
  • 3 daily wholesome local healthy dishes, freshly caught seafood, as well as vegetarian and vegan options
  • 2 daily yoga practices, prepared for the playful summer season
  • Daily Sunrise walks along the most photographed beach in Croatia.
  • Exploration of historical Landmarks of Croatia
  • Visiting other nearby islands
  • Endless Beach, Pool time and water activities
  • Nearby Hiking and wildlife
  • Limitless nature, abundant wildlife, peaceful contemplation and free time completely off-the-grid if you choose.
  • Optional Excursions to be added at a further date or relax and unwind with Spa Massage Treatments not included but available upon request.

Why Brac Island, Croatia?

Brač is the largest Dalmatian island, with 394 km2 of land area, 12 km wide and about 40 km long. Like a huge ship, the island of Brač is a picturesque archipelago between the islands of Hvar and the city of Split. The pointy top of the island of Brač is the 780 m high Vidova gora Hill, the highest peak on Croatia’s Adriatic islands.  Beautiful views of the sunlit sea extend from the top of Vidova gora.  The unpredictable play of light creates fascinating sights such as idyllic plains dotted with sheep herds. The island of Brač is excellent for relaxation, health, sleeping, and dreaming.

Bol and Brač have a typical Mediterranean climate – characterized by long, humid and dry summers and short, wet winters.  During summer, the winds are not cold and the afternoon mistral (northwesterly wind) that blows from the sea in addition to the evening burin (north-northeastern wind) from the Brač hills both offer pleasant refreshment.

The island is Rich with Cultural Heritage.  The civilization of Brač is marked by a centennial tradition that bears testimony to Roman agriculture and Renaissance architecture inspired by the island’s landscape and aesthetics. You will experience something authentic when arriving in the south of the country, visiting an island that is infused with the scents of Mediterranean vegetation and rich cultural heritage.

Ever since ancient times, the stone has been dug out of Brač quarries and used to build notable buildings, the most famous one being Diocletian’s Palace in Split.

During their reign on the island, the Romans built farmhouses, presses for grapes and olives, ponds (watering-places for animals) and quays. Notable Roman remains to include two large Roman mausoleums and many scattered pre-Christian and Early Christian sarcophagi.

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