Yoga Nidra Workshop

Yoga Nidra Workshop

Healing through deep relaxation with Alison DeNicola



Restorative yoga is a deeply restful practice that invites us to visit the many levels of our being and open the door to ease and bliss.  Paired with aromatherapy and sound healing, it is an amazing way to access and release energy that is held in the body.

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Join Alison DeNicola to experience a deeply relaxing restorative practice accompanied by sound healing and yoga nidra. Using essential oils, crystal bowls, chimes and other sound- take a break to honor yourself, reset and restore your energy and receive the gifts of this practice.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

2:00pm – 4:00pm

 ($40/person) Cash or Credit Card

To register call 203.644.6688

All are welcome!
No prior experience necessary

Holistic & Integrative Wellness Center

Norton Heights Shopping Center

300 Heights Road, Darien CT 06820

Group Stretching Clinic

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Group Stretching Clinic

11:00am – 12:00pm
January 4, 11, 18, 25
4-Weeks – $60/session

5:00pm — 6:00pm
January 9, 16, 23, 30
4 Weeks – $60/session

This class will teach you safe stretching techniques that will help keep your joints and muscles supple.  This class will include breathing exercises, body postures, and static stretching that will give you balance, relaxation, and relieve muscle tension. A short sequence of mat pilates exercises will also be included for core strength. Participants should come prepared to participate in loose fitting athletic clothing and bring water.

Holistic & Integrative Wellness Center
Noroton Heights Shopping Center
300 Heights Road, Darien, CT
To register call (203) 644-6688

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Reiki Healing Circle


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Reiki Healing Circle

Energize your day with a meditation and a Reiki healing treatment.

Thursday, January 24, 2019
6:30pm – 8:00pm
$15/ per participant

Holistic & Integrative Wellness Center
Noroton Heights Shopping Center, 300 Heights Road, Darien CT
To register call 203.644.6688

“Where there is love there is life” – Mahatma Gandhi

What is Reiki?

Reiki (pronounced ray-key) is an ancient Tibetan healing art that dates back nearly three thousand years.  It is a hands-on method that uses Universal Energy to heal and return to balance elements of the body, mind and spirit. It is not a religion, nor does it require a belief system to work.  It is a powerful yet gentle healing technique. As our current medical system explores and integrates complementary modalities into the healthcare system, Reiki can easily be incorporated as a wholistic, multidimensional healing technique.

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The Benefits of Reiki:

  • Restores balance to the energy field.
  • Induces the relaxation response decreasing stress and disease.
  • Stimulates endorphin production decreasing pain and energizing the body.
  • Stimulates immune response enhancing body’s own healing mechanisms.
  • Establishes mental well-being.
  • Increases mental clarity.
  • Enhances individual and group dynamics, increasing awareness, communication, trust, and rapport.
  • Increases self-awareness and acts as a tool for self-renewal and growth.

Myofascial Release & Ball Body Work Sessions


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Ball Body Work Packages

30 minutes/each

1 Body Work Session $50

5 Body Work Session $225

45 minutes/each

1 Body Work Session $65

5 Body Work Session $300

Ball Body Work sessions include a series of body work using a variety of rubber balls to release tight connective tissue and muscles, restoring healthy circulation and glide between layers. These sessions can help you move with ease, release tension, and relieve chronic pain.

Myofascial release is a hands-on technique to loosen, relax, and recover your body from physical and daily stress. This hands-on technique can increase mobility, reduce muscle tightness, and improve posture. These sessions include the use of multiple foam rollers and balls of a various shapes and sizes to massage and stretch localized areas of the body.

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Meditation in the Workplace

Mindful Meditation

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The intension of meditation is to bring the body to a state of harmony, peace, tranquility, and awareness. There are numerous clinical trials of the positive effects of meditation. Mindful Meditation has been shown to help reduce stress, anxiety, and offer deep relaxation.

Meditation has been found to result in significant elevation of positive mood state and decrease in stress and cortisol levels.  Research on mindful meditation has demonstrated a reduction in symptoms of anxiety, panic, depression and even chronic pain.

Meditation has been demonstrated to exert a positive influence on the hormones and stress-related disease.

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Transcendental meditation is the most evaluated meditation technique in use today. Research has demonstrated a decrease in hypertension, cholesterol, insomnia, anxiety, posttraumatic stress, and depression.  The TM technique originated as an ancient Vedic approach to health introduced by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. It is described as a simple mental procedure practiced for 20 minutes, twice a day while sitting comfortably with eyes closed. A distinctive state of psychophysiological rest occurs where the meditator experiences a state of thought in the form of a mantra or a sound.  This state is deeply relaxing and it has been described as a wakeful hypo metabolic physiologic state.

Research on TM shows increased longevity, and improved cognitive functioning in seniors. TM has also demonstrated lower baseline levels of respiration, heart rate and cardiovascular disease

Source: Mosby’s Complementary & Alternative Medicine

By Allison Milano- Stolar, MA

Health Fitness Specialist

Reiki Healing, Meditation & Aromatherapy

Reiki Healing Helps to Fight Off Flu


Reiki has healing power which includes helping to build up your immune system. Studies* have shown that Reiki can improve your white blood cell count which boosts your immune system.

While there are no guarantees to prevent the flu, there are many things you can do to improve your chances of avoiding it. Getting the flu shot, good hand-washing, maintaining a good diet and using Reiki can help your odds of preventing the flu. See below for more tips on flu prevention.

In addition to helping your immune system, it also helps with relaxation and improves sleep all which lead to better health.

Reiki is a gentle healing technique that reduces stress, relieves pain, and facilitates healing, mentally, spiritually, and physically.

*Source: The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine

Reiki is a form of alternative medicine developed in 1922 by Japanese Buddhist Mikao Usui. Since originating in Japan, Reiki has been adapted into varying cultural traditions across the world. Reiki practitioners use a technique called palm healing or hands-on healing through which a “universal energy” is allegedly transferred through the palms of the practitioner to the patient in order to encourage emotional or physical healing.

The 5 Spiritual Principles of Reiki

  1. Just For Today Do Not Worry
  2. Just For Today Do Not Anger
  3. Honor Your Parents, Teachers, and Leaders
  4. Earn Your Living Honestly

“Reiki is the art of inviting happiness”… Mikao Usu

Allison Stolar has been a certified Reiki Practitioner and Energy Healer through the Center of Living Light since 2002. She is an experienced healer who has treated hundreds of client using the Usui Healing System, crystals and aromatherapy with essential oils.


Aromatherapy with Essential Oils

Aromatherapy is a natural way to de-stress, unwind, relax, energize, balance and revitalize body, mind and spirit.  Pure essential oils are the essence of nature that are extracted from flowers, leaves, bark and berries.  It is through the sense of smell that the plant’s fragrant essence can impact emotions, memories, and suit every mood.  Try adding just a few drops in the tub for a relaxing bath or in a bowl of hot water to scent a room.

February is the perfect month to make your own home aromatherapy to fight off the cold and flu season. Here are two of my favorite oil mixes for the season.

Colds & Flu

Distilled water 1 fluid ounce

Lemon 5 drops

Clove 5 drops

Sage 5 drops

Colloidal Silver 5 drops (optional



Room Disinfectant

Pure water 2 fluid ounces

Tea Tree 10 drops

Thyme 10 drops

Eucalyptus 10 drops



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