With the hectic holiday season approaching, there is no better month to fine tune your energy and align your mind, body and spirit. Pittsburgh is full of holistic experts and artists. They want to aid you in your quest for balance and inner radiance. Check out these local offerings, from wellness products to therapeutic sessions, to steady your energy and ignite the magic within.
Sound Therapy Classes at Una Biologicals
Una Biologicals is known for their handcrafted wellness products, from natural perfumery to organic salt scrubs. This fall, however, they are hosting two in-store sound therapy events not to be missed.
On Thursday, October 25th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Una Biologicals will host Restorative Yoga & Shamanic Savasana Class. Dr. Pepper and LouAnn McBride will lead a restorative practice combining shamanic drumming and savasana, or “corpse pose.” The class description online sounds as relaxing as the session, “The rhythmic drumming will produce a theta state in the brain, bringing about deep relaxation and, for many, profound insight.” Tickets are $35 per person. They can be purchased here.
Una Biologicals’ second event, The Didgeridoo Chakra Clearing Workshop, is set for Sunday, November 4th from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Internationally known sound therapist, Joseph Carringer of Didge Therapy, will guide attendees through a meditation of each chakra with a healing didgeridoo, an Australian wind instrument. Tickets are $45 per person. They can be purchased here.
Altar Cloths and Magical Prints from Poison Apple Printshop
Adrienne Rozzi is the one-woman wonder behind Poison Apple Printshop, a shop offering original “otherworldly artwork and accoutrements.” Adrienne immerses herself in historical witchcraft, and this knowledge is reflected in her intricate products. Her one-of-a-kind altar cloths will elevate any personal scared space or tarot spread. Hand drawn illustrations of magical beings and symbols, like the Hedge Witch and the Zodiac, add wonder to your surroundings and as provide enlightenment on the subject.
Wellness Sessions by Alison Garber of Native Apothecary
Alison Garber, founder of Native Apothecary, is a Folk Herbalist and Hedge Witch. She provides wild medicine, harvested plant remedies connecting you to the place you call home, through various oils and elixirs.
If you are new to wild medicine or looking to connect more deeply with your body, a Wellness Session with Alison is the place to start. This one-hour guided session uncovers the meaning of health in your life. Alison will create a personalized ritual using plant allies to nourish your path to body, mind and spirit balance. Following the session, Alison provides continued support. This includes an overview of your time together as well as follow-up emails. A Wellness Session costs $150, and you can purchase here.
The Hedge Witch’s Herbal Grimoire
Now that we have introduced you to Adrienne of Poison Apple Print Shop and Alison of Native Apothecary, let’s chat about their collaborative brainchild! The Hedge Witch’s Herbal Grimoire is a 28-page paperback introducing readers to wildcraft (“harvesting plants which grow wild naturally”) and profiles nine medicinal plants. Alison provided the detailed information while Adrienne illustrated and designed. It is a magical match made on our earth! It is $39 and available here. Act quickly as this is a coveted guide!
Inner Life Eye Readings by Shay Port
We have heard the saying, “eyes are the window to the soul.” Think of Shay Port, a natural intuitive, as the interpreter for that window. Unconscious feelings come through the eye, and Shay offers Inner Life Eye Readings to help client address current events and questions in their life. On a monthly basis, Shay sets up shop at Dobra Tea for eye readings. Her Facebook page announces dates and availability. You can also email email@example.com to set up a reading.
Energy Healing Sessions & CBD Bar at RadRitual
For a holistic approach to Energy Healing, look no further than RadRitual in Shadyside. Founded by Chloe Nordlander, RadRitual offers Energy Healing sessions grounded in Reiki, “a Japanese practice founded on the belief that everything is made up of the same life-force energy.” The goal of session is to achieve balance and restoration for the client. Purchase a 30-minute session here for $75 or a 60-minute session here for $120.
In addition to Energy Healing, RadRitual houses Pittsburgh’s first educational CBD Bar. CBD stands for cannabidiol, a compound found in cannabis which contains therapeutic and medicinal benefits. Their own line of handcrafted, nontoxic CBD infused skincare, as well as other CBD products, are available in-store and online. One of the best sellers, Groovy Baby ($80), is a universal pain stick applied topically to body ailments.
Infrared Sauna and Bodywork at Mookshi Wellness Center
Mookshi Wellness Center in Regent Square has you covered for any bodywork needs. Skilled practitioners offer curated therapeutic sessions ranging from Reiki to Chakra Yoga Therapy to Swedhana (steam therapy), and more.
Mookshi also offers Infrared Sauna Therapy sessions, which is crucial to know as we head into the gray days of winter. These saunas mimic the sun, but without the harmful ultraviolet rays. Detoxification, stress reducing, and relaxation are just some of the benefits of Infrared Sauna Therapy. Prices vary on packages and sessions. Check here for a complete pricing list.
Tarot Reading by Leslie McAllister, owner of juju
Leslie views tarot reading as spiritual therapy. As described on juju’s website, Leslie views herself as “a linguist or translator of the cards which brings you the message that will best align you on your current path.” Her approach comes from a place of positivity and encourages and open dialogue. Leslie offers 30-minute readings for $45 or 45-minute readings for $60. You can book a tarot reading appointment in-store or over the phone by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Journeys of Life Annual Halloween Spirit Fair (Oct 28th)
Journeys of Life is a meaningful gift shop in Shadyside. Each year they serve as host to a Halloween Spirit Fair. This fair brings together tarot reading, palm reading, mediums, various vendors offering spiritual and wellness goods, and more! It is an excellent way to explore various forms of spiritual wellness. This year, the event will be held at the Ace Hotel on Sunday, October 28th from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. It is free to enter the event to shop. Check out the Facebook event for updates and information on booking specific readings.
This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.