Connecting with Shannon, Owner/Manager of Maya Whole Health Studio
My own heart has certainly been warmed by clients and staff, friends and family, supporting the effort, promoting the Maya vision and spreading the word over the years. Those expressions from the heart have been a constant reminder of the positive impact and worth of our endeavor, motivating me to keep going, even when times got tough.
This theme also resonates through the concept of the heart chakra- ANAHATA. In the yoga tradition, the heart chakra serves as a bridge between our body, mind, emotions, and spirit. It sits directly at the center of the 7 chakras and serves as a source of love and connection. Yes- just like Maya! :-) The qualities of the heart chakra reflect values at the foundation of Maya Whole Health Studio and empower our staff, who each and every day endeavor to provide the resources and encouragement to connect you to your own greatest heart powers- health, fitness, and joy.
New evidence emerges daily that the practices and services offered at Maya greatly benefit the physical heart organ, too! Flow yoga and Pilates are great for improving cardio, without stressing joints or raising blood pressure, as some other forms of exercise can do. A professional massage and bodywork improves circulation and over time can lower blood pressure. Restorative yoga and meditation practice can also lower blood pressure, and along with naturopathic medicine, have been shown to be a powerful strategy for overcoming dependence on medications that can lead to damage of the vital heart organ. You can see that "heart love" is woven deep into the fabric and mission of Maya!
Just as the heart organ is critical for keeping the lifeblood flowing through our bodies, it has been YOU, our strong and vibrant community of clients and staff that has kept Maya Whole Health Studio alive, through the thick and thin, surviving and thriving through all these years. You are the heartbeat of Maya! And whether you are a longtime loyal member or have joined in the journey more recently, I want to personally thank you for being part of our mission to embrace the joy available in our bodies, spirits, and lives.
I welcome you to join me in the Maya <3 LoveFest, celebrating the heart. I'm looking forward to the uplifting outburst of heart love expression in our community, as we each set our intentions and cultivate the nourishing and expansion of our hearts, in all of their fabulous manifestations!
With Heartfelt Love,
Owner/Manager of Maya Whole Health Studio