From Seed to Full Bloom: A Spring Skincare + Whole Body Wellness Series at Vancouver Wellness Studio
“Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.” -- Henry David Thoreau
Living in tune with the seasons guides us to a natural state of being in our lives. Taking cues from the earth’s cycles, we reconnect and reimagine our relationship with our bodies and with the world around us. As we shift from winter to spring, we feel an awakening in mind, body, and spirit.
Join us for an intimate three-part wellness + yoga series, led by herbalist Kristen Runvik of Lagom Body Co. and Krystal Meyer, LMT. We’ll explore natural ways of being from the outside in through revitalizing the skin, reawakening the physical body through light stretching, self-massage, and gentle yoga, planting our intentions, AND reinvigorating the senses through scent.
You will leave with a deeper understanding and connection with your body. We will also touch on a plant or two to support the seasonal conversation and to encourage connection with the outside world.
This inspiring, informative yet relaxed, and fun multi-sensory event will lead you through simple but radical ways to support your body and mind’s health this spring.
Learn more about each event below and register today to secure your spot.
SEED | Saturday, March 9, 6-8 p.m. | Nourishing. Reflecting. Gentle Reawakening.
Waiting, germinating, gathering nourishment for the journey ahead: that’s the journey of the seed. By reflecting on energy that surrounds the seed, we are able to nourish ourselves and our energy and give space for what’s not yet seen.
During this workshop, we will focus on gently awakening our bodies after a long, dark slumber while considering what we need to ground and prepare ourselves for our return to the light. By embracing stillness, we honor where we are and where we want to go.
You’ll also learn how to gently reawaken both the skin and body using a combination of oil + water after a dry, cold winter. We will be experiencing the Rehydrating collection from Lagom Body Co. to nourish the skin and mind. Think: cooling rose and calming calendula. You’ll leave with a personal intention to guide you forward through the spring.
SPROUT | Saturday, April 27, 6-8 p.m. | Activating. Stretching. Balancing.
As we move from seed to sprout, we transition from stillness to stretching and balancing. During our Sprout event, we will focus on activating, balancing, and stretching our bodies up and outward while weaving our personal intentions into our everyday lives.
Spring is also naturally a time of detoxifying where we yearn for lighter meals and rituals. The earth provides numerous leafy greens and herbs to support our seasonal wellness. We will explore how to support the lymph system in spring through self-massage.
There will be plenty of time for connecting with your body, mind, and creative power through stretching and journaling. We will be experiencing the Balancing Collection from Lagom Body Co. to guide our journey. Think: herbaceous yarrow, soothing lavender… and we might play with a little bit of clay, too.
FULL BLOOM | Saturday, May 18, 6-8 p.m. | Illuminating. Embracing. Vitalizing.
Imagine how good it feels to soak up the sunshine after a long winter.
Imagine how good it feels to delight in blooming trees + flowers.
Imagine how good it feels to stretch after a looong slumber.
Imagine how good it feels to feel good.
Imagine how good it feels to find your joy and live it.
I believe that these are all related. We can learn from the world around us. We can intuitively tap into the season by (re)discovering our senses, observing how we feel as the seasons shift, and learn about the outside world -- and how we fit inside of it.
Modern society divorces us from nature. If you want a relationship with it, you often have to find it on the weekends whether that's out on a trail, at the beach, or simply sitting in your backyard.
But I believe there is a simpler and more profound way to tap into the seasons and to integrate our behavior so that we're connecting with the outside world every day.
I do this by creating a dialogue between my body and the outside world: what plants, blooms, produce, and medicinal herbs are in season? How can I support my seasonal health so that I'm showing up as my best every single day? How can I live in a preventative state-of-mind by embracing everything the seasons have to offer and choosing to lift my immune system, my nervous system, and my spirit at the same time?
These are questions that I've been asking and living for the last seven years as I've explored what it means to be a vitalist. An herbalist. A naturalist. A human on this planet which modern society seems so divorced from.
I've discovered that there are a number of things you can do every day to increase your vitality -- as in, supporting the daily habits + practices that bring your body + mind + spirit into alignment so you can bring your greatest joy and gifts into the world (and effectively prevent burnout.)
For everyone it's different, but in spring it might look like:
- learning about and growing a new plant, then using it in your everyday rituals (empowering!!)
- determining how to support your overall health as the seasons change and naturally supporting your body (allergies, anyone?!)
- adjusting what you eat to embrace seasonal produce
- spending more and more time outside as we experience more light and warmth
- drinking more ginger tea to support digestion and ward off those lingering winter colds/coughs
- eating more leafy greens
- learning how to create your own tea blends depending on how you feel
- adjusting your skincare routine
- establishing clear communication between what your body says to you (symptoms) and the action(s) you take to positively support your health
I will be covering some of these topics at our Seasonal Vitality + Yoga Workshop happening this Saturday, May 18, at Vancouver Wellness Studio. I'd absolutely love to see you there and offer what I know so that you can educate and empower yourself around vital seasonal health + wellness so that you can stand in your full potential!
In addition to this fun, practical, and informative portion, we will also enjoy a 30-minute yoga practice led by Krystal Meyer, LMT + yoga instructor, seasonal tea, creative journaling + creating flower mandalas, and explore + experience the Illuminating collection from my skincare line, Lagom Body Co.
Individual ticket includes:
- A two-hour workshop on seasonal skin + self-care education; restorative stretching + yoga practice; light guided self-massage
- Seasonal tea to enjoy during the workshop
- Gift bag of Lagom Body Co. samples to take home
- Opportunity to purchase full-size Lagom Body Co. products from Vancouver Wellness Studio for a special price.
Please wear comfortable, breathable clothing as we will embrace light stretching and restorative yoga poses. Mats provided but you’re more than welcome to bring your own. Pre-registration required.
No refunds. Intimate events like this Seed to Full Bloom Series require a lot of energy, logistics, and planning to create a beautiful experience for everyone involved. As such, we're unable to offer refunds if you can no longer attend. We understand that things change so we will honor another individual to attend in your place.
More about Kristen
Kristen Runvik is a vitalist, herbalist, and founder of Lagom Body Co., a natural skin and lifestyle brand to inspire you to turn routine into ritual. Kristen believes that when we tap into the natural cycles around us that we can truly cultivate our most vital and vibrant self. Kristen formally studied clinical western herbalism through the Vital Ways School of Holistic Herbalism in Portland, Oregon and is currently working towards an advanced diploma in organic skincare science. When she’s not formulating new skincare products or leading events, you can find Kristen exploring the many trails and natural spaces of the Pacific Northwest or traveling somewhere new.
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