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Monthly Memo

Dear Friends,

     Thank you for your patronage and honoring me with the vote in two categories this year.

Best of the Best for 2023. 1. Best Massage Therapy and 2. Best Facial/Skin Care.

September is National Yoga Month

The purpose of this month is to promote the health benefits of Yoga and inspire a healthy lifestyle. The best part about National Yoga Awareness Month is that there is nothing prescriptive about it. It is simply about honoring this beautiful practice and enriching your life with a healthy practice for longevity and vitality. Please see below for all group Yoga classes beginning the week of September 18th.

Seasonal Wellness:

Scheduling appointments contact or (802)345-5244. 

Sessions are scheduled by appointment only Monday to Saturday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM 

September ~

1. Monday, Group Yoga Class: September 18 to November 13 from 5:00-6:00 PM 

2. Tuesday, Group Yoga Class: September 19 to November 14 from 1:00-2:00 PM  

  • Registration required for group classes, space is limited to 10 guests per class.

3. Wellness Wednesday on Zoom, September 20 to November 15 ~ 3 pack monthly membership or drop-in option, payment in person or online, attend one or all, and recorded for you if you can not attend live. Register Book Online (above).

  • Yoga 9:00-9:45 AM

  • Meditation 10:00-10:30 AM

  • Nutrition 10:45-11:30 AM


October ~

1. Thursday, Group Yoga Class: October 5 to November 16 from 3:00-4:00 PM

2. Friday, Group Yoga Class:  October 6 to November 17 from 11:00 AM-12:00 PM 

  • Registration required for group classes, space is limited to 10 guests per class.

3. Reiki Share: Friday, October 27 from 5:30 - 7:00 PM

November ~ Reiki Certification Training Weekend

1. Reiki Level 1 Saturday, November 4 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

2. Reiki Level 2, Sunday November 5 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Wellness Wednesday, Meditation on Zoom, November 29 to December 20 from 8:30 to 9:00 AM

Wellness Wednesday, Yomassage Group Class ~ November 29 to December 20 from 10:00 to 11:15 AM

December ~ Winter Wellness Retreat *

Open House Saturday December 2, from 8:45 AM to 12:00 PM


1. Yoga Class with Petra 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM, Registration required, space is limited to 10 guests. Kripalu Yoga is a gentle yoga practice with a compassionate approach. It places an emphasis on meditation, physical healing and spiritual transformation that overflows from the yoga mat into daily life.  Kripalu is gentle Yoga that emphasizes moving at your own pace, self-acceptance and adaptability. It's ideal for beginners and is accepting and adaptable to everyone, no matter your age, ability, size, or other circumstance.


2. Guided Meditation 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM

After relaxing yoga, join us for a special meditation with the animals, led by Kate Solisti, Intuitive Interspecies Communicator. Kate will share how she works with the wild animal “Councils” for guidance and wisdom. Then we will experience a meditation guided by an animal wisdom teacher. Could it be dolphin, elephant, wolf, hummingbird, or…? Join us and find out who will step up to join us. You will leave feeling a renewed heart connection with Mother Earth and all of Nature. For more info about Kate, go to


3. Reiki 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

This event is open to anyone interested in learning more about Reiki. Participants will experience a hands-on treatment opportunity to receive Reiki, and with an opening and closing meditation circle.


*This event is free and graciously accepting donations for the Rutland County Humane Society


December to March ~ Winter Group Yoga Classes

1. Tuesday, December 5 to March 12, 2024 from 4:30 to 5:30 PM

2. Wellness Wednesday, Yomassage ~ November 29 to December 20 from 10:00 to 11:15 AM

3. Thursday, December 7 to March 14, 2024 from 2:30 to 3:30 PM

4. Saturday, December 9 to March 16, 2024 from 10:30 to 11:30 AM

  • Registration required, space is limited to 10 guests per class

No classes 12/23/23 - 1/1/24


Warmest Wellness Wishes,



Months in review

January ~ Mental Wellness Month

Important to review highlighting the importance of integrating both emotional and physical health.

February National  Heart Month

February a time when all people can focus on their cardiovascular health.

March ~ National Nutrition Month

Focuses on the importance of making informed food choices, developing sound eating and physical activity habits.

April ~ Stress Awareness Month

This month, recognize the difference between good and bad stress and try to find your happy place.

May ~ Women's Health Care Month

The goal of the holiday is to empower women in such a way that they can make health a priority.

June~ Men's Health Care Month

This month is all about encouraging the men in your life to take care of their bodies by eating right, and exercising.

July~ Massage Aromatherapy Month

Observed to promote the benefits of massages; aromatherapy is using essential oils and plant extracts used to bring harmony to a person’s mind, body and soul.

August ~ National Wellness Month

Prioritizing self-care, managing stress, promoting healthy routines and create wholesome habits in your lifestyle.



~ In the Video Library are free Yoga Classes for you to enjoy.

Yoga comes from the Sanskrit word Yuj, meaning to unite, come together, or yolk. It’s a union of body, mind, and soul with universal consciousness. The physical postures of Hatha Yoga prepare the body for sitting by making the body more supple and by stimulating the systems to expel toxins caused by our modern diet and lifestyle. It also plays an important role in preparing our bodies for the following limbs. There are eight limbs of yoga. They are — ‘Yama’ (abstinence), ‘asana’ (yoga postures), ‘Dharana’ (concentration), ‘pranayama’ (breath control), ‘pratyahara’ (withdrawal of the senses), ‘niyama’ (observances), ‘dhyana’ (meditation), and ‘samadhi’ (absorption).”

Over the year I will share a monthly opportunity for you to learn and reflect with the Yamas and Niyamas. 

 Yamas ~

The Yamas address the fact that we are social creatures, alive on a planet of other life forms where we need to learn to live together and share the goods. The Yamas, or restraints, invite us into an adult relationship with the world, where we see past our own needs into the collective good. Guiding us into harmony, peace, and the right relationship with the world.

  • Ahimsa - Nonviolence, Turns us from harming self and others to kindness and compassion for self and others.

  • Satya - Truthfulness, Turns us from lies and half-truths to expressing our uniqueness and authenticity.

  • Asteya - Nonstealing, Turns us from theft to cultivating new skills and abilities.

  • Brahmacharya - Nonexcess, Turns us from greed to appreciation and pleasure without excess.

  • Aparigraha - Nonpossessiveness, Turns us from attachment to intimacy without possession.


In the second half of the year we will touch on the disciplines of the Niyamas, we will move our attention from an adult relationship with the world to an adult relationship with ourselves; and from a social focus to an internal focus.

Niyamas ~

  • Saucha - Purity, Invites us to cleanse our bodies, our speech, our thoughts.

  • Santosha -  Contentment, Invites us to fall in love with our own life.


~ In the Video Library are 2 free meditations:  New Moon and Full Moon these are short meditation recordings to use as self-care guides with reflection and journaling options.

~ Wellness Wednesday, short meditation. Found in the Wellness Wednesday tab. 

The New Moon phase is when you make time for yourself. Awaken and align your energy with this practice and plant the seeds of your future dreams, make wishes and commitments to yourself, and to set your intentions. The New Moon is in a different zodiac sign each month, explore meditation, and an opportunity for journaling as a self-care tool. Suggestive supplies: journal paper and pen, water.   See Monthly Memo for information.  Free recording, found in Video Library and view here:

New Moon in Virgo September 14

  • Expect changes

  • Take care of business

  • Get organized

  • Break free

The Full Moon is the high point of the lunar cycle. It is a very powerful time for inner work. As the Full Moon takes place in a different sign of the zodiac each month. In this session you will experiences two healing meditations: the Full Moon Forgiveness and Gratitude practices. Suggestive supplies: journal paper and pen, water. Free recording, found in Video Library. View recording:

Full Moon in Aries September 29

  • Starting over

  • Acting wildly

  • Fiery

  • You versus me


Open:  Monday ~ Saturday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Closed: Sunday

Closed: Columbus Day weekend Saturday 10/7 & Sunday 10/8

Closed: Thanksgiving 11/19 ~ 11/26

Closed: Christmas and New Year 12/23 ~ 1/1/24

Scheduling by appointment only 

Petra O’Neill, Petra‘s Wellness Studio's sole practitioner has provided holistic integrated therapeutic wellness in Vermont since 1996.

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