Welcome Back, Geri Omni!

Sculpere is pleased to welcome Geri Omni back to the studio this July! Geri will be offering healing Thai Yoga Bodywork sessions on Wednesday July 3rd, and Thursday July 4th between 10am and 4pm by appointment only.

Thai Yoga Bodywork offers the benefits of massage, yoga, and energy work in one nurturing dance. Traditionally, this art form is given on a floor mat with clients fully clothed. Thai Bodywork is a whole-body treatment. It combines passive stretching and movement of joints with several touch techniques including controlled bodyweight transfer and work along energy meridians (called sen in Thai). The whole treatment is a graceful, nurturing, interactive dance that is sensitive to the condition of each person. The effects of this practice include deep relaxation, stress relief, physical healing, flow of energy, and feeling of gratitude and well being.

1 hr Sessions are currently being offered for $75. Longer sessions are also available. Book before June 30th and receive $10 off!

For booking, email geriomni@gmail.com

Ayurveda Skin

The number one rule in natural skin care is, never use anything on your skin that you can’t put into your mouth. Our skin is the largest organ of our body, and it needs to be fed and nourished just like the rest of our body. Using the principles of Ayurvedic skin care we can safely and naturally keep our skin radiant. Daily skin care rituals include abhyanga massage, a full body self massage with herbal infused oils. The massage is done prior to bathing, using oils like coconut in the warmer months because it’s consistency is lighter, and sesame in the colder months because the denseness protects skin from wind and cold. It may seem odd using cooking oil on your skin, but when it comes to skincare products, simple is best.

You’ll start the massage at your feet and work your way up to your face body part by body part. Leave the oil on for a minimum of 20 mins then cleanse using exfoliating gloves with an oil based soap like Dr. Bronner’s. Your skin will tingle with cleanliness, smell wonderful, and retain moisture. In the winter months when we are going from dry heat inside, to freezing cold outside, re-apply the oil after your shower and mix it with rosewater to minimize greasiness.

These are our favorite skin care products made right here in Philly:

Wilde Gatherings (Inside The Parlour in Fishtown): anti-aging cleanser, soothing oil, repair oil, and aroma mist are to die for!

Aromabliss (Graduate Hospital): Bliss balm face cream, bliss balm body cream, and dosha specific abhyanga oils. Literally every single product is luxurious and effective.

Always Ballet

Growing up as ballet dancers, we are taught discipline and work ethic from a young age. This level of education prepares us for success at almost anything we choose to do, because we are bred to be professional and passionate. Ballet is a high art form, and we are privileged to perform to music, and choreography from classical times. We are raised training, and manipulating our bodies to uphold a standard of ethereal beauty that has been passed down from one end of the planet to the other for generations. We don’t fully understand the responsibility of continuing the lineage of this art as children, but as time passes, we continually challenge the physical limitations of our bodies, and raise the standard of excellence for ballet.

Albert Einstein said “dancers are the athletes of God”. The spiritual aspects of ballet are somewhat overlooked culturally however, our relationship to music, movement, and spirit is nothing less than sacred. This connection is what it takes to create beautiful art that withstands the test of time, and after a hundred years still moves people to tears. This is a bond that will be imbedded in our DNA for life, which is why it is so painful for a dancer to retire. It feels like a part of us has gone missing, but the truth is, ballet will always be with us. Until death and probably after, the experience we had as dancers in this lifetime is part of a legacy in this world. Ballet will always be there to remind us of our strength, our beauty, and our brilliance.