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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.

Welcome To Urban Sugar Plum!

I’ve been a dancer most of my life, concentrating on classical ballet in Philadelphia, Indianapolis, and San Diego. The experiences I’ve had as a dancer were sometimes bitter and sometimes as sweet as a sugar plum.

I stopped dancing in 2006 and turned to yoga and Pilates to fill the void of physicality. Always a seeker, I delved deeply into the worlds of ayurveda, natural healing, and meditation, yielding a profound spiritual awakening. Not soon after, the stars of manifestation aligned for me to start my journey as a small business owner. For the past 8 years, I have had the joy of running a quaint boutique studio called Sculpere, where I’ve carefully choreographed a schedule of group fitness routines designed to bring balance to both body and mind.

Much like being in a relationship, my business has been like a mirror, allowing for me to observe my natural process through challenges and triumphs. It regularly feeds me with the inspiration to reinvent myself as an artist, and has yet again as I start writing this blog. It feeds me with the courage to give a voice to the foundation of Sculpere: its beautiful community of members, instructors, and neighbors.

Whether you’re a dancer, a yogi, or just curious about self-love from my perspective, it is my mission to help you pirouette through this ever-evolving life feeling healthy, balanced, and beautiful. Welcome to Urban Sugar Plum!