Sound Therapy with Paul Thomas, BA
Sound Therapy, also called Sound Healing, is a type of holistic medicine that utilizes acoustic sound vibration for relaxation, healing, and transformation of body, mind, and spirit. Using his voice and several quartz crystal singing bowls, Paul has developed and currently offers sound therapy sessions at the Samara Healing Center in Taneytown, MD. He obtained his B.A. in Contemplative Psychology at Naropa University and has completed Jonathan Goldman’s Sound Healing Intensive program.
Samara Healing Center
The Samara Healing Center is a beautiful healing space surrounded by woods and protected farmland located outside of Taneytown, in north central Maryland. Only an hours’ drive from Baltimore and an hour and a half from Washington DC, Samara offers a serene, natural setting to experience an array of of mind/ body healing modalities for individuals, couples and groups. We also offer weekly classes and weekend workshops, and facilitate personalized spiritual retreats. The Center is home to The Pyramid Sanctuary, The Dragon Tree House, The Elemental Water Garden, organic gardens, and a sweat lodge. Practitioners at the center provide acupuncture, Chinese dietary therapy and medicine, wellness counseling, meditation, integrative psychotherapy, therapeutic bodywork, sound healing, and energy therapy. Contact Acupuncturist Jim Thomas, M.Ac.
White Rose Farm with Sally Voris
White Rose Farm, a 132-acre biodynamic farm in northwestern Carroll County, focuses on connecting people with the beauty, bounty, and balance of nature. Sally Voris, along with her staff and volunteers, grow and sell premium vegetables, flowers, herbs, free-range pork, chicken and eggs, local unpasteurized honey and homemade jams and jellies. White Rose offers seasonal events, full moon celebrations, memberships, Community Sponsored Agriculture (CSA) shares, and volunteer opportunities.
This year they will offer educational programs about biodynamic agriculture, about simple practices, mental, physical and emotional, that you can do to participate in healing the earth. They will also teach specific skills: raising chickens, building compost; keeping earthworms; canning; preserving; gardening and drying herbs and flowers.
A Mindful Yoga Studio
A Mindful Yoga Studio (AMYS) offers the practices of Hatha Yoga, Meditation, Yoga Nidra and other related disciplines as catalysts for personal growth, enrichment and conscious evolution in Carroll County. Helen Resop, Tim Hurley and Joe Ingber have come together in partnership to offer these practices in close alignment with their origins within the ancient wisdom traditions of India. AMYS is dedicated to promoting the fullest potential of each individual being by offering these practices appropriately as pathways toward the encounter of one’s inner-most experience.
A Mindful Yoga Studio is located in the Historic Times Building at 63 East Main Street in Westminster, Maryland (across from the old firehouse clock tower). The studio is on the second floor in Suite 7. The studio offers a variety of Yoga Asana classes that range in levels of challenge and specific therapeutic intention, as well as Group Meditation and Yoga Nidra Practice weekly. Outdoor community Yoga practice events are offered seasonally.
With over 25 years of collective teaching experience, it is the intention of the directors of the studio to offer these practices with integrity and authenticity in order to promote the fullest potential of each individual. As the words of Yogi Joseph Lepage convey quite beautifully, “We can view the physical practices of Yoga as a drop of water falling into a pool. It begins with the physical asanas and expands outward as healing, concentric circles, bringing balance and harmony to body, mind, and spirit. This is the Yoga process.”
Thrive! Group Fitness and Wellness Studio
Thrive is the area’s first state-of-the-art group fitness “gathering place” offering inspiring classes and wellness services in a pristine eco-conscious facility constructed with earth-friendly renewable resources. Bamboo, cork, and recycled rubber flooring, energy efficient lighting, paperless registration and on-site purified drinking water system (to reduce plastic consumption) are just a few steps we’ve taken to keep our planet healthy, too.
Thrive’s mission is to fuel the passion for fitness in our community and inspire participants of every fitness level on their quest for optimal health by coaching, educating and encouraging them with the highest quality of instruction and service in a welcoming atmosphere. To make the quest for a healthier lifestyle a fun and rewarding experience so it is no longer a chore, but a welcomed part of everyday living.
Whirled Peas with Lisa Simon
– Health Supportive Culinary Education
& Personal Chef Services
Lisa Simons, creator of Whirled Peas, has found that people want and need to know how to prepare meals and eat in a way that supports a healthy lifestyle but become frustrated and confused with the flood of nutritional information and thousands of opinions about what to eat and what not to eat. Whirled Peas provides hands-on culinary classes where participants will learn how to make better food choices and discover techniques in cooking that lead to success. Let’s eat!
Sparkling Star Farm
Share the CSA Share! The first truly community-centered CSA, offering farm-fresh, organically grown produce, herbs, and flowers to its members, who with each share they purchase, are also donating another share to a Carroll County family in need. Contact Jennifer Trice at (410) 343-9517 for more information.
Harvestin’ Health Food Store
38 West Main St., Westminster, MD 21157
Mountain High Yoga
Mountain High Yoga is dedicated to providing highly qualified yoga practicioners to the Carroll County region. All practitioners are Yoga Alliance certified and have been providing professional instruction across the county. Mountain High Yoga offers a variety of innovative yoga classes which provides participants with a greater development of the self. Contact the owner, Lindsay, for more information.
PLaY … Peace, Love, and Yoga
PLaY provides yoga and meditation classes focused on empowering one’s personal development and growth, happiness, and life fulfillment, and physical fitness. Additionally, all profits raised will go to different charitable causes each month that provide holistic healing and care for people, animals and the environment. PLaY is located at Carroll County Dance Center at 6933 Warfield Ave in Sykesville, MD.
Ancient Oaks Farm
The community at Ancient Oaks Farm in Westminster invite you to become a member of our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). Ancient Oaks isn’t just another farm; we are a community of people deeply committed to bettering the planet. We practice ayurvedic healing fires on the property daily and are committed to ahimsa (compassion, non-violence) on our farm. All living things are nourished by the atmosphere – especially plants – and we believe that we are nourishing the atmosphere itself with our fires in order to provide the purest environment for our food to grow in. In a CSA members pay in advance for a share of the seasons ongoing harvest. You are ensured a portion of truly nourishing, locally grown food. Every week from June through November, members receive a variety of freshly harvested vegetables. Since the nutritional value of produce declines significantly while on supermarket shelves, as a member you will enjoy the freshest, most nutritious produce available. With our CSA, you can become involved by supporting our farm, knowing where and how the food is grown.