Like the three branches of government, bodies, minds, and souls often find themselves in contentious disagreement over how much wine is too much wine in a voting booth. Reconcile triune tribunals with today’s Groupon to Alive. Choose between the following options:
- For $12, you get a meditation session (a $25 value).
- For $30, you get a chakra assessment and life-coaching session (a $60 value).<p>
The wellness practitioners at Alive vanquish stress and negative energy from the body and spirit with meditative and peaceful techniques. Chakra assessments follow ancient practices derived from Indian yoga and balance seven energy epicenters circulating from points along the spinal column. An influx of negative thought and anxiety can impair these vitality points and lead to depression, illness, and a magnetic attraction to iron filings. A one-on-one consultation with an energy specialist, lasting 30–45 minutes, helps identify these points of blockage, then charts out a personal healing plan involving exercise, yoga, and meditation to pave over spiritual speed bumps.
Meditation classes, 30–45 minutes, embark upon a journey of self-awareness that grants students a reprieve from daily stressors. Instructors discuss the four basic steps of meditation, breathing techniques, and places to practice free from distractions, such as a quiet room or the Mariana Trench.
Practiced in fostering outer beauty and inner wellness, Alive's proprietor Lisa Sinclair coddles her patrons with a wide range of spa treatments. Sinclair blends organic botanicals, essential oils, and genuine Ponce de Leon teardrops into skin-rejuvenating salves for her custom facials, which imbue faces with youthful radiance. Swedish, hot-stone, and shiatsu massages ease tissues and stimulate the circulatory system, and Hatha yoga classes encourage quiet breathing and squeaky stretching. To help identify blocked vitality points, an energy specialist gives a one-on-one chakra assessment, then charts out a personal healing plan involving exercise, yoga, and meditation. The spa's front room doubles as a product boutique and a gallery space; shelves display handmade aromatherapy candles, bath salts, and other items, and walls feature paintings by local artist Adam Weiss.