The Lifestyle Lounge: Welcome to Wellness

The Lifestyle Lounge: Welcome to Wellness

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You’re invited to a party where the focus is YOU!!!
YOU improving area of your life that matters!

The Lifestyle Lounge
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On December 16th at THE LIFESTYLE LOUNGE you will have the opportunity to receive complimentary one on one consultations with lifestyle experts and wellness professionals and hear inspiring talks, all while lounging and enjoying yummy, healthy food samples and beverages.

This is not a health fair or expo! But a fun, relaxing lounge party.
You are invited to come relax and unwind from your busy day.

Stress and Headache Relief
Energy Healing

A full list of the featured experts and vendors go to this link:!nyc/cgpe


Right now when you use CODE: WM you will get $10 off the ticket price

Tickets here:

Here are all the details for the event:

Date:    Wednesday, December 16th, 2015
Time:    6:30pm – 9:30pm
Where:  239 W 14th Street, (between 7th -8th Ave) Red Door Entrance

The last event completely sold out. I don’t want you to miss the chance to attend, so get your ticket today!



Four Awesome Gifts That Give Back – Ideal for anytime of the year!

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We all have those friends and loved ones – they march to the beat of their own drum, they have everything that they truly need and they value quality time over things – we LOVE them for all these qualities, but they sure are hard to shop for!

Here are some clever, healthy, thoughtful and totally unique gifts that give back to great causes, perfect for the most selfless and creative people in our lives.

For the Yogi You Love – AumHome Soulsprays give back to children’s charities in India and the US


Aum Home Soul & Space Spray

Reiki infused essential oils, colloidal silver and crystal tinctures are hand blended by professional yogi, Feng Shui expert and healer Nidhi Huba at her Woodstock Retreat. Ideal for fortifying and perfuming your aura as well as every room of your house.
$27 per bottle

$54 for custom sprays, blended with specific intentions and wishes in mind, receive 2 bottles one for home and one for altar.

Each glass bottle comes with crystals in it that can be reused with your own essential oils. A portion of proceeds from each bottle benefits children’s charities in India and the US.


For the Kid In All of Us – The FAPE Coloring Kit supports cultural diplomacy through art

FAPE Coloring Book Kit

The FAPE Coloring Book Kit is the perfect gift to stoke a child’s creativity and help them think big about Art, their abilities and the world. It’s also great for adults who are into the Meditating-By-Coloring trend – have you tried it?

F.A.P.E. Foundation for Art and Preservation in Embassies Coloring Book Cover

FAPE Coloring KitThe Foundation for Art and Preservation in Embassies’ Coloring Kit is a colorful collaboration between artists Donald Robertson and EunSun Lee of CMYK+WHITE, INC. Donald “Drawbertson” Robertson is the creative force behind Estée Lauder Company Brands and Creative Director of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics. Many individuals may also recognize him for his colorful and whimsical illustrations commonly found on Instagram.
The $40 kit includes:

  • Coloring book complete with 16 images of FAPE’s Site-Specific Collection (including works of art by Ellsworth Kelly, Sol LeWitt, Louise Bourgeois and others)
  • Map and sticker set
  • 8 pack of Crayola Crayons
  • FAPE Site-Specific Catalogue

Proceeds from the kit go towards FAPE’s mission of cultural diplomacy through art!
For details and to order, please visit:



For the Athletes and Weekend Warriors In Your Family – a great stocking stuffer, Perky Fruit Bodies supports organic farmers and also farming education for formerly homeless families in Florida

Perky Fruit Bodies

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A great stocking stuffer for all your healthy, active family members! This innovative, fun and delicious pocket-friendly snack, made of only pure, whole organic fruit and superfoods such as raw cacao and raw coconut, is an ideal snack for kids, parents, athletes and outdoor enthusiasts of all ages.

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Founded by raw food educator Gil Cohen and his teenage sons RJ and Tal, Perky Fruit Bodies roll ups include naturally occurring, fiber, protein, enzymes and micronutrients and are Paleo-friendly and low-glycemic, to provide sustainable energy for the mind and body.


For Anyone With Skin – Beauty Buster Skincare is a super-premium, locally made all natural line with products for Men and Women. All products give back to charities benefitting U.S. Vets and Veterans Families.

Beauty Buster Skincare

Inline image 19Beauty Buster Skin Care is award-winning esthetician Lora Condon’s all-natural answer to raising the standards of skin care by using all active ingredients and no fillers. Beauty Buster Skincare will always donate 10% of proceeds to charities benefiting military families and soldiers serving overseas. Beauty Buster Skincare features only the most highly effective natural ingredients including meadowfoam oil for moisture and anti-aging benefits, pine essential oil for healing and anti-bacterial properties, rosewater for soothing hydration and more.

Celebrating “Strength In Beauty,” Beauty Buster Skincare chose inspirational women and men as celebrity faces of the new line including: Miss Kansas Theresa Vail – “America’s Choice” for Miss America and currently serving in the Armed Forces, Fitness Expert NikkiFitness, Author and former Marine Rachel Luna, and US Army SPC Justin Woods.

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You Oughta Be In Pictures Event Recap: Celebrating 10 Years of The Women’s Mafia

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By Sylvie-Rose Cherwin

Monday July 27th marked the 10 year anniversary of the Women’s Mafia founded by Marcy Clark. Continuing tradition of their annual Red Party, the event was hosted at the Gansevoort Park and was an evening all about glamour, connection, and celebration, with this year’s theme being “You Oughta Be In Pictures” and the recommended dress being your Old Hollywood finest. Donations throughout the evening were raised for the charity Reach Within, which has sites in Grenada and St. Vincent that helps vulnerable children break the cycle of violence and develop social and emotional skills to succeed in life.

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The event was co-hosted by The Men’s Collective and The Ladies’ Collective and partnered with The Wellness Lounge and Heart & Soul Magazine to create an evening of self-empowerment, community, beauty, wellness, and glamour. Monica Aparicio and the Wellness Lounge offered guests treatments, samples, and information about how to live a more healthy, happy, and wonderful life!

Anita Kopacz of Heart&Soul Magazine, Marcy Clark of Women's Mafia, Monica Aparicio of The Wellness Lounge
Darnell Edmonds of Cordially Brooklyn Shrub, Anita Kopacz of Heart&Soul magazine, Mary Clark, Tanya Wright of Orange Is The New Black (Photo by Natsuko Matsumura)
Livia Brode sitting for a soul reading with Vanessa Codorniu (Photo by Natsuko Matsumura)
Photo by Natsuko Matsumura

The peerless James Corbett Studio gave women beautiful elegant old-hollywood hairstyles and makeup before getting their photos taken by photographer Becky Yee of Vintage Vanga Photo Studio. Becky once again, assembled a fabulous on-site photo booth with props including feathers, fans, and flowers.

James Corbett Studio stylist in action at the event (Photo by Natsuko Matsumura)
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Becky Yee of Vintage Vanga Photography creating the ultimate Old Hollywood photo experience for Hadiiya Barbel (Photo by Natsuko Matsumura)
Photo by Natsuko Matsumura

We were so lucky to have “Orange Is The New Black” actress Tanya Wright attend and sign her new book “I Found God In My Hair” and say a few words about the evening. Tanya has also started her own great natural haircare line called Hairiette for women with naturally textured hair.

Photo by Natsuko Matsumura

Performer Cassandra Nemzer sang a beautiful cover of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” accompanied by a magic trick, making the evening wonderfully enchanting and magical.

Ben Nemser and Cassandra Nemser, Photo by Natsuko Matsumura

Health Entrepreneur and Gift Bag Sponsor of Perky Fruit Bodies Gil Cohen

Guests enjoyed samples of four delicious types of Jack Daniel’s Whiskey as well as other beverages provided by Cordially Brooklyn Handcrafted Shrubs.

Cordially Brooklyn Shrubs founders Darnell Edmonds and Roshan Shah Photo by Frantz Norme of
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We want to thank all the amazing people who came out to celebrate and support the Women’s Mafia! We look forward to seeing everyone again next year for another amazing celebration!

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Marcy with the lovely event Photographer Natsuko Matsumura
Marcy Clark with Reach Within Founder Karen Lawson (Photo by Frantz Norme of
DJ Sameer rocking the party (Photo by Natsuko Matsumura)

Product Review: Beespa Hand & Foot Cream is the Ultimate Sandal Savior

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By Sylvie-Rose Cherwin

Today I was lucky enough to sample and review the very healing, soothing, and all natural Beespa Ultra Healing Hand & Foot Cream. As we all know, summer is the perfect time for sandals which means you can’t avoid people seeing your feet. Beespa products can help repair your dry and cracked skin from the cold weather and leave your feet feeling fabulous and ready to flaunt in your trendy summer footwear.

When I first looked at it, the first thing that caught my eye was the packaging; it comes in a small glass jar with a clean, simple, and appealing label. The natural ingredients such as beeswax and essential oils give off a delicate scent that leave your skin feeling soft and protected rather than oily and greasy in this hot, sweaty, and sticky weather. It is wonderfully remedial on your feet after a long hot summer day of walking around the busy and bustling streets of Manhattan in sandals.

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Stop Traffic – How You Can Use Your Workout to Cultivate Radiance

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By Londin Angel Winters

Imagine if you could begin using your workout to train your body to become so radiant, you stop traffic on the way out.

This is not only do-able, it makes working out a lot more interesting. You may find you cannot wait to strap on those tennies and get moving.

We do not need to lose a pound or tighten a thing to step into Radiance. It is the act of emitting light. Imagine someone’s face who is smiling brightly. They are literally beaming light. We can shine anytime we choose, and the more we train for it, the better we get at it.

Whether we are aware of it or not, many of us already do all sorts of things to augment Radiance. Think bedazzled, bling and glitter. It’s all designed to bring more light energy to the body. But, it’s not the only way can do this.

It’s one thing to wear that sparkly dress, it’s another thing to become it.

We can emit Radiance from the inside out. However, sometimes it’s not so easy to find our light. Sitting for hours at work, stress and fatigue do a number on our shine. That’s why our exercise routine is the perfect place to get it back.

During exercise, we generate heat and get energy flowing. When you combine your workout with the 5-step process outlined here, you can become a master of Radiance.

5 Steps to Cultivating Radiance During Your Workouts:

1.     Set a Specific Intention

Before your workout begins, set your intention. What quality do you want to embody? Do you want to sparkle like diamonds or be explosive like fireworks? Do you want to glimmer like the surface of the ocean at sunrise or do you want to simmer like Jessica Rabbit? Be very specific and bring that intention to every movement you make.

2.             Practice Emitting Light

After each work period, feel the intensity you’ve generated and imagine pouring it from your heart onto the person you love most in the world. Where attention goes, energy follows. Therefore, you may be surprised how your loved ones will feel you doing this and respond. If in the beginning it feels like you are making it up, stay with it. Once you see the impact it has on the people, you will know it’s real.

3.             Get Your Flow On

During your workout, get everything in your body moving. Use the time to release stuck energy. Radiance is about Flow, so we want to bring as much Flow as possible. Rather than only focusing one body part, get every part of you moving: upper body, lower body and everything in between.

4.             Embodiment

Embodiment is the act of running a certain energy through your body. We see actors do this all the time as they transform themselves into a role. Be deliberate in how you walk, talk and move about your workout. Pretend you were an actress and your job was to show someone what pure Radiance looks like in the way you carry your body.

5.             Create Your On/Off Switch

Once you become really good at this, you may quickly realize why you don’t already do this all of the time. Stopping traffic can be overrated when it comes with whistles, cat calls and pesky admirers interrupting your workout. Therefore, Step #5 is to master the art of modulating your Radiance. In the same way you dialed it up, you dial it right back down. This way, you are at choice. If being invisible is to your advantage, you do that. If being shiny is to your advantage, you do that. Radiance becomes a skill you can turn on and off as you choose.

With these exercises, you build the foundation of Radiance in your “muscle memory.” In this way, you will naturally carry more Radiance in your life. Ideally, you become so good at embodying Radiance that you can access it at will, such as the moment when Mr. Right walks in the room and you want to be the brightest thing in his view.

For more insights from Londin Angel Winters visit her website and check out her new book “Loving Your Weight Off” at Amazon and other fine retailers.

The Seed 2015: 4th Annual Plant Based Lifestyle Festival

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Dearest Mafiosos and Mafiosas,

We are beyond thrilled to share with you about The Seed Experience 2015 – we love promoting healthy, delicious foods that are great for you and the planet and so we are pleased to announce that we have secured 50% off for Women’s Mafia members and friends with code Proseed50.

The Premiere Plant-Based Lifestyle Festival In New York Returns With Award Winning Chefs, Renowned Authors, Famous Filmmakers and Vegan Lifestyle Pioneers

June 20th and 21st 10am to 6pm
Brooklyn Expo Center, 72 Noble St. Brooklyn, NY 11222

The Seed Experience 2015 is a two-day festival that focuses on living a healthy, compassionate, and eco-friendly lifestyle. This June the 2015 festival includes over 100 best-in-class exhibitors, including local merchants featuring, sampling, and selling plant-based foods and environmentally friendly products and services. With the number of Vegans in the U.S. more than doubling since 2009, and over 100 million people in the U.S. consciously choosing to eat more plant-based foods, even though they are not vegan or vegetarian, excitement over this year’s The Seed Experience is at an all time high.

The Seed Experience 2015 will present world-renowned speakers including Joe Cross of the “Fat Sick and Nearly Dead” documentaries, doctors and nutritionists such as Dr. Robert Ostfeld, Founder and Director of Montefiore Einstein Cardiac Wellness Program, inspirational champion athletes such as Vegan Ultraman Rich Roll, and animal rights champions such as Kathy Stevens of Catskill Animal Sanctuary and Jenny Brown of the Woodstock Animal Sanctuary. They will be holding workshops to introduce audiences to a plant-based and vegan lifestyle and answer questions.

Attendees can look forward to exploring, sampling, and shopping the vast market of delicious plant-based foods, viewing award winning films, and witnessing cooking demonstrations. Highlights include:

  • Exclusive pre-premiere screening with “The China Study” author Dr. T. Colin Campbell’s documentary “PlantPure Nation” followed by a live video conference with his son Nelson Campbell, the Executive Producer, Director and Co-Writer of the film.
  • Ten cooking demonstrations by renowned chefs such as Daphne Cheng, Maria Marlowe, Fran Costigain, and Jay Astafa.
  • Opportunity to experience the cooking of Adam Sobel, owner of The Cinnamon Snail Food Truck, the country’s first organic vegan food truck, a celebrated, award winning all-vegan food truck. Four time Vendy Awards winner. Voted by Yelp! 2014 #1 place to eat in NYC, and #4 in the entire USA.

And presentations by:

  • Dr. Robert Ostfeld, Founder & Director of Montefiore Einstein Cardiac Wellness Program
  • Rich Roll, accomplished vegan ultra-endurance athlete and former entertainment attorney turned full-time wellness & plant-based nutrition advocate and motivational speaker. Top finisher at the Ultraman World Championships and best-selling author.
  • Tim VanOrden, “U.S. Master Runner of the Year”, coach and presenter in the fields of motivation, nutrition and athletic performances.
  • Captain Paul Watson, Founder of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, Co-founding Director of Greenpeace Foundation
  • Simone Reyes, Animal Rights Activist, Reality Star, Right Hand to mogul Russell Simmons

The Expo will be held the weekend of June 20 and 21st, 2015 from the hours of 10am – 6pm at the Brooklyn Expo Center in Brooklyn, New York. The expected amount of attendees is 5,000+. Ticket prices are $30 per day and $50 for the weekend pass. Included is an exclusive offer for a 30 day free membership to Food Matters TV ( value $7.95. FMTV provides hundreds of documentaries, expert interviews, and recipe videos. Attendees can also receive $25 off a first UBER ride, or $20 off a first uberPOOL ride.

The Seed, founded in 2012, creates lifestyle events that empowers and introduces attendees to a plant-based, cruelty-free and eco-friendly living. Taking a positive and modern approach, The Seed works directly with many small local businesses and large multi-nationals, and influencer and trendsetters introducing them and their products and services to individuals who want to live an active, conscious and healthy lifestyle. The Seed is also a firm believer in giving back, therefore, a portion of the profits are donated to various charities. This year The Seed is projected that over 28,000 attendees at its events. Follow The Seed on Twitter @TheSeedExp and Instagram and visit the main website to read about all their events.

Review: Tara Roscioli’s Meals 2 Glo 5 Day Cleanse

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by Marcy Clark
I had the immense privilege this January of trying Tara Roscioli’s fantastic Meals 2 Glo 5 day cleanse by her company Highway 2 Well. I was really impressed with the cleanse. How it works is that Tara drops off one or two days of meals at a time, in the most pretty pink insulated bags. I loved that it was real, whole, organic foods, instead of just juices. I have been vegetarian for almost 20 years, and grew up with a nutritionist mother, so I do know how to eat well, but anyone can get into a health rut when they are busy.  I was excited to try something new and focus a whole week on my health.

I felt that the Meals 2 Glo cleanse was really well thought-out and I learned a lot about my cravings and needs for food in the process. There were 3 meals and 2 snacks each day, meals and snacks were simple. Breakfast was sometimes Berry Overnight Oats, Pineapple Cucumber Mint Juice with a homemade Oat and fruit GLO bar, snacks included Baked Apples, Homemade Trailmix, Veggie Crudite with Hummus, Tara’s homemade Kale Chips, and Edamame with Pink Sea Salt. Lunches included the GLO-2 Kale Salad (one of my favorites!), Beet and Avocado Salad, Zucchini “Pasta” Pesto (so delicious!). Dinners might be Indian Lentil Stew, Sauteed Broccolini with Brown Rice, Sweet Potato Stew with Indian Spices and Chinese Stir Fried Quinoa with (really awesome). I learned that my eyes are definitely bigger than my stomach. And that I can get full on just a simple meal of vegetable stew, especially if I ate protein or fat earlier in the day. I was Vegan for a year, so this shouldn’t have surprised me – but it did!

Since the cleanse I am trying to keep up with having much less gluten and cheese especially. I get so busy and hadn’t realized how much they had become my go-to foods with some veggies or beans on the side. I also realized that even though I try to minimize sugar, I did get STRONG sugar cravings when I couldn’t have it in my morning chai tea or had to fight the urge to eat a piece of chocolate at night. It was also great to see that I could exercise and keep my energy levels up while cleansing, as a previous diet I had tried years ago I got whoozy when I went to the gym. Eating lots of smaller meals helped with that.
In the end I lost about 2 or 3 pounds on the cleanse, which is pretty awesome for 5 days, and I am keeping up with it now by having smaller meals and cooking more “real food” at home instead of ordering Seamlessweb.

I highly recommend a cleanse with Tara! She makes herself available to you for questions and advice and you can profoundly change your food habits in less than a week because the meals you eat are from real foods and you will be motivated to make better choices at the grocery store so that you can keep feeling awesome. Tara’s 5 day cleanse is $550 in New York City ($475 in the New Jersey areas of South Orange/Maplewood, Millburn/Short Hills and Summit).

We asked Tara a few more questions to learn more about the methods behind her super effective cleanse:

Women’s Mafia: What is your philosophy with the Meals 2 Glo cleanse? Why is it so effective at helping people lose weight?

Tara Roscioli: My philosophy in creating Meals 2 GLO was to show my clients how eating clean whole foods would allow them to lose excess weight, curb their sugar cravings and help to restore their energy. Gimmicks and fad diets simply aren’t necessary and while they may work in the short term, they simply aren’t sustainable. I created this anti-inflammatory program to help clients reduce toxicity in their body. The foods are easy to digest and allow the body to work overtime to reduce the sludge that has accumulated in their system due to poor eating habits. Clients have reported anywhere from a 3.5 to an 11 pound weight loss in just 5 days and while some of this is water, it certainly is a great jump start to a healthier way of eating. Clients have also reported less bloat or digestive upset, improved sleep, fewer cravings for sugar, more energy and even an improvement in their skin (less acne or eczema). The best part is that this is a very sustainable way to eat!
WM: How do you eat on a normal basis? Are you vegan, organic, sugar-free and gluten free? Can you share some of your go-to foods/meals?
TR: I am a vegetarian since the age of 14 though I do eat some fish. Other than that, I don’t really eliminate any foods from my diet but I do limit dairy as I am prone to sinus infections and find that the dairy contributes to my congestion. Sugar is my downfall…it has been since I was a kid. I noticed that if I can go a few days without sugar, I can get over the hump and I do feel much better without it.
WM: What aspects of the cleanse do participants usually have the hardest time sticking with? Any tips?
TR: The hardest thing for most clients to get over is that day 2-3 when they start to feel the effects of the detox. Usually it’s just a headache as the sugar leaves the system but on the more severe side is some nausea. But after those first days, their energy starts to soar. My suggestion is to flush with water and get a massage if time permits as it will work the toxins out of the system.
WM: What cravings / habits are most of your clients trying to break? What do you think makes the biggest difference in long term health and weight loss?
TR: Most of my clients want to lose a bit of weight and break the sugar/alcohol cycle. They are in high stress careers and they turn to sugar/alcohol as a way of combating the stress. I get it-as a former lawyer, I did the same thing. I wouldn’t make time to eat regularly so I was forced to resort to bags of pretzels and swedish fish from the law firm vending machine. After a long commute home, I wouldn’t have energy to eat so I’d poor a glass of wine. The stress interrupted my sleep so I would have a second glass of wine. Vicious cycle!
So, now you know Tara, and all about her amazing cleanse and company. Visit her website and get in touch with her to start your own journey to the next level of healthy, sleek, you!
Email Tara at or call 201.259.6976 to book right away. :-)

The Women’s Mafia Is Gathering at “Goddess On The Go!”

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Dear Goddess (YEAH I”M TALKING TO YOU!!)

Wouldn’t it be great if every women related to herself and one another like that! Well one day who knows, it could happen… On October 19th YOU will be related to as a goddess  (cause you were born that way!!) As women we are wired to give, give and give to others, but often put ourselves last on this list. You know what happens when we do this???? We get really angry and resentful and everyone feels our wrath (which sucks!).

Ok, lets flip that script!!! We don’t have to stay in that yucky corner. Come spend a day moving your sassy hips, receiving divine wisdom, and being worshiped by other women. Take away some serious new goddess tools that create ease and bliss in your life!

Women’s Mafia members exclusively can enter code WM for $10 off of a day-long Goddess On The Go retreat this October 19th. Will we get to see you there?

BUTI Yoga with Paige MacKenzie Welborn
What’s a BUTI Yoga class with Paige like? Oh, well it’s just a heart-pumping, badass-unleashing, feminine, sexy, body-slimming, calorie-scorching, mind-freeing workout. That’s all. ;) Most importantly though, it’s a sacred space for transformation and sisterhood. It’s a practice of releasing what no longer serves you and callingup the Goddess within you. We’ll be accessing your radiant Goddess self, and lighting you up with your own unique energy, creating peace of mind, radiance and confidence.
Paige is a dynamic and effervescent teacher who leads women into a state of empowered self-love and sexy badassery! Paige is the creator of Paige’s Bikini Body BUTI-Camp, a six-week program designed to empower women to unleash their bikini body AND their radiant spirit with a tribe of sisters.  From Paige: My personal mission is to be a rocking teacher who takes you on a joyful journey that transforms your body AND your spirit during class and that empowers you outside of class to live the life you were born to Love! My passion is empowering you to unleash the most radiant version of yourself. I believe in play, having an awesome time, the JOY of moving your body, the power of intention, and the power of a sisterhood tribe. Paige has been a teacher and student of dance and yoga for many years. Paige is the founder of BORN Wellness: Live the life that you were born to Love, and recently became one of three BUTI Yoga Master Trainers in the world.
Become Feng Shui Fierce with Katherine Royal MacKinnon
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Your home is the first thing you wake up and the last thing you see before you go to bed. The energy that we hold in this space is important to manifest luscious love, our deepest dreams and desires. Together we will explore how feng shui can create clarity in all areas of our life and attract the things we truly want. Do you you want to know how to manifest love in your home, where your money corner is and how to nurture your health? At Goddess On The Go we will get Feng Shui fierce tips to learn just how to have this!
The Chinese Medicine Survival Guide with Roberta Mittman
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Five keys to looking and feeling fabulous — from the inside out! Join Roberta Mittman, licensed acupuncturist, health,  wellness success coach, author, and speaker, for an engaging, informative discussion of what you–as a woman in today’s turbo -paced world–can do to feel and look as healthy, trim, and vital as possible. You’ll come away with valuable information you can put to use today to optimize your health and wellbeing, including:
* How 5,000 year old Chinese Medicine can work to help you stay balanced and pain-free: yin, yang, and the Five Elements.
* How to avoid common, everyday mistakes that pack on unwanted pounds.
* Acupressure-to-go! Actual points you can use at home.
* The 4-letter PG-rated word that stops cravings in their tracks.
* How your mindset–what you’re thinking –may determine your results .
Join us for this  for this laser-focused discussion …
This ancient philosophy works to help you with your life balance, releasing extra pounds, relationships, and so much more.  In a private  session we may look at finding acupressure points on your own body to help ease challenges we find everyday.
Roberta firmly believes in the principles and methodology of her work, which is to offer you a range of treatments to help you become healthier now and in the future. Her goal is not only to relieve you of your illness and discomfort, but to work with you on a personalized plan for preventative care, and to empower you to be your own best healer.
Stop Feeling Guilty…… For Real (with Human Design Coach Molly Rider)
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Do you ever feel guilty for changing plans last minute?
Do you find yourself stuck in situations you wish you hadn’t said YES to?
Do you tend to blame yourself when things go wrong?  If only I’d…
Ladies, we all DESERVE freedom from guilt. We deserve pure pleasure, delight, happiness and contentment in ALL of our decisions and actions. Yet, the challenge is that we often feel weight down by obligation, worry or fear. People pleasing likes to play its trump card.  As a recovering people pleaser, I’d like to introduce you to a tool that helped change all of that for me.
The Tool: Your Human Design Chart. Your human design chart is meant to be a tool that brings you home to your essence. It shows you the wisdom in BOTH your strengths and your weaknesses. It teaches you how to make best decisions for yourself going forward and if you so choose, it trains you on how to extinguish the people pleasure guilt once and for all.
Join me in this interactive workshop where we’ll practice tapping into your wisdom, releasing your guilt and how to make decisions that lead to success for you. This is not a lecture. Whether you have your Human Design Chart or not, you’ll walk away having practiced the tools of Human Design to stop feeling guilty…for REAL!
Deliciously Wholesome by Ibetliza Frias Nourish your pleasure-loving palette with a healthy delicious lunch!!
What You Need To Know To Join the Party:
When: OCTOBER  19th 10:45a-5:30p
Where: Ramscale Studios 463 West St Penthouse NY NY 10014

How: CLICK below to register
Women’s Mafia exclusive Goddess On The Go discount code: WM

PS: Dress in Comfy Yoga like clothing and bring a yoga mat or cushion to sit on.
PPS Please feel free to invite your girlfriends to come share the BLISS!

TALENT Q&A with Goddess On The Go Founder Leora Edut

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Meet longtime Women’s Mafia member and inspirational leader Leora Edut of Goddess On The Go! Her next event is this Sunday July 20th. Read about Leora’s unique life story and mission and join us this Sunday!

Women’s Mafia: You are a very talented and well known makeup artist, who is also a motivational speaker and social entrepreneur with Goddess On The Go, how did you get into those fields?

Leora Edut: Wow thank you! With makeup I fell into that by accident. I had no experience with it and I kind of was a little hopeless when it came to that. When I moved to NYC I was impressed by how well women put themselves together so I took a class and fell in love with it. In Detroit I was a manicurist from the age of 17 and was big time into nail art and airbrush so the color transition and being in the beauty business prior helped out. When I moved to NYC 12 years ago I was in kind of a dark place, luckily I have 2 older sister who had been doing transformational work and they introduced me to it. From me it was the first time I was able to let go of the suffering I experienced in my childhood and a lot of guilt and shame that I was carrying. I had never felt SO good in my life that I spent the next 8 years learning and unlearning limiting beliefs around money, love, happiness, relationships etc etc About 4 years ago I reached a point where I was like Hey, I know myself pretty well know I’m starting to feel a little bored and disconnected. What is my next lesson? It happened to be about sisterhood something I was didn’t believe truly existed. I started a small weekly Goddess group with about 7 women. These ladies weren’t people I would have normally chosen as friends yet I couldn’t deny how good I felt when I was around them. This began a whole process of letting go of having to be the “perfect women” or the “strongest.” I could show all parts of myself my vulnerability my hilarious and dynamic side and I was fully accepted and loved by these gals. I realized that so many women I knew did not have access to this type of community and I wanted to create it! Our first event was 2 years ago July 2012, I initially thought this was gonna be my side business but the first event brought out 35 women, the second event manifested 55 women, and the next event sold out with over 100 women. I realized that there was something bigger then just myself this was a need for women to gather, feel safe with one another, and celebrate the HECK out of life! Makeup has not become my 1 a week hobby where I get to paint and be artistic it’s actually made me appreciate it so much more!

Women’s Mafia: What is the mission of Goddess On The Go? Any events recently that particularly moved you?

Leora Edut: The mission of Goddess On The Go is for women to awaken and know in their bones they are important and deserving of taking great care of themselves. Its not just a massage or a manicure we need to authentically feel good. We actually need to slow down a lot more and connect with other women who we can open up and receive from. Its SO key for us to receive! From my own personal journey until I found this community I was more into doing things that made me look good instead of feel good. My ego was running the show 90% of the time. I felt disconnected from life from nature, from my spirit, and from other people. My pleasures were sugar and alchol and I knew something had to shift or I wasn’t going to truly be happy in this lifetime.

Women’s Mafia: When did you realize you could make your passion your career?

Leora Edut: One day I was sitting in my coach Dawn Copelands office and she asked me how I felt about Goddess On The Go becoming my main income. In my head I didn’t believe that could come true right away, however a month later was when we had that 3rd sold out Goddess On The Go and I chose that I would no longer put a glass ceiling on where this movement could expand to What is the wildest/bravest thing you’ve done? A month ago I traveled to Hawaii by myself. I visited 3 different cities and had to drive through a forest that was pitch black while it was raining pretty heavy. That took some serious trust of the universe!

Women’s Mafia: You do so much between your charity work, events and makeup career – what energizes you?

Leora Edut: What energizes is the way I take care of myself. I make sure I start off every day with meditation, journaling , and reading something that inspires me. I have FUN every day and love to try new things whether it be an improve class or traveling to a country I’ve been drawn to visit. The women I keep in my circle are living pretty kick booty lives as well so we energize each other a lot!

Women’s Mafia: If you could have anyone as a special speaker at a Goddess On The Go event, alive or dead who would it be?

Leora Edut: Marianne Williamson or Oprah they are both my sheros! Lastly, what can the Women’s Mafia help make happen for you? To spread the message to other women about the importance of coming together to do something good for ourselves. In ancient times there was the Red Tent where women took care of each other and really had each others back. When we take the time for ourselves first we are more open to receive and have extra energy to share in our important relationships!

REFRESH NY Fashion and Beauty Retreat: Rejuvenate and Recharge

Beauty Events Exploits Fashion Week Health Shopping & Acquisitions Talent

We have even more sponsors and perks to announce for REFRESH, the Beauty and Wellness retreat for NY Fashion Week this Thursday and Friday Feb 7th and 8th, steps from Lincoln Center at 67th St. & Broadway.

The theme is “Rejuvenate and Recharge” and guests can warm up with our Les Palais Des Thes tea lounge, indulge in a state-of-the-art cupcake by Gretel-Ann of TLC’s Next Great Baker and Cupps Cafe, get inspired by the new gowns by Dore Designs Couture (with an opportunity to shop!), enjoy a Spa or Beauty Treatment by Lora Condon, hang with celebrity host Nole Marin of AIM Model Management (formerly of America’s Next Top Model), work out with our Fitness Expert, get hair and makeup touch-ups and more!

Tweet with Us: @WomensMafia @TGATP #NYFWRefresh
Join us: Special Tableau Presentations at 2pm an 4pm featuring @DoreDesigns styled by @EngieStyle

Featuring: Pop-Up Boutique and Tableau Presentations by DORE DESIGNS COUTURE, Spa and Beauty Treatments by LORA CONDON “the Beauty Buster”, Haircare by DR. MIRACLE, Tunes by DJ SHARRI MODEL, Makeup by LiSi COSMETICS, Blowouts by PATRICK WELLINGTON of Wellington Hair Spa and Evelyn of LAURA’S BEAUTY SALON, COUTURE TRAINING sessions by Stacie Smeal, Tea salon by LES PALAIS DES THES, Cupcakes by GRETEL-ANN of TLC’s Next Great Baker and more!

Special Celebrity host: Nole Marin from America’s Next Top Model

Upstairs lounge at the Kaufman Music Center: 129 W 67th St. NYC. (2 blocks from Lincoln Center), 12-5pm Daily. RSVP’s required: