Friday, April 30, 2010

SOS ~ The Wildlife Center of Virginia Needs Your Clover & Dandelions!

The Wildlife Center of Virginia has its annual spring influx of rabbits and it's clear they don't particularly like the regular "hospital fare" the Center provides. (And, really -- who DOES like hospital food?) But, what baby bunnies and their friends DO love is snacking on dandelions and clover.

Would you be willing to donate a bag of dandelions and clover from your yard?

If you're out in your yard, garden, or pasture (in untreated, pesticide- and chemical-free areas only, please) and you wander across some dandelions and/or clover, the Wildlife Center would love to have them! (Fresh is better, of course, so if you're coming to yoga class or have a massage scheduled, pull them up in the morning sometime and then bring them in with you. Or drop them off at my massage studio during the week.)

Just dandelions (especially the green leafy parts) and clover. A little bag. A big bag. Every little bit helps. (And the dandelion flowers are fine to include.)

The rabbits will need the bounty for many weeks to come ... and soon the goslings and ducklings will benefit from your donations as well. And, a happy, eating rabbit is a healing rabbit (or duckling or gosling or possum), and that makes the job easier for the Center's Vets and Rehabbers.

Email me with questions at peacefulhands (at) Thank you in advance for helping out these wildlife patients.

Friday, April 09, 2010

Spring Yoga In Madison Begins Monday, 4/12

Yay! Now I know it's truly spring ... the lilacs are in bloom and we have finally (finally!) completed the winter yoga session in Madison, closing the book on the snowiest yoga session and most cancelled classes ever.

So now it's time to throw open the windows, air out the linens, and stretch out on your yoga mat and soak in the nourishing rejuvenating energy of the season.

The Spring Session of Yoga in Madison, Virginia
Is Monday, April 12 Through Monday, June 7, 2010.
(No class on Memorial Day, May 31.)

Two classes every Monday at 4:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. at Wetsel Middle School in the Library.

Beginners are always welcome and your first class with me is free. And, you can join a session at any time. Class cost is $12/class or get a nice discount: $64 when you sign up for the 8-week session. Classes are offered through the Madison Department of Parks & Facilities.

For more info, including directions, what to bring/wear, etc. click on the "General Class Info" topic on the right-hand column. Or email me at peacefulhands (at) or call 540-672-9528.

Friday, April 02, 2010

Peaceful Hands' New Massage Website

Finally, I have an easy way for you to find information about the massage and Ayurvedic arms of my Peaceful Hands Massage & Yoga practice.

My massage and Ayurvedic work seem to always get lost amidst all the yoga class juggling and posting on this blog.

So now, to learn more about my massage practice (and to set up an appointment), visit me online at:

You'll find my office days/hours, rates, location, and lots of details about my background and my massage technique specialties.

There's also a quick "Contact Jackie" form that allows you to ask questions, set up appointments, and purchase gift certificates quickly and easily.

I've also put the link to the site on this blog's right hand column, under (what else?) "Links".

I hope you'll visit:

And, thank you all for your continuing patronage and referrals -- your kind endorsements about my practice are the best advertising of all!

Spring Yoga ~ Saturday, April 17 at 9:30 a.m.

A special Saturday morning Spring Yoga class will be held on April 17 at 9:30 a.m. at Peaceful Hands Studio in Orange. (145 Byrd Street)

We’ll practice the joyful "spring cleaning" energy of a special "Spring Salutation" and open our hearts to the warm weather ahead.

Morning yoga is a wonderful way to absorb all the fresh new energy of the day.

This special 90-minute class is $12. Or just $8 if you're already registered in the current Madison or Orange session. (This class cannot be used as a makeup.)

Many of you have asked for some Saturday opportunities to unroll your mat. So, here you go! I hope you'll join me. If there's interest, more special Saturday classes are coming in the months ahead!

Yoga In Orange, 4/5 at 6:00 p.m.

Just to cover all my bases, here's another reminder -- Yoga on Monday is in ORANGE at 6:00 p.m.

This is a just a one-time class. Monday classes in Madison resume on April 12.

April Meditation ~ April 4 & April 18

We fill our days with sound ... always listening for that next word, that next song, that next sound of life unfolding. Now is the time to make room in our spirit to listen to the magnificent quiet.

Join us for an hour of peaceful contemplation on the first and third Sundays of each month. There is refreshment in the quiet.

Meditation practice will be held on the following Sundays in April:

  • Sunday, April 4 ~ Easter Sunday
  • Sunday, April 18

Meditation practice is held at 5:00 p.m. at Peaceful Hands Yoga Studio, 145 Byrd Street, in Orange, Virginia.

No experience is necessary. We practice guided, walking, and silent meditation ... and we have bolsters, pillows, and chairs for your comfort. Our practice is a kind-hearted one and you'll find that the stillness of meditation comes quite easy when you sit with a group in quiet. There is no cost to attend, but donations are gratefully accepted to help cover studio expenses.

If you have any questions please contact me at: peacefulhands (at) or 540-672-9528.