Happiness radiates like the fragrance from a flower and draws all good things towards you.

—Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

“I feel an indescribable ecstasy and delirium in melting, as it were, into the system of being, in identifying myself with the whole of nature.”
—Jean-Jacques Rousseau


Aromatherapy has had an extensive and varied history, and because the oils have been around for so long, I could only denote what I thought were some highlights in its instrinsic past. Apart from just the physical attributes of the essential oils, there is also an energetic that each oils carries that can also effect our beings. …

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Massage & CranioSacral Therapy

Sue Bovenizer is a natural health therapist certified in Aromatherapy, Massage and CranioSacral Therapy and Integral Yoga instruction. She also offers Infant and Pediatric CST, Somato-Emotional Release work, Visceral Manipulation and Reiki (Master level). Sue maintains a practice in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Sue has created an extensive library of audio files to guide you through various meditation practices, including:

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Sue Bovenizer is currently teaching a restorative class at ACAC  Albemarle Square. Please check ACAC's schedule for time and day. 

Restorative yoga is a deeply rejuvenating experience that allows the body to release both mental and physical tension by being supported in passive yoga poses. Using props such as blocks, blankets straps etc, the body assumes a gently supported pose and in this propped state, the asana can be held for a longer time. This creates a deeper relaxation, restoring the body to a natural state of peace and balance.

Sue also intermittently teaches a series class at Common Ground. Check their website for more information.