Half Day Juice Fast and Yoga/Spa Retreat

Transition slowly into Spring  with a half day Juice Fast,  a Nature Hike and a Yoga and Spa retreat to rejuvenate your Body and Spirit with Christina Law and Ken Banwart.

Sunday March 2nd, 8am-2pm   $60 donation (all supplies provided)

We only two spots left! please RSVP by 4pm Saturday!

spa retreat

8am first juice( will have 3 total by 2, green tea, water and lemon)


Infra red Sauna/Hottub/Infra red Massage Table

Nature Hike

we will end at 2 and you could have a two hour break (maybe take a nap ;) ) and stay for our New Moon circle which starts at 4pm!




We will have our monthly New Moon Circle this                                  Sunday May 2nd at 4pm!

It’s going to be warm so we will be outside by a fire at Ken’s house. Anyone who comes in a good way is welcome .                            Kids are welcome as we will be outside.                                                           This New Moon in Pisces is asking us to focus on our spiritual growth. Part of that growth may require that we accept and even embrace imperfections in ourselves and others. Our imagination and dreams will take center stage, and we will receive an infusion of new faith and hope due to a wonderful trine between the New Moon and Jupiter. We might want to ask questions such as, “What feeds my soul?” and “Where do I need to let go and let God?” Due to all the planetary changes in motion in the week following the New Moon, this is a good time to rest and reflect. Any activities that are peaceful and rejuvenating would be helpful. However, it’s good to remember now that, “Nothing limits achievement like small thinking; nothing expands possibilities like unleashed imagination” (William Arthur Ward).


WATERCOLOR MUSE, a Creative Journey for Mom & Daughter

WATERCOLOR MUSE, a Creative Journey for Mom & Daughter

WATERCOLOR MUSE, a Creative Journey for Mom & Daughter
Watercolor Muse: Fine Crafts for Artful Living is the collaboration of a mom-and-daughter team that is passionate about making colorful and expressive art. Cara lives in the North Georgia Mountains and Sierra is currently in Washington, D.C., but the distance doesn’t stop them from coming together to offer unique, artistic items. Sierra grew up doing many craft projects with her mom and hearing stories about her artistic grandmothers. Although their own creative endeavors have taken them in different directions, this new venture from Cara and Sierra Busch realizes a dream to use their unique talents together for a common purpose. Sierra’s degree in art and business combines with Cara’s fiber arts and small business management experience to create Watercolor Muse, resulting in beautiful harmonies of jewel tones on one-of-a-kind home goods and gifts. Sierra is currently creating ceramic coasters, each with a one-of-a-kind, abstract painting suitable for framing but functional for protecting your table tops as well. Cara is offering her homemade, all natural, detoxifying Bath Crystals in unique hand-stained glass bottles. Our current items would make great party favors, bridesmaids’ gifts, or presents for your loved ones with a personal touch. While Sierra and Cara dream Watercolor Muse to be a long lasting and prolific outlet for their creative work, the immediate goal is to raise funds for their long awaited journey to Italy together this Spring! Please check out their website at http://WatercolorMuse1.etsy.com, or call Cara at 706-635-8202 to purchase locally.


Vision Boxes – Jan. 12th!

IMG_7803Are you a Vision Board person?  Have you wanted to make a visual manifestation of your hopes and dreams, a vital tool in creating the life you want?  This is the workshop you need.  Start the year off right!

Now for me, I didn’t have  the wall space, and I am such a writer and saver of things, so I started making vision Boxes to start of my year.  These are paper boxes, covered with things I want to create for my life, or feelings I need to remember. Positive Affirmations..  Through the year, I use the IMG_7804box only to store precious things. It is placed somewhere in my room.  I usually had it right on the coffee table.  It was so cool, that I wanted to keep it out.  Store Things that you might put on an altar or sacred space you may have, things you wrote , or put your dream journal in there.  I keep my IMG_7812tarot cards in there, and all my tools that I use through the year in my own spiritual  practices.  And I look at it often. I got really creative with mine, and used cut outs of pics, printed photos from the internet or my personal photo library.  I added small clay sculpture and some cool flat metal parts.  Then I had this cool resin door knob given to me by a wonderful friend who happens to be a mentor to me with manifesting.  The box became a powerful collection of wonderful.


Vision Boxes!  

 January 12th - 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

$40.00 plus $15.00 material fee

(Glues, Wallpaper paste, modge podge, images, Paper Box)

This is Workshop one in the Creative Spirit Series.  A monthly workshop series aligned with your spiritual practice by allowing art in to help you communicate.  So If you plan on coming to this workshop, please start gathering IMG_7807images NOW.   Start collecting magazines, printing photos you want to use on yours.  Any other glue able objects you want to add.   I will have a variety of things to choose from, but to be prepared for your most powerful box, it will be important that you not settle on found images, when you could carefully plan out some of the images you know you want on there.  These images can be printed on a variety of papers that will work. So come prepared with extra materials.




Heart, Hands & Healing Art Workshop – Jan. 25!!


Heart, Hands and Healing Art:
Revealing Your Inner Masterpiece on Canvas

533207_553694951362086_2034625096_nHeart, Hands and Healing Art: Revealing Your Inner Masterpiece on Canvas encourages artistic and personal expression through a process of painting with hands – no brushes, no rules AND no artistic abilities are required: the painting creates itself! Continue reading


Gratitude Circle – Mon., Dec 2nd!

There will be a Gratitude Circle Ceremony this coming Monday evening, December 2nd, 2013, at 6:00 p.m., at Ken Banwart’s yoga studio, at the Heartwood Community. If the weather turns surprisingly mild, we’ll meet nearby, outside.

It will be much like a traditional Talking Stick Ceremony, only all the sharing will be of thanks-giving. It will serve as this month’s, “New Moon Circle; Honoring the Rising Feminine,” usually coordinated by Christina Law, of Heartwood.  At Christina’s invitation, I will be serving as the facilitator this time, for this new/old ceremony.

event_2902942.jpegAs with all ceremony, everyone is asked to create a clear intention beforehand by whatever means works best for you. Traditionally, people fasted, abstained from all intoxicants, and/or participated in an Inipi (Sweat Lodge) Ceremony, as preparation for such “Council Circles.”

It would be nice, but not necessary, if you could bring something for the meal, following.

There will be no announcements to the general public for this, but do feel free to invite close friends you know who might be interested, prayerful, and Respectful.

You might want to be considering the notion of gratitude, even more than usual, between now and then.

Directions: From Blue Ridge, go South on 515/76. Take a right on Maxwell Road, at the cell phone tower. Take a right on Johnson Road, at the Last Resort. At the three-way fork, with Left Turn Loop Road on your left, take the middle road (not Left Turn Road). Go down the hill and take a left on Left Turn Loop Road. The signs just say Left Turn, but it’s a loop off Johnson Road. About a quarter of a mile on your right, you’ll see Ken’s fancied up driveway entrance. Park on the shoulder of the road. If you need help finding it, call Ken at 706-632-2824 or Christina at 404-587-8016.

Mint & Herbal

New Location GRAND OPENING November 30th!

Tea & Brrrr-yOur very own Christina Law of Awakening Balance is opening up her second location outside of Heartwood Health, Art and Yoga conveniently located downtown Blue Ridge.  Please join Christina for the Grand Opening!

Awakening Balance will be offering Yoga, Thai Yoga Therapy, Health Coaching, Nutritional Counseling, Weight Loss Programs, Reiki, Pranic Healing Psychotherapy, healthy food demonstrations, and more! Also offering private programs, classes, workshops, in-cabin services and retreats.  Receive discounts for signing up for series of classes or monthly services this day only!  Gift Certificates available.


Saturday,  November 30th 

Join us between 12:00-5:00pm for:

   -free 10 minute Thai Yoga sessions with Christina Law

     -homemade healthy snacks and drinks

   -discounts for series sign up

Join us between 5:00pm – 7:00 pm for:

 live zydeco music with the Fergusons (wine and treats)

Directions: Inside Melissa Sellars Fine Art Gallery space, 771 B Main Street on the second floor, Christina Law is proud to open her new business downtown!

Come try some of these healing modalities and healthy treats for yourself! 

771 B Main st , 30513 Blue Ridge  tel# 404-587-8016

email: awakeningbalance@gmail.com

Picnics on the grounds

Kids Clay Classes !

Just in time for the holidays!  Let them make their gifts this year!


Kids absolutely LOVE creating with clay.  It is a medium that is forgiving, but teaches them strategy in construction, design and encourages wild imagination.   With Art disappearing from public schools, it is imperative that you seek outside art experiences for them to develop these skills.   Clay is a wonderfully rewarding craft for them.

My Kid’s classes are for all ages. they can work independently on their own ideas and projects, and get the instruction they need to learn.  I am reaching out to students that are in homeschool situations or public school students.  I have two times available to suit your needs. Classes begin October 29th! 



10:30 -11:45 a.m.


3:45 – 5:00 p.m.




Option 1 – 2 CLASSES $60.00 USDOption 2 – 4 CLASSES $100.00 USDOption 3 – 6 CLASSES $140.00 USD

a place of awakening tucked in the mountains


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