One of Greenpoint’s leading healing centers is looking to provide neighbors with some warmth and respite from the brutal weather this week.
Maha Rose, an acupuncture, Reiki, and breathwork center is holding its re-opening celebration this Saturday with a host of free sample sessions in acupuncture, card readings, astrology and numerous other services.
The re-opening is more of an expansion for the center, which has been in the neighborhood since 2008. Its founder, Lisa Levine, said the center worked more as a community meditation space in its early years, and as the healing practices offered and the interest in the center increased there was a need to expand.
Saturday’s launch will introduce two new treatment rooms at the center. From noon until 6 p.m., neighbors can partake in various healing activities like acupuncture, Reiki, body work, breathwork, sound healing, card readings and astrology. The evening session, which will go on from 6.30 to 10 p.m. will feature interactive presentations on laughter yoga, past life regression, and metta meditation with instructors at the center.
Food will be provided for at the center on the opening day festivities by the restaurant Eat.
Levine moved to New York 10 years ago for a career in fashion. She owned and operated a jewelry story in Williamsburg for several years, and began practicing yoga around the same time. The fashion world proved to be extremely challenging and began to take a toll on her health. Gradually she eased out of her jewelry business and began focusing her energies toward healing practices.
“It completely changed my life,” said Levine. “New York can be a challenging place to live and it is really important for people to recharge and rejuvenate. It is also doesn’t have to be heavy. There are fun ways of doing it as well.”
Subsequently, Levine was certified in Reiki and acupuncture. Last summer, she earned an MS LAc in acupuncture from the Tri-State College of Acupuncture in the West Village. She continues to study Classical Chinese Medicine, and provides healing services at Maha Rose along with five other practitioners.
The name itself, Maha Rose, derives from the Sanskrit word “Maha,” which means great or holy in the language, and Levine said the rose is often considered the queen of the flower kingdom, and the level of vibrations it produces are akin to those produced by human beings.
Maha Rose, 97 Green Street, Grand Opening, Sat. Feb 15, Free healing sessions noon-6p.m., interactive presentations 6.30-10 p.m. For more info visit http://www.maharose.com/collections/events/products/maha-rose-grand-opening-party-saturday-february-15th.