Welcome to Peaked Hill Studio by Valerie Sonnenthal
Updated July 2022
Summer is here, and on the Island of Martha's Vineyard that means a years worth of activities crammed into two months. I mildly sprained my ankle last month which has made me slow down as life around me speeds up, while also serving as my teacher. Of course welcoming back students I haven't seen in person and meeting new students makes this one of the best times of the year.
The photo is the moon rise visible from Peaked Hill Studio.
I finally got the results of all my lab tests and spoke with my Functional Nutritional Therapist Laura Indigo about the next step. She explained lots and then sent me a list of supplements, besides what food (only four items) that need to be cut from my diet, foods needing to be cut for three months (about thirty items from herbs and spices to fruit, fish and meat), and lastly the larger group of foods (from nuts and spices to fruit, veggies and chicken and fish) that I'm allowed every three to four days. It takes twelve days adding one to three supplements every two days to get to my fully prescribed supplement regime which will last three to six months. So far so good.
FYI: Laura Indigo will be a presenter at the first
Womens Health Retreat, see below.
I nearly cried upon returning to Camp Jabberwocky to offer a weekly Restorative Sound Journey. There's just something you can't explain about being with all the new volunteer counselors and campers, whom I witness dropping into a restful state, everyone quiet, muscles relaxed.
The photo to the left was taken as everyone was finding their place.
Island Housing Trust (IHT) reached out to see
if I'd join their Summer Benefit Campaign to help raise money for affordable housing on
Martha's Vineyard. If you're not familiar with
IHT, check out all they've accomplished and what they're in the process of creating.
Please consider any donation amount.
Thanks so much.
We hope to begin work on the new Providence studio in mid-July. In the meantime we look forward to welcoming Kaiut Yoga teacher Tucker Shelton (right) of Tucker Yoga in Asheville, N.C. back to Martha's Vineyard from August 16th to 20th. When his class schedule is posted we'll let you know. Also we hope Kaiut Yoga teacher Rosemary Drinka will offer some Pop-Up yoga classes.
I'm super excited to be bringing Revolution In Motion founder Dr. Edythe Heus to MV from September 10 through 15 for a weekend workshop, classes and private consultations. I was introduced to her foot work about a decade ago thanks to Mitzi Pratt, and went to her studio for classes whenever I visited NYC. During the pandemic I became certified in her Pelvic Floor Fitness and Vitality work and continue my studies via Zoom.
Learn more and sign-up at
Our first Women's Health Retreat at Peaked Hill's Chilmark Studio will introduce you to cleanses and how they work with Laura Love Denman-Magden, an MV-based life and wellness coach; Functional Nutritional Therapist Laura Indigo will explain what exactly she does; be introduced or go deeper in your biomechanical yoga practice, be introduced or experience RevInMo Pelvic Floor Fitness and cap off your experience with Sound Healing.
Room for 8 women.
1st weekend: September 23 - 25, 2022
The Peaked Hill Yoga Summer schedule continues Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 9am; and Thursday at 5:30pm
Happy Summer and stay well.
I hope to see you soon.
Restorative Sound Journey
*Restorative Sound Journey*
Wednesdays at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, September 13
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