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‘Zen Day’ at Sweeney’s SOS Saturday

February 21, 2018
By ED FRANKS ( , Pine Island Eagle

Patti Sweeney, owner of Sweeney's SOS, a natural soap and skincare shop in Bokeelia, has announced "Zen Day" on Saturday, Feb. 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sweeney opened her shop in September 2016.

"Sweeney's SOS soap and gift shop offers a 'New Age' approach to shopping," Sweeney said. "We strive to fill the void of products not currently offered on Pine Island.

"Our first 'Zen Day' is a dream come true and I'm very excited and grateful to have these amazing vendors grace Pine Island with their light," Sweeney said.

There will be some great door prizes including a Himalayan salt lamp, a yoga mat, essential oil and oil diffuser and aerial yoga class sessions. There will also be a door prize every hour so all guests have a chance to win.

Sweeney's offers handmade soaps and skincare products made by the owner right here on the island. In addition to the Himalayan salt lamps, other popular items include essential oils and diffusers and organic teas which are packaged by Sweeney's friend in Naples. Offering as many local products as possible, quality, practical and unique gifts are the mission.

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Vendors and demonstrators include Faith Sorenson, author of "The Visionary's Way - A Transformational Journey," who will have her collection of sound healing instruments available for attendees to play - Tibetan singing bowls and quartz crystal singing bowls.

"If we're lucky, we may receive an inspirational reading of her book," Sweeney said.

The owner of Full Lotus Wellness Initiatives, Melissa Wallace, will be offering yoga and guided meditation for those wishing to participate in her demonstrations. Lori Crawford, owner of Way of Positive Change, will offer mini tarot card readings. Julie McCracken of Matlacha Wellness Center will demonstrate ashiatsu massage and samplings of other massage modalities. Owner Tim Shevlin will conduct a MBSR (mindfulness based stress reduction) demonstration as well as talk to those interested in learning specific exercises to relieve joint pain.

"The Matlacha Wellness Center believes in natural and holistic approaches, creating healthy and sustainable changes to your mind and body to drastically improve your quality of life," Shevlin said.

Event organizer and St. James City resident Kathy Schwarzhoff-Dutko said, "We are still looking for light workers to participate. Table and demonstration space is free, so, please call us at 703-489-8308."



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