There’s been an electric buzz around a new spot where health, wellness, art, community and conscious choice for personal experience have been brewing. It’s a loft, its a healing space…its a jump-off for creativity and soul-affirming services, classes, events and most of all a conscious collective: moving, dancing, painting, brainstorming and sharing in a universal sacred dream.
Weekly classes and services include martial arts, meditation, yoga, ayurvedic massage, reiki, acupuncture and hypnosis serve and support the individual’s on-going path of healing and wellness. The monthly events birthed by the creative and soulful collaborative efforts of CLW as well as the Artist Ashram, the Didge Project, the Unitribe Healers and many others, draw individuals together to create a vibrant and transformative collective community experience with events such as Painting for Peace, Sacred Sweat and 11:11:11 One Dream NYC.
Anthony Finno, a native New Yorker and founder of City Life Wellness shares some thoughts with us about his path and what inspires CLW :
Do you follow any particular religious/spiritual path? How would you define it?
I follow a path that is my practice. I am inspired by the Universe with every breath and feel honored to practice within the company of life.
When did you first start to awaken to the reality regarding conscious choice? What led you to writing your philosophy as a blog?
My awakening to conscious choice began as a process and continues today with practice. This process became more of a regular practice in late 2008. I was prompted to take my understanding much deeper when I found myself overwhelmed by choices that I was making regarding my career and personal relations.
The common denominator in my life is me and something wasn’t working. I realized conscious choice by peeling away layers, so-to-speak, of consciousness to reveal a present state of awareness based fully in honesty. Through this process I am presented with a conscious choice. It is still a choice however, and is not fully realized until a choice is made. In some cases it works for me to continue feeling unfulfilled in order to push through ego and exist in harmony. Other times I am ready to choose with full awareness and integrity.
I began writing publicly because I imagine that someone, somewhere, will find a way to relate and perhaps use some of these ideas to pursue a personal experience in a way that works for them.
What led you to create City Life Wellness?
In August 2010, City Life Wellness became a reality shortly after my experience working with Maria Camille and BaGua Flow. At that time I was beginning to step into my power and receive all of the gifts that experience had offered to me. I was realizing an intention set in my childhood.
What is the intention behind the creation of City Life Wellness?
I envisioned creating a space that attracted the Universe to it. A space where thought and expression is facilitated through any modality that comes to mind. City Life Wellness is a place where anyone can begin or continue a practice for healthy living.
How important is a physical practice to our spiritual life?
A spiritual practice is a commitment to higher understanding. Our human experience is fulfilled through realizing the meaning in our actions. Our physical practice is a spiritual practice of the body.
How would you explain the kind of events that you are presenting?
Fun, opening and relevant.
What is the intention & the purpose of ONE DREAM NYC?
The intention of ONE DREAM NYC on November 11th was to bring together all of the NYC light communities to ground our personal intentions and to project love and solidarity during an evening of celebration and ceremony.
“The New Years Eve event, DREAMTIME, reflects upon a lucid state of awareness that includes the feeling of being awake within a dream; it is knowing that we are within a dream while in the “waking world”. It includes the sensation of the timeless aspect of our being alive in our experience. “- Alokananda
If you’re still looking for an event to attend on New Year’s Eve that inspires the mind, body & spirit check out the DREAMTIME 2012 event at City Life Wellness. On December 31st CLW offers an evening of music, art, dance, food, drink and exercise sure to enliven your senses and open your heart. Start 2012 awakening to your own aliveness and sacred expression.
DREAMTIME 2012 ::: NEW YEARS EVE
Future Antiquity / City Life Wellness · December 31 – January 1, 2012, 8pm-8:00am
2 FLOORS ::: 12 HOURS ::: 10,000 SQ FT ANTIQUE WONDERLAND…
Featuring the hottest NYC and Touring DJs, Live Music, Film Screenings, Market Place, Fashion, Healers, Galleries, Living & Interactive Art, Organic Food, Yoga, Workshops, Installations, Community + More…
75 Frost, Williamsburg, NYC 11211
For more information see our facebook event page here: http://www.facebook.com/events/284159574960702/