Yoga of 12-Step Recovery with NIKKI MYERS, March 16-18

The Yoga of 12-Step Recovery (Y12SR) Intensive is a weekend workshop for those interested
in deepening ‘understanding and application’ of the 12-step program and its symbiotic
relationship with yoga. The intensive focuses on the ‘understanding and application’ of both
yoga and the 12-steps.
+ Explore the sources of addictive behavior
+ Investigate yogic and 12-step principles as a foundation of recovery
+ Discover sustainable ways for self-regulation that enhance physical, mental and spiritual well-being.
+ Learn how to use the tools and practices of yoga to support recovery and avoid pitfalls and traps


Yoga of 12 Step Recovery


The Mastery of Awerness with Troy Bunnel

The Toltec Masteries can and will transform your life forever.  If you are seeking change, you must first heal yourself, then the beauty and mystery of the world will begin to open up to you.  Learn a step by step approach to a better life!

To transform your life, join us: Thursdays 7:30-9pm, March 1- April 19

(sign at or call (408) 391-2846 for more details)

11th Annual Chinese New Year Celebration, 1/25, 6:30-8:30pm

Come join us Wednesday, 1/25, 6:30-8:30pm @ Morning Crane Healing Arts Center for the 11th annual Chinese New Year Celebration.  Kung Hei Fat Choy, it’s the year of the Water Dragon!  Learn how the energy of the Water Dragon will affect your specific astrological animal sign.  Find out what this year has in store for you!  This is a complimentary event, and a potluck.  Bring your favorite dish to share!

50 for 50 Spaaaah Special!

Seeking sanctuary this holiday season? Finish your holiday shopping this month with Morning Crane’s December 50 minutes for $50 Spaaaah Special  (Valued at $100)

Relax, Revitalize and Recharge this season with an organic aroma Skin to Soul therapeutic massage session.

Experience a combination of calming essential oils and natural extracts along with a myriad of massage techniques done in synch that will leave you with a feeling of renewal, awareness and strength, as well as peace of mind.

Improve vitality by adding to your package a 35 minute for $35 ionic detoxifying foot bath ($50 value) to remove harmful environmental toxins from your pores.

Your treatment is concluded with a one day serving of Chava Vitale Chocolate. Finally you can have your chocolate and eat it too – without guilt!

The bold intense flavor, rich velvety overtones and smooth finish of Chava harbor a secret – a powerhouse profile of antioxidants (ORAC 37,208) in every decadent piece. All natural, nothing artificial and always earth-friendly, Chava’s organic cacao is infused with a hyper-potent chocolate extract and Waiora’s Natural Cellular Defense liquid zeolite in an antioxidant explosion that pleases the palate and invigorates the soul.

Add some FIRE to your New Year’s Resolution!

For the remainder of December 2011 we will be collecting New Year’s Resolutions.  Handwrite your resolution at the studio or email it to

Then join us New Year’s Day, 1/1/12, 2pm at the fire-pits at the Crow’s Nest Beach in Santa Cruz, CA for Morning Crane’s first annual NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION BURN.  We will leave from Morning Crane at 1pm, or you can meet us there.   This is a complementary event.  Please bring a few blocks of wood to add to the fire.  Children welcome!

GOAL: Holiday weight maintain, no-gain!

Tips to Holiday weight maintain, no-gain!

Eat pungent foods: According to Traditional Chinese Median during the winter months  people should eat pungent foods such as: garlic, onions, leeks, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, ginger, etc.  These foods help support the lungs natural ability to prevent pathogens from invading the body.   As a rule of thumb, eat fruits and veggies that are in season.  To learn how to eat accordingly to your constitutional typology as well as what should be eaten this time of year.  Schedule an appointment with Christopher Shelton today!

 Avoid Temptations: Avoid bringing holiday goodies such as baked goods and candy to the office. This will only tempt you and make you very likely to consume your own treats. Resist grabbing a plate and getting a portion of treats at office parties. Evade temptation by putting a new piece of sugar free gum in your mouth as others begin to eat the holiday sweets.

Eat Before:
Eat healthy before you go to any holiday parties. Consume a filling healthy snack before the party to help resist the urge to overeat when you get there. Eat a cup of fruit or a handful of almonds shortly prior to arriving at the party.
Increase Your Calorie Burn: Balance your increase in food consumption with exercise, which burns calories.  Increase the amount you exercise so you will be less likely to experience weight gain if you indulge in a holiday treat OCCASIONALLY. Add an additional day to your exercise routine or spend 10 more minutes a day engaged in aerobic activity.  Come take a Cardio Kicking Boxing or Fit & Firm @ MCHAC!
Don’t Hover: We’re all guilty of this…Make a plate then walk away.  Stay away from the food area as much as possible at parties and gatherings. Avoid hovering in the kitchen or over the buffet area. The inability to constantly access food will make you less likely to overeat. Instead, spend your time socializing and engaging in conversations with people in rooms that do not contain food.




Ladies Night Out down-town Willow Glen, 12/1/11, 6-9pm!

We have a list of vendors selling their products at our holiday boutique:
$1/minute Chair Massages
$10 Foot Cleanse
Silpada Jewelry
Heart of Many Colors Jewelry
Partylite Candles
Mary Kay
Body by Vi – 90 day health challenge
Gold Canyon Candles
Miche Purses
Princess House
Also we will have music and complimentary wine! Stop on by our center and check out our boutique!
Also we want to help you de-stress for the holidays! Offering services in weight loss and pain management. Take advantage of our special offer this evening: 10% off pre-paid services.

Women’s Self-Defense with Alan Maravilla, 12/4, 9:30am-12pm

This workshop provides realistic, effective self-defense training for today’s busy female. The mission of the workshop is simple – give you the tools to protect yourself against crime. By providing you training and education in:

*Awareness of your surroundings

*How to get to away from a perpetrator

*How to dis-arm someone with a weapon

*Self-realization of your own physical power

Click here to register!

De-Stress for the Holiday’s

This week’s special classes:

Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, 11/24, 9:30am– Special Qigong Meditation Class taught by Chris Shelton.  Come join us turkey-day to help prepare to spend extra time with the family.

Black Friday, Friday, 11/25, 9:30am- Fit & Firm Class taught by Parisa Shelton.  Come burn off those extra calories consumed on turkey-day.

Chris and Parisa’s Wedding!

On November 11th, 2011 we will be celebrating the marriage of Chris and Parisa!

There will be a modified schedule for the week of 11/14 as they will be honeymooning. Please check the updated schedule here.