The Community Room

What we have been up to: January & February 2019

What an amazing beginning to 2019!


There has been a lot going on over here in Sodus, NY. So much that I wanted to give you all an update on the insides of the Zeal Center and what’s going on outside too!

The first weekend of January, we held an open house with discounts galore on our new shop items, yoga packages and held a raffle for a yoga package and reiki session with Mackenzie. Around 25-30 people showed up throughout the day to shop, win prizes and munch on the delicious Imprint Coffee and snacks. (If you haven’t tried them yet, get over there because everything is delicious!)

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At the Open House event, we introduced our new shop! Filled with fun and colorful Gaiam yoga equipment, our favorite Banyan Botanicals products and some Zeal Center specials, like t-shirts, stickers and postcards.

Our Gaiam yoga equipment includes bolsters, blocks, reversible yoga mats (with beautiful designs) and 8 ft yoga straps. We love the quality of these products. Perfect for a home practice space or to bring to your favorite classes.

Our Banyan Botanicals products include Healthy Hair Oil, Breast Care Balm, Sleep Easy Oil and more! We have free information on how to use some of the products. All of the products are non-toxic and natural.

Our shop space is currently open around the class schedule. Come before or after a scheduled class to check out our products!

January’s workshops were all about self-care.

Julie taught two beautiful Yin Yoga classes, focusing on releasing the deep tissues in the muscles and slowing down your practice. Yin Yoga creates a very meditative space and is the perfect relaxing practice. We’ve scheduled another class for April 15th from 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm. No experience necessary. Click here for more information.

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Dynamic Thermal Imaging, Patty Paprocki from A Gentle Breeze Massage Therapy and Julie from the Zeal Center came to present at Supercharge Your Breastcare.

They spoke about preventative scans from Dynamic Thermal Imaging to see if there is inflammation building in the body, a precursor to heavier illnesses, basic lymphatic massage and self-care tips for preventative care. It was packed full of information and was a wonderful presentation.

We also began our Community Yoga Classes again!

On scheduled Saturdays, we hold a beginner’s level class that is pay-what-you-want style. Come for free or give a couple dollars - it’s up to you.

Click here to check out our calendar for the next Community Yoga Class.

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The Zeal Center also had the opportunity to work with kids at Sodus Central School District in January and February!

Mackenzie worked with the kids on positive affirmations, quieting down to notice how the body feels and moving the body to release energy through yoga sequences. We had so much fun!

We began February at the Zeal Center learning about Labyrinth Walking.

During our workshop, we talked about the history of labyrinths, why and how we would use a labyrinth, how to create a labyrinth, built one together inside the Zeal Center and then we walked our creation. It was such a beautiful night and we’re looking forward to more labyrinth walking in the future!


On February 13th, we celebrated Galentine’s Day!

Every year, we celebrate being with our gal pals on Galentine’s Day. This year’s event was just as fun as last year’s! We ate yummy snacks, made bracelets, sugar scrubs and Valentine’s cards for the folks at Sodus Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. It was a great night full of lots of love and laughs.

Mackenzie also has begun offering private energy healing sessions.

Mackenzie is a Reiki I & II Practitioner and a current student in The Jaguar Path training. She’s so happy to offer tools to others that have shifted so many aspects of her life! Find out more on her offerings and make an appointment by clicking here.


Outside of the center, here’s what mackenzie is up to:

Listening: Gravedancers: Life and Leadership After Loss

Watching: Queer Eye

Learning: The Jaguar Path

Thank you to everyone who made this year start on a bright, shiny note! We’ve had so much fun already and there are so many more awesome things coming. Keep checking out our calendar and Facebook page for what’s coming up!

Sending Big Love ~ Mackenzie