Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Yoga & Sound Meditation at LRS

This Sunday, Oct. 4th, the Little Red Studio and the Little Red Bistro will be hosting two events that will be free to the public. The yoga hour is a recurring event, every Sunday morning. The hour of sound meditation is a special event

Sunday Morning Yoga with Joe Graham
Time: 9:30am - 10:30am

Join Joe for a special yoga session emphasizing full body stretching, breathing, relaxation techniques, and developing mind-body awareness. What a great way to greet the morning!

Special "Sound Meditation and Mantras" workshop with Melissa Rosenberger
Time: 10:45am - 11:45am

Sound has been used for centuries to create altered states of consciousness and promote states of well-being and balance.

Sound has profound and measurable effects on the brainwave state and physiological functions of the body. In these sessions we will explore the use of sound as a tool for meditation and transformation. Sound is a tool we all have access to, and is a great way of meditating especially for those who have not tried meditation before or who want to incorporate sound into their meditation routine.

Melissa Rosenberger is a musician, healer, and teacher. She has studied music for most of her life, and has degrees in neurobiology, acupuncture, and Chinese herbal medicine. Melissa is also a certified shamanic practitioner. For more information check out her website: www.melissarosenberger.com

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Back on Schedule.

Women's Spa Night is on for tomorrow night, with a new face! This Monday will be the first of what I hope is many Women's Spa Nights with Priya joining me and Cheri in welcoming you into the Little Red Day Spa.

Priya was one of the first people I met when I joined the Little Red Studio back in the summer of 2004. She did massage during the shows when they were back at the "old studio" that is now the Spa. She will be providing mini massages through the course of the evening each 2nd and 4th Monday until she gets tired of us. I am very excited because this means there will be more massage slots open and Cheri and I will be able to take turns focusing on hosting.

I have encouraged Priya to come and spend the first hour soaking and chatting with everyone before she starts giving massages. Please introduce yourself to her and get on the list for a 7-10 minute massage!

Ladies' Spa Night - 2nd and 4th Monday of the Month
Drop In: 6-9pm
Cost: $15
Little Red Day Spa
1506 Franklin Ave. E. Seattle

These nights are designed to be a casual and social evening. There will be a practitioner present to make you feel welcome and facilitate use of the spa's equipment. There will be areas set up for clay, salt scrubs and massage for you and your friends to pamper each other. For an extra fee, one can get a short massage during the evening from our massage therapist on staff.

Please call 206-963-0772 or e-mail Sophia@hengststudio.com for more information. Parking on the street is requested so that the parking spaces in the lot are reserved for those with mobility issues.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

This weekend coming up.

The Spa is being taken over for two very different events Friday and Saturday. If you have always wanted to check out the spa, here is your chance to see it while it is being used for another event. Sorry I didn't warn you in advance. I have been processing an incredibly transformative Creative Movement session with Cody, where we delved into dealing with the grief of my grandfather's passing. I am still working out how to talk about it, so keep your eye out for a post about it soon.

"Little Red Blues" dance lesson & blues party, Every 2nd & 4th Friday, 8pm-3am

This Friday the Bistro is being rented out for a private event, so this night only we will be moving Little Red Blues to the Hengst Upper Studio & Spa, running two dance rooms, and adding some very special activities to embellish the evening!


Hengst Studio & the Little Red Day Spa
1506 Franklin Ave East, Seattle, WA 98102


8-9pm: Blues Dance Lesson in the Upper Studio (all levels welcome, no partner needed)
9pm-midnight: The spa will be open, playing soulful, jazzy, alternative blues. Poetry and spoken word will take place between sets. Swim suits required for use of the spa hot tub.

9pm-3am: The Upper Studio will be playing the full spectrum of blues music, spun by our fabulous dancing DJ's

10pm til late: Fireside chatting on the patio, roasting marshmallow's and making s'mores.


$8.00 for lesson and dance,
$5 for students with ID
(cash or check at the door)

And even though I think the reservation list is full, there is a Little Red Speakeasy on Saturday evening, which you need to be on the spa and LRS email newsletter list to be invited.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

I apologize for the short notice. This is looking like it will be a great event that will become a monthly occurrence. To get the latest Little Red Day Spa and Little Red Studio happenings, sign up for our newsletter.

New Moon Yoga Retreat

The changing of the seasons has always been an auspicious time of rebirth and renewal, so come enjoy an evening of relaxing Yoga, Meditation, and chanting On the weekend of the new moon, and Unwind and recharge yourself before the first day of autumn on the 22nd.

This retreat is taught in a secular format which is open to those of all beliefs. And will teach you to relax and balance your body through slow and purposeful stretching, attune your mind, body, and spirit through chanting, and to increase your focus and awareness through meditation.

8pm—10pm Yoga

10pm—10:30pm Meal break - (provided by the Little Red Bistro)

10:30pm - 11:30pm Chanting and Meditation

11:30pm—Midnight Open discussion, question and answer session or

have a relaxing soak in our hot tub.

Fee is $30.00 per person ( meal included )

For questions or to make reservations please call


Monday, September 14, 2009

9/14 Ladies' Night Canceled!

Due to illness, tonight's Ladies' Spa Night is being canceled. Unfortunately, the 2 main people that need to be well for this event to happen, are not.

I apologize for the short notice. Please pass this around to your friends that you know enjoy Ladies' Spa Night.

Pardon me, I am going to go crawl back in bed with my tea and rest up, now.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Yumminess to come!

Cheri and I just finished a meeting with Jim and Noel, the general manager and assistant general manager of the Bistro. We discussed having special platters for Spa guests to choose from, getting those photographed for the web site and a menu being up on the web site, as well. This is all getting so very official!

They were a treat to deal with. We will be using the Little Red Bistro from this point on for catered spa sessions. I was imagining we may have to go elsewhere when having someone with dietary restrictions make a reservation, but Jim assured me that they could come up with vegan and gluten-free options.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Win $$$ for SEAF

Please go the the Pride Foundation's web site and sign up for their raffle denoting the Seattle Erotic Art Festival as your favorite non-profit organization. If you win, the Pride Foundation will make a $2,500 donation to SEAF in your name.

Please hurry, the deadline in September 15th, 2009.

Thank you in advance from your doting Lead Docent,

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Sept. 12th & 13th.

The Little Red Studio is holding it's annual retreat this coming weekend. This means that a limited number of practitioners will be available as half of the Spa staff will be at the Retreat. This weekend, Courtnee and Dion will be on staff to take good care of you. If you haven't worked with either of them yet, this is your chance!

Please contact us sooner rather than later with an email at relax@LittleRedDaySpa.com or call us at (206)963-0772 to schedule your appointment for this weekend.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Changes are afoot!

I am no longer the Director of the Little Red Day Spa. My official title is Spa Manager and Cheri, whom many of you have worked with as a spa practitioner, is now the Director and will be shepherding the Spa form this date forward. It is a very interesting dynamic. Cheri is my superior and will be making decisions regarding the larger picture decisions, marketing and organizational systems while looking to me to implement these new systems. However, I will manage her as one of the practitioners in the day to day operations of the Spa.

I am very pleased with this development. We have gotten so busy that I have been doing little more than keeping everything going. I was feeling guilty that I had fallen behind in the marketing development I had been charged with by Jeff. I also find that I was not exceptionally suited to that type of work, either. Cheri, on the other hand, is. Go, Cheri!

A big change is the contact email for the Spa has changed to Relax@LittleRedDaySpa.com. My email at HengstStudio.com still works, and I will endeavor to affect a gentle switch over. Unfortunately, the company that hosts our website is updating their servers, so the site will not reflect this new email address until the 11th or 12th. overall, I am pleased about this because now I can take time off and not worry about whether emails will get answered in case I forgot to give my password to someone else or not.

Other changes to come include create your own private "Spa Night" event during the day or evening and new spa sessions.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Yoga at LRS on 9/5

I just got word of an event that will be held this Labor Day weekend at the Studio. Please not that this is not taking place at the Spa, but in the Little Red Studio where there is plenty of room for everyone to stretch out. (No pun intended.)

Special Yoga Workshop with Joe Graham
SATURDAY, Sept 5th

TIME: 2:00 - 3:00pm
COST: $8.00 (or $5.00 with Bistro Special, see below)
WHERE: Little Red Studio, 400 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, WA

Join Joe for a special yoga session emphasizing full body stretching, breathing, relaxation techniques, and developing mind-body awareness. The hot tub will be open afterward for your further relaxation and enjoyment! (Please bring a swimming suit)

BISTRO SPECIAL: Come early for a bite or a drink in the Bistro and receive $3.00 off of the workshop price. ($4.00 min purchase required)