“A Mindful Emergence” on WPVM FM

“A Mindful Emergence” on WPVM FM

#30 – Accessing Deep States of Mindful Relaxation to Guide the Transformation and Personal Growth Process

Each week, A Mindful Emergence provides an in-depth and informative look into addiction recovery, trauma relief and compassionate self-care, featuring conversations with specialists in the fields of mindfulness meditation, therapeutic movement, addiction treatment, post-traumatic stress disorder, and self-compassion therapies. The focus is the latest, evidence-based practices and treatments and how they can be integrated into daily life and ongoing challenges.

The Laurel of Asheville Shop Talk: Still Point Wellness

The Laurel of Asheville Shop Talk: Still Point Wellness

Still Point Wellness in Asheville helps us close the door to outside interference and open the window to inner peace and self-awareness. “Deep relaxation and skill building are at the core of everything we do,” says Corey Costanzo, LMBT, somatic coach, and counselor. He co-owns the spa with his wife Robin Fann-Costanzo, LMBT, yoga therapist and teacher, and massage educator. 

Asheville Spa Leaves us Floating on Water

Asheville Spa Leaves us Floating on Water

Most people visit the Asheville, North Carolina area to see the huge, sprawling, Biltmore Estate. We decided to do Asheville a bit differently than most by skipping this massive building of excess and instead visited a tiny little minimalist-like space; a six foot by eight foot salt water flotation chamber at what has to be the best Asheville spa – Still Point Wellness.

Let’s take a journey, shall we?

Asheville Travel Guide

Asheville Travel Guide

Outdoor excursions (specifically the “Ultimate Stairmaster”) call for some serious TLC. Spas are my ultimate “happy place” so when I stumbled upon Still Point Wellness I knew it was a mandatory stop during our trip. Still Point Wellness is more than your average spa – it is a centre for physical, mental and spiritual rejuvenation. Still Point Wellness offers a multitude of services including salt water flotation, world class Esalen® Massage, somatic psychology and private yoga therapy and meditation.

Health and Wellness: Exploring the Mind and Body at Still Point Wellness

Health and Wellness: Exploring the Mind and Body at Still Point Wellness

Within a few seconds of my first Esalen Massage, I felt relaxed. I’d gotten several different styles of massage in the past and knew how to breathe deeply and let go of any apparent tension. Little did I know, however, just how relaxed I would feel when the 75 minutes were over. Let’s just say—I had reached a whole new level of stillness.

[PODCAST] Make it Happen

[PODCAST] Make it Happen

Corey shares his journey from Avenue M in Brooklyn to travels all over the world.  However it wasn’t until he worked through the adversity of panic attacks that he discovered his path as a healer.  And it was while staring at the stars in the pit of adversity of Thailand that he discovered his life’s mantra.

Stress Management to Self Mastery: From Doing to Being

Stress Management to Self Mastery: From Doing to Being

See below for Dr. Cammarata’s four-week program – Mind-Body Wellness

Written by Dr. Larry Cammarata –

There is an ancient story from the Zen tradition about a young monk who was committed to seeking enlightenment. His master guided him to the edge of a meadow and said to him, “Walk deeper into the meadow and align your senses fully with your experience. What you first fully experience will be your door to enlightenment.”

Holistic, Alternative Health & Wellness, Yoga

Holistic, Alternative Health & Wellness, Yoga

Still Point Wellness
This healing arts spa will help you explore your inner experience and reconnect to the body's wisdom. Float in the state-of-the-art floatation chamber, be touched by masterful hands in an Esalen® Massage or cranial sacral session, and explore the connection between your mind and body through yoga therapy or asomatic (body) psychology session.

Sensory Deprivation and Why It’s For You

Sensory Deprivation and Why It’s For You

This was my first trip into a sensory deprivation chamber.

    Insert your own lyrics from Jefferson Airplane here, or some lines from the Beatles about turning off your mind and floating downstream.

    I’ve read about sensory deprivation for 20 years, and always wanted to experience it. But I never could find a floating tank close enough.

    Then Still Point Wellness in Asheville, NC, built one.

    The second I heard about it, I had to go.

Adventures in the Flotation Tank

Adventures in the Flotation Tank

“What an amazing experience to be alone in the dark for 90 minutes, floating weightlessly while deepening my inner awareness and releasing the things (body, mind and spirit) which have kept me tethered to the perception of lack and limitation. I shifted a lot of things and am still processing the rest….” (from Sandy Freschi’s Facebook page yesterday)

 

I’m in the process of gestating a creative project which requires me to go more deeply into my meditation practice and open up more to my creativity.  The invitation to start this project prompted me to go on another inner retreat.  It was time anyway, as I do them every 3-4 months.  But this time I have the special purpose of deepening my meditation practice and accelerating my own inner transformation.  So while investigating the options for doing this, a dear friend suggested the flotation tank at Still Point Wellness in Asheville, NC.  I immediately “lit up” at the possibility (something that happens when you have a human design splenic authority which is telling you that this is a good decision).  I made the appointment and went over yesterday for my first, of probably many, sensory deprivation flotation tank experiences.

Best Places to Live and Work as a Moviemaker 2015: Top Five Towns

Best Places to Live and Work as a Moviemaker 2015: Top Five Towns

2. Asheville, North Carolina

On the September 3, 2014 broadcast of The Late Show with David Letterman, Kristen Wiig expressed her love for the “hippie” town of Asheville, particularly the “great restaurants, Friday night drum circle, salt cave meditations,” and “concept spa” Still Point Wellness.

Healing arts offer ways to decompress at LEAF

Healing arts offer ways to decompress at LEAF

Corey Costanzo, manager of Still Point Wellness, has been offering healing-arts classes at LEAF since he and his wife, Robin Fann-Costanzo, moved to the area five years ago. The couple lead a restorative yoga class with didgeridoo music, and they will also have two booths at the festival to represent their spa.

“It’s an incredible way to be at the festival, mainly because there is so much stimulation going on,” says Corey Costanzo. “There are a lot of people that really need a retreat into themselves. What I notice is that a lot people come to us with headaches or feeling really tired or drained. Or they’re sleeping on the floor camping, so their bodies are aching, and I really think that having an hour massage or even a 20-minute chair massage can really help somebody to just get away to have a little miniretreat into their bodies and into wellness that will help them to enjoy the festival even more.”

Food Sleuth Radio, Corey Costanzo Interview

Food Sleuth Radio, Corey Costanzo Interview

Corey Costanzo says growing up in a mafia ridden neighborhood helped him understand the challenges that plague today's at-risk youth. Join Food Sleuth Radio Host and registered dietitian, Melinda Hemmelgarn, for her interview with Costanzo, coordinator of Kids at Work!, an Ashville, N.C.-based program that empowers youth through the culinary arts. Costanzo grew up in his father's pizzeria in Brooklyn, NY, and started cooking professionally at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, CA. He also holds a Master's degree in clinical psychology, which enables him to use the magic of mealtime to counsel youth.

Healing trauma through Somatic Experiencing

Healing trauma through Somatic Experiencing

A head-on motorcycle collision in Thailand sent Corey Costanzo, co-owner of Still Point Wellness, on an unexpected journey. “It was the middle of the night, and another motorcycle veered into my lane. It was really scary,” Costanzo recalls. “The other guy died.”