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Sunday Night Time Change

Posted by on Jun 25, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Sunday Night Time Change

Please note that our amazing Sunday evening Weekly Restore class full of myofascial release and restorative goodness, with Kathy Hammonds, will be held at 7 pm for the summer months!

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Trauma-Informed Yoga Training

Posted by on Apr 16, 2016 in Uncategorized | 2 comments

Trauma-Informed Yoga Training

Street Yoga Comes to Kent! Sept. 2-4, 2016 (No prior teacher training required) This weekend training is Street Yoga’s core curriculum. It offers an inspiring and heart-felt introduction to the field of yoga service for youth experiencing life challenges. The densely-packed 14-hour training focuses on a wide-variety of practical, hands-on skills needed to serve youth with yoga and meditation in the real world. Areas for exploration and practice include communicating effectively, maintaining safety in the classroom, promoting healthy boundaries, choosing postures and exercises, handling challenging behaviors and situations, and collaborating with agencies. A word from Street Yoga’s Founder and our lead trainer, Mark Lilly: “One of the things we do is work on getting ourselves to see yoga not as 90 minutes on the mat in a studio, but so much more: it could be five minutes in a hallway with one kid, helping her breathe and calm down before she meets a probation officer. It could be working with staff to help them ground and center in their own breathing. There are so many ways we use yoga in our own lives without realizing it, and a big part of the training is to help you tease out all those glories and find ways to share them with others.” Find more information here: http://streetyoga.org/programs-3/trainings/trauma-informed-yoga-training/ CLASS SCHEDULE: Friday 9/2 | 5:30-9:30PM Saturday 9/3 | 12:00-6:00PM Sunday 9/4 | 12:00-6:00PM COST: Early bird $290 (until August 4th) • Regular $325 ($100 Non-Refundable Registration Fee included) Applicants are not required to have completed a 200 yoga teacher-training program. However, because our training helps trainees understand how to use and adapt what they already know for the purposes of yoga service, all applicants should have experience with yoga and/or meditation. These hours may include any combination of personal practice, studio classes, and/or individual instruction. We suggest a minimum of 20 hours of yoga before...

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Jin Shin Jyutsu & Energy

Posted by on Apr 16, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Jin Shin Jyutsu & Energy

Jin Shin Jyutsu Practitioner, Lisa Thiel, answers the two most popular questions regarding Jin Shin Jyutsu: What is Jin Shin Jyutsu? Jin Shin Jyutsu is a very relaxing and restoring type of bodywork. It is less a technique and more a dynamic art form. All of us have energy pathways that, when flowing smoothly, allow for optimal health. Blockages result in discomfort, pain, and disease. JSJ is aimed at restoring one’s natural birthright of harmony and balance by keeping these pathways flowing throughout. There are 52 points in the body (26 on each side that mirror each other). These points, or “safety energy locks,” provide access to communicate with these energy pathways. The receiver is fully clothed while the practitioner uses a “flow,” or a sequence of holding these points with a light touch in a process referred to as “jumper cabling.” The practitioner begins a session by reading the recipient’s energetic pulses to determine where the greatest need is. Typically, 2-4 flows are used to help bring about the recipients’ own harmonious state. People who have received JSJ treatments report a profoundly relaxed state immediately following a treatment. The treatments are aimed at accessing our deeply held attitudes that get stored in our bodies and express themselves as dis-ease in the physical system. What is energy? Science states that energy is real yet not visible to the eye; we can only know it by its effects. Science also states that energy never goes away; it only transforms. As a battery powers our car and electricity enables our appliances to work, an organism’s energy system is the vital life force that powers our bodies and enables our organs and all physical systems to function. It is the subtle vibration that is necessary for breath and can be felt in terms of stamina. Try it out… $50 for a 50-minute session, or try a combined Jin Shin + Thai Reflexology session $60 for 60...

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Self-Care for Hips & Core

Posted by on Apr 15, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Self-Care for Hips & Core

Join Lisa Thiel, E-RYT500, for a “Happy Hips” series to explore hips and core!  You may attend one of the sessions or all of the sessions. Sundays – May 15, 22, 29 from 2-3:30 pm Full series for $60 (or $30 per individual workshop) 5/15 – Understanding your hips and proper breathing 5/22 – Stability and range of motion (Core, Glutes, SI Joints) 5/29 – Pelvic floor and the psoas (the “Muscle of Your Soul”) Register Here  

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What is the link between sinusitis, depression, and sciatica?

Posted by on Oct 14, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

What is the link between sinusitis, depression, and sciatica?

What is the link between sinusitis, depression, and sciatica? By: Lauren Berendt, L.Ac. Acupuncture of course!   Acupuncture is one of many modalities that are under the umbrella term Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).  TCM is over 2,500 years old and originated from China. Within the realm of TCM is Qi Gong, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Nutrition and TuiNa (Chinese Medical Massage), Moxibustion, Cupping and Guasha. TCM is a complete medical system that understands that we are a microcosm of nature.  The TCM practitioner takes to mind how the human body interacts with the environment, including the weather, diet, emotions and the time of day.  TCM is used to diagnose and treat a wide range of disease, as well to prevent illness.  It does so by adjusting the body’s energy back into harmony. What to expect when you come in for an acupuncture treatment: It is best to wear loose fitting clothing, and be sure to eat something before your treatment. The TCM practitioner will review your health history, including your diet, emotions, sleep patterns and energy level.  Then the practitioner will ask you to lay on a massage table so she can feel your pulse and look at your tongue.  She does this as a diagnostic tool which helps her understand where the imbalance of energy resides, and therefore which acupuncture points to use in order to balance the body. You will either lay on your back, your belly, or a chair depending on your particular ability and your reason for treatment. She will use an alcohol swab to swab your skin where she will be placing acupuncture needles.  She uses thin, sterile, single use filiform (not hollow) needles inserted into acupuncture points on the body.  The needles typically stay in for 15-40 minutes.  You can move a little to scratch or adjust your body if need be as long as it isn’t painful to do so.  The needles are not inserted deeply and you should never feel a sharp or stabbing sensation.  Feeling nothing, dull, achy or heavy is common and is normal.  She will make sure you’re comfortable and may step out of the room to write up your chart while you listen to relaxing music.  She’ll check in with you in about 10 minutes and may proceed with moxibustion, Tuina, CranioSacral, cupping, guasha, Tuina, and/or reiki as needed for your particular treatment.  Once it’s time to take out the needles, they’re comfortably removed and disposed of in a red sharps box.  There are virtually no negative side effects to acupuncture, except an occasional bruise.  She’ll go over any recommendations and that’s it, you’re all set to enjoy the rest of your day! The conditions that acupuncture can treat is tremendously long.  Several common examples are: Sinusitis Earache Dizziness High Blood Pressure Irritable Bowel Syndrome Gastrointestinal Disorders Multiple Sclerosis Chronic Fatigue Infertility Morning Sickness Menopause Anxiety Depression Sciatica Migraine and Headaches Asthma Cold/Flu Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Addiction Chemo/Radiation Side Effects To learn more or book an appoint Click...

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