More and more often, essential oils are being used in yoga classes. It's no surprise why. For centuries, these oils have been used to heal, calm anxiety, improve concentration, seduce a lover and so much more. Ancient cultures knew the power aromas have on our psyches.
Essential oils are derived from raw plant material such as flowers, leaves, wood, bark, roots, seeds or peel. Their rich fragrances can heal emotional wounds and made into compresses, they can heal physical wounds as well.
How does aromatherapy work? Simply put, airborne molecules inhaled through the nose, nteract with the cilia and cells within the nostrils and with the brain.
Within the brain is the limbic system, a complex group of nerves associated with basic emotions (fear, pleasure) and drives (sex, hunger). This "emotional brain" explains why aromas have such powerful effects on us.
Using essential oils to enhance a yoga practice, such as in the upcoming
Yoga and Aromatherapy
workshop, increases the mind-body connection we seek.
is a recent addition to the list of holistic wellness modalities at Be Well Now. Read about the
Chita Russo is offering.
Want to shake things up a bit? Sign up for one of our new classes with the following start dates:
June 5 -
Hot Yoga Detox
, Sundays, 9-10am (Mindy Griggs)
June 7 -
Body Movement Fusion
, Tuesdays, 7-8am - this is a 3-week class that may be repeated (Danette Watt)
Pregnant or know someone who is?
Tell her about our upcoming 6-week Prenatal Yoga class. See details
or on our
special events page
And don't forget Lety's
(next one is June 14, theme: Intuition). She'll also be having a different free herbal sample in the studio each month.
Check out our calendar as we offer a wide variety of classes and times as well as services to give you a pick-me-up.
- Yoga classes are canceled June 10-12 for Yoga Teacher Training
Theresa Franklin, NCTMB, LMT, RYT, CMT
Olivia Kelly, NCTMB, LMT
Massage Reduces Fibromyalgia Pain
Fibromyalgia is characterized by generalized pain, joint rigidity, intense fatigue, sleep alterations, headache. Chronic symptoms cause anxiety and depression. There is no cure for fibromyalgia, so treatment is focused on managing the symptoms.
A 2011study demonstrated that massage-myofascial release techniques improved pain and quality of life in patients with fibromyalgia. A treatment group of 30 patients received
a 90-minute massage-myofascial release therapy session weekly for 20 weeks. The
control group received a weekly 30-minute session of disconnected magnetotherapy for 20 weeks.
found reductions in sensitivity to pain at tender points in patients with fibromyalgia. Immediately after treatment and onemonth after the massage program, anxiety levels, quality of sleep, pain and quality of life were still improved.
Mind, Body, Spirit Summer
All workshops 2:30-4:00 pm, Sundays
The longer, slower days of summer give us more time to focus on ourselves. Be Well Now is offering 5 classes designed to keep you in optimum health. Co-taught by Lety Murphy and Danette Watt unless otherwise noted.
June 26 - Yoga and Aromatherapy - $20
This class is a blend of yin and yang, starting and ending with restorative poses and including an energetic middle sequence. Throughout, Lety will explain and use essential oils to enrich our practice.
July 10 - Creating Sacred Spaces - $25, includes cost of supplies (Lety Murphy)
Join Lety and learn the importance of Sacred Spaces and how to arrange one for yourself. You'll create a sacred candle that you can take home for your own Sacred Space.
July 24 - Yoga and the Chakras - $20
When our chakras are blocked, we experience imbalances that manifest as a host of mental, physical and spiritual problems. This class will teach you the basics of chakras while bringing them back into balance.
August 7 - Yoga and Your Emotional Health - $20 (Danette Watt)
Yoga can help alleviate depression, anxiety and stress through meditation, asanas and pranayama (breath work). This class is designed to give students the tools they need to face life's challenges.
Sign up for 3 and get a 10% discount; sign up for all 5 and get a 15% discount.
Download the registration form
or pick one up in the studio.
Call Lety (
618- 580- 2454) or Danette (618-467-8827)
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Pregnant? You don't have to give up yoga for the next 9 months.
Shannon O'Boyle will be teaching Prenatal Yoga beginning June 7, 10-11:30 a.m., $120.
This 6-week class will include meditation, relaxation, and gentle stretching with modifications and considerations for pregnant persons of all levels.
The class concludes with 15 minutes for discussion of pregnancy issues. Shannon is a birth professional who has been helping families for more than 10 years.
Have You Tried Bars®?
Chita Russo is offering a half-price special on a Bars® session this month. The 90-minute initial session is just $45 in June!
bout Access Consciousness® and how Chita became a
Body Movement Fusion
7 am Tuesdays & Thursdays, June 7-June 23,
Body Movement Fusion is a mix of aerobic exercises and yoga.
The first 40-45 minutes will be a warm-up followed by high-energy exercises done in a circuit using light equipment or body weight. Class will finish with mobility work and yoga.
To sign up and for more information call Danette Watt, 467-8827
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Did you take Danette's
New Beginnings Yoga 2016 workshop New Year's Day?
Expect your post cards in the mail any day!
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9:00-10:00 am - Hatha
6:00-6:40 p.m. - Meditation
9:00-10:00 am - Hatha
6:00-7:00 pm - Hatha
6:00-7:00 pm -Balance & Restore
5:30-6:30 pm - Intro to Chen Tai Chi
6:30-7:30 pm - Int. Tai Chi
7:30-8:30 pm - Adv. Tai Chi
Intro. to Chen Tai Chi