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 November 2015 

With the day-to-day stresses of work, family and other obligations, it's easy to lose our joie de vivre. We sometimes feel like we're on a treadmill, running, running and getting nowhere. But there's a way to combat that feeling of drudgery and hopelessness.

Practice gratitude. There have been a number of studies throughout the years, primarily by Robert Emmons, that have shown a correlation between having a "gratitude attitude" and feeling happier. Click here to read some tips on how to be more grateful.

Our yoga teachers in training are graduating early this month! That weekend, along with Thanksgiving, means some adjustments to our yoga schedule. Please see below for these changes. If YOU would like to become a certified yoga teacher, we'll be starting a new session February 2016. Details to come next month.

It's not too late to sign up for Jerry Whitten's next Tai Chi session, especially if you're a beginner. Give us a call if you're interested - we know Jerry would love to teach you this centuries-old practice.

We need bail money! Theresa and Olivia are participating in a Muscular Dystrophy Association fundraiser. Get details here.

We'll be closed Thanksgiving weekend except for the yoga classes noted below. Have a Blessed Thanksgiving! 
  Yoga class announcements: 
  • Monday morning yoga, 9-10 am returns, led by Danette Watt.
  • Due to Yoga Teacher Training graduation, yoga is cancelled the weekend of Nov. 7-8. Our student teachers will be taking their final exams Saturday and celebrating their successful completion of training Sunday.
  • Di Rulo is subbing for Tracey Curtis, Sunday, Nov. 1.
  • Tracey Curtis's Sunday class will be canceled Nov. 29 for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
  • Di Rulo will be teaching her Saturday, Nov. 28 class. See a photo of her in standing pigeon.
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.  

Theresa Franklin, NCTMB, LMT, RYT, CMT
Olivia Kelly, NCTMB, LMT

Feature Article

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Robert Emmons, author of "Thanks! How the New Science of Gratitude Can Make You Happier," has conducted years of research on how gratitude affects our life, makes us happier and what we can do to develop a gratitude mindset.

Try these tips for developing an 'attitude of gratitude':

Think small. Don't wait for the big-ticket items that may never happens, such as winning the lottery. Be grateful for the seemingly inconsequential things in your life - the sun shining through the trees, the turtle you saw on the side of the road, the sweet kiss from your toddler.

Meditate. Meditation can open your mind to new ways of looking at the world and has many other benefits such as decreased moodiness, positive thinking and feelings of happiness. That can lead to a greater appreciation for what you have, i.e., feeling grateful.

Practice mindfulness. Staying in the moment makes it more likely for us to recognize when an opportunity to practice gratitude has presented itself.

Feel the appreciation first. Focusing on the specifics of what you are grateful for deepens your sincerity and makes your gratitude more authentic rather than just lip service. 

Practice these tips for a week and you'll be feeling happier and more grateful than before!


Theresa and Olivia are participating in a Muscular Dystrophy Association fundraiser. Help them raise $1,000 or they'll end up spending time in the clink!

If you'd like to make a donation to this cause, drop off (or mail) a check or go online here to make a donation. Thank you! 

  workshop3 Yoga Teachers in Training Graduate!

Be Well Now is proud to announce that Di Rulo has joined the Yoga teaching staff. Di graduates from the RYT200-hour Yoga Teachers Training program here at Be Well Now on Sunday, November 8. She teaches on Thursday's at 6 p.m. and Saturday's at 9 a.m. Please come by and take one of her classes. .  

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Our services

massage Deep Tissue Therapy massage
Too often we hold tension in our neck and shoulders.
If this is a chronic issue with you, try our Deep Tissue Therapy massage.

Techniques are used on specific muscle groups that are chronically tense. The pressure should "hurt so good" and is always adjusted to the client's pain tolerance level.

To schedule a massage with one of our several therapists, call 462-3900.
changes 7 Weeks of Tai Chi Starts Nov. 2

Jerry Whitten's Tai Chi classes will start Monday, Nov. 2 and end Wednesday, Dec. 16.

The session will be just seven weeks due to the winter holidays and cost $42.  

Call 462-3900 to sign up. 
Space for Rent

Are you an aesthetician, massage therapist, or other wellness provider looking for a place to hang your shingle?

Give us a call (462-3900) and ask about our space for rent, which includes use of our kitchen/break room and our yoga studio, perfect for workshops and gatherings. 

ourclasses Our staff 

Tracey Curtis
Theresa Franklin
Di Rulo
Danette Watt

Theresa Franklin
Olivia Kelly
Holly Pruiett
Daniel Sheets

Jerry Whitten

Matt Hawkin

  ourclasses Our classes
Please check the website calendar to confirm class times. Friend us on Facebook for updates and cancellations.

1:00-2:00 pm - Vinyasa 
9:00-10:00 am - Hatha

9:00-10:00 am - Hatha
3:30-4:30 pm - Hatha
6:00-7:00 pm - Hatha 
6:00-7:00 pm -Hatha

10:00-11:00 am - Hatha

5:30-6:30 pm - Intro to Chen Tai Chi
6:30-7:30 pm - Int. Chen Tai Chi
7:30-8:30 pm - Adv. Chen Tai Chi

Intro. to Chen Tai Chi
10:15-11:15 am 
8:00-9:30 pm