Yoga for Bone Health and Osteoporosis with Carol Mermey and Deborah Boggs  
Osteoporosis is a silent disease that weakens bones, often resulting in fractures. Recent studies indicate that yoga, practiced the right way, can build bone mass and help prevent fractures without undesir -
able side effects. You'll learn a safe and enjoyable practice to im prove bone and muscle strength, posture, and balance.   

During t his workshop you will:  
* Discover safe ways to build and strengthen your bones, no matter 
your level of experience or physical limitations.
*  Practice the 12-pose yoga sequence developed by Dr.
Lauren Fishman
and Ellen Saltonstall to combat
 You will learn:  
*  Information about bone health  
and osteopenia/osteoporosis, including causes, 
and treatment  
* Do's and Don'ts: Movements that are safe and movements to avoid in your  yoga practice and daily life  
For an yo n e who   wants to build healthie r bones and reduce risk of fractur es as well for yoga teachers with stude nts con-cern ed about osteoporosis/osteopen ia/bone      
Deborah Boggs (e-RYT 500,RN) 
and Carol M ermey (RYT 500, MPH) ar e both certified in teaching Loure   n Fishman 's Metho d of  Yoga for Osteoporosis. They   have each been teaching yoga sin
ce the early 2000s.  
Carol is a certified Yoga fo r Healthy Aging teacher and completed the Kripalu/Duke Integrative Yoga for Seniors Training Program. Deborah completed the yoga ther apy program through Body Balance Yoga and is the owner of Blueberry Gardens Wellness Center. Both teach seniors regularly in their classes.
Contact info: and boggstrue@gmail.
Date:  Saturday, October 27,2018 
Time:  2:00 - 5:00 PM
Place:  WSY Silver Spring Studio,
8561 Fenton St., Silver Spring, MD
Fee: Workshop $45
         Senior Discount (65+) $40
Please contact Willow Street Yoga to register.

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Dance of the Phoenix Qi Gong 
This is an eight week training during which you will learn two forms of gentle movement Qi Gong, one called Back Care and the second Dance of the Phoenix. It is a particularly power-   ful form to practice daily for one's health and wellness. Results from clinical research showed improvement in fibromyalgia patients so it's beneficial for joint pain. Gentle and easy to do, anyone can attend and be successful at Qi Gong. It can be done seated or s tanding. Open to all ages. C om e embrace your wellness and rise with the pho enix!
Michelle Dubreuil Macek is  certified by Master Chan 
Zhang who taught at the former "Tai  Sophia fo r 2 5 years to share and teach the four energetic forms giv en to her by spirit.   

For additional information   
or phone 410-736-9311
Class Schedule: Five person minimum for class to be held. Registration will be 100% reimbursed if eight week session does not happen. 
Date: October 31st to December 19th, 2018 with a Make-Up Class January 9th, 2019
D ay: Wednesdays  
Time: 11:00am to 12:00pm 
Price: $190 includes booklets/CDs/8 sessions 
Fall 2018  
Our schedule of special Fall Events continues to grow. Please check our website for updates:  

October 13-14     Meditation and Mindfulness Training
and Retreat with Sharon Nash and Tracey Moon.
In this retreat you will have the opportunity to practice a variety of mindfulness and meditation techniques to attune to a more present-centered life including breath awareness, movement meditation, deep listening practices and sound healing.
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October 20   Mindfulness  Meditation and Qi Gong with Joanne Malone and Patrick Smith. Join us for a day of mindfulness. As the seasons change let us solidify our practice together. Together we will deepen our practice in a day of mindfulness meditation, Qi Gong, deep relaxation, walking meditation and sharing our experiences in a beautiful setting.
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October 21  You are the Holy Grail. Join Rev. Kate Rodger, PhD (c), local spiritual teachers, and a vibrant, loving and soul inspired community for a day of deep diving into the Mystic, in service to your Soul and the Magnificence of You.
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October 24-26    Lymph Massage Protocol for  Detoxification and Minor Pathologies with Juul Bruin. In this course you will learn about the Lymphatic system and its relationship to detoxification and chronic health conditions. You will learn Full Body Manual Lymph Drainage to incorporate with ease into your practice.
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October 27  Teaching Trauma-Sensitive Yoga and Meditation with Lucy Lomax and Kelly Fisher, International Association of Yoga Therapists Certified Yoga Therapists (C-IAYTs), Yoga Alliance Experienced Registered Yoga Teachers (E-RYT 500s), and Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Providers (YACEPs).
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November 3  Mindful Relationships (work toward healing or deepening your relationships) with Stan Eisenstein. This workshop is designed for those who like to work toward healing or deepening relationships with partners, family members, friends and coworkers. Sponsored by Yoga Center of Columbia.
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December 8 A Day of Meditation with Stillwater Mindfulness Practice Center.  
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