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May 2016

There are so many benefits of practicing yoga that we have to wonder why more people don't. When people tell us they aren't flexible enough for yoga, we're tempted to ask them if they would expect a child to run before she can walk.

Of course not!

A regular yoga practice doesn't just improve our flexibility. It also improves the functionality of our circulatory, respiratory and muscular systems. It can also help our emotional and even our gut's health.

We're excited to offer a series of workshops this summer and the first one will be Yoga and Digestive Health.

New Classes starting late May and June
Katie Harris Belakhoua will be regularly teaching her belly dancing class in our studio. Details to come but it will be a set Saturday of each month for the next few months. The time will remain the same - 6:30 p.m., cost is $15.

Pregnant? You don't have to give up yoga for the next 9 months. Shannon O'Boyle will be starting a Prenatal Yoga class on 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 in the business for more than 10 years. 

Body Movement Fusion is a mix of cardio and body weight exercises followed by yoga and mobility work. Class is 7 a.m., T & TH, June 7-23, $50. Call Danette @ 467-8827 to register. Space will be limited. 

 Lety Murphy will be placing free herbal samples at the studio each month. Stop in and pick one up to try!  
  • Meditation class with Lety, May 17, 6:00 p.m., $5
  • Yoga and Digestive Health, May 22, 2:30-4:00 pm
  • Tai Chi, May 23, 10-week session. See details here
  • Body Movement Fusion, starting June 7, 7 a.m.
  • Prenatal Yoga, starting June 7, 10-11:30 a.m.
  • 108 Sun Salutations Challenge, Date (June 18 or 19) and details to come
  • Yoga classes are canceled May 13-15 for Yoga Teacher Training
  • No yoga Monday, May 30, Memorial Day
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

Vicky Adams- -Nemec has been practicing yoga for about 60 years. When she was 9 years old, she had a diving accident that injured her neck. Vicky taught herself yoga by watching a program on tv and has been practicing ever since.

Vicky spends summers at New Piasa Chautauqua in Elsah, where she also teaches yoga and Sunday School. She stopped in at Be Well Now to stock up on supplies - Tates sunscreen, candles, yoga mat wash, tea and incense. Vicky is so cheerful and positive! We're looking forward to seeing her again in the fall.


Vicky has a condition that causes her 2nd and 3rd  toes to separate. She's found that Yoga Sandals helps her toes be more aligned. She's on her third pair and finds them so comfortable she wears them all the time. Check them out in our retail shop!    

                    They Got Their Shimmy On!
Alexandra Cope and Natalie Welborn enjoy an evening of belly dancing with Katie Harris  Belakhoua. Watch Facebook for the date of our next belly dancing class.     

  shimmy     Mind, Body, Spirit Summer
                Series Workshop
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.
May 22 - Yoga and Digestive Health - $25 (includes herb samples to take home)
Our gut plays an important role in our overall physical and emotional health. Learn how to keep your digestive system healthy through specific yoga postures and herbs.
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.

Preregistration required. Sign up for 3 and get a 10% discount; sign up for all 5 and get a 15% discount.

Download the registration form here or pick one up in the studio.

Questions? Call Lety ( 618- 580- 2454) or Danette (618-467-8827)

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Our schedule of classes

Our services

changes New Tai Chi Session 

Next tai chi 10-week class with Jerry Whitten begins Monday, May 23 and runs through July 25. Cost is $60.   
Monday evening  
Intro to Tai Chi - 5:30-6:30   
Int. Tai Chi - 6:30-7:30
Adv. Tai Chi - 7:30-8:30
Wednesday morning 
Intro to Tai Chi - 10:15-11:15 

Questions? Call Jerry at 466-1723 or email
changes How Much Is A  Massage?   
Most massages are $60/hour but 30-minute sessions are available as well.

Some specialty massages run more and add-ons such as a scrub can be purchased for $15.

See our website for details

bodymovementfusionBody Movement Fusion
7 am Tuesdays & Thursdays, June 7-June 23, $50 

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.

For more information call Danette Watt, 467-8827 

bodymovementfusionWhy Meditate?

There are so many reasons to meditate. Here are just a few.

  • reduces stress
  • improves concentration
  • increases happiness
  • helps you feel more connected
  • helps you sleep better

Lety's May meditation sessions are May 17 & May 22, 6:00-6:40, $5. 

LetyMurphy Consult with Lety Murphy 

Book a consult (nutrition or wellness) with Lety during May and receive a free supplement.

Lety also offers energy healing and chakra balancing sessions.

Contact her at 618-580-2454 or  to make an appointment or for more information.
ourclasses Our staff 

Angie Becker
Theresa Franklin
Di Rulo
Danette Watt

Theresa Franklin
Olivia Kelly
Holly Pruiett
Daniel Sheets

Jenna Dalllman
Lety Murphy
Conchita Russo


Jerry Whitten

Matt Hawkin

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

9:00a Hot Yoga Detox, coming June 5 


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


6:30-7:30 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
10:15-11:15 am 
8:00-9:30 pm