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 January 2014 



If you resolved to get fit or lose weight this year, we can help you reach your goal!

They say it takes 21 days to create a new habit. True or not, if you repeat a new behavior as often as you can, it's more likely to become "instinctive."

Whether your style is the fast-paced fusion of capoeira with its martial arts and dance mix, the defensive martial art of Tang Soo Do or the ancient practices of tai chi and yoga, you'll benefit by attending one of our many classes.

With the completion of our first Yoga Teacher Training Workshop and the addition of our new teachers Amy Clary, Vicky Delaney, Chris Gent, Maureen Meyers and Rebecca Steiner, we can now offer you more classes at more times.

Coming soon:
Beginner's Yoga - current session is full but we'll offer it again
Yoga for the Back Workshop - to help ease your pain
 Date Night - share your yoga passion with a loved one
Yoga for Weight Loss - who doesn't want to lose a few pounds?

Pregnant? We've had at least one person inquire about a prenatal yoga class. If you - or someone you know - might be interested in this special class, give us a call. If we get enough interest, we'll start a class.

Let us know what other special yoga classes you're interested in. We welcome your feedback!

And "Like" us on Facebook so you'll be sure to get the latest information on new workshops, class cancellations and time changes.   

 Refresh your skin and get ready for spring with a facial peel. Reserve your spot for this Jan 24 event with an advance payment of $20. Call Kendelle Pelot at 462-3900 for info.

Don't forget we have massage therapists available every day, including Sundays! Call and leave a message if we're with another client.  

Qigong may help cocaine-dependent subjects in residential treatment manage their cravings. You can read about the pilot study  here.

We love to start the New Year with Mountain Pose. You can read how to do it here.

We offer a wide variety of classes and times. Check out our calendar to find something that fits into your schedule or a service to give you a pick-me-up.




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


Feature Article

 featurearticle Can Qigong Reduce Cocaine Cravings?

Cocaine is one of the most addictive drugs of abuse. Currently, there are few effective treatments for controlling the cravings and withdrawal symptoms experienced by those undergoing therapy for cocaine abuse.

A pilot study published in the February 14, 2013 issue of The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, a  peer-reviewed journal, examined the feasibility of external qigong therapy (EQT) in reducing cue-elicited cocaine cravings, with promising results.

According to the article, EQT is a "form of energy medicine in which a trained EQT healer directs qi (bioenergy) and yi (healing intention) to a patient to help remove qi blockage and achieve inner balance."
This study included two EQT healers. One was female who practiced qigong for 10 years, and the second healer was male, a licensed acupuncturist, with 12 years of experience delivering medical EQT.

In the study, 101 cocaine-dependent subjects were randomly assigned to either a real EQT or a sham EQT control group. The subjects were given a baseline assessment and a weekly cue-exposure session for two weeks, up to four to six treatments. The sessions, lasting 15 minutes and scheduled every other day, included viewing and handling items related to cocaine use.

The EQT-treated subjects displayed a greater reduction in cue-elicited craving and symptoms of depression than the sham-EQT group. While small, the study demonstrated the feasibility of delivering EQT among CD individuals early in residential treatment. Future research should include a larger sample and examine the mechanisms and potential longitudinal benefits of EQT.

The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. February 2013, 19(2): 97-101. doi:10.1089/acm.2012.0052.



Back row: Heidi Johnson, Christopher Gent, Amy Clary, Jaimie Sanchez, Cathy Rubemeyer, Michael Pintar, Maureen Meyers. Front row: Diane White, Vicky Delaney, Olivia Kelly. Not pictured: Rebecca Steiner. (Photo credit: Julie Keffer)

 secondaryarticle               Congratulations Graduates!

Our next yoga teacher training starts Feb. 14. The 200-hour class is taught by Jaime Sanchez from West-East Natural Healing (yoga instructor)  and  Dr. Daniel Fazio from Roots & Wellness (anatomy Instructor).

The workshop is not just for those who want to become certified to teach. Many take the training to further their own understanding of yoga and enrich their practice. Call us for more information or check out this past article.

Call 462-3900 for information and to get signed up. Space is limited.


 kristiwatsonGet Your Skin Ready for Spring!

Join Kendelle Pelot and an Rx Systems representative Friday, Jan. 24, 5-9 pm, for an evening that will leave your skin brighter and smoother.

Peels help with fine lines and wrinkles, acne, skin texture and tone, and overall clarity to the skin. Rx System's new PF Glycotic Peel, as well as it's Enzyme Complex Peel, will be available.

Participants will have a 20-minute consultation about their skin care needs and concerns, then be treated to a facial peel based on their skin type.

Enjoy a 15% discount on all Rx Systems PF products and have a chance to win a door prize!

Cost is $20 in advance to guarantee your spot and peel.

Call Kendelle at 462-3900 for more information.



Asana Zone

asanazoneMountain Pose     
 tada = mountain   

Mountain is a seemingly simple pose but it's a foundation for just about every other pose. Just think of the number of times you center yourself in Tadasana and then move into other poses such as Warrior or Triangle.

Practicing Tadasana also improves your posture and increases your awareness of the muscular-skeletal alignment.
How to do it
    1.    Stand with feet shoulder-width apart.
    2.    Use yoga toes to ground yourself - lift your toes, spread them and place them back on the floor. Evenly distribute your weight over all four corners of each foot and "root" yourself to the floor.
    3.    Lift your kneecaps by engaging your quadriceps and drawing them upward. Tuck your tailbone and center your pelvis bowl over your hips. Your legs are straight but relaxed.
    4.    Inhale, lifting your chest away from your waist. Imagine there is a string pulling the crown of your head toward the ceiling as you elongate the spine.
    5.    Exhale and pull your shoulders down from your ears as you reach for the floor with your fingertips.
    6.    Soften your throat and make the tongue wide and flat on the floor of your mouth. Soften your eyes.
    7.    Stay in the pose for 30 seconds to 1 minute, breathing easily.
In this position, imagine there is a line of energy that runs up from the floor, through your legs and torso and then back down your legs. Feel the strength and stillness associated with a mountain.
    1.    overextend your chin
    2.    lock your knees out
    *    Improves posture through aligning and centering the whole body
    *    Relieves sciatica
    *    Strengthens joints and muscles of feet and legs
    *    Tones pelvis, abdomen and buttocks
    *    Headache
    *    Insomnia
    *    Low blood pressure, dizziness
    *    Recent or chronic injury to the shoulders  


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Our schedule of classes

Our services
jaimesanchezEginton Alignment Somatic Movement Workshop 
The Eginton Alignment Daily Dozen series gently stretches, cleans, releases and realigns the muscles. The Daily Dozen is easy to learn, requires no special equipment, and can be used right away, on your own, at home. 
Meg Eginton
Saturday January 25
1:00 - 3:30 pm
Limited to 15 participants 
Call today to register!  
firstsidebarYoga For the Back Workshop 
Co-taught by two RYT instructors, this workshop will focus on teaching yoga postures that can help relieve back pain and help build the core to reduce stress on the back.

Both instructors have battled back issues in the past and both practice yoga daily to help with mobility and pain relief.  
Rebecca Steiner
Vicky Delaney
Saturday February 8
2:00 - 4:000 pm
Limited to 15 participants 
Call today to register!  

secondsidebarDate Night Yoga   

This is a chance for you to bring your special someone in to try some yoga.

Geared for fun, this is a chance to share your passion for yoga with your significant other. 

This class is acceptable for someone new to yoga.

Teacher: Rebecca Steiner

Wednesday, February 12
7:00-8:00 pm 

Mountain pose teaches us, literally, how to stand on our own two feet.... teaching us to root ourselves into the earth.... Our bodies become a connection between heaven and earth.

    ~ Carol Krucoff 

 ourclasses Our staff 

Samantha Burton
Amy Clary
Vicky Delaney
Shannon Dunham
Theresa Franklin
Chris Gent
Maureen Meyers
Rebecca Steiner

Theresa Franklin
Olivia Kelly
Katie Roach
Daniel Sheets
Sarah Smith

Kendelle Pelot

Jerry Whitten

Matt Hawkin

 ourclasses Our classes
please check the website calendar to confirm class times   
12:30-1:30 pm Hot Yoga 
8:00-9:00 am
12:05-12:50 pm Lunch Hour Yoga
4:30-5:30 pm Gentle Yoga 
9:00-10:00 am  
4:30-5:30 pm Hot Yoga
  (limited class size)
5:30-6:30 pm Hot Yoga (limited class size)  


8:00-9:00 am
12:05-12:50pm Lunch
Hour Yoga   
5:45-6:45 pm
8:00-9:00 am  
4:30-5:30 pm
5:30-6:30 pm    


9:00-10:00 am 
12:05-12:50 pm Lunch Hour Yoga
4:00-5:00 pm Happy Hour Yoga
5:30-6:30 pm   
8:30-9:30 am Beginners Yoga
10-11 am
Hot Yoga

Intro to Yang Tai Chi 
5:30-6:30 p.m.
Intro to Chen Style Tai Chi
6:30-7:30 pm

Adv. Chen Style Tai Chi -
7:30-8:30 pm
7-8:30 pm


8:30-9:30 pm