Improve Your Bone Health  with Yoga

Blueberry Gardens' owner and yoga practitioner Deborah Boggs is one 
of two yoga teachers offering 
a special workshop,
Yoga for Bone Health and Osteoporosis. The  next session is Saturday, April 14 at 
Willow Street Yoga
in Takoma Park.
Osteoporosis is a silent disease that weakens bones, often resulting in fractures.

Recent studies indicate that yoga, when practiced the right way, can build bone mass and help prevent fractures. This workshop is designed for anyone who want to build healthier bones and reduce risk of fractures, as well as yoga instructors with students concerned about bone health. Prior yoga experience  is not required.

Deborah and Carol Mermey, a specialist in yoga for seniors, share insights about bone health, osteopenia/osteoporosis, daily movements that are safe and those that are risky. Practice a 12-pose yoga sequence developed to combat osteoporosis, and discover safe ways to strengthen bones.

The session at Willow Street Yoga is set  for 1 to 4pm, Saturday, April 14. The studio is located at 
6930 Carroll Ave.
Takoma Park, MD. 
Cost: $45, $40 for seniors 65+.


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Relax with Reflexology!
Reflexology is a modality of massage and body work that emphasizes stimulation of nerve endings on the hands, feet, and ears. These reflex points target specific organs; massage and pressure to these points provide a deep relaxation experience and additional benefits, such as improved circulation, digestion, and pain relief.

Michele Dean provides Reflexology services at Blueberry Gardens Healing Center. She received her certification from the Institute of Integrative Therapies, the Claire Miller Seminars in Integrative Reflexology. 

An advocate of holistic health practices, Michele utilizes Reflexology to stimulate the body's systems for optimal wellness. She has a passion for wellness with the intention of creating a positive impact on the overall health of others.

To schedule a session, Michele can be reached directly at  or 443-820-5587.

Ongoing Activities
Still Water's Popular Morning and Evening Practices  
Morning Meditation with the guidance of Still Water Mindfulness Practice Center continue from 7 to 8:10am, Tuesdays and Thursdays. The sessions include sitting and walking meditation, mindfulness reading and Dharma sharing -- an inspiring and enlightening way to start the day!     

Evening Practice from 7 to 9pm, Fridays, brings a busy week to a serene conclusion. The session includes sitting and walking meditation, a mindfulness reading, Dharma sharing and reflections on our practices and lives.

New and seasoned practitioners are welcome. For more information or an orientation before attending a practice, contact Gene Klinger at .  

Special Events
Our schedule of special springtime events continues to grow. Please check our website for updates:  

Listen to the inner whispers of your heart in Blueberry Gardens' tranquility during Be Still and Know: A Quiet Day of Yoga, Meditation and Creative Reflection. This all-day retreat on Sunday, April 8 includes guided meditations, gentle and restorative yoga, and a guided creative art exercise to calm the nervous system. Retreat leader Kathy Donnelly is director and owner of the Yoga Center of Columbia and has been teaching since 1999. Co-leader Abbie Chessler is an artist, designer and long-time mindfulness practitioner and was ordained into the Order of Interbeing in 2013. Cost: $75. Info: 410-720-4340.
A Biodanza Workshop: Contact and Caress is an invitation to dance with joy and contact with others and gentle caress. A full day of joyful movement is set for Saturday, April 14 from 11 am to 6 pm. This opportunity is appropriate for all ages and skill levels and is great for couples; no choreography or mirrors! Cost: $75, 20% discount for couples, seniors and veterans. Register or info:
A day of reflection to care for the garden of the mind, heart and body is set for Saturday, April 21. Opening Up to Spring offers a day of mindfulness and walking meditation, Qi Gong and deep relaxation to cultivate happiness, calm and understanding. Approach each day as a new beginning and each breath as an opportunity to release negative feelings and nourish positive attitudes. Retreat leaders Joann and Patrick have practiced various forms of meditation for more than 25 years and are certified Qi Gong teachers. Cost: $45. Register and info:
Learn to Nurture Peace with Presence during a six-month program designed for parents, teachers, community members and activists. The SHINE program -- soothe, heal, inspire, nourish and elevate -- meets from 6 to 8pm on the fourth Wednesdays from April through September. Sherene Cauley of The Nurtured Life leads study, conversation and self-inquiry to encourage participants to establish a presence that shines for peace. Sherene is a 200-hour registered yoga teacher, holds a post-baccalaureate certificate in Health and Wellness Coaching, and has supported families and individuals through holistic living for 15+ years. Practices support mindfulness, personal healing and self mastery, compassion and empathy, guiding values and character strengths, and holistic living. Register and info: