Happy Summer - almost..
Summer is upon us, although you wouldn't know it by this weather! School is about to let out, and for me, that is what really determines when summer hits, temperatures notwithstanding. However it approaches for you, I hope you are enjoying these cooler temps and the rain as much as I am, because they can't last forever :)
I have been itching to get this newsletter out, as I have some exciting news! First is what I have been intensely studying and turning my focus and specialty to: The Pelvic Floor. Yup. I said it. Second, my private therapeutic movement room is just about finished and I am starting a couple of small group classes per week. I'll be kicking off the "opening" (very loosely used
here ;) with a special Restorative Class.
Please note: Although this one room will be usable, the rest of the facility is still a work in progress. So when you come see me, please excuse any mess as they seem to change daily. (insert eye roll)
As you read on, you will find my class schedule and descriptions, info on how I will be working with women's wellness and a yummy, healthy recipe for blueberry muffins!
Don't worry guys - I'll still be working with you fella's too ;) Stress reduction, back care and the lot are still on the table.
May your summer be filled with love, light, peace and a little yoga <3
| Restorative Flow Class & MediTEAtion|
Sunday, June 2nd 3:00 - 5:30 PM
I am so excited to be offering this popular class in my new private space!!! Come help me celebrate :)
Join us for 2 hours of Serenity! De-stress and Nurture Your Body, Mind & Spirit. The First Hour Focuses on Meditative Movement While the Second Hour is all about the Restorative
Poses Using the Wall, Blankets & Bolsters!
~~I'll be finishing up the last 30 minutes with a Yoga Nidra and my Yogi Tea!~~
Be Prepared to Lose Track of Time, Let Go of the Outside World, Breathe Deeply & Relax!
*Appropriate For All Levels.
Space is limited to 12. The only way to save your spot is by registering below. This class fills up fast.
Down Dog Diagnostics
8800 W Lone Mountain Road
Las Vegas, NV 89129
Located on the corner of Lone Mt and El Capitan. Parking is on the El Capitan side. Follow the signs to park in the rear.
|New Class Descriptions & Pricing|
|I am calling my group classes Functional Flow and am offering a gentle version in the morning class and a more challenging version in the evening. These classes are designed for those of us who love flow classes but these days prefer a little less vigor and a little more attention to detail. Morning classes will be a tad bit gentler than the evening, but both will provide the balance we seek from yoga in a safe practice. Classes will be traditional in the sense that one pose will flow into the next and many of the poses with even look familiar, with new functional movement and exercises mixed in.|
All of my classes are therapeutic, trauma informed/sensitive and include techniques to address anxiety.
Wednesday Mornings: Adapted Functional Flow 9:15 am
Thursday Evenings: Functional Flow 6:00 pm
Drop in class (cash) $20
4 Class Pass (purchase on line) $70 (expires 60 days after first use)
I have an updated monthly schedule on my website listing any class cancellations.
|I have been working with women on lower body strength and balance for some time. The muscle groups making up the areas of the hips and legs as well as the deep core have been a focus, mostly because these muscles keep us moving around with ease and become painful when weak or out of balance, but also because I have my own SI joint issues and a long-time-running yoga related injury at my right sit bone/pubic bone which I believe has contributed to many - if not all - other issues I experience in my lower body. As such, I have studied these areas in depth and learned so much from working with my own body. So I guess it was only a matter of time and a natural progression to become interested in what's inside the hip/pelvic region. And so I've become a bit obsessed and my interest has only grown as I've learned how the muscle groups I already work with are completely interrelated to the muscles of the pelvic floor. For example, weak gluteal muscles and/or transverse abdominus (deep core) can't properly support the pelvic floor and can contribute to things like incontinence and prolapse. Then there is the flip side, women suffering pelvic pain from a hypertonic (tense/tight) pelvic floor. My work in this area will address such issues using both body and breath awareness exercises, somatic movement, stretching and toning exercises and self-care and empowerment practices to bring balance to this sacred region of the body. I will be offering a workshop soon. Stay tuned...|
|Gluten Free Blueberry Muffins|
I discovered these while at my sis-in-law Lisa's wedding celebration. She is vegan and very healthy so she and my other sis-in-law Marie whipped these up and told me the changes they made to the recipe. It is a recipe adapted from Feasting on Fruit's Vegan Blueberry Muffins (oil-free + gf) recipe. The original recipe calls for non-dairy milk and coconut sugar. As I am not vegan myself, I use real milk and cane sugar but they are just as delicious made with non-dairy milk and coconut.
*The original recipe called for oat flour which I tried in one batch and found the muffins to be to gooey in a sticky sort of way. The coarsely pulsed oats give them more texture.
- 2 cups rolled oats pulsed into a course flour*
- 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes** (pulsed as well if they are large flakes)
- 1/4 cup cane sugar
- 1 ripe banana
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup frozen or fresh blueberries
** The coconut flakes add calories but texture as well.
- Preheat the oven to 350F.
- Blend the banana, milk, vanilla, and sugar in a blender on high.
- In a large mixing bowl, stir together the pulsed oat flour, coconut and baking powder.
- Add the wet mixture to the dry and stir to combine.
- Gently fold in the blueberries.
- Spoon into a muffin pan lined with paper liners or lightly oiled.
- Bake for 22-24 minutes at 350F.
- Let them cool for at least 10 minutes before removing from the pan.
- Enjoy fresh from the oven but refrigerate the extras for best results.
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6/2 Restorative Class
Wednesday Mornings at 9:15 am
Thursday Evenings at 6:00 pm*
*No class Thursday 6/13. I will be at the SYTAR yoga therapist conference.
Private Yoga Therapy Sessions always available by Appointment
Schedule HERE or contact me below.
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