"People do not decide their futures, they decide their habits and their habits decide their futures." ~ F. Matthias Alexander
Movement exercises keep your muscles, tendons, ligaments, and joints flexible and strong, allowing full range of motion. They create balance in the mind, body, and spirit, and they can improve flexibility and the way you feel. The benefits are a healthier you in mind, body, and spirit.
Benefits include: boost the immune system, reduce infection, increase oxygen intake for a healthier circulatory system, reduce insulin levels, release stress while at the same time release weight, maintain balance, provide a good night’s sleep, promote healthy digestion, prolong life, and more.
Let us assist you on your journey back to a better you. Come share your heart with us!
Alexander Technique - Group Sessions
Facilitator: James Ruttkay
The Alexander Technique is a practical and long-lasting educational technique that helps people change their thinking and experience of what it is to be in poise, ease and proper coordination. Our educational system does not address how our structure is designed to work as a whole unit, in conjunction with the forces of gravity. What we think of as good posture and proper alignment is usually thought of as something to impose on our body. Alexander Technique focuses on changing the underlying unconscious muscular habits that stop us from experiencing the natural ease that is available to us.
Join James Ruttkay for a small group class to explore what it is to inhabit our bodies with a sense of freedom and ease.
Facilitators: Douglas Blue Feather
Experience the healing power of the drum! A drumming circle is a group of people who come together in a circle to create and share a profound experience in rhythm and harmony. No experience is necessary. Handheld drums, Djembe drums, and rattles are used. Bring your own if you have them! The steady beat of the drum is used as a "lifeline" to find your way back to the world of ordinary consciousness.
Biological Benefits of Drumming
Remo's Health Rhythms Department is on the forefront of establishing a solid foundation for proving the biological benefits of drumming. Neurologist Barry Bittman, M.D. and his renowned research team discovered that a specific group drumming approach (HealthRHYTHMS protocol) significantly increased the disease fighting activity of circulating white blood cells (Natural Killer cells) that seek out and destroy cancer cells and virally-infected cells. Along with conventional medical strategies, Dr. Bittman includes HealthRHYTHMS group drumming in all of his disease-based programs at the Mind-Body Wellness Center in Pennsylvania.
HealthRHYTHMS is a research-based group drumming program which is used in hospitals, schools, support groups, community outreach, and more. Research has shown this protocol can help strengthen the immune system, reduce stress and burnout rates, improve mood states, and promote creativity and bonding.
Let’s Make It Simple Pilates
Facilitator: Jane Herzog
Pilates is designed to condition the entire body using positions and movements that simulate functional activities and thereby correct the body alignment and balance. Pilates practices also helps prevent injuries. Still confused? Have questions?
That's ok ... just think of the bodies of these celebrities and pro athletes, such as Sandra Bullock, Jennifer Anniston, Hugh Grant, Brandon Routh (Superman), Lebron James, Kobe Bryant, and numerous Olympic champions.
Don't worry. All levels are taught during class. It's called "modification." Jane has taught ages 20-73, private and large class sizes, males and females.
(pronounced Chi Kung)
“Qi” refers to the life force or vital energy that flows through all things in the Universe. “Gong” means accomplishment, a skill cultivated through steady practice. Together, Qigong means cultivating energy. It is a system used to practice health maintenance, healing, and to increase vitality. Qigong integrates physical postures, breathwork, and focused intention to improve posture, breathing, and mental focus.
This class combines simple, yet effective yoga positions, along with grounding and cleansing meditations and readings from enlightened masters. The goal is to nourish the mind, body, and spirit. The intention is to keep our bodies strong and flexible with good balance well into our "golden years," our minds filled with the truth and wisdom of the ages, and our souls connected to our higher power.
Yoga has been practiced for over 5,000 years. There are many types of yoga. Each form uses a combination of breathing exercises, physical postures, and meditation to invoke harmony, health, and balance. Yoga strengthens the body, increases stamina and physical well-being, and is beneficial for certain conditions such as heart dis-ease/hypertension, asthma, and back problems.