promoting health naturally

Learn Reflexology for Partners

with Leigh Russell.

Beginners level Foot Reflexology for partners and friends. Learn Reflexology – the application of pressure to specific reflex points in the feet or hands, which creates physical changes that can bring about balance, ease and enable healing energies.

Sunday,  February 28th @ 1 – 4 pm  ~ Cost $55 per person

Create a Dragonfly Pendant

with Carol Clark.

The dragonfly carries the wisdom of transformation and adaptability in life and is connected to the symbolism of change and light. Join Carol to create your dragonfly pendant to symbolize what you would like to transform in your life.

Saturday, February 27th @ 11am – 1pm  Cost $30  (materials are included)

Palpation – The Infinite Experience of Touch

with Tanya Tarail.

Palpation – the Infinite Experience of Touch. This is an opportunity to meet and work face to face with Tanya, long time bodyworker, intuitive and an extraordinary healer. Palpation means to touch, but this workshop extends far beyond the everyday definition.

For those who want to learn news skills or take their touch to a new level – this is an organic ‘hands on’ workshop.

Next FRIDAY date TBA  @ 6 – 8 pm  ~ Cost $35

Tanya Tarail, Ms.T, P.T. CST-D, has over 26 years of practical clinical experience. Tanya is a graduate of Hunter College, NYC, with a B.S. in Physical Therapy, as well as certifications from several healing institutes, including the Upledger Institute, the Stillpoint Center of Massage, the Integrative School of Massage, and the IM School of Healing Arts. Tanya is certified in NLP Hypnosis from the New York Training Institute for NLP. Tanya has taught anatomy @ The IM school of Healing Arts, as well as massage privately. Tanya has served as an assistant teacher for CSTI and VMIA, has lead CST and VM study-groups, and extensive experience guiding preceptors.

Tanya says; ” Metaphysical Bodywork is a way of working with the body to heal the places you are stuck physically, emotionally,
and energetically (see Conditions I’ve Treated below). I use bodywork, energetic work, medical intuition, mediumship, and
counseling to support your process of healing. As I work with you, your body teaches me new techniques to use effectively.”

My modalities include:
Craniosacral Therapy
SomatoEmotionalRelease Therapy (SER)
Visceral Manipulation
Urogenital Manipulation
Myofascial Release
Joint Mobilization
Conditions Tanya has successfully treated: Regardless of how much time has passed, my abilities address a number of common and difficult issues:
Back pain
Body contouring
Breast issues
Chronic conditions
Chemo and Radiation side effects
Near death-related trauma
Heart attack and associated surgical repairs and complications
Immune disorders
Fluid in the lungs
Life transitions
Lyme disease
Lymphatic Issues
Malocclusions, including side effects from orthodontics
Paranormal trauma
Pelvic/Ob-Gyn issues
Post-childbirth recovery (abdominal and pelvic weakness; urinary, bowel, and sexual dysfunction)
Post-transgender surgical conditions
Scar tissue and adhesions (internal and external)
Sexual issues
Sinus restrictions
Spinal issues (headaches, eye pain, twitching, disc degeneration, spinal cord injuries, etc.)
Sports injuries
Support for “non-typical” babies, children, and adults
Surgical side effects
Tattoo Traumas
Teeth and gum issues caused by trauma (usual a team approach)
Trauma side effects
And more…

Beginner Yoga Classes

Stretch/ Strengthen/ Stabilize Your Body/ Mind/ Spirit

Beginner Yoga Class* with Heidi MacEwen  Monday Evenings @ 6:45– 8 PM 

Beginner Yoga Class* with Cheryl Whalen  Thursday Evenings @ 5:45– 7:00 PM   

Cost $15 drop-in or 5-wks $65  **1st class drop-in only $10  Note:**if 5 class series card is purchased at the time of 1st class save $15 only $50. (*Class card must be used with the same yoga instructor)

Yoga Tips to Consider When Starting to Practice Yoga:

  1. Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing that is sweat-wicking and has stretch is ideal.
  2. You don’t have to incorporate yoga into your life every day at first. You can start slowly with one or two classes per week. You may even want to get started by just adding some poses into your cool-down routine after a run or workout.
  3. If you have any medical conditions make sure you speak with your health care provider before starting any type of yoga practice.
  4. Start by taking a beginners yoga class.
  5. Find a studio that is convenient and easy for you to get to.
  6. Make sure to attend classes from experienced and certified instructors.
  7. Educate yourself on the type of class you are taking before taking it.
  8. Inform the teacher of any pre-existing medical conditions or injuries.
  9. Go with friends or workout partners to stay motivated.
  10. Everyone is different. Make sure to modify postures based off your individual needs and abilities.
  11. Try out all different styles of yoga until you find the style that fits you.
  12. If practicing at home, find a clean and quiet area where you will not be distracted or bothered.

Common Types of Yoga:

  1. Hatha – is the term that is used to describe any type of yoga that teaches physical poses. Any Hatha class you attend will focus on postures. Most Western yoga classes are a form of Hatha yoga. These classes tend to be slower paced and more relaxing.
  2. Ashtanga – is a style of yoga incorporates six poses broken down into a series and performed in a sequential manner. Each pose is connected and every movement is linked to a breath. It is a more rigorous and physically demanding style of yoga.
  3. Vinaysa – is a more active and movement-rich style of yoga that incorporates a sequence of poses. Unlike Asthanga yoga, the poses change from class to class depending on the teacher and what they have choreographed for that day. Similar in intensity to Ashtanga yoga, these classes are generally fast-paced, physically demanding and lively.
  4. Bikram – is a type of yoga incorporates poses performed in heated studios at temperatures around 105 degrees Fahrenheit. In order for it to be truly considered Bikram, these classes must include a series of 26 unchanging scripted poses that were created by the founder Bikram Choudhury.
  5. Yin – is a quiet more relaxing and meditative form of yoga. The slow-paced style of yoga incorporates poses that are held for longer periods of time.
  6. Prenatal – as the name implies, this form of yoga is for expecting mothers. It incorporates breathing, gentle stretching, poses and relaxation, and is considered great for helping moms-to-be stay in shape, develop or maintain strength and flexibility and may even help prepare them for labor.