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Welcome to Pilates

Pilates is a mindbody practice of physical exercise with an inwardly directed contemplative focus (IDEA Mind-body Fitness Committed 1997-2001).  Early in the 20th century, German immigrant Joseph Pilates developed this system of exercise in an attempt to rehabilitate soldiers returning from the first World War.

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Welcome to Hatha Yoga

A Mindbody Practice Yoga is a mindbody practice of physical exercise with an inwardly directed contemplative focus (IDEA Mind-body Fitness Committee 1990 -2001). The key is combining muscular activity with “nonjudgmental mindfulness”.

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“Yogettiquette”

Yoga is, in addition to being a strength/balance/flexibility/relation practice, also a meditative practice. It is designed to relax the body and calm the mind. Thank you for honoring the spirit of yoga. In order to enhance your yoga experience and that of all students, please observe the following guidelines.

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LEARN TO LOVE YOUR BODY THRU YOGA CULTIVATE PERSONAL PEACE ONE BREATH, ONE ASANA AT A TIME

Healing Eating Disorders - Psychodrama and other Action MethodsIn our book on healing eating disorders we emphasize the benefits of a holistic approach to the treatment of issues such as disordered eating, body dissatisfaction, related mood disorders and more.  Action methods which involve the body as well as the mind, heart, and spirit are particularly effective and lend themselves to collaboration with several other modalities which we explore in our book:  art, music, mindfulness, Reiki and other energy work, acupuncture, yoga, and more.  Case studies and a variety of examples illustrate a number of creative options. Read more

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Meditation, Mood, and Movement

The ancient practice of meditation is making news!  The use of modern brain imaging technology shows that an individual’s brain has a natural “set point” for good and bad moods, with greater activity on the left front side of the brain associated with “happy – calm”.  Greater activity on the right side is associated with stress, anxiety, and worry.  Read more