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YOGA, HEALTH COACHING & THE BIOMAT

YOGA

Still confused & conflicted about bringing some yoga into your life?

Do you have lots of ideas of what yoga is- like that it's only for 20-somethings with gymnast bodies who can put their foot behind their head? or that it's only for women?

Think there's no way yoga could be for you?!

Well, it's in your best interest to read on...

Why Yoga?

Well, did you know that yoga is an ancient science designed to keep the body, mind & spirit functioning optimally while we age? It's a brilliant & time-tested {over thousands of years} approach to health & wellness!

Yoga is an ideal option to aid healing, whether it be injuries of the body or mind. In the ancient practice of yoga, we use the mind, movement and breath to empower ourselves into a state of health. You truly take responsibility for your own health and learn how to listen to and rejuvenate your own body.  

Some even say practicing yoga is like aging in reverse!

A recent study in the Huffington Post compiled the research findings of over 12 universities and health research centers. Their findings demonstrated the amazing ways that yoga transforms your body:

After class-

  • Improved Brain Function
  • Lower Stress Levels
  • Alter Gene Expression
  • Increased Flexibility


After a few months-

  • Improved Sense of Balance
  • Lower Blood Sugar Levels in Diabetics
  • Relief form Chronic Back Pain
  • Anxiety Relief
  • Reduced Chronic Neck Pain
  • Improved Sexual Function
  • Improved Lung Capacity
  • Lower Blood Pressure


After years-

  • Stronger Bones
  • Healthy Weight
  • Lower Risk of Heart Disease


Yoga also enhances strength, confidence and energy. And remember, yoga can be done at any age! 

Head on over to the CLASSES page to see upcoming group class schedules, or checkout the PRIVATE YOGA THERAPY page to learn more about how one-on-one private sessions can support you in addressing your health issues.

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WHAT ABOUT MEDITATION?

Meditation is a vital part of any yoga practice. Studies have found meditation to help the mind stay sharp as we agelower blood pressure, and help those suffering with depression, anxiety or PTSD.

Check below for some great articles on the benefits of meditation.

AND BREATHING?

The breath is really what yoga is all about!

Unfortunately, most of us are breathing in a very limited way. Often we breathe quite shallow and hold our breath when stressed.

Learning to utilize our body as the incredible oxygen uptake device it was designed to be means we'll feel better, have more energy, and be healthier.

Learning how to breathe is the most powerful skill you can have to increase overall health and vitality. Many illnesses can be prevented or even reversed through simply breathing properly. 

Breath-training is included in every class at the Red Barn. You'll learn how to get the most out of your breath and, in turn, increase your energy, heighten your mood, and much more!

CHANGE YOUR BODY, CHANGE YOUR MIND

Science is only just beginning to understand the depth of the powers of our mind. We are learning how our perspectives shape the quality of our lives & how our beliefs affect our reality.

Our own ability to manifest the life of our dreams is far more plausible than we've been led to believe...

As the Buddha said, "It is your mind that creates the world." 

Helpful Resources:

Check out this Scientific American article on how yoga, breathing, and meditation can help with stress: Decoding the Body Watcher

Here's another recent article on the effects of meditation on your memory and focus: How Meditation Might Boost Your Test Scores

And another article on the effects of meditation in some of the nations roughest schools: Meditation Transforms Roughest San Francisco Schools
 
 
Find Yoga Classes in your area:

YogaFinder.com                               

Red Barn Wellness Friends:

Barefoot Yoga - Yoga clothing, yoga mats and yoga supplies

 

HEALTH COACHING

 

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Have you ever received good advice that you were unable to follow? Has your doctor ever recommended a lifestyle change that you found to be unsustainable? Have you ever wanted something in your life, but found you couldn’t achieve it alone?

As a holistic health coach, I am trained as a knowledgeable advisor who provides ongoing support and guidance as you set goals (or as I like to call them 'action steps') and make sustainable changes that improve your health and happiness. I will listen carefully and help you to navigate the world of contradictory nutrition advice to determine what changes are necessary for you.

 

Your personalized program will radically improve your health and happiness. Together, we will explore concerns specific to you and your body and discover the tools you need for a lifetime of balance.

As a client you receive...

  • coaching and support to help you make the dietary and lifestyle changes you want
  • simple but informative handouts that will increase your nutrition knowledge
  • recipes that are healthy and simple to prepare
  • access to my monthly newsletter with the latest health tips and recipes
  • my personal commitment to your health and success!

Additional Benefits include... 

  • set and accomplish action steps in a way that is empowering and exciting
  • work to achieve and maintain your ideal weight
  • understand and reduce your cravings
  • increase your energy levels
  • feel great in your body
  • learn about new foods and how you can easily incorporate them
  • improve your personal relationships
  • discover the confidence to create the life you want

Reaching your wellness goals and deciphering all the nutrition knowledge out there is not easy. Support from a health coach brings you to a healthier way of living that is enjoyable & easy to sustain. 

I invite you to schedule an free initial consultation with me. In this session we'll discuss your health concerns & goals. You'll get the opportunity to have your questions answered & find out more about why a personalized health program brings lasting changes.

 

A little help may be the game-changer you need! 

 

Want to learn more about health coaching? Check out this article in Modern Medicine"Health Coaching: Good for Your Patients and Your Practice"

 

BIOMAT

The revolutionary Amethyst BioMat, made of Amethyst (with Tourmaline) crystals, generates negative ions and natural far infrared rays that create healing on a cellular level giving you an overall massaging effect, soothing upset nerves and knotted muscles.

You'll leave feeling rejuvenated, renewed, and restored in body and mind!

The warmth relaxes tired muscles and penetrates deeply to generate a soothing comfort. By increasing your body temperature the BioMat strengthens your immune system and eliminates toxins and waste through sweating. The result is an improvement in your overall health and an increased resistance to disease.

The far infrared rays revitalize cells, promote blood circulation, provide relief from neuralgia, backaches and arthritis. They also eliminate toxins, provide relaxation, antibacterial functions and air purification.

Additional BioMat Healing Benefits:

  • Increased Blood Circulation & Strengthened Cardiovascular System
  • Improved Skin
  • Burns Calories & Controls Weight - (in a single session you may burn as many calories as you would rowing or jogging for 30 min!)*
  • Improves the Immune System
  • Reduces Stress and Fatigue
  • Removes Toxins
  • Relieves Pain

*According to a Journal of American Medical Association Report

Here's what people are saying about the BioMat**:

  • 'I've never felt so relaxed in my life!' ~JP
  • 'I came in {to our session} upset and irritated. At the end I felt so calm and didn't even care about why I was angry in the first place.' ~RD
  • 'I love my Amethyst BioMat. I sleep on it all night. One hour at top red and then the rest of the night at one yellow. It has made HUGE changes in my health. I have VERY PAINFUL neuropathy and it is now barely noticeable. I also had extremely bad edema in my feet and ankles. Even with elevating them all night they would still be swollen every morning and would just get worse every day. Now ­ I wake up with my bones sticking out ­ like every other person. By the end of the day I may have some swelling but nothing like it used to be. I also have both hips replaced and a triple back fusion. The BioMat makes a HUGE difference in my pain level - Pain free. LOVE IT.' ~PK
     
  • 'The biomat took me to another place. I feel so peaceful.' ~JS 
  • 'I had a stiff hand. For 6 months the bones were stiff and would not open up- chiropractors tried unsuccessfully to fix it. Two Biomat session succeeded and gave me full range of motion once again - no more soreness! Previously I couldn't put any weight on it without pain.' ~TKV

If you're in the Great Barrington, MA area and interested in a session, please contact me you may purchase below or at time of session.

Sessions are offered in a tranquil treatment space at the Red Barn. A brief Reiki/Shamballa Energy Balancing is included. Peaceful music, fresh linen & eye pillows provided.

Take advantage of our Special Summer BioMat Prices at 50% off!

30 minutes for $15 & 60 minutes for $22.50!!!

*BioMat Session must be redeemed by September 23rd

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Interested in purchasing a BioMat? Visit my BioMat Site 

Check out this informative BioMat video:

** This information is not intended to cure, diagnose or treat medical conditions, nor is it a substitute for the product user’s guide. Please consult with a physician before beginning this or any other new health care program. Any information with regard to personal testimonies about Richway International’s products does not reflect or represent Richway International’s product claims. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA.