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Try Yoga This Winter

WEEKLY GENTLE YOGA CLASSES

Wednesdays, 9 – 10am

Laura teaches this class, a great session for people of any level experience who would enjoy a peaceful, nurturing and safe environment to do yoga.

 
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Letter from Laura


STAY WELL THIS FLU SEASON WITH TCM

Flu season is upon us, and Traditional Chinese Medicine offers some wonderful ways to prevent and treat this annual malady. First and foremost, TCM is about wellness and prevention. Here are some basic tips to keep the immune system strong:


Eat well. Enjoy a healthy balanced diet of whole foods, with a heavy emphasis on antioxidant rich vegetables. When you look at your dinner plate, half should be filled with veggies. Avoid processed foods that tend to contain chemicals and high amounts of sodium and sugar.

Sleep well. Aim to get 7 to 8 hours of sound sleep every night. This gives your body time to rest and repair. Acupuncture and herbs are effective ways to treat insomnia.

Exercise regularly. Exercise has been shown to reduce the incidence of flu and helps with sleep and energy levels. Exercise helps build the lung qi – the organ responsible for the immune system, our first line of defense against sickness.

Drink a lot of water. This help detoxify your system.

Get Acupuncture. Acupuncture has been shown to increase deficient white blood cell counts, making it an effective way to boost the immune system.

Take herbs and supplements. Natural remedies can help keep you healthy and help provide a pathway to wellness when you’re sick. RESILIENT DEFENSE is a Chinese herbal formula that combines classic herbs beneficial to your immune system, while treating symptoms of colds and flu and upper respiratory imbalances and infections.

Remember Oscillococcinum. Keep this homeopathic remedy all season – as soon as flu symptoms start, take as directed to help kick the flu out or shorten the duration of it.

SkinCare@Balance


MICRONEEDLING

THE ULTIMATE ANTI-AGING FACIAL TREATMENT


A derma roller is a skin care tool with many, small needles which glide over the skin, painlessly. It works by stimulating the skin to induce collagen production, dramatically. This is a great anti-aging tool that works well for boosting collagen levels, naturally, in the skin. For the month of February, our featured facial treatment combines dermafile exfoliation, led photo rejuvenation and microneedle stimulation for the ultimate beauty intensive facial for your valentine. In addition, receive a complimentary derma roller tool for continued anti-aging results at home. $125

Recipe of the Month

IMMUNIT
Y SOUP

This soup is built on a monster white pepper broth. White pepper with jolts of ginger, and stabs of garlic.


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Upcoming Workshop


MINDFUL EATING: BEING THE WEIGHT YOU WANT



Saturday, April 5,

9am – 12:30pm

Fee: $50 includes workshop and mindful meal

Register by April 1


Many of us have faced a lifelong struggle with weight. We’ve tried every diet and yo-yoed between losing weight and gaining it back. In this workshop, you will learn skills to implement mindfulness in your eating habits. You will learn how to consume only as much as your body needs. We will explore:


•What hunger feels like and how to measure it

•The definition and techniques for mindfulness

•Meditation and mindful exercises

•Tips for mindful eating

•A four-bite method to practice mindful eating at every meal

•The blueprint of a mindful meal


The workshop will conclude with a healthy mindful meal where we can practice our new skills. Space is limited to 12 attendees for this popular event – to ensure your place at the mindful eating table, register early! Registration deadline is April 1.