Savor Summer: Slow It Down

By: Nelle Rutecki, YTT-200, Mother, Farmer, Student and Teacher of Yoga  Summer is the season of lushness. Fruits and vegetables are ripening. Trees and flowers are in bloom. It’s a time to slow down, savor it, and be present in the moment. As a mother and also a farmer, summer can be the most physically […]

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Yoga Practice for Better Zzzzzs

By Mary Hilliker, RDN, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, Certified Viniyoga Teacher & Yoga Therapist Good sleep is necessary to our overall health and well-being, but it can be fleeting. On average, adults need about 7 to 9 hours of sleep per 24 hours. Children need more, especially at key developmental stages, ranging from 8 to 13 hours […]

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Stressed Out, Burned Out, Fatigued? Make Time to Manage Symptoms

April is National Stress Awareness Month. Annie Lockwood, RYT-200, delves into the causes and symptoms of stress and how to better manage those symptoms through yoga. She offers both on-site and private classes through 5 Koshas Yoga & Wellness. Stress is ever-present. It may come from your job, parenting, managing kids’ activities and schedules, health, […]

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Yoga Can Be A Powerful Tool for Treating the Nervous System

By Andrew Beaumont, M.D., Ph.D., Viniyoga Teacher & Yoga Therapist There are many neurological conditions that can zap a person’s energy, disrupt sleep, cause tremors and many other problems and symptoms. Andrew Beaumont, M.D., Ph.D., and Viniyoga teacher and yoga therapist, shares his expertise on how neurological conditions affect people and how yoga can help, […]

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Yoga Therapy and Cancer: My Journey Toward Living a Meaningful Life

By Bill Miller, MA, RYT-500, Certified Viniyoga Teacher I was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, stage 4, in July of 2022. My wife and I were told by the oncologist that I had about two years to live. Prior to this diagnosis, I completed the 500 hour Viniyoga foundation requirements necessary for entry into the Viniyoga […]

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Consider Yoga for Self Care

By Annie Lockwood, RYT-200 Think of your body as your home. We must not only tend to the outside—the side that all others can see—but also to the inside—the side not everyone gets to see. Your body houses all of your experiences, and much like a home, you need to take time to explore it, […]

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Give Your Knees the Bee’s Knees Yoga Treatment

An interview with: Mary Hilliker, RDN, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, Viniyoga Teacher and Yoga Therapist at 5 Koshas. Written by: Bernice Thrill Combining yoga therapy with other sports and activities can be an efficient way to keep your body conditioned and help prevent injury, according to Mary Hilliker, RDN, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, Viniyoga Teacher and Yoga […]

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Yoga: A Formula for Supporting Mind, Body and Emotions

Written by: Annie Lockwood, RYT-200 Edited by: Bernice Thrill The state of your life is never as certain as the correct answer to a math problem. If you add up your state of mind + state of body + emotions today, they may equal something entirely different tomorrow. What are ways you can steady the […]

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Prenatal Yoga Can Help Prepare Body and Mind for the Journey to Birth

By Renee Peterson, MSW, RPYT, RYT-500, Certified Viniyoga Wellness Instructor and Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher Preparing and having a baby can be an exciting time. Whether this is your first baby, or an addition to the family, it’s a new chapter of change. Prenatal yoga can help you prepare for and ease many of the […]

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Applying Yoga Principles in Life and Business

An interview with Kerry MacDonald, RYT-200 Written by: Bernice Thill Kerry MacDonald is a co-owner and operator of Fashion Villa in Wausau, a yoga instructor at 5 Koshas, and also a yoga student. Yoga has been one way she cares for herself so that she can continue to do what she loves for others. As […]

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