Yoga for Men: Dealing with Stress and Pain Before it Gets Out of Control

An interview with Andrew Beaumont, M.D., Ph.D., Yoga Therapist & 5 Koshas Yoga Partner By Bernice Thill, Writer and Yoga Practitioner Andrew Beaumont, M.D., Ph.D., was inspired to become a yoga instructor after seeing so many patients in his neurosurgery practice with back and neck pain and few options for self help. In addition to […]

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Taking Time for Self-Care

An interview with Mary Kluz, RYT-200, 5 Koshas Yoga Teacher  By Bernice Thill, Writer and Yoga Practitioner Your body is an engineering marvel. And like any well-engineered marvel, it needs maintenance and fine tuning. That’s where self care comes into play, according to Mary Kluz, MS, RYT-200, Viniyoga Teacher at 5 Koshas.   What is […]

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Pilates through the eyes of a Yoga Therapist

By Heather Van Dalfsen, Certified Yoga Therapist, Yoga Teacher & Pilates Teacher in Training Movement. Everyday you have the opportunity to move. • From fingers, toes, limbs and spine • To creating facial expressions • To subtle internal movements through shallow breathing, deep breathing • Through softly singing, humming or • Even imagining these ‘movement’ […]

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Matters of the Heart – em.bodi.ment

By Pamela Luedtke, Certified Brain Gym Instructor, Dance Instructor, Certified Pilates Instructor & Creator of em.bodi.ment  The Fire Element symbolizes our passion for life through the quality of our relationships with others. The connections we make with each encounter is a balance of giving and receiving unconditional love with others and with ourselves Our heartbeat […]

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Let’s take iRest Meditation for a Test Drive – Your Mileage May Vary

by Jay Coldwell, RYT-200 & iRest Meditation Level 2 Teacher  The stream of consciousness below is similar to what many people experience in an iRest guided meditation practice. As you do your test drive, be sure to notice some things: Moving into direct experience, beyond thoughts and language. Embodiment of sensation, emotion, thought, belief. This […]

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What is Acupuncture? Ancient Practice For Modern Living

Written By: Dr. E. Reenah McGill of The Healing Energy Center (located inside 5 Koshas Yoga & Wellness) Hi, thanks for taking your time to read this short informative blog. Let me introduce myself as Dr. Reenah McGill. I offer acupuncture and acupressure a form of Chinese medicine, at 5 Koshas Yoga & Wellness. This […]

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Harvest: The Gathering of the Crop

By Mary Hilliker, RDN, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT We plant seeds, sometimes with great intention and clarity.  We have a plan and things are working out.  The harvest is bountiful and rich beyond measure.    The more common situation in life is that seeds are planted but there are obstacles.  We’re still open to the process and […]

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Chocolate

By Heather Van Dalfsen, MEd, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT Habits are always of interest to me. Even though they are part of our human experience, many of us move through life and our habits on ‘cruise control,’ a subconscious auto-pilot, where we don’t stop to see, hear and feel what is happening.  There are some days […]

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