Book With Gina James Online!

April 26th, 2011

Very excited to offer fast and easy online scheduling with Gina James, Licensed Massage Therapist #7348.




It’s convenient, secure, and available 24×7. Plus you can select the precise service and the ideal time that’s right for you with instant confirmation – no more phone or email tag.

Gina looks forward to seeing you on the schedule and on her table very soon.

Numinosity – A Sanctuary for Wellness.

September 1st, 2010

On the move!

After five fabulous years in the tucked-away upstairs space at 26th and NE Broadway, Numinosity is moving to a new location. And, as with most movement, transition is part of the process.


Numinosity, A Center for Wellness becomes Numinosity, A Sanctuary for Wellness, with owners Christina Rose, Licensed Professional Counselor and Gina James, Licensed Massage Therapist moving to a lovely house in the 1800 block of NE Broadway.

Numinosity Wellness – A Sanctuary for Wellness

1832 NE Broadway

Portland, OR 97232

503 – 282 – 8600

NuminosityWellness.com



Just up the street, you’ll find most all of your other recent clinicians from Numinosity at Asha Integrative Wellness, including:

Levy Chiropractic (Dr. Suzi Levy & Dr. Christy Yogerst) 503-719-5000.

Toshio Omura, Licensed Acupuncturist 503-453-6995

Marsha Hansen, Licensed Massage Therapist 503-516-2108

Asha Integrative Wellness

2100 NE Broadway St, Ste 225

Portland, OR 97232

503-719-5000

AshaIntegrativeWellness.com


Adam Persinger, Licensed Massage Therapist

Adam leaves for Brazil in September to complete his Rolfing training. When he returns he will be seeking out a diverse wellness practice space. Adam will return in late December; please don’t hesitate to call then to set up an appointment at 541-954-7091!

More information will be forthcoming on our website, http://www.numinositywellness.com, as this exciting transition continues to unfold. Of course you are always welcome to call us at 503-282-8600 Monday-Friday from 10-5pm if you have questions or concerns.

Thanks again for your patience through our transitions! We so appreciate our community, and look forward to offering the same exceptional care and service in our new, and close by location beginning September 1, 2010.

Chakras In Transition

March 9th, 2010

Chakras In Transition – What Are They Anyway?

Are you feeling out of balance? Perhaps you are moving through transitions or changes and having difficulty integrating what’s coming your way? Do you feel like you have the support or energy you need to move forward? When things are unclear, are you able to give space to the emotions that may come up or find the focus you need to reflect on what comes next? Or perhaps there is a situation where you do not feel heard and are having difficulty in speaking your truth. Taking a look at what is happening with your charkas can give insight on what may need to be addressed in order to feel like you are moving forward.

Chakra is the sankskrit word for “wheel”. There are seven major charkas that are located down the center of your body, starting at the base of your spine and going all the way to the top of your head. These wheels of energy have a natural tendency to spin, and as the spin they help us to receive, integrate, and transmute energy. I like to think of them as one’s energetic spine. When a chakra is out of balance it is much like when your physical spine is out of alignment – there can be discomfort and a feeling of being stuck in life. And just like when one’s physical spine is out of alignment and an area of pain grabs our attention – the rest of our spine and surrounding muscles can be compensating by working harder than they need to. This can happen energetically as well – so we might not be feeling the ease in processing what comes our way because we need realignment to feel the flow again.

One of the most common imbalances I work with, takes place in the 3rd chakra, known as the solar plexus chakra. It spins around the area at the base of our ribs and is also connected to our adrenal glands (which are located on top of the kidneys in the back of our body within the 3rd chakra) which triggers our “fight or flight response”. So often auto-immune diseases have connection to the stress that we experience. Our adrenals kick in to create adrenaline when this stress is high or during periods of prolonged stress, giving us the energy to face into the challenge or run away from it. The third chakra is the ruler of our will, our sense of purpose and the ability to take action. The natural element connected to it is fire.

In our culture we are often focused on producing results and being productive. When this is in balance it can feed our sense of who we are and what we bring to the world. However, when we push too hard and try to take on more than we can chew – we exhaust ourselves, our adrenals and our third chakra. So we may be invited to slow down and reflect on what we can adequately take on and what is our purpose. We also might question if we are getting the support we need to feed our fire from our family, community and our work (1st – Root chakra). Or perhaps we are not attending to what brings us pleasure (2nd – Sacral chakra) or we are feeling uninspired (7th – Crown chakra).

Creating a deeper relationship with your etheric body impacts your physical body as well, since all systems are a part of the larger whole. In meditating on the chakras and having someone do chakra work for you – whether it be clearing or balancing, you can begin to attend to the deeper meaning of what is challenging you and experience a greater sense of clarity and release, grounding and flow

So what do you say? Are your charkas calling you?

Gina C James LMT #7348, Reiki Master and Spiritual Director has been working with charkas for the last twelve years. She uses Reiki and Pranic Healing to balance and clear one’s energetic body during private sessions. She also teaches Movement Through The Chakras Classes which include meditative and movement explorations of the chakras through a variety of creative, mindful and experiencial techniques.

Movement Through The Chakras – Wheels of Transformation Class

Saturdays 2:30-4:30
Purchase the whole series for $90 or take individual classes for $15 per class

April 3rd – Introduction To The Chakras
Gain a greater understanding of this dynamic system

April 17th – Root – 1st Chakra
Survival, the Body, Family

April 24th– Sacral – 2nd Chakra
Flow, Creativity, Pleasure

May 1st – Solar Plexus – 3rd Chakra
Will, Purpose, Action

May 8th – Heart – 4th Chakra
Compassion, Connection, Love

May 22nd – Throat – 5th Chakra
Truth, Expression, Sound

May 29th– Third Eye – 6th Chakra
Insight, Intuition, Light

June 5th– Crown – 7th Chakra
Unity, Spirituality, Trust

June 19th -Integrating The Whole
Celebrate the dynamics of the whole

Interested in the next Movement Through the Chakras Class? Feel free to call Gina at 503-282-8600 ext 5.

Yoga with Tammy Holder at Numinosity

February 9th, 2010

Dear Yogis and Yoginis,

Come beat the winter blues and grays and find your heart’s joy in the movement and practice of yoga.

Whether you want to work at a gentle pace or develop a balance of strength, at it’s essence it is the practice of yoga. It is the practice of moving our bodies with awareness, conscious breathing and connecting to that part of ourselves that is wisdom.

As the yoga sutra instructs, learning to move, act, speak and breathe from the wisdom within the heart is ananda – endless joy.
No matter the weather!

A Big change is made of many small changes. Begin the practice of yoga today and the tomorrow you long for will unfold even brighter than you may be able to imagine today.

CONTINUING CLASS OFFERINGS AT NUMINOSITY WELLNESS CENTER

Feb. 22 – Apr. 5 (7-Weeks), Mondays 5:30-6:45 PM
Gentle Yoga – a place to begin if you are new to yoga or have some minor aches, pains or general stiffness. Gently paced, you can increase flexibility, maintain strength and experience the effects of a well-balanced yoga practice on mind, body and vital energy.
Cost: 7-week term = $70.00, Drop-in = $12.00

Feb. 22 – Apr. 5 (7-Weeks), Mondays 7:00-8:15 PM
Balanced Strength – for students with a year or more yoga experience who are looking for a well balanced practice to strengthen and stretch their whole body while training their mental focus and increasing breathing capacity without strain. A great way to begin each week; with clarity of mind, focused intention and a balanced body.
Cost: 7-week term = $70.00, Drop-in = $12.00

To Register:
call Tammy at (503) 984-6133
Register early as class size is limited to ensure plenty of individual attention.
Join the class within the first three weeks of the session and we’ll pro-rate the fee.
Suggested props: bring your own mat and firm cotton or wool blanket, but should you need them, there are props available for your use.

_ _ _ _ _
Two New Class Offerings and an Introductory Lecture/
Demonstration

Start date TBD, Wednesdays 5:30 – 6:45 (6-week course = $90)
Yoga for the Upper Back, Neck and Shoulders
In each class you will learn a short sequence of postures and a few simple movement principles that can help you relieve tension, improve posture and find a better balance of strength and flexibility for your unique body. You will have the opportunity to explore and make the connections between your posture, your patterns of tension/hypo-tone and which movements work best to help correct your imbalances. Through this course, you will simultaneously begin relieving tension, strengthen weak areas and acquire a deeper understanding of the dynamics of movement as you relate to the forces of the earth. We will also discuss common causes of upper back, neck and shoulder tension and how ergonomics or your activities may relate to your tension patterns.

Start date TBD, Wednesdays 7:00 – 8:15 (6-week course = $90)
Yoga for the Lower Back
you will learn some anatomy of the spine and pelvis and we will discuss common causes of lower back discomfort and how your posture, ergonomics or activities may relate to your tension patterns. In each class you will learn a short sequence of postures and a some simple movement principles that can help you relieve tension, achieve a balance of tone all throughout the lower back and lower body, improve joint function and find a better balance of strength and flexibility for your lower back. Through this course, you can simultaneously begin relieving your lower back discomfort, strengthen weak areas and acquire a deeper understanding of the dynamics of movement as you relate to the forces of the earth.

Come to an introductory lecture/demonstration
for these new courses and get more information,
experience the instructor and try it out
before you commit to a course.

Introductory lecture/demo at Numinosity Wellness Center Wednesday Feb. 17.
6:00 – 7:00 PM Yoga for Structural Healing (Lower Back, Neck, shoulders, and Hips)

About the Instructor:
Tamra Holder, LMT is a Yoga Instructor in the T. Krishnamacharya-Desikachar yoga tradition and a Massage Therapist (OR #10548). She has been studying and practicing yoga since 1999 and teaching since 2003. She completed 450 hours of teacher training including an apprenticeship with Sarahjoy Marsh. Tamra is currently completing her second 500-hour Teacher training program with the Healing Yoga Foundation, San Francisco. Both her bodywork and yoga training emphasize honoring, respecting and meeting the unique needs and goals of each person. She endeavors to create a comfortable atmosphere for students to explore, experiment, inquire and experience a state of Yoga and a qualitative change in the mind-body system. Tamra is delighted to share her joy and enthusiasm for yoga with people from all walks of life.

Gayatri Healing Yoga
growing awareness &
Inspiring radiant health
(503) 984-6133

Levy Chiropractic: New Satellite Office, New Schedule.

January 21st, 2010

Levy Chiropractic is growing, and will be opening a satellite location just down the street from Numinosity, starting in February. The second location will be in the building at 2100 NE Broadway St, Suite 225 (it’s the newly remodeled orange building just across Broadway from Dava Beads).

This will have little impact on you for appointments, scheduling, or payments as the Doctors are altering their work schedule in order to continue working in tandem at both locations and all scheduling and billing will continue to be managed at the primary Numinosity location.

As always, they will be bringing you the best possible care, and coordinating with the other providers you may be seeing at Numinosity.

NUMINOSITY HOURS:

Mondays, from 10am – 2pm.
Wednesdays, from 3 – 8pm.
Fridays, all day, 10am – 8pm.

TWENTY-FIRST  STREET SATELLITE OFFICE HOURS:
Mondays, from 3 – 8pm.
Wednesdays, 10am – 2pm.
Thursdays, 3 – 8pm.


If the Numinosity hours don’t jive with your schedule, you are welcome to schedule at the satellite location. This secondary location represents the future potential for the Chiropractors to fulfill a shared dream, one they’ve envisioned with more clarity as their practice has evolved. The Doctors want to thank all of their patients for your support in the transition to incorporating the satellite office, and hope you know how much they love providing care for you, as do all of us at Numinosity.

Yoga with Tammy Holder

January 21st, 2010

BEGIN YOUR NEW YEAR WITH CLARITY, CALM & STRENGTH
through the practice and discipline of yoga
with Tammy

Bring yourself to the mat, breathe and welcome yourself to this moment as you move with awareness to your own breath rhythm. Yoga meets you right where you are, here in the present moment. Even after the first practice you can begin to reap the health benefits, increased vitality and healing of yoga. Sure, your muscles with stretch and strengthen and you can relieve physical aches and pains but did you know you can improve the quality of your mental focus, quality of life, and your relationships? This is Yoga; postures and breathing practices that heal and support you on your path to vibrant health, mental stability and joyful living.

CONTINUING CLASS OFFERINGS AT NUMINOSITY WELLNESS CENTER

Jan. 4 – Feb. 15 (7-Weeks), Mondays 5:30-6:45 PM
Gentle Yoga – a place to begin if you are new to yoga or have some minor aches, pains or general stiffness. Gently paced, you can increase flexibility, maintain strength and experience the effects of a well-balanced yoga practice on mind, body and vital energy.
Cost: 7-week term = $70.00, Drop-in = $12.00

Jan. 4 – Feb. 15 (7-Weeks), Mondays 7:00-8:15 PM
Balanced Strength – for students with a year or more yoga experience who are looking for a well balanced practice to strengthen and stretch their whole body while training their mental focus and increasing breathing capacity without strain. A great way to begin each week; with clarity of mind, focused intention and a balanced body.
Cost: 7-week term = $70.00, Drop-in = $12.00

To Register:
call Tammy at (503) 984-6133
Register early
as class size is limited to ensure plenty of individual attention.
Can’t begin on Jan. 4th? no problem. Join the class within the first three weeks of the session and we’ll pro-rate the fee.
suggested props: bring your own mat and firm cotton or wool blanket, but should you need them, there are props available for your use.

Two New Class Offerings and an Introductory Lecture/
Demonstration for Each

Feb. 3 – March 10, Wednesdays 5:30 – 6:45 (6-week course = $90)
Yoga for the Upper Back, Neck and Shoulders
In each class you will learn a short sequence of postures and a few simple movement principles that can help you relieve tension, improve posture and find a better balance of strength and flexibility for your unique body. You will have the opportunity to explore and make the connections between your posture, your patterns of tension/hypo-tone and which movements work best to help correct your imbalances. Through this course, you will simultaneously begin relieving tension, strengthen weak areas and acquire a deeper understanding of the dynamics of movement as you relate to the forces of the earth. We will also discuss common causes of upper back, neck and shoulder tension and how ergonomics or your activities may relate to your tension patterns.

Feb. 3 – March 10, Wednesdays 7:00 – 8:15 (6-week course = $90)
Yoga for the Lower Back
you will learn some anatomy of the spine and pelvis and we will discuss common causes of lower back discomfort and how your posture, ergonomics or activities may relate to your tension patterns. In each class you will learn a short sequence of postures and a some simple movement principles that can help you relieve tension, achieve a balance of tone all throughout the lower back and lower body, improve joint function and find a better balance of strength and flexibility for your lower back. Through this course, you can simultaneously begin relieving your lower back discomfort, strengthen weak areas and acquire a deeper understanding of the dynamics of movement as you relate to the forces of the earth.

Come to an introductory lecture/demonstration
for these new courses and get more information,
experience the instructor and try it out
before you commit to a course.

Introductory lecture/demo at Numinosity Wellness Center Wednesday Jan. 13.
5:30 – 6:45 PM Yoga for the Upper Back, Neck and Shoulders
7:00 – 8:15 PM Yoga for Hips and Lower Back

About the Instructor:
Tamra Holder, LMT is a Yoga Instructor in the T. Krishnamacharya-Desikachar yoga tradition and a Massage Therapist (OR #10548). She has been studying and practicing yoga since 1999 and teaching since 2003. She completed 450 hours of teacher training including an apprenticeship with Sarahjoy Marsh. Tamra is currently completing her second 500-hour Teacher training program with the Healing Yoga Foundation, San Francisco. Both her bodywork and yoga training emphasize honoring, respecting and meeting the unique needs and goals of each person. She endeavors to create a comfortable atmosphere for students to explore, experiment, inquire and experience a state of Yoga and a qualitative change in the mind-body system. Tamra is delighted to share her joy and enthusiasm for yoga with people from all walks of life.

Gayatri Healing Yoga
growing awareness &
Inspiring radiant health

(503) 984-6133

2010 Pacific Northwest Organizing Expo!

January 21st, 2010

Happy New Year,

I want to let you know about an event that is sure to help you start the New Year off right.  Join the Oregon Chapter of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) on Saturday, January 30, 2010 at Montgomery Park for the 2010 Pacific Northwest Organizing Expo!

Here are the basic details:

  • WHEN:            Saturday, January 30th, 10:00AM – 3:00PM
  • WHERE:         Montgomery Park, 2701 NW Vaughn Street, Portland, 97210
  • COST:             FREE admission
  • WHO:              Sponsored by the Oregon Chapter of NAPO, ConnectPDX Business Networking, The Pull-OUT Shelf Company
  • FOR:               Anyone and everyone who wants to get more organized
  • WHAT:            Chat with exhibitors about their products, services and solutions; learn about services professional organizers provide; get answers to your organizing questions
  • WIN:                Door prizes and drawings provided by exhibitors!

See the attached flyer or visit http://www.napooregon.com/ORGANIZING_EXPO.html for full details

For my clients, past & present, who RSVP by Monday, January 25th that they’ll be coming, I’ll have a gift waiting for your at my table.  I’ll look forward to seeing you.

Feel free to call me if you have any questions. I look forward to seeing you at the event.

Anne

Anne McCallister

Inside the Box Organizing

503.421.6465

anne@insidetheboxorganizing.com

www.insidetheboxorganizing.com

The Front of the Room: Performance as Authentic Embodiment

January 21st, 2010

THE FRONT OF THE ROOM
PERFORMANCE AS AUTHENTIC EMBODIMENT

http://www.reverbnation.com/halelupe?eid=3207091_16221552

Most of us live in an old paradigm, which has us believing that great performance is about being judged positively. Thus, we aim to gain the approval of our audiences and spend hours perfecting ourselves, our product, our look, our skills, etc. While there is certainly nothing wrong with preparing or practicing, the problem with this paradigm is that it is this striving that becomes the very thing that makes our performances nerve-racking and exhausting for us and less then compelling for our audiences.


Many of us have spent hours perfecting our musicianship, vocal or songwriting skills, but how many of us have given ourselves the opportunity to learn about the art of performance? In this workshop you will have the opportunity to start at the beginning and then, through a gentle step-by-step process, build an awareness and experience of the factors that contribute to great performances. In an atmosphere of safety and inspiration you will learn to generate a strong and fulfilling connection with your audience that will have them on the edge of their seats and falling in love with you.


IN THIS 4-HOUR WORKSHOP YOU WILL:

  • BEGIN to experiment with a new paradigm of performance that will further you in your career and your ability to connect with people
  • EXPAND your understanding of what makes a great performance
  • EXPERIENCE a renewed connection with the gift of who you are and what you bring
  • DISCOVER that you, just you, are the most compelling thing you have to offer
  • LEARN preparation and delivery techniques to generate your own great performances

WHEN: Saturday, January 23rd
TIMES: 12:00pm – 4:00pm
WHERE: Portland Center for Spiritual Living 6211 NE MLK Jr Blvd • Portland
COST:
$45

INTERESTED? Please contact Lupé @

(503) 757-4037 or halelupe@comcast.net


What past participants have to say about this workshop:

“THANK YOU so much for the workshop. The exercises you use are amazingly simple, but surprisingly deep. Your workshop gave me tools that I can use while I am performing, especially ones that get me back on track when I have fallen deep into my judgmental self. And thank you for your great coaching!”                                              John Cashley

“I realized last night that I actually had an enjoyable performing experience after your workshop– and that is unheard of (at least had been)!!!! Your presentation was wonderful and I felt very safe with you. The feedback you gave was truly valuable and clearly came from someone that is speaking with deep knowledge and experience.”                                          Suzanne Bjork

“This workshop actually changed my life as I gained the ability to connect with people in any situation. I really learned, what you said about “the most compelling thing I have to offer is my authentic self”. I find that now I don’t worry so much about what people are thinking and whether or not they are judging me, instead I focus on being in the moment and showing up with my whole self. The results are amazing. In the past I never received much feedback about my teaching style, my classes or my talks. Now I regularly have people coming up to me after a talk or class, telling me how great it was and wanting to know more, or, I think, they just want to know ME. Imagine that!!”                                                                                 Anne Edwards

Anatomy In Movement, February 2010

January 21st, 2010

Anatomy in Movement, an experiential approach is back. The entire series will begin again in February at the Yoga Shala.

ANATOMY IN MOVEMENT : An Experiential Approach To The Study of Anatomy with Wendy Hambidge

This series of anatomy classes is an introduction to the experiential anatomy of Body-Mind Centering®. The main tenant of BMC™ is that every part of the our anatomy from micro to macro has the capacity for awareness. Not only does the mind influence the body, the body influences the mind. In this work you build awareness of the body’s individual parts. When the different systems (bones, muscles, organs, etc) of the body are clear about their specific roles, the relationship between the parts becomes more fluid and efficient. The study of anatomy through embodiment will bring ease and depth to your yoga practice or whatever movement practice you may have. As in team sports or in music, when each player knows and performs their part it creates a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts.

Touch, drawing, models, movement and somatic experiences are used to facilitate, embody and understand the fascinating and complex world of anatomy.

ANATOMY IN MOVEMENT 101: Structure and Vitality; The Skeleton; and the Muscles Part 1
5 weeks, Wednesdays, 5:30 – 8:30pm, February 3 – March 3 • $225

This 101 course starts in the bones and introduces the muscles. The skeleton provides the framework of our body. When the skeleton knows its role, the muscles can do less and movement will be more efficient. This will help bring clarity and ease to one’s yoga practice. Embodying our bones through intellect and experience we can better know where we are in space and be in relationship with ourselves and our surroundings.


ANATOMY IN MOVEMENT 102: Contents and Container; Organs, Muscles and Ligaments
4 weeks, Wednesdays, 5:30 – 8:30pm, March 10 – April 14 • $180*(no class 3/24, 4/7)
Bones, muscles, ligaments and fascia make up the container for our organs. In this class we continue with the muscles, the source of our vitality and experience our ligaments, the guiding force for specificity in the alignment of our bones. We will identify and experience the governing principles of the muscles and ligaments with several specific examples.
The organs, our contents maintain our daily functions, they provide breath, nourishment and elimination. They are round, three dimensional and can provide support to our skeleton from the inside out. We will locate and experience the organs and how they support the movement of our body and how our movement effects them. Embodying the organs brings depth and fullness, ease and satisfaction to our movement and lives.

ANATOMY IN MOVEMENT 103: Fluidity and Clarity; Nervous, Fluid, and Endocrine Systems 4 weeks, Wednesdays, 5:30 – 8:30pm, April 21 – May 26 • $180*(no class 5/10, 5/19)

In this last series we build understanding and experience of our systems of connectivity. The nervous system is the master communicator. It organizes our experiences into patterns. It communicates between our inner and outer worlds. The fluids are the transportation system of the body, they lubricate every membrane. They include the blood, lymph, synovial, cerebrospinal, interstitial, and cellular fluids. The endocrine glands are the major chemical governing system and works intimately with the nervous system through our fluids.
How can we balance the Autonomic Nervous System with the Somatic Nervous System? How can we maintain our fluidity? How can we balance our relationship between heaven and earth? We hold these questions and more in this series of classes.

To register go to http://www.yogashalapdx.com/courses.html

OR call The Yoga Shala at 503.963.YOGA

Classes are at

The Yoga Shala

3808 North Williams

(One block north of Fremont)

Wendy Hambidge
Registered Somatic Movement Therapist
503.329.1272

Even More Yoga Options at Numinosity!

November 24th, 2009

Introducing: Yoga Classes with Barbara Wood at Numinosity.

Numinosity is happy to announce even more yoga options at Numinosity. Take advantage of classes from Tammy on Monday night (5:30 – 6:45 Gentle, or 7:00 – 8:15 Strength) or Barb on Wednesday nights (5:30 – 6:45 Mixed Therapeutic).

Wednesday night Yoga in December with Barb

Come work with Barb for 4 (four) weeks (Three Wednesday’s and one Thursday!) to tune up, tune in and distress during the hectic holiday season. 5:30 – 6:45, Series of 4 for $40 or drop in for $12 each class. Make checks payable to Barbara Wood.

Week 1 – Wed December 2nd – Low Back and Core

Week 2 – Wed December 9th – Hips and Legs

Week 3 – Thur December 17th – Shoulders, Arms and Neck

Week 4 – Wed December 23rd – Heart Openers and Gratitude

Barb will begin a 10 week series after the holidays. Wednesday night therapeutic yoga for all skill levels. Jan 6th – March 10th. Series of 10 for $100 or drop in for $12/class.

Give the gift of yoga to a friend or loved one. Call Barb at 503-341-6011 for gift certificate ideas.


What is Kripalu Yoga?

Kripalu Yoga is an inquiry-based yoga methodology that promotes the awakening of the life force (prana). Using classic asanas, pranayama, meditation, and relaxation techniques, Kripalu Yoga increases awareness of body, breath, and mind and encourages natural alignment.

Off the mat, this inquiry-based approach to life also encourages natural alignment and increased awareness-of our thoughts, words, feelings, and actions. In this way, Kripalu Yoga is the inquiry of optimal living.

Kripalu Yoga emphasizes the mechanics of yoga (proper breath and alignment) as well as the inner, spiritual dimensions of yoga practice. Students are encouraged to honor the wisdom of the body and to work according to its limits and strengths.

The primary objective of Kripalu Yoga is to awaken the natural intelligence of the life-force (the flow of prana) in order to promote thriving in all aspects of life. Because of its approach, Kripalu Yoga is compatible with all other styles and traditions of yoga practice.

Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health website

What is Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy?

As we struggle to keep up with the hectic pace of our busy lives, we may find ourselves longing for simplicity, inner peace and deeper meaning, for a way to heal our bodies, our spirits and our lives. Though at times we look for outside sources to guide us, somewhere deep inside we know that we must slow down, reconnect with ourselves and listen to our own inner voice.

Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy, through a combination of classical yoga techniques and elements of contemporary body-mind psychology, encourages this deeper connection with self.

A Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy session is a one-on-one process lasting one-and-a-half hours. Through assisted yoga postures and non-directive dialogue, practitioners guide clients to experience the connection of their physical and emotional selves. Using focused breathing, this connection is held and explored, fostering release, personal growth and healing. Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy website

What is Coaching?

Coaching is defined as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential. Through the establishment of a trusting relationship, the coach works with the coachee to define their goals, get clear about any obstacles and help them hold themselves accountable for achieving what they want. Coaching is a forward moving process that deals with old issues as necessary but doesn’t mine for them. Barb brings her laser-like insights and compassionate counseling skills to the service of her clients. One client said, “I felt seen, heard and then propelled into action to take a direction I’d not thought of before.”

About Barbara.

Barbara Wood, Ph.D. was introduced to yoga in the mid 1980s and remembers silently crying on her mat in her first Shavasana. “I felt like I was coming home.” Practicing on and off since then, she began a daily practice in 2003 and completed 200 hour Kripalu teacher’s training in 2004. After completing training she taught staff of Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, NJ for 2 years. Barb currently teaches two classes a week at Lloyd Center Athletic Club (Monday 6:45 pm – 8:00 Intermediate; and Saturday 11:15-12:15 Beginning) and 2 per week at her work place, Children’s Nursing Specialties. “Yoga has saved my life in so many ways. Whether it be healing from physical injuries, the death of a partner to cancer, or managing so many of life’s challenges, my yoga mat has been my refuge through so much. I want to share my love and commitment to the healing powers of yoga with as many students as possible.”

Barb is also a certified Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist and an Organizational and Executive Coach, plus holds a Master’s of Education in Counseling Psychology and a Doctorate in Human Development and Family Studies.

Besides Kripalu, Barb has trained at Integral Yoga Studio and with Cindy Lee in New York City and currently volunteers for Living Yoga through Amrita. Her classes are a blend of deep grounded introspection and light joyful play. The atmosphere in the class is one of support and relaxation as students are guided to allow their inner wisdom to be their true teacher. The smaller class size of Numinosity offer opportunities for more individualized attention. Barb’s training as a yoga therapist makes her acutely aware of the need for modifications and adaptations to fit unique needs. She’s highly creative while also being acutely aware of safety.

Call Barb at 503-341-6011 or email at barb@mindfulstretch.com for more information about classes at Numinosity, to schedule a one-on-one yoga session, Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy session or free coaching sample session.

Give a healing gift this holiday season:

*One-on-one yoga session to a loved one.

*Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy Session

*Term of yoga classes.

*Coaching Session.