Healing Yoga at Numinosity!

November 5th, 2009

Announcing: Healing Yoga with Tammy @ Numinosity, A Center for Wellness

Experience the health, vitality and healing benefits of yoga as it was intended. Yoga is a holistic healing discipline that addresses your whole body-mind-being. Yoga brings together movement, breathing and awareness to not only stretch and strengthen your muscles and relieve physical aches and pains but can improve the quality of your mental focus, quality of life, and your relationships. This is Yoga YOU CAN DO, postures and breathing practices that heal and support you on your path to vibrant health, mental stability and joyful living.

Gentle Yoga
WHEN: Monday evenings.
DATES: November 9 – December 14.
TIME: 5:30 – 6:45pm

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 your flexibility, maintain strength and experience the effects of a well-balanced yoga practice on mind, body and vital energy.

LOCATION: Transformation Space at Numinosity, 2538 NE Broadway, Ste C

Balanced Strength
WHEN: Monday evenings.
DATES: November 9 – December 14.
TIME: 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 your whole body while training your mental focus and increasing your breathing capacity without strain. A great way to begin each week with clarity of mind, focused intention and a balanced body.

LOCATION: Transformation Space at Numinosity, 2538 NE Broadway, Ste C

To Register: call Tammy at (503) 984-6133.
Register early as class size is limited to ensure plenty of individual attention.

Class Costs:
Full 6-week term (6 classes) = $60.00.
Drop-in rate = $12.00 per class.

Additional Information:
Can’t begin on Nov. 9th? No problem, join the class within the first three weeks of the session and we’ll pro-rate the fee.

Make-up for missed class: you may make-up one missed class in the first two weeks of the next term beginning in Jan, should you miss a class.

Suggested props: bring your own mat and firm cotton or wool blanket, but should you need them, there are props available for your use in the Numinosity studio space.

Don’t forget, these classes start on Monday 11/9/09.
Later additions to the class will, of course, be welcomed (as space permits).

About the Instructor:
Tammy 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. Tammy 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. Tammy is delighted to share her joy and enthusiasm for yoga with people from all walks of life.


We are thrilled that Tammy is bringing her Healing Yoga practice to the studio Transformation Space at Numinosity. Be sure to look for more information about Tammy’s classes and private sessions in Numinosity’s November Newsletter, as well as on our website.
Numinosity Wellness Center
2538 NE Broadway
Portland, Oregon 97232

Spacious treatment room FOR RENT at Numinosity!

October 27th, 2009

Seeking health and wellness practitioners to rent or sublet at wellness center in NE Portland.

Numinosity, A Center for Wellness, located on NE Broadway, has a spacious treatment room available for daily or monthly rental. We are enthusiastic about finding an LMT to rent as our two massage therapists are close to or at capacity each week. We are also interested in Physical Therapists, cranio-sacral practitioners, osteopaths and other wellness providers that work with chiropractors, acupuncturists, and massage therapists.

ROOM D : 200 square foot corner room with windows along one wall, bright and spacious.
DAILY RATE:  Enquire
HALF DAY RATE: Enquire (hours are morning until 3pm or 3pm – evening)
MONTHLY: $750 per month (tenant responsible for space, may sublet or share space as desired) on a month-to-month contract.
RENAL RATES INCLUDE: rent, utilities, liability insurance, janitorial, and bathroom supplies for clients.
BENEFITS: Daily or monthly renters would enjoy in-house referrals and a supportive alternative wellness community.

OPTIONAL BENEFIT: In addition to the renting or subleasing of space, there is an option to become an Affiliate member of the center, adding full-time reception, billing and marketing services to the space rental for an additional $427 per month. No obligation, of course, but a great option for busy practices to consider.

BONUS SPACE: ROOM H, 380 square feet interior studio space, with beautiful hardwood flooring, gallery walls, currently used for yoga and classes. Studio is available hourly for Numinosity tenants and subleasers. It is perfect for a Physical Therapist or movement arts healer, or general classes or seminars. A really gorgeous space.

ABOUT Numinosity’s physical space: Our center has 7 treatment rooms, and internal office with a large studio/meeting space (Room H), a calm and welcoming reception area, kitchen, staff restroom and client/patient restroom. Numinosity is wheelchair accessible, with ample street parking and a space in a dedicated lot across the street.

Please contact us with interest or questions or to come by and see the space at info@numinositywellness.com or call 503-282-8600.

Treatment Room for Rent

Treatment Room for Rent

Numinosity is growing!

July 1st, 2009

Numinosity is seeking practitioners for our growing community.

Numinosity, A Center for Wellness, is looking for established alternative wellness practitioners to become members of our thriving community. We are a busy clinic of seven Affiliates and two administrative staff, supporting six practices that include a Psychotherapist, two Massage Therapists, two Chiropractors, and an Acupuncturist.

Spaces Available:
We currently have two physical spaces available for two or more Affiliates.

Desired Modalities:
Our center and the individual treatment rooms are ideally suited for practitioners in the following modalities:
-Naturopathic medicine
-Massage therapy
-Psychotherapy (with focus on adult patients)
-CranioSacral practitioners
-Physical therapy
-Similar practices in the healing arts offering quality care for our valued client base.

-Individuals or partners in a practice who are professional, committed, and community-oriented.
-Practitioners interested in growing their established practice, that would benefit from the strength of our community, including inter-office referrals and motivated, creative  marketing efforts.
-Busy practitioners interested in turning over to an exceptional support staff all of the important (but time-consuming) non-treatment tasks/services vital to a successful practice: reception, payment transactions and patient billing, insurance billing, aging, marketing/promotion, and general practice administration.
-Practitioners who currently accept insurance or are on insurance panels including CHP (Complementary Health Program) are a plus as we have many insurance and CHP clients that enjoy seeing all of their alternative care providers in one terrific space.

Room D – 200 square foot corner room with windows along one wall, bright and spacious.
Room F – 131 square foot interior room with skylight/lightwell, cozy and quick access to the reception area.

These rooms are each available for a single full-time practice or can each be cooperatively divided between two or more practices.

Rates and Service Fees vary.
Please contact us for further details about the opportunity to join Numinosity:  Email info@numinositywellness.com or call 503-282-8600.

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What Does A Chiropractor Do?

June 28th, 2009

What truly differentiates doctors of chiropractic from any other healthcare professionals is the fact that chiropractors  are trained to diagnose and treat what is called a “subluxation”.   The word “subluxation” comes from the Latin words meaning “somewhat or slight” (sub) and “to dislocate” (luxate).  So the term ‘vertebral subluxation’ literally means a slight dislocation or misalignment of the bones in the spine.

There are actually five components that contribute to vertebral subluxation.

  1. Bone Component-where the vertebra is either out of position, not moving properly, or are undergoing degeneration.  This frequently leads to a narrowing of the spaces between the bones through which the nerves pass; often resulting in irritation or impingement of the nerve itself.
  2. Nervous Component-is the disruption of the normal flow of energy along the nerve fibers, causing the messages traveling along the nerves to become distorted.  The result is that all of the tissues that are fed by those nerves receive distorted signals from the brain and, consequently, are not able to function normally.  Over time, this can lead to a whole host of conditions, such as peptic ulcers, constipation and other organ system dysfunction.
  3. Muscular Component-since nerves control the muscles that help hold the vertebrae in place, muscles have to be considered to be an integral part of the vertebral subluxation complex.  In fact, muscles both affect, and are affected by the vertebral subluxation.  A subluxation can irritate a nerve, the irritated nerve can cause a muscle to spasm, the spasmed muscle pulls the attached vertebrae further out of place, which then further irritates the nerve and you have a vicious cycle.
  4. Soft Tissue Component-the subluxation will also affect the surrounding tendons, ligaments, blood supply, and other tissues as the misaligned vertebrae tug and squeeze the connective tissue with tremendous force.  Over time, the soft tissues can become stretched out or scarred, leaving the spine with either a permanent instability or restriction.
  5. Chemical Component-is the change in the chemistry of the body due to the vertebral subluxation.  Most often, the chemical changes, such as the release of a class of chemicals called “kinins,” are pro-inflammatory; meaning that they increase inflammation in the affected area.

All of these changes get progressively worse over time if they are not treated correctly, leading to chronic pain, inflammation, arthritis, muscle trigger points, the formation of bone spurs, loss of movement,  as well as muscle weakness and spasm.  Chiropractors have known the dangers of the vertebral subluxation complex ever since the birth of the profession. More and more scientific research is demonstrating the tremendous detrimental impact that subluxation has on the tissues of the body. Chiropractors are the only health professionals trained in the detection, location, and correction of the vertebral subluxation complex through the use of chiropractic care.

-Levy Chiropractic at Numinosity Wellness Center

Help Rename Levy Chiropractic!

June 26th, 2009

Levy Chiropractic has grown over the last year, from a one-woman show featuring Dr. Suzana Levy, to a Dynamic Duo showcasing the exceptional chiropractic skills of both Dr. Levy and Dr. Christy Yogerst.

And, as you may have experienced in your own life, growth is often accompanied by growing pains.  In this case our minor pains have  manifested as “The Great Name Change Debate of 2009. ” We’re not complaining about these pains, but we are at a loss as to how to alleviate them!

So we’re turning to you, our terrific community of clients, friends and associates to see if you have any great ideas for our new business name (of course we’ll remain part of the whole wellness center at Numinosity, that’s not changing, just the name of the door).

Drop us a line and let us know what you think we should call ourselves instead of Levy Chiropractic – we’re looking for something that rings true for chiropractic and body care. Any ideas at all,  just throw them on out there.  It’ll be fun!

Best of all, the winner will be the lucky recipient of a massage with one of our skilled practitioners or a session with Docs at soon-to-be-no-longer-named Levy Chiropractic.

Email the docs at info@numinositywellness.com. We are so excited to see what you come up with ~

Thanks in advance,

Dr. Suzi and Dr. Christy

CHP: More Practitioners Now Accepting Your Complementary Health Program Benefits.

June 2nd, 2009

Numinosity Affiliates Now Accepting CHP
Numinosity is pleased to announce the following Affiliates as newly credentialed with the CHP/Complementary Health Program:

Marsha Hansen, LMT – Massage Therapy
Toshio Omura, LAc – Licensed Acupuncture
Christy Yogerst, DC – Chiropractic Care

They join our seasoned CHP providers:

Gina James, LMT – Massage Therapy
Lyn Hughey, LMT – Massage Therapy
Suzana Levy, DC – Chiropractic Care

All of our providers are happy to navigate the credentialing system to make sure that Numinosity can provide quality alternative care quickly and effectively for all of our CHP clients. (And we are always working on relationships with other insurance companies to offer the maximum benefits available to all of our clients).

Why We Love Complementary Healthcare Program
We love the CHP (Complementary Healthcare Program) plan almost as much as our clients do. It offers easy access to alternative medical care, helping our clients to maximize health and healing, manage stress, and clear the body of some of the things that contribute to chronic illness or disease.

What Is CHP?
If you aren’t familiar with it, CHP is a wonderful (and fairly inexpensive!) addition to standard group insurance plans (such as Kaiser, Blue Cross, etc), providing coverage for alternative healthcare such as Chiropractic, Acupuncture, and Massage Therapy. This benefit plan allows individuals to self-refer to credentialed alternative care providers, adding another tool with which to take charge of self, health and well-being.

How Much Does A CHP Visit Cost?
Though co-pay amounts vary for Chiropractic and Acupuncture care (usually between $5 and $25 per visit, depending on the benefit details of each CHP group plan), the standard Massage Therapy benefit consists of twelve 60-minute massages per year at the cost of only $25 per massage for CHP members. Your insurance Member Services representative can tell you more about your CHP benefit plan details, or call us with your member number and date of birth and we’ll be glad to check for you.

(By the way, the 12-per-year allowance is based on a calendar year from January to December, so if you haven’t been using your CHP benefits, you have another six months to use up your 12 visits… Feeling stressed? Come in every other week through the end of the year and be back in balance long before the holidays!).