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Welcome Back Your Practice

Summertime in the Bitterroot is busy for all of us, whether traveling, hosting family and friends, gardening, biking, hiking….  This is a call out to all of you who have been playing and/or working hard this summer to take an opportunity to get back on the mat.  We’ll focus on breathe, movement in the joints, hip openers and back care.  I hope you can join us.

Peace,

Pam

Time:  Thursday, August 25th  5:30- 7:00 p.m.

Place:  River Street Dance Theater, Hamilton

Cost: $12


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Healthy Aging

One of my dear friends pointed out that I did not add a time and place to the last email notice!  The Yoga and Nutrition for Healthy Aging classes are on Thursdays, June 2, 9, 16 and 23 from 5:30-7 p.m. at River Street Dance Theater in Hamilton, at the corner of 2nd Street and River Street.  You can go to the events page to see details.  Thank you!


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Yoga and Nutrition for Healthy Aging

Yoga and Nutrition for Healthy Aging

Who wouldn’t want to age gracefully? Yet so much of how we interact with our social, emotional and physical environments may undermine our desire to maintain good health over the lifespan. At each session, we’ll connect the dots between nutrition science and cellular health as it relates to aging. Together, we’ll develop a personalized toolbox of lifestyle improvements that can enhance and embrace this process. Come with your questions!

Week One: June 2
Yoga Practice: Strength and Flexibilty
Fats and oils: Which to embrace and which to eliminate?
Let’s talk “cholesterol”
Geek out: What is ROS?

Week Two: June 9
Yoga Practice: Balance and Agility
The three I’s: Inflammation, Insulin resistance, Immune response
Sneaky sugar: Tips to reduce your consumption
Geek out: Cellular health

Week Three: June 16
Yoga Practice: Brain and Heart health
The gut/brain connection
Food allergies, sensitivities & intolerances
Geek out: Keeping your microbiome in tip top shape

Week Four: June 23
Yoga Practice: Stress Reduction and Equanimity
Beyond nutrition: Sleep, stress, exercise, hydration
Supplements: Which can help and which can harm?
Geek out: Which eating pattern is best for you?

Invest in your health.
$20-$30 sliding fee per session


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Yoga and Nutrition for Healthy Aging

 

Nourish your body through movement and knowledge.

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Join nutrition educator and consultant Mimi Kalamian, EdM, MS, CNS, and sustainable farmer and yoga instructor Pam Watts, RYT,  for a 4-part series exploring nutrition and yoga to build and maintain health.

This series will help you develop ways to enhance your well-being through diet and movement.  Each session will include a yoga practice, presentation and open discussion.  Please come with curiosity!

 

Week 1: Strength and Flexibility

Strength and flexibility are not just for the young!  Join a gentle, vibrant practice focused on creating muscle tone and suppleness.   Fun Fact from Mimi: Flexibility in yoga correlates with blood vessel flexibility

Week 2: Balance and Agility

The decline in balance and agility is tied to changes in vision, core strength, flexibility and reaction time.  Reconnect with the core, and explore your range of motion.  Fun Fact from Mimi: Improving vitamin D status can reduce the risk of falls.

Week 3: Brain and Heart Health

Learning to move the body in unfamiliar patterns challenges the brain and creates new neurological pathways.  Explore new postures, and sync your movement with the breath as we practice dynamic yoga sequences.  Fun Fact from Mimi:  We are just beginning to understand that gut health and brain function walk hand in hand.  Learn what actions you can take to reduce brain fog and support clear thinking, these same actions will also protect your heart!

Week 4: Stress Reduction and Equanimity

We owe it to ourselves to use every means possible to reduce the stress in our lives.  Learn yogic breathing techniques that can bring ease and calm into our lives.  You will be provided with a comprehensive list of actions, rationale and resources that can form the framework for a better quality of life.  Fun Fact from Mimi: Hemoglobin and chlorophyll are identical in structure with one exception: A single iron molecule sits at the center of hemoglobin and a single molecule of magnesium forms the heart of chlorophyll. This is an awesome example of our inter-connectedness and interdependence with the plant world.

June 2 – June 23

Thursdays 5:30-7:00 p.m.

River Street Dance Theater

Sliding fee scale: $20-$30 per class

Contact Pam to register.


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Yoga for Healthy Aging

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Mary Byers, Yogini extraordinaire!

Free Event!

Yoga For Healthy Aging

Presentation and practice*

Wednesday, March 30, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

River Street Dance Theater (corner of second and River) Hamilton, MT

Let’s face it: living equals aging.  We cannot reverse or stop this process, but we can approach it with grace and wisdom.

Learn how yoga can help:

  • Improve flexibility
  • Increase bone density
  • Build muscle
  • Boost balance and agility
  • Reduce stress and insomnia
  • Enhance brain and heart health

* Ability to stand unassisted and transition to the floor is necessary.