Yoga with Kathy Ornish

Spring/Summer 2009

- Schedule of classes

- Home Practice

- Therapeutic Yoga

- Inspiration

Melting Arctic ice, freezing credit, devastation, bailouts, unemployment,
foreclosures, inflation, deflation, recession, depression!…We are
surrounded with an endless stream of anxiety inducing information –
through TV, the Internet, newspapers, radio, and conversation. It is
important to be aware, but what is “news” really, and when does another
story become something other than news? Rather than keeping you well
informed, is this media information instead cultivating fear?

As yoga practitioners and citizens of our society, what can we do about
fears that arise in our lives and how can we use the many ideas and tools
of yoga to help us cope in these stressful times? Below are some
suggestions, both through action and thought . Choose one or two to begin,
but eventually you might find them all slowly working their way into your
life. If you benefit, we all benefit.

1. Be clear about why you are listening to/reading the news. What are you
trying to gain, what is your intention, and are you achieving this?
2. Consider limiting your access to this deluge of information.
3. If your life has been affected by difficulty, try to use it, as much as
possible, for positive growth and as an opportunity for change.
3. To transform your fear, be present with your feelings and shine the
light of awareness on them.
4. Be mindful of your choices and how each choice affects your state of
5. What nourishes you? Do more of it.
6. Restore yourself through rest or relaxation.
7. Feel more connectedness, both inside and outside yourself.
8. Meditate and/or breathe every day. Allow this to be a time to both
connect and let go.
9. Volunteer your time to those who have less.
10. How much is enough? Perhaps you really have everything you need.
11. Every day, list three things for which you a grateful.

In service,


--New Class Schedule

Of note, I will be teaching a new one time offering:

Yoga and Multiple Sclerosis
Tuesdays from 7:30-8:45pm
July 28-September 1 for $90. Please see the class description on my

The new schedule of classes for May - June is now posted.
July - August will be posted in early May. You may contact me by email for
those dates before they are posted.

Please go to [] for

--Home Practices

I've posted two new practices on the website - both use a specific type of
breath, matched with movement, to prepare for a pranayama at the end. They
are of intermediate difficulty, but can be modified to be more gentle.

Segmented Exhale

Segmented Inhale


--Therapeutic Yoga

What is Yoga Therapy?

Yoga Therapy adapts and applies Yoga techniques and practices to help
individuals who are facing health challenges. It offers a personalized
practice that empowers the individual to progress toward greater health by
managing their condition, reducing symptoms, restoring balance,
and facilitating healing on all levels of our being.

What's New:
As mentioned previously, I will be offering a new class in July, Yoga and
Multiple Sclerosis. Please see my website for details.

What is Yoga Therapy helpful with?
Structural conditions (such as back pain, sciatica), physiological
conditions(such as high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, arthritis,
COPD) as well as emotional conditions (such as depression and anxiety) are
all helped by the varied techniques of yoga.

What techniques are used?

One or more of the techniques can be used, but again, they are tailored
to the needs and interests of the individual - physical postures, breath and
movement, discrete breath practices, visualization, sound,meditation,
lifestyle techniques, diet, and more.

What do sessions look like?

Sessions are conducted on a one-on-one basis and tailored to your special
needs.Each session usually lasts one hour and a personal practice is
created to encourage work on your own. Sessions, held in my private office,
are usually for 1-1.5 hours at$70/hour. I am now offering discount
packages of four hours for $240 (a $60/hour rate).

I hope to inspire and empower you to reach your full potential, both
physically, mentally, and emotionally leading to a healthy, joyful, and
productive life.



When I look for silence,

I find silence

Inside my soul.

When I look for my soul

I find my soul

Inside my silence.

Silence, silence, silence.

Silence awakens the sleeping seeker in me.

Silence enlightens the aspiring seeker in me.

Silence fulfills the self-giving seeker in me.
Silence, silence, silence.

from Sri Chinmoy


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