Trina Becksted 480/419.1799
(Scottsdale,AZ) 7 Centers Yoga Arts is hosting two mini yoga retreats July 11-14 and August 1 –4. They include daily yoga,meditation and hiking. Harumi Maejima and Mally Paquette are the instructors.
The retreats offer an environment to explore a variety of transformational tools and integrative practices for greater health and well-being. All accommodations included for three nights and four days at Sky Ranch Lodge for some of Sedona’s best views. All Ayurvedic breakfasts and lunches are included in the fee of $950 per person.
About Harumi Maejima:Owner/Director HarumiYoga+
Harumi spent a decade engaged in daily practice in mindfulness and many hours at intense silent meditation retreats in temples and monasteries in USA and Japan. She began her yoga training at Kripalu and received E-RYT 500 hours (Experienced Registered yoga teacher with more then 2,000 hours of teaching experience)
She has hundreds of hours of classes,workshops,&teacher trainings in Yin Yoga,Prana Flow. Harumi is a certified Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist. Her instruction reflects the synthesis of all she has learned from these practices of inner awareness and conscious physical alignment with powerful heart-centered,meditative aspects of Kripalu Yoga.
About Mally Paquette :Mally has been involved with fitness for over 35 years. Her career began as a USPTA tennis professional and then progressed into marathons and fitness training. Returning to an original passion of yoga,Mally re-certified her yoga expanding into Hatha,Ashtanga and Kundalini. She recently received her 500 hour Certificate from 7 Centers with a Yoga therapy emphasis.
For more information and a schedule of retreat,see www.7centers-yoga.com or call (928) 203-4400.
Media Contact:Trina Becksted
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(Scottsdale,AZ) Dean R. Silver,M.D. a leading cardiologist for 30+ years is developing a new state of the art age rejuvenation and chronic disease wellness center called,The Silver Institute for Life Extension.
The Institute will provide a blend of traditional and alternative modalities using the latest in international technologies with proven track records. The emphasis is based on patient centered,personalized genomic and toxic evaluation to optimize each person’s biochemical individuality.
Most of the diseases facing the U.S. are chronic,based on our aging population. Unfortunately there are no systems in place to meet this demand. Alzheimer’s,cancer,diabetes,heart disease and obesity are all chronic diseases of aging.
These diseases are present for years before they become clinically evident.
The Silver Institute for Life Extension Medicine will optimize each patient’s genetic expression to help them live a long,disease free life. More information can be seen here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etj0tdtkrZI “The aim is to remain mentally and physically vibrant through our entire life” says Dr. Silver who cured himself of lymphoma cancer and heart disease using many of the treatments he uses in his practice.
The Institute is dedicated to disease prevention,early detection and reversal of age related diseases. It will become the new model for healthcare in this century. Baby boomers have looked at the traditional medical paradigm and are not happy,it is costly and ineffective. Silver Institute will focus on peer reviewed worldwide modalities to slow the aging process. Each patient will receive a detailed written “plan for life”. All testing with interpretations,dietary,exercise,nutritional and medication needs will be presented in a patient friendly format.
A sampling of chronic complex diseases Dr Silver treats include:
cancer,autoimmune,heart disease,neurological disease,chronic fatigue,fibromyalgia,Lyme,HIV,fungus,pain,gastrointestinal,liver,pulmonary,hormonal imbalance,chemical sensitivities and detoxification.
Dr. Silver is a staff physician at the Scottsdale Healthcare Hospital System. For more information and educational videos visit www.deansilvermd.com or call 480/860.2030 to schedule an appointment. Their new location after June 16,is at 7420 East Pinnacle Peak Rd. Suite 126 Scottsdale,AZ 85255.
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It’s time to play ball! Join us for soccer,solar and sustainability on April 12 from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the bi-continental Earth Day Soccer Classic and Earth Day Celebration featuring an all-day soccer tournament,solar cookout,live entertainment,hands-on activities,demonstrations and a chance to give back.
For those of you who have been following this story,you know that Green Living magazine is teaming up with Arizona State University’s School of Sustainability,Sun Devil Fitness and Tempe Sister Cities to bring you a soccer tournament that highlights the philanthropic work of Royal Philips and One World Futbol.
We hope all of you soccer enthusiasts have signed up to play that day (if you are reading this in early April,there is still time) and that you sustainability enthusiasts will be there as we celebrate renewable energy victories in Africa (specifically Ghana) and Arizona,Earth Day and pioneers in sustainable business.
We caught up with some of the players including a team of ASU MasterCard Foundation Scholars and a PhD student from Ghana. The ASU MasterCard Foundation Scholarship program awards students from Sub-Saharan Africa who come from the poorest communities and demonstrate exceptional leadership and academic talent. These students have served their communities and schools and have committed to return to Africa after attending ASU to further their positive impact.
One of these students,Ngoni Mugwisi from Zimbabwe,is particularly excited to play in the tournament,recalling his transformational experience playing street soccer as a young boy. “Playing soccer was an integral part of my upbringing. From a young age I was playing with my friends on the dusty streets of Mkoba,in my hometown,Gweru. That contributed a lot to my personal development. Soccer is a team sport that enhances communication and quick decision making while promoting friendly competition.”
Ngoni added,“Most kids in my country still play street soccer regularly…there isn’t much video gaming to talk about. However,although they do not lack in talent or passion,these kids do not have access to actual soccer balls. They usually resort to making balls out of plastic,paper or cloth that is piled together into a roughly spherical shape. Playing in the Earth Day Soccer Classic provides hope to change this situation since funds from the tournament can be used to provide African communities with long-term and durable soccer balls. There is no limit to the great soccer talent that can be discovered on African streets,and by playing in this tournament I feel that I am contributing to nurturing that talent.”
Top row from left to right:Nokwanda Ramathero,Jossel Disengi Nkunzi,Joan Kwamboka,Ngoni Mugwisi,Mariama Salifu. Bottom row:Ernest Nkansah-Dwamena. Photo by Nora Kuby.
One World Futbol knows all too well the power that soccer can have on youth in Africa and of their struggle to find a decent ball with which to play. That is why their mission is to bring nearly indestructible balls to deserving youth. The Earth Day Soccer Classic will use One World Futbols in the tournament and will have a fundraising web page where you can purchase a ball for $40,with a second ball going to Africa,or you can just buy a ball to be sent to Africa for $25.
Ernest Nkansah-Dwamena,a PhD student from Ghana,echoed Ngoni’s enthusiasm,saying,“There is no greater excitement than showcasing my beloved country Ghana at the forefront of soccer and I just can’t be prouder than being a part of making this happen.” Ernest continued,“This is also an opportunity to reinforce ASU’s School of Sustainability goals of building a community with a sense of belonging,a community where ideas are created and shared together and a community that believes in the future.”
Mariama Salifu,one of the MasterCard Scholars,is from Ghana. The day before the Earth Day Soccer Classic in Tempe,Mariama’s brother Shafic Osman will be coordinating a soccer tournament with his soccer league,Top Ten Football Academy,in Accra,Ghana,on one of Royal Philips’ Community Light Centers fields.
Local soccer player,Nora Kuby,is thrilled to have a team playing in the tournament. “There is a poetic beauty in supporting clean energy as well as helping our friends in Ghana,all while playing the world’s favorite sport. Soccer brings people together,and as a participant in the tournament,I love knowing that not only am I making new friends and having a wonderful time myself,but that I am a part of something bigger and more important than the tournament itself.”
In addition to the soccer games at the event,we will also host a solar oven cookout,brought to us by the Community Christian Church and Arizona Interfaith Power &Light. Join us to taste the renewable goodness of a solar -cooked quesadilla,among other savory solar samples.
We will be collecting electronic waste,also known as e-waste,to help you with spring de-cluttering. So if it has a plug or battery and is sitting in your junk drawer,attic,garage,storage unit,and/or is obsolete or broken,bring it with you. We also will be offering document shredding.
Remember,this event is an all-day tournament. It is highly suggested you bring reusable water bottles (there will be water stations),sun protection,and a chair or blanket so you can relax and watch several games.
Concessions will be sold by Tempe Sister Cities with the goal to donate funds to Tempe’s Sister City,Timbuktu,Mali,a large African nation north of Ghana,which has gone through trying times in recent years. Local businesses and community groups will also be at the Earth Day Soccer Classic showing off their sustainability initiatives. Plans are underway to have additional entertainment such as African or hip-hop dancers and a community art project led by local environmental artist,Joan Baron.
The event kicks off at 8 a.m. and continues all day until the end of the championship game at 9 p.m. We look forward to seeing you,your friends and family there! Happy Earth Month!
And a great day of activities,entertainment and soccer is our GOAL!
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(Scottsdale,AZ) Nick and Javier Montoya,yoga therapists,musician and creators of the Ageless Program,are presenters at the 5th Annual Disability Empowerment Center’s (DEC) Health and Wellness Fair Friday,May 2 and Saturday,May 3,2014. They will share their new Ageless Movement &Breath from Your Chair program and DVD with the public.
The 2014 Fair will offer multiple education and exhibition opportunities to the general public and healthcare professionals who are in search of answers to the complex questions surrounding chronic illnesses and disabilities. More than 80 exhibitors will be at this two-day fair.
After extensive collaboration with physical and occupational therapists,Nick and Javier developed this powerful newly released DVD by VAYU Productions. It is helping those suffering from ailments that limit movement. People with spinal cord injuries,or those undergoing physical rehabilitation,or those living with pain are now benefiting from the Ageless Movement and Breath from Your Chair DVD.
This new DVD is medically designed to get people moving and breathing,no matter their age,physical ability,ailment or illness. It’s an inspiring program that integrates physical therapy,occupational therapy and yoga movement with breath to help patients and the general public gain strength,increase flexibility,reduce stress and manage pain.
“Students of the program have improved their quality of life. They are getting emotionally and physically stronger and are healthier,more flexible and have more energy,all by using simple and natural methods of movement and breath”,says Nick Montoya.
“No matter how old,sick or immobile a person is,or the injuries they have sustained everyone needs to breathe and move.” Testimonials are mounting from people who have used Ageless Movement and Breath from your Chair. Like this one from a former obese woman who suffered from depression http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHjDF30W2Mw
For more information or to purchase this powerful DVD visit www.agelessmovementandbreath.com for media interviews contact Trina Becksted firstname.lastname@example.org
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From the wheel chair bound to the overweight or out of shape person who hasn’t exercised in years,the Ageless Movement &Breath Program is a safe,easy and fun way to help people feel better. Nick Montoya,yoga therapist and coach is the creator of the Ageless Program.
After extensive collaboration with physical and occupational therapists,he developed this powerful newly released DVD by Vayu Productions. It is helping those suffering from ailments that limit their movement. People with spinal cord injuries,or those undergoing physical rehabilitation,or living with pain are now benefiting from the Ageless Movement and Breath from Your Chair DVD.
Physical Therapists are using it with their patients and the Arizona Spinal Cord Injury Association has endorsed the program for people with these injuries. “Anyone can benefit tremendously and improve their quality of life with Ageless Movement &Breath from Your Chair says Montoya,“no matter their age or ailment or physical condition.”
Students of the program have improved their quality of life,have found themselves getting emotionally and physically stronger,they are healthier,more flexible and have more energy,all by using simple and natural methods of moving and breathing.
This daily DVD program is medically designed to get EVERYONE moving &breathing,no matter their age,physical ability,ailment or illness. It’s an inspiring program that integrates physical therapy,occupational therapy and yoga movement &breath to help patients and the general public gain strength,increase flexibility,reduce stress and manage pain.
No matter how old,sick or immobile a person is,or the injuries they have sustained everyone needs to breathe and move. Testimonials are mounting from people who have used Ageless Movement and Breath from your Chair. Like this one from a former obese woman who suffered from depression http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHjDF30W2Mw
For more information or to purchase this powerful DVD visit www.agelessmovementandbreath.com
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(Scottsdale,AZ) Arizona-based Vitanya Wellness Centers has developed a proactive approach to wellness by supporting the immune system and allowing a person to activate the body’s innate ability to heal itself.
One hundred million adults live in chronic pain,according to a 2011 report from the prestigiousInstitute of Medicine,an arm of the National Academy of Sciences. The implications for our society are huge,including the economic burdens. With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act,affordable health care is on the mind of many Americans.
Health care professionals at Vitanya Wellness Centers have discovered how to alleviate symptoms by initially pinpointing the underlying chemical imbalances behind chronic illnesses. The non-invasive technology is known as bio-mapping,measuring frequencies found in the body. It represents a breakthrough in affordability for anyone who ‘can’t afford to be sick’,according to Dr. Rodney Ray,founder of Vitanya Wellness Centers.
This bio-frequency software maps the body’s natural stressors to help facilitate decisions about client health and wellness. The process also involves uniquely improving photobiotic energy balance and efficiency. This improvement may lead to the reduction of symptoms so results may be realized for allergy relief,sleeplessness,fatigue,autism,hormone imbalances,glaucoma and an array of other ailments. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkDlM0LIz84
Vitanya Wellness Centers is expanding its services through franchising to chiropractic offices and other wellness locations. The program represents an affordable,natural alternative to achieve overall health and wellness. And the first visit includes a FREE bio-scan.
Vitanya is the recipient of the 2013 Top Holistic Practitioner in Scottsdale Award. The company’s south Scottsdale location is located at 8010 E. McDowell Road,Suite 101,Scottsdale,AZ 85257,and its north Phoenix location is 18831 N. 19th Ave.,#152,Phoenix,AZ 85027. For more information,visit www.vitanya.com or call (480) 696-3800.
Chelsa Thomas 623/215-5727
(Scottsdale,AZ) Yoga instructors Mally Paquette,Wanda Letourneau,and Shehnaz (Betti) Ahmed join Harumi Yoga+ in North Scottsdale. Kundalini and Ashtanga classes are available on Wednesday,February 5th from 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm.
Kundalini is a spiritual practice,which moves the energy through the body and brings the unfoldment of awareness. Kundalni yoga is available for any level practitioner. The combination of breath,asana,mudras and mantra allow a deep experience,which opens the nadir,cleanses and detoxifies the entire body,delivering a balance to allow consciousness to blossom.
Ashtanga is a traditional yoga practice for beginners and beyond. It is a “moving mediation”. The partnership of the breath with the asana is the focus. This practice brings breath/prana into all parts of the body,delivering a renewal for the physical,mental and spiritual components of our lives. All levels can benefit from this awareness,“Come be the witness!”
Mally Paquette has been involved with fitness for over 35 years. Her career began as a USPTA tennis professional and then progressed into marathons and fitness training. Returning to an original passion of yoga,Mally re-certified her yoga expanding into Hatha,Ashtanga and Kundalini. She recently received her 500-hour Certificate from 7 Centers with a Yoga therapy emphasis. She resides in Sedona,Arizona with her husband Brien and their many dogs. She is passionate and knowledgeable on many levels of the ancient indigenous paths to health having visited and been taught by the Kogi in South America. She is an excellent motivator who genuinely cares about each individual.
Wanda Letourneau –Yoga Instructor RYT500
Wanda’s classes accommodate everybody and every body. They are designed to mobilize and heal the spaces in your body through stretching,breath work and meditation and stabilize your body in space through Astanga vinyasa flow sequencing. In class you may experience partner poses,adjustments,or restorative poses. All you have to do is just show up.
Restorative classes will be on Tuesday at 6:00 –7:15pm and Thursday at 4:00 –5:15pm
Shehnaz (Betti) Ahmed –NIA instructor
Betti Ahmed,a classical pianist and ballet/jazz dancer,first fell in love with the Nia Technique while in college. After graduating from college,she followed her passion to get certified as a Nia instructor in Los Angeles and immediately started teaching in the L.A. area. When she moved to Arizona in 2010,she furthered her education with Nia co-founder,Debbie Rosas,and prominent Nia Trainer,Helen Terry in Portland. Betti is also a Licensed Massage Therapist,having studied at Southwest Institute of Healing Arts,which she believes is a great complement to her teaching. “For me,Nia is freedom –I am free to be uninhibited,playful,strong,vulnerable…you name it. Nia is not only a great workout,but it has the ability to transform one’s life. I love that,and I love sharing it with people and building a community with those who are open to it” Betti said.
Nia classes will be on Monday at 4:30 –5:30pm and Saturday at 8am to 9am
Harumi Yoga+ Holistic Healing House is located on the Southwest corner of Pima and Pinnacle Peak Roads in North Scottsdale,AZ. The Studio offers various types of Yoga classes,therapies,wellness workshops and meditation. Harumi Yoga is a great place to develop new friendships and community with fun and entertaining events too,like dance.
Harumi Yoga + was founded by Harumi Maejima,a 15 year plus Kripalu Elite 500-hour yoga teacher and certified Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy Practitioner. The staff offers students nurturing support and education for a healthy,happy,spiritual and emotionally balanced life.
For more information and a schedule of classes,see www.harumiyoga.com or call 480-292-9493.