Paula Heitzner has been teaching yoga since 1964. She is an experienced registered yoga teacher with the Yoga Alliance and is a senior board member of the Yoga Teachers’ Association. She is a practitioner and instructor of Hatha, Iyengar, Siddha Yoga and Pranayama Breath Work with a lifetime Kripalu certification. She has studied Western mind-body movement therapy, including ideo-kinesis, the Alexander Technique, body polarity, bio-energetics, Feldenkrais and continuum movement explorations. She also has a background in classic and modern dance forms and choreography.
Articles from: September 2017
The eighth annual O+ Kingston, October 6-8, celebrates art, music, wellness and community in multiple venues throughout the Kingston neighborhoods of uptown, midtown and the Rondout. The festival features more than 50 bands, including Deerhoof, Steve Gunn, White Hills, Abdu Ali and local favorites The Mammals and The Big Takeover.
Dr. Janette Asaro Pena of Newburgh Chiropractic affirms that chiropractic care can help slow the aging process. “Chiropractic adjustments help the spinal joints to move properly which, in turn, ensures the nervous system works optimally. When the nervous system works well, all bodily functions are carried out with ease and not disease. When we are sedentary or don’t move all of our joints very often, arthritis ensues. Chiropractic care keeps arthritis at a minimum and keeps toxins from building in our joints and muscles. This allows for a longer, healthier life.”
The 16th Annual Integrative Medicine Conference: A Holistic Approach to Breast Health presented by Breast Cancer Options is being held October 22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lecture Center at State University of New York (SUNY) in New Paltz.
Fall is fast approaching, bringing a final vibrant display of color which will be followed by the diminished color of dormancy. Mother Nature has her patterns. We also have our patterns and habits and this can be a time of resurging energy and resolve as we return to the pursuits of active, productive living that often follow the slower, more relaxed pace of summer.
Licensed Massage Therapist Magda Durante recently has launched SoulHand Bodywork in a beautiful new office. With fifteen years of experience at high-end spas in New York City and as an independent practitioner, she helps clients speed healing, relieve pain and improve function.
I first learned about yoga in college and fell in love with it in a class years later. I love restorative yoga as much as Vinyasa. Aerial yoga is a beautiful complement to a Vinyasa practice as it explores traditional postures in new ways with the help of gravity and the support of the hammock. Plus, it’s so much fun to hang and float in the air.
My friend Dan calls it the ‘Ten Step Rigor’—the ten steps it takes to walk off the stiffness and pain of getting up and walking after sitting. Many people surrender to the belief that fatigue and stiffness are inevitable characteristics of life after 35. They speak of their bad knees and backs and their different illness as if they are immutable truths. They believe that the vigor and freedom of youth is forever gone. What is gone, however may just be the impunity of youth—the ability to go hard all day and then get up and do it again with little immediate consequence. You just get up and go. Aging is a wonderful by-product of not dying. It need not define us. We can use this gift of time to refine our health.
Sally Nazari, PsyD, licensed psychologist, Usui Reiki Master Teacher and Jikiden Reiki practitioner, is excited to announce a new Mindfulness Matters Group beginning October 3. The group will be held on Tuesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. through November 22.
15 years ago my life changed when I first experienced yoga. I remember the class clearly. I was in Triangle pose and my mind was all over the place. After that first class, I said this is not for me. It is too slow and all this talk about breath? I clearly did not get it. Eventually I did get it and it was transformative.