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Articles from: February 2013

Upcoming Workshops at Bumblefly Yoga Studios

Bumblefly yoga studio, located in Central Valley, offers daily morning and evening yoga classes as well as cultural dance like belly dancing, Zumba® and coming soon "Bollywood". The studio prides itself in being a studio for everyone, from the novice to the advanced practitioner.

They are offering some great workshops in March, beginning with "Deepening Your Practice through the Breath" led by Barbu Panaitescu, 500hr/ RYT on March 2 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. On March 3, Teodora Touzharova registered holistic coach will be leading a nutritional workshop called "Beat the Sugar Blues". On Saturday, March 16 our own Colby Borden Rolando 500hr/RYT will be leading "Embracing Courage" an inversion workshop. For details on these workshops see the calendar. We are will be beginning a new prenatal yoga session Sunday mornings from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m.

Owner Arlene Kobylinski is pleased to announce the new addition to their space of infrared heat for some of our classes offering a warm room for your practice. Their schedule will reflect the heated classes.

Location: 34 Smith Clove Rd. (off Valley Ave.), Central Valley. For a complete list of classes, contact 262-0359 or [email protected] or visit

The Healing Arts Studios in Newburgh Expands

The Healing Arts Studios is a new space located in an historic neighborhood on the Hudson, focusing on energetic healing modalities. To celebrate their expansion to a second floor, the Studios will host a Grand Opening event on Saturday, March 2 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. featuring free yoga and yoga dance classes and crystal bowl meditations.

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Some Gluten Free Advice by Joseph Bases

For those with Celiac Disease or gluten-sensitivity, it is exciting to see more and more signs in business windows that say, “Ask about our gluten free options” as it means that food vendors (pizzerias, restaurants, delis, bakeries et el) have been noticing the growing need for an alternative to wheat. However, it is important for those with these dietary restrictions to make sure these products are truly gluten free. By asking a few simple questions, you can be an informed consumer.

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Carefree Indulgence with Bixby Bars

Those seeking the perfect carefree chocolate indulgence will love the Bixby Bar by Bixby & Company. Bixby Bars are not only decadent, they are truly a delicious and healthy snack. The bars are a unique formula of organic chocolate, natural dried fruit and nuts, and spices from exotic places in the world. Each bar contains high fiber, rich antioxidants, and no GMO’s. Plus,

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Benefits of Prenatal Yoga by Arlene Kobylinski

It’s important for a woman to stay fit throughout her pregnancy for her own health, as well as the health of her baby. This is a special time for a woman to bond with her baby; however, it is not a time to be pushing one’s self too much at the gym.

Practicing yoga can help reduce the trying effects of a woman’s changing body.

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John F. Barnes Myofascial Release Practitioner Now in Nyack

Geralyn Petrilyak-O’Rourke, physical therapist and John F. Barnes Myofascial Release (JFB MFR) therapist, has new office space in Nyack. She recently relocated to Rockland County from NYC and brings with her more than seventeen years professional and clinical experience. She works with all age groups, including pediatrics, adolescents and adults.

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Valentine’s Yoga Love for Shelter Pets

Sanctuary Yoga Studios in New City is hosting the third annual Yoga Love for Shelter Pets yoga class from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, February 16. “Celebrate our third year helping those who bring us so much joy,” says studio owner Nancy Mahon.

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Relationships— Which Ones Work and Why by Dena Sperling

We often wonder why certain adult relationships work and others do not. Perhaps it is because each relationship is unique and demands its own set of rules and compromises to be successful.

For many, the commonly sought after “give and take” approach, also known as the “Exchange Theory Perspective” facilitates a harmonious relationship. Each individual in the relationship gives something (time, attention, money, assistance, etc.) to the other individual and the favor is returned in a timely fashion. This facilitates a healthy relationship as long as nothing occurs to preclude one person from being able to do what he/she would truly like to do for the other.

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Power of Surrender Retreats

Kathleen S. McPhillips will facilitate a three part series of spiritual retreats for women beginning with “The Power of Surrender” on February 16.

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How Chemical and Hormonal Imbalances Impact Weight

If you are overweight or obese, you are likely suffering from a chemical and hormonal imbalance. The good news is that we can now pinpoint reasons that cause so many people to remain overweight – and actually do something about it. Reducing calories is important to lose weight, but where those calories come from and the resulting hormonal and physiological responses in our bodies also must be addressed. Here are a few of the key players that must be in balance to successfully achieve lasting weight loss:

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