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‘Tis the Season…To Take it Up a Notch

It all starts with Halloween--or in my case, October 15th with birthday celebrations.  And if we don't consciously choose otherwise, the slippery slope through U.S. Thanksgiving, Hannakuh, Christmas, New Year's Eve, and Kwanza can pack on the weight, leaving us [...]

New Class, New Focus, New Studio!

Shoulders and knees and pain--oh my! Release pain in shoulders and knees before ski season! I'm excited to offer a 6-class series called ESSENTRICS™ Rebalance & Restore for Winter Sports 10-11 AM Tuesdays and Thursdays at Yoga Lila [...]

Immune-Supporting Herbs

My last post included the Three Musketeers for immune function from a food point of view;  let's focus today on two herbs well known for immune support.  One you may be unfamiliar with is astragalus root (astragalus propinquus) which looks [...]

Immune Support Bonus Tips in Essentrics with Susan

Immune Support- Step 1 I'm offering tips in my Essentrics classes this week, all about immune support  keep you healthy throughout the fall and winter.  So… Just in case you weren't able to attend  Monday's class, I wanted to make [...]

Immune Support and Exercise to Stay Slim through the Holidays

October is my birth month and also when we need to get serious about immune support which dovetails nicely with weight-balancing.  That's because eliminating, or greatly reducing, sugar consumption is Number One for immune support.  When sugar cravings intrude, try [...]

ESSENTRICS™ Walk 9/20

Have you been on an ESSENTRICS™ walk with me? It's tons of fun and you're bound to learn a lot, too. Anyone who shows up can ask questions about herbal medicine and your health, in addition to anything about ESSENTRICS™--or just enjoy a [...]

Service Berries

Service berries were something I knew nothing about, until moving to Steamboat Springs about 11 years ago.  Since my discovery, it's been an August goal to collect some to enjoy in a variety of ways. They look and taste a [...]

California Poppy – to relax and more

Greetings! I've been fascinated lately with using relaxation to strengthen through Essentrics, which also made me think about the many medicinal properties of this beautiful plant, California Poppy, aka Eschscholizia californica L.     In addition to helping us relax, [...]

Remember…Rosemary and her Many Benefits!

Summer is a great time to remind you about the many benefits of rosemary, botanical name: Rosmarinus officinalis With Mediterranean origins, the woodsy-citrus-like fragrance of rosemary has added beauty to gardens, flavor to kitchens, and a great remedy in apothecaries [...]

Freedom – Essentrics Style

For Americans, freedom is what our Fourth of July holiday is all about, and today I am celebrating the freedom I feel in my body due to Essentrics. That includes being both pain-free and able to pursue any activity I [...]