Ankles and Feet and Toes–Oh, My!

While in Montreal for a recent teacher training, I was horrified to learn how much I have been gripping my toes--especially while performing Essentrics® moves like kicks and side-to-side movements. Now that I'm working on releasing my toes more and pressing [...]

Midwest ESSENTRICS™ Getaway

Check out this YouTube video on my first ever workshop to combine Essentrics classes and interactive sessions on the best uses for herbal medicine. What could be better than a weekend of  ESSENTRICS™ classes taught by three fully-certified Level 4 Essentrics [...]

Dandelion, Your Backyard Herbal Remedy

Dandelion has the reputation for thwarting any attempt to kill it--including highly toxic chemicals. So it makes sense it would be the perfect herb for your body to help ward off chemicals, too.  "Detoxing" is popular in the spring but [...]

Your 2nd Heart

I'm just about to send out a newsletter; are you on the list? This one is about the science behind why many physicians refer to your calf muscles as the "second heart". I have a link for you with all [...]

Unexpected benefits from frequent movement

I was impressed with this article from the New York Times that indicated that regular movement not only keeps you fit, but also keeps you happier. http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/25/well/move/get-up-and-move-it-may-make-you-happier.html?smprod=nytcore-iphone&smid=nytcore-iphone-share If you're not in Steamboat , there is always Essentrics TV  available wherever [...]

Essentrics Schedule + Weight Rebalancing

My New Year’s Intentions include: Weighing myself weekly Last winter, I put on 14 pounds after going to several months without weighing myself and getting addicted to sugar again which is so easy!   In my past, I’ve obsessed with weighing myself more than once a day which is not healthy either. Once a week on each weekend seems like a good middle path. Just say NO to Sugar & HFCS Sugar is more addictive than heroin; when you let it in, it’s so easy to consume it daily. The key is not to buy it. If it’s in the house, I’ll eat it    Read your ingredient lists carefully and when a craving hits, 1 teaspoon raw honey does the trick. Or… take a few drops of gymnema tincture to make sugar taste nasty. (this is a great herb for anyone trying to keep blood sugar levels down). Daily Essentrics It takes a combination of regular exercise and predominately healthy and whole food choices to keep our weight balanced.  In a recent Discover Essentrics  workshop, I was asked if our program is contraindicated if you also like to lift weights, run, cycle, etc   Quite the opposite is true; doing daily Essentrics to rebalance my body helps me be to be able to ski, hike and enjoy life to the fullest. […]

Take Your Workouts UP a Notch

Essentrics; anytime, anywhere. UNLIMITED LIVE ESSENTRICS for your January Jumpstart + Discover Essentrics Workshop December 28th 9-11 AM First,  January Jumpstart--Two  instructors, 22 classes, one location: Sundance Studio (and a  complimentary copy of my book, Take Back Your [...]

‘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 [...]