Special Event

CHANTING - NEW

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An Evening of Universal Chanting
w/Jon Seskevich
Saturday 7-9PM, 6/24
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Let the power of sound, vibrations and love release you from your worldly concerns and physical discomforts. No singing, chanting, or musical ability needed!

Chanting, a form of repetitive song, is part of many cultural and spiritual traditions. This is a heart-opening yoga practice. In Universal Chanting we use chants from several traditions, finding that each contains a transformative power and healing energy.

JON SESKEVICH, RN, BSN, BA, CHTP, plays the harmonium and has extensive experience with leading devotional chanting in the community. For chanting, Jon draws inspiration originally from Ram Dass’ “From Bindu to Ojas” record album, Krishna Das, “Jai Uttal,” and Robert Gass. He has released 4 CDs, including his newest: “Chanting is Universal!”

 

Wellness Article

Saturated fat does not clog the arteries: coronary heart disease is a chronic inflammatory condition, the risk of which can be effectively reduced from healthy lifestyle interventions
British Journal of Sports Medicine
by Aseem Malhotra, Rita F Redberg, Pascal Meier

Coronary artery disease pathogenesis and treatment urgently requires a paradigm shift. Despite popular believe among doctors and the public, the conceptual model of dietary saturated fat clogging a pipe is just plain wrong. A landmark systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies showed no association between saturated fat consumption and (1) all-cause mortality, (2) coronary heart disease (CHS), (3) CHD mortality, (4) ischaemic stroke or (5) type 2 diabetes in healthy adults. Similarly in the secondary prevention of CHD there is no benefit from reduced fat, including saturated fat, on myocardial infarction, cardiovascular or all-cause mortality. It is instructive to note that in an angiographic study of postmenopausal women with CHD, greater intake of saturated fat was associated with less progression of atherosclerosis whereas carbohydrate and polyunsaturated fat intake were associated with greater progression. (source)

Wellness Article

Excess Light Exposure May Take Toll on Muscles and Bones
The New York Times
by Sunpreet Singh

Every day people are exposed to hours of artificial light from a variety of sources – computers, video games, office lights and, for some, 24-hour lighting in hospitals and nursing homes. Now new research in animals shows that excessive exposure to “light pollution” may be worse for your health than previously known, taking a toll on muscles and bone strength.

Researchers at Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands tracked the health of rats exposed to six months of continuous light compared to a control group of rats living under normal light-dark conditions – 12 hours of light, followed by 12 hours of dark.

During the study, the rats exposed to continuous light had less muscle strength and developed signs of early-stage osteoporosis. They also got fatter and had higher blood glucose levels. Several markers of immune system health also worsened, according to the report published in the medical journal Current Biology. (source)

Summer Wellness Classes

HOWARD WEBMedical Research
w/Howard Jacobson, MPH, PhD

Healthy Gut, Healthy Life, Wed 3:30-5PM, 5/10 & 5/17
Hear the latest research about how to repair our gut microbiome and reclaim our health through diet, supplementation, and lifestyle changes.
Preventing Cancer, Wed 3:30-5PM, 5/24 & 5/31
We’ll discuss the metabolic theory of cancer and why it changes everything. We’ll examine diet and lifestyle changes that can significantly reduce your risk of developing cancer. And we’ll get skills for shopping, storing, and preparing a delicious “anti-cancer” diet.
Drop Your Bad Health Habits, Wed 3:30-5PM, 6/7 & 6/14
This class draws on behavioral science, psychology, and the secrets of people who have lost hundreds of pounds and completely transformed themselves.

leifFermenting Fresh Food
w/Leif Diamant, MED, LPC
Sat 10:30AM-1:30PM, 6/3
Fermentation not only preserves food, but by providing antioxidants and diversifying digestive microorganisms it also protects and generates human health through detoxification of certain foods, improving digestibility, and strengthening the immune system.

stewart-walkerMassage Therapy
w/Stewart Walker, LMBT

Head, Neck & Shoulder
Sat 10:30AM-5PM, 6/17
Whether for your spouse, your roommate, or friends, there is nothing more soothing than to receive a massage after a long day at the office. This is your opportunity to learn casual massage techniques for relaxation and pain reduction.

Meditation to Quiet the Mind & Open the HeartMEDITATION - JON S
w/Jon Seskevich, RN, BSN, BA, CHTP

Sat 4-6:30PM, 6/24
A workshop for healing and resiliency. Simple techniques will be provided. The traditional concepts of awareness in mind/body techniques will be expanded to “loving awareness,” and sitting and walking meditation approaches will be discussed and practiced.