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Yoga / Tai Chi / Qigong / Neigong
The most popular of the three, refers to movement with breath. The most popular form of yoga in the west is Hatha yoga. Vinyassa is becoming more popular though because of the physical benefits. Power yoga takes Vinyasa to the next level. Gentle Yoga and Yoga and Meditation are slower and more meditative in nature. Please go to http://www.energymovementcenter.com/yoga-styles for more information on the yoga classes you will find at EMC.
This class is based on what many consider the original form of Taiji, developed in the early 17th century at the Chen village and known as the Chen style. This form is practiced with slow graceful movements with sudden bursts of energy release known as "Fajing". In addition to learning a basic form, the class will include various warm up and meditative exercises centered around basic movements including a series called "silk reeling". The class will be an introduction to what is hoped to be a lifetime of discovery of movement, balance, the body, mind and spirit of the practitioner. Wear comfortable clothes and flat, flexible sneakers.
Qigong is an ancient Chinese longevity practice that improves health and awareness through slow, controlled breathing and movement. All levels. Beginners welcome. Please bring or wear loose, comfortable clothes.
Neigong is a series of postures and movements coordinated with breath control to move Chi (your internal energy) throughout the body. It develops strength and flexibility while simultaneously improving the mind, body and spirit. Wear comfortable clothes and flat, flexible sneakers.
Yoga Vs Tai Chi Vs Qigong
Similarities And Differences
Yoga / Qi Gong / Tai Chi are types of exercise that can be categorized as Moving Meditation.
All of these practices work with the breath, intention, and focus.
Tai Chi, most forms of Qigong, and some types of Yoga add movement, which creates additional health benefits.
Differences Between Tai Chi and Qigong
Qigong literally means "gonging" or cultivating your vital energy ("qi") over time.
As a practice it consists of a combination of movement, self-massage, meditation, and breathing (MORE: What is Qigong, Getting Started with Qigong, Scientific Basis of Qigong). Tai Chi is the most well-known and popular moving form of Qigong. It is essentially meditation in motion, as are all moving forms of Qigong. Qigong practice per se, principally wuji sitting and standing meditation, provides the energetic foundation of Tai Chi. Tai Chi, Qigong and Yoga. All of these practices work with the breath, intention, and focus. Tai Chi, most forms of Qigong, and some types of Yoga add movement, which creates additional health benefits.
Here is a little more about some of the styles of yoga that we offer here at energy movement center:
Align and Refine Yoga
This all levels yoga class is an alignment-centered practice focused on sustaining poses. By spending more time in the pose or repeating the same pose several times, the student will naturally gain more insight and better understanding of yoga postures (asanas), while building strength. Although this is a slower paced class, each session will begin with a Classical Sun Salutation for gentle and systematic way to awaken the breath and warm up the body. Modifications and personalized instruction will be offered to accommodate students of every level. With a little bit more attention to the details, you will find the heart of the yoga poses, and feel more comfortable and confident in your practice.
Energize and Align Yoga
This all levels Yoga class is an alignment focused flow class. It will increase your understanding of transitions between Yoga postures (asanas) while deepening your awareness and understanding of proper yoga alignment all while utilizing breath work (pranayama). This class includes a short dharma (Yoga philosophy) talk to set your intentions and will also teach you to energize your postures through Vinyasa flow. Beginner yogis welcome, modifications will be offered if needed. It is said that the transitions can often be the most vital part of our practice (on and off of our Yoga mats), and with closely guided alignment techniques, yoga students will be more aware of their bodies and their true capabilities and therefore less likely to injure themselves. Get healthy, stay healthy.
A more relaxed, stretching based class, which focuses on increasing mobility, flexibility, circulation, and stress reduction at a moderately slow pace. This class is perfect for seniors, post-natal mothers and those with limited range of motion or anyone whose body is telling them that today is a day to take it a little easy. For those with injuries, some therapeutic postures may be suggested (ask your doctor before taking class).
A stronger and faster paced class designed to focus on the breath and its relationship to the pose. This class has its roots in Iyengar and Ashtanga so it not only focuses on your alignment, but also the fluidity from one pose to the next. Power Yoga was rated #1 for weight loss out of all other forms of yoga. This practice is a total body workout that creates longer, leaner muscles and a body with more mobility to improve circulation. This class is a great class to clear out all the static in both the body and mind to prepare you for meditation.
Vinyasa means "breath-synchronized movement". Practitioners of this style of yoga flow in and out of postures, creating a dance like moving meditation.Vinyasa yoga classes will still utilize the same basic asanas (postures) as other yoga classes, but with an added cardiovascular component due to the frequent flows or vinyasas that will bring students from standing postures down to the mat and back up again. Vinyasa Yoga utilizes heat building poses connected with breath and movement, exploring back bends, inversions, & arm balances. Excellent for developing strength, endurance, flexibility, focus & breathe awareness. This type of yoga class typically raises heart rate and increasing blood circulation, oxygen flow, and builds internal heat. Energy Movement Center's Vinyasa Yoga classes will generally begin with a brief focused concentration, and will end with a meditation.
At Energy Movement Center you will find Peekskill's only Warm Yoga classes! Warm Yoga vs. Hot Yoga is an important distinction. For Energy Movement Center's Warm Yoga classes in the winter time, the Yoga studio will be heated to a cozy 85 degrees (ish). In the summer time, we won't turn on the AC, and the Yoga studio will maintain a temperature in the 80's as well (many traditional yoga studios keep their standard room temperature in the mid 70's while hot yoga classes may reach over 110 degrees). Energy Movement Center's Warm Yoga class will integrate asana (postures), Pranayama (breath work) and yoga philosophy, all while practicing in a warm yoga room in order to assist the body in reaching its potential, and allowing the lungs to work smarter, not harder. Offered in cooler months only.
More On Warm Yoga
In Ayurveda, a close relative of Yoga and the ancient Indian science of health and well being, everythingour minds, bodies, interactions, natural world, food, energy are categorized as being comprised of a mix of five basic elements: Earth, water, fire, air and space (ether). Ayurveda teaches us that we all have a primary constitution of these elements, and by knowing and honoring our constitution (Dosha) we can effectively balance it out. Essentially, this means that if you already have more fire in your make up, it will probably be the first element to go out of whack. In other words, like increases like. This is particularly true when you combine an understanding of those five elements with the seasons and is the primary reason why we offer WARM not hot yoga. With a slightly heated room (rather than an ice box, like your average "gym yoga") your lungs are able to work less and breathe more, not needing to warm and moisten the air quite as much in the Warm Yoga class as in a cooler room. Additionally, the room isn't hot enough to significantly disrupt your constitution (remember our Fire example?). So it is appropriate for all Yoga practitioners, regardless of their Dosha or constitution. One thing to remember is that it Warm Yoga may not be hot yoga, but it will be 5-15 degrees warmer than your standard Yoga class. Come to yoga class hydrated and nourished (don't eat right before you hit your mat, but do eat before class!) and take breaks when you need themthis goes for ANY yoga class, no matter the temperature.
Learn More About Yoga
Frequently Asked Yoga Questions
Is yoga good for me?
Yoga is a practice - it is a practice of calming the mind, focusing the breath, aligning the body and awakening the possibilities. Through yoga asanas (poses), students can increase flexibility and strength, as well as balance and coordination.
Will I stand out if I don't wear Lululemon Yoga pants?
Try to stand out in Peekskill - we dare you! Yoga pants are whatever pants you are wearing when you practice yoga. They can be slim fitting or loose, as long as you are comfortable. Make them yourself, borrow them from a friend or buy them in a store - Name brand not required. But pants are.
What do I need to bring with me to Yoga Class?
Just bring yourself (remember, pants required - shirts too)! And try to check your ego at the door. We will provide yoga mats and water for you if you don't have your own.
Should I come to Yoga on an empty stomach?
Come to yoga class hydrated and nourished (don't eat right before you hit your mat, but do eat 2-4 hrs before class). There is no reason to have an empty stomach when you are in Peekskill - there are so many great places to dine!
Will I have to chant, sing, hold hands with strangers or otherwise do something that makes me feel like a part of a Yoga cult?
The short answer is NO. The longer answer is YES (it is one letter longer, you see?). You may not want to chant "OM" at the beginning or end of your first or second yoga class. You may never want to - but, saying yes and expanding your comfort zone is a known side effect of practicing yoga. In general, practicing yoga will make you happy. Happy people hold hands* and sing. Energy Movement Center Yoga Teachers are not known for having students hold hands during yoga class. Actually that would be kind of odd.
Will "Yogis" talk about me or laugh at me because I confuse Warrior I and Warrior II, or I fall out of Warrior III?
No! Real Yogis don't judge. Yoga teaches us not to judge ourselves, and therefore we lose the ability to judge others. It really works that way. When you stop judging yourself, you loosen the ego's grip on the mind, and can begin to relax. This will allow you to safely challenge yourself during your yoga class AND to take breaks when you know you need them.
Isn't yoga just stretching exercises?
Yoga (meaning union, or to yoke) brings together many different practices under the umbrella of this one term. Yoga may begin as a breath and posture based practice. Then, for most practitioners, it will eventually evolve to a more comprehensive, holistic practice both on and off of the yoga mat. This practice generally follows the Ashtanga or 8-limbed path of Yoga.
There are 8 limbs (as they are called) of Yoga. They are:
Yamas (outward or moral practices)
The 5 yamas are non-violence, truthfulness, non-stealing, continence, and non-hoarding.
Niyamas (inward or self-restrictions/observances)
The 5 niyamas are cleanliness, contentment, spiritual purification, study of sacred texts, and devotion to one's higher power.
Asana (the physical postures)
What you think yoga is!
Pratyahara (sense withdrawal)
Prepare for meditation.
Darana (focused concentration)
Mantra repetition - continue to prepare for meditation.
Workshops / Events
Meditation with Joy Baum
Meditation is a practice that makes it possible to cultivate and develop certain basic positive human qualities in the same way as other forms of training make it possible to play a musical instrument or acquire any other skill." Matthieu Ricard. Come and carve out time in your week to drop by and drop in. The sessions will include time for guided and silent practice, including reflective interaction. Sessions will be led by Joy Baum, M.S.Ed., P.D., a contemplative educator living in the Hudson Valley. Joy trains educators and leaders in contemplative practices that can be integrated into their professional and daily lives. Mondays 7:05-8:20 pm in the Loft; Dates: Oct. 6,13,20,27, Nov. 3, 10.
Meditative Painting With Svetlana Sky
This unique program teaches not only painting techniques, but most importantly, it shows students how to tap into their full creative potential by painting in a meditative state. Those who familiar with joy of creative work, especially painting, knows, that this practice is highly pleasurable, and we like to experience it all over again. However, there are times when we cannot produce a thing or look at a white canvas with hesitation. Then we say:"we have no inspiration". All the professional artists reach state of inspiration spontaneously as they work, and cannot explain what they do and how they do it. They paint in a meditative state! That is where connection to creativity is being present. This skill is far more important than technique alone, because technique will inevitably come with practice. Painting in the meditative state, also described by artist as "working with inspiration " - that is exactly what "Painting through Meditation" will teach you. Join "Painting trough Meditation" and create in the way you never knew you could. 2 1/2 hours workshop; a group of maximum 15p; 16''x 20'' canvases and all art supplies are provided. Saturday, October 25, 2014; Time: 2:00 - 4:30 pm. Includes all materials.
Exploring The Chakras - Svadhisthana - The Sacral Chakra with Sara Hart
In this special two-hour class, iHARTyoga outlines the basics of yogic anatomy from an energetic perspective in relation to our personal practice. iHARTyoga uses asana, art making, meditation, aromatherapy and visualization to sense, strengthen and nurture for an in depth explanation of the sacral chakra Svadhisthana which connects us to our creativity. Bringing balance to your sacral chakra: increases vitality; creates emotional stability; enhances creativity; aids in manifesting ideas/projects into reality. Please, bring a notebook and a pen and be ready to breathe, move, and sweat your way into awareness of your true self. This is the second workshop of a 7 part monthly series, yet is able and designed to be an independent experience. Saturday, October 18; Time: 4 - 6 pm.
At the doo$35.00
Tai Chi With Grand Master Ren Guang Yi
Ren Guang-Yi, a senior disciple of Chen Xiao-Wang, the nineteenth generation standard bearer of the Chen Family. Chen Style Taijiquan is noted for its fluid, coiling movements, punctuated with quick bursts of energy. This is the original style of Taijiquan, from which all the other styles, like Yang and Wu, ultimately derive. In this one day workshop learn Silk Reeling the new 21 Form designed for Lou Reed that enable one to practice tai chi where space is limited. Saturday, March 29; Time: 11:00 am 5:00 pm (1 hour lunch break). *Class size is limited. Preregistration required.
For the full day*$150.00
Qi Gong with Margaret Steele - Eight Brocades of Silk
Developed nearly two thousand years ago during China's Song Dynasty, the Eight Brocades of Silk Qi Gong is a series of slow, breath-coordinated movements which work to preserve the Essential Energy of the body while unblocking and opening the free flow of Life Essence. Often referred to as "internal alchemy," Qi Gong is a healing and self-cultivating longevity practice. Qi Gong's many health benefits can include stress reduction, pain reduction and an elevated sense of well-being. The movements are simple and can be done standing or sitting. Beginners are always welcome. 6 week series beginning Jan. 8 Wednesdays; Time: 10:00 A - 11:00 A.
Recipes of The Month
Prep time: 2 minutes; Cook time: 24 hours; Yield: 2 liters; Ingredients: 3-4 tea bags of your choice, water.
Fruit Nut Smoothie
Prep time: 5 minutes; Yield: 2 servings; Ingredients: 1 banana, 1 cup soy or rice milk, 1 cup berries, 1 cup diced melon, 1/2 cup almonds, 2-4 ice cubes.
Maple Fruit Compote With Honey-ginger Toasted Nuts
Prep time: 10 minutes; Cooking time: 20 minutes; Serves: 4; Ingredients: 2-3 apples, 2-3 peaches or pears, 2 tablespoons maple syrup, 1/2 cup raisins, juice of 1 lemon, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1 cup walnuts or nuts of your choice, 1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced, 2 tablespoons honey.
Bok Choy Apple Slaw
Prep time: 7 minutes; Yield: 4 servings; Ingredients: 6 stalks bok choy (about 1/2 head), thinly sliced, 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced, 1 granny smith apple, sliced, 1/2 cup toasted sunflower seeds; Dressing: 1 teaspoon ground coriander, 1 teaspoon dijon mustard, 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar (or lemon juice), 1/4 cup olive oil, 2 teaspoons honey or brown rice syrup, salt and black pepper to taste.
Asian Watercress Salad
Prep time: 7 minutes; Yield: 4 servings; Ingredients: 1 bunch washed watercress, 1 cup grated carrots, 1 cup baked tofu, 1-1/2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil, 2/3 tablespoons plum vinegar or other vinegar.
Benefits of Fruits
A healthy lifestyle is the key to longevity, optimum weight, abundant energy and balance. By using fruit to satisfy our taste for sweetness, we can leave behind the use of chemical, processed and refined sweeteners. Fruits are easy to digest, are cleansing and cooling and are great for those who are overstressed and overheated from excessive mental strain or hot climates. Fruits are filled with fiber and liver stimulants, which act as natural, gentle laxatives. Whenever possible, buy fresh, locally grown fruit as opposed to imported fruits shipped from far-off places. This keeps you eating in season, and more in harmony with your environment and climate. Eating raw fruit in summer months is highly cooling, while baking it in the winter months neutralizes the cooling effect. Fruit in the form of juice is a great choice for cleansing the body, but be aware that juice rapidly raises blood sugar levels, leading to an energy crash soon after. Frozen, whole, puréed or juiced fruit can make great summertime cool-down treats. Try frozen grapes, banana-coconut smoothie popsicles or lime juice ice-cubes in iced tea! Whether you are having fresh fruit for a light early morning breakfast, a midday snack or evening treat, enjoy nature's sweetness and whenever possible buy organic. Here are a few summer fruits and their health benefits:
Great for lung conditions and asthma; used to help treat anemia due to their high copper and cobalt content.
Help to lubricate the intestines, treat ulcers, detoxify the body and manage sugar cravings; are rich in potassium (which helps hypertension).
Slightly warming in nature; increase overall body energy, remedy arthritis and rheumatism and are rich in iron, which improves the blood.
Treat poor digestion, increase appetite during pregnancy, alleviate intestinal gas and reduce mucus conditions of the lungs.
Tone the stomach, act as digestive aid, moisten the lungs and alleviate coughing; contain carpaine, an anti-tumor compound.
Benefit the liver and kidneys, cleanse blood of toxins, regulate menstrual cycles, treat anemia and can promote labor at childbirth.
Who among us doesn't love sweets? The sweet flavor releases serotonin in our brains, the chemical responsible for our sense of well-being and contentment. But when it comes to sweeteners, not all are created equal. There are side effects and health risks from refined sweeteners like white table sugar and high-fructose corn syrup, and from artificial sweeteners like NutraSweet, saccharin and Splenda. Since refined sweeteners have been stripped of vitamins, minerals and fiber, they can spike blood sugar, which can often lead to cravings and mood and energy fluctuations. Instead, using naturally and minimally processed sweeteners can reduce cravings for sugary things. Here are a few natural sweeteners to substitute in drinks, food and baking. Since they are all approximately 1.5 times sweeter than refined sugar, you can use less. You can find them in most supermarkets or natural food stores. When replacing sugar with liquid sweeteners in a recipe, reduce the amounts of other liquids.Adapted from "The Cane Mutiny," New Age Magazine, March/April 1999.
Everyone seems to love honey, one of the oldest natural sweeteners on the market. Honey will have a different flavor depending on the plant source. Some are very dark and intensely flavored. Wherever possible, choose raw honey, as it is unrefined and contains small amounts of enzymes, minerals and vitamins.
Agave is made through the extraction and purification of the juice of the agave cactus. It does not stimulate insulin secretion as other sugars do, so it does not create a "sugar rush." It has a delightfully light and mild flavor.
Maple syrup is the concentrated extract of the sap of maple trees. It adds a rich, deep flavor to foods and drinks. Make sure to look for 100% pure maple syrup, not maple-flavored corn syrup. As with all sweeteners, organic varieties are best.
Raw and Cooling Salads
Why is it that in the summer we naturally crave more fresh and raw foods?
These foods have a cooling effect on the body. The lightness and high water, fiber and vitamin content work together to act as our internal air conditioning during these warm months. At this time of year we also need less dense, high-energy food because we get so much energy from being outside in the fresh air and sunshine.
There is no better season than summer to have fun creating your own fresh, tasty, creative salad combinations.
By simply tossing together several of your favorite raw veggies, naked or with a light dressing, you have a perfect meal for a hot summer's day.
Try your favorite leafy lettuce with various sliced, diced or grated veggies.
The possible combinations are endless. Fresh herbs are a wonderful option to mix in, as they are packed full of flavor. Experiment with adding diverse forms of protein to your salads, such as nuts, seeds, beans, tofu, fish or poultry. Pick up a light and healthy dressing at your local health food store, or mix up something easy, like lemon juice, black pepper and olive oil.
This is a great opportunity to try a new vegetable from your market.
What are some creative flavors you've never tried before? Fennel and mint? Daikon radish and arugula? Summer squash with watercress? Whatever you choose, have fun with your food and stay cool. Happy summer!
There's no denying that everyone, at one time or another, has had a snack attack.
Views on snacking differ. Some of us feel that snacking is bad and that eating between meals leads to weight gain. Others believe that eating many small meals and snacks throughout the day is healthy for maintaining energy levels and optimal weight. If there were one way of snacking that was right for everyone, we would all be doing it!
To alleviate snack attack guilt, try to understand why you are snacking and what snacks work best for your body.
Perhaps you snack because your daily diet is missing nutrition, or because you are eating too little at meals. You might be snacking to soothe jangled nerves when you are emotional, or to entertain yourself when you are bored. Whatever your reason, acknowledge it and start thinking about how to create a life that is nourishing and truly satisfying.
Although snacks are no substitute for loving your life, they can be great energy boosters.
Many convenient snack foods are highly processed and full of chemicals, additives, damaging fats and refined sugars. When a snack attack hits you, try foods that are filling and satisfying, but also nutritious. Snack on things that don't come in a plastic wrapper or a box, like fresh fruit, leftover vegetables or rice cakes with almond butter and fruit spread. Make your own signature trail mix, organic hot chocolate made with almond milk sweetened with agave nectar, or blue corn chips with hummus.
You can also try "upgrading".
If you are craving something crunchy, upgrade from potato chips to raw carrots, apples or whole grain crackers; if you are craving a candy bar, upgrade to a handful of nuts and dried fruit; instead of a cup of coffee, upgrade to green tea; instead of ice cream, upgrade to applesauce with cinnamon. Upgraded snacks are high in nutrition and give you a greater sense of satiety and satisfaction; you won't feel physically or psychologically deprived, and you'll have plenty of energy to sustain your activities for hours.
Snacking is enjoyable and there is a wide variety of healthful goodies for whatever you're craving, be it sweet, crunchy, salty, creamy or spicy.
Dive in, be creative and enjoy your snack attack.
Our mission at Energy Movement Center is to help people reach their health and fitness goals. By combining alternative styles of workouts to help you reinvigorate, tone up and slim down your body we help you restore health, balance your metabolism and get more out of life. We design exercise and nutritional plans specifically tailored to your goals and abilities so that you may achieve and maintain a strong and healthy body and mind. Energy Movement Center understands that everyone needs a variety of options when it comes to achieving and maintaining a strong and healthy body and mind.
Fitness Options at EMC
Our boutique atmosphere allows for individual attention whether it's a traditional cardio and strength building class or a mind body discipline such at Tai Chi or Yoga.
Personal Fitness Training and Private Yoga Instruction
For those that prefer individual attention, we have instructors available for private coaching and consultation in a one-to-one or customizable group setting. Personal trainers have the education and experience to best assess and make use of current levels of physical conditioning. Personal trainers make a difference. Personal Fitness Training, Personal Yoga Instruction, Health and Nutrition Coaching.
Throughout the year we offer workshops that educate and allow you to approach health and well-being from an alternative perspective one that is beyond just physically working your body. As a healthy body can lead to a healthy mind, a healthy mind can lead to a healthy body. Meditation, energy healing, nutrition intensives are but a few of the workshops and seminars we've brought to Energy Movement Center. Class Series - As part of our mission to meet the interests of the community, we offer a variety of class series for a duration of 4-6weeks. Meditation, and Gates of Power- a self-actualization course, are some that are offered on a cyclical basis. A class series is great for people who want to try something new. These classes are not part of our regular class schedule and open to all for enrollment.
6 Months To Vibrant Health and Wellness. Deconstruct Your Cravings, Understand What Your Body Is Really Hungry For, And Learn New Ways To Prepare Easy And Healthy Meals.
Lose weight for good!
Workout smarter not harder and feeling totally energized, Wake up well-rested, full of energy without artificial stimulants, Learn what foods help to reduce inflammation that cause pain, Eat healthy and oranic without sacrificing taste and your money, Learn how to best feed your body with more than food alone.
Here's what you get
(2 evenings per month 12 sessions); Thursday evenings 7 - 9 pm; In addition, each week you will receive the following: Food samples and recipes, Journals, cookbooks, inspirational books, other support materials, Daily emails to help you stay motivated and on track, Unlimited email support.
(A $650 Value)$495.00
Find out what they are, where to buy and how to use them. We will give you easy recipes to start incorporating these foods into everyday meals. We will give you the support and tools to change your relationships with exercise, food and yourself and others. My Top 10 Superfoods:
Cacao (raw chocolate)
cabbages, cauliflower, broccoli rabe
Here's The Schedule
Mark your calendars for 6 months to vibrant health and wellness 2013:
Thursday Evening Dates
Jan. 17 & 31, Feb. 14 & 28, Mar. 14 & 28, Apr. 11 & 25, May 9 & 23, June 6 & 20.
Creating Awareness and Defining Achievable Goals - Begin your journey by creating an awareness of why we are here and where we are going. What is and isn't working in your life.
Food and Mood - Learn what the #1 food that is missing from modern diets. Energetics of food. Breakfast experiment.
Complex Carbs and Primary Food Introduction - All grains are not created equal. Which grains are higher in protein?
Cravings - What do you crave? When do you crave it? Learn to deconstruct your cravings and satisfy them in a healthy way.
Nurturing Self - Creating meaningful connections with yourself and others. Super foods, what they are and how to incorporated into your diet.
Intuition and Digestion - Have you ever noticed that when you are upset or anxious or excited something churns up in your insides? Learn how to tap into your intuition by understanding what your gut is telling you.
Understanding Your Body Type - Are you a Vata, Pitta or Kapha? Learn about Ayurveda body types and what foods to eat to balance you. You will also learn about seasonal cooking and different cooking methods for energy.
Protein - Are you a protein type, carb type or mixed type? Learn about different sources of protein and how to combine them. Find out your blood type and what foods best support you.
Healthy On-the-Go & Relationships - healthy snacks and quick meal options as well as discussion on how relationships in our lives affect our health and well-being.
Understanding Who You Are - How to get what you want and reach your goals. Acknowledging how far you have come.
Program Completion - recognizing how far you have come. Lifestyle changes and support systems.
I wanted to tell you how great I feel about the changes I made in my diet since taking your seminar. We eat almost no processed food anymore. I feel good; my nails are growing like crazy (since I pretty much quit dairy, except for the 1/2 & 1/2 in my coffee, go figure!) The scale is gone, my clothing fits great, no belly, and on the vain side, I've gotten many compliments!
John Morse, 67 years young
THANK YOU DARBY! Got the results from my blood work today. My total cholesterol was 192, hdl was 64 ldl 112. Been 2 months since I took any medication to control cholesterol. It's (the 6 month program) working!
You have truly made a difference in the way I feel both physically and mentally. I have had a great experience with this pregnancy (minus the nausea, but there is no avoiding that!) and I am so pleased with the way I have felt throughout. Even at this point I feel amazing, which most people can't say. I do not feel 9 months pregnant! So, thank you for helping me get in the best shape ever after having Aiden and continuing right through this pregnancy.
Beth Rodriguez, 47 years young
I'm 6 months into IIN and love every single minute of it. I'm going to be sad when it's over because I've learned so much, and now I realize why you were encouraging me to go a long time ago. I'm almost into a size 8 (all those years of struggle and now I am finding it so easy, so effortless to just lose weight). When Josh graduated from HS I was wearing a size 14. I'm working out, but not as regularly as I should be. I am just walking, but enjoying that very much.
About Darby Melnik
About health and fitness expert, darby melnik, ace cpt, hhc
Hi, I am Darby Melnik.
Over and over, I found that most people starting a new exercise/diet plan would lose weight initially and feel stronger but the self-sabotaging behaviors, the uncontrollable cravings, back pain, knee pain (the list goes on) kept getting in the way and stopped them from exercising. Or, if one kept to an exercise plan, they never really got to the next step. Does this sound familiar?
I have been working in the health and fitness industry for over 17 years
and I always struggled with how the traditional way of personal training and old nutrition advice never really got the results my clients wanted or needed.
My own journey into alternative health and wellness helped me to discover my own power of healing and transformation.
I always struggled with the size of my hips and thinking that I had to do intensive workouts to get the body I wanted. Then I contracted Lyme Disease. I couldn't workout anymore. The antibiotics didn't work. I had to find another way. Well, my path led me to IIN, the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and a new approach to fitness called Meridian Flexibility and Strength Resistance Training. I discovered my own power of healing and transformation through meridian resistance stretching and the healing powers of whole food. These were the two components missing in my work.
After completing the Professional Training Program at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in NYC
I learned about the healing powers of whole food and primary food and healed myself. I no longer do intense workouts. I no longer watch everything I eat. I no longer have uncontrolled cravings for sugar. I enjoy foods that I never enjoyed or knew about before like kale and collards, beets, quinoa, and raw juices. I feel stronger than I have ever felt in my life and I don't spend hours working out. I now work out smarter, really enjoy my veggies (including kale!), lost a jean size and 10 pounds! And at 46 I am in the best shape of my life.
Let me help you discover what is really getting in your way of being the best that you can be.
Through my insight into the powers of whole food, I can help you transform your body and your life to be the best you can be.
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Energy Movement Center, a Holistic Health and Fitness Center, provides ongoing small group classes such as Biking, Pilates, Yoga, Tai Chi, as well as,personal fitness training,also fitness and nutritional workshop series. We strive to keep our classes current, fun and challenging but doable for healthy adults.
We welcome all artists who want to share their work either through performance or exhibition of fine art. We rent out our beautiful space to anyone wanting to host a special event, concert, meeting, workshop, rehearsal, or class.Appointments are available during off hours.