Institute for Integrative Medicine Newsletter
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           MID-FEBRUARY 2016                    
EDUCATIONAL CLASSES & OPPORTUNITIES COMING SOON! 
Mid-February 2016
We are halfway through February - the shortest longest month of the year!
Our theme this month is:  " Listen and lead with your heart!"  So many times we try to live our lives from analytical, logical thinking brain.  But when we let our hearts lead the way, miracles can ensue!  In perfect order, Kimberly May is our Practitioner of the Month.  No one has a bigger heart than Kimberly.  She is the perfect model of listening and leading from her heart!  Learn more in our Health Tip of the Month.

Mark your calendars now for Wednesday, March 9th and Thursday, March 10th.  Elijah Nisenboim is coming back from California.  He will host his educational session, What's in your Roots? to gain deeper awareness on your life purpose; and he will also lead us through his signature Effiji breath-work the following evening.  This is one of the most powerful breath-work classes I've ever experienced.  It is truly profound and helps to clear a lot of unneccesary emotional garbage!  I am looking forward to experiencing it again and I highly recommend it if you didn't get to join us last month.  You will feel like a different person I assure you!

The OAK ( Organic Association of Kentucky) Annual Conference is coming up March 4th & 5th... I've been invited to participate as a Featured Speaker on the GMO effects on Health.  These two days are packed full of wonderful events, opportunities & speakers - join us if you're able!  Check out the conference:   www.oak-ky.org

So continue to spread your love this month!  Make a point to intentionally go within, listen and lead from your heart!  Happy February!  We look forward to seeing you soon!

~ Love, Kim

 

                 ~ Kim Evans and the Practitioners at IIM
         502. 253.4554 / info@integrativemedicine4u.com

             website link:  www.integrativemedicine4u.com
Watch Our IIM Health Tip of The Month:
LISTEN AND LEAD FROM YOUR HEART!


 
Here's An Additional IIM Health Tip of The Month:
DR. ANDREW WEIL'S 4/7/8 BREATHING ...


I'd like to share Dr. Andrew Weil's 4/7/8 breathing. 
He told us that this is THE most important intervention he has given to patients over his 40+ years of practice.  And he reminds us - "It's right under your nose!"
Here is how to do it:

*  Sit comfortably with both feet on the floor.
*  Use your abdominal muscles only to breathe (not your shoulder elevator muscles or upper chest).  Instead use only your diaphragm.
*  Close your mouth and breathe in through your nose to the count of 4.  Your belly should expand outward away from the spine.
*  Next, hold your breath for a count of 7.
*  Then slowly exhale through pursed lips to the count of 8.  Now your belly should relax back toward your spine.
*  Repeat this for a total of 4 breath cycles.  Do this twice daily (8 breaths a day).  If you do this for 30 days consecutively, your parasympathetic nervous system (calm relaxed nervous system) will become dominant over your sympathetic (adrenalin - hyped up - fight or flight nervous system). 
This technique will help you be able to relax and consciously go within so you can listen and lead from your heart.                                                      

 


Kim Evans, IIM

502.253.4554 ~ info@integrativemedicine4u.com
UPCOMING LAB DATES AT IIM ~
FEBRUARY - MARCH 2016

Need your LABS checked?
 
Upcoming Lab Dates at IIM:
Wednesday, February 17th
Wednesday, March 16th
Wednesday, March 30th
Next VASOLAB Opportunity:  Thursday, April 14th

502.253.4554

Also... consider a visit to the Infrared Hot Sauna!  Always a good idea with the change of seasons.  502.253.4554


Now Available:  Carotid-IMT

Next Quarterly Opportunity:  Thursday, April 14th

502.253.4554

What is C-IMT?
C-IMT or Carotid-Intima Media Thickness assessment is an easy and painless procedure now available to you.  C-IMT is without risk or side effects and is more predictive than any other screening available.  For decades ultrasound has helped physicians "see" developments and problems inside people's bodies.  Combining ultrasound images with recent computer software advancements, we can measure and analyze critical regions inside our blood vessels like never before.  Measuring the C-IMT allows us to take a literal snapshot of a person's vascular health.  This analysis is sophisticated enough to assess your individual risk.  It can detect the early stages of heart disease, even in teenagers.

Now you can take a proactive approach and be screened for cardiovascular abnormalities quickly, conveniently and inexpensively.  If detected early, Cardiovascular disease can be prevented.

Make your health a priority.  $165 includes consult with Kim Evans.  FSA/HSA eligible expenses.  Schedule your visit for Thursday, April 14th!

502.253.4554

IIM PRACTITIONER OF THE MONTH
FEBRUARY 2016
IIM Practitioner of the Month

Kimberly May
Inspire Wellness
Personal Coaching, Corporate Workshops, Healthy Living

Connect to Your Greatness with Inspire Wellness!



502.593.9017

www.inspirewellness.net
 
EXPLORATION COACHING SESSION
with certified Life/Wellness Coach, Kimberly May

Get inspired to take action towards the life of your dreams with Inspire Wellness!

You have nothing to lose and much to gain!  Try an exploration coaching session to:  Create greater life balance...Increase your health and well-being...Get unstuck...Increase your productivity...Clarify your goals...Live the life of your dreams...Discover your life purpose...Increase your passion for life...What it is you want to move forward on...
The first exploration coaching session is always complimentary.

http://www.inspirewellness.net/free-consultation/

INVIGORATE YOUR LIFE!  ONLINE GROUP COACHING CLASS
with Kimberly May
 
Do you want to feel better, have more energy, get in touch with your heart, create a vision for your life, or discover your purpose?
It's time to Invigorate your life and get going on your goals... We will meet monthly to work on your vision and also have a monthly conference call to follow up and be in touch with the group.  Learn to listen to your heart/intuition...Get in touch with your passion and purpose...Create action steps to move forward on your dreams...Celebrate your success with the group...Learn proven techniques that help you to experience greater joy and happiness...Join us for 2016!



WORKING WITH KIMBERLY MAY

"Connect to your greatness with Inspire Wellness!  Be inspired to reach a higher level of performance through a combination of holistic, leading edge coaching and training techniques.  Identify how to best move forward personally and professionally.  So get ready, be inspired to reach new heights and feel your best!"

Personal Coaching... A coaching approach where the client accesses their own wisdom to create more fulfillment, joy and well-being using proven tools and techniques that you can use anytime or anywhere.  Includes Individual Coaching Programs, Emotional Eating, HeartMath Coaching, Wellness Inventory.  Schedule an appointment... 502.593.9017 www.inspirewellness.net

Corporate/Workplace Workshops... Coming from a Corporate background I understand the busy professional and coach them to gain greater clarity, fulfillment, peace of mind and sustain peak performance.  Schedule a fun interactive workshop or 'Lunch and Learn' to inspire your Team today!  Includes Workplace Wellness, Workshops & Talks, Stress Relief.
Book an Event... 502.593.9017  www.inspirewellness.net


Healthy Living... Inspiring tips on ways to live a healthy life, with cooking, gardening, and ways to move your body joyfully.  Let me help you on your path to healthy living! 
502.593.9017  www.inspirewellness.net

With a recent Blog Post I explored the following questions:  What's holding you back?  What have you always wanted to do?  What keeps you from moving closer to the life you really want to live?  Let's explore together...the first exploration coaching session is always complimentary.  www/inspirewellness.net/blog-2/



MEET KIMBERLY MAY
Kimberly May is founder of Inspire Wellness, LLC and a Life/Wellness Coach Specialist at the Institute for Integrative Medicine.  She has over 15 years experience in the health and wellness field, providing wellness coaching and leading wellness workshops for companies large and small.  Kimberly combines her corporate management background with her experience in wellness and coaching to help others create better health, peace of mind, and greater performance.

 




Join Kimberly May this month!



In * spire  /  verb 
(1): to encourage somebody to greater effort, enthusiasm, or creativity 

(2):  to awaken a particular feeling in somebody 
[Latin - inspirare "to breath"]


CHECK OUT THESE EDUCATIONAL OFFERINGS AT IIM! 
FEBRUARY - MARCH 2016
BOOK THE DATE! ~ FEBRUARY 2016
IIM Practitioners make wonderful Wellness Speakers
& Wellness Workshop Leaders!



So, you're looking for a Wellness Speaker for your Event... perhaps someone who can educate your team on stress management, nutrition, healthy living?  Our IIM Practitioners are ready and willing to make your Wellness Event a success!  
Give us a call! 
502.253.4554 We'd love to help...




Kim Evans & Kimberly May - both have completed Wellness Speaking engagements for members of our community already this year!



START THIS MONTH - Invigorate Your Life!


Invigorate Your Life!

Join Kimberly May, Wellness Coaching Specialist
for an online group coaching class. 


502.593.9017    www.inspirewellness.net




Do you have a goal or vision for your life that you've not reached or acted on?
Do you want to feel better, have more energy, get in touch with your heart, create a vision for your life, or discover your purpose?
It's time to Jumpstart Your Life and get going on your goals!

                                     *Learn to listen to your heart/intuition
                                *Get in touch with your passion and purpose
                          *Create action steps to move forward on your dreams
                                     *Celebrate your success with the group
              *Learn proven techniques that help you to experience greater health,
                                                  joy and happiness!

Includes a monthly conference call, with handouts and assignments designed to help create your vision and goals.  Then be in touch with the group on how you're progressing, get inspired and get coached on living your best life!


* A current participant added these thoughts... "Be healthy!  Learn steps for greater selfcare.  Learn to have integrity with yourself with action steps for accountability... Get a fresh approach & tools to shift your habits and thinking."
                                                         * * * * *

Kimberly May is founder of Inspire Wellness LLC, and a Life/Wellness Coach Specialist at the Institute for Integrative Medicine.  She has over 15 years experience in the health and wellness field, providing wellness coaching and leading wellness workshops for companies large and small.  Kimberly combines her corporate management background with her experience in wellness and coaching to help others to create better health, peace of mind, and greater performance.

"Kimberly is an inspiration, a powerful, positive re-enforcer, who has helped me grow spiritually.  She has boosted my confidence and helped me become mindful and learn how to love myself!" ~ Amanda O.


Invigorate Your Life!
Location:   IIM  205 Townepark Circle, Suite 100, Louisville, KY  40243
Cost:  Call Kimberly for details...
Contact:   Kimberly May, Inspire Wellness, 502.593.9017  www.inspirewellness.net

SAVE THE DATE! - March 9th & 10th, 2016


Personal Readings and Effiji Breath Work
with Elijah Nisenboim,
founder of the Effiji Breath Technique,
Healer and Intuit.


Join us for two dynamic March Workshops:

What's In Your Roots?    Wednesday, March 9th, 2016 7:30-9:30 PM
& Effiji Breath   Thursday, March 10th, 2016  7:30-9:30 PM

March 9:  What's In Your Roots?  Personal readings to gain deeper awareness around your life purpose  With Elijah's 25 years of experience and over 13,000 private sessions, he has been guiding people on the path of self-knowing clearly, kindly and powerfully using his many tools; including reading your life purpose through your fingerprints, bringing in channeled information, and astrology.
You will get a mini-reading, as well as group reflection over the course of the evening in this dynamic look inside your life and those around you.

March 10:  Effiji Breath If you know nothing of breath work, GREAT!  This is a fascinating practice that is guaranteed to stimulate your soul.  It is available to anyone who is willing to encounter the deeper hidden parts of themselves.  Within one minute of doing it you will transport to another world within yourself, just as real as the one you're in right now.  A world, however, you were unaware of before you began.  Its sole purpose is no less that to awaken you to your true Self and to re-pattern your body, heart and mind to be in alignment with that Self.


EFFIJI... is the next generation in personal growth... EFFIJI is a comprehensive methodology to have clear self-perception & transformation of body, mind & heart... EFFIJI is for any adult... to experience, first-hand, the power & beauty of their soul & how to live their life based on this knowing."
For more information on this work, please visit:  www.effiji.com

ELIJAH NISENBOIM  Elijah was living and innovating in San Francisco in the 90's when the New Age was being conceived.  He was there, at the beginning of the spiritual movement, he has maintained his commitment to personal work on himself and those in his community.  Now... he's moved away from the narrow threshold of the New Age and has moved into the more dynamic and real work with people.

Elijah has done over 13,000 private sessions, he's written a book - What's In Your Roots? Making the Unconscious Conscious, he's created over 23 albums of original music, and honed his experience of many different spiritual modalities into his own philosophies and brand of teaching.  All of this has culminated in EFFIJI.

In addition to his own innovative work, Elijah has studied under some of the world's most profound spiritual and creative teachers.  For seventeen years, he trained with Tai Chi Master George Xu and lived with him for one year.  Master Xu taught him the cultivation and use of Chi.  Elijah is also a devoted student of world-renowned musician and composer Terry Riley, from whom he has learned the complex system of Indian classical music (Raga).


Join Elijah Nisenboim for What's In Your Roots? & Effiji Breath!
Location:   IIM  205 Townepark Circle, Suite 100, Louisville, KY  40243
Cost:  What's In Your Roots? = $35 / Effiji Breath = $50
Learn More:   www.effiji.com
Registration & Information Contact:  Sarah Charmoli  323.762.9720 or sarah@effijibreath.com

SAVE THE DATE! - March 19th & 20th, 2016


Join Rev. Yvonne D. McCoy,
The Transformation Institute ~
proudly sponsoring
HEALING TOUCH SPIRITUAL MINISTRY PROGRAM


Healing Touch Level 3/HTSM 103:
"Using Your Hands to Heal"
Saturday, March 19th  8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday, March 20th  8:00 AM - 6:00 PM



Join Rev. Yvonne D. MCoy, The Transformation Institute - Holistic Life Healer,
as she sponsors The Healing Touch Spiritual Ministry Program (HTSM), an educational program dedicated to offering classes in the energetic therapy modality of Healing Touch (HT) as well as providing support for Healing Touch students, practitioners and instructors.  Our program teaches the sacred healing art that flows from the love and compassion we have for one another.  Our philosophy of caring forms the basis of our teaching - we are all instruments for the healing energies of God.  We promote the art of healing as well as the art of spiritual presence practiced by all those in a caring giving profession/practice/ministry.

                                        HTSM 103 "Using Your Hands to Heal"
Who should attend:  All levels of Health Practitioners including Physicians, Nurses, Chaplains, Massage Therapists, Pastoral/Parish Ministries and interested Lay People.

Course Instructor:  Pat Springer  is a holistic nurse healer specialized in critical care, pediatrics, cardiology, and emergency room.  She holds certifications in Healing Touch as a practitioner from the Healing Touch Program, as a practitioner and instructor in the Healing Touch Spiritual Ministry program, and as a Certified Clinical Aromatherapist from the NAHA approved school taught by Rafael d'Angelo in Aurora, CO.  She maintains a private practice in which energy healing, prayer and anointing with oils is an integral part of care.  Professional memberships include:  Alliance for International Aromatherapy, National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy and American Holistic Nurses Association.

What is the Healing Touch Spiritual Ministry Program?  The Healing Touch Spiritual Ministry program is an energy based therapeutic approach to health and healing built upon a Christian philosophy of caring.  It integrates prayer, hands-on (energetic) healing and anointing with healing oils.  We offer a program that is multi-level based in the Judeo-Christian scriptures.  Students may apply for a national certification at the completion of all of the coursework.  Designed within the nursing profession, Healing Touch Spiritual Ministry has a spiritual focus that uses touch to promote physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health and healing.  The program is open to everyone.  Who can benefit in taking a class?  Registered nurses in parish nursing, ministers in parish and pastoral ministries, chaplains and nurses in hospitals, nursing homes and hospices, massage therapists, counselors, and the lay community seeking to explore a healing ministry involving the laying on of hands.  The Institute of Spiritual Healing & Aromatherapy is a co-provider of nursing continuing education with the Healing Touch Program (HTP).  Healing Touch Spiritual Minsistry Program Benefits:  CE's for Nurses and Massage Therapists available through the California Board of Registered Nursing.  Become an HTSM Certified Practitioner - Establish a credible healing presence in your community, church or institution.  Case manage clients in an on-going healing ministry - emphasizing prayer, energy healing and anointing.


Join Rev. Yvonne D. McCoy for "Using Your Hands to Heal"!
Location:   IIM  205 Townepark Circle, Suite 100, Louisville, KY  40243
Cost/CEU's:  $325/Early Bird Registration (includes Student Manual)/$350 within 3 weeks of class;
Discounts for HTPA member and/or Age 65+/CCA through The Institute of Spiritual Healing & Aromatherapy, Full-Time Students, course-repeating applicants.  Contact Yvonne for details.
16 CEU's for 2-Day Course.  CEU's Questions?  Contact Yvonne for details.
Contact:  Rev. Yvonne D. McCoy  502.664.0373  Yvonne@holisticlifehealer.com
Registration & Deadline:  February 29, 2016  www.holisticlifehealer.com

SAVE THE DATE! - March 26th, 2016

Usui/Holy Fire II Reiki Master
with ART (Advanced Reiki Training)
and Karuna Master 
Certification Series*

Facilitated by Rev. Patrice Joy Masterson, MA, Licensed Minister, Holy Fire II Reiki Master Instructor, Certified Stress Management Instructor

Reiki Level I:  Saturday, March 26th, 2016  9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Reiki II:  April 23rd 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Reiki III ART (Advanced Reiki Training):  May 28th 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Reiki Master (Reiki Master Training and Karuna Symbols)
                       June 24th 7:30-9:30 PM / June 25th 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

*CEU Hours available - discounts for KHNA Members


Read more about Reiki...the workshop...and benefits of Reiki...
Usui Holy Fire II Reiki is an energy technique for stress reduction and personal healing practiced in the early 1900's in Japan.  It is thought to be used in ancient Egypt and Tibet many centuries ago.  Its aim is to keep the body and mind healthy.  Karuna Reiki training and symbols are included from Lemurian, Atlantean, Egyptian and Biblical times.  An overview of Vibrational History/Research in Medical Field and the use in hospitals is presented, as well as integrative tools of vibrational sound/breath/color, mindfulness and Universal Laws to open the flow of Reiki.  Information on gemstones, color and sound are included to raise your vibration level.

Reiki postures are presented for instilling calm and clarity and building self-love,
self-recognition, forgiveness, communication, clarity and trust.  Reiki is also an effective way to release pain.  Participants will practice Holy Fire II Reiki and Karuna Reiki to establish a connection with the Higher Self and guidance from The Third Heaven.  The class will utilize Reiki to aid pets and plants, enhance air/food/water purification and to increase benefits of Yoga, TaiChi, meditations and affirmations.


Join Rev. Patrice Joy Masterson for Reiki Certification Series!

Location:   IIM  205 Townepark Circle, Suite 100, Louisville, KY  40243
Cost/CEU's:  Reiki I, II, III:  $95 = incl. materials fee / $85 = KHNA  Reiki Master $160 = incl. materials fee.
This class is 7.8 CEU Hours for Nurses, OT & MT (PT CEU Hours are 7.0) and is also available to the general public for certification.

Register/Contact: Rev. Patrice Joy Masterson  937.631.5581  pjoyhhr@gmail.com
www.harmonizinghealthretreat.com
 New Offering at IIM ~ Yoga Class Series for Men!

Light Works Yoga introduces
Beginner's Yoga for Men
with John Malloy
Tuesdays 7:00-8:00 PM

"I encourage you to step out of your noisy world and onto a yoga mat!"


Meet John Malloy:  "As an executive at one of the leading utilities in the nation, I came to yoga many years ago to escape the busyness and noise of this world to seek a more spiritual and grounded life.  Yoga brings together the mind, body, and spirit, thus a more integrative wellness way of life.  Now in my 50's, yoga continues to be a vital part of my life providing universal healing and elimination of discomfort.  In my yogic years, I have found an inner peace that ultimately led me to becoming a yoga instructor.  As an educator by nature, teaching yoga allows me to pass on this stillness of the mind to those seeking a higher and thus better quality of life.  Through yoga we can all strive to be in this world, but not of this world!  I encourage you to step out of your noisy world and onto a yoga mat!  Namaste!"


Join John Malloy ~ Tuesday evenings ~ Light Works Yoga at IIM
Location:  IIM - 205 Townepark Circle, Suite 100,Louisville, KY  40243
Contact:  Angie Megibben 502.321.0557 Check this out:  www.light-works-yoga.com
SAVE THE DATE! - February 29th, 2016

Get Up! Stand Up! for Your Upright Posture
A Feldenkrais Playshop
with Dorothy Henning, Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner

                   Monday, February 29 ~ 6:30-8:00 PM
                     Get Up! Stand Up! For Your Upright Posture...
                                    A Feldenkrais Playshop!

Remember your mother telling you to "stand up straight?"  Were you clear about just what to do to be fully upright?  Maybe you noticed your shoulders rounding forward so you would pull them back, only to have them sink forward again when something else grabbed your attention.  Posture, our "uprightness," is part of a complex dynamically integrated system.  How would you like to participate in a movement class where at the end you stand up, your shoulders fall softly back and down, and you find yourself more upright, without even trying?!  The mindful movement we do in Feldenkrais can do just that.  Come to this playshop and rediscover how easily and effortlessly you can stand up!  Open to everybody! 
Many of the exercises will be on a mat on the floor.  If you have issues getting onto the floor, please contact me and I'll make arrangements for you.

Improve your posture... Move more easily...Relieve chronic pain...Manage stress.

The power of The Feldenkrais Method lies in its ability to access your brain's innate potential to change and improve.  By exploring through these gentle easy-to-do exercises, you will sharpen your 'body sense' and reawaken the pleasure and ease of moving!  After class, some things participants have said are... that they feel free in their joints, more stable and balanced, that they stand taller, are more calm and focused, and that chronic pain seems to have melted away.  Feldenkrais is for EVERYBODY, young and old alike!

Join Dorothy for Feldenkrais "Get Up! Stand Up!" at IIM

Location:  IIM - 205 Townepark Circle, Suite 100,Louisville, KY  40243
Cost:   $20 advanced registration / $25 at the door
Bring:  yourself and an exercise mat
Contact:  contact@dorothyhenning.com  502.240.7057 
Facebook: Feldenkrais Method of Somatic Education Practitioner

  Listen and Lead with Your Heart!


"It is essential to our well-being, and to our lives, that we play and enjoy life.  Every single day, do something that makes your heart sing."
                           ~ Marcia Wieder

 
JOIN IN! 
The following classes and meetings are on-going and open to drop-ins...  If you'd like to take advantage of an individual session, please call the practitioner directly!

FEBRUARY - MARCH 2016
 JOIN IN! 

Light Works Yoga
with founder Angie Megibben
, MEd., RYT-200
Join us this year!

Looking for an intimate setting and personal attention?  A small group therapeutic Yoga experience?  You've found it!  Here at IIM, Angie Megibben strives to offer the personal touch... offering you the opportunity to develop core strength and flexibility, or to address the recovery of sports injury...Give Light Works Yoga a try...
Classes currently available Tuesday through Friday: 
Core Strenthening * Restorative Yoga * Gentle Yoga * Spine Health.
Also ~ small group classes for people living with Parkinson's or Chronic Fatigue/Fibromyalgia.
*New!  Beginner's Yoga for Men with John Malloy ~ Tuesday evenings 7:00-8:00 PM


YOGA CLASSES
Tuesdays:  4:45-5:45 PM  Living with Parkinson's
Tuesdays:  7:00-8:00 PM  Beginner's Yoga for Men with John Malloy*

Wednesdays:  9:00-10:00 AM Gentle Yoga
Thursdays:  1:30-2:30 PM  Living with Chronic Fatigue/Fibromyalgia
Thursdays:  6:00-7:00 PM Restorative Yoga
Fridays:  9:00-10:00 AM Spine Health

JSJ (Jin Shin Jyutsu) *New!
Experience a gentle, hands-on therapeutic approach to re-harmonize the energies in the body.
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays: 
Individual Client Sessions available ~
call Angie for an appointment


Join Angie ~ Light Works Yoga at IIM

Location:  IIM - 205 Townepark Circle, Suite 100,Louisville, KY  40243
Contact:  Angie Megibben 502.321.0557 Check this out:  www.light-works-yoga.com
 New! JOIN IN!


Light Works Yoga
Beginner's Yoga for Men
with John Malloy
"I encourage you to step out of your noisy world and onto a yoga mat!"
Tuesday evenings - February 16, 23 & March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29



Meet John Malloy:  "As an executive at one of the leading utilities in the nation, I came to yoga many years ago to escape the busyness and noise of this world to seek a more spiritual and grounded life.  Yoga brings together the mind, body, and spirit, thus a more integrative wellness way of life.  Now in my 50's, yoga continues to be a vital part of my life providing universal healing and elimination of discomfort.  In my yogic years, I have found an inner peace that ultimately led me to becoming a yoga instructor.  As an educator by nature, teaching yoga allows me to pass on this stillness of the mind to those seeking a higher and thus better quality of life.  Through yoga we can all strive to be in this world, but not of this world!  I encourage you to step out of your noisy world and onto a yoga mat!  Namaste!"


BEGINNER'S YOGA FOR MEN
Tuesdays:  7:00-8:00 PM  Beginner's Yoga for Men with John Malloy*


Join John Malloy ~ Yoga for Men - Light Works Yoga at IIM
Location:  IIM - 205 Townepark Circle, Suite 100,Louisville, KY  40243
Contact:  Angie Megibben 502.321.0557 Check this out:  www.light-works-yoga.com
GIVE THIS A TRY!


Try an exploration coaching session with ~
Certified Life/Wellness Coach, Kimberly May
and get inspired to take action towards the life of your dreams with Inspire Wellness!

* http://www.inspirewellness.net/free-consultation/



You have nothing to lose and much to gain!  Try an exploration coaching session to:
* Create greater life balance
* Increase your health and well-being
* Get unstuck
* Increase your productivity
* Clarify your goals
* Live the life of your dreams
* Discover your life purpose
* Increase your passion for life
* Whatever you want to move forward on


Join Kimberly ~ Exploration Coaching Session! at IIM

Location:   IIM  205 Townepark Circle, Suite 100, Louisville, KY  40243
Contact:   Kimberly May, Inspire Wellness, Wellness Coaching Specialist
                            502.593.9017  www.inspirewellness.net
Check out my blog:  www.inspirewellness.net/blog-2/
  JOIN IN!
Dr. Peter Buecker, Meditation MD
FRIDAY EVENING MEDITATION with DR. PETE

continuing:  Friday evenings 6:30-7:30 PM
March 4, 11

 
WEDNESDAY NIGHT WELLNESS HOUR with DR. PETE

continuing2nd Wednesday of the month 6:30-7:30 PM
March 9th



Friday Evening Meditation:  Everyone is welcome!  Each Friday evening meditation class is open to people with all levels of experience... The perfect end to your stressful week, and a blissful beginning to your weekend...

Dr. Pete's Wednesday Wellness Hour will focus on a different topic each session.  After sharing his thoughts on the chosen topic (stress, Integrative care, meditation techniques), the focus will then move to a Question & Answer format.  All are welcome.
Suggested donation $10.


Join Dr. Pete for Wednesday Night Wellness Hour or Friday Evening Meditation!
Location:   IIM 205 Townepark Circle, Suite 100, Louisville, KY  40243
Cost:   Donations gratefully accepted... but not necessary to join in.
Contact:   Peter Buecker, MD  502.689.1949   DrPete@Meditationmd.com
JOIN IN!
Feldenkrais "Awareness Through Movement"
with Dorothy Henning,
Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner

Fridays ~ 10:30-11:30 AM

February 19, 26 & March 4, 11, 18, 25
 
Plus! Special Feldenkrais Playshop - Feb. 29th 6:30-8:00 PM
Get Up! Stand Up! For Your Upright Posture


Improve your posture... Move more easily...Relieve chronic pain...Manage stress.

Please join us as we continue to discover how to move more easily and know ourselves better!  The power of The Feldenkrais Method lies in its ability to access your brain's innate potential to change and improve.  By exploring through these gentle easy-to-do exercises, you will sharpen your 'body sense' and reawaken the pleasure and ease of moving!  After class, some things participants have said are... that they feel free in their joints, more stable and balanced, that they stand taller, are more calm and focused, and that chronic pain seems to have melted away.  One participant said: "I have a herniated disc, but since I have been taking Dorothy's Awareness Through Movement classes, I have no lower back pain at all!  And I can sit cross legged tailor fashion for the first time since my knee replacement 7 years ago!
Come join us anytime - each class can be taken independently!  No experience necessary. 
Feldenkrais is for EVERY
BODY, young and old alike!


Join Dorothy for Feldenkrais "Awareness Through Movement" at IIM
-Try first class FREE!

Location:  IIM - 205 Townepark Circle, Suite 100,Louisville, KY  40243
Bring:  yourself and an exercise mat
Contact:  contact@dorothyhenning.com  502.240.7057 
Facebook: Feldenkrais Method of Somatic Education Practitioner
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Yamuna Body Rolling
with Melanie Tinsley,
RN, BS, Certified Yamuna Instructor
Appointments available in the months of

FEBRUARY & MARCH



The practice of Yamuna is a great way to begin listening to your body.  It is a stress free way to start positive dialog between your mind and your body, increasing your body awareness and sustainability.  Using specially designed Yamuna balls you can find relief from pain...
and the hope and possibility of healing while lessening the wear and tear on the body and promoting sustainability.  Learn more about Yamuna:   www.yamunausa.com

Join Melanie for Yamuna Body Rolling at IIM

Location:   IIM 205 Townepark Circle, Suite 100, Louisville, KY  40243
Contact:   Melanie Tinsley  502.419.6170
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Metaphysical/Meditation Class
with Victoria Hayden
Monday, March 14th
6:30-8:30 PM

Continuing 2016:  April 11, May 9, (off June, July),
Aug 8, Sept 12, Oct 10, Nov 14, Dec 12


Join Victoria Hayden on the 2nd Monday of the month.  These classes will help you to learn how to work with energy, develop your spiritual awareness, to let go of stress and worry, and to find your path in life.  Victoria studied metaphysics under the guidance of Rev. Ann Lawes & Rev. Jessie Morgan for over 25 years, holds certification in Reiki I & II, and has been doing clarvoyant readings for 25 years. 
All are welcomed.



Join Victoria for Metaphysical/Meditation class at IIM
Cost:  All are welcomed.  $10 - love donation.
Contact:
  for more information, please email Victoria Hayden  vlhayden1@gmail.com
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Holistic Health Coach, Nutrition Counseling, Massage Therapy, Healing Touch 
Betty Greaver, RN - Healing Health Concepts

~ specializing in Touch, Health and Wellness
Appointments available in the months of FEBRUARY & MARCH



INTRODUCTORY SPECIAL:  Would you like to Experience Healing Touch?
Call Betty to learn about Healing Touch and why you should have a free session. 
Healing Touch is a non-invasive, relaxing bodywork.  Research shows that Healing Touch facilitates the relaxation response and can enhance the healing process.  Good for chronic back pain, headaches, recovery from anesthesia or other drugs, stimulating immune system and more.

Coming in March:  Betty Greaver, RN, Holistic Health Coach will speak about nutrition and sugar in March...Sugar Blues!  Look for the date and time in upcoming newsletters.
 
Join Betty for Healing Touch Sessions at IIM
Location:
  IIM 205 Townespark Circle, Suite 100, Louisville, KY  40243
For a FREE Session, Contact:   Betty Greaver bgreaver@gmail.com  502.295.6251
JOIN IN!
Join the KYANA Holistic Nurses
Become one of this strong community of Holistic Healers in the Kentuckiana area!
'What is Holistic Nursing?' 
Holistic Nursing is all nursing practice that has healing the whole person as its goal - body, mind, spirit, and emotion.

A holistic nurse often integrates alternative practices with conventional healthcare.  Holistic nurses view healing as a therapeutic partnership with the people in their care.

Next KYANA membership meeting:  February 16th, 2016  6:00-8:00 PM

New format!:  We will be discussing "It's all about resilience" article from the December 2015 AHNA Beginnings magazine from 6-7, and will have a networking/share session from 7-8.  Please join us even if you haven't reviewed the article as you will still be able to participate and bring insight to the discussion.  Look forward to seeing you all! 
With gratitude ~ Tiffany Hubbard, KHNA Chapter Leader

Location:  Crescent Hill United Methodist Church, 201 S. Peterson Avenue, Louisville, 40206 (use the side entrance - the first red door that faces Peterson)


Join KHNA for meetings or classes

Contact:  For more information on KHNA mission, membership, events, and more, check out this link to their new website:  www.khna.net
CHECK OUT THESE EDUCATIONAL OFFERINGS IN OUR COMMUNITY & BEYOND! 
FEBRUARY - MARCH 2016
IN OUR COMMUNITY ~ AND BEYOND!
National Heart Health Month
Get Your Red On! and help raise awareness about this deadliest disease among women...

""The American Heart Association encourages people to wear red in order to help raise awareness about this deadliest disease among women.  Heart disease can include risk factors such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure and obesity."

Find out more:   
www.Heart.org
IN OUR COMMUNITY ~ AND BEYOND!
Organic Association of Kentucky
2016 Annual Conference
March 4th-5th ~ Shepherdsville, KY

"The 2016 conference offers something for everyone (including Kim Evans as a featured guest speaker!):


* the hows and whys of an organic diet

*  diet/health transformations
*  the truth about good fats/bad fats in animal products
*  ethical meat eating
*  building a monarch way station
*  fermented foods
*  school garden success through winter
*  cooking garden-centric meals
*  meet organic farmers who deliver CSA's to Louisville and Lexington
*  organic lunch and dinner!"

"2016 Conference tracks include livestock, dairy, produce, and soil.  Seminars include information for new and beginning farmers, no-till organic methods, using forage to increase profits, growing organic blueberries, homesteading, health and wellness, accessing organic markets."
Learn more about the conference, lodging, and registration at: 
www.oak-ky.org
IN OUR COMMUNITY!
Global Human Project  introducing...
LIPA ~
Louisville Integrative Practitioners Association
 
February 27th, 2016 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
at The Loft

"Join us on Saturday, February 27, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at The Loft (107 Crescent Ave) for an initial gathering of those interested in forming an integrative practitioners association."

"LIPA will support professionals who use integral approaches and methodologies in their practice to promote personal wholeness, organizational health, and dynamic social change, including but not limited to business leaders, city planners, consultants, counselors, clergy, doctors, educators, nurses, non-profit directors, personal coaches, social workers, spiritual directors, and therapists."

"We define an integrative practitioner as anyone who uses integrative theory and methods as a basis for their work and seeks collaboration across a variety of disciplines.  In short, those who seek to engage and support human flourishing through engaging the mind, body, soul, and spirit in self, nature, and culture.  By definition, integrative practitioners delve deeply into their specific disciplines while seeking to include and be in conversation with as many different schools of thought, disciplines of study, and modalities of practice as possible."

"The association will support practitioners through providing opportunities for integral practice, professional development, collective learning, collegial support, and collaborative advocacy."


The Global Human Project explores the extraordinary potential that exists in all people -
as individuals and together as a human family. 

Learn more about Global Human Project:   www.globalhumanproject.net

IN OUR COMMUNITY!
Mindfulness Makes Therapy Come Alive!
An Introduction to the Hakomi Method
12 CE's NASW; 13.2 Nursing Contact hours


February 27-28, 2016

Saturday, Feb 27:  10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Sunday, Feb 28:  10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

A workshop for psychotherapists, social workers, chaplains, counselors, healthcare professionals, healing arts practitioners, students in these fields, and individuals seeking to experience the Hakomi Method.

Integrating Mindfulness and Loving Presence into the therapeutic process creates the optimum healing environment.  Both therapists and clients feel empowered by focusing their awareness on direct experience in the present moment.  Creating deep safety encourages the cooperation of the unconscious and increases access to insight and inner resources necessary for healing and growth.  This workshop offers practical knowledge and dynamic exercises in mindful awareness of body sensations, thoughts, emotions, and core beliefs.  Together we will explore how to support our clients' ability to mindfully study the roots of their experience, to accept and embrace resistance, and to allow the organic healing process to progress.

CE Course Objectives:
* Learn the five foundational principles of The Hakomi Method:  Mindfulness, Unity, Organicity, Mind-Body Holism, and Non-Violence
* Gain basic skills for developing and sustaining Mindfulness
* Learn how to create little experiments in Mindfulness in order to foster self awareness
* Cultivate body-based awareness grounded in the present moment
* Practice effective methods to track a client's process
* Learn the importance of Loving Presence in the therapeutic relationship and how to employ it


Instructor:  Lois Luckett LCSW is a Certified Hakomi Teacher who has been in private practice for over 30 years.  She is on the meditation faculty at the Passionist Earth and Spirit Center where she leads the monthly mindful healing community. 

History  & Development of Hakomi Method: 
"The Hakomi Method of Experiential Psychotherapy was first created in the late 1970's by the internationally renowned therapist and author, Ron Kurtz.  In 1981, to fully develop the method and promote the teaching of Hakomi, Ron and a core group of therapists and educators founded the Hakomi Institute.  Learn more about the Institute at Hakomi.org

"Integrating scientific, psychological and spiritual sources, Hakomi has evolved into a complex and elegant form of psychotherapy and resource for personal growth that is highly effective with a wide range of populations.  The method draws from general systems theory and modern body-centered therapies including Gestalt, Psychomotor, Feldenkrais, Focusing, Ericksonian Hypnosis, Neurolinguistic Programming, and the work of Wilhelm Reich and Alexander Lowen.  Core concepts of gentleness, nonviolence, compassion, and mindfulness evolved from Buddhism and Taoism.  Yet at its most basic level, Hakomi is the therapeutic expression of a specific set of Principles:  Mindfulness, Nonviolence, Unity, Organicity and Mind-Body Integration, and these tenets inform every aspect of the work.

Class cost & location:  This workshop will be held at the Passionist Earth and Spirit Center, 924 Newburg Road, Louisville, Kentucky.  Cost:  $225 received by 1/30; $275 after 1/30.  $25 additional CE fee (bring $25 check to workshop)

Find out more:  Daniel Lally, Organizer  502.694.0213  louisvillehakomi@gmail.com
Register online:  www.LouisvilleHakomi.com

IN OUR COMMUNITY!
Medical Qigong Classes with Beverly Byrum, RN
Mondays 10-11:30 AM/ 2-3:30 PM
Location:  Heuser Hearing Institute
Medical Qigong ~
Improve health & balance - Increase strength, flexibility & concentration

What is it?  
"Qigong has been described as moving meditation.  Unlike some practices, healing effects may be felt soon after beginning consistent practice."
Who can do it?  "Suitable for all ages and fitness levels... can be challenging or easy depending on students' abilities.  Excellent for elderly, handicapped, and those whose fitness level is low.  Healthy people can increase relaxation and flexibility, and help prevent problems before they get established."
How is it done?  "Qigong can be done standing, sitting, or lying down.  Involves slow movements and visualization.  No special clothing or equipment needed."

Teacher:  Beverly Byrum, RN
Certified Chi Lel Qigong Instructor
Certificate in Neiyanggong Medical Qigong from Medical Qigong Training Base of State, Medical Management Bureau, Peoples' Republic of China
Student of Ooi Kean Hin in Qigong Therapist program from Island Zhineng Qigong Centre, Penang, Malaysia

Class times, cost & location:  Beverly Byrum's Qigong classes are held on Mondays 10-11:30 AM in the St. Matthews Heuser Hearing Institute location (3900 S. Dupont Square), and Mondays 2-3:30 PM at the Heuser Hearing Institute, 117 E. Kentucky Street.  $12 per class. Enroll at any time!

Find out more:  Beverly Byrum 502.897.6236  bhbyrum@twc.com
www.chilil.com   www.medicinebeginswithme.com

HOPE TO SEE YOU THIS MONTH!
FEBRUARY - MARCH 2016

  Listen and Lead with your Heart!


"Remember the feeling as a child when you woke up and morning smiled?  It's time you felt like that again."
                                          ~ Taj Mahal




Let us know if we may help you to celebrate "Listening and Leading with your Heart!"      ~ The Team at IIM

Regards,
Kim Evans and the Practitioners at IIM
Institute for Integrative Medicine
205 Townepark Circle, Suite 100, Louisville, KY  40253
502.253.4554  or info@integrativemedicine4u.com
Website:  www.integrativemedicine4u.com



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